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Knowledge is Power: Weld Data Monitoring

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Nick Peterson, a welding engineer and curriculum developer with Miller, contributes a quarterly column to Fabricating and Metalworking magazine. In the most recent column, Nick discusses weld data monitoring and the benefits it provides manufacturing and fabrication applications, including improved quality, productivity, cost analysis, consumable savings and training.

Read the whole story by clicking here!

Weld data monitoring gives manufacturers and fabricators greater insights into the day-to-day activities in the weld cell.

K-zell Metals Drives Productivity with Pre-engineered Robotic Weld Cells

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

At a time when manufacturers are looking for new ways to diversify and compete against global competition, K-zell Metals, Inc. of Phoenix has been proactive in anticipating changes in the market through process improvement. Through the addition of two Miller PerformArc™ pre-engineered robotic weld cells, K-zell was able to substantially increase productivity (by more than 20 percent), reduce set-up time and find new efficiencies in its welding processes — even on relatively short production runs. A modular design allowed each system to be quickly dropped into the flow of the shop floor, and features such as offline programming have helped the company quickly take on new work with minimal start-up time.

You can read the whole story by clicking here!

Check out this series of videos from our time at K-zell, including an exclusive video not included in this case study on the benefits of the AlumaFeed™ Synergic Aluminum Welding System from Miller:

EXTRA: Aluminum Welding with the AlumaFeed System

About K-zell and Robotic Welding

The Case for Robotics

Offline Programming

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.

Miller Welding Automation at FABTECH 2011

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Miller Welding Automation is showcasing its industry leading automated welding solutions at FABTECH 2011 (booth 5954).

In these videos, Miller Welding Automation’s Brian Doyle discusses some of the highlights of the products displayed at the show. For more information on Miller Welding Automation, visit: MillerWelds.com/Automation

Adaptive Fill Welding Capabilities

Dual Robot Tandem Welding

Manufacturer Succeeds on Aluminum with Pulsed MIG Welding

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Check out one of our latest case studies on Greenheck Fan, a Wisconsin manufacturer who has experienced a number of welding efficiencies by relying on Pulsed MIG for welding aluminum:

As customer demand drove the company to shift much of its product to be fabricated of aluminum (lightweight, aesthetic versatility), Greenheck addressed the need to optimize its aluminum welding applications while maintaining the ability to weld mild, stainless and galvanized steels effectively. The solution: an advanced Pulsed MIG welding system (Miller’s Invision™ MPa Plus System) that not only improved weld quality, but due to built-in efficiencies, also helped the company streamline its welding operations. Improvements include:

  1. Improved welding of thinner aluminum (reduced burn-through, blistering, reduced distortion).
  2. Improved productivity (faster travel speeds).
  3. Improved starts and stops to the weld (ensures quality).
  4. Standardizing on a larger diameter wire (greater deposition, lower cost per pound, simplification of inventory and equipment outlay).
  5. Dual wire feeder makes it fast and easy to switch between types of filler metal.
  6. Improved weld aesthetics compared to conventional MIG welding on aluminum.

Read the whole story here. Check out videos from our visit with Greenheck below.

Advantages of Pulsed MIG welding on aluminum:

Simplified Welding Operation at Greenheck Fan:

Detroit Speed Inc: A Motor City Success Story

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Married engineers Kyle and Stacy Tucker had no idea when they custom-built unique suspension parts for a ’69 Camaro pet project that it would lead to a successful business. From humble beginnings in a two-car garage in Detroit to its 30,000-square-foot home in Mooresville, N.C., Detroit Speed Inc. has been on one wild ride and today is a go-to source for custom fabrication projects and its product line of automotive parts. Read more and take a look inside Detroit Speed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FABTECH 2010 Opens!

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Welcome

First order of business: welcome to FABTECH 2010. We’re excited to be here again – not that we need the reminder, but as we walk around the convention center and the hotels, we see just how lucky we are to be a part of this industry. FABTECH attendees are some of the most innovative and talented folks you’ll find working today, and we’re honored to be of service to you.

If you find yourself wandering around the hall, please visit us in Hall C, booth # 6811. Tim Temby gives you a brief glimpse into what you’ll see in the Miller booth:

Welcome to FABTECH 2010

We also have a major industry announcement happening today at 9:00 a.m. EST. The press conference gets out at roughly 10 a.m., expect to see the news then. We’ll report back here later in the day with it as well.

As with last year, you can follow along via your preferred social media outlet, or you can see them all at once by visiting our FABTECH social media dashboard: Click here!

Not following Miller online? You can find us here:

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Facebook

Youtube

We’ll update you from the show floor again later in the day – but in the meantime, what are you excited to see at FABTECH? What do you think are the biggest challenges facing our industry today?

Don’t Miss FABTECH 2010!

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Once again, Miller will be showcasing some exciting new welding and safety products at the annual FABTECH show (formerly known as the AWS/FABTECH International Welding Show) in Atlanta, Ga. This year’s booth will feature industry-specific products and technologies that offer companies the potential to significantly improve productivity, reduce rework and increase employee safety.

Check out the News Release for a small sample of the exciting new products that will be on display.

If you can’t make it to the show, be sure to check our Youtube, Facebook and Twitter pages for live updates and videos from the show floor!