Port Nelson at the top of New Zealand’s South Island will soon have its own training simulator supplied by Liebherr. It is presently on the water on route to the port, with an arrival date for April.
The simulator is actually two in one allowing for training on more aspects of real port operations, with both a generic ship crane simulator and the LiSIM version of the LHM 550 mobile harbour crane, both utilising much of the same hardware. The ship crane simulation-software features the CBG series, a floating four-rope grab crane with a boom length of 28 metres and a maximum lifting capacity of up to 45 tonnes.
The LHM 550 mobile harbour crane simulator is equipped with its original LiTRONIC crane controls and has training programs installed for basic operations, bulk, breakbulk and container handling, reflecting the port’s present and future operations.
Simulators are globally recognized as a highly effective training method offering numerous advantages. The development of this sophisticated training tool was prompted by Liebherr’s extensive experience in crane operator training. Based on the original Litronic® crane control system, LiSIM® is the only realistic virtual solution available on the market for learning the precise and innovative control of Liebherr maritime cranes.