A study of the impacts on ore transfer via gantry cranes and AGVs when increasing the number of ore types from one to two using Flexsim Simulation Software


In an attempt to decrease emissions, increase production by 20%, and improve the quality of the final product, a mine was evaluating the feasibility of producing two types of ore from reduction kilns. The plant being studied had five reduction kilns and four smelting furnaces. The reduction kilns were used to heat the ore to approximately 1200 degrees Fahrenheit to reduce the moisture content and reduce the ore oxide. To produce the new ore