CM Labs releases luffing tower crane simulator
The LTC training pack provides a tool-set for the training, mentoring, and evaluation of student operators
CM Labs Simulations has released a new luffing tower crane (LTC) simulator called the LTC training pack to promote crane skills development. Built on the company's Vortex Studio simulation and visualisation software, the LTC training pack provides a structured set of scenarios and includes load charts and lift plans to build awareness of the crane’s capabilities and the tasks to be performed before starting operations.
The LTC training pack also provides an expanded tool-set for the training, mentoring, and evaluation of student operators. Scoring for each scenario is customizable, allowing the instructor to evaluate the operator’s performance according to their own standards. Optional visualisation tools allow the student operator to see the boom tip and hook block in relation to lift objects, providing a quick feedback tool for assessing depth.
Seza Kouladjian, technical product manager (Cranes), CM Labs, said: "Cities are tight working environments with most mandating the use of luffing tower cranes for safety reasons. While training on a real crane is both difficult and dangerous, our LTC training pack changes this dynamic, making training safer for everyone.”
A new nighttime operation mode enables student operators to have the opportunity to gain experience working at any time of day.
“A worksite looks very different at night because of site lighting. The simulated environment can help LTC student operators become acclimatized to the differences in shadows and perspective presented by nighttime operations,” said Kouladjian.
All simulation and training features included in the LTC training pack are also available in a simultaneous update of CM Labs' existing flat-top tower crane training pack.