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New remote control training simulator

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Immersive Technologies (IMMT) and RCT have collaborated to produce a remote control training solutions, which aims to increase productivity and safety throughout many mine sites.

IMMT Executive Director of Marketing, Wayde Salfinger, said: “We are very pleased with our collaboration with RCT, as it facilitates another way in which Immersive Technologies now delivers productivity and safety improvements to our mining customers. This collaboration ensures our shared customers have access to highly effective remote operation and teleoperation equipment training solutions.”

The remote control aims to advance training simulators, helps initiate new operators, tracks degradation over time and enables improvements to overall operator training programmes.

Simulator training allows operators to be trained and assessed in a safe environment without the need to borrow machines from production, reducing damage to machine and mine. It condenses training time, speeds introduction of new operators at mines and enables new operators to practice and develop skills before commencing work in a mine’s production circuit.

“Miners can now learn and develop better skills, they can start on manual, then progress to learn line-of-sight remote control operation, all within the safe confines of a simulator,” said Phil Goode, Senior Business Development Manager with RCT. “RCT is very excited that our customers can train remote operators on their simulators. Our engineers work with customers to assess and deliver the software and hardware upgrades needed to allow customer to adopt remote control training on their simulators. This will speed up the process to save them time and money.”

“Demand in mining is growing for more advanced simulation based training, including for tele-remote and semi-autonomous equipment,” said Salfinger. “RCT and IMMT are ready to meet this demand. Both companies’ have proven off-the-shelf solutions that are compatible. This combination will drive improved operator performance, machine utilisation and mine profitability.”

Edited from Press Release by Harleigh Hobbs

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