The latest training simulator from Sandvik, the Digital Trainer – LH, is for the company’s large, intelligent Toro loaders: the LH517i and LH621i. The simulator is an efficient and flexible tool for operator training, improving overall efficiency.
Individually tailored training sessions benefit the operators, help to avoid unnecessary equipment damage, and teach how to utilise the equipment in the most efficient way. While the loader itself is not needed as a training tool, the simulator also increases the actual equipment utilisation and availability for productive operation.
“One of the main benefits of simulator training is that practicing can be started well before the actual equipment arrives on site. By the time the loader is ready for mucking, the operator has already had an opportunity to get familiar with the new Toro family loader,” said Sandvik.
The training exercises are divided into different levels and the training program can be tailored to serve the exact needs. As the trainee advances, the trainer can feed unexpected situations to the simulator. Practicing timely and correct response to fault and alarm messages help the operator to take quick and correct action in real life, decreasing potential damage and risk for production loss.
To ensure premium ergonomics and comfort, the Digital Trainer – LH features the same controls and elements as those found in the Toro LH517i and LH621i underground loaders. The operator compartment is mounted on a motion base platform, resulting in an authentic feel of driving a loader. A sound bar simulates the engine sound and other equipment central functions, and HD displays provide a 3D view of a working area to simulate the mine environment.