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Posted on : Thursday 2nd July 2020 03:00 PM

Fully-Immersive Training Platform to Develop Next-Gen Workforce, Close Manufacturing Skills Gap

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Simutech Multimedia, a supplier of simulation training used by at least 500 global manufacturing and industrial companies, has started a new 3D simulation-training platform designed to help equip operations and maintenance professionals with the skills needed in an increasingly digitally-connected manufacturing environment.


With over 2.4 million manufacturing jobs projected to go unfilled as mentioned in a newly released Deloitte study, Simutech Multimedia's new platform provides manufacturers the tools and data needed to identify, assess, onboard and train the next generation of skilled laborers, mostly in the electrical troubleshooting field.


"This fully-immersive setting allows users to gain advantages of better retention rates obtained by simulation training as well as learn in a realistically-replicated environment they are accustomed to," says Warren Rhude, CPO of Simutech Multimedia. “The new instructional simulation teaches professionals how to configure and troubleshoot industrial sensors and PLC analog inputs, PLCs and associated devices growing more prevalent in the modern production plant.”


Enabled by the 3D-training platform, users will have a way to explore an industrial environment and understand results occurring from changing temperatures, humidness and light.


"It’s becoming clear that AI and VR technology will play a vital role in educating the modern factory worker,” says Simutech Multimedia CEO Samer Forzley. “Our technology has taken a massive leap forward to meet the demands of today's operations and anticipates the manufacturing training absolutely necessary in the future fully-connected manufacturing world."


Along with continuous improvement performance data available to management, future updates of the platform are set to incorporate leading AI technology that would discover users’ weaknesses and strengths and plan the best training routes to reach their goals.


The new Troubleshooting Industrial Sensors instructional tool will also offer users the hands-on ability to take voltage, current and resistance readings, and interactively view the PLC ladder program through the virtual laptop to distinguish problems with sensors, transmitters, PLCs, wiring and other input and output components.


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