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AGCO Relies on Weld Data Monitoring

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

AGCO – one of the world’s leading manufacturers of farming equipment – continues to prove the strength of American manufacturing. The company has recently moved some manufacturing operations from France back to their plant in Jackson, Minnesota.

As the company continues to discover new ways to streamline its processes, weld data monitoring has become a huge part of their daily welding operations. The demands of more complicated designs, exotic steels and precise welding requirements called for more direct feedback to the operator at the point of the weld. The technology also helps management examine welding operations and data.

Learn more and read the whole story here.

Robert Hintz, Account Manager – Product Specialist

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Robert learned long ago that communicating with a distributor and the end-user in a friendly and positive manner goes a long way. Going on 39 years, he’s found it’s sharing the “Miller family perspective” that gives people a certain comfort level. “It helps us find out what they truly need.”

His role is sales support for the end user and distribution channel in the north central region. Robert points out, “Customer service is a big piece of what we do. We’re here to build a product that helps the end- user meet their needs with no downtime. Everything we do here is focused around how we can help an end-user.”

 

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

Miller’s Introduces New XMT® 450 MPa Multiprocess Welder

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Miller is excited to announce today the introduction of the new XMT® 450 MPa multiprocess welder. This new machine offers one of the industry’s most powerful and consistent options for Pulsed MIG welding. It features increased power and duty cycle ideal for heavy carbon arc gouging and large diameter welding applications. It is also optimized for MIG, Stick, TIG, and Flux Cored welding processes.

This powerful new inverter-based power source features the reliability and arc performance of the XMT 350 MPa but with more amperage, exceptional power efficiency and additional programs for Pulsed MIG welding with up to .052- and 1/16-inch wires.

For more information:

To view the product page, please click here.

To read the entire news release, please click here.

 

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.

The Art of Field Welding Repair

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

The temptation, when stuck in the middle of a job site with unbearable heat and a tight deadline, may be just to throw a quick weld on a piece of twisted metal and hope for the best. Hope it gets you through the day. But maybe you didn’t properly prepare the joint? Did you cut out the failed material or did you just pile on filler metal, hoping for the best? Do you have the right equipment?

As with most things in life, taking the time to address the situation properly, right now, will prevent future problems/failures.

We’ve put together a number of resources for you over the years on the topic of field welding repair. Bookmark this and come back to it next time you’ve got a repair to make on a crucial piece of equipment.

1. Comprehensive article focusing on field repair for construction equipment

2. Five tips for field repair

3. Selecting an engine-driven welder generator for your service truck

4. Selecting portable welding and plasma cutting equipment for maintenance and repair

5. Evaluating gas engine drives for generator power

Have any field repair horror stories or successes to share? As always, we’d love to hear about it in the comments section.