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Simulation helps transform the product development process

When it came time to update its Large Wheel Loader products, Caterpillar turned to the use of simulation in the product development process to help make the transformation happen. » Read more

ISSUE 8: Using simulators for better, easier training

While mines may know that their operators — and their operations — could benefit from increased and regular training, dedicating the time, money and equipment necessary to refine operator skills can be a deterrent. As technologies improve, a growing trend has been to use simulators for training — and the benefits are significant.

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ISSUE 8: Skills development: An opportunity to improve the bottom line

Mine owners know that training operators to work safely and productively is important to their operations. A new trend in the industry has companies taking a look at skills development from a different perspective  —incorporating training into their strategic objectives and measuring how operator productivity affects the bottom line.

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ISSUE 5: Cat dealer Matco builds unique technician training program

When Cat dealer Matco got its first full Maintenance and Repair Contract for a fleet of mining machines, one of the first things the dealership learned was that it would take a workforce of newly trained technicians to do the job. Working with a local university, Matco created a unique training program that makes heavy use of simulators and time on-site to ensure new technicians are well-versed in the skills needed to maintain these machines.

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