PONSSE Simulators provide a modern learning environment for training the operations of harvesters and forwarders, and the PONSSE Opti and OptiControl data systems.
PONSSE Simulators are available with harvester and forwarder functions. A lighter desktop version of the forwarder simulator is also available without any machine control systems for driving training. The forest machine simulators are ideal for training and practice use by companies and educational institutions engaged in the forest sector.
The forest machine simulator allows the operator to work in real conditions, to sit in the forest machine seat and control the machine using actual forest machine levers. The forest landscape is visible on a TV screen, and the operator can move freely in the harvesting area and view the forest from different angles.
Training operators with the simulator is very efficient and, above all, cost-efficient. Sufficient practice before training in forest conditions is easy on both the machine and in the forest alike. Simulator training also frees machine stock for productive operation during the training period.
The PONSSE Simulator makes the training of different work stages within the entire machine chain possible. Both machines, the harvester and the forwarder, can be taken to the practice site. The trainee can also easily switch between machines, and this allows the quality of work – and its impact on productivity – to be assessed within the scope of training.
Wide range of versatile training tools
Training of skills
The aim of the training is to develop the driver’s skills. When driving a modern forest machine, the driver must have good coordination and the ability to handle computer systems and technology. In PONSSE Simulator special attention has been paid so that practicing can be tailored according to the student’s skills level. The teacher can create exercises at different levels around themes, starting from easy basic tasks and increasing the challenge gradually.
Theme exercises aim at certain training targets, and it may include, for example, a limited range of functions or added training features. PONSSE Simulator is an excellent tool for all driver training purposes, for example, in basic training, product training or adjustment/maintenance training.
Creating and transferring of exercises
When planning a useful exercise, the training targets and the content must be taken into account. PONSSE Simulator gives the teacher good tools to create different types of exercise scenarios according to the requirements of each training situation. Practice sessions can be created using both harvester and forwarder simulators.
Thanks to a site saving feature it is possible to save a site with a desired name and to continue the exercise next time. The saving feature is especially helpful if the site is large or the exercise must be interrupted for some reason. It is also possible to transfer an exercise from one simulator to another. A site in the harvester simulator can also be used in simulators including only a forwarder.
Giving feedback is an important part of a training situation. Versatile feedback reports help the teacher to give personalised, wide-ranging feedback in which attention can be paid to matters crucial for the student’s development.
Different simulator solutions
The PONSSE harvester simulator helps you to practice harvesting itself, perform different theme exercises as well as study the operation and use of the machine’s control and measurement system. In addition, it is possible to freely create different exercises with the simulator and to transfer them from one simulator to another.
With the PONSSE forwarder simulator the user can practice the driving and loading of forwarder and the controlling of crane in real conditions. The theme exercises in the forwarder simulator may include, for example, boom handling exercise from one point to another, loading exercises from different starting points and site exercises in realistic conditions. In addition, with the forwarder simulator it is possible to study the operation of the OptiForwarder machine control system and the adjustment of the machine (the machine control system is not included in the desktop model).