Launched in November at the company’s 2011 Asia-Pacific User Group Forum in Queensland Australia, the new Caterpillar dozer simulator was enthusiastically received by the group consisting of over 45 mining professionals who had the opportunity to thoroughly test-drive the unit over the two day conference.
The mining group provided positive feedback on the dozer simulator’s visual and handling realism, together with its range of training capabilities.
ResCo’s Labour and Training Executive Group Manager, Darren Culley, had the opportunity to trial the Caterpillar D11T dozer simulator at the User Group Forum. Darren, an experienced surface mining operator and trainer said, “The realistic feel and exceptional depth perception of Immersive’s D11T simulator is very similar to the real machine.”
“I have no doubt that this training tool will revolutionise the way the mining industry trains people on dozers, especially for its ability to safely and efficiently replicate the tasks required to operate a dozer.”
Although new to the market, the Caterpillar D11T dozer equipment module has been met by strong demand with 15 orders already received.
This latest D11T dozer simulator combines working controls and instrumentation from the real machine, including the Advisor Monitoring System, which operates exactly the same as the system in the real machine.
Existing Immersive Technologies’
Dozer enhancements in SimControl 4.2 include a task based operator assessment and reporting system, together with multiple on-screen training assistant tools designed to accelerate learning.
The Caterpillar D11T dozer builds upon the company’s existing product portfolio which continues to be the largest developed and deployed population of advanced equipment simulators for surface and underground mining.
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