Forum launches new simulator training for next generation electric vehicles

20 April 2019

Forum Subsea Technologies has launched the latest version of its VMAX simulator to integrate with its next generation of electric remotely operated vehicles (eROV). 

In 2018 the XLe Spirit was the first vehicle launched in the new range. Forum has now added the eROV to its choice of vehicles within the simulator. The new light-weight, ergonomically designed eROV Hand Controller console can also be interfaced with the VMAX to allow pilots to be trained in the use of the new console.

The VMAX software is a 3D ROV simulation system, predominantly used to train and evaluate ROV pilots. It can also be utilised by subsea engineering teams to model and verify procedures involved in intervention tasks for subsea equipment. 

The system provides a variety of ROV scenarios designed to test pilots' skills such as tether management, manipulator control and tooling operation within realistic operational conditions, 

The XLe Spirit is the smallest in the new range but is powerful enough to perform subsea maintenance and repair work with the use of its optional electric or hydraulic five function manipulator arm.

It uses the same advanced Forum Integrated Control Engine (ICE++) found in larger work-class and trencher vehicles in the Forum product range. This provides a wide range of auto-pilot and pilot assist modes when appropriate sensors are fitted.   

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