Wireless remote welding
- Published: March 25, 2012
Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has launched wireless remote hand and foot controls for welding, designed to improve productivity, reduce clutter in the work area, and eliminate expensive cords and extensions that are exposed to industrial wear and tear.
Miller’s new wireless products include the first ever Wireless Remote Foot Control for TIG welding, and the Wireless Remote Hand Control for Stick, TIG, MIG and Flux Cored welding.
Miller’s wireless remote controls provide the same responsiveness, performance and effectiveness of corded models and are easy to use. A wireless remote eliminates the potential wear and failure of a remote cord and the associated downtime/cost of replacement. It improves productivity by allowing the welder to quickly reposition the remote around the work area without having to untangle cords. Safety is also improved through reduced clutter and fewer tripping hazards in the work area.
The Wireless Remote Foot Control, designed for TIG welding in manufacturing, fabrication and plant applications, allows the operator to adjust amperage at the point of use without being limited to the range of the remote cord. The Wireless Remote Hand Control, designed for Stick, TIG, MIG and Flux Cored welding, allows the operator to adjust parameters for different joint configurations, electrodes and wire types/sizes at the point of use instead of walking back to the machine. Designed for construction, fabrication, manufacturing and plant applications, it also allows the operator to increase or decrease machine parameters in increments from one to five per cent, and preset the percentage of output of the machine before welding.
“After switching to a wireless remote control we concluded that we were shaving three minutes off the cycle time. If you’re making ten trikes each day, now you are saving 30 minutes—that’s one more trike I can build each day.”
—Paulo Camasmie, owner, Big Cat Human Powered Vehicles
“The Wireless Remote Hand Control’s digital display allows me to have complete control of the molten puddle and know exactly what my settings are. It makes welding much easier for me and my helper”
—Garry Allison, pipeline welder, Local Union 798
“We’ve always kept two spares, but there were times when we’d go through both of them and damage a third within a couple of days. Overall lifespan of a pedal in my shop is four months (because of the damage done to the cord). If we went through three a year, that’s $720 in pedals per machine.”
—Rick Arnold, owner, RAFAB Specialty Fabrication