Electric Rope Shovel Personal Simulator

Simlog’s Electric Rope Shovel Personal Simulator puts you at the controls of an electric rope shovel at work in a typical mine site, in interaction with a simulated Mining Truck.

Many different kinds of situations are presented, in order to address the training needs of a wide variety of customers using different operational practices.

You can either use your own PC or choose the convenience of our PC bundle with the Simlog software already installed, licensed, and ready to go in English, French, or Spanish. You can even use the keyboard function keys and mouse controls during the simulation to change the point of view.

Replica Controls for the Electric Rope Shovel Personal Simulator

Simlog’s Replica Controls for the Electric Rope Shovel Personal Simulator feature industrial strength joysticks each equipped with two push-buttons, one for the thumb and the other for the index finger.

The interface electronics are built right into the base, so the joysticks can be connected directly to your PC using the USB connectors.

Electric Rope Shovel Personal Simulator - Replica Controls - 1 Display

Custom Travel Cases for Replica Controls

For all setups, Simlog’s Custom Travel Case makes transportation easy.

arrow_bulet Key Features

  • Made-to-measure, with dedicated slots for levers, joysticks, pedals, steering wheel, and tabletop mounting brackets
  • Space for a laptop PC, cables, and documentation
  • Pull-out handle, with multiple positions
  • Wheels (casters)
  • Cases are “stackable,” for easy transport

arrow_bulet Specifications

  • Overall dimensions: 30″ (76cm) x 24″ (61cm) x 19″ (50cm)
  • Approximate weight: 50 lbs. (23 kg) when empty, up to 100 lbs. (46 kg) when full (depending upon the Replica Controls)


Operator Chair for Electric Rope Shovel Personal Simulator

Simlog’s Operator Chair with industrial controls offers a superior simulation experience to train electric rope shovel operators thanks to an authentic operator seat with consoles for the left and right hands, and an adjustable steering column. All are mounted on an industrial platform with casters, for easy portability.

If you already have a Simlog Operator Chair that you are using with some other Personal Simulator, then you may be able to re-configure that Operator Chair by purchasing additional elements. To learn more, please contact Simlog.

Electric Rope Shovel Personal Simulator - Operator Chair


arrow_bulet Key Features

  • Authentic industrial operator seat, with headrest, air suspension, and seat-belt
  • Adjustable seat position (forward/backwards, three vertical positions)
  • Adjustable armrests (in height and angle)
  • Integrated left console for the Replica Controls left joystick, with two push-buttons (one on top, and one in front)
  • Integrated right console for the Replica Controls right joystick, with two push-buttons (one on top, and one in front)
  • Steel platform with heavy-duty casters for easy portability

arrow_bulet Specifications

  • Overall Dimensions: L 60” (152.4 cm) x W 34” (86.4 cm) x H 47” (119.4 cm)
  • Weight: 330 lbs. (150 kg)
  • Shipping Dimensions: 67″ (170.2 cm) x 43″ (109.2 cm) x 44″ (118.8 cm).
  • Shipping Weight: approximately 550 lbs. (250 kg) One unit per skid, not stackable

Electric Rope Shovel Personal Simulator

There are eight Simulation Modules of increasing difficulty, starting with Controls Familiarization. The final modules combine elements of dipper fill at the rock face, and cab-side or blind-side truck loading. A simulated Mining Truck is built right in, to help teach truck spotting interaction.

arrow_bulet Simulation Modules

  • Controls Familiarization
  • Shovel Positioning
  • Following Grade
  • Single-Pass Digging
  • Cab-side Dumping
  • Blind-side Dumping
  • Cab-side Loading
  • Blind-side Loading

arrow_bulet Key Performance Indicators

Twenty-eight (28) Key Performance Indicators measure how quickly and how carefully the simulated work is performed including execution time, dipper fill, boom jacking, time spent in hoist limit and crowd/retract limit slowdown conditions, and the occurrence of collisions. In this way, the feedback is diagnostic, instead of just a consolidated pass/fail score.

Simulation Manager

Simulation results are automatically saved, so trainees can progress at their own pace without trainer supervision. To simplify the record keeping, Simlog offers a database product called Simulation Manager, and the same database can be used with all of our Personal Simulators.

Low Total Cost of Ownership

Real affordability, that’s how Simlog sets the standard in cost-effective simulation. The fact is, training with our Personal Simulator is a fraction of the cost of training with a real electric rope shovel, especially considering that even small accidents due to operator inexperience can mean thousands of dollars in replacement parts and downtime. And the purchase of the simulation software license is a one time fee, to keep the total cost of ownership as low as possible, with no restrictions on the number of people that you can train.

Quick Return on Investment

The software license, a one time fee, will pay for itself when you train just a handful of new operators. How? Consider the rising costs of putting a real electric rope shovel to work with a qualified instructor, the damage and downtime that inexperience can cause, and finally the risk of possible injury. That’s why it just makes sense to prepare new operators with Simlog help.

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