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.
Plus, with an optional Instructor Operating Station (IOS) connected to the ROS Simulator, trainers can launch exercises to train with different controls and scenarios, and inject faults such as snags, corner cast failures, inclement weather or disabled cameras, to prepare trainees for any unexpected occurrences they might face during operations.
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.
The fidelity of the ROS desk simulation is so complete 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.
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.
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.