Welding equipment supplier Afrox has incorporated four new models from equipment manufacturer Miller’s range of welding machines for use in large industrial applications.
The range of Miller welding machines that Afrox is making available on rental agreement includes the Miller XMT 350, Miller Dimension 812, Miller XPS 450 and the Miller Big Blue 500DX Diesel.
Afrox arc equipment product manager Dewald Bodenstein says that this new rental offering is ideal for short-term projects, giving customers the opportunity to lease additional welding machinery that they may not necessarily want or need in the long term.
“This offer is aimed at the market segment where equipment needs are project based, affording our customers flexible and cost-effective alternatives to purchasing new machines,” he explains.
Bodenstein points out that other benefits of the Miller equipment rental offer include reduction of cost of ownership, availability of additional equipment requirements and a maintenance-free rental agreement.
He adds that the rental packages will be of particular benefit to the fabrication, transport, petrochemicals and mining industries and will be tailor-made and customer specific, and offered on a national basis in urban hubs.
The Miller XMT 350, with multiprocess power sources is designed for welding with the manual metal arc (MMA), direct current tungsten arc welding (DC TIG) and metal arc welding (MIG) methods.
Bodenstein outlines that the XMT 350 is known for its flexibility and simplicity and features auto-line technology that allows input voltage selection from single- to three-phase power supplies and comes standard with wind tunnel technology, adaptive hot start and line voltage compensation.
A process selector switch reduces the number of control set-up combinations and the large dual digital meters that are easy to view and presettable to ease setting welding output. He says that applications include petrochemicals, construction, shipbuilding, manufacturing, fabrication and power generation plants.
Bodenstein highlights that the rugged Miller Dimension 812 with multiprocess power sources is capable of producing welds with the MIG, flux-cored arc welding (FCAW), metal-cored arc welding, scratch start TIG, MMA and air carbon arc gouging methods. Power sources come standard with hot start and an electrode compensation circuit to ensure consistent arc control performance regardless of the electrode size.
He points out that applications include fabrication and construction, heavy manufacturing, maintenance, repair, pressure vessel fabrication, pipe welding, shipbuilding and earthmoving equipment manufacturing.
The Miller XPS 450 is a robust constant voltage package that delivers phenomenal output characteristics from a three-phase 380 V power source. It comes standard with a four-drive-roll wire feeder that presents an adjustable run-in control, he explains that this enables optimal arc starting. Additional features include trigger latch option, gas purging and burn back control, and multiple inductance selection ports. Applications include medium to heavy engineering, fabrication and manufacturing of mining and construction equipment.
The Miller Big Blue 500DX Diesel is a rugged diesel-engine-driven power source capable of producing welds with the MMA, TIG, FCAW as well as the air carbon arc gouging process. The electronic engine display simultaneously displays fuel level, engine hours, coolant temperature, oil pressure, battery volts, engine rpms, tracks oil change intervals and displays engine diagnostics for quick and easy servicing.
He explains further that Afrox has been the exclusive distributor of Miller welding equipment in South Africa for over 50 years. Miller welding machines are regarded as a good choice for welding and provide the perfect combination of strength and refinement to get the job done.
Bespoke rental agreements will give Afrox customers the choice of short or longer term rentals, delivery and collection options, maintenance packages, on-site service, and complete customer support through Afrox’s national Service Engineering Offer.
Bodenstein concludes that Afrox is the market leader in sub-Saharan Africa for gases and welding products, striving to constantly meet the needs of its customers and develop solutions that add value to customer applications.