JCHX invests in ThoroughTec Drill Rig and Shotcrete Sprayer simulators
INTERNATIONAL MINING – AUGUST 2015
JCHX Mining Management, one of the top mining construction companies in China, recently received high-fidelity, training simulators for their Atlas Copco 282 drill rig and Normet 1050 shotcrete sprayer operators, at their training facility in Miyun County, Beijing. The simulators represent ThoroughTec Simulation’s latest CYBERMINE system. The global training simulator provider has one of the widest range of mining equipment training simulators in the industry.
“We were extremely pleased when JCHX chose ThoroughTec to provide them with a quality training solution to further improve their operators’ safety and productivity levels,” says Larin Allison, Regional Vice President of Asia Pacific at ThoroughTec. JCHX operates around the world and is engaged mainly in mine development & construction and contract mining as well as research and development of mining technologies. Safety is one of the fundamental principles of JCHX.
“The two simulators have been customised for JCHX to include Mandarin language localisation.”
“We are committed to achieving our goal of zero injuries in our operations and one of the ways to achieve this is with highly trained personnel,” says Wang Xian Cheng, Chairman and Founder of JCHX. “Training simulators are just another way to help us achieve this. We want to provide our clients with the best operators possible.”
“Advanced high-fidelity training simulators play a vital role in training operators to be safe and productive,” says Allison. “Besides training and evaluating novices in the safe and proficient operation of heavy equipment, these simulators can provide a new recruit screening system, effective refresher training for experienced operators and training in emergency situations, not possible on the real mining equipment, all of which entrench safety awareness and procedures.”
The two simulators have been customised for JCHX to include Mandarin language localisation. The drill rig simulator features a drill pattern editor and scaling, meshing and bolting functions. Whilst the shotcrete sprayer features a unique training tool that utilises colours to show whether or not the operator is spraying to the correct thickness. Training operators to apply the correct thickness limits wastage, promotes a better bind to the rock surface and ultimately ensures a more secure rock face for improved safety.
The CYBERMINE training simulator features a simulated cab, a highly realistic replica of the actual mining equipment, with fully functional simulated instruments and controls. The replicated cab is mounted on a motion platform capable of imparting up to three degrees of freedom, ideal for underground mining equipment. The cab is surrounded by a panoramic, high-resolution projection display system with surround sound audio. Training and evaluation is exercised in real time from an advanced instructor station and displayed on two high definition widescreen displays. The entire mining simulator system is housed in a customised, self-contained ISO standard container, which also facilitates ease of transport.