Miller unveils a `do-it-all` welder

32 / Michigan Farmer August 2006
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Machinery/Technology
Miller unveils a ‘do-it-all’ welder
M
ILLER Electric Mfg. Co. is unveiling the Shopmate 300 DX
to meet a number of needs for
large-scale farmers and ranchers.
The new machine uses single-phase
230/460/575 VAC and allows the user to
switch between MIG, flux cored, Stick
and TIG welding by turning a process
selector switch and using the right accessories. A companion MIG-only model
is the Shopmate 300.
Both machines have a range of 5 to
400 amps (250 amps at 60% duty-cycle
use) and feature Miller’s arc-control
circuitry that has previously only been
found on more expensive three-phase
machines.
Miller officials says the new line addresses agriculture’s need for many
forms of welding in a budget-conscious
manner.
Both welders are equipped with a
10-pin connector for direct hookup of
15- and 30-amp spool guns, and a 14-pin
T H E S I M P L E M AT H O F
connector for Miller wire feeders and
accessories, such as remote amperage
controls for TIG welding.
The Shopmate series also features a
line voltage compensator that allows a
steady, predictable arc despite changes
in input voltage of up to 10%.
■ For more information on the
Shopmate 300 and 300 DX, call (800)
426-4553, or visit www.millerwelds.
com.
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