Dual Wire Feeder extends work area of welders.

Press Release Summary:

Running .023-.052 in. wire up to 300 A, Millermatic® Reach Wire Feeder extends work areas of Millermatic 212 with Auto-Set(TM), 251, 252, and 350/350P MIG welders up to 40 ft and offers dual wire feeding capabilities. Users can switch between wire types or sizes without having to change spools. Connecting to welder via 10-pin Amphenol connectors, feeder holds wire spools up to 12 in. dia and retains welding output. Auto-Gun Detect(TM) recalls voltage and wire feed speed of active gun.

Original Press Release:

New Millermatic® Reach Wire Feeder Extends Welding Work Area by 40 Ft., Offers Dual-Feeding Capabilities

Rugged, lightweight wire feeder dramatically increases welding reach of Millermatic® MIG welders in fabrication, maintenance and repair applications; offers dual-feeding capabilities without switching spools of wire.

Highlights/Key Facts

o Extends welding work area of Millermatic® 212 with Auto-Set(TM), 251, 252 and 350P MIG welders by 40 ft.

o Allows welders to run a second wire without the hassle of changing spools and settings.

o Auto-Gun Detect(TM) immediately recalls voltage and wire feed speed of the active gun, ensuring setting consistency.

APPLETON, Wis., October 13, 2009- The new Millermatic® Reach wire feeder extends the work area of the Millermatic 212 with Auto-Set(TM), 251, 252 and 350/350P MIG welders up to 40 ft. and adds dual wire feeding capabilities to any application, reducing changeover time associated with changing wire spools. The feeder connects to the welder via its 10-pin Amphenol connector, holds wire spools up to 12-inches in diameter and retains the welding output of the Millermatic welder.

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. designed the Millermatic Reach to extend work distances between the welder and welding location, such as in sign, boat, trailer and maintenance applications. Miller also designed the feeder for greater flexibility in wire selection; users can now switch instantly between wire types or sizes without having to change spools, drive rolls or tension settings. Miller's Auto-Gun Detect(TM) feature also allows users to simply pick up either gun-the welder's regular gun or the gun connected to the Millermatic Reach-and weld without having to change settings. The welder immediately recalls both the voltage and wire feed speed of the active gun.

Product Manager Quotes

"The Millermatic Reach feeder is an affordable tool that allows Millermatic users to extend the work area up to 40 ft., eliminating or reducing the hassle associated with repositioning their welder."

-Chris Roehl, product manager, Miller Electric Mfg. Co.

"The Millermatic Reach feeder is an economical solution for dual wire applications that provides the same feeding performance and quality as the power source's feeder."

-Chris Roehl, product manager, Miller Electric Mfg. Co.

Added Versatility in Dual Wire Applications

The Millermatic Reach holds a 12-in. spool and runs .023- to .052-in. wire up to 300 amps (60 percent duty cycle). It handles all forms of solid and tubular wire and is capable of synergic Pulsed MIG welding when connected to a Millermatic 350P power source. Unlike voltage sensing wire feeders, the Millermatic Reach is able to communicate back to the welder. Users can remotely change the weld output when pulsing by simply adjusting the wire feed speed settings at the feeder; if the feeder is set at 200 inches per minute (IPM), the welder senses that and adjusts the power accordingly.

Available with either a six- or 25-ft. cable, the Millermatic Reach weighs 29 or 48 lbs. (depending on cable length). Its polypropylene case with built-in slide rails makes the feeder durable and gives users the ability to change wire in the vertical position. It features many of the same drive and feeding assemblies that are found in Millermatic welders, making it as reliable and productive as the welder itself.

About Miller

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., headquartered in Appleton, Wis., is a leading worldwide manufacturer of Miller brand arc welding equipment and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW).

For more information, visit Miller's Web site at www.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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