CM Labs brings Trimble® GPS capabilities to Excavator, Dozer, and Motor Grader Simulation Training Packs

CM Labs Simulations, developer of Vortex® training simulators, today expanded its integration with the Trimble® Earthworks Grade Control Platform on two additional simulators; the Dozer and Motor Grader Simulator. This ongoing collaboration between industry leaders provides best-in-class training for Trimble’s innovative grade control solution that has gained widespread adoption.

“Our simulators allow operators to learn new technologies and workflows safely, with a higher level of competency, before using real equipment,” says Lisa Barbieri, VP of Product at CM Labs. “We offer “future-proofed” training to prepare workers as the work site modernizes. Simulation provides training organizations access to these technologies, such as Trimble Earthworks, while ensuring their ­curriculum meets the needs of a changing market.”

Trimble Earthworks software works in parallel with CM Labs’ patented software and runs on a tablet that connects to the simulator. Using the simulator, visual aids are overlaid onto the existing ground along with cut/fill information, slope data, and other customizable reference points to provide the user with a better understanding of the work that needs to be done.

Trimble Earthworks, combined with CM Labs’ unmatched machine realism, builds skills that transfer directly to the worksite, to train operators of all experience levels on how to work more efficiently, and lay the foundation for seamless technology transition and adoption. There is no simpler way to prepare operators for the tools that are part of today’s highly technical jobsites.

“We see great value in the curriculum CM Labs offers for Trimble’s Earthworks machine control”, said Cameron Clark, Earthmoving Industry Director at Trimble. “With the ongoing labor shortages, simulation training provides a unique opportunity to train contractors cost-effectively.”

Trimble Earthworks is now available as an add-on with CM Labs’ Excavator, Dozer, and Motor Grader Simulation Training Packs. The software is compatible with all of CM Labs’ Vortex Simulators, including the desktop Vortex Edge Plus, the motion-enabled Vortex Edge Max, and the high-immersion Vortex Advantage.

About CM Labs Simulations Inc.

CM Labs’ mission is to simulate the world to make operations safe and efficient, by connecting people, processes, and equipment design.

The company builds simulation-based solutions to help clients design advanced equipment and prepare for skilled operations. Through its Vortex Studio platform, CM Labs provides training simulators, mission rehearsal, virtual prototyping, and testing capabilities. CM Labs’ vision is to be the leader in digital transformation, from machine design to training.

Clients include OETIO, IUOE, Kiewit, Liebherr, Mammoet, Manitowoc, NASA, and over 100 other world-cl­ass companies, OEMs, equipment operators, and trades training organizations.

Vortex® is a registered trademark of CM Labs Simulations.

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