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Free Welding Helmet with Purchase of Millermatic® 140 or 180 MIG Welder

July 14th, 2014

Today through October 31, 2014, customers will receive a free Miller® Classic Series Variable Shade helmet via mail-in rebate — a value up to $95 — with the purchase of a Millermatic® 140 Auto-Set™ or Millermatic 180 Auto-Set MIG welder (with or without running gear). For more information, customers can visit their local distributor or the Special Offers page at MillerWelds.com.

 

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New Miller® Diesel Welder/Generators Maximize Power Output, Boost Productivity

July 10th, 2014

The new Big Blue® 800 Duo Air Pak™ and Big Blue 800 Duo Pro from Miller — the industry’s most powerful diesel engine-driven welder/generators — deliver improved weld control, flexibility and dual operator capabilities, making them ideal for jobsites with limited space.

 

Big-Blue-800-Duo-Air-Pak_480x300Users will experience fuel savings of up to 34 percent with dual-operator machines, when compared to two single-operator units. A 33 percent increase in rated power output results in 27,000 watts of generator power and up to 800 amps of weld power for a single operator, or 400 amps each for two operators. Additional welders can be plugged in to create a multioperator work platform, with operators able to weld and get three-phase power at the same time. 

The Air Pak model can operate a full range of pneumatic tools and adds an Ingersoll Rand screw-type air compressor for gouging in heavy equipment repairs and maintenance. For more information, visit MillerWelds.com.

For more information about the new offerings, visit the Big Blue 800 Duo Air Pak and Big Blue 800 Duo Pro product pages.

 

Miller Releases Enhanced SubArc Digital Series Equipment and Accessories

July 9th, 2014

The new SubArc Digital Series of power sources, interface controls and accessories from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. include digital control and communication electronics designed to improve weld performance and simplify the integration of the equipment in more advanced applications.  Learn more by viewing the SubArc Digital Series  product pages or read the full press release now.

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Miller Syncrowave® 210 TIG and Stick Welder — Now MIG Capable

July 8th, 2014

Ideal for both light-industrial applications and personal use, the inverter-based Syncrowave®  210 from Miller,  welds up to 1/4-inch-thick material in a single pass, supporting AC/DC TIG and Stick processes — and now MIG welding — with the Syncrowave 210 (Auto-Line 120 – 240 V)  MIG Complete package with Spoolmate™ 100 spool gun.

For more information about the Syncrowave 210 and its expanded capabilities, customers can visit their local distributor or MillerWelds.com/Syncrowave210.
Ideal for both light-industrial applications and personal use, the inverter-based Syncrowave® 210 by Miller Electric Mfg. Co., welds up to 1/4-inch-thick material in a single pass, supporting AC/DC TIG and Stick processes — and now MIG welding, with the Syncrowave 210 (Auto-Line 120 – 240 V) MIG Complete package with Spoolmate™ 100 spool gun.

New Big Blue® 400 Pro Offers Versatility, Excellent Weld Performance and Reliability

June 30th, 2014

New Big Blue® 400 Pro Offers Versatility, Excellent Weld Performance and Reliability

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Designed with the professional in mind, the Big Blue® 400 Pro offers multiprocess flexibility and improved weld control that increases arc quality and optimizes welding output. Its clean and reliable low-speed diesel engine is highly efficient, while the unit’s quiet operation improves the work site environment and allows for easier communication. The machine delivers 400 amps of output at 100 percent duty cycle, or 12 kW of peak/10kW of continuous auxiliary generator power.

 

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Off-Road Warriors: Camburg Engineering Does it All

June 23rd, 2014

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With a shop of over 10,000 square feet, Camburg Engineering is a leader in off-road suspension systems and one of only a few companies with the manufacturing capabilities to both produce their own suspension components in-house as well as build their Kinetik race trucks from the ground up.

