The simulation software for Simlog’s Mobile Crane Personal Simulator puts users at the controls of a typical mobile hydraulic crane equipped with telescoping boom and jib, and a variety of loads and hookblocks. In addition, it incorporates the display of typical instrument readings (boom angle, boom length, height, radius, and quadrant of operation) along with a simulated load-moment indicator. A total of six simulation modules are provided, with increasing difficulty designed, in part, to help operators prepare for CCO certification.
The first-ever hydraulic excavator simulator was recently released for personal computers. Two years in the development, Simlog’s Hydraulic Excavator Personal Simulator is designed to help companies teach new employees, or hone the skills of existing operators, without taking an excavator off the job – or putting the excavator in the hands of someone with little or no experience. It was developed in conjunction with Caterpillar and has formed the basis of that company’s Virtual Training Systems line.