Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions introduced two new virtual training simulators to its popular Digital Driller offering. The new Sandvik DD322i and Sandvik DD422i Dual Controls simulators feature the latest software and advanced training methods for underground drill operators and maintenance teams.

Digital Driller simulators offer an authentic, safer learning environment for operator training across all underground hard rock drilling applications. The virtual training environment means that operators can be trained on site with zero damage to equipment or the mine environment, and no impact on machine availability.

“With the addition of the DD322i and DD422i Dual Controls models, we’re enabling even more comprehensive operator training,” Sandvik Underground Drilling Training Academy Manager Tiia Pohjanlehto said. “We can tangibly improve efficiency, productivity, and safety, as operators can be trained before the drill rig arrives, on site, or during rig maintenance.”

The new DD322i and Dual Controls simulators complement the introduction of Sandvik DD322i and DD422iE Dual Control development drills to the Sandvik underground drilling portfolio in 2022.

Both new simulators retain the classic features of Digital Driller, such as total location flexibility, easy setup, customizable training courses and group learning, and now feature upgraded software for a more sophisticated and authentic operator experience.