For the past 15 years, ThoroughTec has been applying these uncompromising standards of engineering and production quality to the design and manufacture of simulators for the mining industry. This expertise has culminated in the industry leading, fourth-generation mining simulator system, CYBERMINE4.
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All ThoroughTec simulator cabs use CYBERMINE4 technology to create the realistic sensation of driving the actual vehicle in an actual mine, with all the correct visual, auditory and tactile feedback. Instructors can configure training scenarios to specific training objectives – not just generic scenarios, but those specifically faced on their mine site. According to ThoroughTec’
Modern mining companies understand the value of integrating simulators into their business improvement programmes. It is an effective means to dramatically enhance operator competency. This in turn improves not only safety and productivity in mining operations, but also lowers operator machine abuse, machine maintenance costs and the environmental impact of operations, all of which contributing significantly to the ultimate goal of achieving true sustainability of the mine site.
ThoroughTec is able to simulate any machine from any OEM in the industry, surface or underground, and has the largest development pipeline by far, so is able to customise on every build it does, going beyond OEM spec to deliver the exact operating procedure the customer wants and needs. ThoroughTec currently simulates over 73 different mining machines, covering both underground and surface machines, from drills and bolters to draglines and haul trucks.
Based in Durban, South Africa, ThoroughTec is now a dominant global player and has won 90% of bids it has participated in worldwide. It is number one worldwide in underground mining and fast closing in on the top position for surface mining simulation, despite expanding its global presence relatively late.
As part of its global expansion drive, ThoroughTec also expanded its offices, business development and support staff in Perth and Brisbane, Australia, for the Australasian region; Durban, South Africa, for the EMEA region; Toronto, Canada, for its North American region, and most recently established a new office in Santiago, Chile, to service the Latin American region.
In Asia Pacific, ThoroughTec has captured several Rio Tinto sites in Mongolia and Australia, as well as Wesfarmers in Queensland and FMI in Papua, Indonesia. In North America, ThoroughTec recently won key customers Anglo American, GoldCorp, Vale and Newmont. In South America, it has captured Quadra, Anglo American, Newgold and GoldCorp. In Africa, ThoroughTec’
If meeting and maintaining the above standards of engineering and support is important to your business, then drop in at the ThoroughTec stand to experience it for yourself.