• CM labs – Ship Pedestal Crane Simulator

    Ship Pedestal Crane Simulator Training Pack

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

Boost Operator

The Vortex (SPC) ship pedestal crane simulator teaches how to safely and effectively operate SPC cranes and learn how to follow general lifting processes. This simulator accelerates operator training and produces employees that reach lifting standards without disrupting live operations, reducing training costs and boosting terminal productivity.

Discover why Vortex simulators are used by ports and terminals around the world.

Ship Pedestal Crane Simulator

Ship Pedestal Crane Simulator Features

Ship Pedestal Crane Simulator

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
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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.

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