• CM labs – Mobile Crane Simulator

    Mobile Crane Simulator

    Progressive learning for safe lifting operations, improved mobile crane productivity, and real crane operator skills

Mobile Crane Simulator

The Mobile Crane Simulator Training Pack is a complete training tool. It covers the entire lift process, from lift plans to controls familiarization to complex lifts, such as lifting steel structures, working in buildings, and work around power lines.

The training pack provides in-depth assessment capabilities and progressive learning exercises for both novices and experienced mobile crane operators.

It’s a powerful tool for every stage of the workforce development cycle, from operator assessment and training to cross-skilling.

Mobile crane simulator training pack features

Mobile Crane Simulator - Tandem Lift Simulation

Team-based Training with Tandem Lift Simulation

The Mobile Crane Training Pack’s tandem lift simulation teaches the lead mobile 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.

This feature can be deployed in multiple configurations, with operators working on the motion-enabled Vortex Advantage simulator, as well as the portable Vortex Edge Plus.

Collaborative learning can be further extended with CM Labs’ Signal Person Training Station, which allows a trainee to guide the operation – within a challenging virtual job site that includes power lines and job site personnel. This type of team-based training can be expensive and difficult to reproduce in real-life but is safe and easy to set up with Vortex Simulators.

Assess Mobile Crane Operator Readiness

The Mobile Crane Simulator exercises are designed to gradually build skills, and objectively assess operators. Trainers get insight into operators’ performance and abilities after each session, making the Mobile Crane Simulator Training Pack a centerpiece of your workforce development cycle.

In addition, trainers have the ability to fully evaluate operator readiness with a new Mobile Crane Skills Assessment exercise. It covers complex lifting techniques, such as performing a blind lift, recovering from a load pendulum, girder lifts, and more.
Mobile Crane Simulator - Smart Training Technology
Mobile Crane Simulator - Operating Metrics

Track Mobile Crane Operator progress

Vortex simulators track all operating metrics during training exercises and roll them up into a single score that updates in real-time. Organisations can customise this scoring system to take their most important operating criteria into consideration.

This gives instructors a benchmark for objectively assessing operators after every training session, in order to meet training objectives more rapidly.
  • Task completed and time
  • Time spent in pendulums
  • Load or hook collisions
  • Rough load handling
  • Load dragging
  • Time spent in alarm conditions
  • Contact with power lines

Smart Training Technology

The Mobile Crane Simulator 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, validated by subject matter experts including the IUOE, OETIO, John Deere, Manitowoc, and other leading organisations.

Built on a high-fidelity real-time physics engine, Smart Training Technology includes a mechanical engineering layer with multi-body constraints, transmission, tire models, cables, and other real-time simulation features that are unique on the market.
Mobile Crane Simulator - Smart Training Technology
Mobile Crane Simulator - High Fidelity Simulation
High-Fidelity Mobile Crane Simulator
Smart Training Technology allows operators to train within a virtual environment that’s based on real data and real machines. This includes:
  • Crane boom and jib bending/torqueing
  • Stability and overloading/overturning risks
  • Cable collisions with worksite obstructions and the crane boom
  • Pendulums, snags, and collisions
Thanks to its realism, the Mobile Crane Simulator allows trainees to operate in a challenging environment where they can explore the capacity and limits of the mobile crane, and safely experience scenarios such as critical lifts that are potentially life-altering in the real world.

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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
  • “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