Excavator simulator

Excavator Simulator Training Pack Overview

The Excavator Simulator Training Pack features the world’s first commercial application of an innovative new method of 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, and more.

With built-in scoring, pedagogy that encourages self-directed learning, and exercises that have multiple possible solutions, the Hydraulic Excavator Simulator Training Pack enables trainees to develop a sense of initiative and responsibility that transfers to the work site.

Excavator Simulator Training Pack Features

learning program

Exercises are designed to gradually build precision and confidence:

  • Swing, boom and stick control
  • Proper positioning
  • Loading/unloading from trailer
  • Picking up and handling loads
  • Pipe placement in trench
  • Bench loading into a haul truck
  • Trenching for foundation work
Excavator simulator

performance management

Advanced learning tools include a Grade Quality Sensor (GQS) overlay that indicates depth as well as the need for a safety corridor when excavating a trench. The Excavator Simulator Training Pack also provides objective measurements of operator performance and abilities. It measures performance metrics such as:

  • Cycle time
  • Movement efficiency and accuracy
  • Maximum shock loads
  • Bucket capacity mass and efficiency
Excavator simulator training

Best-in-class simulation

The Excavator Simulator Training Pack provides the most realistic simulation-based training available, resulting in an engaging learning experience that translates directly into work site skills. This includes the award-winning soil graphics that are the result of decades of academic research, as well as:

  • Hydraulics system and transmission
  • Bucket forces, digging, trenching, and loading
  • Night-time operations

The Hydraulic Excavator Training Pack is applicable to training programs for Tracked Hydraulic Excavator, Digger, and Power Shovel Excavator operators.

Signal person training station

Signal Person Training Station

CM Labs’ Signal Person Training Station allows novice operators to train together to develop effective teamwork and communications.

While one trainee operates a crane on the Vortex simulator, another works cooperatively within the virtual jobsite, providing signals and guiding the operation through to successful completion via webcam and picture-in-picture display.

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Training simulator hardware platforms

Training simulator

Vortex simulators are a rugged, flexible fit for classrooms of all sizes and budgets. With swappable controls and configurations ranging from the desktop to an immersive five-display simulator, they are built to run any of our training modules.

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Simulated equipment training modules

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.

Excavator Simulator - Simulator training resources

Trainer tools

With trainer resources that include an instructor operating station, classroom manager, and student database, we provide you with comprehensive tools for instructor-led training as well as trainee monitoring, scoring, and reporting.

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Success with Vortex simulators

All over the world, organisations of all sizes are using Vortex simulators to train safer, more efficient operators.