• Excavator Simulator

    Excavator Simulator

    Provide excavator operators with the skills required for safe, efficient excavating, loading, and trenching operations.

Excavator Simulator

The Excavator Simulator Training Pack features the world’s first commercial application of CM Labs’ innovative approach to soil simulation. This realism immerses trainees in a virtual environment that promotes rapid skills acquisition — from excavating and trenching, to trailer loading, safety corridor management, working with Trimble® Earthworks Grade Control Platform, and more.

With built-in scoring, exercises that encourage self-directed learning, and challenges that encourage trainees to use their own operating judgment, the Excavator Simulation Training Pack enables trainees to develop a sense of initiative and responsibility that transfers to the work site.

Excavator simulator training pack features

Complex Excavator Operations

Excavator work goes far beyond digging and basic controls manipulation. Skilled operators require precision, in-depth knowledge of the equipment, and versatility.

The Excavator Training Pack exercises immerse operators in challenging environments that allows them to develop specific, complex skills, such as pipe placement and load handling. It also familiarizes operators with Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform which works in parallel with CM Labs’ Vortex Studio Software. By training on advanced construction technology, operators of all experience levels are better prepared for today’s jobsite.

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Advanced Excavator Operator Skills

Sitting in a real excavator can be stressful for new operators. The Excavator Simulator Training Pack allows beginners to learn controls and basic digging techniques in a safe and controlled environment.

While safely training new operators is essential, upskilling existing excavator operators is paramount. The Excavator Training Pack also lets operators practice advanced excavator skills, such as cleaning trenches, leveling, and practicing jump turns.

Crew Training Exercise

Crew training enables multiple operators to complete a collaborative task within the same virtual worksite, from connected simulators.

This crew training exercise allows 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.

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.

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Excavator Operators Performance

The Excavator Training Pack provides objective measurements of operator performance and abilities. These performance metrics are rolled up into a score that can be customised to take your most important criteria into consideration, including:

Smart Training Technology

The Excavator Training Pack incorporates Smart Training Technology™. That’s why it delivers the most transferable operator skills anywhere, outside of the real equipment.

Smart Training Technology is comprised of CM Labs’ proprietary and patented algorithms, and ensures precision engineering of the simulated equipment. This results in training that’s based on real data and real machines that have been field tested by leading equipment manufacturers.

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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
  • “I wanted something I could use to train more operators and get a better skilled workforce.”

    Conewago Entreprises Inc
  • “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