Zeppelin International, one of the largest Caterpillar dealers in Europe and the CIS region, has partnered with Immersive Technologies to provide comprehensive training for both “green” and experienced personnel operating a range of Caterpillar truck models within Navoi Mining & Metallurgical Combine’s (NMMC) gold mining sites in Uzbekistan.
This marks the 45th country globally to use Immersive Technologies’ workforce optimisation training solutions, the Komatsu-owned company said.
“Simulator-based training establishes a safe environment for experienced operators to expand their expertise, and a risk-free arena for entry level operators to start developing their skills,” Immersive Technology said.
Zeppelin International has also acquired Immersive Technologies Custom Mine Site (CMS) technology to further train those unacquainted with the new machinery in a familiar training environment. The program will aid in increasing workforce optimisation in the areas of production efficiency and operational safety, while ensuring operators are confident and highly productive when they enter actual site operations, Immersive said.
“CMS allows detailed focus to be placed on training requirements specific to each site such as landmarks, specific mine site road rules and environmental conditions,” the company said. “Curriculum tailoring to target specific learning outcomes is managed effortlessly with the support of Immersive Technologies Professional Services, delivered on site via specialist training experts.”
Stanislav Kondratenko, Technical Director of Zeppelin Central Asia Machinery LLC, said: “At Zeppelin, we have high expectations from Immersive Technologies based on previous results and experiences. They have successfully completed the installation development and will be providing professional services to increase production efficiency and overall safety for the mine site. Utilising this technology and targeted curriculum will aid in increasing output from Navoi’s current headcount.”
Oleg Lyutyy, Business Development Advisor at Immersive Technologies, said: “Immersive has been developing and delivering training solutions for Caterpillar equipment for over 27 years. Our IM360 Simulator and Conversion Kits® for CAT® truck models, will provide the ultimate simulation for Zeppelin and the Navoi mine site to optimise production output and safety. This is yet another example of the successful collaboration between Immersive Technologies and OEM dealers around the world.”
Zeppelin has also acquired the TrainerAdvantage™ certification program that includes classroom and hands-on sessions working with the simulator under the instruction of an Immersive Technologies Certified Instructor.
Immersive’s Regional Vice President of EMEA & CIS, Johan Stemmet, said: “Innovation is the future. Production optimisation is unthinkable without innovative technologies. I look forward to seeing how the introduction of this level of training increases productivity and safety for Zeppelin International and Navoi NMMC.”