Steep declines in the price of coal have placed an emphasis on existing operators improving their productivity by improving cut sequences. Using an IM360 Advanced Equipment Simulator from
Immersive Technologies an experienced operator trainer first observed the operators in the field and then operated the Continuous Miner to observe the unique conditions present at each of the mines. The trainer then developed a tailored curriculum within simulation, replicating coal tensile strength, rock bands, top height and other significant operational characteristics.
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