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Reduced Noise, Better Fuel Economy Featured on New Miller Diesel Welder/Generators

Monday, September 16th, 2013

TB_BC_LowResThe new Trailblazer® 325 Diesel and Bobcat™ 250 Diesel welder/generators by Miller Electric Mfg. Co. deliver multiprocess welding capabilities and smooth generator power, both in a Tier 4 Final compliant package. Industry leading technology means better fuel efficiency, reduced noise and extended run times. Read more to find out which machine is the right choice for your job or jobsite.

Miller Introduces New Hard-Hat Head Assemblies to its Powered Air Purifying Respirator Line

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

New hard hat assemblies in the Miller PAPR line Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has added a hard hat option to its current Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) line. The hard hat is paired with Titanium Series™ auto-darkening welding helmets, which feature exclusive InfoTrack™ digital lens technology. Read more about the new PAPR with Hard-Hat.

Next Generation of Welder/Generators Performs at Lambeau Field

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

New advances in engine-driven welder/generator technology help contractors at Lambeau field run more efficiently and save resources. Reduce fuel use, extend run times, reduce noise and improve cold weather Performance are all a part of the package.

Read the latest in the Lambeau series as Miller and Hobart Brothers work to bring the latest in welding technology to the site.

See the latest video here: Lambeau Episode #5

Miller Launches “The Lambeau Episodes”

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

As part of its distinction as the “Official Welding Equipment Provider of the Lambeau Field Expansion”, Miller and Hobart Brothers have launched “The Lambeau Episodes” – a series of Web videos detailing the welding work on the project. Check ‘em out and let us know what you think!

Series Trailer

Episode 1: Project Overview

Episode 2: Conversion to Flux Cored Welding

 

Welding Design & Fabrication: Slashing Welding Preheat Time

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Our friends and Welding Design & Fabrication recently ran with Steve Latvis’ article on induction heating at Topp’s Mechanical in Tecumseh, Neb.

A snippet:

With induction heating Topp’s Mechanical has a solution that exceeds the quality standards of its heat-treatment applications and provides significant operational benefits including:
• Faster time-to-temperature;
• Consistent heating throughout the entire part;
• Easier to apply/wrap heat;
• Greater reliability and lower consumable costs;
• More efficient use of labor; and
• Improved employee safety.

Read the whole story by clicking here!

Then check out these videos:
Induction Heating on P1 Headers

Discussing Induction Heating & the ProHeat 35

Ease of Use

Metal Connection, LLC Saves Fuel and Reduces Noise Output with New Bobcat™ 250 EFI on Scoreboard Demolition and Construction in Memphis

Monday, June 18th, 2012

To kick off the 2012 season, the Memphis Redbirds — AAA affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals — unveiled a brand new 3,600-square-foot scoreboard in right-center field at AutoZone Park. The new scoreboard, comprised of 36 10-x10-foot panels, is supported by more than 42,110 pounds of new steel and is now the largest video scoreboard in all of minor league baseball.

Chris Cramer, owner of Oshkosh, Wis.-based Metal Connection, LLC, worked on the demolition of the old scoreboard, as well as the steel fabrication and erection of the new structure over a six-week period in early 2012 (subcontracted through Madison, Wis.-based Stubblefield Sign Group). During that time he put the new Bobcat™ 250 EFI (EFI = electronic fuel injection) from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. to work as both a welder (Stick and Flux-Cored processes) and industrial-strength generator (grinders, plasma cutters). The newly redesigned Bobcat 250 EFI provided Cramer with a number of important benefits, including sound reduction, greater fuel savings (which lead to overall cost savings of about $100/week when considering extended run times and refueling trips), and greater generator power output for running tools on site.

Read the whole story by clicking here!

Job Overview

Bobcat 250 EFI

Spectrum 625

Miller Reinvents Bobcat™ Engine-Driven Welder Generators

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Miller has re-engineered its class-leading Bobcat line of engine-driven welder/generators to reduce sound, reduce weight, offer a smaller footprint, reduce fuel use and simplify daily maintenance. Sound on the newly designed Bobcat models is reduced by as much as 33 percent, and the machine is up to 5 inches shorter and 55 pounds lighter (depending on the model). The Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) option with the Bobcat 250 also reduces fuel use by as much as 27 percent compared to carbureted models.

Engine-driven welder/generators are ideal machines for service trucks and/or emergency power situations on farms and ranches, and are also often found in construction, MRO, and fabrication applications.

The EFI option (Bobcat 250 only) optimizes the air/fuel ratio for less emissions, longer runtimes and superior performance compared to carbureted models. It provides more reliable starting performance in cold climates, requires no choke, and is less prone to fuel deterioration due to infrequent use. Payback can be achieved in a matter of months with up to 27 percent fuel savings.

Each Bobcat engine-driven welder/generator has also been fully optimized for truck integration. The shorter and lighter design allows more room for other tools and equipment, and reduces the wear and strain of a heavier machine on the truck’s chassis. Daily maintenance has also been made easier with front panel displays to help users keep track of service intervals, as well as the intuitive placement of service points. Oil and air filter checks are performed from the top by the front panel, and fuel fill and oil drain/filter are easily accessible on the side. Tool-less panels allow for quick access.

The three new models are:

Bobcat 250

Bobcat 225

Bobcat 3 Phase

Bobcat 250 EFI

EPA Tier 4 Final Changes Provide an Opportunity for Welders to Examine Equipment Outlay, Processes

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Tier 4 Final, or T4F, emissions regulations go into effect on Jan. 1, 2013 for machines used in the United States and Canada with diesel engines in the 25 to 75 horsepower range, including engine-driven welder/generators. While that’s still months away, there is much for you to know about the changes that diesel engine-driven welder/generators will undergo and what manufacturers are doing to prepare for these regulations and anticipated price increases. In the article linked below we look at how this equipment is being redesigned, buying considerations based on output demands (can you get by with an engine-driven welder/generator lower than 25 horsepower?), and possible ways to improve your processes to offset price increases on new T4F equipment.

Read the whole story by clicking here!


Miller diesel engine-driven welder/generators. Machines with more than 25 HP will fall under new T4F regulations

Weld Fume Mitigation: Considerations for Source Capture and PPE

Friday, February 17th, 2012

What is a better solution for your welding application, a fume extraction device or a Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR)? It comes down to the consideration of source capture versus PPE. In this article we take a look at considerations for choosing a system appropriate to your application. Bottom line: source capture is always preferred, but some applications require more personal protection.

Learn more and read the whole story here.

Top 10 Mistakes in Running a Welding Operation and Simple Ways to Solve Them

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Running a welding business/department isn’t easy – we’ve compiled 10 of the most common pitfalls people make and easy ways to avoid them in this article.

Here’s the top 5 – check out the article for the rest:

1: Improper filler metal storage

2: Repurposing old equipment

3: Using the wrong sized MIG gun

4: Improper preheat or interpass temperature control

5: Ignoring preventative maintenance