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Welding solutions for manufacturers of railcars, locomotives and passenger cars

Advanced Welding Systems. Continuum welding systems maximize operator performance. Learn More
Fume Management Solutions. Improve your manufacturing environment. Learn more.
PerformArc welding systems. Turnkey, automated solutions to boost weld quality and productivity. Learn more.
Insight Welding Intelligence. Increase your quality, productivity and competitive edge. Learn More
Hobart FabCOR Edge. More Productivity. More weld quality. Learn More

Do Great Work With a Partner You Can Count On

Building railcars is tough business. You and your team work hard to build great products that will stand the test of time. 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 take on 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: build industry-leading railcars, locomotives and passenger cars.

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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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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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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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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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Welding Robots Can Offer Benefits for Smaller Shops

Robotic welding is no longer just for large manufacturers. See how smaller shops are taking advantage of welding robots.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Latest Welding Technologies Can Save Time and Money

Consider the benefits for productivity, weld quality and cost savings that new welding processes and technologies can provide.
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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

Learn how to increase productivity of the welding operation through new technology and advanced processes.
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Benefit Your Bottom Line with Energy Incentives on New Welding Power Sources

Businesses considering an upgrade to welding equipment in an effort to increase profitability and cut operating costs can take advantage of the additional advantage these incentives provide — for an even greater impact on the bottom line.
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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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Next Generation Welding Helmets Offer Benefits for Operator Comfort and Productivity

Having the best possible helmet for the job can reduce workplace injuries and discomfort — and allows an operator to weld for longer.
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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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Improving Productivity in Submerged Arc Welding Applications

By increasing travel speeds, reducing weld passes and minimizing arc-off activities, it is possible to improve productivity in the submerged arc welding (SAW) process. Joint design, polarity, torch configuration and flux/wire selection also play a critical role in helping companies get ahead.
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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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Easy-To-Use Welding Technology Shortens Welder Training and Reduces Rework

Welding power sources are easier to use, with simplified interfaces and push-button changes. Learn more about new solutions.
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Submerged Arc Welding Tractor Delivers Productivity Benefits

Submerged arc welding delivers benefits for productivity, weld quality and operator comfort. Pairing the process with a SAW tractor can enhance those results.
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Standardizing Work Procedures 4 Ways Advanced Welding Information Management Systems Can Help

Advanced welding information management (to be referred to here as AWIM) systems allow companies to capture data that can be used to improve weld quality and increase productivity in any welding operation. In addition to helping the welding operation be as efficient as possible, these software-based tools offer another important value: the potential for significant cost savings.
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Ways to Increase Arc-On Time and Throughput in the Welding Operation

Advanced welding information management systems can help companies increase the time spent welding, but just as importantly, they can also give companies the ability to analyze and reduce downtime, and evaluate non-welding activities. Combined, this functionality can lead to greater efficiencies in the welding operation and the production of more parts in less time.
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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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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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Iowa Manufacturer Saves Training Time and Costs with New Welding

ALMACO is a manufacturer of custom-built agricultural equipment such as combines and planters for the seed research industry. The Nevada, Iowa-based company dates back to 1882, but the ability to include the latest technology in its products is what has helped ALMACO grow and thrive.
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New Robot Arm Designed for Heavy Plate Welding

Kevin Summers discusses the new 3-meter robot arm for the PerformArc® robotic welding cell, including the benefits for heavy plate welding.

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.

Gain the Best Submerged Arc Welding Performance with the Right Flux

Hobart fluxes do more than protect the weld — they are formulated to meet your exact submerged arc welding needs.  

Improve Mechanical Properties with DC and AC SubArc Welding

Use Direct Current (DC) and Alternating Current (AC) variables to tailor submerged arc welding to gain better joint penetration and reduce heat input.

Implementing Automation for the First Time

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

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.

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.

Dual Robot Tandem Welding Demo by Miller Welding Automation

Brian Doyle of Miller Welding Automation shows us why two robots working together with independent torches offers several advantages.

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.

Submerged Arc Welding Allows WF Steel and Crane to Weld Faster

WF Steel & Crane saves time with an automated submerged arc welding system using Miller® SubArc DC 1000 Digital power sources.

Control your heat input with innovative Miller SubArc solution

With the Miller SubArc Digital Series, both CV and CV+C weld modes come standard on the SubArc Digital Interface.

Jetline Seam Trackers Simplify Welding and Improve Quality

See the Jetline® Tactile Seam Tracker system in action as it consistently positions the weld head for optimal arc performance.

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® 350 Pre Engineered Cell with Auto Continuum

The PerformArc® 350S pre-engineered robotic welding cell comes complete with everything needed to gain high productivity and quality.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Filler Metal

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