A selection of Miller machines.
Afrox now offers tailor-made welding equipment rental packages to the South African market for short- to medium-term projects.

This will afford Afrox 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 quality welding machines for large industrial applications.

Strength and refinement

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.

Ideal for short-term projects

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.

The range of Miller welding machines from Afrox:

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.

The 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.

The Miller XPS 450 is a 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.

The Miller Big Blue 500DX Diesel is a 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.

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