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Benefits of Blue- What is better about Miller Electric Equipment?

Why buy a Miller Electric Welder

Miller Electric is synonymous with legendary customer service, innovative equipment and quality. In this blog post we are going to dive into all of the benefits and advantages that come with Miller Electric products. Miller Electric is a major player in the welding industry so it comes as no surprise that they are among the most forward thinking and reputable brands in welding. Before we get into what makes Miller Electric unique, we should talk about their history and how they got where they are today.

History

Miller Electric started as a one man operation back in 1929 by Niels Miller. The first machine design was a small arc welder for stick welding. The constraint at the time was the electrical supply in rural Wisconsin and building a machine that could operate on it. The very first prototype machine was built from scrap metals in his basement. 

Fast forward six years later and Miller Electrics only engineer at the time Al Mulder, was able to create the first high frequency-stabilized AC welder. This allowed for AC welding to become practical in construction and manufacturing applications. Miller then went on to create the Millermatic in 1971 which made great strides towards the multi process units that can truly do it all nowadays. 

miller old photo

That was a short summary of Miller Electric and their climb to success in welding equipment. There are many more innovations from the past that could be listed. The thing is Miller Electric has never stopped breaking new ground in the welding world so lets take a look at some of their modern-day innovations. 

Making welders lives easier

Miller Electric has exclusive technologies in their equipment that make common welding processes and tasks easier on the user. When you hear people say they love their Miller welder this is why! 

The first innovation is Auto-Line technology found in some of Miller Electric welders. Auto-Line allows a welder to create consistent arcs, even without clean consistent power. Auto-Line absorbs or smoothes out voltage spikes and dips allowing a smooth arc. This technology also allows you to use almost any type of AC power (120v-575v). 

Another useful innovation Miller Electric has brought to market is Auto-Set. This allows for quick and easy set up to get your welder set within the proper parameters based on your material and thickness. It is as simple as spinning a few knobs to set yourself up within your application. From there you can fine tune and adjust to get it where you like it. 

autoset Miller

Pro-Set¬†ÔĽŅis¬†the technology¬†that eliminates the guesswork of setting TIG parameters. For more information on how it works check out the video below.

Clearlight Lens Technology is a welding helmet optics advancement specific to Miller Electric helmets. The lens technology is engineered to compliment the colors of a welding arc to provide greater clarity and natural color. These lenses are also designed to minimize light blockage, making it brighter and easier to see out of than other lenses. Check out the latest launch of ClearLight 2.0 welding helmets here.

clearlight

Accelerating Productivity

The first notable time saving innovation Miller Electric has created is ArcReach. Walking from the weld joint to the welder every time an adjustment is needed is a huge time waste, not to mention a safety hazard on some job sites. ArcReach allows a welder to make parameter adjustments right at the weld joint. Completely eliminating the time wasted and potential safety hazards. All Miller Electric Trailblazers come standard with this feature. 

ZoneFlow increases productivity and effectiveness on the job on Miller Electric fume extractors. ZoneFlow has a fume capture zone that is three times larger than traditional fume extraction systems. This means less time adjusting the fume extractor and more time welding. 

zoneflow

The next time saving innovation Miller Electric has offers is Wireless Interface Control. This allows you to change welding processes, adjust parameters, or turn on/off your machine all from the wireless controller. This feature is available on the Trailblazer 325 and Big Blue welders and generators. Plus remote control starts on many engine drives such as the Bobcat 260's. Remote start saves time and fuel on the job. 

Education & Training

Miller Electric also has a focus on the next generation of welders by bringing them new technology and ways to practice and learn welding. 

MobileArc, Augmented Arc, and LiveArc are all Miller Electric systems that are used to teach students in an efficient way. These systems use augmented reality to make a highly realistic welding simulation. This allows a student to transition from a simulated welder to a real one much easier. 

Miller EDU training

If you are a welding student or instructor make sure to reach out to Bakers and see what we can do for you. We offer educational discounts to welding students and instructors/schools.

If you are learning to weld at home we can help make a product recommendation as well. Miller Electric welders are the easiest welders to learn on and fine tune your welding skills. 

True Blue Warranty 

Miller Electric provides best coverage and support in the industry. Typical three year coverage on welding equipment and now four years on welding helmets. Simply the strongest support system of distributors, service centers and customer service representatives to take care of your needs. The Miller True Blue Warranty is designed to protect your investment and give you peace of mind in buying blue. 

If you buy your Miller welder from Baker's Gas and you need warranty work down the road it is a simple process. Feel free to reach out and we can help locate a Miller Electric authorized service center near you. If you are local stop by any of our locations as we are an authorized service center for Miller Electric. 

Wide Array of Offerings

Miller Electric does a great job of catering to welders at all levels and price range. Miller has offerings that are fantastic for the at home welder all the way to heavy industrial end user.

To start, we should talk about the best Miller welder for an at home application. This is the Miller Multimatic 220. This welder is perfect for anyone wanting to practice or learn MIG, Stick, or AC/DC TIG. Bakers frequently runs promotions on this machine so be sure to check in with us and we can help! (Yes, it TIG welds aluminum and is the #1 selling AC/DC unit on the market today) 

The next welder we are going to talk about is best for an application like a fabrication shop. This is the Miller Multimatic 235. This welder is ideal for a shop setting or someone that needs higher output MIG. This machine has a higher duty cycles than the 220 and can be a cheaper option if you do not need to do AC TIG.

The last welder we are bringing up is best for an industrial or high output application. This is the Miller Multimatic 255. This machine is best for someone who needs high output and longer duty cycles. This machine has a lot of sought after Miller features like Auto-Line and Auto-Set that were mentioned above. 

255 multi

Verdict

Miller Electric remains a top-notch manufacture whose brand is associated with quality across the board. They are invested in the future of welding and the building the teams to make it possible. Miller Electric has exceptional support for end users and distributors. Customer support is where some major brands in the industry lack. Miller has made it one of their main focuses to provide great service to their customers. If you give their support a call you're going to be talking to a human, not some automated system. The cherry on top for Miller is that they are assembled and engineered in the USA in Appleton, Wisconsin so you can trust you are receiving a quality product. 

Evan H.

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