guideWELD® LIVE real welding guidance system

realityworks stem productThe guideWELD® LIVE real welding guidance system is a live welding training and education tool that gives students instant feedback on core welding techniques during live, arc-on welding. This corrective feedback helps participants transfer skills learned in the classroom and hone the core work angle, travel angle and speed techniques and positioning needed to weld effectively without guidance. 

Now available with SMAW (Stick) process!

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Instructors can use guideWELD LIVE to:

  • Provide individualized instruction on work angle, travel angle and speed
  • Transition participants from the classroom to the shop floor
  • Correct improper welding habits
  • Offer feedback on default or custom Welding Procedure Specifications (WPS’s)
  • Reduce classroom management and safety concerns

Features of this powerful, cost-effective system include:

  • A heads-up display inside the welding helmet
  • Real-time feedback
  • Curriculum written by a certified welding instructor that includes 3 units::
    • Welding Safety
    • Welding Defects
    • Welding Specifications
  • Welding Inspection Tutorial for participant use
  • Presentation slides, teacher guides, student worksheets, quizzes and exams
  • 18 Welding Procedure Specifications, with customizable WPS's also available

Use this system in:

  • Secondary education institutions
  • Post-secondary education institutions
  • Career training centers
  • Corrections facilities
  • More!

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    1. ImageThe 20- to 30- curriculum is comprised of lessons and activities that can take 40-60 minutes each. The goal of this curriculum is to equip all participants with knowledge of welding safety and welding defects, and give them the tools to make weld corrections, read and weld based off of a WPS and test welds. Curriculum components include:

      • Teacher’s Guide with detailed information for classroom learning.
      • Student Notes materials like student activity sheets and homework assignments for every lesson.
      • Presentation slides for visual classroom learning during each lesson.
      • Assessment Tools such as quizzes and exams with answer keys to track students’ knowledge for select lessons. 

      guideWELD LIVE Curriculum Sample

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      Alignment and Crosswalk Documents

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    2. guideWELD® LIVE system includes:

      • Auto-darkening welding helmet with guides
      • Speed sensor board with base
      • Angle/Hand sensor
      • guideWELD LIVE curriculum

      *Gloves not included

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    3. guideWELD® LIVE specifications:

      • Process: GMAW (MIG) and SMAW (Stick)
      • Joint: Tee, Lap, Butt
      • Metal Type: Steel
      • Metal Thickness (MIG): 16 gauge, 1/8 inch, 1/4 inch
      • Metal Thickness (Stick): 1/8 inch, 1/4 inch, 3/8 inch
      • Welding Position: Tee, Lap (2F), V-groove (1G)

      Specifications for guideWELD LIVE Hardware

      • Power Source: AA Rechargeable Batteries (includes charger)
      • Base: Length: 9 inches (14 inches extended), Width: 22 inches, Height: 13 inches
      • Speed Board: Length: 13 inches, Width: 4.5 inches, Height: 1.5 inches
      • Angle Sensor: Length: 1.5 inches, Width: 1 inch, Height: 0.375 inch
      • Helmet: Viewing Area: 3.86 inches x 1.69 inches, Operating Temp: 23°F to 131°F, Material: Polyamide (Nylon) 
      • Total Product Weight: 17.5 lbs (Helmet weight: 2.0 lbs)

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    4. After using guideWELD® LIVE, students were providing me with feedback first, which was great – in a real-world situation, your boss is going to ask you why it’s this way or that way, so this tool helps in that sense, too.

      George Karr, IT Administrator / Welding Instructor, Hollenstein Career & Technology Center, Fort WorthDownload Full Story

      guideWELD® LIVE gives [students] real-time feedback on what they’re doing and if it is right or wrong, and it builds their confidence.

      Greg Siepert, Welding Technology Instructor, Hutchinson Community College, Hutchinson, KansasDownload Full Story

      We’re trying to get these kids excited about getting skilled and getting into manufacturing careers. This equipment is enhancing our ability to do that.

      John Paulus, Mobile Manufacturing Lab Technician, CVTC, Eau Claire, WIDownload Full Story

      When we take those LIVE guides off, we’ve seen the improvement. We’ve seen how the experience goes from theoretical to making a real improvement in kids’ welding abilities.

      Josh Nelson, CTE Director and Agriculture Education Teacher, Oregon High School,Download Full Story

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