Reach Stacker Simulator

Unique training for challenging container locations.

Reach Stacker Simulator Training Pack


CM Labs’ Reach Stacker Simulator provides the most advanced training available, with exercises featuring complex lifts and different container types.

This is the only solution providing exercises for working with challenging container locations within a stack.

Operators can stack 20-, 40-, and 45-ft containers five high in training scenarios, and the reachstacker can reach containers in the second and third rows.

Additionally, trainers can create and edit custom task sequences of the most common or most challenging container moves.

Reach Stacker Simulator

Training pack 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.

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Along with overheight, open-top, and liquid containers, operators also learn how to work with intermodal trailers and ITVs. Using this simulator, operators can experience the effects of unbalanced loads and other causes of machine instability. As a result, they learn the consequences of different maneuvers, in a controlled training environment.

The solution’s embedded learning exercises are designed to improve operator productivity, by enhancing their ability to drive safely in restricted spaces, as well as teaching the skills required to work with all types of loads under different weather conditions. Options are included for both daytime and nighttime operations.

Training Outcomes

When paired with CM Labs’ Instructor Operating Station (IOS), the Reach Stacker training pack allows trainers to introduce specific challenges at any time, including overload or uneven load distribution, proximity to personnel, and potholes. The IOS can be installed at a distance from the simulators to comply with safety requirements, or even in an adjacent room.

For objective assessment of pre-screening or evaluation outcomes, the instructor can configure and generate comprehensive reports, with a scoring system that port terminals and training schools can customise to highlight their most important standards, so that new operators can ramp up even faster.

Complete Trainee Performance Report

With actionable guidance and clear progress reports, evaluating whether an operator is ready for live operations has never been easier. CM Labs’ simulators help instructors track skills progress using objective metrics, including:


  • Number of collisions
  • Unsafe operations
  • Aggressive landings
  • Moves per hour
  • And more

Simulated equipment specs:

Capacity: 45 mT
Wheelbase: 6 m
Container height: Up to 5 containers on the first row

Compatible Hardware:

The RTG Simulator Training Pack can be installed on any Vortex port equipment simulator hardware, with different configurations to meet your budget, space, and training requirements. Designed for years of 24/7 operator training, Vortex simulators are built to last.

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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