Advanced Training Simulators
INCREASED SAFETY AT A LOWER COST PER TONNE
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TO MAKE EVERY MINING AND HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR IN THE
WORLD SAFER AND THEIR EMPLOYER MORE PROFITABLE WITH OUR
Our training Simulators deliver increased safety, critical cost-savings and increased
production to your organization with the end result being a lower cost per tonne. This is
achieved by providing your staff with a safe and efﬁcient training environment to learn the
correct operational techniques of the heavy machinery on your site.
Simulation training focuses on:
• Increased safety
• Minimizing machinery down-time through unscheduled maintenance
• Fewer new operator related production interruptions
• Improved productivity through better understanding of machine operation
• Prospective employee assessments.
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Delivering the complete solution
OUR BUSINESS IS HEAVY EQUIPMENT SIMULATORS.
Immersive Technologies is the world’s leading Immersive Technologies is in the business of
provider of heavy equipment simulator training providing world leading heavy equipment
products to the mining and earthmoving simulators for operator training.
industries and has more than a decade of
The space and aviation industries have
experience in the sector.
recognized the beneﬁts of simulation-based
Since our inception in 1993, our breakthrough training to prepare pilots for the highly technical
technology has helped many organizations to and dangerous environment for many years.
lower their cost per tonne in the safest possible
Our advanced simulation technology provides
way. Advanced Equipment (AE) Simulators are
mining and earthmoving industries with access
now used globally by leading mining companies,
to this proven training method.
revolutionizing the way the industry recruits,
trains and refresher tests its heavy equipment Rather than undergo training in the actual
operators. equipment, staff learn in a highly-realistic
simulator, which includes real functional Original
Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) cab controls
and instrumentation, photo realistic 3D graphics,
digital surround audio, and a motion base
replicating the true feel of the mining equipment.
Once operators reach a designated skill level, the
transition to the real machine is completed faster
and with more conﬁdence.
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The beneﬁts of simulator training
INCREASED SAFETY AT A LOWER COST PER TONNE.
Increased Safety Wear and Tear Reduction
Training operators using the AE Simulator Operators that have high-level equipment
ensures they become familiar with machine handling skills are more likely to follow
controls and instrumentation in a safe correct operating procedures and record
environment, without the risk of injury or fewer ‘negative events’ such as brake and
machine damage. The ability to practice transmission misuse. This reduces wear on
realistic emergency situations is unparalleled the machine and the need for unscheduled
and can be the deciding factor in a dangerous maintenance.
Increased Understanding of Machine Operation
Minimising Machinery Downtime The unique hands-on learning environment
Using the AE Simulator removes the need the AE Simulator provides greatly increases
for unscheduled maintenance that may be the learning transfer and retention to the new
created by inexperienced operators undergoing operator by activating visual, audio and tactile
equipment training sessions. Similarly, responses. The simulator provides the operator
simulator training can signiﬁcantly minimize with the ability to become highly proﬁcient
the need for unscheduled maintenance with machine controls before entering actual
caused by incorrect equipment operations. In operations, drastically reducing the need to
addition, refresher training for your experienced spend time in the real machine during training.
operators provides for continual education
of safe operating practices and can highlight Prospective Employee Assessment
potential misuse of equipment. The AE Simulator can be used to assess a
prospective employee’s ability to perform,
Fewer Production Interruptions increasing the accuracy of the psycho-motor
Your production circuit is only as fast as skills evaluation of operators with no previous
the slowest operator. Simulator training heavy equipment experience. This improves
greatly reduces the amount of time an successful staff recruitment.
inexperienced operator is in the circuit. This
increases efﬁciencies and removes the need to
extensively use real equipment for training.
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“We know, for instance, we have
reduced brake usage from our
students who have taken a simulator
class, and they’re understanding
more about the functions of braking,
retarders, and using the haul truck in
a better way.”
ACADEMY FOR MINE TRAINING AND ENERGY
TECHNOLOGY (AMTET), WEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY
AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE, USA
Komatsu WA1200-3 Wheel Loader Conversion Kit®
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The Immersive Technologies edge
LEARNING EFFICIENCY IS LINKED TO THE QUALITY AND REALISM OF THE
OUR EXCLUSIVE ALLIANCES INCLUDE: Immersive Technologies recognizes that ‘close
enough is not good enough’ and has strived
to ensure our AE Simulators are of the highest
CATERPILLAR ﬁdelity and realism.
