Modular Mining Systems’ DISPATCH Fleet Management System Commissioned at Copper Mountain Mine
TUCSON, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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 the successful commissioning of Modular’s DISPATCH® Fleet Management System (FMS) at the Copper Mountain Mine in southern British Columbia, Canada.
“Many mines do not consider the purchase of a fleet management system as a capital savings during an expansion plan”
The 18,000 acre site is designed to operate 24 hours a day, 365 days per year, with a mine rate of 175,000 tonnes per day (TPD). Implementation of Modular’s DISPATCH FMS will enable the mine to optimize production from their fleet of 21 haul trucks and 4 loading units.
Don Strickland, VP Operations at Copper Mountain, cited Modular’s experience as being a key factor in the decision-making process. “We are excited about utilizing this system to capture production improvement opportunities.”
Fleet management systems allow mines to maximize production, minimize risk and reduce the overall fleet operating cost. “Many mines do not consider the purchase of a fleet management system as a capital savings during an expansion plan,” said Greg Lanz, General Manager North America, at Modular. “Our primary goal is to help Copper Mountain meet or exceed their production goals as an alternative to simply adding haulage capacity.”
Copper Mountain’s production facility commenced operations in 2011 and currently has a 17+ year expected lifespan.
About Copper Mountain Mining Corporation
Copper Mountain Mining Corporation is a Canadian based, high growth mining company focused on adding value through successful exploration, project development, efficient operations, and opportunistic acquisitions. For more information, visit: www.cumtn.com.
About Modular Mining Systems, Inc.
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. For more information, visit: www.modularmining.com.