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MIG welding machines are renowed for their fast and efficient use. With a MIG machine you use a fed wire through the contact tip of your welding torch, the wire will meld down and join two pieces together. You can adjust the wire spool in the wire feeding mechanism in the machine, dependent on the instructions from the manufacturuer.
The MIG welding process uses a layer of gas which protetcs the weld pool from atmospheric interefences including oxygen and water vapour. The gas with be from a cylinder attacged to the MIG welding machine, as an agent for air products once you set an account up with them we can regularly supply your welding gases. Common gases used in MIG welding include Argon, Carbon Dioxide and Helium.
The settings on the machine will determine the electrical polarity, voltage and wire feed speed. These regulators will help you better control the weld your making dependent on the metal you're using. In short you feed a consumable electrode onto the wire spool, attach the gas and adjust the regulaor settings and begin to run the welder. A switch is located under your pointing finger to execute the weld.
What are the benefits of MIG welding?
-Easy to use; MIG welding is known for its ease of use, particularly for beginners into welding
-High quality; depsite the process being a quicker one, there is no compromise in the quality executed when welding. MIG welding is free from slag and flux, resulting in less chipping after welding which saves time and increases efficiency.
-Long passes; due to the control you have over the amount of electrode you are using you can use it as a bigger wire spool if you have a long joint
-Higher Penetration; the MIG welding method is popular for a higher penetration with rapid hea and deep weld, it provides a stronger weld regardless of the type of material you are welding with
If you're looking at welding between 5 to 12 mm diameter metal, the Miller Migmatic Compact range of Mig machines are extremely popular.
With no fewer than nine models in the Miller Migmatic portfolio, from the entry level 175 welding 5 mm diameter on single phase to the heavy duty Migmatic 380 welding 12mm on three phase power, customers are able to weld aluminium or stainless steel with more ease by upgrading to the 260i & 300ip models.
To assist with your decision in Choosing the right MIG welder our experts have broken down the features of our welding machine offering, to help narrow down your choice.
For many years, MIG welding machine options were limited to weighty, transformer based power sources, then came synergic pulse and inverter technology. The broad spectrum of machines now available is truly astounding-we've narrowed it down a range to inverters, synergic pulse & stepped voltage MIG welders in 110, 240 & 415 volts. This is not our complete range, but we like to keep things simple !