FEATURE ARTICLE – Surface Loading

This month’s Spotlight Feature Article on surface loading goes beyond just the excavators and shovels themselves and homes in on the latest awareness and digital technologies. This includes the latest on simulator-based training solutions for loading tools from Immersive Technologies which enable a range of specific hydraulic excavator, shovel and rope shovel operator errors and events allowing mine sites to obtain maximum operator efficiency while monitoring and training for equipment damage and potentially life-threatening emergency scenarios. Operator errors and events include a focus on the following areas: Hazard Avoidance, Hydraulics Management, Engine Management, Operator Productivity, Situational Awareness, Site Safety Procedures and Minimising Unscheduled Maintenance.