Reach Lift Truck Personal Simulator

mobile crane simulator

Our new Reach Lift Truck Personal Simulator puts you at the controls of a typical stand-up "narrow aisle" lift truck with a scissors-like pantograph to extend and retract the forks, also called "Reach Truck".

We also have a (sit-down counterbalance) Forklift Personal Simulator so you train people to operate both kinds of lift trucks with our help.

Training scenarios are typical of warehouses and distribution centers where racking systems are tall and spaced closely together to increase storage density.

There are many software options to configure what you see and do, to reproduce the operator controls and steering behaviour of the most common kinds of (real) reach lift trucks.

Set up just one display where space is limited, or three displays placed to the left, in front, and to the right, to present views that are typical of "side stance" positioning when looking backwards, in front, and forwards.

And all you need is one off-the-shelf computer. Either purchase your own off-the-shelf PC or choose the convenience of our PC bundle with Simlog software already installed, licensed, and ready to go in English, French, or Spanish.

Slalom 1

Slalom 2
Selective Pallet Racks, Narrow Aisles
Selective Pallet Racks2, Standard Aisles

There are two possible setups as follows:

  • one display in front, to present the view looking forwards
  • three displays placed to the left, in front, and to the right to present views that are typical of "side stance" positioning when looking backwards, in front, and forward

Software description

Reach Lift Truck simulation software features many software options to configure what you see and do, to reproduce the operator controls and steering behaviour of the most common kinds of (real) reach lift trucks.

Configuration Parameters

• position the joystick ("control lever") horizontally or vertically

• control the up/down motion of the forks using the joystick axis or pushbuttons

• choose either "Forward" (Front Directional) or "Reverse" (Rear Directional), for the steering convention

Forks Camera System

To help operators work with loads on high shelves in racking systems, reach lift trucks are often equipped with a Forks Camera System that presents, on a separate display in the cabin, the view from a camera installed between the forks.

Since this functionality is also helpful when training new operators, Simlog's Reach Lift Truck simulation software features a simulated Forks Camera System, with the display superimposed on the simulation graphics.

Just like real camera systems, the display automatically disappears when the reach lift truck is moving quickly because at speed, the operator should not be looking down at the forks. Then when the reach lift truck is moving slowly or is stopped, the display automatically re-appears.

Simulation Modules

There are seven Simulation Modules of increasing degree of difficulty, as follows:

  • Controls Familiarization
  • Slalom 1, for driving forwards
  • Slalom 2, for driving backwards
  • Selective Pallet Racks, standard aisles, low shelves
  • Selective Pallet Racks, standard aisles, mixed shelves
  • Selective Pallet Racks, narrow aisles, low shelves
  • Selective Pallet Racks, narrow aisles, mixed shelves

When working in the racking systems, an "overhead map" is presented to display the position of the reach lift truck, the loads to be moved, and their target positions, to encourage new operators to think aboutplanningthe work to be done to become more productive.

In addition, there are three "Demo's" for "freestyle" simulated work in both standard aisles and narrow aisles.

Viewpoints from Inside and Outside the Cabin

As with other Personal Simulators, the viewpoint can be changed during the simulation.

For viewpoints from inside the cabin, the three displays placed to the left, in front, and to the right present views that are typical of "side stance" positioning when looking backwards, in front, and forwards.

But to help train new operators, you can also present viewpoints from outside the cabin using buttons on the simulator controls, keyboard keys, or the PC's mouse.

Key Performance Indicators

Key "Performance Indicators" measure how quickly and how carefully the simulated work is performed.

With 47 Performance Indicators, feedback is diagnostic instead of just a consolidated pass/fail score. They include execution time, average and maximum driving speeds (forwards and backwards), measurements about how precisely loads are picked up and put down (errors in orientation, centering, etc.), and counting many kinds of collisions (forks, loads, shelves, etc.).

A variety of incorrect operating conditions will trigger "Procedure Errors" such as driving "out of bounds".

Finaily, conditions related to safety will trigger a "Fatal Error" that immediately stops the simulation such as damage to the pantograph as a result of a collision, a reach lift truck overturn condition, or a load falling down from a shelf.

Reach Lift Truck Personal Simulator Replica Controls

mobile crane simulator operator chairReplica Controls for the Reach Lift Truck Personal Simulator feature industrial strength USB-ready input devices and special tabletop mounting brackets to work from a standing position, just like in the cabin of real reach lift trucks.

Languages

The reach lift truck simulator is available in English, French or Spanish.

Quick Return on Investment

The fact is, training with our Personal Simulator costs very little compared to training with a real reach lift truck.

First, consider what you pay to own and operate that equipment, plus the time spent by your instructor to supervise the training. Then there are the costs associated with even small accidents due to inexperience, often thousands of dollars in replacement parts and downtime. There are merchandise costs too, because loads will inevitably be damaged or "lost". Finally, there's always the risk of injury (or worse).

Now compare all that to training with our Reach Lift Truck personal simulator, and it's easy to see that your return on investment will be quick!

Software pricing

Please contact us for pricing of a commercial software license for the Reach Lift Truck simulator. Small accidents due to inexperience can cost thousands of dollars in replacement parts and downtime, far in excess of your investment in this training tool. This priceless investment in the health and productivity of your workers represents an excellent training value and improves operator safety.

Contact us for more information

If you have any questions about the Reach Lift Truck simulator and how you can utilize it as part of your operator training program, please contact us at 800-942-2886 or 262-514-2886 or via e-mail at info@vista-training.com.