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Miller Releases Wireless Interface for Engine Drives


Welding Power Units

A remote-control unit held in front of service truck
Miller has introduced Wireless Interface Control.

Miller Electric has announced the release of Wireless Interface Control as an option on Trailblazer and Big Blue welder/generators.

Wireless Interface Control is designed to provide full control of the machine in the palm of the operator’s hand, so they can work hassle-free.

“When operators have total control over their machine from where they work, they can improve productivity and reduce downtime," says Jake Zwayer, product manager, engine drives, Miller. "It also extends time between fill ups and maintenance intervals and eliminates the need to climb into the truck to make adjustments.” 

With Wireless Interface Control, operators can remotely adjust amperage and voltage, customize welding programs, turn the welder/generator on and off, select processes, and fine-tune the welding arc to tailor arc responsiveness to better handle changing joint conditions. Benefits and capabilities of the technology, according to Miller, include:

• Remote process and parameter changes: Wireless Interface Control provides full front panel access from wherever operators are working on the job site, so they don’t have to go back to the welder/generator to turn it on or off, change welding processes or adjust parameters.

• Programmable weld settings: Multiprocess joints and parameter changes between weld passes require setup time for optimal welding conditions. With Wireless Interface Control, operators can save up to four different weld programs and select any program with the push of a button—saving time and effort and adding consistency to setup between welds.

• Fuel savings: It’s time-consuming for operators to walk back to their welder/generator to turn it off when they are working far from the machine. Often, the machine ends up running all day and fuel is wasted in the process. With Wireless Interface Control, users can instantly turn their machines off when needed, saving fuel, time, and money.

• Lower maintenance costs: The longer a machine runs, the more maintenance it needs. The ability to easily turn the welder/generator off reduces unnecessary engine hours and maintenance costs.

• Job site safety: Remote access to the front panel eliminates the need to walk back to or climb into the truck to access the machine’s front panel, reducing the risk of encountering job site hazards. 

Source: Miller Electric