Miller Electric

Miller News

Home » Miller News

Posts Tagged ‘welding generator’

Shawn Moreland, Hot Az Hell Welding

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Shawn Moreland, Hot Az Hell Welding

As an experienced welder, Shawn Moreland cut his teeth at Northern Pipeline, and a few other places before founding his own company. Today Moreland’s company, Hot Az Hell Welding of Chino Valley, Ariz., is known as one of Arizona’s premier welding contractors for building carbon steel handrails along Arizona’s highways.

After installing tens of thousands of linear feet of handrail, Moreland found that flux cored welding with Miller’s SuitCase™ X-TREME™ 12VS wire feeder could deliver significant productivity and cost savings.

Before purchasing the SuitCase wire feeders, Moreland and his crew relied on the Stick welding capabilities of their Bobcat™ 250 and Trailblazer® 302 welding generators. Now, Moreland and his crew run the SuitCase wire feeder off of the welding generators. By adding a SuitCase wire feeder and switching to flux cored welding, Moreland was able to realize a 33 percent increase in productivity, lower consumable costs, less cleanup and a better distribution of labor for a substantial return on investment.

“Between wages, consumables, fuel costs and actual production, I figure we’re saving at least $650 to $800 for every 100 ft. of handrail,” says Moreland. “And after seeing what this machine can do, I can honestly say that soon we will double our footage amounts in an 8-hour day.”

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.

Winterizing your gas engine welder generator

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Whether you’re using your engine-driven welder generator throughout these winter months, or you have it sitting underneath a tarp in your garage or shop, there are considerations for its proper use and storage.

When not used for an extended period of time, gasoline engines may experience a number of problems, so consider yourself lucky if you plan on using your welder/generator on a weekly basis. For the most part, you only need to keep up with the standard routine maintenance that you should also perform in warmer weather – refer to your owner’s manual for the maintenance schedules for your specific welder generator. If you expect to use your welder generator in temperatures below 0-degrees F, change to a lighter weight oil – 5W-30 is typically recommended to provide better viscosity and circulation throughout the engine.

But what if you don’t plan on using your engine drive welder generator much, or at all, but still want it ready at a moment’s notice for back-up power and welding capability in the event of a storm or other unforeseen event? If you fall into this camp, there are several things you should be aware of before packing your engine drive away.

Read the whole article here, and have a great winter:

Winterize your gas engine-driven welder generator

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.