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Elite Maple Leaf

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XLix Maple Leaf

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Safety And Style, Miller Introduces New Maple Leaf Design To 2005 Line of Auto-Darkening Helmets

• Featuring Performance Series™ Lenses

• Popular with Professionals and Home Hobbyists

• CSA Certified

APPLETON, Wis., March 15, 2005- Fans of auto-darkening welding helmets from Miller Electric, Mfg. Co will be elated to find the 2005 lineup includes a new Maple Leaf design added to the popular Big Window Elite™ and XLix Series. Perfect for professionals and hobbyists alike, the Maple Leaf Elite provides the maximum viewing capacity, is lightweight, comfortable and offers unsurpassed light-state clarity and exceptional battery life.

“These are professional, very capable, full-featured helmets with graphics designed specifically with our Canadian customers in mind. Finished in a rich black-cherry base color, the helmet prominently displays the Maple Leaf on the face and the Canadian Flag gracefully flows back around the sides; it’s really a dynamic look,” states Tom Sommers, product manager, Miller Electric Mfg. Co. “The Performance Series™ helmets continue to be strong sellers because of their professional-grade features and excellent value.”

Elite Maple Leaf
XLix Maple Leaf

Available April 1, 2005 to the US and Canadian markets, the Maple Leaf is competitively priced at $309 for the Elite and $249 for the XLix Series. The Elite series is considered the ultimate helmet for most demanding welding applications, featuring a 30% larger viewing area than Miller’s standard lenses.

Offering the maximum viewing capability, the Elite Maple Leaf has four independent arc sensors to insure optimum lens performance on low-amperage DC Inverter and TIG applications (5-amps and below) and has a reaction time of 1/20,000 second. Weighing in at one pound, two ounces, the Elite Maple Leaf retains its lightweight edge over competitive helmets by a full four ounces.

Ideal for hobbyists or professionals, the XLix Series is Miller’s mid-range helmet. In this series, the Maple Leaf features the Performance Series Lens technology, including an easy to replace battery with solar assist for exceptionally long life (2,000 hours on MIG) no recharging required. Both the Elite and XLix Series Maple Leaf helmets are lightweight, comfortable and come with 5 outside and 2 inside replacement cover lenses, an exclusive fatigue reducing comfort cushion and Miller helmet bag.

“Whether a hobbyist or a professional, users will find the Maple Leaf design attractive and their performance unsurpassed,” states Tom Sommers. “New this year, all the Elite and XLix helmet models are CSA certified; another example of Miller’s commitment to providing quality products that meet safety standards.”

Miller Auto-Darkening Helmets are covered by an 18-month warranty. For more information or to download a product spec sheet, visit Miller's Web site at, call 1-800-4-A-MILLER (800-426-4553), e-mail, 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.