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CM Labs' new attachment module enables tiltrotator and grapple simulation training

A virtual excavator with a tiltrotator
CM Labs' tiltrotator add-on module CM Labs

CM Labs Simulations has released two add-on modules – the grapple attachment and 360-degree tiltrotator bucket attachment modules for the Excavator Simulator Training Pack. The add-on modules help train operators on attachments that they might not have as much experience with in a simulator setting. Tiltrotators are growing in popularity in North America and, as they grow, more and more operators will need to learn how to utilize the attachment.

The two modules are designed to build skill and confidence when using specialized excavator attachments and techniques. Using the tiltoratator module, operators learn to make a V-ditch, using a tiltrotator bucket, dipper stick, and boom controls to remove thin layers of material. Trainees practice precise maneuvering, grapple control, object sorting, and operation efficiency using the grapple module.

"With the market shift of multi-use machines and ‘doing more with less', construction teams must be able to bridge the skills gap quickly and cost-effectively," explains Alan Limoges, product manager at CM Labs. "Our simulators allow organizations to test new equipment safely and provide ongoing training. As with all our simulators, the modules use our advanced analytics to accurately measure progress such as fuel efficiency and safety violations." 

Using CM Labs' Smart Training technology, the modules replicate machine behaviour – providing real-world training opportunities. Realistic material and asset behaviour reinforce proper earth-moving techniques, load positioning, and handling. The simulation replicates true engine vibrations, bucket scraping, alarms, and other job site sounds that are essential audio cues for safe operation and task completion.

The optional grapple and tiltrotator add-on modules pair with CM Labs' Excavator Simulator Training Pack and are compatible with all of CM Labs' Vortex simulators.

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