CONEXPO: CM Labs Announces Tiltrotator and Telehandler Training Simulators

CONEXPO cometh. We’re talking about the biggest tradeshow in America by physical size. It only happens every three years, and it’s all centered around construction equipment. CONEXPO-CON/AGG will happen again March 14-18, 2023, in Las Vegas. We’ll be there. So will everyone else. Follow our coverage right here. Here comes more important CONEXPO news…

This week at CONEXPO, CM Labs Simulations, global simulation training provider in the construction and ports industries, announced new training solutions in Las Vegas. The new Training Packs can be used by employers in construction, infrastructure, and utility markets 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.”

These insights are possible due to the company’s Smart Training Technology. Comprised of proprietary and patented algorithms, the simulation training is based on real data and real machines that interact with their environment and materials just as they do in the real world. 

CM Labs will demonstrate the full suite of simulation training products and feature several new products in ‘simulation pods’ at Booth N11563 in the North Hall. New introductions will include the following.

Two additions to the 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. 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.

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 to pass the 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 (IOS) enables trainers to monitor, assess, and engage trainees from a single workstation. IOS integrates with any of CM Labs’ training simulators. Updates to the IOS allow remote instructor monitoring, live multi-user curriculum management, as well as new back-end reporting features. 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. 

According to Alan Limoges: “CM Labs’ simulation training solutions offer the best results—delivering the most transferable operator skills anywhere, outside the real equipment.” 

At CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023, all simulations and CM Labs’ full catalog of earthmoving and lifting equipment will be running on the fully immersive Vortex Advantage, the entry-level motion-enabled Vortex Edge Max, and the desktop Vortex Edge Plus, managed by the Instructor Operating Station (IOS). 

Experience CM Labs’ new solutions at North Hall – Booth N11563. For more information, contact [email protected], or visit

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