Simlog's Bulldozer simulation software can also be configured, in order 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.
Wheel Loader Personal Simulator
The simulation software puts you at the controls of a modern wheel loader at work in a typical quarry, in interaction with a simulated Off-Highway Truck. Both stick-steering (as in large wheel loaders) and steering wheel steering (as in smaller ones) are available. You can even use the keyboard function keys and mouse controls during the simulation to change the point of view!
Simply set up the simulator controls, install the award-winning simulation software (in English, French, or Spanish) on your desktop or laptop PC, and begin!
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.
You can either use your own PC or choose the convenience of our PC bundle with the Simlog software already installed, licensed, and ready to go in English, French, or Spanish.
- Highly realistic simulation graphics and physics
- 8 Simulation Modules of increasing difficulty
- 45 Performance Indicators to comprehensively evaluate the simulated work
- 2 Procedure and Fatal errors to detect incorrect and unsafe operator actions
- Many kinds of USB-ready simulator controls and mounting options
- Configuration parameters for both steering wheel and stick-steering controls
- Viewpoints from inside and outside the cabin that can be changed during simulation
- HD Instructional Video for each Simulation Module
- e-book Instructional Companion
Eight (8) Simulation Modules of increasing level of difficulty begin by teaching basic skills and coordination in early exercises such as “Corridor Driving” and “Bucket Placement.” Later Simulation Modules culminate skills training with advanced productivity exercises such as “Load and Carry” and “Truck Loading with Spotting.”
The Wheel Loader Personal Simulator features twelve "Simulation Modules", as follows:
- Controls Familiarization
- Corridor Driving – Wide
- Corridor Driving – Narrow
- Bucket Placement
- Truck Loading
- Load & Carry
- Truck Loading with Spotting
Key Performance Indicators
Forty-five key Performance indicators carefully measure the productivity and quality of the student’s work, as they progress their way through the Simulation Modules. The Simulation Results measured include “Execution time,” “Mass of material spilled between digging and dumping,” “Time spent with bucket in digging zone,” and “Productivity of digging and dumping material.”
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 & Quick ROI
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 wheel loader, 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.>/p>
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 wheel loader 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 Wheel Loader Personal Simulator
Simlog’s new Operator Chair with industrial controls is a cost-effective way to train wheel loader operators, with our Wheel Loader simulation software, in a safe and realistic environment.
Compared to Table-Top Mounting Brackets, 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. Configurations are available for both steering-wheel steering and stick-steering.
For the steering wheel steering configuration, the left and right consoles include one Multi-Purpose Replica Controls joystick for controller functions such as lift arm and bucket control, and a Transmission Lever, to simulate an authentic operating experience. The steering column is adjustable, and easily pivots and telescopes to numerous angles. The Operator Chair also includes integrated pedals.
For the stick steering configuration, there are two Multi-Purpose Replica Controls joysticks for operator control functions and steering control for the wheel loader articulation.
The Operator Chair in both stick steering and steering wheel steering configurations also includes a USB-ready pedal unit, featuring clutch, brake and throttle functions. 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. To learn more, please contact Simlog.
- 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 and right consoles for joystick controls (stick steering) and/or and transmission lever (steering-wheel steering)
- 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
There are three possible arrangements, one with a single display in front, one with three displays and the other with three displays in portrait mode.
Operator Chair Specifications
- Overall Dimensions: L 60” x W 34” x H 47”
- Weight: 330 lbs.
- Shipping Dimensions: 67" x 43" x 44"
- Shipping Weight: approximately 550 lbs. One unit per skid, not stackable.
- 120 VAC/60 Hz, 220-240VAC/50 Hz
Vibration increases the realism of our Personal Simulators by adding physical (tactile) feedback to the audio and visual, making the experience more “immersive” at little additional cost, especially when compared to a motion platform.
The vibration that you feel is generated from the simulation software’s audio system as things happen. Engine idling, collisions with obstacles, digging virtual terrain, etc. can all be seen, heard and experienced! Adding vibration improves the realism of the simulation and makes the simulator-based training more compelling, encouraging trainees to be more serious and learn more carefully.
For our Operator Chairs, Simlog offers a vibration system that includes the “ButtKicker Simulation Kit” plus special mounting for the operator seat. The “ButtKicker” is a low-frequency sound transducer equipped with its own amplifier and “volume” controller to change the “force” of the vibration created by the simulation software sounds.
Replica Controls for Wheel Loader Personal Simulator
Simlog’s Replica Controls for the Wheel Loader Personal Simulator feature industrial strength components suitable for both table-top mounting and Simlog’s new Operator Chair.
Replica Controls begin with an industrial USB joystick with 8 push-buttons for the lift arm and bucket control, along with horn, throttle lock, and kickout programming.
For Steering Wheel Steering, add the Logitech “G920 Driving Force Racing Wheel” steering wheel and a three-pedal unit, along with the “G920 Driving Force Shifter,” with push-buttons, to obtain the following simulator controls. Note that the joystick is shown with Simlog’s table-top mounting bracket.
For Stick Steering, add a second replica joystick for the steering control of the wheel loader articulation, along with pedals.
Many kinds of USB-ready simulator controls, and mounting configurations, are available:
- Replica Controls, featuring components suitable for table-top mounting
- Simlog's new Operator Chair, to obtain a superior simulation experience
- PC Controls, consisting of low cost off-the-shelf input devices, for easy transportability
- OEM Controls, with parts from the operator controls of real wheel loaders (for stick steering)
Custom Travel Cases for Replica Controls
For all setups, Simlog’s Custom Travel Case makes transportation easy.
- 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.
- Overall dimensions: 30″ x 24″ x 19″
- Approximate weight: 50 lbs. when empty, up to 100 lbs. when full (depending upon the Replica Controls.)
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:
- Introduce new career choices
- Evaluate operator aptitude
- Better prepare students for real seat-time
- Bring new visibility to your training program
- Join a world-wide community of leading education professionals
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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