Vortex simulator student operator training

Vortex Trainer overview

Optimally designed for a classroom environment, the desktop Vortex Trainer makes it easy and affordable for training organisations to run CM Labs’ full catalogue of construction equipment training modules.

Unique training benefits

Vortex Trainer simulator portability

Train anywhere

The Vortex Trainer can be easily transported and installed on classroom desktops or trade and job fair booths in minutes. All components, from the configurable pedals to the operator touchscreen and high-definition display, can be ergonomically positioned for optimal trainee comfort.

Simulator seat time

Maximise operator seat time

The Vortex Trainer complements the more immersive Vortex Advantage perfectly. It allows learning organizations to engage novices, and then complement with seat time on the Vortex Advantage. The result: More seat time for more trainees, and better prepared operators.

Vortex trainer simulator reliability

Built to last

The Vortex Trainer is designed with steel components, and industrial-grade joysticks, steering wheels, and pedals developed by manufacturers for cranes and heavy earthmoving equipment. It’s designed to provide classroom operations you can count on for for years of learning.

A simulator that adapts to your training

Vortex Trainer Simulator- Steering Wheel

Steering wheel

Supplied with applicable training modules, the optional professional-gradsteering wheel swaps out in seconds.

Vortex Trainer Simulator- Joystick Controls

Joystick controls

Functions of the professional-grade joysticks are identified by magnetic labels that can be switched as needed.

Vortex Trainer Simulator Training- Pedals


Real unidirectional and bi-directional equipment pedals can be fitted into any of four slots.

Vortex Trainer Simulator Training- Monitor


A large HD display provides immersive worksite and equipment visuals, along with hints, cues, and overviews.

Simulated equipment training modules

Equipment training packs

Our training packs are designed for deployment on the desktop Vortex Trainer or the full-immersion Vortex Advantage. They feature self-guiding, progressive learning programs, and best-of-class simulation, from cranes to excavators. With operator metrics captured at every step, they provide the most comprehensive simulator training available on the market.

Simulator training resources

Trainer tools

With trainer resources that include an instructor operating station, classroom manager, and student database, we provide you with comprehensive tools for instructor-led training as well as trainee monitoring, scoring, and reporting.

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Vortex Trainer Hardware

Training simulator hardware

Vortex simulators are a rugged, flexible fit for classrooms of all sizes and budgets. With swappable controls and configurations ranging from the desktop to an immersive five-display simulator, they are built to run any of our training modules.

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Success with Vortex simulators

All over the world, organisations of all sizes are using Vortex simulators to train safer, more efficient operators.