Material Handling Model

Track and Predict Metallurgical & Physical Properties in Real-time

The Material Handling Model allows you to accurately track and predict both the metallurgical and physical properties of the material (Material Transport) and their effect on the process in real-time (Material Influence).

Made for Your Mining Challenges

Restricted View of Material Flow Across the Value Chain

Material and its properties are extremely difficult to track across the full mining value chain, resulting in high uncertainty of the plant feed.

This uncertainty is often the root cause of observed grade deviations and severely hampers the optimization of throughput and recovery.

How it Helps

Track, Simulate & Predict Material Flow

Our Material Handling Model tracks material flow and metallurgical & physical properties with associated uncertainty from the pit through the processing plant.

It provides real-time information including material provenance and predictions of when material will arrive at a particular point. The model also tracks and predicts the effect of the incoming material on processes in real-time.

The flow of material can be simulated to indicate the material properties that will arrive at processes of interest in the future, allowing pre-emptive action to be taken to improve processing efficiency.

What you Get

Optimized Decision-Making at Each Stage of the Value Chain

Increase your ability to adapt each circuit empowered by the knowledge of material properties in advance and predicted influence on performance.

Gain greater transparency and root cause analysis of deviations to plan with improved reconciliation.

Ensures continuous oversight of energy consumption, water usage, CO2 emissions within processes, and verifies material provenance throughout the supply chain.

Material Handling Model in Action

The Material Handling Model has been developed and refined over several years at multiple customer sites, creating an ‘out-of-the-box’ product that can be rapidly deployed to deliver value within weeks.

”Now we have a far better reconciliation process because we know exactly the material movement across the mine”

Los Bronces

Lead Geologist, Anglo-American


increase in the number of new and available data points

Discover how the Material Handling Model can be applied to your operation

Mine to Market: Value Chain Optimization

The Material Handling model connects our applications to drive even greater efficiency.

Our process optimization apps can be deployed on a specific process bottleneck or expanded across the entire value chain.

They are powered by our Scientific AI Decision Intelligence Platform,

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Stockpile & Inventory Optimization

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Grinding Optimization

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Thickener Optimization

Flotation Circuit

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Solvent Extraction Optimization App

Solvent Extraction (SX) Optimization

Leaching Optimization App

Leaching Optimization