WesTrac's Technology Training Centre in Collie (WTTC) is the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, delivering training courses to technicians of autonomous equipment, such as haul trucks used in the mining industry.
The WesTrac Technology Training Centre (WTTC) in Collie is the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, delivering training courses to technicians of autonomous equipment, such as haul trucks used in the mining industry.
The WTTC is a purpose-built facility sitting on 11ha of land. It has the following equipment available for training:
The training provided utilises a virtual mine model that includes haul roads, calibration and dump/load points - all designed to provide a safe and effective training ground to equip technicians with the skills they need now and into the future (read more about technology careers at WesTrac).
There are two principle autonomous training courses currently on offer at the WTTC:
1. Command for Haul - Service
This course is specifically designed to deliver theory and practical execution on the MineStar Command for Haul system. Successful completion will see the student develop knowledge of componentry and operation of the Command system to allow calibration and effective trouble shooting.
2. Maintenance in the Autonomous Operating Zone (AOZ)
This course is a suite of modules and is aimed at anyone who enters the Autonomous Operating Zone (AOZ).
These modules are a combination of theory and practical execution to provide the student with the skills and system knowledge required to safely enter the AOZ and interact with leader vehicles (LVs) and autonomous mining trucks (AMTs). Students will learn:
safe systems of autonomous operation;
how LVs and AMTs interact;
the process to call AMTs to maintenance areas;
how to safely approach down AMTs in the AOZ; and
the use of Terrain in grading and loading applications in order to monitor and manage AMTs in the AOZ.
Combined with the WesTrac Institute Guildford Campus, which offers additional technology and post trade training, the WTTC is proof that WesTrac is the industry's leader when it comes to building the skills needed to operate mines of the future.
If you require more information, please call our WesTrac Institute on (08) 9377 8888 (during business hours)or click here to send our training team a message 24/7.
For more information on the WTTC and the training being performed, please read the following media releases: