Control the training from your seat

With the Instructor Operating Station (IOS), you can initiate exercise sessions, monitor operations from your seat, and challenge trainees by exposing them to a wide range of tasks and job site conditions.

It is the only solution on the market that provides instructors with a real-time 3D view of learning progress, from any vantage point on the virtual work site.

The IOS also allows you to control virtual characters within the training environment for an “on the ground” perspective, or use the built-in signaler functionality to provide virtual hand signals to the operator.
Instructor Operating Station
Instructor Operating Station

True-to-life simulation

Our simulators are powered by Vortex Studio, an acclaimed physics-based real-time simulation platform that delivers unparalleled realism and immersion. This ensures skills learned in the classroom will transfer directly to live equipment.

  • Precise simulation of contacts and collisions with objects and environment
  • Full modelling of powertrain and hydraulic components
  • Simulation of hoisting, tethering and cable systems
  • Maritime environment simulation with wave scale models
  • Modelling of deformable terrain and earthmoving interactions

Fully immersive training solution

Whether you are looking to outfit an entire classrom with desktop-based solutions, or you need a single specialised simulator, we know how to design and build highly-engaging solutions that maximise learning and immersion.

  • Scale from single-screen configurations to blended projection systems
  • Leverage authentic industry-standard or OEM control sets
  • Integrate equipment PLCs and control systems
  • Deliver a full motion experience using motion platform
Assessment Tools
Tandem Lift Exercises on the heavy equipment Simulator

Turnkey solutions

Custom simulation projects come with risks, and the technology is rapidly evolving. Our field-tested methodology ensures your final solution meets your goals and budget.

  • ISO-certified project management process
  • Development of virtual equipment and environments
  • Definition of tailored training scenarios and performance metrics
  • Design and integration of hardware platform
  • Delivery and installation of final solution

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.

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