Vortex Master

The complete training experience for port equipment.

Vortex Master


The Vortex Master is CM Labs’ full suite training simulator, providing operators with an unparalleled, high-fidelity training experience.

Featuring a full view of machine operations via multiple scalable screen configurations (9 to 13 displays), a fully adjustable V-cut Spohn & Burkhardt seat as found in the real machinery, and a 3-degree of freedom motion platform, the Vortex Master moves beyond immersive.

Vortex Master - Ports Simulator Hardware
Vortex Master Simulator

Unique 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.

Easily adaptable

To complement CM Labs’ suite of training simulators for port operations in a way that accurately reflects reality, the Vortex Master features equipment-specific, hot-swappable control sets and pedals, and a fully adjustable V-cut Spohn & Burkhardt seat.

The variety of screen configurations (9-13 displays) offer experiences that meet specific training while giving training experiences that match working in the port.

Engaging training experiences

Vortex Master goes beyond rich visuals and delivers a complete experience that enhances skill retention. Machine motion and vibrations are rendered using motion platforms, while the surround sound system delivers authentic equipment and environment sounds.

Providing a multi-sensory experience that trains true-to-life operating scenarios and best practices, skills that are developed with the Vortex Master easily transfer to live equipment.

All-in-one platform

Investment in the robust Vortex Master simulator platform offers new recruits, trainees, experienced operators, and potential clients the knowledge that training safety and operations is valued at your facility.

An impressive hardware design, a full catalogue of training modules, and the Vortex simulation “engine” —the Vortex Master integrates all three elements into a full suite training platform, with the quality and durability expected from CM Labs.

The included instructor operating station gives trainers full control of training scenarios, allowing them to observe from any angle, inject faults and weather conditions, and conduct after-action review of trainee performance.

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.