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Simlog Heavy Equipment Simulation

The Standard in Cost-Effective Simulation for Training Heavy Equipment Operators. Simlog’s Personal Simulators have been delivering cost-effective heavy equipment operator training to education and industry since 1999. All products are developed in collaboration with leading training professionals, equipment manufacturers, and owner/operators. Simlog’s offer includes a wide line of simulator controls, and are the pioneer and global standard in cost-effective training. Take students from the classroom to the virtual work-site as they explore their aptitude, develop real skills, and learn safety-conscious habits. For our Industrial customers, training heavy equipment operators is hard and costly. With Simlog’s Personal Simulators you can train safely, reduce costs and make better hiring decisions.

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Simlog's Hydraulic Excavator Personal Simulator

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The simulation software puts you at the controls of a modern hydraulic excavator at work in a typical construction site with both simulated dirt and large boulders, in interaction with an articulated dump truck. Both SAE and Backhoe-Loader joystick patterns are available, and changing the point of view during the simulation is easy with joystick buttons, keyboard function keys and mouse controls. Student learning activities include: Excavator Positioning, Raking the Green, for coordinating the movements of the boom, stick, and bucket. Other activities are “Over the Moon”, that adds the coordinated movement of the swing, Bench Climbing/Descending, Trench Crossing, with “boom jacking”. Lastly students can experiment with “Bench Loading with Truck Spotting – Boulders, and Ramp Building”.

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Simlog's Bulldozer Personal Simulator

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Simlog’s Bulldozer Personal Simulator puts you at the controls of a medium-sized bulldozer (also called “dozer,” “tractor,” “crawler tractor,” “track type tractor”) in a typical construction site. There are seven “Simulation Modules” of increasing difficulty, starting with Controls Familiarization and then progressing through Bulldozer Positioning, Boulder Control, Backfilling 1 and 2, Slot Dozing, and finally Spreading. Many different kinds of situations are presented, in order to address the training needs of a wide variety of customers using different operational practices. You can even use the keyboard function keys and mouse controls during the simulation to change the point of view, to present views from outside the cabin e.g. to the left/right and up above, to better “understand” the simulated work.

Simlog’s Bulldozer simulation software can be configured to simulate the behavior of a wide variety of bulldozers. For example, you can use separate pedals for Decelerator and Brake, or just a single pedal that combines both functions, to reproduce the different pedal arrangements found in real bulldozers. You can also activate (or not) “counter rotation” so that when making a tight turn, the two crawler tracks will turn in opposite directions, since this kind of control is typical of some, but not all, bulldozers. You can even set the blade functions to be faster or slower!

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Simlog's Backhoe Loader

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Simlog’s new Backhoe Loader Personal Simulator puts you at the controls of a backhoe loader (BHL), also called “Loader Backhoe” and “Tractor Loader Backhoe (TLB), at work in a typical construction site. Training efficiency is delivered through a modular Instructional Design that teaches real skills for productive and safe equipment operations in the field.

Special configuration parameters allow instructors to modify the 3D modelling to select one of five possible color combinations, and set the number of lift arm cylinders to one or two. This flexibility makes the simulated Backhoe Loader look like the equipment sold by all the leading OEMs.

Other configuration parameters make it possible to set up just one display where space is limited, or three displays to create a much larger field of view. Also unique to Simlog, a rear display can be added to teach new operators to turn their heads when backing up. Student learning activities include: Bucket Positioning, for driving forwards and backwards with separate targets for the loader and backhoe buckets, Stockpiling, to move material from a digging zone to a dumping zone with the loader bucket and Truck Loading – Loader, using rocks.

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Simlog's Forklift Personal Simulator

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Simlog’s new Forklift Personal Simulator Version 2 puts trainees at the controls of a typical sit-down, counterbalance factory forklift with rear-wheel steering. Scenarios are typical of transportation service centres, factories, warehouses, and distribution centers, with a wide variety of loads and storage arrangements, along with truck bays for loading and unloading and a flatbed truck outside.

Designed to provide even more flexibility when training operators with different levels of skill, Version 2 introduces new and modified Simulation Modules to encourage safer operation practices and maximize productivity. The new modules feature exercises for driving in reverse with tall loads, and five new “Loading Docks” modules to work with loads of different sizes in double rows, and stacked and unstacked, to maximize cube utilization.

You can use three displays in front to create a field of view of 180 degrees, along with a fourth display behind, to teach people to turn their heads when backing up. Since typical forklifts are equipped with three or four levers, you will need to use three or four USB-ready Forklift Levers. (The fourth lever controls the separation of the forks so if you use three levers instead of four, the simulation software will change the separation of the forks for you.) Simlog’s table-top mounting brackets will bring the joysticks down from table-top height to the sides of an ordinary chair, to better mimic the positioning of real controls in the cabin of real heavy equipment.

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Simlog's Mobile Crane Personal Simulator

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Simlog’s new Advanced Edition of the Mobile Crane puts you at the controls of a modern rough-terrain mobile crane equipped with telescoping boom and jib, and a variety of hook-blocks with best-in-class simulation graphics and physics, slings that go “slack”, and a boom that deflects. And now there’s wind, with parameters to define the direction, strength, and gusting. Just like in real cranes, the simulated dashboard displays boom angle, load radius, boom length, boom section telescoping and mode, relative hoist speed, region of operation, and Load-Moment Indicator.

After simulation exercises designed to master crane operations, Simlog’s Advanced Edition introduces lift planning that requires a solid understanding of load charts. This means choosing the boom length, the boom extension mode, the number of load lines, the boom angles for the “pick” and “place”, and whether or not to use a jib and at what angle. (Once the plan is correct, you execute the lift.)
Simlog’s Advanced Edition ends with Signal Person training, i.e. learning to provide appropriate signals to the crane operator (to complete a lift), while at the same time teaching that crane operator to understand and follow those signals.

Student activities include: Controls Familiarization, Hookblock Control 1 and 2, Pole Topping and Corridor Following 1, 2, 3 and 4. Other activities include Executing Lifts, Pole Placement, Concrete Pouring 1 and 2, Pick, Lift and Place,and Signalling. Key Performance Indicators – Key Performance Indicators measure how quickly and how carefully the simulated work is performed, including execution time, maximum load sway, number of load/obstacle collisions, and the occurrence of two-blocking. With 44 Performance Indicators in all, the feedback is diagnostic, instead of just a consolidated pass/fail score.

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Simlog's Simulation Manager

Alone, Simlog’s Personal Simulators carefully measure the quality and productivity of your trainees’ simulated work, but results are only saved on the local PC as files. Adding Simulation Manager provides security and efficiency when you have many Personal Simulator users, and everyone’s simulation results are automatically stored into the same Simlog database. The results files may be reviewed not only within Simulation Manager but with an included external Viewer that allows you to share Simulation Results with remote locations. Only 1 Simulation Manager is needed as long as all your Personal Simulators are on the same PC or on networked PCs.

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