Maptek CaveLogic

Panel cave mine planning & scheduling

Incorporate all of your economic, geotechnical, operational parameters

Maptek CaveLogic allows engineers to more effectively plan and reduce the risk associated with panel caving while improving productivity.

Panel, or block caving, is widely considered the new frontier as mining operations naturally head underground. The method involves massive volumes of material and large investment.

Taking a strategic approach, CaveLogic targets the most cost effective underground mining method in a transparent, analytical way.

Analyse multiple scenarios

CaveLogic incorporates operational and geotechnical limitations and considers dilution by generating multiple scenarios for assessment. Results are readily visualised for determining sequencing and are auditable for confident decision support. The system functions directly with Maptek Vulcan mine planning systems.

CaveLogic quickly and easily simulates multiple scenarios for identifying the most economic and efficient option, even for the most complex projects. Dynamic analysis takes into account the economic environment and generates practical production plans.

Improve business outcomes

Projected promised economic value is associated with realistic plans, allowing operations to benefit from tighter integration between planning and operational phases.

Calculations are transparent. The planning engineer is in total control of tracking all of the variables and processes which leads to better strategies with direct implications for improving business outcomes.

CaveLogic is applicable to greenfield and brownfield projects. It can also guide management at open pit operations where feasibility studies are required to evaluate the transition to underground mining.

The CaveLogic Difference

  • Flexibility: Dynamic approach to project complexity and individual customer needs
  • Productivity: Multiple parameters handled when generating alternative scenarios for assessment
  • Auditability: Transparent calculations and auditability of results for confident decision support
  • Communication: Readily visualise results for sequencing confirmation
  • Automation: Streamlined process improves productivity, safety and efficiency
  • Integration: Link projected economic value with realistic production plans
  • Accountability: Comprehensive reporting for effective management of dynamic processes
  • Evaluation: Investigate relative feasibility of underground and open pit mining methods