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    Got 2013 Miller catalog today and no Dynasty 280?? Wonder what happened?
    Last edited by LWSGUY; 12-03-2012, 11:16 AM. Reason: Can't spell
    The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. Thomas Jefferson

  • #2
    Seems to have been pulled from all literature, even from the technical Miller site. I'm thinking severe problems with the unit or patent issues.

    Big unknown here.

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    • #3
      They are "hardening" the control boards, and optimizing cooling. Not surprising as they are pulling 280 amps out of a unit a tad bigger than a 200DX.

      Can't wait to get my hands on one.
      Nothing welded, Nothing gained

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      • #4
        Originally posted by shovelon View Post
        They are "hardening" the control boards
        So are you saying this is some sort of thing Miller is doing or this is happening to prototype units in service?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by FusionKing View Post
          So are you saying this is some sort of thing Miller is doing or this is happening to prototype units in service?
          From what I know it is at Miller. Under full load they are not happy with internal temps. Could be an airflow issue. Nothing a few "breather holes" would not fix?

          I will field/load test one for Miller. Hint,Hint.
          Nothing welded, Nothing gained

          Miller Dynasty700DX
          3 ea. Miller Dynasty350DX
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          ThermalArc 400 GTSW
          MillerMatic350P
          MillerMatic200 with spoolgun
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          Linde UCC305 (sold 2011)
          Hypertherm 1250
          Hypertherm 800
          PlasmaCam CNC cutter
          Fadal Toolroom CNC Mill
          SiberHegner CNC Mill
          2 ea. Bridgeport
          LeBlond 15" Lathe
          Haberle 18" Cold Saw
          Doringer 14" Cold Saw
          6 foot x 12 foot Mojave granite

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          • #6
            Originally posted by shovelon View Post
            From what I know it is at Miller. Under full load they are not happy with internal temps. Could be an airflow issue. Nothing a few "breather holes" would not fix?

            I will field/load test one for Miller. Hint,Hint.
            That doesn't sounds like something that would cause them to completely yank it from the 2013 product line, unless they're having to redesign the case or cooling, or both.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ILikeFlyin View Post
              That doesn't sounds like something that would cause them to completely yank it from the 2013 product line, unless they're having to redesign the case or cooling, or both.
              Perhaps that is it. Makes sense not to put it in the catalog if they are not ready yet.
              Nothing welded, Nothing gained

              Miller Dynasty700DX
              3 ea. Miller Dynasty350DX
              Miller Dynasty200DX
              ThermalArc 400 GTSW
              MillerMatic350P
              MillerMatic200 with spoolgun
              MKCobraMig260
              Lincoln SP-170T
              Linde UCC305 (sold 2011)
              Hypertherm 1250
              Hypertherm 800
              PlasmaCam CNC cutter
              Fadal Toolroom CNC Mill
              SiberHegner CNC Mill
              2 ea. Bridgeport
              LeBlond 15" Lathe
              Haberle 18" Cold Saw
              Doringer 14" Cold Saw
              6 foot x 12 foot Mojave granite

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              • #8
                Perhaps that is it. Makes sense not to put it in the catalog if they are not ready yet.[/QUOTE]

                Just like it didn't make sense to put it in the 2012 catalog. lol
                I would have loved to have a portable 280 amp tig. I got the 350 and live it, takes 2 to load on the truck!!
                Kevin

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by go2building View Post
                  Perhaps that is it. Makes sense not to put it in the catalog if they are not ready yet.
                  Just like it didn't make sense to put it in the 2012 catalog. lol
                  I would have loved to have a portable 280 amp tig. I got the 350 and live it, takes 2 to load on the truck!!
                  Kevin[/QUOTE]
                  True that.

                  You mean you love it???
                  Nothing welded, Nothing gained

                  Miller Dynasty700DX
                  3 ea. Miller Dynasty350DX
                  Miller Dynasty200DX
                  ThermalArc 400 GTSW
                  MillerMatic350P
                  MillerMatic200 with spoolgun
                  MKCobraMig260
                  Lincoln SP-170T
                  Linde UCC305 (sold 2011)
                  Hypertherm 1250
                  Hypertherm 800
                  PlasmaCam CNC cutter
                  Fadal Toolroom CNC Mill
                  SiberHegner CNC Mill
                  2 ea. Bridgeport
                  LeBlond 15" Lathe
                  Haberle 18" Cold Saw
                  Doringer 14" Cold Saw
                  6 foot x 12 foot Mojave granite

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                  • #10
                    Dynasty 280 MIA in 2013 Miller Catalog

                    Yes love it, iPhone. Haha

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                    • #11
                      Dynasty 280 MIA in 2013 Miller Catalog

                      Perhaps, it has competition? And is not competing for the price they are going to ask for it? The economy is not getting any better just because we elected a new President!!! Wait same President!! Same economy!!!

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                      • #12
                        It's great that they will not release a unit before its perfect. That's why they have brand loyalty. A solid company with a Customer service second to none.

                        If this were a Chicom unit, the field testing would likely be performed by the general public.

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                        • #13
                          Oh well

                          Meanwhile I'll continue making dough with the 2 Dynasty's I have.
                          I was waiting on the matching cooler to be a pretty nice piece as well.
                          I agree that Miller is to be commended for not releasing untill they get it right.
                          Anybody can suck and blame it on the economy these days.

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                          Miller 30-A Spoolgun
                          Miller WC-115-A
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                          • #14
                            I was waiting to put my 200dx on ebay as soon as the 280 came out. Now I'm more inclined to keep my 200dx, and maybe just go ahead and add a new dynasty 350dx. Although it's great for the brand that Miller will not let it go until it's properly life-cycle tested; Miller would have done better just to stay quiet. Not being in the 2013 catalog probably means it will not make it out until 2015, then the price will have to be higher to cover these r&d over-runs...
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                            • #15
                              Dynasty 280 Update

                              Thanks for all the enthusiasm and questions surrounding the Dynasty 280. As a company, we want to keep our forum members aware and updated on the progress of this new product.

                              After significant evaluation, our team is completing further testing which has caused a delay in the product release. We are committed to producing a quality product with outstanding performance first and foremost and therefore can't make any time commitments surrounding the product release. We would encourage those of you looking for a product right now to look into purchasing the Dynasty 200 or 350 products. Thanks for the great conversations and continued support of fellow welders.

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