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Spoolmatic® Pro Meets Demands of Professional Aluminum MIG Welding

May 21st, 2014

The new Spoolmatic Pro spool gun joins the professional-grade line of aluminum welding guns from Miller, offering quality and reliability, easy maintenance, and smooth and consistent feeding for light and heavy industrial applications. Two versions of the gun are available: the Spoolmatic Pro 15A (with a 15 foot cable) and the Spoolmatic Pro 30A(featuring a 30 foot cable).

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Built for MIG welding in applications such as trailer manufacturing, ship and boat building, and general fabrication, the Spoolmatic Pro is a spool gun designed specifically for use with aluminum wire and other soft alloys where wire feeding consistency is critical.

Learn more and read the full release here: http://www.millerwelds.com/about/news_releases/2014/-spoolmatic–pro-meets-demands-of-professional-aluminum-mig-welding–expands-miller-gun-offering

Dads & Grads Promotion – Save $20 on Orders of $100 or More at Miller® Online Store

May 16th, 2014

Through June 15, 2014, Miller® Online Store customers can save $20 instantly on a Miller product or accessories order totaling $100 or more (excluding shipping and applicable taxes) as part of the Dads & Grads promotion.

Popular gift ideas for the dad or grad in your life include welding protection items ranging from auto-darkening helmets, welding jackets and gloves, to protection packages — such as the Performance Pak — complete with helmet, welding jacket, two pair of gloves and safety glasses in a jobsite tool bag. Also available are supplies and accessories from MIG guns and consumables to Hobart filler metals.

Learn more: http://www.millerwelds.com/about/news_releases/0000/save–20-on-orders-of–100-or-more-at-miller–online-store

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LiveArc Reality-Based Welding Training System

April 28th, 2014

As the need for skilled welding operators grows, Miller Electric Mfg. Co. is helping build their skills with its new LiveArc™ reality-based training system, designed to recruit, screen, train and manage welding trainee performance — all via a live welding arc. The LiveArc system features advanced motion-tracking technology that provides critical feedback to improve welding skills, providing better, faster and more cost-effective results than traditional training methods.

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By offering objective, quantitative feedback on key performance parameters, the system promotes trainee independence and learning, and allows users to gain the proficiency needed for skilled welding opportunities. The pre-weld simulation mode saves money for supplies (e.g., weld coupons, gas, wire) and provides a sound welding technique baseline for accelerating training when live arc welding occurs.
“For those looking to build a better workforce, whether it is in a vocational school or manufacturing company, the LiveArc Welding Performance Management System provides a unique solution in the marketplace today,” said Rich Thompson, VP marketing, Miller. “We know how critical it is to refine the abilities of both beginning and experienced welders to meet the demand for skilled welders in the industry. With LiveArc, we build careers.”


Intuitive navigation, performance feedback
Featuring an easy-to-use touchscreen monitor, the LiveArc system guides the welding trainee from assignment selection to simulated welding practice — and when he or she is ready, the trainee can engage in live arc welding. The system includes Miller-designed assignments, and allows welding instructors to easily develop additional assignments with customized parameters for specific weld joints and positions.

An industry-exclusive, 400-amp SmartGun features built-in LEDs that the system’s camera tracks in order to provide feedback on technique parameters, including work and travel angles, contact tip-to-work-distance (CTWD), travel speed and aim. The gun’s OLED display screen provides initial feedback to guide the trainee in proper gun position, and integrated pushbuttons act as a convenient alternative to touchscreen navigation. A joint calibration tool informs the system of the joint location, which allows the user to place the weld coupon in nearly any position.

To empower trainees and provide a quick learning curve, the LiveArc system’s intuitive user interface features easy-to-understand graphical icons and instructional pop-up messages. The assignment selection screen displays the list of available assignments and offers assignment completion status, a history summary of each assignment and access to detailed data about performance history. AWelding Procedure Specification (WPS) review screen informs the trainee of proper material selection and preparation, correct power source and wire feeder settings, and target welding technique parameter values. This screen also displays the instructor-determined target score and assignment completion criteria.

After both simulation and weld mode tests, a feedback screen provides trainees with graphical and numerical data as a means to improve individual performance. This screen also provides instructors with monitoring and evaluation capabilities to help build basic welding technique skill sets.

