Unique New STS Crane Simulator Training Pack from CM Labs Provides Safe Environment for 24/7 Operator Training and Up-skilling

CM Labs Simulations, developer of Vortex® training simulators, today announced a new operator training solution for ship-to-shore (STS) cranes, part of the Vortex solution suite of port equipment simulators.

The innovative STS Crane Simulator Training Pack is designed to bridge the gap between the classroom and the real equipment. It provides progressive learning for safe lifting operations, improved STS crane productivity, and real-world crane operator skills. It can be deployed 24/7 in all climate conditions, as a safe, productive training environment that makes it possible for operators to continuously learn or upskill, even when the real equipment is in use, or undergoing maintenance.

This STS Crane Simulator Training Pack incorporates unique reporting and instructor tools, including an exercise builder that allows instructors to create an unlimited number of exercises, a customisable scoring system, and the industry’s only real-time container path trace reporting tool.

Rigorously field-tested by experienced operators and trainers, CM Labs’ STS Crane Simulator Training Pack allows trainees to operate a simulated spreader that locks onto 20-foot, 40-foot, 45-foot, and twin-20 containers. It includes operational flippers and twist-locks, and also manages chain lifts, a personnel platform, and an over-height frame.

This STS crane operator training solution incorporates CM Labs’ Smart Training TechnologyTM — resulting in a training solution that delivers the most transferable operator skills anywhere, outside the real equipment. Smart Training Technology is comprised of CM Labs’ proprietary and patented algorithms, and includes real-time simulation features that are unique on the market. This means training is based on real data and real machines.

As a result, all cables, containers, and breakbulk in the virtual world behave the same way they do in real life. This makes it possible for trainers to recreate a wide range of realistic conditions and events that are only possible to safely experience on the simulator, including snag loads, vessel motion, extreme weather, crane faults, and more.

Thanks to its hot-swappable control capability, a single simulator can run a full fleet of equipment, including STS Crane, Ship Pedestal Crane, Forklift, Rubber-tyred Gantry, Mobile Harbour Crane, Reach Stacker, Empty Container Handler, and more.

About CM Labs Simulations

CM Labs 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.

For more than 20 years, CM Labs’ Vortex Simulators have helped train equipment operators in port, maritime, and offshore environments all over the world. In the past few years alone the Port of Tilbury, Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal, Indonesian Port Corporation, Napier Port, Ports of Auckland, multiple DP World sites and the Pacific Maritime Association (USA) have chosen Vortex simulators to improve operational safety and efficiency.

Vortex® is a registered trademark of CM Labs Simulations.

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