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CM Labs and Altec Partner to Release New Digger Derrick Training

CM Labs and Altec Partner to Release New Digger Derrick Training

CM Labs Simulations, global simulation training provider in the construction and utilities industries, has partnered with Altec, a leading equipment and service provider for the electric utility, telecommunications, contractor, lights and signs and tree care markets.


The collaboration will create and provide Altec-branded simulation training systems designed to help organizations offer instruction for the digger derrick and preparation for operator certifications.


The first product release from the collaboration is the Altec Sentry Simulator, offering a training solution for their digger derrick that allows increased machine practice time with decreased operating costs and minimal risk.


The Sentry simulator also includes preparation for CCO (formerly the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators) crane certification exams.


The Perfect Fit


With a global footprint, CM Labs is a leading provider of construction industry equipment training simulators.


Chosen by organizations such as John Deere, Manitowoc, and Tigercat, the company’s white-label OEM program provides manufacturers and dealers with solutions customized specifically to a specific brand, equipment, and applications.


“CM Labs and Altec are well matched – both are committed to the safest operator training possible, especially when it comes to the Digger Derrick,” said Lisa Barbieri, CM Labs VP of marketing and strategic partnerships.


Barbieri continued, “Because we provide the only digger derrick simulation in the market and CM Labs’ virtual training is the only simulation-based solution that accurately replicates machine behaviors, the result is industry-leading training.“


Altec Sentry Simulator for Digger Derrick


Altec’s digger derrick is fully simulated with engineering-grade authentic machine behavior baked into the training scenarios to prepare for CCO certification and has a 3-screen full-motion platform utilizing Altec’s Optiview lever controls.


The new training solution offers the opportunity for organizations, employers, and line worker schools in the utility market to address critical workforce safety, training, and recruitment issues.


The 2023 Utility Expo


CM Labs is demonstrating the full suite of simulation training products and feature several new products for the Utility market at The Utility Expo 2023, September 26-28, Louisville, Kentucky, at East Hall, Booth 2227. 


The company’s wide range of earthmoving and lifting Simulation Training Packs includes digger derricks, boom trucks, telehandlers, compact track loaders, rough terrain cranes, backhoes, forklifts, and the newly released wheeled excavator.


Altec will demonstrate the Altec Sentry Simulator at The Utility Expo in booth E134.


CM Labs builds simulation-based solutions to help clients design advanced equipment and prepare for skilled operations. Through its Vortex Studio platform, CM Labs provides capabilities for training simulators, mission rehearsal, virtual prototyping, and testing. CM Labs’ vision is to be the leader in digital transformation, from machine design to training.


Clients include OETIO, IUOE, Kiewit, Liebherr, Mammoet, Manitowoc, NASA, and over 100 other world-class companies, OEMs, equipment operators, and trades training organizations.



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