ThoroughTec's next generation

SINCE its global launch at AIMEX 2011, ThoroughTec’s advanced heavy equipment mining simulation systems have attracted seven of the top 10 global mining companies.
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A ThoroughTec simulator

Kristie Batten

The South African company has expanded rapidly and now has offices in Perth, Brisbane, North America, South America and, most recently, Indonesia and other parts of Asia.

ThoroughTec says it is the only company which draws its engineering design experience from more than 20 years of building complex military armoured vehicles.

The company said that experience gave it the ability to build the highest fidelity and most authentic simulators on the market and it tackled more complex machines like drills, bolters, locomotives, scalers, graders and continuous miners.

“Our range, built on the back of over 20 years of experience in engineering high-fidelity simulation systems for both mining and military applications, is not limited to simple load-and-haul simulation offerings but includes the more complex ancillary equipment,” ThoroughTec executive vice president of global business development Greg Lew said.

“They are designed and engineered to make mines safer, more productive and more cost effective.

“ThoroughTec’s mining simulators encompass all aspects of both surface and underground mining operations for hard and soft rock and are capable of replicating a mine’s entire working fleet from load and haul through to the most complex production and ancillary equipment.”

ThoroughTec said it had the largest range of mining simulators, as well as the largest development pipeline, making it well-placed to support minesites.

The company will again be at AIMEX this year and visitors to the company’s booth at stand 0623 will have the opportunity to test-drive some of ThoroughTec’s best-selling and new generation advanced machines.

The simulator cabs on show at AIMEX will demonstrate CYBERMINE4’s ability to simulate complex surface and underground mining equipment accurately and to extremely high levels of fidelity.

AIMEX will be held at the Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park on August 20-23.