• CM labs – Straddle Carrier Simulator

    Straddle Carrier Simulator

    A pressure-free, safe learning environment for rapid acquisition of operator skills

Straddle Carrier Simulator

The Straddle Carrier Simulator lets novices learn how to operate the equipment and get up to speed faster. It incorporates CM Labs’ Smart Training TechnologyTM — resulting in a training solution that delivers the most transferable operator skills anywhere, outside the real equipment.

With more hands-on training time, operators can reach proficiency without compromising the safety or efficiency of day-to-day terminal activities. 

Straddle Carrier Simulator Features

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Competency-based Training

When operators train on a straddle carrier simulator, they learn the intricacies of working efficiently and safely in a busy port environment. This ensures that skills learned on the simulator transfer 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 Straddle Carrier Simulator Training Pack 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 for unique training needs

The Straddle Carrier Training Pack offers customization options that allow the training to be adjusted to your requirements:

  • Exercise Builder: Create new exercises as needed
  • Crane performance: Adjust and tune the simulated crane to match specific attributes (accelerations, max speeds, joystick deadband)
  • Scoring: Set specific, objective scoring criteria that match your priorities

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