Continuous Miner Training Simulator

Continuous Miner Training Simulator

Product Description

This system teaches the trainee operator how to control a Continuous Miner (CM) in such a way as to increase productivity and maintain a high safety standard. The trainee controls the CM in a virtual coal or potash mine with controls that closely resemble those of a real CM. The trainee operator works through a series of training scenarios that varies in complexity from simplistic scenarios to very complex and difficult scenarios. The trainee receives a complete training report at the end of each training session. The system may be used for the training of new operators or for evaluation of experienced operators. The training is performed in a safe and controlled environment.

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Data Sheets

Data sheets must be viewed with a PDF-viewer. If you do not have a PDF-viewer, you can download Adobe Acrobat Reader from Adobe's site at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html.

 VR Coal Data Sheet: VRCoalDataSheet.pdf (1102 KB)

Manuals

Manuals must be viewed with a PDF-viewer. If you do not have a PDF-viewer, you can download Adobe Acrobat Reader from Adobe's site at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html.

 VR Coal Booklet: VRCoalBooklet.pdf (1101 KB)

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The trainee operator wears a head mounted display [hmd]. A remote control unit that accurately resembles the real unit, is used to control the virtual continuous miner [cm].
Trainee Operator with Head Mounted Display and Remote Control Unit
The pre-simulation module teaches the trainee operator basic terminology and how to use the remote control unit. A small remote control panel is superimposed on the image initially, but later it is hidden.
The Pre-simulation Module
The mine section editor allows the instructor/administrator to create and/or edit a mine section that relates to mining conditions in their specific area. For example, rock lenses (red areas) and roof bolts (blue crosses) may be placed.
The Mine Section Editor
Once a mine section has been created (refer to the image: 'the mine section editor'), the scenario editor is used to define the starting points (and orientations) of the continuous miner, shuttle car, instructor, operator and laser guide.
The Scenario Editor (1)
With the starting points of all the participating entities defined (refer to the image: 'the scenario editor (1)'), the instructor/administrator may now proceed to select time dependent events on the timeline editor.
The Scenario Editor (2)
Some training scenarios require training in 2-d first, before progressing to full 3-d scenarios. Once the trainee understands the relevant concepts from a plan-view perspective, it is time to tackle it in fully immersed 3-d.
Cutting a Split (2-D) (cross-cut)
The cutting cycle is the foundation of continuous miner [cm] operation, and is considered a critical skill. Once the trainee has mastered the basics, a shuttle car [sc] is added, and the trainee is required to optimally fill a sc.
The Cutting Cycle
The trainee is taught how to use the level indication system (red and green lights) of the continuous miner [cm]. When these warnings are ignored, the cm will cut into the roof. Sparks and on-screen warnings will appear.
Cutting into the Roof
Whenever the continuous miner [cm] is trammed backwards, a virtual cable handler will ensure that the power cable is kept out of harms way.
The Cable Handler
Overfilling of the shuttle car [sc] will cause spillage of coal. The operator will see the coal spilling and hear the sound of spilling coal. A warning message will appear on the instructor screen.
Overfilling the Shuttle Car
This system teaches the trainee operator how to control a continuous miner [cm] in such a way as to increase productivity while maintaining a high safety standard. The trainee controls the cm in a virtual coal or potash mine with controls that closely resemble those of a real cm. The trainee operator works through a series of training scenarios that varies in complexity from simplistic scenarios to very complex and difficult scenarios. The trainee receives a complete training report at the end of each training session. The system may be used for the training of new operators or for the evaluation of experienced operators. The training is performed in a safe and controlled environment. More than 400 operators have been trained with the system to date.
Virtual Reality Continuous Miner Training Simulator

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Continuous_Miner_Lo.avi
Resolution: 320x240
Duration: 2:58 Minutes
Size: 5.35 MB
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Continuous_Miner_Hi.avi
Resolution: 720x480
Duration: 2:58 Minutes
Size: 32.6 MB

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