||THE SIMULATED MINING CAB: CYBERMINE mining simulator cabs are highly realistic replicas of the actual mining equipment, where instruments and controls look, feel and operate as they do in the actual vehicle. Cabs are easily swapped out by the Instructor and immediately recognised by the CYBERMINE simulation software which automatically initiates the correct mining equipment simulation.|
||HUGE PANORAMIC PROJECTED DISPLAY: Three, or optionally four, high-contrast, projected displays provide 270° or 360° (panoramic) horizontal and 70° vertical fields of view which, coupled with the latest generation high definition 3D graphics, immerse the mine operator in a high fidelity, virtual 3D underground mining simulation environment.
3D SURROUND SOUND AUDIO: CYBERMINE mining simulators provide high fidelity 3D directional audio cues to realistically simulate the sounds emanating from the various sub-systems and external sources such as simulated mining equipment operating in the vicinity.
CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT: The complete CYBERMINE mining simulation system is housed in a 6m ISO high-cube container which is insulated, air-conditioned, heated and protected against dust ingress. The interior is well appointed and has integrated power distribution and variable lighting to provide a comfortable and controlled learning environment. Maintaining structural integrity of the container during manufacture ensures that all CYBERMINE mining simulators are easily transported by rail, sea or road.
ACCURATE REALITY MODELS: The CYBERMINE mining simulation software accurately models the behavioural characteristics of the systems and subsystems of the mining equipment being simulated, such as engines, braking systems, suspensions and hydraulics sub-systems. External interactions with the environment, such as bucket - material interactions and drill steel - rock face interactions are all mathematically modelled to provide accurate feedback to the operator. CYBERMINE simulation software also simulates various faults and failures and their effects on relevant sub-systems to permit realistic operator training under these fault conditions and in emergency situations.
COMPUTING SEGMENT: At the heart of the CYBERMINE mining simulator is a state of the art computer segment which utilises high-end, off-the-shelf PCs to deliver substantial computing power to each of the mining simulation sub-systems. The entire mining simulator, including the computer rack, is powered by an intelligent Power Distribution Unit. The computer rack also houses an Uninterruptable Power Supply to safeguard the computer segment. The complete 19” rack with all of its components is shock mounted to protect against vibration and impact forces during transport.
COMMERCIAL COMPONENTS: CYBERMINE simulators make extensive use of commercial off-the-shelf components, facilitating maintainability, reducing life-cycle costs and extending the equipment life-span.
INSTRUCTOR OPERATOR STATION: CYBERMINE mining simulators offer a feature rich Instructor Operator Station which provides the Instructor with the ability to:
• Set up and modify a set of standard exercises.
• Select exercise start position and initial equipment parameters.
• Choose artificially intelligent objects such as other simulated
mining equipment and people to operate within the simulated
• Vary world specific parameters and interactive events such as
rock spillages, rock hardness and crusher states.
• Inject faults such as tyre failure, fissures in the rock face,
brake systems failure or engine faults, either randomly or on
command, and then monitor student responses.
• View a display showing the current state of all instruments and
controls during execution.
• Watch historical and real-time graphs of important sub-system
• View an event log of students’ operating procedure violations as
• Replay exercises for After-Action Review and student de-briefing.
• View, print and export current and historical student reports.
INSTRUCTOR ENTRANCE: The instructor enters though a separate door which is locked from the outside to secure the CYBERMINE simulator and all of its contents.
ELECTRONIC FEEDBACK SYSTEMS: CYBERMINE mining simulators impart accurate self-motion perception cues. A three Degree of Freedom (3DOF) motion platform, based on clean electric motor technologies, provides realistic simulation of effects such as acceleration, braking, suspension characteristics and collisions. Where fitted, electronic steering feedback systems complement the realism of the driving experience, providing return-to-centre feedback and the sensation of tyre rotation and interaction with the terrain.
AUDIENCE VIEW: The audience viewing area facilitates optimal use of the CYBERMINE mining simulator, allowing additional trainees to observe and interact with the instructor while the student operator undergoes training and evaluation.
QUALITY AND MAINTAINABILITY: Designed and manufactured under a rigorous ISO 9001:2008 Quality System, all CYBERMINE mining simulators are constructed with quality and maintainability in mind to maximise equipment availability and minimise through life support costs.
SURFACE AND UNDERGROUND: ThoroughTec’s unique cross-platform adaptor kit allows CYBERMINE surface mining simulator cabs to be used on a common simulator base unit to significantly lower the total cost of ownership. ThoroughTec is the largest supplier of both surface and underground mining simulator products in the world and thus able to provide the best quality simulators on the market at the most competitive price.