Electric Rope Shovel Simulator

electric rope shovel simulatorThis electric power shovel simulator puts you at the controls of a shovel at work in a typical mine site, in interaction with a simulated mining truck. You can even use the keyboard function keys and mouse controls during the simulation to change the point of view.

Software description

There are eight simulation modules of increasing difficulty, starting with controls familiarization. The final modules combine elements of dipper fill at the rock face, plus cab-side or blind-side truck loading. A simulated mining truck is built in to help teach truck spotting interaction.

Key performance indicators measure how quickly and how carefully the simulated work is performed including:

  • Execution time
  • Dipper fill
  • Boom jacking
  • Time spent in hoist limit and crowd/retract limit slowdown conditions
  • The occurrence of collisions

Tracking results

Simulation results are automatically saved, so trainees can progress at their own pace without trainer supervision. To simplify record keeping, VISTA Training offers a database product called Simulation Manager, and the same database can be used with the simulators we offer.

Simulator controls

Replica controls for this simulator consist of two USB-ready industrial joysticks and table-top mounting brackets.


The electric rope shovel simulator is available in English, French or Spanish.

Software pricing

This power shovel software is sold bundled with the following items:

  • The software license for the Electric Rope Shovel simulation software
  • The software license for Simlog's Simulation Manager
  • The replica controls and travel case

Contact us for more information

For more information about this electric rope shovel simulator, please contact us at 800-942-2886 or 262-514-2886 or via e-mail at info@vista-training.com.