The first module provides a realistic simulation of resistance spot welding two pieces of sheet metal together. It has been created with the help of subject matter experts for added realism.
The simulation creates 3D visualisations of EMF that can be toggled between high and low intensity. The user can also view the effect of differing field strengths on the welder’s body, highlighting the degree of risk to limbs or head and torso.
The intensity of the machine (current in Amps) and period (time in seconds) can be toggled between various values and the resulting field size can be seen in the 3D visualisations.
The user follows a scenario guiding them through EU EMF directive (2013/35/EU) and the relevant assessment processes, in order to ensure compliance of the welding activity.
3D simulation is a powerful way to demonstrate the risks of EMF, as it is normally an invisible phenomenon. The visualisations have more visual impact on the user than traditional training and the knowledge is more likely to be retained.