PaintSquare.com


The First Word in Protective & Marine Coatings

A Product of Technology Publishing / PaintSquare
JPCL | PaintSquare News | Durability + Design | Paint BidTracker

Free Download of

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


SimSpray Offers Virtual Paint Training

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

More items for Coating Application

Comment | More

VRSim has completed development of SimSpray, its newest virtual reality training system designed to augment traditional training of painters.

SimSpray uses virtual reality to immerse trainees in a three-dimensional, simulated environment where they can practice the proper techniques for spray painting and coating.

 color-coded indicators tell whether the coating is being applied too thick, too thin, or just right
As trainees “spray,” color-coded indicators tell whether the coating is being applied too thick (red), too thin (blue), or just right (green).

“SimSpray is the only product in the paintings and coatings industry that uses an active stereoscopic view of the painting environment to teach basic skills,” said Matthew Wallace, VRSim president and CEO.

New Feedback, Visuals

The manufacturer has added a number of new features to the system since its pre-release, and owners of the earlier system will receive an upgrade, Wallace said.

Visuals have been enhanced, and a new analysis and feedback system includes additional scoring, graphing and review data.

 VRSim SimSpray
The system includes visual guides for stand-off distance, spray-gun speed and spray-gun angle.

Users can see if their coverage is inadequate or has runs, dry spray, orange peel or other defects. The system also has new visual cues for stand-off distance, angle and speed, to reinforce proper technique.

Meanwhile, instructors can now set up multicoat projects with different coating types and can set mil thickness, speed and other key parameters. The system also includes extensive review features.

Enhanced Realism

SimSpray uses a custom spray gun with haptic feedback to provide a “kickback” feeling. Trainees can adjust the cone orientation, fan pattern, and fluid control directly on the spray gun.

Operators use the spray gun and wear a painter’s helmet to walk around and interact with the 3D work piece in the simulation. An 8-by-8-foot set-up space is recommended.

The manufacturer calls SimSpray an eco-friendly, cost-effective, turnkey, portable training system that saves on materials and eliminates hazardous waste and toxins.

VRSim Inc., based in East Hartford, CT, creates virtual reality training systems designed to enhance basic skills training for education and research groups, industrial trades, and military and defense organizations.

More information: www.VRSim.net.

   

Tagged categories: Coating / Film thickness; Paint defects; Painters; Spray guns

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

PaintSquare
SSPC 2014 Product Demos

Watch product demos by SSPC 2014 exhibitors. Check them out now!


Absolute Equipment/Grand Rental Station
Portable Power from Absolute Equipment

•Compressors
•Lighting Systems
•Generators
•Light Compaction
Sales • Rental • Service
Call 1-866-931-6655
Over a century of
providing excellence.


Van Air Systems
Fill Your Air Dryer with
Dry-O-Lite.

Only Dry-O-Lite desiccant from Van Air Systems keeps compressed air lines dry and trouble free. Perfect for blasting and painting.


Axxiom Manufacturing
Schmidt Improves Conversion Kits

Schmidt's conversion kits turn out-of-date blast pots into high quality, efficient blasters. Quick, easy to install with step by step instructions.
Call 1-800-231-2085


LS Industries
LS Blasters: Optimum Steel Cleaning Efficiency

Simplify surface prep with the precise shot control of LS Blasters. Our blast technology delivers optimum coverage and finish. 800-533-8008


International Paint LLC

International Paint Engineered Coatings

Learn about our solutions for:
  • Structural Steel
  • Piping & Equipment
  • Storage Tanks
  • Pressure Vessels
  • Secondary Containment


    U.S. Zinc

    With multiple locations, ample capacity and a proven safety record, U.S. Zinc offers supply security to customers around the globe. Helping the world work™

  •  
     
     
    Technology Publishing

    The Technology Publishing Network

    The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
    Durability + Design Paint BidTracker JPCL Europe

     
    EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
    REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
    MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
     

    © Copyright 2000-2014, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
    2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com