Immersive Technologies’ many formal Exclusive
HITACHI Alliance Agreements with the Original Equipment
Manufacturers (OEMs) provides the company
KOMATSU with exclusive access to proprietary information.
This allows Immersive Technologies to replicate
LIEBHERR the machines and operating environment of the
OEM’s machines with unrivalled accuracy.
This ensures your simulator has the ability to
deliver the most accuracy and realism, thereby
maximizing the training transfer to the operator
and ultimately a safer workplace and lower cost
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Partnering with Customers for Success
Immersive Technologies’ goal is to maximise
operator safety and your proﬁtability.
Immersive Technologies will continue to
work closely with clients to integrate the
Advanced Equipment (AE) Simulator into their
operator training programs and safely achieve
signiﬁcant reductions in cost per tonne.
Large Global User Base
With over 450 Simulator modules deployed in
over 25 countries, Immersive Technologies is the
proven leader in mining simulation. Key events and
value adding programs, including our User Group
conferences and TrainerAdvantageTM, are only
possible due to this large user base.
USER BASE Global Support Network
With its growing support network around the world,
Immersive Technologies’ ability to provide rapid and
complete support is unparalleled. Coupled with our
SUPPORT NETWORK Five Year Customer Support Program, you can be sure
that your Simulator asset will have the latest software
capability and deliver higher levels of availability.
EXTENSIVE PRODUCT RANGE
Extensive Product Range
With numerous machine equipment models
OEM ALLIANCES simulated from leading OEM’s using Conversion Kit®
technology, Immersive Technologies can offer you the
widest range of ﬁeld tried and proven solutions to
WORLD LEADING suit your requirements.
OEM Alliances For Product Authenticity
Immersive Technologies’ exclusive OEM alliances with
Caterpillar, Hitachi, Komatsu and Liebherr ensures
customers receive the most technically authentic
machine simulators available on the market, and the
most effective skill transfer to operators.
Industry Leading Simulation Technology
Utilising industry leading VirtualGround
Technology™, ESNEXUSTM architecture and many
years’ experience developing Advanced Training
Simulators for the mining industry, Immersive
Technologies offers world leading products with the
option to customise to suit individual needs.
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Signiﬁcant bottom-line results
OUR BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY CONTINUES TO DELIVER
SIGNIFICANT BOTTOM-LINE RESULTS FOR SOME OF THE WORLD’S
LARGEST MINING AND EARTHMOVING CORPORATIONS.
OUR CLIENTS INCLUDE: Case Study Fast Facts
US copper giant Freeport McMoRan (previously
Phelps Dodge Corporation) has embraced our
RIO TINTO simulator training system at six mine sites since
2004 and has slashed unplanned equipment
BHP BILLITON maintenance costs by about US$1.2million per
year. Simultaneously, it has achieved record
FREEPORT MCMORAN production and proﬁts while its safety record
ranks among the best in the international
NEWMONT MINING mining industry.
Australian company Newcrest Mining Limited
THIESS MINING reported a saving of AUD$750,000 at its Cadia
Valley operations when, just 3 months after
ANGLO AMERICAN training staff in our simulators, those operators
responded quickly and correctly to a haul truck
EQUINOX MINERALS engine ﬁre.
Within 20 months of embracing simulator
training, Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines
found that their tire life increased by 13% –
PT PAMAPERSADA equating to a saving of AUD$750,000.
COMPANHIA VALE DO RIO DOCE Contact us for complete case studies on these
companies and many more.
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“We believe with the simulator we
can get the new operators to the
75-90% mark after three months.
That’s a signiﬁcant improvement in
PROJECT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
ANGLO COAL AUSTRALIA
Advanced Equipment Simulator Global Locations
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ADVANCED EQUIPMENT SIMULATOR
Developed for use in a ﬁxed training facility, the Semi-transportable AE Simulator is an ideal
way to train large groups of operators in a classroom environment, encouraging faster learning
through peer observation. The unit is able to be dismantled or reassembled should it need to
Real OEM Operational Controls
The AE Simulator utilizes actual working Original
High Quality Displays Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) cab controls and
displays. This provides a highly realistic training system
A high resolution visual display system comprising
and ensures optimum knowledge transfer to the
of 180 degrees of horizontal and 68 degrees of
trainee, establishing correct muscle memory. Operator
vertical visibility, allows operators to be immersed in
conﬁdence and skill level are greatly improved prior to
entering the actual mine environment.
