Straddle Carrier Simulator

Improve Straddle Operator Skills

The Vortex straddle carrier simulator lets novices learn how to operate the equipment and get up to speed faster. With more hands-on training time, trainees move to the port compromising the safety or efficiency of day-to-day operations.

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Straddle Carrier Simulator Features

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Competency Based Training

When apprentices train on a Vortex straddle carrier simulator, they learn the intricacies of working efficiently and safely in a busy port environment. This ensures skills learned on a Vortex simulator are transferred directly to the real equipment. Vortex simulators feature:

  • Progressive learning program replicating terminal operations
  • Multiple load types, including 20′ and 40′ regular, refrigerated, and open-top containers
  • Unloading exercises on flatbed container chassis and container yard
  • Port driving and traffic rules
  • Adapting to the challenge of variable weather and wind conditions
Straddle Carrier Simulator

True-to-Life Simulation

The Vortex straddle carrier simulator replicates the performance of a 1-over-2 straddle carrier. It models all major components to exact physical and mechanical specifications, delivering an authentic operator experience. It simulates:

  • Equipment suspension system, acceleration, braking and turning
  • Hoisting system and spreader
  • Equipment fault, such as truck misalignment, and inability to lock/unlock containers from the spreader
  • Integrated with machine control system
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Flexible to Unique User Needs

CM Labs offers flexible customization options for the straddle carrier 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