Product News: Electrical Equipment & Systems

Maxstar 161 uses Miller Stick-Stuck technology for detecting loose electrode.

Press Release Summary:

Nov 09, 2016 -

Available in three different models, Maxstar 161 S/STL/STH delivers up to 160 amps of welding power for stick and TIG applications. Weighing just 13 pounds, 161STH includes handle/shoulder straps for portability. Integrated with a digital meter for easy setup and precise control of welding amperage on both 120- or 240 volt primary power, unit allows welding operators to keep the arc lit, even on difficult-to-run electrodes such as E6010.

Miller Electric Manufacturing, an ITW company - Appleton, WI

Original Press Release

New Maxstar® 161 Welding Power Source from Miller Delivers Up to 160 Amps for Light Industrial Applications.

Press release date: Oct 31, 2016

Machine offers portability, ease of use and improved performance for stick and TIG welding.

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., has announced the launch of the new Maxstar 161 welding power source. The machine provides lightweight portability, ease of setup and use, and improved performance for a variety of light industrial applications.

With three different models available, the Maxstar 161 S/STL/STH delivers up to 160 amps of welding power for stick and TIG applications. At just 13 pounds, the compact, lightweight machine also provides the portability that is critical on the jobsite and in many shops. An upgraded handle/shoulder strap allows the operator to easily move the machine from location to location.

A new digital meter on the Maxstar 161 results in easy machine setup and more precise control when presetting or monitoring welding amperage, while a single amperage range allows welding operators to accurately set amperage on both 120- or 240-volt primary power.

The Maxstar 161 includes improvements that provide superior stick arc performance, allowing welding operators to keep the arc lit, even on difficult-to-run electrodes such as E6010. Using Miller Stick-Stuck technology, the machine detects if the electrode is stuck to the part and turns the welding output off to safely and easily remove the electrode.

Here is a more detailed look at the three available models:

The Maxstar 161 S is a stick-only welding power source designed for use in maintenance repair, shipboard installation and repair, farm and ranch, and hobbyist applications. This model offers DC output stick welding with an amperage range of 20 to 90 amps on 120-volt primary power and a range of 20 to 160 amps on 240-volt primary power.

The Maxstar 161 STL offers Lift-Arc™ TIG and stick welding processes for light industrial applications and a variety of industries, including process pipe, dairy, food and beverage, restaurant and kitchen repair, and maintenance repair. This model offers DC TIG up to 130 amps and DC stick up to 90 amps on 120-volt input power, and DC TIG and DC stick up to 160 amps at 240-volt input power.

The Maxstar 161 STH power source offers TIG, pulsed TIG and stick welding for light industrial applications, providing DC TIG up to 130 amps and DC stick up to 90 amps at 120-volt input power and DC TIG and DC stick up to 160 amps on 240-volt input power. The pulsed TIG process on this model offers a range of 0 to 150 Hz, for improved arc stability and heat control that help increase travel speeds and reduce distortion.

All three models also feature Auto-Line™ technology for both 120- and 240-volt input power, a power management technology that frees operators from primary power limitations and allows uninterrupted production, eliminating concerns about dirty power.

For more information on the new Maxstar 161 welding power source, visit MillerWelds.com.

About Miller Miller Electric Mfg. Co., headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, is a leading worldwide manufacturer of Miller brand arc welding products and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW).For more information, visit MillerWelds.com, call 1-800-4-A-Miller (800-426-4553), email info@millerwelds.com, fax 877-327-8132, or write to Miller Electric Mfg. Co., P.O. Box 100, Lithonia, GA 30058.

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