Practice Makes Perfect

Simulation training offers “virtual seat time” for crane operators looking to hone in on their skills and widen their career prospects in a fluid labor market. 

Simulator training provides a competitive edge when it comes to certification and operator skills, while also preventing the wear and tear of equipment. As a win-win tool in a technology driven industry, the future of simulation training is bright. And the return for both operator and contractor, even brighter.

ACT gathered a panel of industry experts to weigh in on the trends in this type of training and what the future looks like for heavy machinery and the virtual world. This panel is comprised of Alan Limoges, product manager, CM Labs; John Alexander, director of service, training and telematics, Manitowoc; Mike Wiens, instructor, IUOE Local 115; and Andrew Czarnietzki, lead designer for ITI’s VR Crane product line, and head of ITI’s simulation development team.

Read the full expert panel on American Cranes and Transport’s magazine