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MigSonic 145 for Light Production Welding

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Every now and then something comes thru the front door that really gets my attention. That something is the Weldking MigSonic 145. We have been a Weldking warranty center for over two years. To date not one penny of warranty work (or repairs out of warranty) have we billed on MigSonic equipment.

 

I have a discussion with a distributor in Louisiana who has sold a lot of these 145’s. As he says is will short-arc stainless steel (308L or 316L) as good as these $5000.00 Miller inverters. WHAT??? How could a cheap inverter have the same weld quality as an expensive inverter? I don’t have a clue, but this unit is a little welding Muther!

When you compare the MigSonic to the “Big-Boys” the numbers are eye opener’s to say the least. Check out this chart:

 

 WELDKING MIG SONIC 145 COMPARED TO LINCOLN AND MILLER MIG MACHINES

 

 

CATAGORY MIG SONIC 145 MILLERMATIC 140 MILLERMATIC 180 LINCOLN SP140T LINCOLN  SP180T
AMPERAGE AT RATED OUTPUT 146 AMPS 90 AMPS 135 AMPS 90 AMPS 130 AMPS
OPEN CIRCUIT VOLTAGE 44 VDC 26 VDC 31 VDC 33 OVC 33 VDC
MAX WELDING CURRENT 180 AMPS 140 180 AMPS 140 AMPS 180 AMPS
DUTY CYCE @ MAX OUTPUT 60% 20% 30% 20% 30%
IMPUT VOLTAGE 120 OR 240 VAC AUTOMATIC 120 VAC ONLY 230 VAC ONLY 120VAC ONLY 240 VAC ONLY
MIG GUN WELDING AMPERAGE 160 AMPS 100 AMPS 100 AMPS 100 AMPS 100 AMPS
SPOOL  GUN READY YES YES YES YES YES
WEIGHT 44 POUNDS 60 POUNDS 72 POUNDS 58 POUNDS 66 POUNDS
WARRANTY 3 YEARS PARTS & LABOR 3 YEARS PARTS & LABOR 3 YEARS PARTS & LABOR 3 YEARS PARTS & LABOR 3 YEARS PARTS & LABOR
SUGGESTED  PRICE $641.50 $837.00 $1014.00 $664.00 $774.00

 

The Mig Sonic 145 mig welding system is a technological breakthrough in small composite welding machines. This unit uses inverter technologies to produce a light weight, inexpensive mig system (power supply and mig wire feeder) in one portable package, The unit incorporated dual voltage input (120 or 240 volts ac), you plug it in and it senses the different voltages and makes the correct internal connection. The unit incorporates an industrial (metal-not plastic) wire feed system with a direct connect “Miller” style 160 amp mig gun.

With a synergic design the wire speed and the voltage settings are linked-you see this when you weld on very thin (24 to 26 gage) metal. Welding with stainless steel, aluminum bronze, aluminum, or silicone bronze is a new sensation. If you are welding thin (20 to 26 gauge) with TIG, you should consider the MIG Sonic 145.

This machine is an excellent choice for the welder with a Miller “Bobcat” or Lincoln “Ranger” with a 5 KW (or more) power plant you can get the output from the MIG Sonic. For construction you can use self-shielded (gasless) wires for construction in windy conditions

The MIG Sonic 145 is spool gun ready, at Weldmart we offer the AEC-200, Revolution, and Phoenix direct connect spool guns with lead lengths up to 100 feet.

So you need to buy another machine in your fabrication shop and let’s face it: Money is tight! You’re running 0.035 wire in CO2 or C-25 gas. In the real world you burning about 130 to 150 amp, with an “arc-on” time of 25 to 30% (if you are lucky!). Do you really need a 250 amp mig? Maybe, or MAYBE NOT!

 

Look at the Millermatic 212-it will put out 160 amps/ 60% duty cycle.  That should do a good job-has plenty of pull to burn 035 wire. Now this unit lists for $2052.00-that will dent cash flow.

Take a look at the MigSonic 145 as an alternate. With 145 amps/60% duty cycle, it will do the job and has the same 3 year warranty. With a price of $650.00-you can buy three for the price of one Miller 212! Even if you add a 15’ gun, you are many Peso’s ahead of the competition.

 

WeldKing MigSonic in operation. With Weldmart Ergo 25 (15′) mig gun.

Production welds made with the MigSonic machine shown in the image above.

Welded tab mount welded with the MigSonic 145!

Now it will not take a 12” spool-fix the problem, rig up a frame to set the unit on and mount a spool spindle behind the unit, drill an access hole in the back of the cabinet, feed the wire into the feed rolls-problem solved, fast and cheap!

MILLERMATIC 35S WIREFEEDER UPGRADE MIG GUN

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The Millermatic 35 was one of the first composite (wire feeder, power supply, cart, and cylinder rack in one unit. The unit was Miller’s first attempt and in my humble opinion a a damn good firat attempt. We have no idea how many of these unit were made but from the results we have uncovered-there must be thousands still in the field!

Miller made the mig gun and it was unique in the fact that it had an internal gas valve in the handle. This gas valve is very similar to one found in the Millermatic 30A spool gun. Why this idea was abandoned is a mystery.

The Miller 35 had no internal gas solenoid, so it was difficult and expensive to retrofit-until now.

Weldmart offers the only complete mig gun upgrade package. The kit is designed to installed by the end user.

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