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3/27/2018

Wenco Mine Performance Suite 6 reimagines dispatching, analytics, and total mine performance

RICHMOND, BC, CANADA (March 27, 2018) — Wenco International Mining Systems is pleased to announce the release of Wenco Mine Performance Suite 6. The culmination of several years of research and development, the sixth version of the Wenco Mine Performance Suite pushes the boundaries of mine software. It moves Wenco beyond traditional dispatch systems, incorporating user interface enhancements and across-the-suite integration for improved insights, safety and performance.

System 6 builds on Wenco’s 30-year history in mining systems with several step-changes to its suite of solutions. This version includes a complete reimagining of flagship Wencomine Fleet Management System that enable customers to gain even more performance from every shift. Expanded data exchange and interoperability across the Wenco suite – including machine guidance, collision avoidance, maintenance, and business intelligence offerings – empower customers to leverage their data to extract even more value from their mines.

New Powerful and Intuitive Dispatch Interface
Revolutionary changes in the user interface -- such as tight integration of the maps and dispatch interfaces and a complete redesign for the automated dispatch configuration -- provide dispatchers a more efficient and intuitive way to monitor and interact with their mobile fleet.

“We have received great feedback from our beta site users which indicated this was a major step forward towards improving efficiency and reducing pressure on dispatchers.”
- Andrea Blazenko, Product Manager, Wencomine Fleet Management

Automated Dispatch Optimization, Made Easy
Taking Wenco’s pioneering innovations in dispatch automation a step further, the Wencomine Dynamic Dispatch is now configured by a new user-friendly visual production planning interface. Users see a complete visual overview of shovels and their assigned truck groupings as well as dump sites. Users point-and-click to establish targets by tons-per-hour, utilization, and dump site targets by volume and grade or blend required. 

More Insight This Shift — and the Life of Your Mine
Wenco has focused extensive effort on offering mines more value and insight from data. System 6 helps dispatchers and managers gather more insights in real-time – and over the life of the mine – with improved dashboards, data cleansing, and business intelligence support.

New Wenco dashboards deliver real-time insights, displaying payload compliance percentage, wait times, bucket-by-bucket loading, hourly progress to production target, and more. These dashboards make it easy to identify and assist underperforming production before the shift is complete.

Extensive upgrades to haul cycle analytics give users and managers the confidence of knowing precisely how dispatch automation is performing independent of other factors, encouraging greater insight, confidence, and user adoption. Advanced data cleansing prepares data for storage, ensuring simplicity and clarity when building reports or connecting to business intelligence applications to extract broader insight.

The Future is Here — More Insight, More Predictable Performance
Leveraging its interoperability enhancements, the Wenco Mine Performance Suite 6 introduces two highly anticipated solutions:

- Avoca BI  — a powerful data warehousing and mine intelligence application
- ReadyLine — a predictive maintenance planning and condition monitoring solution

“Our customers are starting to look closer at how to unlock hidden value in data collected across their operations. There is also a tremendous opportunity with predictive maintenance solutions to significantly increase component life and prevent catastrophic failures for more predictable availability.”
- David Noble, Vice President, Research and Development

Learn more about Wencomine Fleet Management System 6 today: www.wencomine.com/system6/

About Wenco International Mining Systems Ltd.

For over 30 years, Wenco has developed technology solutions to help mining companies increase productivity. Wenco offers a suite of mine productivity solutions including Fleet Management, Asset Health, Proximity Detection, Mining Business Analytics & High Precision Machine Guidance Solutions.

Wenco works closely with customers to enable them to extract unrealized value from their operations and strives to be recognized as the industry leader for reliable solutions in mine safety, productivity, and efficiency.

A Hitachi company since 2009, Wenco is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Construction Machinery, with headquarters in Vancouver, Canada.

Wenco Mine Performance Suite System 6. The next step on the journey to helping mines realize previously unrealized value from operations data, tight interoperability and situational awareness, and making performance more predictable. www.wencomine.com