Learn How to Operate a Hydraulic Excavator with Simlog's Personal Simulator 55
Simlog Hydraulic Excavator Personal Simulator 55
If you are looking for a way to train your operators on how to use a hydraulic excavator in a realistic, safe, and cost-effective way, you might want to check out Simlog's Hydraulic Excavator Personal Simulator 55. This is a state-of-the-art product that simulates the operation of a modern, sophisticated machine in interaction with an articulated dump truck. In this article, we will explain what Simlog is, what are the features and benefits of the Hydraulic Excavator Personal Simulator 55, and how you can use it to improve your operator training.
Simlog Hydraulic Excavator Personal Simulator 55
Simlog is a leading provider of simulation technology for heavy equipment operator training. Simlog's products are designed to help you learn about heavy equipment, practice your skills, and evaluate your performance. Simlog's products are used by vocational schools, colleges, universities, training centers, mining companies, construction companies, and other organizations around the world.
The Hydraulic Excavator Personal Simulator 55 is one of Simlog's award-winning products that brings significant improvements to the 3D modeling, simulated physics, graphics, and simulation modules. You can use your own PC or choose the convenience of Simlog's PC bundle with the software already installed, licensed, and ready to go in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese. The simulator can be configured to reproduce the behavior of a wide variety of hydraulic excavators from different manufacturers.
Training operators with simulation technology is important because it can help you save time, money, and resources. Simulation technology can also help you reduce accidents, injuries, and damage to equipment and property. Simulation technology can also help you improve operator productivity, efficiency, and safety.
The simulation software is the core of the Hydraulic Excavator Personal Simulator 55. It is designed to provide a highly realistic simulation experience that mimics the real operation of a hydraulic excavator. The simulation software features dynamic terrain with life-like material that reacts to your actions. You can dig, load, dump, trench, backfill, level, and more.
The simulation software consists of 12 simulation modules that increase in difficulty as you progress. The simulation modules cover various tasks and scenarios that you may encounter in a typical work site. For example, you can practice trenching and loading an articulated dump truck, digging a foundation for a building, clearing debris from a road, or placing pipes in a trench.
The simulation software also provides feedback on your performance through 37 performance indicators that measure various aspects of your work quality and efficiency. For example, you can see how much material you moved, how long it took you, how much fuel you consumed, how accurate you were, how smooth you were, etc. The simulation software also detects five procedure errors and five fatal errors that indicate incorrect or unsafe operator actions. For example, you can make errors such as dropping material outside the target area, hitting obstacles or people with the bucket or boom, exceeding speed limits or slope limits, etc.
The simulator controls are the hardware devices that allow you to interact with the simulation software. They are designed to replicate the look and feel of real hydraulic excavator controls. You can choose from different types of simulator controls and mounting options to suit your preferences and budget. For example, you can use: - Simlog's Replica Controls, which are industrial strength components that look and feel like real hydraulic excavator controls. They include a seat with a seat belt, two multi-purpose joysticks, two foot pedals, a steering wheel, and a keypad. - Simlog's Operator Chair, which is a compact and ergonomic solution that combines the Replica Controls with a vibration system, a four-point safety harness, and an integrated console for the PC. - Simlog's Operator Chair with Motion Platform, which is an advanced solution that adds a three degree-of-freedom motion system to the Operator Chair to simulate the movements and vibrations of a real hydraulic excavator. - Simlog's Tabletop Mounting Brackets, which are low-cost and portable devices that allow you to attach your own USB-ready game controllers to a table or desk. You can use Logitech G920 or G29 Driving Force Racing Wheels as steering wheels, Thrustmaster T.16000M joysticks as joysticks, and CH Products Pro Pedals as foot pedals. You can also configure the simulator controls for SAE or ISO joystick patterns, depending on your preference or the standard used in your region. You can also adjust the control functions speed and sensitivity to match your skill level and the characteristics of the simulated machine.
The simulation displays are the screens that show you the 3D graphics of the simulated work environment and the machine. They are designed to provide a high-quality and immersive visual experience that enhances your learning and enjoyment. You can use one, two, or three displays, depending on your preference and budget. For example, you can use: - One display, which is the simplest and most economical option. You can use any off-the-shelf monitor or TV with an HDMI port. You can see the simulated work site from inside the cabin of the hydraulic excavator. - Two displays, which is a more realistic and engaging option. You can use two monitors or TVs with HDMI ports. You can see the simulated work site from inside the cabin of the hydraulic excavator on one display, and from outside the cabin on another display. - Three displays, which is the most realistic and immersive option. You can use three monitors or TVs with HDMI ports. You can create a field of view of 180 degrees by placing the displays side by side in front of you. You can see the simulated work site from inside the cabin of the hydraulic excavator on one display, and from outside the cabin on two displays. You can also change the viewpoints during simulation by using keyboard shortcuts or mouse clicks. You can switch between different camera angles from inside and outside the cabin, such as front view, rear view, side view, top view, etc.
The instructional materials are the resources that help you learn how to use the Hydraulic Excavator Personal Simulator 55 and how to operate a real hydraulic excavator. They are designed to provide clear and concise information and guidance that complement your simulation practice. The instructional materials include: - HD instructional videos, which are short videos that explain how to set up and use the simulator controls, how to navigate through the simulation software menus and options, how to perform each simulation module task and scenario, and how to interpret your performance feedback. You can access these videos online or offline by using Simlog's YouTube channel or USB key. - E-book instructional companion, which is a digital book that covers the same topics as the instructional videos in text format. You can read this book online or offline by using Simlog's website or USB key. - Technical support and customer service, which are available by phone or email from Simlog's team of experts. You can contact them for any questions or issues related to your simulator hardware or software. Conclusion
The Hydraulic Excavator Personal Simulator 55 is a powerful tool that can help you learn how to operate a hydraulic excavator in a realistic, safe, and cost-effective way. It offers many features and benefits that make it superior to other simulators on the market. It has a high-quality simulation software that simulates various tasks and scenarios in dynamic terrain with life-like material. It has different types of simulator controls and mounting options that replicate real hydraulic excavator controls. It has different options for using one, two, or three displays that provide a high-quality and immersive visual experience. It has HD instructional videos and an e-book instructional companion that help you learn how to use the simulator and how to operate a real machine. It also has technical support and customer service that are available by phone or email.
If you are interested in purchasing or renting the Hydraulic Excavator Personal Simulator 55 for your operator training needs, you can visit Simlog's website at www.simlog.com or contact them by phone at + feature allows you to modify the travel distance of the simulated machine to match the travel distance of your real machine. You can also use Simlog's Simulation Manager to create custom scenarios with different terrain, weather, and lighting conditions.
Can I use the simulator with other Simlog products?
Yes, you can use the simulator with other Simlog products, such as Simlog's Simulation Manager, Simlog's Instructor Station, and Simlog's Multi-Purpose Replica Controls. These products can help you manage multiple simulators, monitor and control simulation sessions, and use the same simulator controls for different machines.