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MILLER INTRODUCES NEW MILLERMATIC® DVI ALL-IN-ONE MIG WELDER FEATURING EXCLUSIVE MULTI-VOLTAGE INPUT POWER CORD


Machine connects to both 115 and 230 V power receptacles

APPLETON, Wis. November 2, 2004- To provide location flexibility and maneuverability, Miller Electric Mfg. Co introduced the new Millermatic® DVI (Dual Voltage Input) all-in-one MIG welding power source, offering the ability to connect to both 115 and 230 V power receptacles. In addition, Miller’s exclusive MVP™ (Multi-Voltage Plug) power cord adapters offer ease-of-use by eliminating the need for additional tools to change jumper links.

The Millermatic DVI has a 30 to 175 amp operating range. It offers an output of 90 amps at 20 percent duty cycle while operating on 115 volts (the same as the Millermatic® 135) and an output of 150 amps at 40 percent duty cycle while operating on 230 volts (the Millermatic® 175 provides 130 amps at 30 percent duty cycle). The 115 VAC input offers welding capabilities of 22 gauge materials up to 3/16-in thick, while the 230 VAC input provides the ability to weld materials that are 22 gauge up to 3/8-in. thick.

  Millermatic DVI
  Millermatic DVI all-in-one MIG welding power source offers location flexibility and maneuverability.

“The Millermatic DVI enables location versatility and maneuverability, while offering improved arc performance over the Millermatic 135 and 175,” states Chris Roehl, product manager, Miller Electric. The Millermatic DVI benefits light fabrication, maintenance and repair, body shops, farm, ranch and home applications.

Location Flexibility

Weighing 168 lbs. with running gear as a standard feature, the Millermatic DVI offers increased maneuverability, making it easy to move to different locations.

“A facility may have both 115 volt and 230 volt power receptacles, but when they need to weld, operators often find that the 230 receptacles are unusable because they are blocked,” says Roehl. “With the Millermatic DVI, this situation will never be a problem because it can be brought over to one of the shop’s 115 volt receptacles and welding can be completed.”

In addition, most home garages only come equipped with 115 volt power receptacles. However, as beginning welders become more experienced, they may want to outfit their garage with 230 volt power receptacles to weld thicker materials. This situation presents a problem if the user has a power source that has only a 115 volt input, requiring the purchase of a whole new power source.

MVP Power Cord

To provide ease-of-use and save time, Miller designed its exclusive MVP power cord adapters. When changing voltage, additional tools are usually necessary, but not with MVP power cord adapters. With the MVP power cord adapters, it takes only 30 seconds to change from 115 VAC to 230 VAC because everything the user needs is found directly inside the plug. The Millermatic DVI comes with both 15 amp/115 volt and 50 amp/230 volt adapter plugs and optional 20 amp/115 volt and 50 amp/230 volt “Crowsfoot” adapter plugs can be purchased from any Miller Welding Distributor.

“All you need to do is choose the MVP adapter plug that matches the power receptacle and simply connect it to the Millermatic DVI power cord. There’s no need to change power jumper links manually. It’s really that easy to change voltage with the Millermatic DVI,” says Roehl.

The Millermatic DVI’s industrial dual-gear-driven, cast aluminum drive system provides the ability to quickly change reversible drive rolls and easily set the scaled tension knob without tools. The MVP adapter storage keeps workspaces clean and prevents the loss of plugs when not in use. Other benefits include the M-10 MIG gun trigger rated for one million cycles, featuring a durable one-piece handle and the dual-purpose power switch/circuit breaker, which energizes the main transformer, controls circuitry and protects the unit from overload.

The Millermatic DVI comes complete with everything users need to begin welding. This includes a power source, power cord and MVP adapter plugs for 115 volts and 230 volts, M-10 gun and cable assembly, 10 ft. work cable and clamp, dual groove quick change wire and Argon mix regulator/flow gauge with hose.

The Millermatic product line is covered by Miller’s True-Blue® three-year factory warranty. For more information or to download a product spec sheet, visit Miller's Web site at MillerWelds.com, call 1-800-4-A-MILLER (800-426-4553), fax 877-327-8132 or write to Miller Electric Mfg. Co., P.O. Box 100, Lithonia, GA 30058.

With headquarters in Appleton, Wis., Miller Electric Mfg. Co. is a leading worldwide manufacturer of Miller and Hobart brand arc welding equipment and related systems for metalworking, construction, maintenance and other applications. Miller Electric is a wholly owned subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW), Glenview, Ill. ITW is a diversified multinational manufacturer of highly engineered components, assemblies and systems.