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Tom White, NORCAT's manager of simulation training, sits at the simulator controls for an underground bolter. The technology centre has been training underground equipment operators with its new ThoroughTec CYBERMINE4 simulator for just over a month.
NORCAT improves training with new simulatorSudbury’s Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) can now recreate an underground mining environment without leaving the surface, thanks to a new state-of-the-art mining equipment simulator.The centre's new ThoroughTec CYBERMINE4 simulator has been in operation for just over a month, and provides employees with Vale, Glencore and KGHM hands-on training with a variety of machines, including a MacLean bolter, an Atlas Copco rocket boomer, and underground loaders by Sandvik and Caterpilla...


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Study examines correlation of fatigue and safety
A new study underway by the Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH) is looking at how fatigue plays a role in the health and safety of forest firefighters, which could have implications for other workplaces.The study, which is being funded by the Ministry of Natural Resources,...
NORCAT improves training with new simulator
Sudbury’s Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) can now recreate an underground mining environment without leaving the surface, thanks to a new state-of-the-art mining equipment simulator.The centre's new ThoroughTec CYBERMINE4 simulator has been in operation for just over a month, and p...
College opens bioenergy learning centre
Confederation College in Thunder Bay cut the ribbon Sept. 8 on its shiny new Ontario Power Generation-sponsored BioEnergy Learning and Research Centre.The facility will provide activity space for demonstration, training and applied research related to biomass energy from wood and agricultural sourc...
Northern College digs in for new residence
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