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CM Labs to Demonstrate Training Solutions at ICUEE 2019

August 29, 2019 — CM Labs Simulations, developer of Vortex training simulators, will allow attendees to operate two different simulator platforms at their booth (4538) during the International Construction and Utility Equipment Expo (ICUEE) held Oct. 1-3 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Also exhibiting with CM Labs is Crane Industry Services, a training expert serving both construction and utility markets, who deploys Vortex simulators for crane operator training and qualification.

CM Labs will display the immersive Vortex Advantage and the entry-level Vortex Edge Plus simulators. Both are able to run the company’s full catalog of lifting equipment and earthmoving equipment, commonly used by electric utilities and rural electric cooperatives. This includes simulations for mobile cranes, boom trucks, backhoes, and more. The training packs provide exercises for trenching, pipe placement, and more.

The Vortex Advantage can mirror an entire training fleet, with hot-swappable controls and pedals. It also adjusts to equipment-specific sight lines with a rotating three-display option or the immersive five-display option. With industrial-grade seating and controls, and a motion platform, it reproduces the feel of equipment in motion, including vibration, impact, acceleration, and overload conditions.

The Vortex Edge Plus is designed for portability. It mounts on a desktop and is an effective alternative to assessing operators on real machines. It can also be deployed in classroom settings to bridge the gap between theory and practical experience.

Every CM Labs’ training pack assures complete, effective simulator training, thanks to progressive learning exercises, objective trainee performance metrics, and best-of-class equipment simulation.




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