Modular Mining Systems, Inc., the global leader in the delivery of real-time computer-based mine management solutions for surface and underground mining operations, announced today one of the top multinational iron ore producers has chosen to implement Modular’s technologies at two of its mines near Belo Horizonte, Brazil, replacing their existing fleet management systems.
Modular’s DISPATCH® Fleet Management System (FMS) will optimize haulage operations on more than 100 trucks, 16 shovels, and numerous drills, loaders, dozers and auxiliary units across the two sites.
The mines have also chosen to implement multiple DISPATCH system add-on modules, including Speed Management, which helps improve operator safety, Fuel Service Management, and numerous other modules focused on optimizing operations and reducing costs. Wireless communications will be provided by Modular’s MasterLink® network.
Modular’s regional sales and support office, located in Belo Horizonte, has been delivering mine management systems to the Brazilian market since 1993. “Modular was selected based on extensive technical evaluations and feasibility studies which demonstrated not only the benefits from our DISPATCH system, but also the benefits of IntelliMine®, our suite of mine management solutions,” said Davi Freire, General Manager, Modular Brazil.
The products in the IntelliMine suite address the key areas of operations, maintenance, telemetry and high precision machine guidance, and operator safety. “Our primary goal is to maximize efficiency for our clients’ specific needs, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to help these two mines improve their operations,” Freire added.
The systems are expected to be in operation in early 2015.
Founded in 1979, Modular Mining Systems, Inc. is the market-leading provider of powerful information management solutions that meet the needs of both surface and underground mining operations, worldwide. Modular is committed to delivering state-of-the-art mine management technologies in the areas of production, machine guidance, equipment health, and operator safety. Globally, the company employs more than 600 employees in 11 offices on six continents. Modular technologies have been deployed at over 240 mines, including 18 of the 20 largest mines in the world.