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Introducing improved mine scheduling software

Support for stratigraphic models in latest MineSight Schedule Optimizer

TUCSON, ARIZONA, AUGUST 15, 2016 – Hexagon Mining today releases major improvements to MineSight Schedule Optimizer (MSSO) in Version 9.6.

Part of Hexagon Mining‘s MineSight Planning Suite, MSSO determines the most productive cut mining sequence to achieve the highest project profitability. This versatile scheduling tool satisfies a variety of project quality, quantity, market, and geotechical constraints, as well as destination capacities, equipment resources, and economic parameters. Advanced integer programming engines are used to solve blending and scheduling problems.

Version 9.6 now fully supports stratigraphic models, also known as Gridded Seam Models (GSM). GSMs are most commonly used for flat-lying deposits and metal vein deposits. Mining geometries (polygones or solids) can be imported into MSSO either from MineSight 3D viewer or from an existing MineSight Planner project. Through integration with MineSight Reserve, reserves associated with the geometries along with a list of mining seams available in the GSM are used for proper reserve allocation. Version 9.6 introduces cashflow constraints, allowing you to define cashflow limits. It also allows for customized benching with options for defining elevation range for polygonal geometries. Other highlights include:

  • Advanced constraints relaxation
  • Fixed cost by phase and destination
  • Ability to export cut geometry to MineSight 3D (MS3D) objects and MS3D End-of-Period tool
  • Speed improvements for reserves calculation

“These latest improvements build on MSSO’s reputation for empowering mine engineers to generate the most operational mining schedules,” said MSSO Product Manager, Samira Kalantari. “Recent enhancements for stratiform models make MSSO a formidable mine planning and scheduling product for all different types of mines and deposits.”

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About Hexagon Mining

Hexagon Mining is the only company to solve surface and underground challenges with proven technologies for planning, operations, and safety. We bring surveying, design, fleet management, production optimization, and collision avoidance together in a life-of-mine solution that connects people and processes. Our customers are safer, more productive, and can make sense of their data.

Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, with offices worldwide, Hexagon Mining is shaping smart change by helping to connect all parts of a mine with technologies that make sense of data in real time. We deliver technology, service, and support. Learn more at and follow us @HexagonMining.

Mining is part of Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B;, a leading global provider of information technologies that drive quality and productivity across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications.

For further information
Neville Judd
Communications Director, 
Hexagon Mining 
+ 1.604.505.6154 

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