• CM Labs – Port – Instructor Operating Station

    Instructor Operating Station (IOS) for Port Equipment Training

    Build operator skills with rich functionality for monitoring, scoring, and enriching operator training

Control the training from your seat

The IOS enables instructors to initiate Vortex Port Equipment Simulator exercise sessions and engage trainees by exposing them to the types of variable conditions they will experience in the real world.

Options include the ability to set time of day, as well as weather conditions including fog, wind speed, and direction. At any time, instructors can help operators train for unexpected occurrences, including climate events, snag loads, and mechanical failures.


Instructor Operating Station Features

Objective metrics captured throughout each training session

All operating metrics are tracked by the IOS during training exercises. 

The IOS offers a host of other automated monitoring tools, including complete real-time recording and reporting of machine and performance data. 

At any point during the training session, instructors can add bookmarks and notes to the training session for later review.

Real-time view of trainee performance

With the industry’s only real-time load path tracing indicators and hook block maps, instructors get an at-a-glance view of trainee performance that allows them to guide operators toward more efficient and productive habits.

At the same time, trainees get instant feedback that allows them to learn more quickly & effectively.

Exercise Builder

Trainers can also adapt simulator exercises to their requirements with the Exercise Builder feature built into the IOS.

This feature lets them:

  • create unlimited updates to existing training exercises
  • conduct post-incident reviews, and
  • train for prevention of specific incidents.

Customisable scoring and reports

After each training session, the IOS generates reports that highlight scoring, as well as selected instructor bookmarks, notes, and charts that allow organisations to objectively document trainee readiness, provide an indication of areas for improvement, and ultimately train a safer, more effective operator. 

It is the only simulator training solution that gives trainers and managers the ability to customize their scoring system and establish their own benchmarks, if desired, according to the operator attributes they want to target.

instructor operating station - Wippdrehkran Simulator

Equipment training packs

From ship-to-shore and ship pedestal cranes, to reachstacker and other cargo handling equipment, we offer a wide range of ports and container terminal equipment training simulators that can run on a single hardware platform.

Realistic simulators are an effective tool to evaluate and assess operators for both efficiency and safety. Tracking vital metrics across the entire training scenario, instructors can review statistics after completion, allowing for detailed after-action reviews and reporting.

Ports simulator hardware platforms

With swappable controls, flexible configuration options, and industrial-grade hardware, CM Labs offers a family of scalable port simulator hardware platforms that can grow with your requirements and budget.

  • “Having the simulator really does ensure that after three weeks, people are getting through the training system. It eliminates the opportunity cost of having a non-skilled operator on site.”

    Port of Tilbury
  • “What stands out about the simulator? Flexibility — the simulator can create a range of different conditions for trainees."

    Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal
  • “You could definitely see that Vortex was more realistic.”

    ZHD Stevedores