• CM Labs – Instructor Operating Station

    Instructor Operating Station (IOS)

    Monitor, assess, and engage trainees from a single workstation

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

Challenge trainees for maximum learning effectiveness

With the IOS, you can expose operators to the variable kinds of situations they will experience in real life.

Set time of day, as well as weather conditions including rain, fog, snow, wind speed, and direction. At any time, the instructor can inject machine faults including engine stalls, hydraulic failures, and line breaks

Train as a team in the classroom

The IOS is designed to serve as the central hub for collaborative learning. From your workstation, you can:

  • Enable tandem lift exercises
  • Put another trainee at the helm of the IOS so they can provide peer-to-peer evaluation
  • Launch a Signalperson Training Station (purchased separately) that allows another trainee to work cooperatively with the operators
Tandem Lift
Assessment Tools

Evaluate trainees with smart assessment tools

The IOS offers a host of automated monitoring tools, including recording and reporting of machine and performance data, rolled up into a single score that updates in real time and is stored in the student database.

It’s the only simulator training solution that gives you the ability to customise this scoring system by allowing you to weight each metric, provide thresholds and deduct points for issues like collisions, human contact or exceeding time limits.

At any point during the training session, you can use the IOS to add bookmarks and notes to the training session for later.

Manage information with the student database

Manage multiple students by grouping them in classes and generating reports by class. This centralised database provides easy access at any time to individual student or classroom performance reports and makes data management simple and efficient.

Review completed exercises and performance metrics to establish your own benchmarks or, if desired, according to the attributes the operator wants to target.

Student Database

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.

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