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Terex to present new concept for operator training at TOC 2016

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At this year’s TOC Europe in Hamburg, Germany, Terex Port Solutions (TPS) is presenting a newly designed training program for harbour crane operators. It will help crane owners over the long term to fully exploit the potential of Terex® Gottwald harbour cranes in terms of performance and cost-effectiveness.

The new concept offers specific modules, ranging from crane operator evaluation to safety training for experienced operators. Training courses with the new simulator are a central component of the comprehensive training program from TPS.

Alexander Bongart, Head of the training department at TPS in Düsseldorf, Germany, said: “By individually combining the new simulator training modules with proven onsite training courses, we offer every crane owner customised concepts for high-performance and safe cargo handling.”

The simulator presented at TOC Europe in Hamburg uses state-of-the-art technology, including motion base and Oculus Rift. Thanks to the integration of original components, such as the crane control system, crane operator seat, joysticks and Visumatic® monitor, especially realistic training scenarios are possible.

Bongart confirms: “Our new simulator satisfies the highest requirements and during the development phase experienced crane operators were impressed with how realistic the simulations were.”

Simulator training courses are especially safe since, in simulated extreme weather conditions and dangerous situations, real damage is ruled out. Terminal operators are using this cost-effective method so that they can also use their crane for productive handling in the terminal while operator training courses are taking place.

“Another major advantage”, Bongart concluded, “is that future crane operators can be trained with the simulator before the harbour crane is delivered.”

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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