Caterpillar partners with ThoroughTec on simulators

By Jenny Lescohier09 February 2021

ThoroughTec Cybermine mining equipment simulator

Caterpillar Mining has partnered with ThoroughTec Simulation in an effort to provide the latest-generation, simulator-based equipment training to its customers.

The goals of the partnership are to boost productivity, increase machine availability and create more sustainable mining operations, according to a statement from ThoroughTec.

Under the global cooperation agreement, Caterpillar will recommend ThoroughTec Simulation as its approved supplier of mining equipment simulators and will provide ThoroughTec exclusive access to confidential Cat machine technical data and engineering expertise to enable the global supplier of mining equipment simulators to continue strengthening its capabilities.

ThoroughTec Simulation, based in Durban, South Africa, has been designing advanced, hi-fidelity training simulators for almost 25 years, during which time it has deployed many hundreds of simulators around the globe and is the only ISO9001 simulator supplier in the mining industry. Its latest, fifth generation, range of CYBERMINE simulators are designed to be extremely realistic and cater to both surface and underground operations.

“Caterpillar Mining and ThoroughTec Simulation are committed to helping Caterpillar customers effectively train operators in the most efficient, safe and realistic way possible,” according to ThoroughTec’s statement. “This agreement is a testament to both Caterpillar and ThoroughTec’s continued dedication to the health and safety of mining companies’ most important asset: their people.”

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