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You work hard to build heavy equipment you’re proud of. That means overcoming many daily challenges — including how to efficiently meet throughput goals with a blend of experienced and new welders, while maintaining a safe work environment. Count on Miller to help you face every challenge. Together, we’ll use experience, imagination and best-in-class approaches to help you accomplish your objectives, so you can do what you do best: create industry-leading heavy equipment.

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Heavy Equipment Knowledge Center

4 Common Challenges to Address Before Automating the Welding Operation

For first-time users, welding automation can seem intimidating. When making the investment, it is important to plan the purchase carefully and to implement some best practices in order to achieve the best results. Starting out with simple equipment, getting the appropriate buy-in, and analyzing part volume and workflow are all critical.
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7 Questions to Ask Before Purchasing a Welding Information Management Solution

Welding information management solutions can help companies address pain points by offering effective training, increasing productivity, reducing costs, enforcing proper weld sequence and preventing missed welds — among other benefits. Before making the investment, however, it is important to ask some key questions to ensure the best results.
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Driving Improvements in Automation with Welding Information

In addition to the quality, productivity and cost-savings benefits fixed and flexible welding automation can offer companies, implementing a welding information management system in a robotic weld cell can add to efficiencies and profitability. Production and weld process data, along with weld process features each make an impact.
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Advancements in Weld Processes: Benefits and Opportunities

Equipment manufacturers have responded to changes in the industry by introducing more advanced welding processes to help drive improvements and give companies a competitive edge.
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First Time Welding Automation User Gains Productivity and Quality Benefits

Kenosha Metal Products, a metal stamping company new to welding automation, added three new jobs, increased productivity and improved weld quality by adding Miller PerformArc™ pre-engineered robotic welding cells to its facility.
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Chandler Equipment Gains Unexpected Benefits from Fume Extractors, Years After Installation

Arkansas-based Chandler Equipment continues to reduce maintenance time and costs with its FILTAIR® centralized fume extractions systems from Miller. Two and a half years have passed since investing in the systems and the company still hasn't needed to change the filters — plus they continue to experience significant fume reduction. 
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Advances in Aluminum Robotic Welding

Aluminum presents several challenges during the welding process, such as burn-through, warping or lack of fusion. Learn about robotic welding systems.
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Addressing the Welder Shortage with Technology

There are welding technologies and solutions that can help companies find and train skilled welders faster — and make it easier for welders to complete high-quality welds once they are on the job.
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Robotic Welding Can Offer Benefits for Smaller Shops

Welding automation is no longer just for large manufacturers. Increasingly, smaller shops are taking advantage of the productivity, quality and cost-saving benefits of implementing a robotic system. Gaining the most out of welding automation, however, isn't a matter of chance. Careful planning and a keen attention to detail both play a role.
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Offline Programming and Simulation in Robotic Welding Applications Speeds Up Programming Time, Reduces Robot Downtime

Software solutions such as Desktop Programming and Simulation substantially reduce the time it takes to program a part in robotic welding applications and doesn't tie up weld cells with non-productive activity.
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K-zell Metals Diversifies with Pre-Engineered Robotic Welding Cells; Achieves Faster Part Start-up, Increased Throughput, Production Efficiencies

Fabrication/contract manufacturing business is able to bid and plan work more aggressively due to increased capabilities and automation flexibility.
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Do's and Don'ts of Welding Information Management Systems: Tips for Gaining the Best Results

Welding information management systems offer real-time data help companies ensure the use of proper welding parameters, augment training and make it easier to benchmark continuous improvement efforts. To gain the optimal results when using these systems, companies should consider some important do's and don'ts for implementing them.
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Axcess® E with Insight™ Delivers What No Other Welding Power Source Can

Don't just monitor production data, use Insight to provide the information that will create the knowledge you need to improve your welding operation on many levels. When combined with the power of Ethernet connectivity, Miller's Axcess E with Insight provides a comprehensive welding information system.
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AGCO Sunflower Managers Embrace Data Driven Technology to Reduce Welding Costs while Boosting Output.

The AGCO Beloit, Kan., factory realizes significant yearly savings and improved productivity after it employs Axcess® E with Insight Centerpoint™ software in collaborative effort with Miller Electric Mfg. Co.
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Tips to Optimize the Robotic Weld Cell

Proper layout in a robotic welding cell can significantly improve success in the operation, allowing companies to gain productivity and improve quality.
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From Basic to Advanced: Wire Feeders Impact Quality and Productivity

Having the right wire feeder for the job can play an important role in reducing unnecessary downtime for addressing issues associated with poor wire feeding. Options include basic, intermediate and advanced wire feeders.
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Induction Heating Cuts Preheat Time, Provides Localized/Uniform Heat Treatment and Documents the Process for Swartfager Welding, Inc.

