MIG Welding Machine Includes Data Collection, Management System

Miller Electric has expanded its industrial MIG welding system with the Continuum 350, adding an additional power source option, new processes and programs, and information management capabilities to improve welding performance.

Miller Electric has expanded its industrial MIG welding system with the Continuum 350, adding an additional power source option, new processes and programs, and information management capabilities to improve welding performance. The system provides 350 A of power at 100-percent duty cycle. The machine is designed to offer exceptional arc starts and arc stability to help welding operators of varying skill levels make quality welds on both thick and thin materials.

The Continuum 350 features two new welding processes. Versa-Pulse is a fast, low-heat and low-spatter process that delivers faster travel speeds for semi-automatic and automated welding applications. This process is well-suited to welding thin materials (ranging to ¼"), such as sheet metal and tube applications, and offers a greater wire feed speed (WFS) range than short-circuit or regulated metal deposition (RMD) processes. The second, high-deposition MIG process offers higher deposition rates and lower heat input than standard spray transfer, resulting in faster welding, increased productivity and better quality. The process works well for welding thicker materials and on larger welds (6 to 8 mm). The machine continues to offer Accu-Pulse pulsed MIG, RMD, MIG and flux-cored (FCAW) welding processes, along with air carbon arc capabilities.

The Continuum systems are equipped with Insight Core, an Internet-based welding information management system that monitors, collects and rapidly transmits data to any Web-connected device. As an optional accessory, the Continuum Swingarc single-wire model boom is available in 8-, 12- or 16-ft. heights to accommodate work on large weldments and hard-to-reach areas. 

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