Wednesday, February 26, 2014

John Deere set to display 15 simulators at CONEXPO-CON/AGG

John Deere says they will unveil their largest CONEXPO-CON/AGG presence ever this year in Las Vegas. With seven exhibit areas, covering more than 37,000 feet, featuring 35 machines, and staffed by more than 200 employees, it's clear John Deere is planning on putting on an exciting show.


John Deere CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 Booth Tour
In addition, to the 35 machines (8 of which are new products), John Deere will be have 15 machine simulators in their exhibit areas for the public to operate. In addition to the advantages that simulators provide during training, they are also a valuable sales tool for use at trade shows where it is not always practical to bring real-world equipment.
"CONEXPO-CON/AGG is the perfect international stage to showcase John Deere's customers, their projects, the equipment, and technologies they utilize on a daily basis. We've worked hard to better listen and respond more quickly and as a result we're able to build more profitable businesses and better communities together.", David F. Thorne, Director, World Wide Marketing & Support, John Deere Construction & Forestry Division.
KOBELCO Cranes also announced that they will have their crane service training simulator at the show. If you're interested in seeing the latest and greatest heavy equipment simulators, and you can make it to Las Vegas next week, then we'll see you at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014.


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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Safety Impacts of Truck Driver Simulator Training

A new report by the American Transportation Research Institute, titled: Safety Impacts of Truck Driver Simulator Training, examines the economic and safety impacts of using customized truck driver training simulators. Utilizing a targeted set of truck driving training scenarios, the report concludes that operators that receive simulator-based training are involved in fewer accidents. The study also notes that their is a shelf life to the training received via the simulator, with the benefits gained dropping off after 12 months, requiring the need to maintain a training simulator curriculum.

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Monday, February 24, 2014

ConExpo-Con/Agg Starts Next Week

ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 begins next week in Las Vegas and runs until March 8th. ConExpo-Con/Agg is a trade show for the construction industry that happens every three years. This year's show will feature more than 2,400 exhibitors demonstrating their latest state of the art products and services to more than 125,000 attendees from over 150 countries. If you're interested in where the construction industry is heading, then there's no better place to be next week than at ConExpo-ConAgg.

ConExpo-Con/Agg
ConExpo-Con/Agg
ForgeFX is proud to be one of the exhibitors this year at ConExpo-Con/Agg, demonstrating a number of the job training simulators we've built for heavy equipment operators. Stop by our booth, #135 in the Las Vegas Hotel, to get behind the joysticks of an electric rope shovel training simulator that we developed for Joy Global. Also, stop by Joy Global's booth, #51879 in the Convention Center Central Hall, to try the latest simulator we developed for them, a front end wheel loader.


ForgeFX Simulators ConExpo-Con/Agg Booth 135
ForgeFX Simulators at ConExpo-Con/Agg, Las Vegas Hotel, Booth #135
ForgeFX's simulators improve operator efficiency, reduce training costs, and minimize damage to equipment caused by novice operators. Construction training simulators give companies a tremendous advantages over their competitors, including being able to demonstrate their equipment virtually at trade shows like ConExpo-Con/Agg.

Construction Job Training Simulator
Construction Job Training Simulator
Our training simulators help our clients succeed by minimizing their risks and maximizing their profits. Be sure to stop by our booth, try out our simulators, and talk with us about what we can build for you.



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Monday, February 17, 2014

World Ag Expo 2014

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth last week at the 47th annual World Ag Exposition. We had a great time being part of the expo, demonstrating how our job training simulators can help the agricultural industry maximize their profits while minimizing their risk. Attracting over 100,000 attendees and 1,500 exhibitors, from more than 50 countries, World Ag is the largest agricultural expo in the world.

World Ag Expo, 2014

Located in Tulare, California, a state suffering from the one of the worst droughts in modern history, most attendees were well aware of the need to conserve resources, while still being able to produce high yields.  Ag World had a strong focus on technology this year, as farmers look for fast and affordable solutions that are innovative and help them increase their profit margins. From ForgeFX's virtual job training simulators, to ASI's unmanned farming vehicle technology, to Advanced Reconnaissance's aerial hyperspectral sensors that provide farmers with vegetative stress anomaly data for their fields, there were a number of new technology-based solutions available for all attendees to explore.

Job Training Simulators for Animal Production and Heavy Equipment Operation
In addition to our heavy equipment operator simulators, perhaps our most popular application at the expo was our virtual pork production simulator. Developed for Zoetis, formally Pfizer Animal Health, this animal production training simulator allows users to train for the process of running a wean to finish swine barn, without the associated costs and risks.

Animal Production Training Simulator
Virtual Pork Production Job Process Training Simulator
It was great to meet everyone at Ag World this year and see all of the great new techniques and solutions that farmers are utilizing to increase production while conserving resources. Let's all hope for rain, and we'll see you next year.


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