Luffing Tower Crane Simulator
Training pack overview

With the Vortex® Luffing Tower Crane (LTC) Training Pack, student operators learn the fundamentals of managing a luffing jib tower crane, including lift plans and load charts, boom inspection, use of a boom tip camera, and working in urban environments. They’ll also learn the fundamentals of safety systems including load moment limiters, anti-back-tipping devices, clamshell brakes, derricking limiters, and slewing limiters.

Luffing tower crane simulator training pack features

Vortex simulator tower crane training module learning program

learning program

Exercises are designed to gradually build skills and confidence in student operators:

  • Understand the controls, start up and shutdown
  • LMI configuration and alarms
  • Hook and load management
  • Pendulum control
  • Erect steel structures and concrete panels
  • CCO and CPCS test courses
Vortex simulator tower crane training module: Operator performance metrics

performance management

The Luffing Tower Crane Simulator Training Pack gives instructors objective yet customizable insights into student operator performance and abilities. It measures metrics such as:

  • Tasks completed and time
  • Time in pendulum
  • Collisions with objects or humans
  • Rough load handling
  • CCO test violations
  • Grounding hook block
  • Time in alarm conditions
  • Instructor comments and bookmarks
Vortex simulator tower crane training module: Operator performance metrics

Operator scoring

The Luffing Tower Crane Simulator Training Pack makes it easy for you to benchmark operator skills, with a scoring system that rolls performance metrics up into a single score.

  • Easy-to-use interface lets you tailor scoring system according to your priorities
  • Generate trainee reports that identify the different indicators making up the final score
  • You can document trainee progress objectively and effectively
Vortex simulator tower crane training module: Operator performance metrics

Lift planning

It’s often said that 50% of every lift is in the planning. That’s why each exercise in the Luffing Tower Crane Simulator Training Pack features a basic lift plan that allow trainees to learn thorough preparation before ever setting foot on the virtual work site.

Vortex simulator tower crane training module: Equipment simulation


The Luffing Tower Crane Simulator Training Pack provides the most realistic simulation-based training available. This includes:

  • Adverse conditions: Time of day, shadows, nighttime operation, and weather (cloud cover, rain, snow, fog, and wind)
  • Crane boom and jib deflection
  • Stability and overloading risks
  • Cable collisions with worksite obstructions and the crane boom
  • Pendulums, snags, and collisions
  • Realistic training setting with visual distractions: Cars, planes, pedestrians, and trains passing through the environment

The Luffing Tower Crane Simulator Training Pack is a valid simulation for training Luffing Tower Crane,
Luffing Jib Tower Crane, and Luffer Crane operators.

Signal person training station

Signal Person Training Station

CM Labs’ Signal Person Training Station allows novice operators to train together to develop effective teamwork and communications.

While one trainee operates a crane on the Vortex simulator, another works cooperatively within the virtual jobsite, providing signals and guiding the operation through to successful completion via webcam and picture-in-picture display.

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Training simulator hardware platforms

Training simulator

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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Simulated equipment training modules

Equipment training packs

Our training packs 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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Success with Vortex Simulators

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