Safety, compatibility
The system is designed to be robust and safe. The touchscreen monitor works with a gloved hand, and a protective monitor cover disables the power source when opened. The SmartGun trigger also deactivates in simulation mode, preventing accidental live arc welding; the user must intentionally activate the weld mode in order to weld.

The LiveArc system is compatible with any welding system that is capable of producing Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Pulsed Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW-P), Short Circuiting Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW-S), and Gas Shielded Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW-G). It is positioned on a rugged ArcStation™ base that ships complete with drawers, gun holder, quick-release clamps and heavy-duty casters to simplify movement. Miller offers an optional welding positioning arm for training in out-of-position and overhead welding applications.

2014 Miller BUILD & WIN Sweepstakes Announced; Grand Prize Offers Unforgettable Sports Fan Experience

April 1st, 2014

As part of the WE BUILD brand campaign, which celebrates the hard working men and women of welding, Miller Electric Mfg. Co. is changing the game and proud to announce the 2014 Miller®BUILD & WIN sweepstakes. Visitors to MillerWelds.com/webuild can share a project built with Miller® equipment — up to once monthly between April 1 and Nov. 30, 2014 — for a chance to win products and an unforgettable sports fan experience grand prize package.

“Hard-working men and women build bigger, brighter and better things in this world with Miller. We want to celebrate their work by sharing it with the world — and reward them for doing it,” said Rich Thompson, vice president of marketing for Miller Electric Mfg. Co. “The work they create has lasting impact that benefits many for generations to come. That work is their legacy and Miller is honored that together, what we make stands the test of time. That’s why this year, we chose to highlight ironworkers and brothers Jake and Ken Wirkuty at Miron Construction, who were part of the recent expansion at Green Bay’s legendary Lambeau Field.”  See video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YH2zKNF2xog.

Each month during the eight monthly entry periods, Miller will randomly select one entry to win a Miller prize package. These packages include a variety of welding protection items, a portable workbench and other products. See website for full list of monthly prizes.

Every entry shared as part of the sweepstakes is also eligible to be randomly selected to win the grand prize: a sports fan experience including expenses-paid trips to three events at legendary sporting destinations built by welders.

Two of these trips will be to U.S. venues of the winner’s choice from a select list identified below. In addition, the grand prize winner will attend a game at Lambeau Field and will visit Miller headquarters in Appleton, Wis.

Football:

  • AT&T Stadium – Arlington, Texas
  • Gillette Stadium – Boston
  • Soldier Field – Chicago
  • Sports Authority Field at Mile High – Denver
  • Arrowhead Stadium – Kansas City
  • Heinz Field – Pittsburgh
  • CenturyLink Field – Seattle

Baseball:

  • Oriole Park at Camden Yards – Baltimore
  • Fenway Park – Boston
  • Wrigley Field – Chicago
  • Coors Field – Denver
  • Dodger Stadium – Los Angeles
  • PNC Park – Pittsburgh
  • Busch Stadium – St. Louis
  • AT&T Park – San Francisco

Basketball:

  • TD Bank Garden – Boston
  • United Center – Chicago
  • Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Indianapolis
  • Staples Center – Los Angeles
  • American Airlines Arena – Miami
  • Madison Square Garden – New York
  • Moda Center – Portland, Ore.

Hockey:

  • TD Bank Garden – Boston
  • United Center – Chicago
  • Joe Louis Arena – Detroit
  • Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, Minn.
  • Madison Square Garden – New York
  • Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia
  • SAP Center – San Jose, Calif.

Racing:

  • Bristol Motor Speedway – Bristol, Tenn.
  • Charlotte Motor Speedway – Charlotte, N.C.
  • Daytona International Speedway- Daytona, Fla.
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Indianapolis
  • Talladega Superspeedway – Talladega, Ala.

Entrants can check the webpage to view monthly prizes and winners, share project photos and see what others are building. The grand prize winner will be drawn in December 2014.

For more information or to enter the BUILD & WIN sweepstakes, visit MillerWelds.com/webuild.