• CM labs – Luffing Tower Crane Simulator

    Luffing Tower Crane Simulator

    Progressive training program for safe lifting, efficient operating, and complete worksite awareness in dense urban environments

Luffing Tower Crane Simulator

The Luffing Tower Crane Simulator Training Pack covers the complete process of training for lifting operations. The training pack immerses operators in a challenging urban environment, within the cabin of a realistic luffing tower crane that acts just like the real thing, from boom tip to hook block, cables, and more.

To help you reach your training goals more effectively, the Luffing Tower Crane Simulator Training Pack tracks all operating metrics during exercises and objectively tracks and scores operator skill levels.

Luffing tower crane simulator training pack features

Dense Urban Environment Training

Luffing Tower Cranes are exceptionally useful for precise and heavy lifting operations in dense urban environments. This is precisely the kind of environment that can make it a challenge – or even impossible – to train both new and advanced operators on this piece of equipment.

The Luffing Tower Crane Simulator Training Pack allows operators to learn the complete lift process, from lift planning to controls familiarization to complex lifts, in the safety of a virtual urban environment. As a result, trainees learn not only how to operate the luffing tower crane, but do so in a busy area that includes buildings, site personnel, power lines, vehicles, and more.

Unique Luffing Tower Crane Features

Luffing tower crane operators can bring work site operations to a halt if they’re not trained to handle loads gently, or work with a good understanding of crane capacity and work radius.

That’s why, among other features,  the Luffing Tower Crane Simulator Training Pack simulates jib deflection as well as cable slapping due to rough load handling. This attention to detail is built into the entire simulation, and ensures this training pack’s impact on efficient operator skill development.

Track Luffing Tower Crane Operator progress

The Luffing Tower Crane Simulator Training Pack gives instructors objective, customisable insights into trainee performance and abilities. The system tracks metrics during training exercises and roll them up into a single score that updates in real -time.

The training pack objectively assesses operators and provides a clear vision of their performance to trainers. It measures metrics such as:

  • Tasks completed and time
  • Time in pendulum
  • Collisions with objects or humans
  • Rough load handling
  • CCO test violations
  • Grounding hook block
  • Time spent in alarm conditions
  • Instructor comments and bookmarks

Smart Training Technology

The Luffing Tower Crane 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 inside the Luffing Tower Crane Training Pack, as well as operational conditions. This includes:

  • Crane boom and jib deflection
  • Stability and overloading risks
  • Pendulums, snags, and collisions
  • Cable collisions with worksite obstructions and the crane boom
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Lift Planning

It’s often said that 50% of every lift is in the planning. That’s why each exercise in the Luffing Tower Crane Simulator Training Pack features a basic lift plan that allow trainees to learn thorough preparation before ever setting foot on the virtual work site.

Tools and Support

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.

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.

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