A Rubber-Tyred & Rail Gantry Crane or RTG (Transtainer®) crane is a large gantry crane, which can travel on both rails (RMG: Rail Mounted Gantry Crane) and tires (RTG: Rubber Tyred Gantry Crane). When Transtainer® cranes run on rails, they have a limited range of operations because it can only operate on its rails. On tires they have a wider operating range.
Transtainer® Cranes are used for loading and unloading of containers on trucks or wagons or to put containers one above the other.
The solution developed by the Laboratory for Simulation and Modelling (LSyM) is a complete system that incorporates the latest technologies used in the field of simulation for training, including projection equipment from high performance to the necessary training materials for learning development and training of the operators of your company.
The trastainer crane is used in container terminals for cargo management at these terminals. To the inherent difficulty of working with containers, is added in this case the crane manoeuvre down the street and the necessary attention to truck traffic on the existing terminal.
Characteristics of the simulator
The general purpose of the Transtainer® Crane simulator or RTG is both the training of inexperienced operators and the training of expert operators who wish to improve skills. The objectives we pursue are:
The user, using controls similar to those of a real machine, will perceive the same movement and the same sounds that would perceive doing the operations on a real Transtainer® Crane. You will see a work environment the same point of view that would have operating the real crane.
For this we have a fully configurable cabin with real controls, located on a mechanical system that provides the sensation of movement and with an audio and video system that is responsible for creating an immersive learning environment.
Other integrated elements
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 simulator is ready to simulate several cranes (of the same or different type) in the same environment at the same time.
This way a single instructor can evaluate two or more operators while they’re controlling a crane.
Our simulators offer a multi-language medium. Thanks to the settings panel, you can easily change the language in which the simulator is shown. We currently offer translations into Spanish, English, French and Portuguese, if the language you want is not among the above, please contact us.
It is also possible to train the skills of future machine operators to better communicate and improve efficiency when working with others.
Main operations for training:
The simulator has different blocks of exercises designed to train the following skills:
Reports at the instructor's console:
Instructor can consult reports by users and exercises with the following information: