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Miller Syncrowave® 210 TIG and Stick Welder — Now MIG Capable

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Ideal for both light-industrial applications and personal use, the inverter-based Syncrowave®  210 from Miller,  welds up to 1/4-inch-thick material in a single pass, supporting AC/DC TIG and Stick processes — and now MIG welding — with the Syncrowave 210 (Auto-Line 120 – 240 V)  MIG Complete package with Spoolmate™ 100 spool gun.

For more information about the Syncrowave 210 and its expanded capabilities, customers can visit their local distributor or MillerWelds.com/Syncrowave210.
Ideal for both light-industrial applications and personal use, the inverter-based Syncrowave® 210 by Miller Electric Mfg. Co., welds up to 1/4-inch-thick material in a single pass, supporting AC/DC TIG and Stick processes — and now MIG welding, with the Syncrowave 210 (Auto-Line 120 – 240 V) MIG Complete package with Spoolmate™ 100 spool gun.

Spoolmatic® Pro Meets Demands of Professional Aluminum MIG Welding

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

The new Spoolmatic Pro spool gun joins the professional-grade line of aluminum welding guns from Miller, offering quality and reliability, easy maintenance, and smooth and consistent feeding for light and heavy industrial applications. Two versions of the gun are available: the Spoolmatic Pro 15A (with a 15 foot cable) and the Spoolmatic Pro 30A(featuring a 30 foot cable).

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Built for MIG welding in applications such as trailer manufacturing, ship and boat building, and general fabrication, the Spoolmatic Pro is a spool gun designed specifically for use with aluminum wire and other soft alloys where wire feeding consistency is critical.

Learn more and read the full release here: http://www.millerwelds.com/about/news_releases/2014/-spoolmatic–pro-meets-demands-of-professional-aluminum-mig-welding–expands-miller-gun-offering

What do you need to start welding Aluminum?

Friday, February 1st, 2013

If you already own a MIG welder, you may be wondering what it takes to start using that machine to weld some aluminum. Miller® has continued to provide spool gun solutions that are simple and directly connect to your welder for welding aluminum. This makes changing to aluminum faster and less expensive than you may think.

First, you’re going to need a spool gun. Why another gun? Well, the column strength or the amount you can push on Aluminum wire without buckling is only about one-third the amount that mild steel wire can withstand. This causes feeding issues if you try to push the aluminum through a standard MIG torch. Spool guns only push the wire a short distance in a straight line from the drive rolls, so feeding isn’t compromised. The Spoolmate™ 100 Series spool gun is a direct connect option for the Millermatic® 140 Auto-Set™, 180 Auto-Set and 211 Auto-Set with MVP MIG welders, and the Multimatic™ 200 MIG/TIG/Stick welder. The Spoolmate™ 200 Series spool gun is the entry level spool gun for the Millermatic 212 Auto-Set and Millermatic 252 MIG welders. For the more industrial user, the Spoolmatic® 15A or 30A guns are a better fit on those machines.

The next thing you’re going to need is different shielding gas. Aluminum requires 100 percent argon shielding gas. Any shielding gas containing oxygen will cause an unstable arc with impurities when welding Aluminum.

Finally, you will need to be sure you have good MIG welding technique.  Aluminum requires you to push the torch to ensure effective shielding gas coverage. Everything else in your technique is the same as welding mild steel, but at a faster pace. Due to the high thermal properties of Aluminum, more heat is required to start a molten puddle. This increased amount of heat then requires a higher travel speed once the puddle is established to prevent burn through. Aluminum MIG welding doesn’t have to be difficult with the appropriate equipment and some practice.

Summer Savings Are Here!

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Summer is still a couple weeks away, but you can get a jump start on it by taking advantage of our new Summer Savings promotion. We’re offering up to $150 cash back on a wide variety of welding equipment and accessories packages, including our most popular MIG and TIG welders, welding generators, plasma cutters and welding helmets.

Visit the promotion page for full cash back details and to complete your cash back redemption form.

Also, Miller has extended its PowerLINE zero-percent, 12-month financing offer for new equipment purchases over $10,000. You can now qualify for financing through December 31, 2010. Visit the PowerLINE page for complete offer details.