Tower crane simulator

Flat-top Tower Crane Simulator
Training pack overview

With the Flat-top Tower Crane Simulator Training Pack, operators learn the fundamentals of standard top-slewing tower crane work, including load charts, blind lifts, and 2-part/4-part-of-line operation. They’ll also learn the fundamentals of safety systems including anti-2-block, lower limit switch, and trolley limit switch.

Flat-top tower crane simulator training pack features

Tower crane simulator- Learning Program

learning program

Exercises are designed to gradually build operator skill and confidence:

  • Understanding controls, start up and shutdown
  • LMI configuration/alarms
  • Hook and load management
  • Pendulum control
  • Moving and unloading on the worksite
  • Working at different heights and longer hook lines
  • Test courses
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performance management

The Flat-top Tower Crane Simulator Training Pack gives trainers objective insight into operator performance and abilities. It measures operator performance metrics such as:

  • Tasks completed and time
  • Pendulums and load or hook collisions
  • Rough load handling
  • Certification test violations
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Operator scoring

The Flat-top Tower Crane Simulator Training Pack makes it easy for you to benchmark operator skills, with a scoring system that rolls performance metrics up into a single score.

  • Easy-to-use interface lets you tailor scoring system according to your priorities
  • Generate trainee reports that identify the different indicators making up the final score
  • You can document trainee progress objectively and effectively
Vortex simulator flat-top tower crane training module- Operator performance metrics

Lift planning

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

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The Flat-top Tower Crane Simulator Training Pack provides the most realistic simulation-based training available. This includes:

  • Crane boom and jib bending/torqueing
  • Stability and overloading risks
  • Cable collisions with worksite obstructions and the crane boom
  • Pendulums, snags, and collisions

The Tower Crane Simulator Training Pack is a valid simulation for training Tower Crane and Flat Top Tower Crane 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.

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.