Vortex Master Overview

The Vortex Master is CM Labs’ full suite training simulator, providing operators with an unparalleled, high-fidelity training experience.
Featuring a full view of machine operations via multiple scalable screen configurations (9 to 13 displays), a fully adjustable V-cut Spohn & Burkhardt seat as found in the real machinery, and a 3-degree of freedom motion platform, the Vortex Master moves beyond immersive.

Vortex Master Simulator

Unique Benefits

Vortex Master Simulator - Used by Client

Easily adaptable

To complement CM Labs’ suite of training simulators for port operations in a way that accurately reflects reality, the Vortex Master features equipment-specific, hot-swappable control sets and pedals, and a fully adjustable V-cut Spohn & Burkhardt seat.
The variety of screen configurations (9-13 displays) offer experiences that meet specific training while giving training experiences that match working in the port.

Engaging training experiences

Vortex Master goes beyond rich visuals and delivers a complete experience that enhances skill retention. Machine motion and vibrations are rendered using motion platforms, while the surround sound system delivers authentic equipment and environment sounds.
Providing a multi-sensory experience that trains true-to-life operating scenarios and best practices, skills that are developed with the Vortex Master easily transfer to live equipment.

Vortex Master Simulator - Immersive Simulator
Vortex Master Simulator - Port Equipment Simulator

All-in-one platform

Investment in the robust Vortex Master simulator platform offers new recruits, trainees, experienced operators, and potential clients the knowledge that training safety and operations is valued at your facility.
An impressive hardware design, a full catalogue of training modules, and the Vortex simulation “engine” —the Vortex Master integrates all three elements into a full suite 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 IOS (Instructor Operator 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