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Premium Miller welding equipment now available for rental from Afrox

As of April 2017, Afrox will be offering tailor-made welding equipment rental packages to the South African market, affording customers the option to rent a selection of premium welding machines for short- to medium-term projects. This first-of-a-kind rental equipment offer from Afrox incorporates four models from the Miller range of premium quality welding machines for large industrial applications.

Afrox has been the exclusive distributor of Miller welding equipment in south Africa for over 50 years. Miller welding machines are widely regarded as the superior 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.

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.

Dewald Bodenstein, Afrox Product Manager, Arc Equipment 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,” says Bodenstein.

He adds that the rental packages will particularly benefit the fabrication, transport, petrochemical and mining industries and will be tailor-made and customer specific, offered on a nation-wide basis in urban hubs.

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The range of Miller welding machines that Afrox is making available on rental agreement includes:

The Miller XMT 350, with multi-process power sources designed for welding with the MMA, DC TIG and MIG (FCAW, MCAW) methods. 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 large duel digital meters are easy to view and pre-settable to ease setting welding output. Applications include petrochemical, construction, shipbuilding manufacturing fabrication and power generation plants.

The rugged Miller Dimension 812 with multi-process power sources is capable of producing welds with the MIG, FCAW, MCAW, 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. Applications include fabrication and construction, heavy manufacturing, maintenance, repair, pressure vessel fabrication, pipe welding, shipbuilding and earth-moving 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 enabling 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, and engine RPMs and tracks oil change intervals and displays engine diagnostics for quick and easy servicing.

Afrox is sub-Saharan Africa’s market leader in gases and welding products, striving to constantly meet the needs of its customers and develop solutions that add value to customer applications. The company offers the most comprehensive range of gases, arc welding consumables and equipment, gas welding and cutting equipment, and welding and cutting accessories available in southern Africa.

For more information about the Miller welding equipment rental offer from Afrox, contact Dewald Bodenstein on email dewald.bodenstein@afrox.linde.com or tel 071 448 5725.

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