Trainer’s Supervisor Station
Complete with an additional computer, LCD ﬂat screen
monitor and printer, the Trainer’s Supervisor Station is the
command centre for the AE Simulator providing easy access
to simulation events, user management tools and detailed
reporting facilities in one easy to use application, requiring
only basic computer knowledge and skills.
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SEMI-TRANSPORTABLE SPECIFICATIONS (AES - SERIES 2B)
3 PHASE POWER REQUIREMENTS: 415V (50HZ)
SPLIT PHASE POWER REQUIREMENTS: 110V (60HZ), 220V / 240V (50HZ)
RECOMMENDED ROOM SIZE: 6095mm (20ft) x 4877mm (16ft) x 2591mm (8.5ft)
WEIGHT: 1192.5kg (2628Lbs)
TabliT™ Trainer Console
Utilizing wireless tablet PC hardware, the
TabliT™ Trainer Console increases the
ﬂexibility of training by delivering interactive
real-time 3D views, detailed session history
and an easy to use event triggering interface.
Original Equipment Manufacturer Parts Optional Rear Screen Unit
A surround sound speaker conﬁguration
provides a realistic representation of the actual
working environment. Coupled with simulated
radio ‘chatter’ the operator learns to concentrate
and focus on the training task while in a
Built to suit the stresses of the mining
environment, the Semi-transportable AE
Simulator is created from sturdy components
for reliability and ease of maintenance.
Multi-platform Motion Base
The motion base unit replicates the movement
an operator experiences while controlling the real
machines, further increasing the realism of the
training scenario. The single motion base can be
used with all Conversion Kits®.
A fourth rear screen provides support for dozer
Conversion Kits® allowing realistic use of Light Vehicle Conversion Kit®
controls during rear-of-machine operations.
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ADVANCED EQUIPMENT SIMULATOR
Containing all of the features of the Semi-transportable unit, the Transportable AE Simulator is
designed for organizations needing to train operators at a number of different sites on a regular
basis, or where a dedicated training facility is not available.
Designed for rough transport conditions, the Transportable AE Simulator can quickly and easily be
prepared for operation upon arrival at each new location. Transportable AE Simulators are being used
in a range of extreme locations, from arid deserts to freezing arctic environments.
Computer rendered representation ISO Shipping Container
Developed for ease of transport in rough mining
terrain, the Transportable AE Simulator has
been developed in a standard sized 20’ ISO
certiﬁed shipping container. The interior has been
extensively modiﬁed to provide a comfortable
and practical working environment for training in
harsh mining conditions.
Occupant Comfort System (OCS)
The Occupant Comfort System provides an
optimal training environment, increasing comfort,
alertness and learning retention of trainees.
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TRANSPORTABLE SPECIFICATIONS (AES - SERIES 2B)
3 PHASE POWER REQUIREMENTS: 380V - 415V (50HZ)
SPLIT PHASE POWER REQUIREMENTS: 220V (60HZ)
DIMENSIONS: 6097mm (20ft) x 2438mm (8ft) x 2622mm (8.6ft)
WEIGHT: 5670kg (12500Lbs)
Closed during transport, unique retractable
humps are expanded quickly and easily by
one person, allowing for the extended visual
display necessary to fully immerse training
operators using the Simulator. The Transportable
conﬁguration offers the same visual display range
as the Semi-transportable unit.
Arctic unit shown Transportable AE Simulator
Utilizing an industrial grade frame, the computer
rack contains four commercially-available,
networked computers used to operate each
screen of the Simulator for maximum image
quality. The rack further contains redundant
power systems and an uninterrupted power
supply for equipment integrity during power
surges and blackouts.
Single Person Lifting Crane
Quickly and easily interchange your Conversion
Kits® using the ‘Single Person Lifting Crane’.
