Off-Highway Truck Personal Simulator
Now even better! The simulation software puts you at the controls of a modern “rock truck” at work in a typical quarry, in interaction with a simulated Wheel Loader. Version 2.0 brings significant improvements to provide even more operator training help, including substantial graphics refinements to the haul truck, the dashboard inside the cabin, and the simulated quarry, new simulated physics with several levels of wet/slippery driving conditions, and many levels of “fog”. Four brand new Simulation Modules have been added, including a new Simulation Module just to practice driving in reverse. There are also new Performance Indicators associated with tire management and poor operating 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, Spanish or Portuguese. There are even keyboard function keys and mouse controls to change the point of view during the simulation.
Now use 3 Displays to create a field of view of 180 degrees. (You can still use just one display, if space is limited).
And unique to Simlog, all you need is one off-the-shelf PC!
Off-Highway Truck Personal Simulator Replica Controls
Simlog’s Replica Controls for the Off-Highway Truck Personal Simulator feature industrial strength components suitable for both table-top mounting and Simlog’s Operator Chair.
They begin with a commercial USB steering wheel, three pedal set, and gear shifter with push-buttons from Logitech, the “G29 Racing Wheel” and a shifter, the “G920 Driving Force Shifter.”
Instead of configuring the middle pedal to be used as a Retarder Pedal, you can also set up a Retarder Lever using a special industrial USB joystick and matching table-top mounting bracket.
Here are two possible arrangements, one with a single display in front that is wall-mounted and one with three displays arranged side-by-side on a table.
Custom Travel Cases for Replica Controls
For all setups, Simlog’s Custom Travel Case makes transportation easy.
- 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
- 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 Off-Highway Truck Personal Simulator
Simlog’s Operator Chair with industrial controls is a cost-effective way to train off-highway truck operators, with our Off-Highway Truck simulator software in a safe and realistic environment.
Compared to Table-Top Mounting Brackets, Simlog’s Operator Chair offers a superior simulation experience, thanks to an authentic operator seat with consoles for the left and right hands, and a steering column. All are mounted on an industrial platform with casters, for easy portability.
The left and right consoles include a Hoist Control Lever and a Transmission Lever, to simulate an authentic operating experience, with the Retarder Lever mounted to the industrial steering wheel. The steering column is adjustable, and easily pivots and telescopes to numerous angles.
The Operator Chair also includes integrated pedals featuring secondary and service brakes and throttle functions. If desired, you can configure the middle pedal to be used as a retarder pedal, by selecting the appropriate option in the simulation software. If you already have a Simlog Operator Chair that you are using with some other Personal Simulator, you may be able to re-configure that Operator Chair by purchasing additional elements. To learn more, please contact Simlog.
- 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 Hoist Control Lever and viewpoint changing switches
- Integrated right console for the Transmission Lever and parking brake
- Full steering column with pivot and telescope capabilities
- Fully functional industrial style pedals
- Five possible pedal positions, to create the typical placements found in real operator cabins
- Steel platform with heavy-duty casters for easy portability
Here are two possible arrangements, one with a single display in front and one with three displays in front arranged side-by-side.
- Overall Dimensions: L 60” (152.4 cm) x W 30” (76.2 cm) x H 47” (119.4 cm)
- Weight: 385 lbs. (175 kg)
- Shipping Dimensions: 67″ (170.2 cm) x 43″ (109.2 cm) x 44″ (118.8 cm) – one unit per skid, not stackable.
- Shipping Weight: approximately 550 lbs. (250 kg)
Vibration increases the realism of our Personal Simulators by adding physical (tactile) feedback to the audio and visual, making the experience more “immersive” at little additional cost, especially when compared to a motion platform.
The vibration that you feel is generated from the simulation software’s audio system as things happen. Engine idling, collisions with obstacles, digging virtual terrain, etc. can all be seen, heard and experienced! Adding vibration improves the realism of the simulation and makes the simulator-based training more compelling, encouraging trainees to be more serious and learn more carefully.
For our Operator Chairs, Simlog offers a vibration system that includes the “ButtKicker Simulation Kit” plus special mounting for the operator seat. The “ButtKicker” is a low-frequency sound transducer equipped with its own amplifier and “volume” controller to change the “force” of the vibration created by the simulation software sounds.
Off-Highway Truck Personal Simulator
There are ten Simulation Modules of increasing difficulty, starting with Controls Familiarization. The final module, Complete Haul Cycle 2, combines loading, hauling, and dumping. A simulated Wheel Loader is built right in, to help teach truck spotting interaction.
- Controls Familiarization
- Corridor Driving 1
- Corridor Driving 2
- Corridor Driving 3
- Mine Site Driving 1
- Mine Site Driving 2
- Complete Haul Cycle
- Complete Haul Cycle 2
Key Performance Indicators
Thirty-six (36) key performance indicators carefully measure the productivity and quality of the student’s work, as they progress their way through the simulation modules. The simulation results measured include “Execution time,” “Incorrect use of truck functions,” “Positioning time for loading/dumping,” and “Number of collisions.
Simulation results are automatically saved, along with the occurrence of any “Procedure Error” or “Fatal Error,” 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.
First, the software license is a one-time purchase, with no restrictions on the number of people that you can train.
Second, Simlog software is designed to be used with off-the-shelf (Windows) PCs, displays, speakers, etc. And our USB-ready simulator controls incorporate no special interface or proprietary electronics, so they can be easily, and individually, replaced as needed over time.
Quick Return on Investment
The fact is, training with our Personal Simulator costs very little compared to training with a real off-highway truck.
First, consider what you pay to own and operate that equipment, plus the time spent by your instructor to supervise the training. Then there are the costs associated with even small accidents due to inexperience, often thousands of dollars in replacement parts and downtime. There are merchandise costs too, because loads will inevitably be damaged or “lost”. Finally, there’s always the risk of injury (or worse).
Now compare all that to training with our Off-Highway Truck personal simulator, and it’s easy to see that your return on investment will be quick!