Real-world training. Your way.
The Komatsu Simulator provides unbeatable real-world simulation. The simulator software is based on a physics engine (AgX Physics) that provides real-time simulation technology. The virtual environment is constantly updated based on what the user is doing – just as it would in reality. What’s more, the operator can customise the forest with the right terrain, landscape and tree species to match the usual working environment.
An investment in productivity
Both surveys and experience show that productivity can differ as much as 30 percent between different operators. Thus, tools that enable operators to repeat daily work manoeuvres in a safe and environmentally friendly virtual environment is a great way for companies and individuals to increase profitability. It also opens new opportunities for method courses based on each operator’s behaviour.
Giving instructors the right tools
The built-in instruction programme guides the operator through basic training to full operation in the forest. The simulators are available in ten different languages, which makes it easier to understand new functions and instructions. A separate instructor station provides an even better overview and interaction with the operators. The instructor can set up learning paths to ensure that the operator is reaching their educational goals. The instructor is also able to pause the simulation, record video clips and create comments with timestamps.
A virtual reality experience
To further increase the immersion and operator experience the simulator can be equipped with an Oculus Rift VR headset. This technology enables a 360° operator’s view with realistic depth perception. The package includes a headset and an additional computer for driving the graphics.
More feedback: The Motion system
The motion system creates that final immersive experience for the operator. Terrain details when moving the machine in the forest is felt by the operator and the weight when handling the felled tree can be recognized in the motion system. The motion platform requires single-phase power 115-230 VAC 50/60 Hz for operations.
The harvester software includes a high-fidelity simulation of the Komatsu Forest Harvester 931 with S92 (with multi-tree handling), C93 heads and an extensive library of training scenarios. The emulated control and information system (MaxiXplorer or MaxiXT) includes bucking table functionality and automatic cutting feature. You can even save the work in progress and continue the next day with the Save & Load feature.
Tracked Harvester Software
The tracked harvester (PC200) application includes operator training on tracked harvester with either Suregrip or EME levers. In addition of the standard harvester training package, the tracked harvester includes a roadside processing scenario.
The forwarder software includes a high-fidelity simulation of the Komatsu Forest Forwarder 855 with 130F a 165F crane and an extensive library of training scenarios. Load a saved session from the Harvester software and load up the felled timber with the Save & Load feature.