Jblend is an optional addition to Joptimizer and addresses the need to reduce cost and increase mineral recoveries. Jblend helps clients reduce grade variances and meet processing plant expectations for quality and quantity. It fulfills customer expectations when choosing blending material. Coal mines often blend different coal qualities to produce the final product. Jblend helps avoid the lost potential of delivering lower mineral quality in the final product.
Jblend allows optimized blending of material feed into a stockpile or crusher, based on grade and a user-selected tonnage. Jblend can be configured in two different blending modes: Blend by components (based on material qualities) or blend by category (based on batches of material weight). Joptimizer's Linear Programming solution enforces these blending constraints to control the quality of material produced at specific dumps or crushers.