26 05, 2020

Why Simulation Trains Learners Faster than Traditional Methods

May 26th, 2020|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Why do pilots and physicians train with simulations? Because they can learn better and faster. Pilots were some of the first to use simulators—including the military. Pilots can train in the safety of a virtual environment and never put passengers at risk while learning how to use instruments and

28 04, 2020

Extend the Life of an Undercarriage with Training

April 28th, 2020|Categories: Articles|

The most expensive part on a tracked dozer or excavator is the undercarriage, representing 50% of the machine’s owning and operating costs. Proper use of the machine can extend the life of the undercarriage. An operator should be ultra-tuned into the machine. How it looks, how it sounds and how

16 04, 2020

Simulator Selection: Reporting Tools

April 16th, 2020|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , |

When choosing a simulator, it’s important to consider the method by which the simulator records and reports the results of user training sessions. The simulator should include robust software that tracks, measures and reports results based on benchmarks set within the simulator. Performance data allows instructors, training managers and

25 06, 2019

Anatomy of a Small Wheel Loader

June 25th, 2019|Categories: Articles|

Wheel Loaders (a.k.a. front-end loaders and bucket loaders) are used to move and load materials such as clay, soil, snow, feed, gravel, rocks, sand, woodchips and many other types. The Wheel Loader has a bucket mounted to the front of the machine with two arms and articulated steering which allows

4 09, 2018

Nevada Department of Corrections Inmates Gaining Skills for Success

September 4th, 2018|Categories: Articles, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Nevada Dept. of Corrections trains offenders using Cat® Simulators. Offenders gain real skills, which give them a chance at a life outside prison, and helps to strengthen the state's workforce. By Brooke Santina Nevada, one of the fastest growing states in the USA, needs a workforce skilled enough to

14 05, 2018

IUOE 324 & CAT® SIMULATORS: A REAL PARTNERSHIP FOR THE FUTURE OF TRAINING

May 14th, 2018|Categories: Articles, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Since 1906, the Operating Engineers 324 has been integral to Michigan’s industrial infrastructure. Core to its success is its experienced and well-trained members. Local 324 takes training serious and it shows. Apprentices at OE324 operate equipment on a 555 acre site. Making History Located on a sprawling 555