Induction heating proves safer, faster and more efficient than other heating methods such as a torch or an oven for Pennsylvania fabricators.
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Welding Systems Can Offer Performance and Ease-of-Use Benefits

Quality results and high productivity are important in every welding application. What many companies may not consider, however, is that the weakest part of a welding system is actually what determines its performance. If the welding gun, feeder or power source is performing poorly, for example, the resulting welds will also likely be poor. For that reason, it is important to have a welding syst...
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New Welding Processes, Technologies and Retraining Help Address Labor Shortage

In the quest to recruit and train more welding operators — and retrain the current welding workforce — to meet current and future industry demands, new technologies and equipment that are easier to learn and use will be an important part of the solution. Growing partnerships and training initiatives are also among the key steps that will help organizations address the challenges posed by the weldi...
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Turning Welding Data into Dollars

A welding information management solution can measure and track performance metrics to improve productivity and quality — making an overall positive impact on your bottom line. Accurate, real-time data collection and analysis can provide a benchmark for measuring the impact of improvements, and the right technology helps you turn that data into dollars.
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Ariens Improves Productivity 25 Percent with Miller PerformArc Welding Cells

Ariens implemented several PerformArc welding automation systems from Miller Electric Mfg. Co., resulting in major productivity gains and a noticeable reduction in downtime and service calls for the company. .
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Submerged Arc Welding Gantry System Makes Crane Fabrication 4 to 5 Times Faster

An automated gantry system with submerged arc welding saves up to 15 hours on each overhead crane build for WF Steel & Crane.
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Reduce Weld Fume Exposure by Choosing the Right Option

Protecting employees against weld fumes is critical to providing a safe working environment. Choosing the right weld fume management solutions can also have a positive impact on the bottom line through improved productivity.
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Next Generation Welding Helmets Offer Benefits for Operator Comfort and Productivity

Advanced welding helmet technologies not only ensure operator safety and help meet compliance requirements, but they also offer greater comfort. Having the best possible helmet for the job — and the most comfortable — can add up to greater productivity by reducing workplace injuries and discomfort, and allowing an operator to weld for longer.
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Iowa-Based Manufacturer Sees Safety and Productivity Benefits with Miller Fume Extraction Technology

Among the guiding philosophies at Vermeer is the belief that the company's employees are its most important resource, helping to deliver on the commitment to improve productivity and profitability for its customers with equipment that meets their needs.
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How to Drive Improvement with an Existing Welding Power Source Fleet

Utilizing external weld monitoring solutions allows companies to gain insight into quality and productivity metrics on any brand of power source, old or new, so they can drive continuous improvements in their welding operation.
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Reducing Risk When Investing in Welding Automation: Five Steps to Success

Welding automation can provide companies with competitive advantages by making them more productive and by generating higher weld quality. The technology can also improve their profitability. To gain the best success and reduce the risk in the investment, it’s important to follow some best practices when implementing a robotic welding system.
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Should Your Welding Operation Switch to Laser Keyhole Welding?

A change from resistance spot welding to laser keyhole welding can provide significant benefits in some manufacturing operations.
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Modern Power Source Technology Drives Continuous Process Improvement Through Advanced Weld Fabrication Monitoring

Accurate real-time and historical weld process information provides actionable data to help companies improve productivity, ensure quality and lower costs.
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Pulsed MIG Welding and Metal-Cored Wire Give Arizona Fabricator Contract-Winning Edge

Faced with the challenge of fabricating 5,000 poles for a solar energy installation in a 3.5-month period, Bell Steel Inc. put to work a new side beam welding system powered by the XMT® 450 MPa multiprocess welding inverter and using Metalloy® Vantage™ metal-cored wire from Hobart Brothers. This combination ensured non-stop welding (100 percent duty cycle at 450 amps), excellent travel speeds and...
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Translate Welding Benefits into Bottom-Line Dollars to Justify Equipment Acquisition Costs

Learning to speak the "financial language" of those responsible for your company's profits and losses can help you justify the purchase of new welding equipment. Measuring improvement through proven formulas for return on investment (ROI) and payback, as well as documenting potential productivity increases and efficiencies, can go a long way in making new equipment purchases a reality.
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Navigating OSHA's Hierarchy of Controls to Minimize Weld Fume

Protecting employees against weld fumes is as much a matter of creating a safe and clean work environment as it is giving companies a competitive advantage to attract and retain skilled welding operators. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration outlines steps for weld fume management in its Hierarchy of Controls to help companies improve workplace safety and compliance.
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The Real Cost of Missed or Defective Welds

The goal of any welding operation is to create quality products for customers, while also managing costs and maintaining the desired levels of productivity. Missed or defective welds can have a negative impact on a welding operation, leading to potential safety issues and a loss of revenue for addressing failures or liability claims. Detecting those problems early in the welding operation is vital...
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Miller Deltaweld Systems: New Standard in Manufacturing

Reduce your welder training time, minimize spatter and rework — and ensure great results with a new Deltaweld system.

