CM Labs Launches Collaborative Learning Solution for Crawler Crane Operator Training

Montreal, QC, March 28, 2019 — CM Labs Simulations, developer of Vortex® training simulators, today announced the release of a unique collaborative learning solution that engages two trainees simultaneously.

Built into CM Labs’ Crawler Crane Training Pack, this new simulation-based training solution teaches the lead crane operator how to safely and efficiently manoeuver a steel pipe load in tandem with a secondary crane, operated from another simulator connected on the network. It can be deployed in multiple configurations, with operators working at any combination of CM Labs simulators, including the motion-enabled Vortex Advantage simulator, the desktop Vortex Edge Plus simulator, or the Instructor Operating Station (IOS).

The collaborative learning scenario exposes operators to the requirement for constant communication and clear cues on the work site.

“Accidents happen when crews aren’t used to each other. That’s why collaborative training is effective training,” says Drew Carruthers, CM Labs’ Director of Training Solutions. “This training solution embeds multiple trainees in a truly engaging learning process, as well as helping develop critical teamwork and communication skills that are difficult to teach safely in the field.”

“The effectiveness of the training experience is enhanced by CM Labs’ Smart Training TechnologyTM,” says Lisa Barbieri, CM Labs’ VP of Marketing & Customer Experience. “These unique algorithms, some patented, deliver an unequivocal training tool, resulting in the most transferable skills anywhere, outside of the real equipment.”

When paired with CM Labs’ Instructor Operating Station, the Crawler Crane Training Pack includes real-time reporting of operator performance metrics, and customisable scoring, as well as lift plans.

About CM Labs Simulations
For over 20 years, CM Labs’ Vortex simulators and services have helped train crane and heavy equipment operators all over the world. Today, CM Labs is the largest simulator vendor in the market, with over 1,000 simulators in 30 countries deployed with Vortex software. CM Labs’ feature-rich Vortex Simulators provide immersive, ultra-realistic learning environments that promote increased safety and operational efficiency, essential skills development, and reduced training costs. Developed by operators, instructors, and simulation experts, our standards-based solutions prepare operators for the real world.

Our clients include IUOE, Kiewit, Liebherr, Mammoet, Manitowoc, NASA, and over 100 other world-class companies, OEMs, equipment operators, and trades training organizations.

For more information, contact info@cm-labs.com, or visit www.cm-labs.com.

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