TECHNOLOGY

Rise in demand for rig simulators

ThoroughTec Simulation has noticed a growing demand for simulators to help train operators on blasthole drill rigs. The company reported the trend, stating that with mine site safety and productivity being of paramount importance, simulators are fast becoming vital in ensuring that operators know exactly how to operate the rig safely and efficiently without the mine having to take an actual rig out of production for too long.

Carly Leonida
ThoroughTec's CYBERMINE 4 surface base unit

ThoroughTec's CYBERMINE 4 surface base unit

“Despite advances in automation, these machines need a skilled operator to run safely and efficiently,” said Richard Bellengere, VP of R&D at ThoroughTec. “Besides learning how to accurately position the...

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