Designed to comply with Occupational Health
and Safety regulations, the crane works in
conjunction with the lifting lugs on each
Conversion Kit® module, increasing safety in
Complete with a LCD screen and printer, the
Trainer’s Supervisor Station is the command
centre for the AE Simulator providing easy access
to simulation events, user management tools Internal view of the Transportable AE Simulator
and detailed reporting facilities in one easy to
use application, requiring only basic computer
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Conversion Kits ®
IMMERSIVE TECHNOLOGIES’ INTERCHANGEABLE MACHINE CONSOLES AND
CONTROLS, CALLED ‘CONVERSION KITS®’, ALLOW YOUR TRANSPORTABLE
OR SEMI-TRANSPORTABLE AE SIMULATOR TO PROVIDE TRAINING FOR MANY
DIFFERENT MACHINE TYPES AND MODELS.
Immersive Technologies Conversion Kits® Conversion Kits® are presently
use actual Original Equipment Manufacturer available for the following Original
(OEM) cab controls and displays, providing an Equipment Manufacturers:
authentic training tool.
In addition, restricted machine technical
information is exclusively provided to Immersive
Technologies from leading Original Equipment
Manufacturers, ensuring the AE Simulator HITACHI
behaves just like their real equipment. This
enhanced realism ensures the correct training KOMATSU
transfer occurs together with greater retention,
all in a safe and controlled environment. LIEBHERR
The Conversion Kit® modular design allows for
ease of transport and installation, with training P&H MINEPRO
staff able to swap from one machine to another
in minutes using the clip on/clip off connectors.
Future Conversion Kit® Development Conversion Kits® are presently available
Through our OEM exclusive alliances we in the following machine types:
continually develop Conversion Kits® for
new and upgraded machines. This ensures ARTICULATED BELLY DUMP TRUCKS
your Immersive Technologies’ Simulator asset
can be leveraged in support of upgrades and DRAGLINES
expansions to your ﬂeet.
Immersive Technologies’ Conversion HYDRAULIC SHOVELS/
Kits® offer the following key beneﬁts: EXCAVATORS/BACKHOES
• Real working OEM controls and displays are
used to aid rapid learning
• Only a single AE Simulator is required to run RIGID HAUL TRUCKS
the entire Conversion Kit® ﬂeet
• Additional Conversion Kits® can be acquired ROPE SHOVELS
at any time
• Our extensive experience and continually
growing global customer base ensures you
are purchasing a ﬁeld tested product with
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Light Vehicle Simulated Model
Caterpillar Wheel Loader Controls
Liebherr R996 Excavator Simulated Model Caterpillar 793D Truck Conversion Kit®
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AT THE CORE OF THE AE SIMULATOR IS SPECIALIZED SOFTWARE DESIGNED
TO SUPPORT THE MINING AND EARTHMOVING INDUSTRY.
The SimControl software suite has been developed to increase the ease of operating the AE Simulator
and providing extensive measurement and reporting capabilities through a simple point-and-click
The power of this software has been made possible by direct feedback from mining professionals and
restricted machine technical information from leading Original Equipment Manufacturers over the
past 12 years.
SimControl provides the training supervisor with access to a range of features including simulator
training objectives, environment modiﬁcations, emergency training procedures, machine
productivity coaching and reports. The functionality of this comprehensive software continues
to grow, with continual feedback from customers and ongoing investments in research and
development by Immersive Technologies.
The SimControl application delivers detailed reports of operator training to your ﬁngertips.
Generate operator benchmarking, problem identiﬁcation and progress evaluations of your trainees.
Quickly and easily measure operators and the training program’s strengths and weaknesses.
Pivotal to successful equipment operator training is the accurate and realistic replication of soil
interaction with the training equipment.
Fundamental to the SimControl software is VirtualGround Technology™. This highly advanced
software module allows real-time, high-ﬁdelity replication of bucket/soil interaction. The soil model
realistically simulates digging behaviour, including the correct ﬂow of soil and application of
The AE Simulator comes as proven off-the-shelf technology with the ability to be highly customized to
suit your unique requirements.
A comprehensive suite of tools allow your Simulator to be tailored to meet your site’s individual
objectives. These powerful customizations can be completed by our highly trained staff or carried out
at any time by the training staff on site.
