January 13, 2012
Version 276 represents more than three years of extensive programming and design work and incorporates the latest features, capabilities and equipment available in the world’s most widely used plant optimization software.
Version 276 allows program users to simulate aggregate plant operations more realistically than ever before. In addition to the modeling capabilities and blending calculations, the program helps track and report all aspects of plant operations including machine power usage, operating costs and emissions.
These improvements provide program users the ability to implement the forthcoming AggOPTI profitability module to calculate profitability scenarios and determine the most profitable operating schedule to meet specific product demand.
“Version 276 sets the stage for AggOPTI profitability modeling. Accurate profit modeling is the ultimate goal for aggregate producers and AggOPTI will provide it” said Bryan Lewis, president of BedRock Software LLC and inventor of the AggFlow program. AggOPTI is scheduled for release in 2012.
AggFlow is used by aggregate producers, equipment manufacturers and dealers in more than 95 countries to simulate aggregate and mining operations.
AggFlow users calculate both aggregate mass and water mass balances flowing through a plant simulation to optimize and maximize production of desired products. AggFlow simulations help improve profitability by identifying inefficiencies and bottlenecks in plant operations; by accurately assessing the impact of proposed changes or new equipment installations before they are made; and by reducing plant down-time and production errors.
The program is popular because it provides the ability to conduct unlimited “what-if?” scenarios, it is accurate and easy to use, according to BedRock Software.
Users can select from the pre-populated equipment data library or install their own equipment models in the program using the generic equipment option. Currently, the program includes more than 5,000 models of aggregate crushing, screening and washing equipment. BedRock is constantly adding to the data library and will add equipment upon request. For more detailed information visit AggFlow at www.aggflow.com.
BedRock Software LLC has been providing the AggFlow program to the global aggregate industry since 1993. AggFlow is recognized as the global standard plant flow analysis tool.