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Simulator Training Success Leads to More Simulators for AUMS

19 December 2018

African Underground Mining Services (AUMS), a Barminco Limited and Ausdrill 50/50 Joint Venture, has furthered their investment in simulators from Immersive Technologies. After seeing successful results from their initial deployment of two IM360 Simulator Platforms with Conversion Kits for Sandvik Long Hole Drills, Jumbo Drills, LHD’s and Trucks along with Conversion Kits for Cat® Trucks and LHDs, the company has placed additional orders to increase their training capacity, including Professional Services to support the technology integration.

“We are committed to investing into quality training that can be applied across new projects. We use the local workforce and the ability to train them using simulators has proven to be a vital part of onboarding and continual improvement.,” says Scott Miller, AUMS Group EHS&T Manager.

AUMS provides a structured training program utilizing simulator technology to optimize the training process for inexperienced heavy equipment operators. This structured approach extends to their Train the Trainer program where in mutual collaboration with Immersive Technologies, an annual TrainerAdvantage™ training session was conducted over a two week period at the Immersive Technologies head office in Perth.

“Immersive Technologies is our preferred supplier. We can trust the quality and reliability of the product and technology and the support and services offered are second to none,” Miller says.

“Training is important to AUMS and they have shown how that dedication can equate to dollars. We are proud to see the results they have achieved and honored with their continued investment,” says Simon Vellianitis, Immersive Technologies, Regional Manager.

AUMS and Barminco trainers during a tailored TrainerAdvantage training session.

AUMS and Barminco trainers during a tailored TrainerAdvantage training session.

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About Immersive Technologies

Immersive Technologies is the world’s largest, proven and tested supplier of surface and underground Advanced Equipment Simulators to the global mining industry. The company has achieved this unique position by focusing on its mission to increase Customer profitability by optimizing the safety and productivity of their operators. Immersive Technologies’ Advanced Equipment Simulators are helping hundreds of mining companies around the world to increase their equipment operators’ safety and site profitability through effective simulation training.

Immersive Technologies provides its customers with the most effective Advanced Equipment Simulators available. This is made possible through the formal licensing and technical information alliances Immersive has established with the leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), including: Caterpillar Global Mining, Hitachi, Komatsu and Liebherr. These unique alliances provide Immersive Technologies with access to the OEM’s proprietary and confidential machine technical information that is required to correctly simulate the OEM’s machines and is not available through other public or dealer channels.

With advanced simulator modules deployed in 44 countries, Immersive Technologies is dedicated to provide outstanding service. To deliver on this commitment the company has customer sales and support offices located close to its customers in Perth and Brisbane Australia, Salt Lake City USA, Fort McMurray, Ottawa & Vancouver Canada, Monterrey Mexico, Lima Peru, Santiago Chile, Belo Horizonte Brazil, Bochum Germany, Johannesburg South Africa, Jakarta Indonesia, Kolkata India and Moscow Russia.

Immersive has the global mining experience, innovative technology, product range, OEM relationships, proven support commitment and industry vision to partner with you to ensure your simulator training solution delivers the significant results you expect.

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