JCHX to Establish One of the World’s Most Advanced Mining Training Centres
Re-affirming their position as one of China’s leading underground contract miners, Beijing-based JCHX Mining Management is expanding its Miyun County mining training centre. In one of the biggest mining simulator deals of 2015, the company will purchase five new CYBERMINE training simulators from ThoroughTec Simulation, who continue their expansion in the Chinese market.
This order is in addition to the two simulators already operating at their technologically advanced training centre in Miyun County, just outside Beijing.
This is JCHX’s second investment in CYBERMINE Simulators, which was concluded following a thorough comparative evaluation of available simulator suppliers. Recognising ThoroughTec’s leadership in this market, JCHX once again chose ThoroughTec to design and supply several highly complex, new-generation equipment simulators. “We are delighted that JCHX has entrusted ThoroughTec with the further expansion of their training facility,” says Larin Allison, Regional Vice President of Asia Pacific at ThoroughTec.
“JCHX strives to maintain an efficient and safe workforce,” says Mr Wang Xian Cheng, Chairman and founder of JCHX. “We are committed to achieving these high standards with well-trained, professional personnel. These highly-realistic training simulators and the training centre as a whole will help us achieve this.”
“Our engineering credentials convinced the company that ThoroughTec had the capability to simulate these complex, state-of-the-art machines”
In addition to their current simulators for Atlas Copco 282 drill rig and Normet 1050 shotcrete sprayer operator training, JCHX will be receiving five additional, latest-generation CYBERMINE simulators for the training of Sandvik LH410 LHD and DS411 bolter operators; as well as Atlas Copco Simba 1354 long hole drill rig, MT2010 dump truck and Cabletec LC bolter operators.
ThoroughTec’s Executive VP of Operations, Richard Bellengere notes that, “As far as we know the Cable Reel Bolter simulator we are delivering to train Atlas Copco Cabletec operators, is the first of its kind in the world.”
“ThoroughTec is delighted to be developing these popular vehicles for JCHX. Our engineering credentials convinced the company that ThoroughTec had the capability to simulate these complex, state-of-the-art machines. We will no doubt be using our strong relationships with Sandvik and Atlas Copco to ensure they are as accurate as possible,” says Allison.
JCHX has ordered two classroom simulator base units to run these interchangeable cabs along with a central database server. The entire CYBERMINE system will be inter-connected to this hub. This enhancement will add significant value to the training centre by connecting the existing simulators with the new units, thereby ensuring consolidated user management and optimal efficiency. It will also enable a ‘total approach’ to workforce optimisation and management in the future. The simulators will be customised for JCHX to include Mandarin language localisation.
“I am thrilled that JCHX are investing in our centralised server solutions as it will enable significant future expansion of their systems to include a variety of newly-developed, CYBERMINE training technologies, all of which have been designed to boost training capacity and enhance our core offering,” says Allison.