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CM Labs launches learning solution for Crawler Crane operator training

March 31, 2019
By CM Labs Simulation
Vortex collaborative learning solution

CM Labs Simulations, developer of Vortex® training simulators, has announced the release of a unique collaborative learning solution that engages two trainees simultaneously.

Built into CM Labs’ Crawler Crane Training Pack, this new simulation-based training solution teaches the lead crane operator how to safely and efficiently manoeuver a steel pipe load in tandem with a secondary crane, operated from another simulator connected on the network. It can be deployed in multiple configurations, with operators working at any combination of CM Labs simulators, including the motion-enabled Vortex Advantage simulator, the desktop Vortex Edge Plus simulator, or the Instructor Operating Station (IOS).

The collaborative learning scenario exposes operators to the requirement for constant communication and clear cues on the work site.

“Accidents happen when crews aren’t used to each other,” Drew Carruthers, CM Labs’ director of training solutions, said. “That’s why collaborative training is effective training. This training solution embeds multiple trainees in a truly engaging learning process, as well as helping develop critical teamwork and communication skills that are difficult to teach safely in the field.”


“The effectiveness of the training experience is enhanced by CM Labs’ Smart Training TechnologyTM,” Lisa Barbieri, CM Labs’ VP of marketing and customer experience, said. “These unique algorithms, some patented, deliver an unequivocal training tool, resulting in the most transferable skills anywhere, outside of the real equipment.”

When paired with CM Labs’ Instructor Operating Station, the Crawler Crane Training Pack includes real-time reporting of operator performance metrics, and customisable scoring, as well as lift plans.

CM Labs will feature the collaborative learning solution and other new products at bauma, April 8-14, in Munich, Germany. Visit CM Labs at booth C2.127 in the Canadian Pavilion.

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