HATO Corporation is a general trading company of Tokyo Japan specialized in sales and trading of metalworking machines, industrial tools, paper converting for medial and commodities

Since its incorporation in 2009, we boast over 400 of extensive business experience with domestic vocational schools, national university corporations (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Chiba University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, The University of Tokyo), independent administrative institutions, national institute of technology (KOSEN) and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology.

Backed by its domestic business performance and commitment to client’ needs, currently we endeavor to expand our business to overseas such as government own facilities or defense facilities. Maximizing a HATO’s specialty in the field of machine accessory and construction equipment, we strive to deliver “Japan Quality” to the world.

HATO procures a variety types of working tools
in a broad range of industries

  • Machine tools and working machine
  • Chemical machines, laboratory tools and the materials
  • Building equipment and building materials
  • Electric machinery, fiber products, 3D map
  • Training machine tools and software
  • Paper converting and commodities
  • Designing, production, sales and repairment of industrial machinery
  • Construction machinery, cargo-handling machinery and equipment

HATO plans to deal with products for the robotics industry and AR (Augmented Reality) related devices which are widely incorporated to digital content (video and 3D) to the real world, entertainment-related, e-commerce industry, education, sales support, manufacturing, and a wide variety of industries.

AR Welding Training System

powered by AR simulators and educational technology

Overhead Crane Simulator

a training device for crane and derrick operator skill tests


a next-generation room-scale VR device


a program learning system using cooperative robots and self-propelled

AR Welding Training System with AR Simulator and Educational Technology


What is the AR Welding Training Simulator?

AR Welding Training Simulator is a system for safe welding training in a virtual space by reproducing welding phenomena such as weld metal, arc, weld bead, and spatter using computer graphics. In this AR welding training, trainees are equipped with a commercially available welding torch and welding mask and train welding to a plastic work piece to be welded. A display is embedded inside the welding mask, allowing the welding trainee to experience the welding phenomenon as if he/she were actually welding while watching the CG representation of the welding phenomenon.

The AR Welding Training System

Although the AR Welding Training System provides training that cannot be experienced through conventional training methods, it does not completely replace actual welding training. Therefore, it is necessary to learn the posture and the type of welding rods through your AR welding training, and then perform actual welding training. By using this training method, we expect to increase the effectiveness of training more than before.


E-Learning (software for Windows) is required to set up training courses in the welding training simulator. Here you can not only create welding training courses, but centrally manage the results. Welding training courses can specify the type of welding, work piece type, plate thickness, base metal type, welding posture, welding wire/welding rod diameter, shielding gas type, welding length, luck stick method, welding direction, and can set the welding torch angle and welding speed during welding. Thus, through e-learning, training can be developed for various welding conditions.

AR Training Simulator

The AR welding training simulator has the ability to save, analyze, and evaluate simulation results, and after AR welding training, the welding torch motion can be replayed and graphically viewed to objectively learn whether the welding was good or bad. AR welding training results can be saved as data and compared with previous training results. The standard values and tolerance ranges for each item, such as the angle and speed of the training aid function, can be set arbitrarily, allowing welding training to be tailored to the customer's unique specifications and welding conditions.

The AR Welding Training Scheme brings solutions

1. Increased Motivation

  • The latest AR technology increases interest in welding technology and its possibilities
  • Enables trainees to train on their own by using the guide and scoring system functions
  • Visualization of training results improves training effectiveness
  • Demonstration of welding experience is possible at local events.

2. Efficiency improvement

  • Reduction of training preparation time and time spent by the instructor.
  • Save material costs for welding materials required for training.
  • In addition to Japanese, English, German, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and other languages can be used. It is practical for instructing foreign welding technicians as well.

3. Safety

  • No health hazard due to fumes
  • No arcing, thus reducing the risk of injury

Cost-effectiveness of AR welding training scheme

Welding consumables costs: 68% reduction
Actual welding training time: 56% reduction
Arc time rate: 66% increase
Number of qualified trainees: 34% increase

*The above figures are not guaranteed to be effective.

Overhead Crane Simulator (VR-compatible)

Training equipment for crane and derrick operator practical test

Addressing the Needs for Establishing Crane and Derrick Operator Training Courses

The implementation of the overhead crane simulator eliminates the need for complicated preparations such as crane installation, registration application and inspection for training institutions, reservations required for practical training, and outsourcing of moving arrangement work to an outside contractor. For the installation environment, a 3m2 space and 100V power supply in an existing classroom is sufficient. In addition, the instructor can be in a separate room from the students, watching the monitor while teaching.

Crane and Derrick Operator Training Equipment for Practical Test

Simulated crane for testing

  • Speeds at 7 test sites nationwide
  • Notch setting (as of 2020)
  • Ideal for practice of anti-vibration
  • Three horizontal cranks with foot brake operation

Safety and Space Saving

  • No need for a crane building, install in an office or classroom
  • Allows for stand-alone training
  • No accidents or injuries to worry about
  • Easy to install and maintain

Success Support Functions

  • Simultaneous display of VR and large screen
  • Display of suspended load height by stepping on the foot buzzer
  • Operation time display
  • Display of plane trajectory at the end of operation

Equipped with 5 training courses including running, traversing, and slanting courses.

Space-saving design ( 2.2m x 1.3m )

Training is possible with both a head-mounted display (HMD) and a large screen display.

The lifting height is displayed at the same time as the buzzer sound when the foot buzzer is pressed.

Parameters can be changed according to crane specifications.

Next generation room-scale VR equipment


Professional-use VR that meets the demand for the best VR experience.
The VIVE Pro delivers the next generation of room-scale VR.

The HMD portion of the VIVE Pro features dual OLED displays. It offers 2,880 x 1,600 high pixel video, a 78% increase in pixel count over the current VIVE. It also features high-performance headphones, with an internal amplifier that creates a realistic presence and sound through noise cancellation. Advanced graphics and audio make the VR experience more distinct, enabling high-end VR immersive experiences in today's high tech fields.

Cooperative robot, program learning device with self-propelled robot


The COBOTTA, a small cooperative robot from DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED, is combined with a self-propelled robot to enable learning from visual programming software, teaching tasks for cooperative robots that are beginning to spread to factory floors, full-scale industrial robot programming language, workpiece grasping by image processing, and more. The robot can learn not only single robots, but also multiple robots.

  • Trainees can learn to complete a product by having a self-propelled robot carry a workpiece and travel between multiple robots as well as a single robot, with each robot performing its own task.
  • Trainees are free to decide the placement of the robots and the path of the self-propelled robot, as well as the product to be manufactured by the robots, their movements, and the interfaces between the robots and the self-propelled robot, enabling them to learn how to build the entire system. The self-propelled robot can also run trackless or draw a line to be used as a line tracer.
  • The programming languages that can be learned range from visual programming that can be programmed even by beginners to high-level languages and languages used in Denso Wave Corporation's industrial robots.
  • The cooperative robot can be linked with a self-propelled robot using a photoelectric sensor.
  • The cooperative robot can be easily transported in a dedicated case.