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    Megamax STS Crane Simulator

    Learn the unique skills required to work in and around the world’s largest container ships with the Megamax STS Crane Simulator.

Megamax STS Crane Simulator

Operator training serves a critical purpose in the terminal workflow, ensuring effective, safe operations. However, the method used to train these operators can have a significant effect on port productivity.

CM Labs’ feature-rich Megamax STS Crane Simulator provide an ultra-realistic, simulated port environment that allows you to train for increased safety and operational efficiency, in a risk-free learning environment. From ship loading/unloading to horizontal transport to yard management, CM Labs’ solutions can be used to train employees through the entire terminal workflow.
Megamax STS Crane Simulator

Megamax STS Crane Simulator Features

Megamax STS Crane Simulator

Competency Based Training

By training complex skills that are unique to working with extra-large ships, the Megamax STS crane simulator training is intended to lower the number of safety incidents, improve ship turnaround, and ensure that the actual equipment is being used to its maximum potential on the quay. Operators will benefit from:

  • Progressive, skill centric learning programs from skills familiarization to advanced lifting techniques
  • Multiple load types, from 20′ to 45′ containers to breakbulk to liquid storage containers
  • Realistic terminal traffic and machine-to-machine interactions
  • Variable machine faults, weather, and wind conditions

True-to-Life Simulation

Using specifications, load charts, and other information from crane manufacturers, the simulated crane was designed with a 30-meter span, a 56-meter water side outreach and a 22-meter land side outreach, accurately reproducing actual crane dimensions and the resulting behavior under various conditions and load scenarios. It accurately simulates:

  • Hoisting, Gantry, Trolley and boom functions
  • Dual spreader system (20’, 40’, 45’ and 2x 20’ containers)
  • Smart slowdown and sill-beam protection systems
  • 2D camera feeds for working in deep ship pockets
  • CCO Integrated container management system
  • Gantry Anti-collision system
  • Hoist field weakening system
Megamax STS Crane Simulator
STS Crane Simulator Instructor Report - Simulateur de Grue de Conteneur

Flexible for Unique User Needs

The megamax STS crane simulator offers flexible customization options that allow the crane simulation to be adjusted to unique customer needs and capabilities:
  • Scenario editor: Create new scenarios in line with evolving training needs
  • Crane performance: Adjust and tune cranes to specific capabilities (accelerations, max speeds, joystick deadband)
  • Scoring: Set customer-specific, objective scoring criteria for each scenario
  • Branding: Customer logos can be integrated within the environment, on the cranes, and on after-action reports
  • Further customizations: Available upon request

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 apprentices-in-training 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.

Vortex Ports hardware platforms

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

Instructor Operating Station

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.

  • “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