December 14, 2011

Plasser unveils 3D tamping simulator

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PLASSER & Theurer's German subsidiary has produced what it claims to be the world's first 3D tamping simulator which it has installed at its extended training centre in Bingen on the Rhine.

A second simulator will be installed in Plasser's training centre in Linz, Austria.

Based on an 09 tamper, the simulator is designed to provide a realistic impression of the working environment, with actual components such as an operating panel, computer touch panel, control pedals, and pilot lights.

The simulator will teach trainees how to perform plain line tamping and how to deal with obstacles such as level crossings, track magnets, switch mechanisms, and cable ducts.

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