How Can You Improve Productivity in Your Construction Operation? | MillerWelds

How Can You Improve Productivity in Your Construction Operation?

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Productivity is a key component in meeting construction deadlines. Learn how XMT® 650 ArcReach® Systems keep projects on track.
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Boost construction productivity

Is your project backlog growing because timelines aren’t being met? A lack of skilled welders, welding equipment that’s difficult to move, and downtime spent walking to the power source to make changes to processes and polarity are all challenges that can keep you from improving productivity in your operation.


Learn how XMT® 650 ArcReach® Systems can help you save hours every day — and chip away at that backlog.

Change processes and polarity at the weld

You might not realize it, but your operators are probably wasting hours — and increasing your safety liability — by walking back to the power source to change processes or polarity multiple times a day.

The XMT 650 with ArcReach power source paired with an ArcReach 16 wire feeder allows welders to change processes and polarity right at the feeder — including switching between welding and gouging with the push of a button. This keeps welders at the weld joint so more work gets done with less risk of injury due to slips, trips or falls — the number one cause of injuries on the jobsite.

ArcReach capabilities eliminate the time spent swapping leads to switch between self-shielded flux-cored welding and gouging — a frequent occurrence on structural jobsites — since this change can be made with the push of a button.

Fab shop welding operations can also see time-saving benefits. Because the system provides point-of-use control without the need for a control cable, less time is spent on cable management, maintenance and repair.

Address voltage drops

Voltage drop is a common problem on jobsites, where it’s often necessary to use long weld cables to reach the work. This results in operators spending time troubleshooting and adjusting the voltage to compensate for the drop or, when that step isn’t taken, poor weld quality.

The XMT 650 ArcReach System includes Cable Length Compensation (CLC™) technology, which ensures the voltage an operator sets is the voltage they get at the weld. The technology automatically adjusts voltage based on weld cable length — even hundreds of feet away from the power source.

Ensuring the proper voltage for each weld not only saves time, but also reduces the potential for rework since operators are less likely to make do with less-than-optimal parameters.

Move equipment easily

Moving welding power sources across pan decking on a structural jobsite or even across the facility in a fabrication shop can be cumbersome. Your welding operators may fabricate their own field sleds or carts to make moving machines easier, but often these makeshift solutions aren’t ideal.

XMT 650 ArcReach Systems are available with two options that help improve portability and save time. The field sled is equipped with rollers to make it easy to pull the ArcReach 16 wire feeder across pan decking. The shop cart option with caster wheels and handle makes it easy to transport the wire feeder across the shop and under I-beams, thanks to its low profile.

These mobility solutions come preassembled and ready to use right out of the box — saving time and hassle on the jobsite and in the shop.

Reduce time spent on rework

You likely have a range of welder skill levels in your operation, and the industry shortage makes it difficult to find skilled welders. Several technologies included in XMT 650 ArcReach Systems help ensure easy machine setup, so welders use optimal parameters for every weld.

Auto-Process Select™ automatically sets the power source to the correct weld process based on the polarity applied to the weld accessory. This decreases the chance of an incorrect weld process being used — saving time in potential rework.

Also, operators can return to a previous weld process faster because the power source is restored to its previous settings once the ArcReach accessory is removed. If the operator is
switching between flux-cored welding and stick welding, for example, once they disconnect the wire feeder, the machine reverts back to stick welding settings. This lets operators change to that process without walking back to the power source.

Get next-level productivity

XMT 650 ArcReach Systems let you minimize downtime and maximize productivity, all while improving operator safety and ensuring that operators are producing high-quality welds. Learn more about the time-saving benefits of these systems here.