Articulated dump truck simulator training pack
By Adam FreillConstruction Equipment Skills Development Software Trucks
CM Labs Simulations has released its Articulated Dump Truck (ADT) Simulator Training Pack. Designed to accurately replicate machine stability and engine behaviour for effective, efficient operator training, the training pack aims to help organizations address key industry issues such as safety, sustainability and equipment maintenance.
Often the first machine novice operators use, the ADT requires familiarity with worksite team activities and strong driving skills. The company says its software, which is compatible with all CM Labs’ Vortex simulators, including the desktop Vortex Edge Plus, the motion-enabled Vortex Edge Max, and the high-immersion Vortex Advantage, offers a safe, effective and comprehensive alternative for initial training while mitigating the increased fuel costs and wear and tear that typically result from inexperienced handling.
The pack uses progressive learning exercises to gradually build skill and confidence as trainees work on such skills as basic controls familiarization, driving on slope, loading and loading trailer, shared task training, as well as side and back loading. Performance metrics tracked during training exercises include safety violations, such as collisions, electric cable contact, tipping or cabin flip, or unsafe parking, cycle times, and operational efficiency.
Trainees work on shared tasks with automated equipment drivers, and there is an optional add-on module for simultaneous tandem crew training with CM Labs’ Excavator Simulator.