Terex Unveils New Modular Training Program

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

June 14, 2016

The new harbour crane simulator is a central component of the newly designed operator training Photo Terex

The new harbour crane simulator is a central component of the newly designed operator training Photo Terex

Modular training course program uses state-of-the-art simulation technology Düsseldorf, Germany, 14 June 2016 – At this year’s TOC Europe in Hamburg, Germany, Terex Port Solutions (TPS) is presenting a newly designed training program for harbour crane operators, which combines the many years of experience of our instructors with the far-reaching possibilities of simulator training courses. This new program will help crane owners over the long term to fully exploit the potential of Terex Gottwald harbour cranes in terms of performance and cost-effectiveness.

Modular concept

The new concept offers specific modules, ranging from crane operator evaluation to safety training for experienced operators. Training courses with the new simulator are a central component of the comprehensive training program from TPS. Alexander Bongart, head of the training department at TPS in Düsseldorf, Germany, is delighted about the new possibilities: “By individually combining the new simulator training modules with proven on-site training courses, we offer every crane owner customized concepts for high-performance and safe cargo handling.”

Investment in new simulator

The simulator presented at TOC Europe in Hamburg uses state-of-the-art technology, including motion base and Oculus Rift. Thanks to the integration of original components, such as the crane control system, crane operator seat, joysticks and Visumatic monitor, especially realistic training

scenarios are possible. Alexander Bongart confirms: “Our new simulator satisfies the highest requirements and during the development phase experienced crane operators were impressed with how realistic the simulations were.”

Real advantages thanks to a simulated world

Simulator training courses are especially safe since, in simulated extreme weather conditions and dangerous situations, real damage is ruled out. Terminal operators are using this cost-effective method more and more often, so that they can also use their crane for productive handling in the terminal while operator training courses are taking place. “Another major advantage”, Bongart concludes, “is that future crane operators can be trained with the simulator before the harbour crane is delivered.”

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