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    Straddle Carrier Simulator

    Training Pack Improve terminal performance and safety with the Vortex straddle carrier simulator.

Straddle Carrier Simulator

The Vortex straddle carrier simulator lets novices learn how to operate the equipment and get up to speed faster. With more hands-on training time, trainees move to the port compromising the safety or efficiency of day-to-day operations. Discover why Vortex simulators are used by ports and terminals around the world.

Straddle Carrier Simulator

Straddle Carrier Simulator Features

Straddle Carrier Simulator

Competency Based Training

When apprentices train on a Vortex straddle carrier simulator, they learn the intricacies of working efficiently and safely in a busy port environment. This ensures skills learned on a Vortex simulator are transferred directly to the real equipment. Vortex simulators feature:

  • Progressive learning program replicating terminal operations
  • Multiple load types, including 20′ and 40′ regular, refrigerated, and open-top containers
  • Unloading exercises on flatbed container chassis and container yard
  • Port driving and traffic rules
  • Adapting to the challenge of variable weather and wind conditions

True-to-Life Simulation

The Vortex straddle carrier simulator replicates the performance of a 1-over-2 straddle carrier. It models all major components to exact physical and mechanical specifications, delivering an authentic operator experience. It simulates:

  • Equipment suspension system, acceleration, braking and turning
  • Hoisting system and spreader
  • Equipment fault, such as truck misalignment, and inability to lock/unlock containers from the spreader
  • Integrated with machine control system
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Flexible to Unique User Needs

CM Labs offers flexible customization options for the straddle carrier simulator that allow the vehicle simulation to be adjusted to the unique needs and capabilities of the customer’s equipment:

  • Scoring: Set customer-specific, objective scoring criteria for each scenario.
  • Branding: Customer logos can be integrated within the environment, on the vehicles, 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