The backhoe is one of the most versatile machines in the areas of construction and road works, in what refers to earthworks and material moving. Designed to meet the highest demands in safety and above all the life of the machine.
While it is common to see a backhoe developing work in different tasks, it is natural to ask, for example, the cost of the machine, its main features, performance etc.
Therefore, since we have the opportunity to follow closely a machine used in construction we focus directly on the backhoe.
Our simulator backhoe is one of our youngest and most innovative projects in which we have invested many efforts to meet the highest expectations.
Why use the Backhoe Simulator of LSyM for learning?
The general purpose of the backhoe simulator is both the training of inexperienced operators and the training of skilled operators who wish to improve skills.
Our objectives are:
Simulation environment of civil work
In the simulation environment we can find the elements which are present in a real building work. Operators during simulation can interact with them directly or indirectly.
Backhoe: it is the vehicle which will develop all the exercises. It features a sturdy design of boom and dipperstick section, which is also narrow, so visibility is excellent all along the boom to the bucket, regardeless the depth at which they dig.
Cabin: The backhoes cabin has round visibility, all controls are ergonomically positioned and interior noise level is very low in the cabin. Trucks: for some exercises that require loading and unloading from the backhoe to the truck and vice versa.
Avatars: in the simulation scenario where the backhoe moves we will find several human operators having the main function to assist in manoeuvres done with the backhoe.
Sensors (Advanced and HID)
The events income and analogue signals system of the simulator is made to be highly configurable and can be used from gaming devices to high-level electronic boards.
Each client can configure through a simple interface the use of the controls to their liking and according to the type of equipment they use.
The simulator is capable of using a moving platform to simulate sudden movements and accelerations which occur in the real machine.
The main aim is to get the user perceive a greater sense of realism and immersion in learning. Many times, carrying out exercises with virtual reality simulators, either because of its difficulty and lack of physical responses, can cause demotivation on the user of these simulators.
The backhoe simulator developed by the LSyM group has a complete instructional system divided into blocks, each of these blocks includes a series of exercises that progressively increase its difficulty as the student is overcoming them.
The user of our simulator can perform, among others, the following exercises:
In addition to the practical exercises, the simulator developed by LSyM includes a theoretical module divided into several units in order to provide the student with basic theoretical knowledge of machine operation and safety, among others.
Reports and evaluation: