ERJ staff report (TP)
Perth, Australia − Immersive Technologies, the Australian supplier of mining equipment simulators, has worked with major OEMs and mining operations around the globe to deliver a mean 10.4 percent increase in mining truck tire life using Advanced Equipment Simulator-based operator training programs.
The press release said that a North American-based mining operation worked with Immersive Technologies to develop a continuous improvement training program aimed at increasing tire life using simulation based training. Results were demonstrated over a five month period using tire hours and tire replacements due to damage as the metrics of interest. The training initiative resulted in a 27 percent reduction in tire replacements due to damage as compared to the same time period in the previous year. Globally, Immersive Technologies continuous improvement projects focused on tire life have resulted in increases in tire life ranging from 3.3 percent to 14 percent.
The simulation based training gives equipment operators the skills and knowledge they need to operate in a productive manner while assessing and eliminating behaviours that cause unnecessary tire wear. Properly trained operators extend tire life without impacting productivity.
SimControl, the software powering all Immersive Technologies Advanced Equipment Simulators performs detailed monitoring of operator behaviours which directly impact tire wear including operation around spillage, dry steering, aggressive cornering and speeding.
With advanced simulators modules deployed in 35 countries, Immersive Technologies is dedicated to provide outstanding service. To deliver on this commitment the company has customer sales and support offices located close to its customers in Calgary, Ottawa and Vancouver as well as in Australia, the United States, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Germany, South Africa, Indonesia, India, and Saudi Arabia.
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Press release from Immersive Technologies