New Immersive simulator for early-stage training

Immersive Technologies, a supplier of surface and underground mining equipment simulators, has announced the latest addition to its medium-fidelity simulator range – the LX6
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The LX6 offers six full HD screens for a large field of view

Staff reporter

PRESS RELEASE: The LX6 is a new medium-fidelity simulator platform, which offers the same value for early-stage training as the high-fidelity simulators such as the PRO4, and is suitable for machine and site familiarisation, emergency response training and compliance training.

Compatible with a wide range of equipment modules or Conversion Kits available from Immersive Technologies, the LX6 allows sites to expand their training throughput and extend the utilisation of existing simulator equipment Conversion Kits in a cost-effective manner, the company stated.

The deployment of medium-fidelity simulators, such as the LX3 and now the LX6, has become a popular complement to high-fidelity simulators like the PRO4 and IM360. This combination allows mining operations to free up their high-fidelity simulators for later stage and business improvement focused training, while utilising medium-fidelity platforms for early stage and compliance-focused training.

Ravitha Sukumaran, product manager at Immersive Technologies, commented: "Through our industry-leading technology and extensive mining experience, we continue to focus on driving customer safety and profitability. LX6 is no different and provides a cost-effective way to train, assess and evaluate personnel in a safe and efficient manner, minimising impact to production by reducing the amount of in-field training time."

The wide horizontal field of view on the LX6 allows truck trainees to safely transition through intersections and become familiar with a site. It also allows shovel and excavator operators to have a clear view when spotting trucks. The large vertical field of view offers great ground visibility when digging, dozing or grading.

Conversion Kits for the LX6 simulator are interchangeable across all Immersive Technologies' platforms, whether a high- or medium-fidelity simulator, the technology enables fitting any equipment module onto a base simulator, allowing a range of different equipment to be simulated, maximising use of existing resources.

The LX6 shares the same underlying technology as the PRO4 and IM360 but with a smaller footprint platform. At a lower price point than the high-fidelity simulators, Immersive said the LX6 is a good solution for expanding training capacity. Upgrade packages are also available for existing LX3 platforms.