• CM labs – Port Simulator Hardware – Vortex Advantage

    Vortex Advantage Simulator

    The ideal simulation training solution for port operator training

Vortex Advantage Overview

The Vortex Advantage is a training simulator that’s been developed to stay relevant to your training goals — today, as well as tomorrow. Featuring a wide field of view and a dynamic motion platform, the Vortex Advantage is a perfect fit for training programs of all sizes.

Vortex Advantage Simulator

Unique Benefits

Vortex Advantage Simulator - Adaptable

Easily adaptable

The Vortex Advantage is ready to mirror your terminal’s fleet of equipment: To complement CM Labs’ suite of training simulators for port operations, the Vortex Advantage features equipment-specific hot-swappable control sets and pedals. The two differing screen configurations focus attention and build working habits that replicate real working conditions.

Engaging training experiences

Vortex Advantage simulators feel and look like the real thing. A motion platform, authentic control sets, audio cues, and rich visuals reproduce the feel of the actual machine and view from the cabin, ensuring an accurate experience so skills developed transfer easily to live equipment.

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All-in-one platform

A sleek hardware design, a full catalogue of training modules, and the Vortex simulation “engine” — the Vortex Advantage integrates all three elements into a single plug-and-play training platform, with the quality and durability expected from CM Labs. The included instructor operating station gives trainers full control of training scenarios, allowing them to observe from any angle, inject faults and weather conditions, and conduct after-action review of trainee performance.

A simulator that delivers both safety and productivity

Three-Screen Vortex Trainer- 3 screens


High-definition LCD displays offer high-fidelity graphics of the cabin field of view

Joystick controls

Professional-grade joysticks can be swapped quickly and easily, without shutting down the simulator.

Steering wheel

Supplied with applicable training simulations, the optional force feedback steering wheel swaps out in seconds

Touch-screen LMI

Real-time instrumentation panel and simulator interface with touch controls.
Instructor Station

Instructor Station

Simulation set-up, weather controls and faults, and post-training reports can be accessed through the LMI (Instructor Station Included)

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