The functions of the core system of PSImining are integrated in one module. They represent standard tasks, which are used by the mining-specific processes (modules). Activities that arise from specific environmental conditions (machine breakdowns, limit violations) are planned or operated in the workforce management system. In the modules for maintenance, personnel- / material tracking and standstill monitoring task-specific workflow have been implemented.
The core functions of PSImining are:
- Human-machine interface: flexible graphical interface with all functions (drag & drop, navigation, zooming, graphical selection, polygon tracking, multi-cursor, geographical images) for fast and safe operation of the system.
- Alarm Concept: Fast and intuitive switching from overview visualisation to detail picture by hierarchical approach to secure consistent and dependable operation. Alarm indication, direct or indirect process indicators and information network indicators provide a quick overview of the processes.
- Reactions to process messages: the reactions to process messages are diverse, project-specific (when needed) and can be caused by internal (eg limit) or external events (eg message decoding).
- Technological operation: The technical operations of the system (mining-specific tasks, test mode, data entry, analysis mode) are divided into different security classes and assigned in the rights and safety concept.
- Logs and Lists: Defined alarms, events and indicators are presented and written in lists and reports. Selective evaluations of logs and lists can be done via freely configurable filtering.
- Archiving: The archive stores process information over a defined time interval. Typically these are minimum, maximum and average values of measured and metered values.
- Management of pictures and images: The picture concept is the combination and display of multiple, non-restricted levels. The highest levels represents the geography or schematic plans, the underlying level represents device-related information, the next lower level represents detailed process information for the machine (eg motor)
- Engineering tools: Tools for managing and defining the process elements, graphics, images, messages, etc. appropriate tools are integrated.
- Interfaces: In addition to the internal interfaces, the system has interfaces to the technical process (environment). The integration of process components is possible via existing standards or customized solutions.