End of the Vth VG KARIER users conference

16 April 2014

The Vth VG KARIER system users conference ended 10th of April. This year the conference was attended by the specialists from twenty largest mining companies: SUEK, Metalloinvest, EuroChem and others, as well as by VIST Group partners: SAP, Reutech Mining, Orlaco, BelAZ.

On the opening day Vladimirov Dmitry (head of the VIST Group company), Stagurova Olga (head of the Dassault System Geovia Rus) and Loran Valroff (head of Dassault Systemes in Russia and CIS) gave a welcoming speech and the first section of reports begun. The program this year was pretty busy: more than forty specialists’ presentations on a variety of topics related to fleet management system (FMS) VG KARIER had been planned for the following two days.

The first section was dedicated to modern information systems, the trends in FMS development and to the VG KARIER system, some of its functions: drilling and blasting operations optimization, quality management, and also possibility of integration of dispatch (fleet management) and geological systems.

After the first coffee break it was our partners’ turn to present their solutions: SAP experts presented a Digital mining enterprise – a joint product of SAP and VIST Group (their display stand aroused a keen interest among the guests), and also about the application of predictive analytics methods for equipment operation and maintenance optimization; the representative of the Reutech Mining company (South Africa) made a presentation on the slope stability monitoring systems and benefits of MSR radars – his presentation attracted miners and geologists interest.

The final section included BelAZ representatives presentation, who told about the diagnostics system for the BelAZ dump truck, as well as the reports of VIST Group systems users: their presentation was about an implementation of the systems in SUEK, Kovdorskiy GOK and Mejdurechye enterprises.

The second day of the conference (9th of April) was also busy: more than fifteen presentations on various products and modules of VG KARIER, Tamtron weighing devices, Orlaco vision solutions were awaiting the guests. After the lunch the speakers turned to the nearest future: they spoke about Intelligent Mine project – the project of robotized mine – and about the future allocation of the VG KARIER system and VIST Group’s international projects development.

Summing up the conference, industry experts, representatives of mining companies and VIST Group specialists agreed, that FMS is one of the key tools of modern mining enterprise. Systems’ role can not be underestimated, as the use of modern FMS strongly affects the efficiency of a mining enterprise and productivity of mining equipment.

It is really important for our company that our guests had the opportunity to communicate directly, meet the leading specialists, developers and mining industry experts within the conference. The representatives of a mining industry learned about the FMS for open-pit mines development, about the Intelligent Mine project evolution, about the VIST Group’s plans of entering international markets and future allocation of our systems. And we received some comments and opinions about our products!

Thanks to all the participants, we will be happy to see you again!

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