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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

 

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

Miller Introduces New Dual-Operator System: the Big Blue 450 Duo CST

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Late last week Miller introduced the newest member to its family of industrial engine-driven welding generators, the Big Blue 450 Duo CST. This dual-operator welding system provides two completely separate TIG/Stick welding outputs as well as 12,000 watts continuous 3-phase power and 10,000 watts continuous 1-phase power.

For more information, check out the product page here.

Live from CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 has officially begun! Take a look at our great first day at www.millerwelds.com/conexpo.  Make sure to check out our YouTube CONEXPO 2011 playlist to see all the equipment in action. We even had a few guests show up to weld and plasma cut. Also, don’t forget to sign up to win a Wireless Hand Remote Control.

Miller Highlights New Welder Generators, Live Demos, Point-of-Use Controls and Safety Gear at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. will showcase new welding products, accessories and safety gear at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011, which is being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, March 22 – 26, 2011. Miller will introduce new and specialized equipment in booth G-254 (Gold Lot), conduct live welding demos, and highlight the newest welding innovations designed specifically for the construction industry.

For a full rundown of Miller’s offerings at the show, read the full news release.

Industry professionals will be able to follow along using social media outlets YouTubeFacebook and Twitter for regular updates, videos and special promotions from the tradeshow floor. For more information on these products and all news related to CONEXPO-CON/AGG, visit www.MillerWelds.com.

Editor’s note: You will also be able to see Miller’s latest offerings for service and mechanics trucks at ConExpo in South Hall booth 10524, including the latest additions to the EnPak® product line. Stop by either booth for more details.

Contractor Insight: Apex Steel and EFI

Monday, March 8th, 2010

When Miller introduced Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) technology on its welder generators, the job site detailed in the article below is a perfect example of the target market: contractors looking to reduce welding costs AND reduce the environmental impact of their work (the site is a LEED-certified complex). EFI accomplishes both goals.

You can read the whole article here and preview the contents below.

Seattle University’s new Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons— scheduled to open in September 2010—transforms the original 1966 building into a 21st century, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold-certified masterpiece. The new structure includes 37,000 square feet of new construction and an extensive renovation of the original structure. The result is a sparkling new, environmentally friendly 125,000-square-foot learning center for students and faculty.

Spearheading the structural steel work is Apex Steel of Redmond, Washington. The company is experienced in LEED-certified construction and specializes in structural steel, steel reinforcement and tower crane erection. Apex Steel uses equipment that lowers its cost of operation and helps reduce the overall carbon footprint required to put up a steel building. To that end, the company used Miller Electric Mfg. Co.’s new Trailblazer 302®, a 300-amp welder generator with 25 HP Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) gas engine from Kohler.  EFI welder generators reduce harmful hydrocarbon (HC), carbon monoxide (CO) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions and have lowered Apex Steel’s welder generator fuel use by 20 percent.