CM Labs Intellia Instructor Now Includes Dynamic Fault Injection for Earthmoving Heavy Equipment

Innovative training revolutionizes how operators prepare for real-world challenges with live instructor-triggered events and machine faults in the virtual worksite.

MONTREAL, QC, April 10, 2023 — CM Labs Simulations, the leading vendor for simulation-based training in the construction, utilities, and ports industries, today announced the launch of the Earthmoving Fault Injection feature for its training management tool, Intellia Instructor. Through this release, CM Labs continues to expand its comprehensive family of products that address key industry issues such as operator safety, sustainability, productivity, and workforce management.

Intellia Instructor is the next evolutionary step in simulation training. Designed to empower organizations to scale their training, it includes sophisticated report generation, customizable learning paths, live faults and weather challenges, and streamlined administrative functions. Uncoupled and untethered from a teaching station, instructors can support multiple trainees in real time via a tablet while closely monitoring each individual’s performance.

“Fault injection for earthmoving equipment joins our fault injection for cranes as well as triggered weather events. This is a really powerful trio in Intellia Instructor and is a unique way to train operators for risky situations impossible to safely recreate with actual equipment,” said Davis Sieu, product manager for CM Labs’ earthmoving training. “Life is unscripted, and your training should be, too.”

Operators must use their judgment to solve operating challenges in the virtual worksite, translating to real-world critical thinking skills. The result: more impactful training sessions where operators sharpen their situational awareness, master equipment control, and refine their manual dexterity while navigating through equipment malfunctions or distractions.

The triggered events realistically affect safety violations or efficiencies. Distracting sounds, such as an emergency vehicle siren or cell phone ringing, can lead to operator errors. With a flat tire, pressure or tire stiffness is lost, affecting the vehicle and ultimately affecting productivity. Weather faults—like Zero Visibility—require operators to learn to follow verbal instructions from their trainers or face serious safety issues while operating equipment. This is all possible due to CM Labs’ proprietary core technology, which lies at the heart of every one of its simulation training packs.

This innovative approach not only prepares novice operators for unexpected situations but also significantly improves their safety on the worksite, making it an indispensable tool in the construction industry.

About CM Labs Simulations

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, simulation training software for heavy equipment operators, virtual prototyping, and testing capabilities.

Clients include IUOE, OETIO, ABC, Liuna, Tigercat, Altec, Liebherr, Volvo, Manitowoc, NASA, Kiewit, Gerdau, and over 100 other world-class companies, OEMs, equipment operators, and trades training organizations.

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