Micromine has launched Pitram 2015 Version 4.6, a new underground fleet management and mine control solution.
Pitram 4.6 includes many new and enhanced features which have been designed to further assist both surface and underground operations to reduce costs, increase productivity and improve safety.
Pitram is now able to generate measure events from drilhole data which obtained directly from the mobile device fitted to the drill rig. As these files are loaded, Pitram Mobile generates a series of events that reflect the initial design data. The drill data file is subsequently updated when drilling is undertaken. In the case of a Carlson drill rig, a .drl file is created which contains design information plus the actuals recorded during drilling.
Micromine’s chief operations officer, Michael Layng, says: “Pitram Mobile is able to detect these file updates and generate further measure events, length drilled, penetration for the holes drilled for real time accuracy.”
In Data Acquisition, when a fired cut is entered against a location, the cut length is now derived directly from the jumbo that drilled the cut. The Location Measures dialogue within Pitram, has been enhanced to support the recording of “metres advanced” derived from the drilled metres at a location. A location status column has been added, including the ability to define a colour for each status for ease and simplicity of use, in addition a last recorded measure column has been added which is populated directly from the Business Model Server (BMS) without the need to access the Reporting database for added efficiency.
A reversing camera and wiring harness is now available as an option. The camera image is displayed on the screen of the TREK-773 in place of the Pitram Mobile screen graphics. The camera image can be displayed automatically when reverse gear is selected, or manually selected at any time by the vehicle operator pressing a function key to increase safety throughout the mine site.
The camera has mirror and normal image modes; mirror mode should be used for a rear facing camera and in mirror mode the screen image will have the same orientation as seen when looking in a conventional reversing mirror. Normal mode should be used for a front facing camera.
“The reversing camera has a built-in infrared illuminator and ambient light sensor. The illuminator turns on automatically in dark conditions and the infrared light is not visible to the human eye but is easily picked up by the camera which add an extra level of safety” adds Layng.
Pitram can be configured to the exact needs of any operation at any stage of the mining process. A variety of data capture and integration methods allow the solution to operate with or without a central control room.
Pitram is an essential and proven system for management and process improvement of mine sites. Pitram can be used to record, manage and process mine site data related to equipment, personnel, locations and materials, providing a comprehensive view of a mine’s activity and enabling fast and informed decision making.