Maptek recently released Evolution 5.1, an intelligent mine scheduling optimization package. According to the developer, the computational power of the software is unparalleled in the scheduling arena and is underpinned by a drive to provide innovative solutions to current and prospective scheduling problems.
The latest release features updates to enhance medium, long term and strategic life-of-mine scheduling, reducing operating costs and maximizing deposit value.
A multi-objective optimization algorithm introduced into Evolution Origin for scheduling with blocks has been expanded to handle scheduling with solids. Users can now optimize with solids on NPV and blending, comparing multiple conflicting objectives to define a range of practical solutions for consideration.