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millermatic® 180 all-in-one mig welder provides more power, smoother starts

 

APPLETON, Wis., January 15, 2007—The new Miller Millermatic® 180 all-in-one MIG welder features exclusive Smooth-Start™ technology to initiate the arc in a more controlled manner, providing smooth, spatter-free starts for improved quality and reduced rework.

"Users will immediately notice the improved arc starting quality," says Ken Stanzel, product manager, Miller Electric Mfg. Co. "The Millermatic 180 produces a much cleaner arc start, so there is less spatter to grind."

The Millermatic 180 (single-phase 230V input; 135 A at 22VDC, 30% duty cycle output) has enough power to weld 5/16-in. mild steel in a single pass. It replaces the Millermatic 175, which had a 1/4-in. mild steel capability.

The Millermatic 180 also features infinite voltage control with manual on/off wire feed speed tracking. When turned on, wire feed speed tracking automatically adjusts wire feed speed when the voltage is adjusted, providing a broader operating range without having to adjust two controls. When off, wire feed speed and voltage controls act independently, which is preferred by some customers.

Millermatics are available at welding supply distributors. To find the nearest distributor or for more information, visit MillerWelds.com.

With headquarters in Appleton, Wis., Miller Electric Mfg. Co. is a leading worldwide manufacturer of Miller 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.