Spool Gun optimizes MIG aluminum welding.

Press Release Summary:

Suited for light- to medium-duty aluminum fabrication and repair work, Spoolmate(TM) 200 features handle-based wire feed speed adjustment and 20 ft power cable. Unit offers curved and extended barrel options as well as internal shielding gas line, optimizing ability to access tight joint configurations. Rated to 160 A at 60% duty cycle, Spoolmate 200 accepts .030 and .035 in. wire and plugs directly into Millermatic® 212 w/Auto-Set(TM) and Millermatic® 252.

Original Press Release:

New Spoolmate(TM) 200 Spool Gun Optimizes MIG Aluminum Welding in Light Fabrication, Repair Applications

New Spoolmate(TM) 200 offers cost-effective aluminum MIG welding solution, remote adjustable wire feed speed settings and multiple barrel options for light fabrication.

Highlights/Key Facts

o Wire feed adjustment at the handle and 20-foot power cable provide convenient remote wire feed speed adjustments for increased productivity.

o Curved, heavy-duty and extended barrel options and internal shielding gas line increase operator's ability to access tight joint configurations.

o Clear wire spool and drive assembly cover provides easy access to wire drive components and to view wire on wire spool.

o Offers direct connection to Millermatic 212 with Auto-Set and Millermatic 252 power sources for seamless transition between steel and aluminum welding.

o List price of $700.

APPLETON, Wis., Oct. 12, 2009-Miller Electric Mfg. Co. introduces its new Spoolmate(TM) 200 spool gun, designed as a cost-effective option for light- to medium-duty aluminum fabrication and repair work.

Improving productivity and increasing the user's work envelope, the Spoolmate 200 features handle-based wire feed speed adjustment and a 20-foot power cable, allowing operators to conveniently adjust their wire parameters while working at a distance from their power source.

The Spoolmate 200 also offers curved and extended barrel options, ideal for sign makers, boat fabricators and others who frequently contend with tight and difficult-to-reach joint configurations. Also improving joint access, the shielding gas hose is bundled within the power cable assembly. For higher-amperage aluminum welding, an optional heavy-duty barrel is also available.

The Spoolmate 200 plugs directly into the Millermatic® 212 w/Auto-Set(TM) and the Millermatic® 252, both of which feature spool gun direct connections so that users do not need to remove their steel MIG gun to install their aluminum spool gun. For added convenience, the Spoolmate 200 contains a built-in gas solenoid, allowing users to switch processes without changing gas cylinders.

Rated to 160 amps at a 60-percent duty cycle-the same as the Millermatic 212 w/Auto-Set-the Spoolmate 200 accepts .030-in. and .035-in. wire. List price is $700. The Spoolmate 200 provides a product with a price point and duty cycle positioned between the Spoolmate 100 (light welding applications) and the Spoolmatic 15A and 30A (industrial fabrication and repair applications).

Product Manager Quote

"We designed the Spoolmate 200 to meet the demands of professional welders who need a durable product with productivity-enhancing features while considering the needs of DIY welders who need a medium duty-cycle spool gun at an economical price point."
- Chris Roehl, 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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