CM Labs Launches Wheeled Excavator Simulator Training Pack

Matching the authentic behavior of the real-life machine, the latest offering provides operators with quick coupler attachment change exercises and safe practice in dense urban environments.

MONTREAL, QC, Sept. 20, 2023 — CM Labs Simulations, leading vendor for simulation-based training in the construction and ports industries, today announced the launch of its Wheeled Excavator Simulator Training Pack. The training pack features the only live quick coupler attachment change training on the market and includes a standard bucket, narrow bucket, and tiltrotator attachment. Operators can train safely in dense urban settings, by experiencing the mobility, speed, and maneuverability of its real-world counterpart. The Training Pack supports organizations in the Utilities market addressing key industry issues such as operator safety, sustainability, and equipment maintenance.

“With all the distractions and safety concerns, working in confining urban jobsites not only requires specialized driving skills but also a keen sense of situational awareness.” said Lisa Barbieri, Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships at CM Labs. “In the dense urban environment we’ve created, typical in North American and European cities, where noise and distractions fill the air, trainees must master the art of managing their surroundings and staying focused on the crucial task of operating the wheeled excavator.”

The solution guides trainees through increasingly challenging tasks, with engineering-grade authentic machine behavior and soil simulation embedded in the software to ensure proper digging, load handling, and driving techniques for tight spaces. While honing bucket control and capacity, operators develop a deeper understanding of engine and hydraulics behavior, significantly improving cycle times and overall productivity, while lowering equipment wear and tear. It offers training organizations competitive advantages like deep learning insights, intelligent training systems, and real world situations.

The Wheeled Excavator Simulation Training Pack is part of a comprehensive fleet of simulation training packs from CM Labs, and offers benefits like safer and more efficient worksites, improved situational awareness, lower equipment maintenance, insights and reporting, lower risk of onsite accidents, always accessible training, reduced production costs, and lower reliance on resources. The Training Pack 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. The simulator training is part of CM Labs’ wide range of machines ideal for the Utility market including: Backhoe, Boom Truck, Compact Track Loader, Digger Derrick, Forklift, Rough Terrain Crane, and Telehandler, making it ideal for training centers or organizations in the Utilities market.

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 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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