GlobalSim delivers new crane simulators to US Navy
GlobalSim has announced that it has delivered a new MasterLift 4000 training simulator to the US Navy Construction Battalions. The new MasterLift 4000 simulation system includes training programmes for the Link Belt HTC-864 and Link Belt LS-108H construction cranes, according to a 5 July 2012 statement.
Also known as ‘The Seabees’, the Construction Battalions will use the new MasterLift 4000 as part of its training facilities in Gulfport, Mississippi.
The MasterLift 4000 is a versatile training simulator designed to aid equipment operator training across a variety of industries. In the case of the navy Seabees, it recreates the operating environment of two types of construction cranes. The simulator offers an immersive training environment, using high definition visual screens and authentic machine controls to fully recreate the crane cabin. The simulator’s three-degrees-of-freedom motion base gives the operator the feeling of really moving with the crane.
GlobalSim said of the navy’s purchase of the system, ‘simulation training has gained favour in many training programmes because of its ability to recreate dangerous scenarios which would be impractical to practice on real equipment. Training instructors using MasterLift training platforms are able to assess their trainees’ skills through custom built training scenarios and track their progress through analytic software. The result is a more effective and efficient training programme which produces better prepared equipment operators.’
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