Simulation is a technology that helps training operators facing dangerous or high risk situations, and offers an opportunity to practice difficult maneuvers without any risk, providing operators with high safety environment skills. In short, simulators do everything that cannot be done in the real machine for safety reasons.
Simulation is used for training of both beginners and experienced operators, managing the development of experienced staff, often reminding of situations that can sometimes be forgotten with time. For this reason the training and continuous review of processes help us avoid high risk situations. For many years, different industries have been using simulators for training and continuing education.
The evolution of technology allows companies such as e-Tech Simulation to develop high-performance simulators with costs that make them affordable and profitable to companies of all sizes in all industry sectors around the world. This allows the costs of training to be a fraction of what they used to be.
the training is simulated the skills are real
Simulators are manufactured in three types of settings, from the simplest and cheapest, with Gamepad type controls, to the most sophisticated with real controls and mounted on moving platforms where virtual reality is very close to the actual operation of equipment simulated.
Standard Simulators are those that because of their low price and simple controls are called “trainers” and are widely used for beginners to acquire basic knowledge of equipment, controls and basic movements of each of the simulated machine. Due to its low costs, they are used in massive training classrooms where laboratories may have 15 or more “trainers” together.
Intermediate Simulators are those that because of their great return on investment (ROI) are the most used in different industries due to the fact that they offer the best results for their cost / benefit (learning / price). These simulators include OEM controls (Generic, actual computer), which gives greater realism. Most of the controls, buttons, seats, pedals, wheels and all its components are generally very similar to the real machines. There is also a visual and immersive sound system where the software is also usually more advanced and includes an instructor station and a printing station in which reports are printed and results of the exercises performed get evaluated.
They may also have economic systems with motion platform, Tracker systems, and static cabins, among others.
Advanced simulators are those where the realism of each of its components is the main feature. Controls, cabins 6-8 DOF motion platforms, peripheral visual systems, instructor stations and sophisticated software make it the most realistic; ideal for training institutions and departments where the latest technology is a must.