Komatsu Mining Corporation
ForgeFX is proud to be a training simulator development vendor for Komatsu Mining Corporation, a Japanese multinational corporation that primarily manufactures construction, mining, forestry and military equipment. ForgeFX developed this training simulator for Komatsu’s Joy 18HD hybrid underground loader.
Front-End Loader Training Simulator
ForgeFX develops Komatsu’s line of ProMiner™ Training Simulators, which provide new and veteran operators the conditions to learn and practice their skills operating multiple pieces of Komatsu mining equipment. These simulators remove the risk of costly mistakes and keeps real-world machinery in production – not in training. This training simulator was developed by ForgeFX for Komatsu’s front-end wheel loader, the LeTourneau 2350. It is the largest rubber-tired loader in the world, with a standard operating capacity of 160,000 pounds and a 53 cubic foot bucket. Watch the following video that discusses the use of the simulator and showcases the high-fidelity 3D visuals representing the machines and mine site environment.
Simulator Benefits and Features
Connected to a pair of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) controllers, the simulated front-end loader operates and moves in a virtual world in the same way as the real-world front-end loader. The simulator teaches operators to master the equipment controls, experience the digging and dumping process and develop awareness of the spatial relations and challenges of the work environment, before ever stepping foot onto a mine site. The operator can obtain the coordination and skills he or she needs to get efficient cycle times and develop other operating habits that maximize productivity.
The simulator features both beginner and expert modes so that operators at different levels can increase their skills. In addition, an introductory video is included for users new to computer-based training, providing step-by step instructions on how to use the simulation.
Real-Time Performance Data
- Total tonnage moved.
- Average cycle time.
- Best times for digging, dumping, and moving.
- Number of times hitting the dig face too hard.
- Not-square-to-dig-face error counts.
Simulator Return on Investment
This simulator can quickly and safely train operators that will have fewer accidents, perform their jobs faster, and work more confidently. With this highly efficient workforce in place, mining operations are able to move more materials in less time, reducing the cost of production, and leading directly to an increase in profit.
Komatsu L-2350 Loader Training Simulator Image Gallery
A collection of screenshots and images of the Komatsu loader operator training simulator.