Caterpillar and ThoroughTec Simulation extend cooperation agreement

Caterpillar Inc and ThoroughTec Simulation have renewed their global cooperation agreement, “reinforcing their commitment to advancing the field of equipment operator training through cutting-edge simulation technology.” The agreement solidifies the partnership between the companies.

Caterpillar Mining’s recommendation of ThoroughTec Simulation as its approved supplier of equipment simulator products ThoroughTec said “empowers Caterpillar customers with state-of-the-art simulators and other training products and services, delivering a comprehensive training solution to enhance mine safety, productivity, machine availability.”

The collaboration further provides ThoroughTec Simulation with access to Cat technical data and product engineers, which uniquely empowers ThoroughTec Simulation to produce the world’s most accurate and realistic Cat equipment simulators, it says setting a new standard in operator training.

“Caterpillar and ThoroughTec Simulation share a common vision for the use of technology to deliver the most realistic and effective operator training possible. In doing so, we aim to reduce the operating cost per ton and enhance operator safety for our mutual customers,” says Justin Collins, CEO at ThoroughTec Simulation.

ThoroughTec Simulation has a rich history developing Caterpillar simulators, dating back more than 20 years. Today its portfolio of Caterpillar equipment simulators stands at over 40 unique machine models and technologies, ranging from underground LHDs to the largest and latest surface haul trucks and shovels and respective Cat ® MineStar™ offerings.

Recent additions to the line-up include the MD6250 drill rig with MineStar Terrain for drilling and an updated 6020B backhoe simulator, while several additions are on the horizon, including the new 798 AC haul truck, and the R2900 XE electric drive underground loader.

The statement concluded: “This extended collaboration between Caterpillar and ThoroughTec Simulation represents a significant stride towards revolutionising equipment operator training, ushering in a new era of safety, efficiency, and sustainability in the mining industry. Both companies remain dedicated to driving innovation and excellence in the field of simulation technology.”