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Rio doubles up on simulators

Staff reporter, 22 February 2012
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Image: Rio Tinto Iron Ore.

RIO Tinto has doubled the size of its Immersive Technologies training simulator fleet, buying Immersive PRO3 units for the Marandoo, Hope Downs 4 and Greater Brockman iron ore mines in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

Rio Tinto Iron Ore now has six Immersive simulators, supplied over the past six years.

The latest order includes PRO3 transportable simulators with Immersive ‘Conversion Kits’ to support the training of Komatsu 730E, Komatsu 830E and Caterpillar 793F haul trucks, Hitachi excavators and shovels, Caterpillar D11T track dozers, Komatsu WA1200 wheel loaders and light vehicles. Rio will also use customised virtual training environments – ‘Custom Mine Sites’ in the supplier’s catalogue.

“This investment in Immersive Technologies training solutions will assist Rio Tinto Iron Ore to maximise training efficiency and operator productivity and safety as they expand their operations,” said David Anderson, Immersive regional manager.

“Our exclusive alliances with Komatsu, Hitachi and Caterpillar provides our customers with the most accurate and reliable simulators in the industry.”



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