Fronius offers visitors the chance to try its virtual welding simulator at Road Transport Expo

Commercial Motor
May 14, 2024


Fronius is bringing its welducation simulator to the Road Transport Expo (RTX) in June.

Designed to aid welding training, the augmented reality glasses allows welders to learn and practice welding in a safe and cost-effective environment.

The process does not require any consumables such as materials, gases, or wear parts like traditional welding training. Practical simulation learning is supported by the welducation campus, which adds theoretical context to welding. 

After identifying a shortage of skilled workers Fronius created this solution to be a user-friendly training tool.

Manual arc welding, MIG/MAG, and TIG can be practised using the simulator.

Trainees can experiment with various materials such as steel, stainless steel and aluminium as well as different material thicknesses and welding positions. 

The simulation extends beyond the act of welding, it involves the necessary tasks required around the job. This includes installing the return lead cable, setting the correct welding parameters, and retrofitting the electrode.

A tablet with the simulator allows trainees to interact with the standard interface of a Fronius welding system so they are familiar with how the real system works. 

The simulation makes it easy to move between welds so three times as many weld tests can be conducted in the same time it would take in the welding cabin.

As welding tasks require different techniques and skills, a stand supplied with the simulator allows workpieces to be attached in various positions. A larger stand is available for greater flexibility for almost everything from an overhead fillet weld to a single-V butt weld. 

In the simulation three difficulty levels are available: easy, medium, and difficult. Varying levels of visual feedback is provided to support the trainee depending on the level of difficulty. This can include feedback on distance, angle of the welding torch, or speed. Welds can be recorded and accessed later to support teaching technique and identifying mistakes. 

Why not come and meet the friendly Fronius team at RTX and try your hand at welding whilst visiting the stand?

  • Road Transport Expo takes place from 4-6 June at NAEC Stoneleigh in Warwickshire. It is completely free to attend for visitors, so why not book your place today?!

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