Lincoln to Showcase Innovative VRTEX™ 360 Virtual Reality Arc Welder and Other Welding Technology at ConExpo-Con/AGG 2011

Cleveland – Attendees who visit the Lincoln Electric Booth at ConExpo-Con/AGG 2011, March 22-26 in Las Vegas, won’t just get to see virtual reality welding in action – they’ll get to try it firsthand. Lincoln will showcase its innovative VRTEX™ 360 Virtual Reality Arc Welding (VRAW) training solution in the South Hall at Booth S-9911.
The VRTEX 360 is an educational training tool designed to accelerate welding training through the utilization of virtual reality.

It simulates:

It offers a combination of realistic puddle simulation and arc welding sound tied to a welder’s movements, providing a realistic, hands-on training experience. The system assists in training skilled welders faster with lower training costs. It also allows shops to easily integrate high-tech training tools into their in-house curriculum and serves as an excellent way to recruit new welders.
Show visitors will get the chance to try their hand at virtual welding in simulated environments without even leaving the booth – or putting on safety equipment, thanks to the VRTEX. All who participate will receive a Lincoln Electric hat for their efforts. The highest score daily will win a free Lincoln Electric VIKING™ auto-darkening welding helmet.
Visitors who stop by the booth can enter to win a pair of Lincoln’s new Red Line safety glasses and can learn about other exciting Lincoln Electric products, including the following:

Consumables on display will include Excalibur®, UltraCore® and Innershield® products.

For more information regarding the Lincoln VRTEX 360 Virtual Arc Welding Trainer or other Lincoln welding products showcased at ConExpo-Con/AGG 2011, visit Lincoln Electric’s Booth S-9911 or
The Lincoln Electric Company, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market.