SimSched DBS is a plugin software that uses innovative technology for Direct Block Scheduling. SimSched aims to maximize the Net Present Value (NPV) of a project deciding, based on an imported block model, which blocks will be mined, when, and to which destination they must be sent.
SimSched allows to define multiple processing plants, stockpiles and waste dumps, respecting their capacities. You can also set physical limits or force mining in certain regions by importing surfaces.
The following video shows an introduction to SimSched, approaching technical concepts from Engineering.
SimSched Pit Optimizer (SSPO) is the only tool on the market able to perform pit optimization, aiming to maximize the undiscounted cash flow and choosing, among multiple destinations, which one is the best. Because SSPO considers blocks' values to make this decision, cut-off grades are a dynamic consequence of the process.
SSPO Full is a commercial version of the same algorithm, which includes blending and other constraints, used to control deforestation areas, production by rock type, metal production, consumption of processing inputs, among others.
Differences in a nutshell!
The following table summarizes the comparison across all versions of SimSched, according to the features available for each version.