RungePincockMinarco (RPM) announces the launch of SIMULATE – a powerful, user-friendly and intuitive enterprise simulation product for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).
Equipment simulation software is deeply engrained in RPM’s history with TALPAC, its first mining simulation product (which simulates a truck and loader fleet traveling over a haul route), being launched over 30 years ago. TALPAC rapidly became and remains the mining industry’s leading independent haulage and loading productivity simulator.
TALPAC includes a comprehensive equipment database of trucks, loaders, scrapers and underground equipment including more than 500 trucks and 400 loaders and is updated directly from the OEMs. This independent equipment database has seen TALPAC become the go-to tool for comparison of mining equipment available on the market today.
In the years following the release of TALPAC, RPM expanded its simulation offering with the release of DRAGSIM (a Dragline simulation product), Underground Coal TALPAC (a Longwall simulation product) and HAULNET (a Haul Route simulation product) which were all readily embraced by the mining industry.
In 2014, HAULSIM (a true 3D Discrete Event Simulation product which simulates equipment interactions and infrastructure as well as the traditional haul cycle), was unveiled to the market. Quickly, it too has become the industry standard with companies such as Rio Tinto, Anglo America, Modular Mining, Glencore, Newcrest and Iluka all using HAULSIM at their operations.
Early this year, RPM began working with one of the world’s largest OEMs to build an enterprise simulation platform. The platform enables the OEM to model complex, 3D mining environments using their own mining equipment. This OEM has now purchased SIMULATE and intends to roll the product out to its global dealer network.
SIMULATE incorporates essential features from TALPAC, HAULNET and HAULSIM into a single, highly visual and enterprise-enabled application. With enterprise integration, SIMULATE is a fully integrated, seamless 3D simulation solution specifically designed for OEMs.
Optimization of haulage systems through informed equipment decisions is paramount to increasing the economic efficiency of mining operations. SIMULATE enables OEMs to use their customer’s data to rapidly model their entire mining operations and then accurately demonstrate the resulting financial value their equipment and services can provide.
Commenting on the release of SIMULATE, RPM’s CEO Richard Mathews says, “SIMULATE has been designed to provide OEMs with a platform for providing accurate, sustainable, and productive equipment solutions for their clients. SIMULATE will enable OEMs to provide their existing and prospective clients with a complete solution which provides a step change in operational performance. We believe a 'white labelled'
SIMULATE will become the sales tools of choice for the world’s major OEMs.”