For increased safety on your job sites.
Vilvoorde October 2022 — Komatsu Europe is pleased to announce that the new Komatsu simulators for rigid dump trucks, wheeled excavators and wheel loaders will presented at bauma 2022. These new simulators can promote safe and effective operator training at your training centres, customer events, distributor locations and Komatsu facilities.
They are a valuable resource designed and manufactured by Komatsu and Oryx to provide operators with a realistic and safe recreation of a Komatsu machine’s environment. Events on jobsites are simulated in full motion to allow operational techniques and skills to be learned, refined, and improved in terms of safety and efficiency.
A Komatsu simulator can help train and further prepare both new and experienced operators to safely respond to emergencies and faults. The basics are learned through step-by-step guidance, machine control familiarisation, real-time feedback, and exercises.
All parts used in the simulators, such as the steering wheel, the levers, or the pedals, are Komatsu factory-originals, and the exercises are based on actual jobsites. They provide a realistic experience, as close as possible to the operation of an actual Komatsu machine.
Different scenarios teach how to react safely when an issue arises. Operators are trained on how to operate safely in a jobsite environment with other machines around, in off-road scenarios or in changing weather conditions. They can learn how to use equipment correctly in specific applications, for instance when using a quick coupler, when loading and unloading machines, or when handling pipe and stone.
As a basis for the trainees’ improvement, after each scenario statistics provide details on the operator’s efficiency: fill factor, fuel usage, break usage, etc. Performance is reviewed and tracked by an easy-to-use dashboard that focuses on the improvement of safety, productivity, and machine utilisation.
With no risk of damage to any machine, zero fuel required, and with increased safety and productivity on future jobsites, Komatsu simulators are a cost-effective training solution for company owners. Komatsu provides the Komatsu simulators for sale through its distributor network, and a few are also available for rent to its distributor network.
Komatsu is an industry-leading manufacturer and supplier of equipment, technologies and services for the construction, forklift, mining, industrial and forestry markets. For over a century, Komatsu equipment and services have been used by companies worldwide to develop modern infrastructure, extract fundamental minerals, maintain forests and create technology and consumer products. The company’s global service and distributor networks support customer operations, tapping into the power of data and technology to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance.