Millions of dollars for new exercise machines
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Millions of dollars for new exercise machines

March 16, 2021

The Nornickel company miners to reduce errors in the use of equipment by 70 percent.

“We are talking about the operators of loading and haul trucks, mine dump trucks, underground self-propelled vehicles, borehole drillers and others”, the Nornickel press office specialists said.

The new simulators include a server room, which is responsible for the simulator operation, a module of self-propelled diesel equipment, identical to a certain type of equipment, in which the cadet is trained in 7D mode – and the instructor’s workplace.

The interchangeability of the modules allows training to work on almost all types and brands of equipment used in mines. These are several dozen types of machines from different manufacturers.

The use of new simulators and training methods will allow workers to reduce errors when using mining equipment by 70 percent. The duration and number of unplanned downtime associated with incorrect and mismanaged machines will be reduced by 30 percent. The tire life will increase by up to 25 percent, the number of drilling tool changes will decrease by up to 25 percent, and so on. In addition, with the help of new simulators, it is possible to simulate and work out complex technological operations and various difficult situations without compromising production.

All activities of the approved program are aimed primarily at improving the safety level. In second place is productivity growth. Instructors will teach future and current mining equipment operators to fill buckets with rock mass two to three percent more. The machinists will become more experienced and their work – more efficient. The company plans to allocate USD 3.2 million for these purposes.

Earlier we talked about training courses for working in exoskeletons.

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ext: Angelica Stepanova, Photo: nornickel.ru

March 16, 2021

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