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Revamped Build With Blue Offer Available Until June 30

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. today announced a revamp of the popular Build with Blue™ rebate offer. Between April 1 and June 30, 2014, customers who purchase qualifying Miller® equipment along with additional Miller or Hobart® products totaling at least $85 on the same invoice will receive an $85 mail-in rebate on the total purchase amount.

In addition to the rebate offer, one qualified rebate entry will be drawn every month to win $850 — in honor of the Miller 85th anniversary celebration.

“As Miller marks its 85th anniversary, much has changed in how we build our world. But one thing that hasn’t changed is our commitment to serve the hardworking people who weld,” said Rich Thompson, vice president of marketing for Miller Electric Mfg. Co. “It continues to be an honor and a privilege to help advance the art and craft of welding, making it easier, more productive and more fulfilling.”

Prices for the eligible equipment list referenced below reflect the Miller suggested price (MSP) before the applied rebate.

Spectrum®  625 X-TREME™ Plasma cutter — $1,807 MSP

  • Generating 40 amps, the 21-pound machine can slice through 5/8-inch mild steel at 15 inches per minute. Great new features include quick-connect ground cable with more flexibility and a heavy duty clamp that’s smaller and easier to handle; Ultra-Quick Connect™ torch cable for portability and interchangeability of hand-held or machine torches; long- or short-body machine torches; and automated cutting options like CNC integration kits for remote trigger, ok-to-move signal and voltage sensing.

Multimatic™ 200 MIG/TIG/Stick welder — $2,004 MSP

  • A durable, impact-resistant polycarbonate case protects this all-in-one portable multiprocess welding power source capable of performing MIG, Stick and TIG welding processes in one compact design. The system weighs only 29 pounds and connects to common 120- and 230-volt power receptacles with the Miller-exclusive MVP™ (multi-voltage plug).

Millermatic® 211 Auto-Set™ with MVP™ MIG welder— $1,159 MSP

  • This MIG welder packs a class-leading 3/8-inch-thick welding capacity into a highly portable case. Featuring Auto-Set™ to eliminate the need to set voltage and wire feed speed, and MVP for quick and tool-less change over between 120V and 230V input power, this unit is ideal for welding in maintenance, farm, home, hobbyist and personal-use applications.

Millermatic® 212 Auto-Set™ MIG welder— $1,878 MSP

  • This machine features a 210-amp unit with a higher duty cycle for making longer welds on thicker material. Welds material from 22 gauge to 3/8-inch thickness in a single pass.

Syncrowave® 210 TIG/Stick welder — $2,678 MSP

  • The new inverter-based welder with operator-friendly interface, is AC/DC TIG and DC Stick-capable — with the ability to weld up to 1/4-inch-thick material in a single pass. It is anchored by innovative technologies and is the first Miller TIG welder to include the Pro-Set™ feature, which takes the guesswork out of setting weld parameters by offering preset controls designed by Miller weld engineers. Miller-exclusive Auto-Line™ technology and MVP allow for easy hookup to any input voltages within 115 – 230 V with no manual linking, providing reliable input power regardless of welding conditions.

Bobcat™ 250 EFI welder/generator — $4,510 MSP

  • The Bobcat 250 engine-driven welder/generator with EFI reduces fuel use up to 27 percent, lowers noise by as much as 33 percent, and is 5 inches shorter and up to 55 pounds lighter than previous models. The welder/generator offers 40 to 275 amps for both DC Stick/TIG and AC TIG/Stick applications, and 17 to 28 volts of output power when matched with a wire feeder for MIG or Flux-Cored welding. Rated at 104 degrees Fahrenheit, the machine offers 12,000 watts peak and 10,500 watts continuous power.

Customers will receive the rebate approximately four weeks following submission of the mail-in rebate form. For more information on the Build with Blue rebate offer, customers can visit their local distributor or MillerWelds.com/buildwithblue.

Tune into Live King of the Hammers Racing Coverage

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Miller Welders is excited to be the official welding sponsor of the Ultra 4 Racing Series. As a result of the expanded partnership, all race participants attending the Johnson Valley, Calif.-based 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers (KOH race) this week and all other events in the series will have free access to welding and cutting products for onsite repair and pit support needs.

For the previous two years, Miller Welders sponsored only the KOH race, living in the desert alongside the racers and spectators during the annual week-long event.

“We were able to experience how our products were used in countless welding repair situations, as well as to connect with racers from every level as to how welding was used in the fabrication of their vehicle, said John Swartz, Marketing Manager for Miller Welders. “Knowing that our machines can hold up and perform in the harsh desert environment should provide customers with confidence that products will provide years of operation in any race shop or home garage.”

The welding and cutting products is housed in an Ultra 4 Series trailer which will travel to and from each event. During the King of the Hammers events, race participants can access the trailer located in Hammertown. The Fab School, Blue Torch Fabworks and Miller Motorsports, all friends and partners of Miller Welders, are onsite to provide welding assistance and pit support in Johnson Valley.

