Komatsu simulator joins fleet

The Mining Industry Skills Centre has added a simulator from South African-based company Thoroughtec to its burgeoning fleet.

According to the Skills centre, this simulator will give the resources industry access to a technically superior simulator which has never before been available to the Australian sector.

The simulator, a Komatsu 830e (electric truck) has reporting capabilities, advanced trainer interface and a fast console change-out.

The Mining Industry Skills Centre’s chief executive officer Derek Hunter said the Thoroughtec simulator purchase is another step in the Centre’s quest to lead the industry in innovative training solutions.

“By purchasing this simulator, we are ensuring that members of the Australian resources sector will have access to superior simulation training technology.

“This simulator can be used in pre-employment training, operator upskilling and refresher training programs.

“Thoroughtec has a range of underground simulators that currently aren’t available on the Australian market and we are excited at the prospect of increasing our capability to service the underground sector of the resources industry,” Hunter said.

“Prior to purchasing the simulator, we conducted extensive research into the simulation products currently available. We also spoke to some of Thoroughtec’s current clients and they were extremely satisfied with the company’s products.”

“In addition to their full range of hard rock equipment simulators, which can also operate from the base simulator, we have purchased to support the Komatsu 830e, Thoroughtec have a unique approach to maintenance and support which we feel will service the industry to the highest possible standard,” Hunter said.

Kathy ODonnell

Mining Industry Skills Centre

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