Simlog Announces Major Upgrade to Wheel Loader Personal Simulator

June 21st, 2021

Montreal, June 21, 2021 – Simlog Inc., the pioneer and standard in affordable PC-based heavy equipment simulators for operator training in education and industry, is pleased to announce another major product improvement, Wheel Loader Personal Simulator Version 2 that provides increased operator training help in the form of improved simulation graphics, simulation physics, and Instructional Design.

New Functionality for Version 2

Developed in collaboration with key operator training professionals, Version 2 has a new construction industry focus featuring 3D modelling of a medium-size wheel loader with both a bucket and forks to simulate a wide variety of typical operations on a jobsite.  The simulation environment also includes a new “commercial site” that resembles a typical loading/unloading yard at a factory or warehouse.

Version 2 also features the same the same multi-display functionality already a part of many other Personal Simulators, to let you set up three displays in front to create a 180 degree “panoramic” view, along with a fourth display behind, to teach people to turn their heads when backing up.

And because rear cameras are increasingly present in the cabin of real wheel loaders to promote safer operations, the new simulation software also features an optional Rear Camera System.

Finally, in keeping with Version 1, configuration options are offered for both “Steering Wheel Steering” and “Stick Steering”, to reproduce the operator controls of (real) small, medium, and large size wheel loaders.

New Instructional Design

A total of nine Simulation Modules present training scenarios typical of wheel loader work in construction, as follows:

  • Controls Familiarization
  • Positioning
  • Stockpiling 1 – work with the bucket on level ground
  • Stockpiling 2 – work with the bucket on slopes
  • Load Handling 1 – work with the forks on level ground
  • Load Handling 2 – work with the forks on slopes
  • Load Handling 3 – work with the forks to load/unload a flatbed truck
  • Truck Loading 1 – work with the bucket to load a dump truck
  • Truck Loading 2 – work with the bucket to spot and then load a dump truck

For each Simulation Module, key “Performance Indicators” measure how quickly and how carefully the simulated work is performed, as well as tracking events related to safety and operating procedures, including lift arm and attachment “slams”, collisions, and “Fatal Errors” associated with overturn conditions.

Pricing and Availability

Pricing for Simlog’s Wheel Loader Personal Simulator Version 2 varies according to the choice of simulator controls and other setup options.

Simlog customers who purchased Version 1 will be able to re-use their existing simulator controls and just purchase the new Version 2 software upgrade for an upgrade fee.

Version 2 of Simlog’s Wheel Loader Personal Simulator is available now. Contact Simlog or your local Value-Added Reseller for complete details.

About Simlog

Simlog is the world leader in providing affordable and effective PC-based simulation for training heavy equipment operators in forestry, mining, construction, and material handling. Called “Personal Simulators”, only Simlog products leverage the power of today’s off-the-shelf computers, with a variety of USB-ready simulator controls and multi-display setup options to suit a range of training budgets.

Since 1999, we’ve been delivering cost-effective heavy equipment operator training help to education and industry, with a proven track record of new software developments taking the form of new product introductions and software upgrades, including new Wheel Loader Version 2.

For More Information

Mike Keffer, Director of Sales and Marketing
Telephone: (514) 861-3111 ext. 227
Email: mike.keffer@simlog.com