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Introducing MSSO Version 9.3


TUCSON, ARIZONA, DECEMBER 18, 2015 – Block model scheduling is now a part of MineSight Schedule Optimizer, (MSSO) following today’s release of MSSO Version 9.3 by Hexagon Mining. MineSight is Hexagon Mining’s comprehensive modeling and mine planning software platform. MSSO is the go-to product for short, medium, and long-term planning. It determines the most productive cut mining sequence to achieve the highest project profitability, and then generates practical schedules.

Block model scheduling allows you to import a range of blocks from a block model, and aggregate the blocks into full-bench scheduling units or smaller scheduling units by defining the number of blocks in each direction. Planners can generate schedules by importing blocks from the model and obtain a more accurate cycle time from a block to each destination. Scheduling results can be written back to the block model for validation and downstream production scheduling and operations. 

Version 9.3 includes a standalone package option, which includes a MineSight Project Viewer for you to visualize the geometries and scheduling results, and select or digitize a ramp, lead line, road, and point, etc. 

Today’s release follows closely on the heels of Version 9.2, which allows you to specify the period availability of haulage roads. If a road becomes unavailable in a period, the scheduler will automatically pick another road that leads to the optimal schedule. Version 9.2 allows you to define variable wait, spot, and dump time by destinations to consider the different geometric condition of each destination.

End of Period (EOP) maps can be generated for pits and dumps in Version 9.2. EOP maps include surfaces and/or solids (incremental or aggregated by period). Other improvements in 9.2 include Item Weighted Average (IWA), full report templates, and more accurate in-pit haul path cycle time calculation. 

In response to customer feedback, Hexagon Mining delivered 10 releases of MineSight Schedule Optimizer in 2015, with about 30 new features. 2016 promises to be just as busy!

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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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