Crew Training

Crew Training is the ability to train multiple operators in the same virtual environment to complete a common task. This type of collaborative training can be difficult and dangerous to reproduce with real equipment, especially for new trainees, due to the potentially hazardous interactions between equipment and personnel.

In helping to develop communication skills between operators and other personnel on the worksite, Crew Training enables organizations to graduate operators that are better prepared for real-world productivity.

Collaborative Training

Crew training features

Crew Training for earthmoving - Fahrertraining

Crew training exercise for earthmoving

The crew training exercise for earthmoving enables an excavator operator to learn how to safely and efficiently fill an articulated dump truck, while another trainee learns how to operate the truck, interact with the excavator, and drive on various types of terrain.

The simulation reproduces critical machine reactions, such as motion of the dump truck when the dirt hits the trailer. These features allow operators to provide more accurate feedback, and develop positive communication habits that transfer to the real equipment.

Crew training exercise for lifting

Tandem lift simulation for Crawler Crane and Mobile Crane Training Packs 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.


These training packs incorporate Smart Training Technology™. As a result, essential machine behaviors are simulated such as overturning risks, cable collisions, pendulums effect and more. It teaches operators how to work together while taking the crane’s capacity into consideration.

Mobile Crane Simulator - Tandem Lift Simulation - Fahrzeugkran Simulator

Tools and Support

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.

Vortex Edge Series: Affordable tools for operator skill development

The Vortex Edge Series of simulators are entry-level solutions that make it simple and affordable for organisations to leverage the latest in innovative technology for operator skills development. Easy to transport and set up, they are ideal for organisations looking to explore simulation for the first time.

Vortex Advantage: Best-in-class training for work site efficiencies

The Vortex Advantage is designed to provide the most immersive simulator training available today. It is a proven solution that leads directly to transferable skills and measurable work site efficiency increases.

E-book Series: Your Complete Guide to Construction Equipment Training Simulators​​

When simulators are deployed for training, savings add up rapidly. Organisations are also realizing long-term financial and safety benefits … all much sooner than you might expect.

Download our e-book series, Your Complete Guide to Construction Equipment Simulators, for a wealth of tips and guidance for determining your simulation requirements, and the timeline of benefits you can expect.

  • “It allows the student to go through the [NCCCO] course and practice as much as they want without getting on a real crane.”

    Del Mar College
  • “One of the biggest selling points for me was the immersiveness of the five screens.”

    IUOE Local 178
  • “Once I got on the Vortex simulator, I realized what a great tool it could be for us here.”

    IUOE Local 14