DataMesh Reshapes Tower Crane Training Experience with Simulator 2.1

Today, DataMesh Simulator 2.1 is released, introducing simulation-based training and assessment tailored for tower crane operations. This innovative motion simulation platform focuses on providing trainees with an authentic learning experience while operating tower cranes, through upgraded operational scenarios that faithfully replicate real equipment models, construction environments, and operational procedures.

1:1 Digital Twin of Construction Environment

Construction machinery models, including tower cranes and others within the Simulator, are meticulously crafted to mirror selected reference machines in appearance, movement, status, and characteristics.

Models undergo meticulous treatments in color, material, texture, lighting, and background to achieve a heightened sense of realism.

Real-time rendering of tower cranes and collaborating construction machinery models ensures seamless immersion in the virtual environment without visual or auditory delays, fostering an unparalleled sense of participation for users.

Rigorous collision detection, interference verification, and motion synchronization ensure the authenticity and integrity of the tower crane and other construction machinery models involved.

Authentic Operational Procedure Replication

Operational procedures are designed based on insights from experienced tower crane operators, integrating text, voice, signal commands, dynamic UI elements, and instructional videos at each training step. The crane hook offers multiple operational perspectives, including front and rear views, external views, and cabin views, enhance the training experience.

The system interface provides real-time monitoring of machine parameters, such as wind speed, rotation angle, lifting weight, trolley position, and hook distance from the ground.

The comprehensive curriculum resources bridge the gap between training and real-world operations, allowing trainees to familiarize themselves with common terminology and signal gestures used in actual construction scenarios. This immersive training approach facilitates practical application and offers tangible hands-on training benefits.

Immersive Learning Experience

Integrated with the DataMesh Learn system, the Simulator platform streamlines the management, sharing, storage, and analysis of various mechanical equipment simulation training materials and assessment results. Instructors can autonomously customize and distribute training and assessment tasks to enhance teaching effectiveness, making it the preferred choice for engineering machinery professionals. The tower crane simulator comprises the DataMesh Simulator system software and hardware platforms, offering features such as course play, operational training, assessment, personnel management, and learning management. Hardware options include six degrees of freedom motion platforms, three degrees of freedom motion platforms, and a basic non-motion platform, catering to diverse user needs.

DataMesh Simulator revolutionizes industrial training by providing an immersive and lifelike learning environment that significantly improves trainee engagement and learning outcomes. By enabling trainees to understand equipment operations safely and effectively, it mitigates safety risks and boosts training efficiency. For purchasing inquiries or further product information, please contact service@datamesh.com.

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DataMesh Unveils New Digital Twin-based Simulator Platform

DataMesh has announced the launch of DataMesh Simulator 2.0, an innovative platform designed to provide operators with an immersive learning experience. Based on digital twin and motion simulation technologies, it integrates equipment operation simulation training, job simulation training, and operational behavior assessment into a single platform, addressing key challenges in heavy machinery, mining equipment, specialized vehicles, aircraft, and more.

Traditional training in these fields often faces challenges such as training duration, cost, accessibility, safety, and weather dependencies, as it heavily relies on the availability of real equipment and physical environments. To overcome these challenges, many enterprises are turning to digital solutions to supplement their training activities.

DataMesh Simulator 2.0 features several key modules, including environmental simulation, mechanical simulation, practical training, and practical examinations. It effectively helps deal with limited training durations and environments on actual machines by allowing trainees to familiarize themselves with various types of engineering machinery before engaging with real equipment and environments. With DataMesh Simulator, users can practice extensively at any time, gaining operational skills and techniques while significantly improving training efficiency.

The platform creates a 1:1 replication of the real machine experience by combining the advantages of hardware and software. It includes a three-degree-of-freedom (3-DOF) or six-degree-of-freedom (6-DOF) motion platform, a dynamic simulation system, environment simulation, a simulated training cockpit, a motion control system, and front/left/right panoramic display screens with surround sound simulation systems. Additionally, it is equipped with software covering theoretical learning, cloud services, simulation, visualization, examination, signal acquisition, sound, and motion control systems. Together, these components create digital twins of the real working environment, enabling an effective alternative to traditional engineering equipment training methods.

