Vortex Edge Plus

Professional simulator training on the desktop.

Vortex Edge Plus Simulator


Designed for maximum portability and simple set up, the desktop Vortex Edge Plus simulator makes it easy and affordable for organizations to run CM Labs’ full catalogue of construction and forestry equipment training packs anytime, anywhere. It is the ideal training solution for the classroom or on the go, and a great way to quickly assess the skill level of heavy equipment operators. Its ease of transport makes the Vortex Edge Plus an optimal hands-on tool for attracting talent at job fairs and career development events.

Vortex Edge Plus Simulator

Unique Training Benefits

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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Train anywhere

Thanks to its lightweight design, the Vortex Edge Plus can be easily transported and set up within minutes, providing access to practical heavy equipment training or assessment anywhere at any time. All components, from the pedals to the operator controls, steering wheel, monitor and workstation-class laptop can be transported in optional carrying cases and ergonomically positioned for optimal trainee comfort. It’s the ideal tool for distanced learning and even allows equipment operators to train or upskill from their own homes.

Train anywhere

The Vortex Edge Plus simulator is a complete training solution that can run CM Labs’ full fleet of earthmoving, lifting and forestry equipment training packs. This includes the Excavator, Backhoe, Dozer, Wheel Loader, Motor Grader, Luffing Tower Crane, Flat-top Tower Crane, Mobile Crane, Crawler Crane, Forwarder and Harvester.

It can also be paired with an optional Instructor Operating Station (IOS) for instructor-led training. With the IOS, instructors can control the training right from their seat and do everything from launching exercises and manipulating the weather, to injecting machine faults, providing hand signals as well as customizing scores and generating reports. The simulator can also connect to other Vortex simulators, as well as CM Labs’ Signalperson Station, for collaborative crew training.

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Optimized Operator Training

The Vortex Edge Plus simulator runs on the same engineering-grade software that powers CM Labs’ fully immersive Vortex Advantage simulator, used by training schools and fleet owners internationally. This means that all simulated machine components behave as they do in the real world, whether operators are digging a trench, delimbing a tree or catching a swing. The Vortex Edge Plus complements the entry level motion-enabled Vortex Edge Max and the full-immersion Vortex Advantage simulators perfectly. It allows organizations to engage novices on the desktop, and then complement training with more immersive seat time.

Tools and Support

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Instructor Station

Monitor, assess, and challenge trainees from the instructor seat, with CM Labs’ Instructor Station.
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SimGuide Service

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

Signal Person Station

Train as a team with the world’s only simulation-based signal person training solution.
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Mobile Training Center

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

Equipment training packs

Our training packs feature self-guiding, progressive learning programs, and best-of-class simulation, from cranes to excavators. With operator metrics captured at every step, they provide the most comprehensive simulator training available on the market.