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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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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...


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