CM Labs Simulations has released a new rough-terrain mobile crane module that provides a complete learning solution for RT mobile crane trainees, and can run from any Vortex Simulator. This includes simulators ranging from the multi-screen Vortex Master with optional motion base, to the desktop-based Vortex Trainer. The user interface is available in English, French, and Spanish.
CM Labs' Vortex training solutions are used at hundreds of installations internationally to provide apprentices with the skills and work habits they need to operate cranes and heavy equipment safely and efficiently.
In addition to new training exercises and learning objectives, the RT mobile crane module features advanced simulations. Simulation of the crane is built on proven Vortex dynamics and includes complete simulation of the mechanical and hydraulic systems, and interactions with the worksite. This level of realism ensures that trainees develop real skills and situational awareness.
Integrated training tools include an optional student management system that allows instructors to generate reports from training sessions, and review current and past performance.
Vortex training modules include a new integrated heads-up display (HUD) to guide operator trainees through training exercises. The HUD includes work sequence information for the operator, contextual messages and a list of performance metrics updated in real time.
Along with the release of the RT mobile crane training module, CM Labs has also updated its tower crane training module to include a new training exercise that focuses on concrete pouring and forming. Trainee operators are evaluated on a number of performance criteria, including amount of time spent in pendulum, number and severity of collisions, shock load on the hook and volume of spilled concrete.