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Blueprint for the Future

Fabricators must continually explore new technologies that will grow along with their operations to help them stay competitive, profitable, productive, and ahead of the curve so they are prepared for the demands of the future. 
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How Multiprocess Welders Address Heavy Fabrication Challenges

For operations that have a need for multiple welding processes such as TIG, MIG and Stick in various applications, multiprocess machines offer versatility and can have significant benefits for quality, productivity and efficiency in industries that include construction, shipbuilding and heavy fabrication.
The combination of new engineering with improved and reliable current technology for single source TIG, MIG and/or Stick welding and carbon arc gouging can really increase the operating profitability of jobsites and fabrication shops.

The Pride of the Pipeline

Manual welding with a PipeWorx 400 multiprocess power source that does RMD and Pulsed MIG welding. Changeover is quick because there is no need to manually switch polarity or cables and hoses between processes. Welders can also trigger through pre-set programs while at the welding joint to eliminate walking back and resetting the machine.
By changing welding processes, this oil and gas production equipment manufacturer cut more than 200 man-hours out of each product to thrive during the shale gas boom.

How Electronic Fuel Injection Technology Improves Efficiency of Engine-Driven Welding Power Sources

Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) has been used for decades and is standard in many cars, but it’s a technology that’s fairly new to the smaller engines used in gasoline-powered engine-driven welding power sources. Incorporating EFI technology results in reduced emissions and provides numerous other benefits in welding and construction applications, including increased fuel efficiency.
As contractors and welders continually look for ways to reduce welding costs and be more efficient, things as simple as engine choice can make quite a difference.

Field of Dreams

High Tech Welding has gained 25 to 30 percent in productivity in its field repairs since it began using the Multimatic 200 a year ago. The portability and multiprocess capabilities of the unit are at the heart of those benefits.
Take a look at how this Wisconsin fabricator uses the portable all-in-one Multimatic 200 multiprocess power source from Miller Electric to gain versatility and increase their welding productivity by 25 to 30 percent on field repair and fabrication jobs.

Field of Dreams

High Tech Welding has gained 25 to 30 percent in productivity in its field repairs since it began using the Multimatic 200 a year ago. The portability and multiprocess capabilities of the unit are at the heart of those benefits.
Take a look at how Wisconsin fabricator High Tech Welding uses a portable all-in-one multiprocess power source to gain versatility and increase their welding productivity by 25 to 30 percent on field repair and fabrication jobs.

 

Power Sources: Industry News

Miller Announces Sweepstakes

The grand prize in the "New Year – New Build" Sweepstakes includes a Millermatic 211 MIG welder (left) and Spectrum 375 X-TREME plasma cutter (right) with an XT30 torch and storage case.
Their "New Year – New Build" Sweepstakes will award new welding equipment and gear to 23 winners over a 90-day period.

 

Power Sources: Products

Versatile TIG and Stick Welding

The new Dynasty 210 welder from Miller Electric uses Auto-Line power management technology that allows the machine to connect to almost any type of available input power and produce a steady, high quality arc. Operators can work safer and faster in more places, up to 300 ft away from the power source with the hand control, while maintaining consistently high-quality welds. Eliminating cord tangles or failures increases time, saves money, and helps improve overall weld quality at the weld joint.
The new Dynasty 210 and Maxstar 210 welders from Miller Electric deliver up to 210 amps of output power, exceptional TIG and stick performance in easy-to-use, versatile, portable packages that allow for upgrade flexibility.

Multi-Process Welding for Small Shops and Contractors

The new Square Wave TIG 200 welding machine from Lincoln Electric offers a multi-process TIG and stick welding experience for craftsmen, small shop fabricators, makers, motorsports enthusiasts and hobbyists. Users can perform AC TIG welding on aluminum and DC TIG welding on steel, stainless and chrome-moly when precision and bead appearance are important. They can also switch to stick welding when working with thicker materials or welding outdoors.
The new Square Wave TIG 200 welding machine from Lincoln Electric offers a multi-process TIG and stick welding experience for craftsmen, small shop fabricators, motorsports enthusiasts and hobbyists.

Highly Productive Welding Operations

Booths N-11027 and N-14037: Continuum advanced industrial welding systems from Miller Electric provide exceptional arc performance that helps welding operators of all skill levels create quality welds on thick or thin materials. User-friendly controls and system flexibilities help manage challenging jobs. Welding information management collects and reports weld data to improve productivity and manage costs.
Miller Electric will showcase their latest welding, cutting and safety equipment designed to address quality, safety and productivity challenges commonly found in the manufacturing, fabrication and construction industries.