Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Joy Global Simulators Win First Place at Sasol Techno X

Sasol Techno X is science, math and technology exposition held every year in Secunda, Mpumalanga, South Africa. Techno X is:
"an exhibition that focuses on displays, workshops, tours, talks and hands-on activities aimed at enthusing learners, students and the general public about the endless possibilities of science and technology".
The exposition aims to:
"expose, at a practical level, the many facets of technology and encourage learners to explore the wide range of exciting disciplines and career choices that science, maths and technology offer".
Techno X is sponsored by Sasol Limited (NYSE:SSL), an international energy and chemicals company that develops and commercializes technologies, and builds and operates facilities that produce liquid fuels and chemicals.

This year's winner in the business category was Joy Global, demonstrating their ProMiner Training Simulator, a suite of 3D equipment training simulators developed by ForgeFX Simulators. The simulator allows operators to master the equipment controls and become familiar with the spatial challenges posed by the mining environment – before they ever step foot on a mine site.

To help explain their business, Joy Global brought a number of training simulators with them to Techno X. The training simulators are a great option when the cost of transporting the real-world equipment is prohibitively high, or the risks to new operators makes hands-on use too risky.
The simulator gives both new and veteran operators the ability to safely train for the operation of multiple pieces of equipment, removing the risk of costly mistakes and keeping real-world machinery in production.

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