TIG/Stick Welder features multi-voltage plugs.

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With MVP(TM) Plugs, Maxstar® 150 can connect to 115 and 230 V receptacles. Unit is available in Stick, Stick/TIG with Lift-Arc start, and Stick/TIG high frequency with Lift-Arc start models. Stick/TIG models include 6-pin receptacle for use with foot pedal or remote control switch. Supplied in polypropylene X-Case(TM) for protection against damage during storage or transport, Maxstar® 150 has DC Stick/TIG output of 150 A at 30% duty cycle using 230 Vac power.

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New Maxstar® 150 Includes Multi-Voltage Plugs, X-Case(TM) for Increased Portability, Durability

o MVP(TM) Plugs connect the Maxstar® 150 to 115- and 230V receptacles, no tools required
o Durable polypropylene X-Case(TM) protects the Maxstar 150 during transport and storage
o Redesigned 6-pin receptacle resists breakage

APPLETON, Wis., January 16, 2008-Miller Electric Mfg. Co. recently added MVP(TM) Plugs (multi-voltage plugs) to its Maxstar® 150 TIG/Stick welder, which enables the unit to connect to 115 and 230V receptacles. Miller also includes a highly durable polypropylene X-Case(TM) to protect the Maxstar 150 and its accessories during transport and storage. Miller offers the Maxstar 150 in three models: S (Stick-only), STL (Stick/TIG Lift-Arc start) and STH (Stick/TIG high frequency and Lift-Arc start). The STL and STH models include a newly redesigned, robust 6-pin receptacle for use with a foot pedal or remote control switch.

The Maxstar 150 comes standard with two MVP Plugs: 115 V, 15 A and 230 V 50 A. End-users simply choose the MVP plug that fits the receptacle and connect it to the power cord-no tools required. "The addition of MVP Plugs ensures that our customers can use bring the Maxstar 150 to the jobsite and not worry about the power supply," adds Luck.

The X-Case is also larger than its predecessor that eases repacking after use. The X-Case features a top carrying handle and side recessed handgrips for convenience. Constructed out of durable polypropylene, the X-Case protects the Maxstar 150 against damage during storage or transport.

Also more durable is the Maxstar 150's new 6-pin receptacle, which accommodates a remote control switch or foot pedal. "We've made the Maxstar 150's 6-pin receptacle much more robust compared to previous models," says John Luck, product manager, Miller Electric Mfg. Co. "End-users no longer have to fear ripping off the prongs and causing permanent damage to receptacle."

Weighing only 13.7 lb.s, the Maxstar 150 models have DC Stick/TIG output of 150 amps at 30 percent duty cycle using 230 VAC power. This enables nearly unlimited welding with a 1/8-in. diameter Stick electrode, which covers approximately 80 percent of all Stick applications.

For more information or to download a product spec sheet, 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. Miller Electric Mfg. Co. is a leading worldwide manufacturer of Miller brand arc welding equipment and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW).

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