empty container handler simulator

A Better Way to Train Terminal Crew

The Vortex (ECH) empty container handler simulator allows you prepare trainees for the realities of operating equipment in a busy terminal, without placing equipment or personnel at risk or decreasing productivity.

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

Empty Container Handler Simulator Features

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Competency Based Training

With the Vortex ECH simulator, trainees learn how to operate equipment in a way that shows respect for co-workers, other equipment and the terminal in general. Our field-proven learning methodology ensures skills learned on a Vortex simulator are transferred directly to the real equipment:

  • Progressive learning program replicating terminal operations
  • Picking and stacking 20′, 40′ & 45′ containers up to 7-high
  • Port driving and traffic rules
  • Adapting to the challenge of variable weather and wind conditions
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True-to-Life Simulation

The Empty Container Handler simulator training pack delivers a true-to-life, stimulating experience based on the behaviour and mechanics of the real machine, including load limits and the ability to topple when improperly handled.

The Vortex ECH simulator features a fully-modeled, two-stage mast ECH, providing a superior training experience that delivers safer, more efficient drivers:

  • Simulation of all major components to manufacturer specifications
  • 20′ and 40′ mode
  • Includes equipment lights, mirrors and sounds
  • Spreader-landed sensor
  • Integrated with machine control system
  • Nighttime operations
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Flexible to Unique User Needs

CM Labs offers flexible customization options for the empty container handler 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
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Complete training solutions for port operations

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.

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    Vortex Ports hardware platforms

    Vortex simulators represent the most advanced, realistic training solutions available today. One simulator can train across all equipment types, and flexible display options mean you can start on the desktop, or engage trainees with full immersion.

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    terminals choose CM Labs