EKpass Launches PL87 Pipelayer Training

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December, 2013

EKpass Corp
Phone: 1-800-638-9524
Fax: 1-866-496-3535
Email Addresses: info@ekpass.com
Website URL: www.ekpass.com

 EKpass Launches PL87 Pipelayer Training

EKpass launched PL87 Pipelayer training in December 2012 for a major oil sands producer in Northern Alberta, Canada. Near Fort McMurray, Alta., in the Athabasca region, this major oil sand producer extracts and upgrades oil sands into high-quality, refinery-ready crude oil products and diesel fuel. The training program provided by EKpass consisted of; customized operator, basic maintenance, and safety training that is targeted to the client’s operation.

The Caterpillar PL87 provides increased lift capacity, enhanced slope capability, ease of operation, performance and transportability. The improved hydraulics of the PL87 offers greater response and more precise control. The PL87 new heavy duty winch works with an updated hydraulic system for greater machine productivity. A new counterweight profile adds more weight providing increased lift capacity of the PL87. As is the case with all mobile heavy equipment, the machine is only as good as the operator. A skilled heavy equipment operator is able to utilize his equipment to its fullest potential. This is where EKpass comes in.

Manufacturers design equipment with their valued clients’ interests in mind. Caterpillar pays close attention to the needs of their clients and strives to improve their equipment to satisfy those needs. As a result of EKpass’ established relationship with such manufacturers, EKpass has a keen understanding of the manufacturer’s intentions with each new development. The unique combination of EKpass’ field experience combined with their knowledge of equipment provides EKpass with an unprecedented insight in to what the operator needs to know.  EKpass is proud to share their expertise on how to get the most of the PL87 pipelayer.

Company Background

EKpass is a global heavy equipment training, consulting, and I.T. services company specializing in productivity, safety, and environmental programs and services.

Many contractors, both civilian and military, turn to EKpass for their heavy equipment operator training needs as well as other equipment training. EKpass is an international training and consulting firm that specializes in operator training on a variety of mobile equipment. In addition to a myriad of civilian clients, the company has provided the Canadian Armed Forces, the US Navy, the United States Marine Corps and other branches of the military with professional instructor-led heavy equipment operator training. These seasoned certified instructors have provided services at hundreds of locations world-wide.

EKpass is a global training and consulting firm with more than twenty years of experience specializing in all types of heavy or mobile and heavy equipment operator and safety training programs. This wide scope training and consulting addresses such issues as machine maintenance procedures, operating safety essentials, and overall operating strategies that lead to improved productivity.  EKpass utilizes a vast library of electronic, audio visual, printed material, and other materials specific to client equipment.  In addition EKpass brings extensive past experience in mobile equipment operator training to the forefront during the preparation of all e-learning programs.  The EKpass development team consists of instructional designers, graphic designers, multimedia programmers, 3D animators, sound engineers and subject matter experts (SME).  Designers and programmers are experienced in mobile equipment productivity and safety techniques.

EKpass, using state of the art training techniques and technology, develops and delivers equipment training programs that are both effective and stimulating. EKpass professional resources enable us to offer vital training and mentoring for all clients. EKpass experience in training “on site” makes it possible to provide “tailor made training” specific for every client operation.

EKpass’ balanced curriculum of performance and safety solution based theory and hands on training addresses all needs.  EKpass has an extensive I.T arm including web based training development. Other services offered by EKpass include hoisting and equipment safety audits, needs assessments, efficiency analysis, equipment operator evaluation, and other solutions to heavy equipment operating challenges.


For further information visit the EKpass website at www.ekpass.com or contact EKpass via email at contact@ekpass.com or by phone at 1-800-638-9524.