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Explore the many features of your Lincoln Electric education training products to be most effective in your learning environment.

VRTEX® 360 UPGRADES

Upgrades, available only for VRTEX® 360 models, are software additions that include extra welds or new features like a new environment or coupon....

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How To Read The Travel Cue

​​There are a number of benefits for students and instructors regarding the use of VRTEX® Visual Cues...

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Positioning the Pipe-on-Plate Coupon to the Swing Arm

One of the new features included with Upgrade 6 is the Pipe-on-Plate (POP) coupon...

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Creating a "Tolerance Set"

The VRTEX® 360 is designed with a default tolerance set including welding parameters, welding technique and more based on the Lincoln Electric Welding School welding training methodology...

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Using a Welding Procedure Specification to Set Up the VRTEX® 360

One of the key training points of the VRTEX® 360 is the ability for it to be set up like an actual welding machine...

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Let's Get Bending!

To spice things up for the month of February, we have combined our regular monthly tip with a highlighted feature of the VRTEX® 360 virtual reality system...

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Change From a "Push" to a "Drag"

One of the most common questions we receive from instructors is whether the VRTEX™ 360 can be set up for a “Drag” technique instead of a “Push” technique...

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The Joint Selection

The VRTEX® 360 has multiple weld joint configurations available...

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The Advanced Scoring Module

The Advanced Scoring Module introduced in Upgrade 2 of the VRTEX® 360 Extensions™ program represents an inspection relative to a specific standard...

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Out of Position Welds

The VRTEX® 360 can be used to teach the user proper set up and position of a work piece for different types of joints and welds...

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Surface Build/up/ing and Pad

One of the most cost effective ways to train welders is to teach them how to properly run a bead on a single piece of plate steel. It is commonly referred to as “building a pad” or “surface buildup.” ...

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Training on The VRTEX 360

One of the most common questions asked is “how can the system be implemented into an existing welding training program?”

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Using the Visual Cues

The VRTEX® 360 has the ability to give a user hands-on assistance without being “hands-on.” Accessing the VRTEX® 360 visual cues is as simple as pressing a button, the orange one (Actions and Cues)!

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How to Read the Laser Screen

The VRTEX® has the ability to give a user instant feedback which is one of the many attributes to this machine...

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Table Talk

The VRTEX® 360 stand and table can be used in the same manner as a traditional welding table...

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Changing the Aim Tolerance for Groove Welds

Start at the login screen. This is the only screen in which the Instructor Mode can be accessed...

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Changing the Contact Tip to Work Distance or Arc Length

Start at the login screen. This is the only screen in which the Instructor Mode can be accessed...

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Changing From a Single Root to a Double Root

Start at the login screen. This is the only screen in which the Instructor Mode can be accessed...

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How to Access the Demo Mode

The Demo Mode is a great tool that can be used as if the instructor was giving a demo...

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How to Access Replay Mode

Once the weld has been completed and scored press the red Menu button...

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How to Access the Whip Cue

The whip technique is used in the SMAW welding process using with material thickness of 3/8” and 6010 electrode...

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Make Things Interesting with a Weave

Looking for ways to improve welding technique in a fun but challenging manner?

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Improving Contact Tip Work Distance (CTWD) / Arc Length

The Contact Tip to Work Distance (CTWD) or Arc Length can be very difficult to execute properly when first learning to weld...

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Think Outside the Virtual Box

The VRTEX® 360 and VRTEX® Mobile are great tools for training traditional welding on both pipe and plate, but let’s try to think outside the virtual box...

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On the Big Screen

The VRTEX® 360 has the ability to transmit the video output displayed on the monitor onto a large screen television or even a big screen from a projector...

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Changing from a "Stringer" to a "Weave"

It has been brought to my attention that some schools teach a weave on flat plate along with the stringer pass that already exists in the VRTEX® 360 system...

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Creating Custom Audio with the REALWELD System

​The REALWELD® Advanced Welding Training System provides instant audio feedback on student welding performance...

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Creating a Master Weld with the REALWELD System

Whether it is the right book or an actual tool, a big factor in establishing any curriculum is having the right tools for the classroom or lab activity at hand. This especially applies to weld training...

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Multi-pass Welding

When comparing the current version of REALWELD® System with the previous generation, one key difference is the trainee’s ability to weld and score multi-pass welds...

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Angle Change on SMAW

​Did you know the angle of the welding rod in the SMAW tool can be changed on the RealWeld® Trainer? It can be and here is the
step-by-step guide on how to change the angle of the welding rod in the SMAW tool:

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Audio Coach Alli Cheat Sheet

One question received from instructors is what are the commands given by Audio Alli on the RealWeld® Trainer...

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Fixture and Platform Calibration

The fixture calibration procedure helps ensure that the cameras are always reading the exact location of the fixture platform. It is necessary to go through the fixture calibration procedure in three different situations:

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Tool Target Calibration

The tool calibration procedure ensures that the cameras know the exact configuration of the welding torch or tool that’s being used. It’s necessary to go through the tool calibration procedure in four different situations:

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Vertical Up and Vertical Down

Another one of the more common questions received from instructors is whether the RealWeld® Trainer can be set up for a Vertical Up or Vertical Down weld...

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Supplemental Material

Supplemental material can be added to a WPS (Welding Procedure Specification) in the form of a document (pdf), image (bmp, jpg, png),
video (avi, mp4, mov, wmv) or web URL that helps to support the trainee for the selected WPS...

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How to Change a WPS

Press the "WPSs" button on the screen to bring up a list of all WPS documents currently saved on the system. There are three pre-loaded curricula that contain various WPS sets: SMAW-1, GMAW-1 and FCAW-1...

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Change Right-handed to Left-handed

One of the more common questions received from instructors is whether the RealWeld® Trainer can be set up for a right-handed or a left-handed welder...

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