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SIMULATORS

Provide vital hands-on experience to trainees in a safe, instructionally-designed environment.

PC-based equipment simulators are a trusted and cost-effective way of improving traditional operator training programs in the mining, construction and forestry industries. They provide vital hands-on experience to trainees in a safe, instructionally-designed environment.

These simulators leverage the power of today's PCs and laptops to help train new operators on common machine tasks. They have been proven to reduce training costs, increase operator productivity, and help minimize the safety risks associated with operator inexperience.  The versitility of these simulators grows further with the use of our Simulation Manager Software, which will enable you to accurately document the performance of multiple operators in a secure way and capture data from multiple simulators in a single location.

How Simulator Training is Structured

  • Trainees begin with familiarization with machine controls; trainees are drilled on the functions of each machine control until these movements become instinctive. Trainees then learn basic machine tasks and advance to more complex operations, in a simple but effective "building block" approach. In all cases, the simulators focus on tasks that mimic what trainees are likely to encounter on a real job site.

  • For each training module, the software captures data that summarizes how quickly and how carefully each jobsite task is performed, including but not limited to:

  • Cycle times

  • Loading and accuracy of implement placement

  • Collisions with other equipment

 

Data generated by the simulator enables field trainers to clearly see areas where trainees need to improve, so they can coach trainees how to correct these weak spots.

 

Assessing Operator Candidates

A number of customers have successfully used these simulators to identify operator candidates with the greatest natural aptitude, prior to hiring them. This enables trainers to focus their time, money and manpower into hiring and training those individuals with the best natural operating ability. In settings like underground utility work, where operators are working around gas lines and fiber optic cables, having the safest, most proficient operators at the controls of your equipment is critically important.

AVAILABLE SIMULATORS

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Backhoe Loader

Simulator

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Logging Forwarder

Simulator

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Mobile Crane

Simulator

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Tower Crane

Simulator

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Crawler Dozer

Simulator

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Logging Harvester

Simulator

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Off-Highway Haul Truck

Simulator

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Wheel Loader

Simulator

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Electric Rope Shovel

Simulator

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Hydraulic Excavator

Simulator

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Reach Lift Truck

Simulator

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Wheeled Material Handler

Simulator

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Forklift

Simulator

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Mining Truck

Simulator

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Skid Steer

Simulator

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Underground Drill Jumbo

Simulator

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