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Miller Travel Pak Makes Transporting Maxstar TIG/Stick Welder and Related Equipment Easier

APPLETON, February 19, 2007--The new Miller Travel Pak simplifies equipment transport management for process piping contractors and others welding tube or pipe up to schedule 40, providing a rugged and convenient travel case for a Miller Maxstar® 150 TIG/Stick welder and related equipment,

The Travel Pak features a wheeled, heavy-duty, water-resistant cloth case with telescoping handle, heavy duty padded shoulder straps and plenty of storage for the Maxstar 150 STL or STH TIG/Stick welding power source, as well as other tools and accessories.

The Travel Pak can be ordered by itself or as a package that includes a Maxstar 150 STL or STH, a Kline Side Cutter, a Nicholson File, an inspection mirror, Weiler® Stainless Steel brushes, a MagLite™, a Smith flowmeter, a work cable, a Weldcraft® WP-17 TIG Torch w/adaptor, an electrode holder and cable and a remote finger tip control and accessory box. The complete package weighs only 44 lbs.

“The Travel Pak’s soft side case conforms easily to job boxes and truck beds, while the wheels relieve shoulder strain when moving around large job sites,” according to John Luck, product manager. “Customers wanted a case that opened wide so that they could find and pack up their equipment easily and quickly.”

Miller designed the Maxstar 150 for mechanical contractors, fabricators and maintenance/repair personnel who work in the field and demand a full-featured Stick/TIG welding power source. The Maxstar 150 weighs just 13.7 lbs., has a 5 to 150-amp welding range and features Miller’s Auto-Line™ technology for automatic linking to 115-230 VAC and Line Voltage Compensation (LVC™) to keep power output constant regardless of +-10% fluctuations in input power.

The Maxstar 150 is available as an STL or STH model. Both feature Lift Arc™ for TIG arc starting without the use of High Frequency, Adaptive Hot Start™ for Stick, and best-in-class TIG and Stick arc characteristics. The Maxstar 150 STH also features High Frequency starts for non-contact starting and built-in pulsing with four fixed-pulse frequencies.

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

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