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APR-JUN 2019

The ASIA Miner - Reporting Important Issues to Mining Companies in the Asia Pacific Region

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the asia miner • volume 16 • issue 2 66 PRODUCT NEWS Collaboraঞon between two leading mining so[ware providers, MICROMINE and IMDEX, has brought together detailed geoscience analyঞcs with sophisঞcated 3D modelling and mine design so[ware to enhance the geological modelling workflow. MICROMINE worked with its industry peer for several months to integrate output from IMDEX's ioGAS soluঞon into the next major release of its 3D modelling and mine design so[ware – Micromine 2020 – which will be launched later this year. The collaboraঞon means geoscienঞsts will be able to directly import ioGAS (.gas) files into Micromine 2020 so[ware to map and model geological domains. Micromine Product Strategy Manager Mark Gabbitus said the ability to import the files and related geological and geochemical interpretaঞve analysis into Micromine 2020 was a boon for both companies and their thousands of global so[ware users. "MICROMINE and IMDEX recognise it's in everyone's interests to enable the efficient transfer of data between packages," he said. "Integraঞng so[ware with third-party systems like ioGAS not only makes our client's jobs easier but advances the industry, which MICROMINE values as a thought-leader in the METS sector." While Micromine 2020 is sঞll under development, Mr Gabbitus confirmed some of the key features that would integrate with ioGAS included in-built ioGAS symbol library so that data imported into Micromine looks exactly as it did in ioGAS; downhole data that can brought from an ioGAS .gas file directly into Micromine as points where aributes can be modelled or displayed alongside geological logging to validate boundaries and contacts; and downhole data displays that effecঞvely show how geochemical properঞes differ between logged geological units. In Micromine 2020, drillhole traces can be easily created from downhole points contained in an ioGAS .gas file,this data is then saved as a drillhole database in Micromine. With over ten years of development, IMDEX's ioGAS so[ware has resulted in opঞmised workflows and easy to use tools that incorporate industry best pracঞse in interpreঞve techniques. The exploratory data analysis so[ware offers detecঞon of paerns, anomalies and relaঞonships in your geoscience data. With over 350 commercial clients and 20 government organisaঞon users, ioGAS has established itself as a global market leader. Seamless ioGAS integration just the start for Micromine 2020 With digitalisaঞon at its heart, ABB Ability™ MineOpঞmize connects all electrificaঞon, automaঞon and digital offerings to opঞmise all stages in the lifecycle – from design and build to operaঞon and service – of any open pit or underground mine and minerals processing plant. ABB Ability™ MineOpঞmize is an innovaঞve, comprehensive porolio of opঞmised electrificaঞon, drives and automaঞon soluঞons, opঞmised engineering, digital applicaঞons and collaboraঞve services. It combines in- depth sector knowledge, leading edge technology and global and local project management, engineering and digital transformaঞon experঞse developed by ABB over 60 years of working with the mining and minerals industry at every stage of the mining cycle. ABB Ability™ MineOpঞmize comprises a suite of digitally connected products, services and soluঞons, which include state-of-the-art digital technologies for remote services, predicঞve maintenance tools as well as soluঞons for upgrades and retrofits. Advanced applicaঞon libraries, so[ware soluঞons and digital plaorms reduce process complexity, promote safe and secure producঞon and lower lifeঞme operaঞng costs. By ensuring that the right people have the right informaঞon at the right ঞme and from anywhere, ABB Ability™ MineOpঞmize digital applicaঞons enable mine operators to maximise reliability, safety, producঞvity and energy efficiency while opঞmising planning and visibility across operaঞons and the enঞre enterprise. "Opঞmisaঞon of mining and mineral processing operaঞons in order to improve producঞvity, reduce downঞme and protect workforce and the environment is essenঞal and an important factor in being compeঞঞve in the market," said Marঞn Knabenhans, head of product management for ABB's Process Industries business unit. "The ABB Ability™ MineOpঞmise porolio offers open, digitally connected mining applicaঞons for unmatched operaঞon, maintenance, process and producঞon performance. As digital transformaঞon partner ABB Ability™ MineOpঞmize enables IT/OT integraঞon for some of the world's most cost-effecঞve mines." The new ABB Ability™ MineOpঞmize digital applicaঞons complement electrificaঞon and automaঞon soluঞons and dedicated mining systems for hoists, gearless or ring geared mill drives and material handling which can be applied in the building or revamping of a mine. They will also sit alongside collaboraঞve remote assistance, availability, performance and quality services. ABB Digital industries launches ABB Ability™ MineOpmize ABB Ability™ MineOptimize to realise the world's most efficient mines

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