AUMS invests in simulators

African Underground Mining Services (AUMS), a 50:50 joint venture between Barminco and Ausdrill, has ordered two IM360 simulator platforms from Immersive Technologies. These are equipped with conversion kits for Sandvik long hole and jumbo drills, LHDs and trucks as well as a Cat truck and LHD
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Greg Karadjian, VP of underground mining solutions at Immersive commented: “Continuously exceeding productivity targets without compromising safety has put AUMS at the forefront of African underground mining and we are confident our simulator based training solutions will ensure AUMS continues to grow that track record.”

AUMS provides a structured training programme for all its employees, and believes its approach to training and technology is a key differentiator in the market. The company will continue to review and broaden its programmes through shared learnings from Barminco’s utilisation analytics, which are used to understand how machine operators perform.

Immersive Technologies will leverage data from Barminco’s analytics platform to develop a training agenda and tailored simulator curriculum to address operator skill and behaviour issues, complimented with a Targeted Training Environment (TTE) within the simulators. The environment enables a focused operator training plan for fast and effective learning.