• CM labs – Feature – Collaborative Learning

    Collaborative Training for Crawler Crane Operators

    The world’s only simulation-based tandem lift training solution

You work as a team.
So train as a team.

CM Labs’ unique collaborative learning solution engages two crawler crane operator trainees simultaneously.

Built into CM Labs’ Crawler Crane Training Pack, this new simulation-based training solution teaches the lead crane operator how to safely and efficiently manoeuver a steel pipe load in tandem with a secondary crane, operated from another simulator connected on the network.

The Crawler Crane Training Pack’s tandem lift feature can be deployed in multiple configurations, with operators working at any combination of CM Labs simulators, including the motion-enabled Vortex Advantage simulator, the desktop Vortex Edge Plus simulator, or the Instructor Operating Station (IOS).


Ensure transferable skills with collaborative learning

The collaborative learning scenario exposes operators to the requirement for constant communication and clear cues on the work site.

When paired with CM Labs’ Instructor Operating Station, the Crawler Crane Training Pack’s tandem lift feature includes real-time reporting of operator performance metrics, and customisable scoring, as well as lift plans.

The effectiveness of the training experience is enhanced by CM Labs’ Smart Training TechnologyTM. These unique algorithms, some patented, deliver a training tool that results in the most transferable skills anywhere, outside of the real equipment.

Effective operator training that’s proven

Time and again, organisations worldwide are seeing the results: Operators trained on Vortex simulators build the real-world skills they need to operate heavy equipment safely and efficiently.Scalable to every training need and budget, Vortex simulators represent the widest range of training solutions available today.Watch this video to learn more about the Vortex Advantage, our fully immersive operator training solution.

Success with Vortex simulators

A family-run construction company founded in 1956, Conewago Enterprises is one of the mid-Atlantic’s leading design-build general contractors.

With a Vortex simulator, Conewago Enterprises was able to save approximately $30,000 per operator trainee, and record impressive productivity improvements on the work site. Watch this video to find out how CM Labs Training Solutions helped Conewago Enterprises achieved those savings.

Your Complete Guide to Construction Equipment Training Simulators

Four e-books. Everything you need to know about training simulators:


  • Measuring the ROI in Simulation-based Training
  • The Benefits of Simulation-based Training for Heavy Equipment Operators
  • Success with Simulator Training: Case Files
  • Ten Questions You Should Ask Before Buying a Training Simulator


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.