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Virtual Reality Welding Simulators

Experience Welding Training on a Whole New Level with VRTEX® Virtual Welding Simulators

Set new standards for hands-on skill-building and welding performance with the integration of Lincoln Electric’s VRTEX® virtual reality welding simulators. From a realistic welding puddle to accurate sounds and movements, what can be learned virtually with a VRTEX welding simulator seamlessly transfers into real-world, hands-on welding.

  • Reduce welding training costs
  • Train welders faster
  • Increase certification rates
  • Safer (no metal, sparks, heat, gas or fumes)
  • Two-day free training at manufacturing sites
  • Realistic puddle and *actual welding sound* help welders learn to respond and adjust welding technique.
  • Simulates sparks, slag, grinding and weld cooling.
  • Welding *discontinuities* appear when improper welding technique is used.
  • Virtual bend test provides results instantly and reveals what causes a weld to pass or fail.
  • Demos of successful welds.
  • Replicates proper machine set-up using a Welding Procedure Specification. (Students must select gas type, process, gas flow, amperage/voltage and wire-feed speed into the system.)
  • Tracks and scores key weld parameters including work angle, travel angle, travel speed, distance and position.
  • Encourages more consistent feedback than traditional training.
  • Replay mode (in multiple views) helps instructors and welders identify what went wrong or well.
  • Intuitive software program designed to bridge welding curriculum with hands-on training.

*Exclusive to Lincoln Electric

The VRTEX® 360 and 360+ are the most advanced welding trainers on the marketing and are ideal for basic to advanced welding training, and as a skill evaluation and recruitment tool in education and industry.

Processes:

  • GMAW Short Arc, Axial Spray and Pulse
  • FCAW Gas Shield and Self Shield
  • SMAW E6010, E6013 and E7018
  • GTAW (with and without filler metal) – NEW!

Positions: 2F, 3F, 4F, 5F (Pipe on Plate Only), 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, 6G Coupons: Practice plate, pad, lap joint, tee joint, groove 3/8 inch (9.5 mm), groove on 2 inch XXS Pipe (50 mm), groove on 6 inch Sch 40 pipe (150 mm) and pipe on plate. Bend Test: Simulates welding certification test Materials:

  • Mild Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Stainless Steel

Please Note: You cannot upgrade from the VRTEX 360 welding simulator to the VRTEX 360+ You must select one model or the other. The 360+ model comes with twice as many tools and coupons as the 360 and different welding processes can be performed on each stand simultaneously.

The VRTEX® Transport and Transport+ welding trainers are ideal for basic to intermediate welding training, engagement during recruiting efforts, prospective employee screening or as a skills evaluation tool to establish a baseline of student knowledge.

Processes:

  • GMAW Short Arc, Axial Spray and Pulse
  • FCAW Gas Shield and Self Shield
  • SMAW E6010, E6013 and E7018
  • GTAW (with and without filler metal) – NEW!

Positions: 2F, 3F, 1G, 2G, 3G Coupons: Practice plate, pad, lap joint, tee joint, groove 3/8 inch (9.5 mm) Bend Test: Simulates welding certification test Materials:

  • Mild Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Stainless Steel

The VRTEX® Engage is a cost-effective tool designed to help educators train welders more efficiently and engage students to explore a career in welding.

VRTEX® Engage® 

 

Features:

  • Introductory welding lessons (safety, machine/process selection, welding procedure set up, math, welding theory and more)
  • Processes include SMAW, GMAW, and FCAW-S

VRTEX® Welding Simulator Resources

CASE STUDY

VRTEX FAQs

ROI Calculator

For more information on VRTEX, including case studies, testimonials, tips and tricks and more, visit the Welding Resource Center.