Off-Highway Truck Personal Simulator

Version 2 of Off-Highway Truck is here! Simlog has gained special insights into operator training challenges and instructional design to help you train students better.
Operator Chair for Off-Highway Truck Personal Simulator
SimLog Personal Simulators for OperatorTraining
Custom Travel Cases for Replica Controls
Custom Travel Cases for Replica Controls
Safely move Personal Simulators from place to place

New functionalities of Version 2 include:

  • Significant improvements to graphics and 3D modelling
  • Increased driving realism with new “wet/slippery” and “foggy” conditions
  • Four brand new Simulation Modules
  • New Performance Indicators associated with tire management and poor operating practices
  • New screen capture video in High Definition for each Simulation Module
  • New e-book Instructional Companion in epub format

You can now also set-up three displays to create an immersive field of view of 180 degrees just using one off-the-shelf PC! (You can still use just one display, if space is limited.)


Now even better! The simulation software puts you at the controls of a modern off-highway truck at work in a typical quarry, in interaction with a simulated Wheel Loader. Version 2.0 brings significant improvements to provide even more operator training help, including substantial graphics refinements to the truck, the dashboard inside the cabin, and the simulated quarry, new simulated physics with several levels of wet/slippery driving conditions, and many levels of fog. Four brand new Simulation Modules have been added, including a new Simulation Module just to practice driving in reverse. There are also new Performance Indicators associated with tire management and poor operating practices.

You can either use your own PC or choose the convenience of our PC bundle with Simlog's award-winning software already installed, licensed, and ready to go in English, French, or Spanish.

Add a big screen display for "life size" graphics, and quality speakers for the audio feedback. Simlog even offers a vibration system to enhance the simulation experience. There are setup options to suit almost every budget.

Simulator Controls

Many kinds of USB-ready simulator controls and mounting configurations are available, including:

  • Replica Controls, featuring components suitable for table-top mounting
  • Simlog's Operator Chair, to obtain a superior simulation experience

Please note that Simlog's hardware products are only sold for use with Simlog's simulation software.

If you are a Simlog customer, then you may be able to re-use the simulator controls that you already have.

Software Description

There are ten "Simulation Modules" of increasing difficulty, starting with Controls Familiarization. The final module, Complete Haul Cycle 2, combines loading, hauling, and dumping. A simulated Wheel Loader is built right in, to help teach truck spotting interaction. Key "Performance Indicators" measure how quickly and how carefully the simulated work is performed including execution time, maximum driving speed, and the occurrence of termination faults such as improper gear changing and hoist control. In this way, the feedback is diagnostic, instead of just a consolidated pass/fail score.

Simulation results are automatically saved, so trainees can progress at their own pace without trainer supervision. To simplify the record keeping, Simlog offers a database product called Simulation Manager, and the same database can be used with all of our Personal Simulators.

Low Total Cost of Ownership

Real affordability, that's how Simlog sets the standard in cost-effective simulation. The fact is, training with our Personal Simulator is a fraction of the cost of training with a real off-highway truck, especially considering that even small accidents due to operator inexperience can mean thousands of dollars in replacement parts and downtime. And the purchase of the simulation software license is a one time fee, to keep the total cost of ownership as low as possible, with no restrictions on the number of people that you can train.

Quick Return on Investment

The software license, a one time fee, will pay for itself when you train just a handful of new operators. How? Consider the rising costs of putting a real off-highway truck to work with a qualified instructor, the damage and downtime that inexperience can cause, and finally the risk of possible injury. That's why it just makes sense to prepare new operators with Simlog help. Learn more about reducing training costs and improving training safety by Making the Business Case for your training environment.

Operator Chair for Off-Highway Truck Personal Simulator

Simlog's new Operator Chair with industrial controls is a cost-effective way to train off-highway truck operators, with our Off-Highway Truck simulator software in a safe and realistic environment.

Compared to our Replica Controls, Simlog's Operator Chair offers a superior simulation experience, thanks to an authentic operator seat with consoles for the left and right hands, and a steering column. All are mounted on an industrial platform with casters, for easy portability.

The left and right consoles include a Hoist Control Lever and a Transmission Lever, to simulate an authentic operating experience, with the Retarder Lever mounted to the industrial steering wheel. The steering column is adjustable, and easily pivots and telescopes to numerous angles. The Operator Chair also includes integrated pedals featuring secondary and service brakes and throttle functions. If desired, you can configure the middle pedal to be used as a retarder pedal, by selecting the appropriate option in the simulation software. But if you already have a Simlog Operator Chair that you are using with some other Personal Simulator, then you may be able to re-configure that Operator Chair by purchasing additional elements.

