CM Labs to address workforce and productivity issues with training tech

CM Labs to address workforce and productivity issues with training tech

CM Labs Simulations has announced that it will introduce new training solutions at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023 in Las Vegas.

Designed for the construction, infrastructure, and utility markets, the new training packs look to address critical workforce and productivity issues.

“Now, more than ever before, CM Labs’ customers need the best possible operator learning outcomes—quickly and safely,” said Lisa Barbieri, VP of marketing and product management. “Our physics-based Smart Training technology and advanced reporting insights from our Instructor Operation Station (IOS) will future-proof training programs and recruitment needs.”

According to the company, these insights are made possible due to the accuracy of CM Labs’ smart training technology embedded in its simulators.

Comprised of proprietary and patented algorithms, the smart training technology is designed to offer training based on real data and real machines and deliver skills transferable to real equipment.

At the show, CM Labs plans to demonstrate its full suite of simulation training products and feature several new products in ‘simulation pods’ within its booth.

Also, the company will be introducing attachment additions to its excavator training pack and new digger derrick and telehandler training packs.

Excavator attachments

Two additions to CM Labs’ excavator training pack are a grapple tool and 360-degree tiltrotator. The grapple simulation helps trainees learn basic control functions of this attachment and learn to sort and manipulate a wide range of materials.

The tiltrotator uses 360-degree rotation and side-to-side swivel when used in combination with other excavator attachments.

Also, the tiltrotator simulator function teaches precision grading techniques with the bucket. “This is great training support for roadbuilding and utilities contractors,” said Alan Limoges, construction product manager.

CM Labs to address workforce and productivity issues with training tech

Digger derrick

A new digger derrick training pack highlights various auger-drilling scenarios, an essential piece of equipment for utility contractors. Exercises include control familiarization, auger control, pole control and setting, as well as training support for the Electrical Industry Certifications Association (EICA) certification process.


Making its debut is a telehandler training pack, featuring fixed, telescopic boom with forks and bucket attachments. The telehandler simulation exercises offer various steering modes and load-handling activities.

Instructor Operator Station

Instructor Operator Station (IOS) enables trainers to monitor, assess, and engage trainees from a single workstation.

It integrates with any of CM Labs’ training simulators, and updates to the IOS allow remote instructor monitoring, live multi-user curriculum management, as well as new back-end reporting features.

Also, the IOS supports trainers with objective insights on key metrics related to safety violations, fuel efficiency, cycle times, and managing excessive wear and tear on equipment.