Virtual mining

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On October 25, 2012

Mining engineering students can now get simulated training in surface mining techniques, heavy machinery and materials handling systems, all without leaving the comfort of McNutt Hall.

S&T’s Virtual Surface Mining Facility was funded through gifts from Caterpillar Global Mining, Luminant Energy, Immersive Technologies and P&H Mining — all members of the Mining Engineering Development Board.

The facility houses two AES 2B base simulators, one dragline conversion kit and one shovel-dump truck conversion kit. In addition to teaching S&T students, the facility will allow for industry training and development.

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On October 25, 2012. Posted in Around the Puck, Fall/Winter 2012