GroundHog Short Interval Control

Get more tonnes to stockpiles, faster and safer.

Get more tonnes to from face-to-stockpiles by connecting people, equipment and sensors throughout your mine and mill. Because providing on-demand access to critical information is required to make data driven decisions at the face to sustain maximum mining intensity, safely.

Mines use GroundHog to implement Short Interval Control

Who Uses GroundHog SIC?

Production Planners

Who need to make plan production across multiple shifts to meet a mine’s weekly and montly production targets by maximining face, equipment, and personnel utilization, safely.

Superintendents, Foremen

Who need to make in-shift adjustments to the production plan when faced with production downs and delays, and by constantly keeping a pulse on all active mining activities at the mine.

Miners

Who need to have all the information they need, including cut-sheets, drill plans, bolting standards, active mucking locations, etc. so they can advance the face faster, and move more tonnes to surface, safer.

Easily create shift baselines by prioritizing headings and tasks and optimize resource allocation.

Production planners use GroundHog SIC to plan the upcoming shift by taking into account long range plans, backlogs from previous shifts, and ongoing downs-and-delays to plan and prioritize production activity to meet tonnage, grade, and advance rate goals.

GroundHog’s Artificial Intelligence based scheduler also auto-allocates tasks to operators and equipment based on crew badge-ins.

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Provide all necessary and timely information a miner needs to perform tasks, safely and effectively.

Operators always have access to the tasks they need to perform, where, using what equipment and how. Each miner has a prioritized list of tasks, with mine maps, cut-sheets, drill patterns, bolting standards, and any other supervisor notes to perform their job safely and effectively.

Operators also send and get regular task updates throughout the shift.

Monitor production losses and make in-shift adjustments to schedule to minimize variance

Supervisors and OpsCenter managers continuously monitor mining intensity and production progress and get alerted of downs and delays that lead to production losses. They can make in-shift adjustments to task allocations and prioritize addressing downs and delays so the crew can still meet shift production goals.

Supervisors review and sign-off on shift-log so the next shift has necessary information to address backlog.

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