For trainees, DataMesh Simulator allows them to fully immerse themselves using handheld controllers, displays, pedals, joysticks, control panels, and other interactive elements and the platform incorporates text prompts, guided animations, force feedback, and motion simulation within the teaching process. For trainers, such as training schools or enterprises, the platform enables them to develop diverse interactive means for simulation-based training and assessment and provides flexibility to design comprehensive quantifiable indicators, facilitating content creation and reuse of virtual courseware.

Compared to traditional training methods, DataMesh Simulator offers several advantages:

  • Reduced Training Costs: By eliminating the need for specific environmental conditions like weather and terrain and powered by electricity instead of gasoline, DataMesh Simulator utilizes digitized and iterative 3D content and courseware based on the FactVerse platform, achieving significant cost savings compared to investments in real equipment.
  • Greater Flexibility: The platform provides exceptional flexibility in training scenarios. Training schools or enterprises can create customizable digital twins, scenarios, and assessment logics using FactVerse’s zero-code tools. It supports multi-user collaborative training, allowing users to easily switch between different training scenarios as needed.
  • Enhanced Safety: DataMesh Simulator significantly reduces operational safety risks, property damage, and potential risks to life. By simulating dangerous operations within a safe environment, operators gain valuable experience without compromising safety.
  • Comprehensive Training Management: The platform incorporates a comprehensive learning management system with an immersive training experience that enables extensive tracking and feedback on training performance data and assessment methods. It ensures an immersive training experience and seamless integration with mainstream examination systems, supporting various file formats.

DataMesh Simulator empowers businesses to enhance flexibility in training scenarios, reduce training costs, and deliver safer and more reliable training methods and comprehensive training management. By using DataMesh Simulator, SANY and Sunward recreate the operating process of rotary drilling rigs to enhance operational and training efficiency in a digitized manner, significantly reducing accidents caused by inexperienced operators, lowering training costs, and minimizing mechanical wear and tear on equipment.

Setting New Standards for Motion Simulation Training

DataMesh Simulator distinguishes itself from other training platforms through its exceptionally immersive simulation fidelity, realistic motion simulation, and immersive operating cabin experience. Unlike conventional equipment systems with limited visual effects and outdated architecture, DataMesh Simulator utilizes digital twin technology, simulation-based solutions, and motion control to create an authentic sensory experience. It accurately reproduces mechanical states such as movement, tilting, rotation, and vibration, offering a user-friendly UI and simulation system.

Powered by DataMesh’s enterprise metaverse platform, FactVerse, the Simulator offers diverse interactive means for simulation-based training and assessment. Trainees can fully immerse themselves using handheld controllers, displays, pedals, joysticks, control panels, and other interactive elements.

DataMesh Simulator integrates DataMesh Learn training solution, providing a comprehensive and unified assessment system for trainee information management, which supports tracking training progress, editing and distributing examination content, archiving and querying assessment results, and more.

The platform supports private and cloud-based deployment, with a modular approach offering zero-code tools for content creation, enabling customization and upgrades to meet evolving enterprise needs. Additionally, the visual system seamlessly integrates with mainstream VR presentation methods, offering flexibility in adjusting courses and enhancing the overall training experience.

With DataMesh Simulator, trainees can be able to handle equipment in advance and gain valuable experience, addressing challenges such as limited learning time, opportunity and efficiency, and safety in real environments. For enterprises, manufacturers, and training institutions, it provides an efficient, cost-effective, safe, and controllable training solution. By applying digital twin and motion simulation technologies, DataMesh Simulator 2.0 will help drive the development of simulation-based training and provide a new training and assessment approach for the engineering equipment industry.