Instructor Operating Station (IOS) for Port Equipment Training

Build operator skills with rich functionality for monitoring, scoring, and enriching operator training.

Control the training from your seat

The IOS enables instructors to initiate Vortex Port Equipment Simulator exercise sessions and engage trainees by exposing them to the types of variable conditions they will experience in the real world.

Options include the ability to set time of day, as well as weather conditions including fog, wind speed, and direction. At any time, instructors can help operators train for unexpected occurrences, including climate events, snag loads, and mechanical failures.

Training Tool features

CM Labs is the only simulator on the market that accurately replicates machine stability—providing real-world training opportunities to help reduce the risk of accidents and improve operator efficiency.

Objective metrics captured throughout each training session

All operating metrics are tracked by the IOS during training exercises.

The IOS offers a host of other automated monitoring tools, including complete real-time recording and reporting of machine and performance data.

At any point during the training session, instructors can add bookmarks and notes to the training session for later review.

Real-time view of trainee performance

With the industry’s only real-time load path tracing indicators and hook block maps, instructors get an at-a-glance view of trainee performance that allows them to guide operators toward more efficient and productive habits.

At the same time, trainees get instant feedback that allows them to learn more quickly & effectively.

Exercise Builder

Trainers can also adapt simulator exercises to their requirements with the Exercise Builder feature built into the IOS.

This feature lets them:

Customisable scoring and reports

After each training session, the IOS generates reports that highlight scoring, as well as selected instructor bookmarks, notes, and charts that allow organisations to objectively document trainee readiness, provide an indication of areas for improvement, and ultimately train a safer, more effective operator.

It is the only simulator training solution that gives trainers and managers the ability to customize their scoring system and establish their own benchmarks, if desired, according to the operator attributes they want to target.

Vortex Simulators

Ports simulator hardware platforms

With swappable controls, flexible configuration options, and industrial-grade hardware, CM Labs offers a family of scalable port simulator hardware platforms that can grow with your requirements and budget.

Vortex Advantage for Ports

Tools and Support

Instructor Operating Station - Trainer and Trainee

Instructor Station

The IOS enables instructors to initiate Vortex Port Equipment Simulator exercise sessions and engage trainees by exposing them to the types of variable conditions they will experience in the real world.

Remote Operating Station for Port Training

Remote Operating Station

Train operators to proficiency ahead of remote crane delivery, with the market’s only Remote Operating Station (ROS) desk simulator that integrates with OEM control systems.

Mobile Training Center - Trailer Cutout

Mobile Training Center

Training and assessment anywhere with CM Labs’ Mobile Training Center.

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SimGuide Service

Simplify integration of your simulator, with guidane for set up, start-up, and beyond.

Port & Container Terminal

Equipment training packs

From ship-to-shore and ship pedestal cranes, to reachstacker and other cargo handling equipment, we offer a wide range of ports and container terminal equipment training simulators that can run on a single hardware platform.

Realistic simulators are an effective tool to evaluate and assess operators for both efficiency and safety. Tracking vital metrics across the entire training scenario, instructors can review statistics after completion, allowing for detailed after-action reviews and reporting.


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