In the past five years the African region has witnessed the rapid expansion of underground equipment simulators sales from Immersive Technologies. The company has experienced a positive rise in customer’s need for underground products and services over the last years globally.
African mines are taking advantage of advanced simulation technology along with skilled people and proven processes, from Immersive Technologies, to optimise their equipment operator workforce.
Immersive Technologies’ most recent simulator deployment are located at the Subika site in Ghana and Star and Comet site in Tanzania. The deployment of underground solutions involved our IM360 transportable simulator with Conversion Kits® for underground trucks with support from on-site embedded Trainers and Advisors.
The intent for the first six months is to have simulation optimising the recruitment and capability development of new hire and existing truck, loader and jumbo operators. The longer-term goal of addressing daily operational activities such as loading and dumping, abusive shifting and fuel efficiency will be the next objective.
“We have underground customers in Africa, Russia, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Australia, the USA, Mexico, Colombia and Chile who are ramping up their production and place a high value on safer and more productive operators through training.
Our training solutions have been proven over time to deliver significant, quantifiable and audited results, which resonates with mining companies analysing every expenditure,” says Anthony Bruce, Regional Vice President
Africa, Europe & CIS, Immersive Technologies.
“We offer the largest range of simulated mining machines and the addition of new underground simulators aligns perfectly with the recent increase in demand for our underground products, Immersive Technologies is delivering multiple new underground simulator modules for Sandvik, Atlas Copco, Zephir and Caterpillar equipment, including some machines which are tele-remote” Anthony Bruce says.