• CM labs – Ship Pedestal Crane Simulator

    Ship Pedestal Crane Simulator

    Increase student and operator productivity with the Vortex ship pedestal crane simulator

Ship Pedestal Crane Simulator

CM Labs’ new Ship pedestal crane Training Pack can run on any Vortex simulator, and helps operators acquire critical skills such as learning to “catch the swing” with different types of attachments, landing the spreader, and using cell guides to maneuver containers.

Progressive training exercises develop operator skills for handling bulk and breakbulk (including pipes, coils, bags, rebar, and steel plates) as well as container unloading (20 40, and 45-foot containers). Additional exercises cover lifting forklift and hatch covers. The Ship Pedestal Crane Training Pack incorporates CM Labs’ Smart Training TechnologyTM, resulting in a training tool that delivers the most transferable skills anywhere, outside of the real equipment.

Ship Pedestal Crane Simulator Features

Ship Pedestal Crane Simulator - Simulateur de Grue de Navire

Competency Based Training

Training on a Vortex (SPC) ship pedestal crane simulator means apprentices learn how to operate equipment and follow your port’s procedures in a safe environment. This ensures skills learned during simulator seat time are transferred directly to the real equipment.

  • Progressive learning program replicating terminal operations
  • Working in and around ship holds
  • Lifting and landing loads including bulk cargo, break bulk, bags, logs, and containers
  • Managing multiple loads
  • Challenges including adjustable weather, wind, and waves

True-to-Life Simulation

The Vortex ship pedestal crane simulator replicates equipment performance by modelling all major components to exact physical and mechanical properties, ensuring it feels like the real thing. It simulates:

  • Hoisting, slewing, booming, and hook rotator functions
  • Bulk material handling
  • Breakbulk specific rigging
  • Container handling
  • Simulated equipment faults
SPC Simulator - Simulateur de Grue de Navire
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Flexible for Unique User Needs

The Vortex SPC simulator offers flexible customization options that allow the crane simulation to be adjusted to customer needs and capabilities:

  • Exercise Builder: Create new training exercises as needed
  • 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