LIVELY, Ontario One key element in boosting underground productivity is to increase mechanization. The need for well-trained and skilled operators is essential in order to gain the most from modern mining equipment. When training is done in the mine, there is the potential increased risk to the trainee, often a negative effect on productivity, and greater wear-and-tear on equipment. Atlas Copco suggests bringing the training back into the classroom with its new personal drill jumbo simulator.
Atlas Copco has partnered with Montreal-based Simlog to create PC-compatible 3-D software. The simulator projects 3-D models of the drill rig and drift on a screen and has a set of hand controls like those on a jumbo. It also offers performance criteria by which to measure progress; a database of time-stamped values to record progress; and a web-based interface to monitor progress, generate learning profiles, and administer the program. The software and Copco's complete training package offer an affordable, effective solution.
Find out how the personal drill jumbo simulator can cut training costs and increase productivity for you by calling Atlas Copco at 705-673-6711 or 800-465-6719.