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New Crawler Crane Training Module

The new crawler crane training module provides trainees with the specialised skills required to operate crawler cranes, including traveling with loads, swinging loads, and an overall understanding of load charts and ground conditions.


Thanks to the Vortex Studio software that “powers” the module’s physics-based simulation, trainees experience the effects of their performance on the crane and loads the same way they would in real life.

Crawler crane training module features

Best-in-class simulation

CM Labs simulates the entire crane, from the hoisting lines, blocks, and rigging, to the engine, hoist, drums and hydraulics — so the simulated lift is just like the real thing. This helps trainees really understand how the crane works and how it responds to operator inputs.

This module is also the only one in the industry that realistically simulates crawler tracks and the crucial learning experience of travelling on uneven ground.

Trainee performance management

With this release, CM Labs is also providing the only crawler crane training module anywhere that allows trainees to engage in heavy, complex lifts that push the crane’s capacity to its limits. It measures operator performance metrics such as:

  • Pendulums and load or hook collisions

  • Fuel consumption

  • Load radius

  • Ground pressure

  • And more

Progressive learning program

Along with basic controls familiarisation exercises, CM Labs has provided realistic training exercises, including steel structure erection and concrete forming, which exposes trainees to the physical and mental demands of repeated duty cycles, as well as the requirement for planning and efficiency.

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.

Equipment - training modules

Our training modules can be deployed on any Vortex simulator. 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.

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.

Source: CM Labs Simulations


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