This view from the top of a gantry system shows one of the troop carriers that is the length of three football fields.

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Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi covers 800 acres and employs more than 1,000 welders. As welding is a critical piece of the shipbuilding puzzle, the company is always looking for new ways to streamline its welding practices while also improving quality, productivity and safety. The welding department at Ingalls envisioned a welding system that provided point-of-use controls at the weld so that the welder never had to leave their work area, was capable of spanning hundreds of feet without additional cables, and the system had to be able to standup to the rugged shipyard conditions while helping tighten-up the already tough welding standards.

Ingalls found the solution in the Dimension NT 450 WCC System from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. Built based on specifications provided by Ingalls, the system improves productivity and gives welders control over voltage and amperage at the point-of-use without having to get up and walk back to the power source—a key safety selling point to Ingalls and an immediate boost to productivity. The reduced back and forth time combined with less clutter and cables leads to a safer working environment.

The WCC system allows the welder to have the control he needs at the weld. In this case the Dimension 450 NT is 35 feet above where the operator is welding.

The WCC system is durable and reliable in the tough environment of a shipyard.

This view from the top of a gantry system shows one of the troop carriers that is the length of three football fields.

The Suitcase X-Treme 8VS WCC system allows the welding to control his settings close to the weld.

Ingalls Shipbuilding builds ships for the United States Navy and The U.S. Coast Guard.