Fume Extractor suits submicron welding applications.

Press Release Summary:

FILTAIR(TM) 130 Fume Extractor captures particles down to .1 micron. Weighing 46 lb and measuring less than 2 ft tall, portable unit can be carried or rolled and features variable speed 1 hp motor that filters up to 132 cfm at 68.5 dB. Manually cleanable filter uses compressed air to maximize lifespan. Device includes 8 ft collection hose or optional 17 and 34 ft hoses, all which connect to funnel or slotted nozzles or fume extraction welding gun.

Original Press Release:

Miller FILTAIR(TM) 130 Fume Extractor Provides Portable Submicron Welding Fume Extraction Solution

Miller's new FILTAIR 130 fume extractor provides contractors, maintenance and repair professionals and intermittent welding operations with industry-leading fume filtration in a compact, portable unit.

Highlights/Key Facts

o Designed specifically for welding fumes, the FILTAIR 130 captures fume particles 1/3 the size of competitive units.

o Accessible, single filter design provides a manually cleanable filter for reduced downtime and equipment costs.

o Compact and easily carried to the work site, the FILTAIR 130 weighs just 46 pounds and is less than two feet tall

The FILTAIR 130 provides sub-micron welding fume filtration in an easy to use, highly portable package.

Appleton, Wis., - Miller Electric Mfg. Co. today introduces the latest in its line of welding fume extraction devices, the FILTAIR(TM) 130. Designed specifically for welding, the FILTAIR 130 provides contractors, maintenance and repair operations and other intermittent welding applications with the highest level of fume filtration in its category in a light and portable package.

Whereas nearly 90 percent of welding fumes are between .1 and .4 microns, the FILTAIR 130 captures particles down to .1 micron, compared to competitive units that only capture particles .4 microns and larger.

For reduced operator downtime and maintenance costs, the FILTAIR 130 features a quick manually cleanable filter using compressed air for extended filter life. The FILTAIR 130 is easily carried or rolled wherever welding is required. Plus, the unit's variable speed 1hp motor filters up to 132 CFM at just 68.5 decibels, making it one of the quietest units available.

The FILTAIR 130 comes with a standard 8-ft. collection hose; also available are optional 17- and 34-ft. hoses, all of which connect to funnel or slotted nozzles or a fume extraction welding gun.

Product Manager Quote:

"The FILTAIR 130 is the ideal fume extraction solution for intermittent welding applications that require portability, durability and submicron particle removal. We understand the importance of fume extraction as well as the need to maintain productivity and efficiency, so we designed the FILTAIR 130 to be easy to operate, transport and clean."

-Al Hilbert, product manager, Miller Electric Mfg. Co.

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), e-mail 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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