Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is introducing a new version of its operator training simulator for underground drill operators and maintenance teams.
The Digital Driller family – which now includes the DS422i – provides advanced simulator training to improve operator and drilling performance.
Sandvik says the new version features the latest developments in underground drilling simulation to provide a low-weight, safe training tool that is highly portable.
Digital Driller significantly reduces the drill start-up period through ensuring that rig operators are fully familiar with the features and the capabilities of the relevant Sandvik rig from day one.
As training is simulated, there is no risk of equipment damage, zero consumption of rock tools and fuel, zero emissions and no exposure of the trainees to risk when becoming familiar with a new drill rig.
Digital Driller provides three levels of drill rig operator ability training – Drillmaster, Professional and Beginner.
It comes with purpose developed software that includes a range of specific operator exercises for recording and measuring operator behavior.
This means that the trainer is able to initiate machine faults, incidents or hazards in order to train and assess operators thereby ensuring they are able to respond correctly to any scenarios for maximum efficiency.
Key features of the Sandvik underground drill simulator
- Simulator weight: 20 kg
- Protection case weight: 25 kg
- Total weight with accessories: 50 kg
- Available languages: English, Spanish, Russian, German, Finnish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, others on request