In addition, Jason Carner and Peter Basler of Blue Torch Fabworks will field a custom-built Miller Welders-branded race vehicle for the KOH race tomorrow featuring innovative new products from their line of do-it-yourself parts and kits for custom off-road fabrication projects.

“Miller Welders would like to wish all the racers the best of luck this year and hopes for another wildly successful event for Ultra 4 Series Executive Director Dave Cole.”

To watch live coverage of the KOH race on Friday, Feb. 7, tune into:  www.ultra4racing.com/live

BUILD & WIN

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Miller13022E_4inx4in_HR_GraphicEvery day, users of Miller equipment build work to be proud of.

Now we’re giving you the chance to share yours! If you’re chosen as the grand prize winner of the BUILD & WIN promotion, you’ll get a “Build Your Own” dream trip to New York City, where you can choose from a wide variety of dining and entertainment options!

Enter Now: http://www.millerwelds.com/landing/webuild/

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.

SkillsUSA Finalist Named at Daytona

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Alex PazkowskiCongratulations to Alex Pazkowski, winner of the SkillsUSA WeldTeam Weld Finals at Daytona International Speedway. Alex will travel to Liepzig, Germany in July to represent the U.S.A. in the WorldSkills Competition. Good luck to you, Alex! Watch the awards ceremony video from Daytona here.

Miller was proud to be part of the SkillsUSA WorldTeam Weld Finals at Daytona International Speedway last week, and to promote welding and welding education at all levels of competition. See how the three finalists made it to Daytona in this video from FABTECH 2012:

Watch the SkillsUSA at FABTECH 2012

Revved up Aluminum Boat Ride Built with Pulsed MIG Power from Miller

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

The super boats from Smoky Mountain Jet Boats cruise in as little as four-inches of water and can stop on a dime. The all aluminum watercraft are built with modern welding technology from Miller.

Learn about the technology from Miller that  make these boats possible and climb aboard for a jet boat ride on a Smoky Mountain lake.

 

Miller Releases 2013 Full-Line Catalog

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Miller has made available the 2013 Miller Full-Line Catalog of welding and cutting products. This catalog can be requested or downloaded by going to the literature request page via MillerWelds.com, or on a mobile device at MillerWelds.com/mobile.

The catalog features “What’s new from Blue”, including:

  1.  Millermatic® 350P Aluminum and XR-Aluma-Pro™ Lite
  2.  Automation solutions integrating Miller® welding technology with Panasonic robotics
  3.  XR™-Pistol-Pro and XR™-Pistol-Plus push-pull guns
  4.  Multimatic™ 200 multiprocess welder
  5.  Trailblazer® Series welder/generators
  6.  Oxy-Fuel Kits
  7.  FILTAIR®2000–12000 Industrial Centralized Systems and FILTAIR® Low Profile Hood
  8.  Updated helmet designs and graphics for all welding applications

Miller also provides specifications and product comparisons on MIG weldersTIG weldersStick weldersplasma cutters, welding generators and fume extractors within the 104-page, full-color catalog. It also highlights available Arc Armor™ welding protection including helmets and safety apparel.

The catalog is also available by calling 1-800-4-A-MILLER or writing to Miller Electric Mfg. Co., P.O. Box 100, Lithonia, GA 30058.

Emergency Response Vehicle Builder Updates Welding Fleet with Inverter Machines

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

An Oregon based specialized manufacturer of custom fire trucks and emergency response vehicles modernized its shop updating its older transformer style welders to  today’s high powered inverter based machines. The company’s payoff was immediate and dramatic.

Cotati Speed Shop, Miller Use Diversion™ 180 to Create Aluminum Air Pan for ’48 F1 Ford Pickup

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

In this video, I used a Diversion™ 180 TIG welder to create an aluminum air pan for a ’48 F1 Ford pickup truck. In this video, you’ll see that I also demonstrate how to weld with different material thicknesses. As always, make sure you start with clean material. I am using 5356 aluminum filler for this particular project, but cut it in half for easier use. When you’re welding with materials with different thicknesses, the Diversion™ 180 is an ideal welder for the DIYer because of its ability to let you easily dial in the material type and thickness on the machine. When working with thinner aluminum material, consider skipping welds to prevent warpage and evenly distribute the heat. An example of skip welding would be making a one-in weld and then skipping six-inches before making the next one-in weld. When skip welding, try using silicone filler to create a better seal. Another tip to remember when using different material thicknesses is to preheat. In this video, the ½-in plate is outside maximum capability of machine. To get around it, preheat the thicker material to make it easier for puddle to wet out.

John Swartz
TIG Commercial Product Manager

Miller Supports I Make America Campaign with Video

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Miller is proud to support the Association of Equipment Manufacturers I Make America Campaign. We’ve been selected by IMA to share the Miller story through A Day in American Life video. Check out our video and find out more about this important campaign.