AMCS AND ACREOS DE­VELOP SIM­U­LA­TOR TO IM­PROVE CRANE OP­ER­A­TOR TRAIN­ING

The SIM 61 sim­u­la­tor al­lows se­lec­tion of lo­ca­tion and size of job sites, ma­chines and build­ings

PMV Middle East - - TRAINING -

French com­pa­nies AMCS tech­nolo­gies and Acreos have part­nered to de­velop a crane sim­u­la­tor called the SIM 61. The sim­u­la­tor al­lows cre­at­ing a vir­tual job site by re­pro­duc­ing a 3D en­vi­ron­ment as close as pos­si­ble to the real work en­vi­ron­ment and weather con­di­tions, in­clud­ing the wind speed. It also al­lows to choose job site lo­ca­tions such as cities, deserts, and ship­yards, job site sizes, types and sizes of ma­chines such as tower cranes, luff­ing cranes, and mo­bile cranes, types and sizes of build­ings in­clud­ing num­ber of floors, and mod­ify all the crane data such as jib length, load, and speed.

The SIM 61 sim­u­la­tor is ac­ti­vated by in­stalling soft­ware on a com­puter con­nected via a wired con­nec­tion (CAN com­mu­ni­ca­tion net­work) to AMCS’ anti-col­li­sion de­vices DCS 60 or DCS 61-S. It sim­u­lates sen­sor data sim­i­lar to ac­tual slew­ing, trol­ley and trav­el­ling sen­sors in­stalled on real cranes.

The goals of this part­ner­ship for AMCS, which spe­cialises in de­sign and man­u­fac­tur­ing of zon­ing and anti-col­li­sion sys­tems for lift­ing equip­ment, will be to val­i­date the sys­tems of AMCS tech­nolo­gies, ac­cel­er­ate the devel­op­ment of their func­tion­al­i­ties, guar­an­tee their re­li­a­bil­ity, par­tic­u­larly on com­plex projects, as well as train fu­ture tech­ni­cians of AMCS’S an­ti­col­li­sion sys­tems.

For Acreos, which spe­cialises in de­sign and man­u­fac­tur­ing of sim­u­la­tors to train op­er­a­tors of lift­ing equip­ment, the part­ner­ship will help im­prove its crane train­ing solutions; for ex­am­ple, by sen­si­tiz­ing crane op­er­a­tors to anti-col­li­sion sys­tems as soon as they are trained and ex­pand­ing the scope of train­ing for fu­ture crane op­er­a­tors. When Acreos’s stu­dents progress from sim­u­la­tors to train­ing on real ma­chines, Acreos will use the DCS 61-S sys­tem in­stalled on a crane to col­lect data in real time with its data log­ger func­tion. The trainer could then an­a­lyse the data to un­der­stand the strengths and progress of fu­ture op­er­a­tors. Ac­cord­ing to the pro­file of each stu­dent and in­for­ma­tion col­lected, it will be pos­si­ble to adapt the train­ing to each per­son to im­prove his or her pre­ci­sion work.

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