Xstrata Coal New South Wales was awarded the inaugural 2012 Global Industry Sustainability Award for Mine Operator Training at a recent User Group Forum hosted by Immersive Technologies in Melbourne, Australia.
The award recognizes achievements made in the continual improvement of safety, efficiency and environmental protection via the collaborative development and application of advanced training technologies in the global mining industry.
Regional Vice President, David Anderson, presented the award highlighting the high level of commitment and results Xstrata Coal New South Wales has achieved in operator training.
“Our customers are a driving force assisting Immersive Technologies to develop industry leading training solutions. Amongst this group, Xstrata Coal NSW is a standout.
The effectiveness of our products is continually increased by customer participation and involvement at all stages of the product development cycle – from preliminary design through to feedback on the latest software release,” Mr. Anderson said.
Xstrata Coal NSW Training Manager, Darryl Cooper, accepted the award stating, “Both companies have been able to work together to achieve outcomes that improve the performance of the software and hardware to improve efficiency and availability of simulation in the training arena.”
A recent collaboration between Xstrata Coal NSW and Immersive Technologies around best-practice dust management resulted in the development of new features for a recent version of SimControl, the software at the heart of the PRO3 Advanced Equipment Simulator.
Cooper went on to say “Xstrata Coal has identified improvement opportunities for safety and environmental conditions that will increase standards across the industry; we have also actively participated in testing software and hardware to assist Immersive and the industry in continual improvement of operator training.”
Immersive Technologies is the world's largest, proven and tested supplier of surface and underground Advanced Equipment Simulators to the global mining industry. The company has achieved this unique position by focusing on its mission to make every mining and earthmoving equipment operator in the world safer and their employer more profitable through its simulation technologies. Immersive Technologies' Advanced Equipment Simulators are helping hundreds of mining companies around the world to increase their equipment operators' safety and site profitability through effective simulation training.
Immersive Technologies provides its customers with the most effective Advanced Equipment Simulators available. This is made possible through the formal exclusive licensing and technical information alliances Immersive has established with the leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), including: Caterpillar, Hitachi, Komatsu and Liebherr. These unique alliances provide Immersive Technologies with exclusive access to the OEM's proprietary and confidential machine technical information that is required to correctly simulate the OEM's machines and is not available through other public or dealer channels.
With advanced simulator modules deployed in 39 countries, Immersive Technologies is dedicated to provide outstanding service. To deliver on this commitment the company has customer sales and support offices located close to its customers in Perth and Brisbane Australia, Salt Lake City USA, Calgary, Ottawa & Vancouver Canada, Monterrey Mexico, Lima Peru, Santiago Chile, Bochum Germany, Johannesburg South Africa, Jakarta Indonesia, Kolkata India and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Immersive has the global mining experience, innovative technology, product range, OEM relationships, proven support commitment and industry vision to partner with you to ensure your simulator training solution delivers the significant results you expect.
Left to right: Immersive Technologies Regional Vice President, David Anderson, Xstrata Coal NSW Training Manager, Darryl Cooper, Xstrata Coal NSW Training Coordinator Garry Roberts, Immersive Technologies Regional Manager – Eastern Australia, Phillip McBride
2012 Global Industry Sustainability Award for Mine Operator Training