Underground Drill Rig Simulators
CYBERMINE offers the widest range of drill rig simulators globally, from single to multiple booms, from all major OEMs.
It is well known that mistakes made in the drilling cycle have extensive downstream cost implications. Effective drill rig operator training in complex mining operations is therefore critical for optimising productivity, improving safety and minimising operating costs.
The CYBERMINE Drill Rig Simulator range has been developed in collaboration with original equipment manufacturers to provide for rock drill operator training, re-training and evaluation in a simulated underground mining environment.
The CYBERMINE Underground Drill Rig Simulator range simulates heavy equipment from all major manufacturers such as Atlas Copco and Sandvik.
“Correct drilling ultimately ensures that we achieve optimal ore extraction. Our CYBERMINE trained operators help us to achieve this goal.”
Accurate Vehicle Replication
The jumbo simulator operator is immersed in a highly realistic, virtual, operating, 3D simulated mine world, projected on three wide screen displays located about the drill rig operator’s cab. The entire drill rig cab is replicated to provide all drilling and tramming instruments and controls, correctly located about the drill rig operator.
Virtual Mine Worlds
The 3D underground mine simulation world comes complete with typical tunnel geometry, drill faces of varying complexities (camber, slope and drill patterns) and other essential areas and features typically encountered in an underground mine. Artificially intelligent miners and mining equipment such as loaders, mine trucks and roof bolters, exist in the simulated mine world in support of the jumbo operator training and evaluation process.
Actual client underground 3D mine sites are accurately modelled on request, including own operating procedures, artificially intelligent client mining equipment, load and haul routes and other areas required to impart training objectives.
Training and evaluation tools
During the simulated drilling cycle, the rock drill operator performs all drilling training tasks that would be required in the actual vehicle. Realistic drilling module behavioural dynamics, hydraulics and interactions with simulated rock characteristics (rock hardness, drillability and fissures) provide a highly realistic simulated drilling experience in which safety and productivity may be accurately measured.
The CYBERMINE Underground Drill Rig Simulator training modules also include tramming, in which the drill rig operator must employ due care and skill in order to avoid damage to vehicle components through collisions with the ceiling, walls and floor. Correct placement and deployment of the carrier module is required prior to drilling in the marked areas.
The CYBERMINE Underground Drill Simulator system continually monitors and records the jumbo operator’s performance in terms of drilling accuracies, adherence to safety procedures, correct equipment handling techniques and response to emergency situations and failures. These performance reports together with the instructor’s after-action-review capability provide a complete drill rig operator training and evaluation system.
Highly efficient and effective drill rig operator training is therefore realised with no loss of production and no danger of accidents, even in the most complex of emergency situations to which the drill rig operator might be expected to respond
Advanced training tools
The CYBERMINE drill pattern editor enables the mine instructor to create a custom drill pattern for each of the rock faces, as well as to train the optimum sequence for drilling. For novice drill rig operators, alignment guides assist in correct positioning of the drill boom. As a result, the trainee drill rig operator is able to exercise correct drilling techniques for each scenario and each rock type.
Multiple configurable drilling and bolting scenarios
• Simple face on level ground
• Uneven face on level ground
• Simple face on a decline
• Uneven face on a decline
• Cross-cut face
• Rubble at the face
• Previous blast sockets
• Initial rock drillability
• Cracks in the rock face