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Archive: August 2018

By Annette Kiesewetter

Cat® Simulators Underground Load-Haul-Dump System Trains Mine Operators Safely and Efficiently

Peoria, Ill.— Simformotion™ LLC – a leader in heavy equipment simulator training solutions – is proud to announce the release of the new Cat® Underground Load-Haul-Dump Simulator System.

Operating large equipment in dark confined spaces is challenging. Trained operators make a difference in hitting production targets and avoiding accidents. The LHD Simulator combines authentic controls with machine applications that teach operators the same techniques found in underground mine sites worldwide. The system offers a unique three-monitor configuration, allowing the operator to view from the left, right and front. The addition of a motion system creates a total training experience with vibration and movement as the simulated machine interacts with the terrain.

“Mining is going strong again and companies need trained operators. Cat Simulators new Underground LHD addresses the need with safe, efficient training that is always consistent,” says Vice President Renee Gorrell. “We develop our simulators with Caterpillar subject matter experts so every technique is the same as the applications performed in underground mines around the world.”

The Underground LHD Simulator includes exercises that teach how to perform a Walkaround for safety and maintenance, Controls Familiarization, System Tests, Bucket Placement, Driving, Truck Loading, and Dumping into a Crusher. Plus, Open Training in each exercise offers opportunities for additional practice and skill refinement.

Exclusive to Cat Simulators is SimU Campus™ Training Records Management, software that measures, records and reports the results of all simulation sessions. Hundreds of benchmarks based on Caterpillar expert data are included, with user performance measured against the benchmarks and outcomes recorded to a database.

In addition to the new Underground LHD Simulator, Cat Simulators are available in Mining Dozer, Mining Truck, Off-Highway Truck, Electric Rope Shovel, Small and Large Wheel Loaders, Hydraulic Excavator, Advanced Construction Excavator, Articulated Truck, M-Series Motor Grader, Construction Dozer, FM Log Loader and Track Feller Buncher.

 Visit www.catsimulators.com for information on Cat Simulators Underground LHD system.

 

 

 

 

 

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By Annette Kiesewetter

Simformotion™ LLC Announces Cat® Simulators 2018-2019 Scholarship Winner

Peoria, IL, August 2018—Simformotion™ LLC – a leader in heavy equipment simulator development – is pleased to announce that Justin Christensen of Utah has been awarded the 2018-2019 Cat® Simulators Scholarship. He will receive $2,000 to support his pursuit of a heavy equipment-related career.

Applications were accepted from students enrolled in an accredited heavy equipment-related program at an institution that utilizes Cat Simulators as part of their training program or curriculum. Christensen is currently enrolled in the Heavy Equipment Operations program at Utah State University, Eastern. His career focus is operating multiple types of heavy equipment, in particular the Dozer and Loader.

Christensen graduated from Salem Hills High School and will attend college at USU this month. His interest in heavy equipment came from working on a sheep ranch, where he was able to operate tractors and cut hay in a Swather. His love of the outdoors extends to his favorite hobbies of hunting, fishing, riding horses and camping.

The need for heavy equipment operators is well documented. New operators are in great demand as companies try to fill positions. “We hear from customers often about the frustration of trying to find skilled operators—not just in the US but on a global level. They look to schools such as USU, to help build a qualified workforce,” says Simformotion Vice President, Renee Gorrell. “The scholarship we offer is one way we can contribute to someone’s dream of becoming a heavy equipment operator.”

Simformotion has been awarding the Cat Simulators Scholarship since 2011.

Visit www.catsimulators.com for information on the Cat Simulators Scholarship or email learn@catsimulators.com.

 

 

 

 

CAT, CATERPILLAR, their respective logos, “Caterpillar Yellow” and the “Power Edge” trade dress, as well as corporate and product identity used herein, are trademarks of Caterpillar and may not be used without permission. www.cat.com, www.caterpillar.com Third party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Cat® Simulators Underground Load-Haul-Dump System Trains Mine Operators Safely and Efficiently
Simformotion™ LLC Announces Cat® Simulators 2018-2019 Scholarship Winner