Key Features

  • Authentic industrial operator seat, with headrest, air suspension, and seat-belt
  • Adjustable seat position (forward/backwards, three vertical positions)
  • Adjustable armrests (in height and angle)
  • Integrated left console for the Hoist Control Lever and viewpoint changing switches
  • Integrated right console for the Transmission Lever and parking brake
  • Full steering column with pivot and telescope capabilities
  • Fully functional industrial style pedals
  • Five possible pedal positions, to create the typical placements found in real operator cabins
  • Steel platform with heavy-duty casters for easy portability

Operator Chair Specifications

  • Overall Dimensions: L 60” (152.4 cm) x W 34” (86.4 cm) x H 47” (119.4 cm)
  • Weight: 385 lbs. (175 kg)
  • Shipping Dimensions: 67" (170.2 cm) x 43" (109.2 cm) x 44" (118.8 cm) - one unit per skid, not stackable.
  • Shipping Weight: approximately 550 lbs. (250 kg)
  • 120 VAC/60 Hz, 220-240VAC/50 Hz

Custom Travel Cases for Replica Controls

At the request of many customers, Simlog is now pleased to offer Custom Travel Cases for our Replica Controls (and PC Controls), to safely move Personal Simulators from place to place.

Key Features

  • made-to-measure, with dedicated slots for levers, joysticks, pedals, steering wheel, and table-top mounting brackets
  • space for a laptop PC, cables, and documentation
  • pull-out handle, with multiple positions
  • wheels (casters)
  • cases are "stackable", for easy transport.

Specifications

  • Overall dimensions: 30" (76cm) x 24" (61cm) x 19" (50cm)
  • Approximate weight: 50 lbs. (23 kg) when empty, up to 100 lbs. (46 kg) when full (depending upon the Replica Controls)

Simlog

Take students from the classroom to the virtual work-site, as they explore their aptitude, develop real skills and learn safety-conscious habits.

Simlog is the world leader in providing affordable and effective PC-based simulation software for heavy equipment operator training in mining, construction, material handling and forestry. Called Personal Simulators, only Simlog’s products leverage the power of today’s PCs with the variety of USB-ready setup options needed to suit a range of training budgets. With hundreds of training service providers and equipment owner/operators around the world training thousands of people every year, Simlog products have been proven to reduce training costs, increase operator productivity, and help minimize the safety risks associated with operator inexperience.

With Simlog, you’ll find the right kind of simulated tasks, the right kind of task progression, and the right way of evaluating simulated work, thanks to comprehensive Performance Indicators that measure quality and productivity.

How Simlog can help:

With Simlog, your students will be learning the right way to do things, thanks to “best practices” input from our OEM partners and training professionals just like you. So you’ll find the right kind of simulated tasks, the right kind of task progression, and the right way of evaluating the simulated work. Add Simulation Manager software to track each students results and competencies as they progress through the training.

For additional information please visit www.simlog.com.

Introduce new career choices

Expose your students to a possible career operating heavy equipment, and set them on the path to high-paying jobs. Our Personal Simulators will provide a learning environment that encourages skills exploration, with students learning in a self-managed way. And having fun along the way will foster a completely new attitude toward learning!

Evaluate operator aptitude

Operating heavy equipment requires a combination of “psycho-motor” ability (manual dexterity), “sensory/perceptual” ability (depth perception), and “cognitive” ability (spatial reasoning). Unfortunately, studies show that up to 30% of training candidates don’t have enough and for that reason, can never become fully proficient.

Our Personal Simulators will let you and your students evaluate this aptitude. This is especially important when training programs are over-subscribed, in order to use your training budget as wisely as you can.

Better prepare students for real seat-time

Training at the controls of real equipment is dangerous, and expensive. Operating costs are high, supervisors must be paid, and mistakes mean equipment that is damaged. And there will always be details that are specific to the particular makes and models that you have.

Instead, our Personal Simulators are “generic” and will teach your students core skills, making it easy to proceed to “hands-on” training on a variety of real equipment

And by preparing your students at the controls of our Personal Simulators, the real seat-time training becomes

  • Safer, because “accidents” now happen at the simulator
  • Better, because students learn to do things right at the simulator, and gain confidence in their operating skills
  • Faster, because your students reach their performance targets sooner
  • Cheaper, thanks to all of the above

In this way, training costs go down, training quality goes up, and graduates are more employable!

Bring new visibility to your training program

Use your Personal Simulator to promote your training program in your community, and improve your recruiting efforts. Just set things up at local events such as job fairs, or at middle schools as part of “out-reach” efforts, and watch the lineups form!

Join a world-wide community of leading education professionals

Becoming a Simlog customer means joining a growing community of leading educational organizations around the world, all dedicated to improving heavy equipment operator training. Share simulation benchmarks, best practices, and suggestions to help Simlog make our Personal Simulators even better.

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