CONEXPO 2023: CM Labs to introduce Excavator Attachments, Digger Derrick, and Telehandler Simulators

CM Labs provides training solutions to remedy labor shortages, driving down production and energy costs

Montreal, QC, Dec 13, 2022 — CM Labs Simulations, global simulation training provider in the construction and ports industries, will announce new training solutions at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023, March 14-18, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Designed for the construction, infrastructure, and utility markets, the new Training Packs address critical workforce and productivity issues.

“Now, more than ever before, CM Labs’ customers need the best possible operator learning outcomes – quickly and safely,” said Lisa Barbieri, VP of Marketing and Product Management. “Our physics-based Smart Training technology and advanced reporting insights from our Instructor Operation Station (IOS) will future-proof training programs and recruitment needs.”

These insights are possible due to the accuracy of CM Labs’ exclusive Smart Training Technology™ embedded in its simulators. Comprised of proprietary and patented algorithms, Smart Training Technology results in training based on real data and real machines, delivering the most transferable operator skills anywhere, outside the real equipment.

CM Labs will demonstrate the full suite of simulation training products and feature several new products in ‘simulation pods’ at Booth N11563 in the North Hall. New introductions will include the following.

Two additions to the Excavator Training Pack are a Grapple Tool and 360-degree Tiltrotator. The Grapple simulation helps trainees learn basic control functions of this attachment and learn to sort and manipulate a wide range of materials. The tiltrotator uses 360-degree rotation and side-to-side swivel when used in combination with other excavator attachments. The Tiltrotator Simulator function teaches precision grading techniques with the bucket. “This is great training support for roadbuilding and utilities contractors,” said Alan Limoges, Construction Product Manager.

A new Digger Derrick Training Pack highlights various auger-drilling scenarios, an essential piece of equipment for utility contractors. Exercises include control familiarization, auger control, pole control and setting, as well as training support for the Electrical Industry Certifications Association (EICA) certification process.

Making its debut is a Telehandler Training Pack, featuring fixed, telescopic boom with forks and bucket attachments. The Telehandler Simulation exercises offer various steering modes and load-handling activities.

Instructor Operator Station (IOS) enables trainers to monitor, assess, and engage trainees from a single workstation. IOS integrates with any of CM Labs’ training simulators. Updates to the IOS allow remote instructor monitoring, live multi-user curriculum management, as well as new back-end reporting features. The IOS supports trainers with objective insights on key metrics related to safety violations, fuel efficiency, cycle times, and managing excessive wear and tear on equipment.

At CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023, all simulations and CM Labs’ full catalog of earthmoving and lifting equipment will be running on the fully immersive Vortex Advantage, the entry-level motion-enabled Vortex Edge Max, and the desktop Vortex Edge Plus, managed by the Instructor Operating Station (IOS).

Experience CM Labs’ new solutions at North Hall – Booth N11563

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 capabilities for training simulators, mission rehearsal, virtual prototyping, and testing. 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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