CM Labs Launches Port Sector’s First Simulation Training Solution for Double Empty Container Handler

Innovative solution rapidly upskills trainees in a safe, pressure-free learning environment.

MONTREAL, QC, April 17, 2023 — CM Labs Simulations, the leading vendor for simulation-based training in the construction, utilities, and ports industries, announced the launch of a new simulation training solution for double empty container handlers. Designed in collaboration with port operator trainers, the Intellia Double Empty Container Handler Add-On Module instructs operators on using double empty container handler control functions and techniques for loading and unloading containers in a real port setting.

“This add-on module incorporates realistic machine behaviors that are unlike anything else on the market today,” said Devon Van de Kletersteeg, CM Labs’ ports product manager. “It’s the only solution on the market that can tip when the simulated equipment corners too fast, and that truly reacts like the real thing when loads are distributed unevenly.”

Operators can find it challenging to handle the double empty container handler’s twin lifting capabilities. This training module also addresses a current issue for terminal operators today, as it is crucial to move empty containers as quickly and safely as possible.

“Without a virtual training solution, ports must dedicate more time on the actual equipment to training,” Van de Kletersteeg said. “This helps reduce wear and tear, and allows for a more flexible training schedule.”

The Double Empty Container Handler Add-On Module comes with equipment-grade controls and can be installed on the following CM Labs port equipment training hardware: Advantage, Master, and MasterCab. The Empty Container Handler Training Pack is required to run the Double Empty Container Handler Add-On Module.

To learn more, contact CM Labs, or visit CM Labs’ booth F24 at TOC Europe 2024 from June 11–13. At the show, CM Labs will be showcasing a number of simulation-based solutions designed to help port terminals obtain faster returns on investment in their initiatives.

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. CM Labs’ vision is to be the leader in digital transformation, from machine design to training.

CM Labs’ clients include the Port of Tilbury, Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal, Indonesian Port Corporation, Napier Port, Ports of Auckland, multiple DP World sites, the Pacific Maritime Association (USA), and over 100 other world-class companies, OEMs, and trades training organizations.

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