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Atlas Copco optimises underground loading

Atlas Copco has launched a new digital tool – Loading Optimiser - to help contractors choose the right loading solution for tunnels and mines.

According to Atlas Copco, mucking out is often a case of trial and error in which different solutions are tried and tested at the worksite until the most suitable one is found. The company claims that its new tool helps avoid this costly and time-consuming process.

The Loading Optimiser allows various methods and types of equipment to be evaluated in relation to key parameters from the worksite and then identifies the most favourable option.

“This means that key factors such as methods, equipment specifications, the type of ventilation system, and other factors can be combined evaluated in variety of ways,” said Atlas Copco global projects manager Johannes Hansson. “This is a huge advantage because it enables you to clearly see the impact of these variations on efficiency, productivity and costs.

“In this context, one of the most crucial parameters is the ventilation arrangement. The dimensions of a tunnel or drift, the space required in the roof for ducting and the area that is left for equipment is not an easy equation.

“Loading Optimiser takes care of all that by synchronizing the data with our Serpent ventilation system to get just the right balance. The tool also simulates alternative solutions on screen and shows how these will impact on efficiency and productivity.”

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