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    STS Crane Simulator

    Develop safe lifting practices and full productivity with the Vortex STS Crane Simulator for operator training

STS Crane Simulator

The Vortex STS crane simulator provides the tools you need to train operators to reach safety and productivity standards faster. 

Focused on the skills needed to work with ships of all sizes, this training simulator pack helps develop effective operators by providing transferable skills in a safe environment that is available in all weather and at all times.

STS Crane Simulator Features

STS Crane Simulator

Simulator training, real skills

The Vortex STS crane simulator’s operator training program is focused on developing specific skills and understanding required for effective operations. With objective skills bench-marking and trainee scoring, along with objective, customisable reporting, this simulator training pack ensures a fluid transition from training to terminal operations:

  • Progressive learning programs from skills familiarisation to advanced loading and unloading techniques
  • Multiple load types, from 20′ and 45′ containers to breakbulk and liquid storage containers
  • Realistic terminal traffic and machine-to-machine interactions
  • Instructor can inject machine faults, and modify time, weather, and wind conditions

True-to-life simulation

The Vortex STS crane simulator training pack accurately reproduces equipment behavior, based on load charts and specifications from crane manufacturers. It simulates:

  • Gantry, trolley and boom movement
  • Spreader system (20’, 40′, 45’, OOG, & overheight containers)
  • Hoisting system and rigging
  • Bulk handling
  • Integrated machine control system
Simulateur de Grue de Conteneur - STS Crane Simulator

Flexible training and assessment

The STS crane simulator offers flexible customization options that ensure training can be adjusted according to your needs:

  • Exercise builder: Add unlimited training exercises in line with evolving training needs
  • Crane performance: Adjust and tune cranes to specific capabilities (accelerations, max speeds, joystick deadband)
  • Scoring: Set your scoring criteria for each training exercise, or use the scoring criteria as defined out of the box

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, create new exercises, and engage trainees by exposing them to the types of variable conditions they will experience in the real world.

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