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NORCAT improves training with new simulator

NORCAT improves training with new simulator

The Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) can now recreate an underground mining environment without leaving the surface, thanks to a new state-of-the-art mining equipment simulator.

The centre's new ThoroughTec CYBERMINE4 simulator has been in operation for just over a month, and provides employees with Vale, Glencore and KGHM hands-on trainer with a variety of machines, including a MacLean bolter, an Atlas Copco rocket boomer, and underground loaders by Sandvik and Caterpillar.

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Mining software company has big plans

Mining software company has big plans

After more than a decade working for information technology companies in the mining sector, Robert Patterson and Dave Peres decided it was time to start their own company.

Patterson, vice-president of Sudbury-based mining software company Minalytix, says early support and office space from NORCAT helped the company get off the ground.

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