• Custom Mine Sites – Virtual mine site replicas
• Operator errors and events – Highly customizable events able to be quickly created
• Environmental scenarios – Edit weather, time of day, grade traction
• Multilingual interface – Easily alter the software interface to suit any language
• Editable multimedia lessons – Add, edit or delete operator lessons.
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“Our senior management here are
vitally interested in the improvement
in driver performance. We are seeing
and reporting to them approximately
50 to 60% decrease in operator errors
after a six-hour training session.”
OPERATIONS TRAINING MANAGER,
Komatsu 930E Truck Conversion Kit®
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Custom Mine Sites
Operators now have the ability to train on a a highly realistic training environment unique to
replica of their actual working site, allowing your site’s conditions.
detailed focus to be placed on training
Custom Mine Site features include:
requirements speciﬁc to their site, ensuring they
are conﬁdent and highly productive when they • Site-speciﬁc training locations/conditions
enter site operations.
• Different grade conditions throughout site
Custom Mine Sites utilize a combination of
satellite imagery, site geographic data, global • Multiple loading/dumping types
positioning measurement, detailed Immersive • Editable environmental conditions
Technologies’ staff site visits and thorough
consultation with site training staff, generating
Simulated Custom Mine Sites
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Actual Site Simulated Custom Mine Site
Actual Site Simulated Custom Mine Site
Simulated Custom Mine Site
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FAST-TRACKING THE SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION AND ONGOING USE OF
SIMULATOR TRAINING SYSTEMS INTO YOUR ORGANIZATION IS PARAMOUNT
IN MAKING SURE THE BENEFITS OF THE TECHNOLOGY ARE REALIZED IN BOTH
THE SHORT AND LONG-TERM.
Integration Support User Group Events
The ability to utilize new technology and With AE Simulators deployed in 25 countries
systems at an optimal level can be a long around the world, they are being used in an
process without assistance. Immersive ever-growing number of training programs
Technologies is committed to providing and environments. This broad user base is
exceptional support in integrating the an extraordinary resource to allow new and
AE Simulator into your existing training existing customers to share information and
department and ensuring, through detailed learn from each other.
training programs, that you achieve success Network with training professionals from
immediately. around the world, share best-practice
techniques, provide feedback directly to
24-hour Assistance Immersive Technologies and develop a
Immersive Technologies has the infrastructure community of simulator trainers to explore how
in place to deliver customer assistance 24 to further promote the importance of correctly
hours a day, 7 days a week. With our own training operators in the industry.
support ofﬁces located throughout the world,
our aim is to be available when you need us.
Our global support ofﬁce locations are in
Perth (Australia), Brisbane (Australia), Salt Lake
City (United States of America), Johannesburg
(South Africa) and Santiago (Chile).
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“ We have a tool that enables us to move
along a progressive improvement path
– all the time training operators on
equipment without adversely impacting the
productivity of real machines in the pit, or
risking damage to a machine or the safety
of the operator.”
LUMWANA MINE MANAGER,
EQUINOX MINERALS LTD, ZAMBIA, AFRICA
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Meeting all your training needs
TrainerAdvantage™ ALLOWS MINES USING THE AE SIMULATOR
TO DEVELOP TRAINERS THROUGH A CERTIFIED COURSE DESIGNED
TO ENSURE A THOROUGH UNDERSTANDING OF THE PRODUCT
AND INCREASE THE UTILIZATION OF THE SIMULATOR.
Consisting of three certiﬁcation levels, This enhances integration of Simulator training
TrainerAdvantage™ includes classroom and into existing heavy equipment training programs
hands-on sessions working with the Simulator to support the achievement of site operating
under the instruction of an Immersive performance objectives.
Technologies specialist. Each level is designed to Feedback has shown that mines working with
progressively increase the trainer’s knowledge TrainerAdvantage™ certiﬁed training staff are
from basic operation to advanced administration generating results from day one.
As at February 2009, over 540 trainers had
Upon successful completion of the course, the completed this vital course worldwide.
trainer will be certiﬁed to maintain and safely
use the AE Simulator for training purposes, safely
carry out maintenance, and implement and
evaluate training programs and lesson plans.
TrainerAdvantage™ Certiﬁcation Cards
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“We are able to take problem or
hazardous intersections, for example,
and acclimatize our new people to those
levels of intensity while in the Simulator.”
FOUNDATION COAL WEST, USA
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