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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.

Benefits:

  • 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

Features:

  • 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

VRTEX 360 Models

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

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 in. (9.5 mm), Groove on 2 in. XXS Pipe (50 mm), Groove on 6 in. Sch 40 Pipe (150 mm), Pipe on Plate

Bent 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.

VRTEX Transport Models

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-Shielded and Self-Shielded
  • 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 in. (9.5 mm)

Bent Test:

  • Simulates welding certification test

Materials:

  • Mild Steel, Aluminum, Stainless Steel

VRTEX Engage Models

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® Resources

VRTEX® Welding Simulator Resources

Welding Training Infographic

 
Blended Welding Guide