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United Tractors invests in CYBERMINE simulator

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United Tractors (UT), Indonesia’s largest heavy equipment distributor of brands such as Komatsu, Scania and UD Trucks, is investing in workforce training and optimisation. The company will soon receive a CYBERMINE Full Mission Simulator from ThoroughTec Simulation for the training of Komatsu PC3000 shovel operators.

United Tractors invests in CYBERMINE simulator

The simulator will be put into operation at the Tanjung Enim coal mine in South Sumatra, which is owned by PT Bukit Asam (PTBA). The UT School (UTS), part of the UT Group, is providing a total solution in terms of personnel development for PTBA, covering both operations and maintenance.

“UTS will be implementing a development programme, covering recruitment of personnel, classroom training, on-the-job training and certification of shovel operators,” said Ferdinand Widjaja, Head of Strategic Business Service at UT. “This advanced simulator will form part of classroom training sessions and will be used to increase PTBA operator competence. Over 70 operators from all over Indonesia will be training on this simulator.”

The CYBERMINE Full Mission Simulator helps to bridge the gap between classroom and on-the-job training, continued Widjaja: “This high-tech training tool allows real-world training in a safe, controlled environment and helps operators gain more experience. We will be able to simulate all kinds of operating conditions and scenarios as well as a number of emergency situations.”

ThoroughTec has now simulated over 20 Komatsu machines, said Larin Allison, the company’s Regional Vice President of Asia Pacific. This latest simulator features ThoroughTec’s CYBERMINE Operator Motion Tracking system, which tracks the student’s head position without the need for wearing any special appendages, and adjusts the 3D graphics to the correct field of view, improving depth perception and allowing the operator to look down or up and have the graphics adjust accordingly.

“In addition to the simulator, we have developed an interactive Pre-Trip Inspection module interface for the PC3000,” continued Allison. “This will ensure that every shovel operator will know exactly how and what to check on the shovel before setting off.”

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