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QME 2014 Preview: Rigid dumper simulation

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First-time exhibitors SIMUL8 Construction will launch their new ACREOS Rigid Dumper training simulation software on stand E287, at the Queensland Mining & Engineering (QME) Exhibition, which will be the first time ACREOS simulators have been displayed in Queensland.

The ACREOS Rigid Dumper simulation software provides mine site personnel with a series of exercises that teach them how use the different controls of a rigid dump truck and acquire the appropriate driving skills to operate this machine. Rigid dump trucks are often used on mine sites, which means learning how to manoeuvre this type of truck and its various functions is fundamental for mine site operations. The Rigid Dumper system's components consist of a three-pedal set, a dashboard with a steering wheel, a retarder commodo and control box that, which includes a gear level and park brake.

The Rigid Dumpers has an extensive range of training modules that have already been released or are scheduled for release, including:

  • External View
  • Learning the Control Interface
  • Driving Forward in a corridor
  • Driving backward in a corridor
  • Controlling the use of brakes and retarders
  • Driving following a central separation
  • Manoeuvring and parking
  • Checks before operating
  • Drive in a work cycle
  • Loading by an exactor and a wheel loader
  • Loading in a work cycle
  • Unloading
  • Unloading in a work cycle
  • Complete work cycle

The system also incorporates compatibility with GSTA, an ACREOS developed program, which allows the results of practical exercises and theoretical tests to be recorded; for each trainee.

GSTA also offers employers the following options:

  • Developing your own rating system;
  • Managing the results of trainees;
  • Synchronizing data between the platform and administrative section for results management.

SIMLU8 Construction's ACREOS simulators are aimed at providing successful training solutions for learning how to operate construction machinery, whilst reducing the cost of regular machinery training.

This training is designed to educate operators on how to operate more safely, efficiently, cost-effectively by reducing fuel costs, equipment breakages, ongoing maintenance and operating costs.

At QME 2014, SIMUL8 Constructions will conduct on-stand demonstrations throughout all three days, which will demonstrate how their simulators work and perform. SIMUL8 Construction will also have Franck Baehr, Managing Director of ACREOS, from France on stand to provide attendees with greater technical expertise and knowledge.  

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