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By Annette Kiesewetter

Cat® Simulators Next Generation Advanced Dozer Teaches Highway Construction Techniques

Peoria, Ill.— Simformotion™ LLC – a leader in heavy equipment simulator training solutions –announces the release of the next generation Cat® Simulators Advanced Dozer System. Set in a highway construction environment, the system teaches advanced skills to increase production and save costs.

The system offers a unique three-monitor configuration in the front, along with a back monitor, for a robust view of the environment. The motion system creates a total training experience with vibration and movement as the simulated machine interacts with the terrain. VR Edition is an optional accessory. Built with patented VR NOW™ technology, the user can experience greater depth perception and become fully immersed in the environment and techniques when the system is engaged.

“Our customers need training to increase production, reduce costs, and teach accurate and consistent techniques. Cat Simulators are developed with feedback from real-world users and Caterpillar subject-matter experts. Combined with new programming techniques, OEM controls, and next-generation hardware, the total system provides best-in-class operator training,” says Vice President, Lara Aaron.

The Advanced Dozer Simulator System includes exercises that teach Control Familiarization, how to perform a Walkaround inspection, Site Clearance with trees and boulders, Pad Building, Road Construction, Ditch Building and Slope/Ramp Building. Integrated Grade Control teaches the user to follow and match a design profile throughout the exercises. Plus, an Open Training mode 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 Advanced Dozer Simulator, Cat Simulators are available in 14 other models for the construction, mining and forestry industries.

 Visit www.catsimulators.com for information on Cat Simulators.

 

 

 

 

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By Annette Kiesewetter

Simformotion™ LLC Now Accepting 2019-2020 Scholarship Applications

Peoria, Ill.— Simformotion™ LLC is accepting applications for an academic collegiate scholarship for the 2019-2020 school year, to support careers in heavy equipment operation, construction management, mining engineering, forestry and other heavy equipment industries. A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled in an accredited heavy-equipment-related program at an institution that utilizes Cat® Simulators as part of their training program.

“We’re proud to again support the dreams of a student pursuing a career in a heavy equipment field. There is such a need for skilled labor all over the world. Our customers need new operators and the programs at colleges and vocational schools help prepare students for employment. Using Cat Simulators as part of the training program means students have less risk of accidents and attain greater knowledge retention than traditional operator training methods,” says Ken Pflederer, CEO of Simformotion.

The scholarship is open to students with a minimum GPA of 2.75, located anywhere in the world. Simformotion has offered the scholarship since 2011. Applications are available on the Cat Simulators website or by sending an email to learn@catsimulators.com. Application deadline is May 1, 2019.

Cat® Simulators are available for multiple machines in the construction, forestry and mining industries, including Excavators, Dozers, Haul Trucks and Wheel Loaders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© 2019 Caterpillar. All Rights Reserved. CAT, CATERPILLAR, LET’S DO THE WORK, their respective logos, “Caterpillar Yellow,” the “Power Edge” and “modern Hex” trade dress as well as corporate product identity used and product identity used herein, are trademarks of Caterpillar and may not be used without permission. www.cat.com / www.caterpillar.com

 

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 Next Generation Advanced Dozer Teaches Highway Construction Techniques
Simformotion™ LLC Now Accepting 2019-2020 Scholarship Applications
Simformotion™ LLC Announces Cat® Simulators 2018-2019 Scholarship Winner