The profile of a underground vehicle for hard rock is exceptionally low because it is designed to transport mined minerals, rocks, and other industrial materials through narrow tunnels or shafts. Handling this type of heavy equipment is a skill that needs to be acquired before setting foot into the real ‘thing’.
Sandvik offers mining equipment models of various size classes designed for different underground environments and mining methods, be it block-caving or room-and-pillar. Some are operated from the cabin of the machine, others via remote-control.
For the simulation to be appropriate to the task being trained, it was thus necessary to develop a technology capable of handling various mining scenarios and accommodate Sandvik’s wide range of different equipment types.