Heat Parts Faster and More Consistently with Induction Heating

Induction heating provides great consistency in heating, faster time to temperature of the part, ease of use and safety in operation.

Automation Increases Company's Productivity and Workforce

Training first-time users of welding automation at Kenosha Metal Products helped ensure success using the Miller robotic welding cells.

Auto-Continuum Series Overview

Our advanced industrial welding solution for automation, the Auto-Continuum™ Series, delivers advanced arc performance and weld quality.

Maximizing Success for New Automation

At FABTECH 2015 in Chicago, David discusses what to consider before investing in welding automation, including how to understand improvements in productivity.

Implementing Automation for the First Time

Automation can offer productivity, quality and cost improvements to the welding operation, along with providing a competitive edge.

Quick Tip: When to Choose Welding Automation

Do you have parts that are highly repeatable, in high volumes with good fit-up? If yes, automation might be a good fit for you.

Ariens Improves Quality, Productivity with Robotic Welding

Ariens Corporation increased productivity by 25 percent by implementing PerformArc® pre-engineered robotic welding cells, while also improving quality by approximately 94 percent on the outdoor equipment they build.

K-zell Metals Makes the Case for Robotic Welding

K-zell Metals discusses the advantages of robotic welding with PerformArc pre-engineered weld cells.

Continuum Series

Designed for advanced manufacturing, the Continuum™ Series comes in 350 and 500 amp models – both at 100% duty cycle.

Insight Welding Intelligence™ Drives Continuous Improvements

Miller-exclusive Insight Welding Intelligence solutions transform data into actionable information.

K-zell Metals Discusses Offline Programming for Robotic Welding

K-Zell metals discusses the benefits of offline programming in robotic welding applications.

PerformArc Pre-Engineered Robotic Welding Systems Simplify Automation

A good robotic welding system does 3 core things: drive out variation, provide repeatability, and serve as a key resource.

New Auto-Continuum MIG Welding Systems Deliver Advanced Arc Performance

The latest additions to the Continuum™ family, the new Auto-Continuum™ 350 and 500 are designed to deliver advanced arc performance.

Dual Robot Tandem Welding Demo by Miller Welding Automation at FABTECH 2011

Brian Doyle of Miller Welding Automation shows us why two robots working together with independent torches offers several advantages. See it for yourself at FABTECH 2011.

FABTECH 2013 Solutions in Robotic Process from Miller Welding Automation

Miller Welding Automation Sales Specialist Kevin Summers demonstrates the latest robotic welding technology on display at FABTECH 2013.

Offline Desktop Modeling and Simulation for Robotic Welding by Miller Welding Automation

Andrew, an offline programming specialist with Miller Welding Automation, demonstrates offline programming of an MWA welding cell.

5 Ways to Drive Continuous Improvement with Welding Information Management Systems

Learn about five ways to drive continuous improvement in your welding operation by using welding information management systems.

Miller Welding Automation Adaptive Fill Welding Capabilities

Brian Doyle, sales manager, Miller Welding Automation shows the capabilities of the robotic systems for adaptive fill welding in a range of manufacturing settings.

Taylor Machine Works Builds Big Red Equipment with Miller

Forklifts, lift trucks, and container handlers — Taylor Machine Works builds their heavy-duty equipment with the XMT 450.

New Welding Technology Increases Manufacturing Productivity

Today’s welding technology can help companies increase productivity and quality, even when faced with a shortage of welding operators and new materials, such as high-strength steels.

Maximize Your Welding Productivity

Stay ahead of welding challenges with the right solutions from Miller, Bernard and Hobart Filler Metals.

Pulsed MIG Welding and Metal-Cored Wire Give Bell Steel Contract-Winning Edge

K-zell Metals Increases Productivity, Quality with Robotic Welding

K-zell Metals added 2 pre-engineered robotic weld cells that helped increase productivity and aggressively bid work.

Miller Robotic Weld Cell Training Simplifies Programming for Manufacturer

After purchasing and installing Miller PerformArc® robotic welding systems, Ariens Corporation of Brillion, Wisconsin encouraged employees to take advantage of the one-week training course provided to enhance their programming skills.

Ariens Gains Productivity, Lowers Maintenance & Operation Costs with Miller Welding Robotic Cells

Ariens Corporation of Brillion, Wis. needed new robotic systems to help continue the production of its high quality outdoor power equipment.

Welding Automation Investment Offers Company Fast Payback

Kenosha Metal Products saw a payback of less than one year, along with significant accuracy with Miller's welding automation.

Filler Metal

From reduced spatter to faster travel speeds, Hobart offers filler metal solutions for unmatched performance and productivity in welding automation applications.