The simulator can be tailored to meet the precise needs of the port’s crane systems, and the DCPM installation will include the only module on the market today for tandem-lift cranes. It will consist of a back projector model consisting of two modules, a ship-to-shore dock gantry single-lift system with tandem-lift technology and a rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) crane.
The ship-to-shore module will allow operators to practise dealing with problems such as hoist over torque, excessive swing and environmental conditions such as wind, rain and night-time operation. The RTG module allows them to improve their efficiency on the quay, helping to avoid collisions.
The simulator’s cab is mounted on a Moog 6-DOF motion base system designed to imitate the movements felt by operators in the real world. It also features surround sound, real-time photo-textured 3D graphics and realistic crane capacities and limits, says MPRI.