Underground Locomotive Simulators
Effective simulation training ensures that underground locomotive operators are safe and efficient at all times.
Rail has been used for over 400 years as a means of hauling wagon loads of ore from underground mines. Conventional underground mining operations still utilise the modern locomotive as an efficient and effective means of hauling blasted material over long stretches. Adequate and efficient locomotive operator training in underground mining operations represents a significant and growing challenge to conventional mines world-wide.
The CYBERMINE Underground Locomotive Simulator overcomes these challenges by immersing the locomotive operator in a fully interactive scenario within the safety of a controlled environment specifically designed for locomotive operator training and evaluation.
The CYBERMINE Underground Locomotive Simulator range simulates heavy equipment from all major manufacturers such as Goodman and Trident.
“Simulator training has helped our locomotive operators haul more material in a safe and efficient manner”
Accurate Vehicle Replication
Simulated train behavioural dynamics are based on detailed mathematical models to provide accurate realism. These advanced train reality models calculate the complex interactions between locomotive, hoppers and tracks, including derailing the train under extreme circumstances.
Virtual Mine World
The CYBERMINE Underground Locomotive Simulator which includes the locomotive, optional hoppers and guard carriage, operates in a virtual 3D underground mine world consisting of tunnels, rails, loading points, chutes, tipping areas, battery bay and workshop. Artificially intelligent trains, chutes, guards, miners and other entities exist in the simulated mine world in support of the underground train operator training and evaluation process.
Actual client underground 3D mine sites are accurately modelled on request, including own operating procedures, artificially intelligent client mining equipment, load and haul routes and other areas required to impart training objectives
Training and Evaluation Tools
The CYBERMINE Underground Locomotive Simulator exercises may be configured to address various training requirements, including operations in areas of differing slopes, dealing with other vehicles and personnel in the tunnels, sub-system failures and advanced emergency situations.
The locomotive operator’s performance is continually monitored and recorded. These performance reports together with the instructor’s after-action review capability provide a complete underground train simulator training and evaluation system.
Highly efficient and effective training is therefore realised on CYBERMINE underground loco simulators with no loss of production and no danger of accidents, even in the most complex of emergency situations to which the locomotive operator might be expected to respond.
CONFIGURABLE LOAD-HAUL-DUMP SCENARIOS
• Main haulage tunnel
• Tipping areas
• Battery bay
• Workshop areas
• Interlinked tunnels