Unique ROS simulator with OEM controls systems

The market’s only Remote Operating Station (ROS) desk simulator that integrates with original equipment manufacturer (OEM) control systems.

With the advent of remote cranes and other technology associated with terminal automation, operators need to develop new skills – as well as new reactions – in order to handle unforeseen events safely and effectively.

CM Labs’ Remote Operating Station Training Simulator gives trainees a unique opportunity to experience realistic crane operations and the control room environment, prior to equipment commissioning, or while the real equipment is being used for production.

Remote Operating Station Features

Improve training efficiency and reduce workflow bottlenecks

Remote STS, RMG, and RTG crane operations are gaining popularity in container terminals as an alternative that improves safety, operating ergonomics, and operator productivity.

By bringing simulation into the loop at the training stage, port terminals can eliminate errors, reduce operator incidents, and quickly identify and solve potential workflow gaps to ensure high productivity levels.

With the optional Instructor Operating Station (IOS), trainers can launch exercises for different controls and scenarios, inject faults such as snags, corner cast failures, inclement weather or disabled cameras, and engage in review sessions using the solution’s record-and-playback feature.

A complete training solution

The ROS training solution is delivered as a fully functional operating desk with joysticks, buttons, a full-screen layout, and OEM controls. It simulates all crane functions, camera displays, and automated safety functions, as well as the terminal’s container management system.

It also includes a control system (with ship profiling system and other operator assist functions such as smart slowdown or anti-collision systems), industrial-grade computers to run the simulation software, and all the camera views available to the operator at actual ROS stations.

Remote Operating Station (ROS) desk with crane simulation

A proven engineering solution for OEMs

The fidelity of the ROS desk simulation is such that OEMs can also use the simulator during the product development process to validate PLC logic.

With its ability to integrate with existing control systems, the ROS simulator is not just a training solution – it is also a powerful engineering tool for control system development, workstation ergonomics, and more. By reducing reliance on costly physical prototypes, innovation can be brought to market even faster.

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