MADISON, Ind., May 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Chief introduces an all-new squeeze-type resistance inverter spot welder for repairing high-strength steel. The MI200T with lightweight transformer pliers is more powerful, more efficient and more maneuverable than other spot welders. And with a list price below that of many spot welders with older cable-based technology, it's more affordable, too.
"The new MI200T has all the features shops need to efficiently and properly repair vehicles made with high-strength steel and adhesives," says Mickey Swartz, director of global product management for Chief parent company Vehicle Service Group (VSG). "It's smart: Our TrueAutoMode technology reduces the chances of human error by automatically setting the weld parameters for every weld. It's strong and efficient: The MI200T can produce up to 14,500 amps of welding current while drawing less power. It's flexible: The MI200T has the industry's longest welding cable at nearly 20 feet and many optional C arms to choose from so technicians can reach even the toughest spots. And it's affordable. This top-of-the-line smart welder with trans-gun is priced even lower than many competitors' basic cable models."
The MI200T's high-performance transformer pliers draw up to 40 percent less power than many cable pliers, further enhancing its energy savings and long-term cost-effectiveness. This high-efficiency design also means that the amperage service required for the MI200T is one of the lowest in the industry, typically requiring only a 40A service. In addition, the MI200T's duty cycle is so high that the technician can operate the welder continuously without having to slow down to let the welder cool off. Liquid cooling to the tips is standard.
The MI200T offers worry-free welding through the TrueAutoMode automatic welding system. TrueAutoMode detects the metal type and thickness, as well as the presence of adhesives and insulation, and then automatically adjusts and sets the welding parameters accordingly. It provides instant feedback to the technician about the weld result, while simultaneously logging the results into memory. At the end of a job, with the use of a common SD card, the technician can print out a report that includes information on the settings, messages and actual weld parameters of every weld, enabling the shop to document that its welds were made correctly.
Technicians interface with the MI200T through a compact control panel featuring an LCD screen and easy-to-follow graphical controls. Changing arms is a fast and easy process. Pop off the cooling line, flip a lever and remove the arm. Reverse the steps to install the new arm and get back to welding.
To learn more about the MI200T squeeze-type resistance inverter spot welder, visit chiefautomotive.com/welding/spot-welders/MULTISPOT-MI200T/, contact your local Chief distributor or call (800) 445-9262. Chief is also active on Twitter, twitter.com/ChiefAutomotive and Facebook, www.facebook.com/ChiefAutomotive. For video, visit chiefautomotive.com/videos.
Chief, a Vehicle Service Group (VSG) brand, is one of the world's largest manufacturers of high-quality collision repair products and services. The Chief product line includes frame-pulling equipment, vehicle-anchoring systems, measuring systems, vehicle frame specifications and fusion equipment including welders, rivet guns and fume extractors. Chief is also a leading provider of comprehensive training on structural analysis, measuring, collision dynamics, aluminum repair, and design based repair.
VSG comprises nine global collision repair and vehicle lifting brands: Chief, Elektron, Rotary Lift®, Forward® Lift, Direct-Lift®, Hanmecson®, Revolution® Lift, Blitz® and nogra®. VSG also has exclusive North American marketing rights to the Chassis Liner and Globaljig® brands. With its North and South American headquarters in Madison, Indiana, VSG has operations worldwide, including ISO 9001-certified manufacturing facilities on three continents. VSG is part of the Engineered Systems segment of Dover Corporation, a multi-billion dollar, global producer of innovative equipment, specialty systems and value-added services.
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