Immersive Mining Simulation

Training the World to Mine


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43%
reduction in injury rate through VR-training in high-consequence workplaces
94%
mine’s workforce preferred VR training over other methods
77%
mine’s workforce rated ‘Good’ for a perceived level of realism in visual content
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Product Offerings

Workers training

New trainees and recruits get a better understanding of what is expected of them and how to handle different work situations. They can inspect every part of the site and even interact with the different virtual objects around them which directly leads to higher learning retention and better results. Experienced workers get trained in advanced skills and emergencies.

  • Working in Confined spaces training
  • Training on equipment familiarisation & operations
  • Training on machine inspection maintenance

Mine Site Familiarisation Training

  • Creates detailed simulation of mines using detailed site study and data collection To train the operators in a safe environment without having to leave the centre or cross the safety limits.
  • Custom Mine Sites are tailored to suit actual operational procedures and mines environmental conditions.
  • Training on Custom Mines prepares operators for site-related operating procedures, emergencies, specific procedural training, site familiarization that enhances the abilities of the operators.

Blasting

Blasting is one of the most important and yet risky processes in mining. Even the smallest mistake can lead to loss of time, money, and in worst cases, lives. With VR, one can simulate different blasting scenarios to identify the most effective ones by inspecting the cracks, fractures, and markings. This not only leads to safer mining practices but also helps in quicker onboarding of the employees.

Emergency Preparedness Training

In case of emergencies like a fire inside the deep mine, all the life-saving tactics should be practised. As the fire alarm rings, workers should reach safe positions and wear fireproof suits. In case of low oxygen levels in deep mines, workers should wear oxygen masks immediately. All this emergency training should be done in chaotic and confined spaces too as training levels up.

Dumper/Haul Truck Simulator

  • The simulator is based on the actual equipment controls and replicates the machine dynamics
  • New operators get familiarized with the vehicle and learn basic operating techniques in a risk-free environment before operating the actual equipment.
  • Advanced operators show improvements in hazard avoidance operator productivity, fuel efficiency, unscheduled maintenance, and overall safety levels.

ExcaExcavator Simulator

  • Enables training on a range of operating scenarios that allows operators to practice safely on mining operations and potentially life-threatening scenarios. New operators learn to operate various types of equipment safely on a simulator to get on-hand experience
  • Provides the trainees with a safe environment where they can refine their skills and improve their productivity and efficiency

Backhoe Loader Simulator

  • Trains operators to operate with a high degree of precision on mining and construction sites.
  • Provides trainees with a safe environment where they can refine their skills and improve their productivity and efficiency

Dozer Simulator

  • Stimulation of a tracked dozer with fully functional controls to train dozer operators safely on a mine site
  • The simulator offers cost-effective and efficient operator training in a risk-free environment, all while avoiding wear and tear on equipment.
  • Clients can be assured that their equipment is not taken out of production for training.

Tipper Simulator

  • To train and test drivers on driving light trucks safely in a mine environment.
  • To train new and experienced drivers alike where new ones can get familiarized with the vehicle and learn basic operating techniques on a simulator before operating a real Tipper.
  • Advanced drivers focus on increasing operator safety, improving productivity, and reducing levels of unscheduled maintenance.

Light Vehicle Simulator

    Designed to train mining drivers (left or right-handed) on how to drive safely on a mine site and respond to emergencies.
  • The simulator comes with fully operational manual automatic/transmission, vehicle controls and incorporates highly realistic mine sites with dynamic environments such as day, night, rain, dust operations
  • Allows accurate screening, training, and up-skilling of operators in a safe environment.

AR in Drilling Operations

AR can help in the visual guidance of the drilling process to the new workers. Also, AR can be extended for providing real-time location and the orientation of the drill bit between the rock surfaces. It will facilitate the driller for faster reaction and needed adjustments to improve the drilling accuracy at 100%. AR will help in having the real-time data analysis of the stress generated in the drill bit to prevent the sudden rupture of a drill. Thereby ensuring safety at the mining site.

AR for Navigational Aid & Operator Assistance

AR visuals could greatly benefit surface mining operations with poor visibility, due to high amounts of dust or rain, for safety purposes. AR applications could be made to allow the operators to see hazardous scenarios and objects. These objects could be of any type like road boundaries, approaching vehicles, or the distance to reserve the dumping site crusher. The beneficial virtual overlays could include information on a vehicle travelling speed, current load, remaining fuel capacity, estimated duration until the next required fuel refill, and a GPS guidance system. Operator efficiency and average load per hour could also be monitored and displayed to encourage operators to improve their productivity.

How we make it all possible?

VR/AR consulting

We provide all-stage consulting services from deciding on the right type of immersive solution based on specific manufacturing needs to precisely defining the project range and assisting customers with technical specs.


Custom content

Based on your footage and videos, our 3d video teams create unparalleled virtual environments that let new employees learn about your teams and reflect your core principles.


Fullstack AR/VR development

With decades of VR development experience at hand, our engineers craft virtual onboarding journeys reducing friction and cutting costs compared to traditional programs.


Hardware management

We provide you with professional advice on VR gear selection & purchase to make sure you get the right equipment that meets your goals and budget.


How will this help you?

Health & Safety

Virtual reality significantly improves the way staff training is conducted, especially in jobs that require working in hazardous conditions. For example, controlled explosives are an extremely important tool in mining; however, this can be highly dangerous and lead to deadly accidents if they are not executed correctly. In instances where explosives are not positioned in the correct spots and precise measurements are not completed, the rocks may crack in ways that are not anticipated. This can create a harmful and unsafe situation, not only underground but above the surface as well. To avoid this kind of risk, Virtual Reality provides a way to practice the art of placing explosives without any danger by using a simulated VR mine.

Tracking, Integrating and Analyzing data

VR technology offers a controlled and clean environment with reliable connectivity and power infrastructure which makes eye-tracking, motion tracking, and user tracking incredibly easy. On the other hand, collecting this type of data out in the field, especially in an underground mine would be nearly impossible due to all the permissibility requirements that need to be followed.

Customizable Training Scenarios

There are only so many training scenarios one can explain to employees in a classroom setting. But VR training gives one complete control to customize different scenarios and environment simulations. one can monitor the user’s movements, trigger different events, and experiment with different situations.

Better engagement and immersion

VR training leads to enhanced employee participation as well as engagement. While classroom training can often come across as uninteresting to many with no way to apply all the theoretical concepts in practice, VR training is highly immersive which gives employees more room to experiment, leads to higher learning retention, and better performance at work.

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