CM Labs to debut new training customization at ConExpo

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At ConExpo, CM Labs will showcase a new feature that delivers instructors the ability to make changes to training scenarios, and push them directly to operators training on CM Labs’ Vortex simulators.

Using the Montreal-based company’s Instructor Operating Station (IOS), which allows trainers to launch and monitor simulator training exercises, instructors are now able to make changes to exercises on the fly. 

For example, they can add different objects to the worksite and change the position of vehicles, or simply tailor exercises to individual trainee abilities for more efficient learning. 

“In essence, instructors now have access to a virtually unlimited number of simulation exercises for any given piece of equipment,” said Drew Carruthers, CM Labs’ director of product strategy. 

What makes this possible is the simulation software that’s “under the hood” of the IOS. 

The software, Vortex Studio, is designed to realistically simulate mechanical equipment and the operating environment, whether for training, or for engineering and prototyping applications. 

OEMs may also leverage Vortex Studio, for engineering design changes within the software, and push them immediately to a simulator for human-in-the-loop testing. 

As well, operating data can be captured for tracking and analysis. 

The result is a vast reduction in development risk, and less reliance on field prototypes.

In addition, at ConExpo 2020, CM Labs will display the most popular training simulators in the US today, with its immersive Vortex Advantage and portable desktop Vortex Edge Plus. 

The simulators can run the company’s full catalogue of lifting equipment and earthmoving equipment, including simulations for mobile cranes, backhoes and excavators.  

Exhibiting with CM Labs is the company’s training partner OETIO (Operating Engineers Training Institute of Ontario). 

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A leader in the training field, OETIO has been using Vortex simulators for more than 15 years in their world-class facilities.

CM Labs’ Vortex simulators and services have helped train crane and heavy equipment operators worldwide. 

Today, CM Labs is the largest simulator vendor in the market, with more than 1,000 simulators in 30 countries deployed with Vortex software. 

CM Labs’ Vortex Simulators provide immersive, ultra-realistic learning environments that promote increased safety and operational efficiency, essential skills development and reduced training costs.