New CM Labs module for rough terrain cranes

3 February 2016

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Montreal-based CM Labs Simulations has released a new operator training module designed for rough terrain crane operators.

The training module, which provides a complete learning solution for RT mobile crane trainees, can run from any Vortex Simulator.

According to CM Labs, this includes simulators ranging from the multi-screen Vortex Master with optional motion base, to the desktop-based Vortex Trainer.

Simulation of the crane is built on Vortex dynamics and includes complete simulation of the mechanical and hydraulic systems, and interactions with the worksite.

Integrated training tools include an optional student management system that allows instructors to generate reports from training sessions, and review current and past performance.

The company added: "Vortex training modules include a new integrated heads-up display (HUD) to guide operator trainees through training exercises.

"The HUD includes work sequence information for the operator, contextual messages, and a list of performance metrics updated in real time."

CM Labs has also updated its tower crane training module. It now includes a new training exercise that focuses on concrete pouring and forming.