Miller's Big Blue 600 Pro for high-output welding and gouging applications
Miller Electric Mfg. Co., has released the Big Blue 600 Pro welder/generator, which replaces the popular Tier 4 Interim Big Blue 500 with an even more powerful EPA Tier 4 Final–compliant engine. Designed for the U.S. market, this new 600 amp machine tackles tough jobs that require high output for welding, gouging and auxiliary power.
Behind the power is Kubota’s new V2403 turbocharged four-cylinder industrial liquid-cooled engine. Rated at 48.9 hp, this model is ideal for heavy industrial applications including construction, structural steel, mining maintenance, pipe welding, and maintenance and repair rigs.
“Responding to a need in the marketplace, Miller is the only North American welding manufacturer to offer a Tier 4 Final welder/generator in the 50 horsepower range,” said Ben Froland, product manager for Miller Electric Mfg. Co. “The Big Blue 600 Pro provides several key upgrades from the previous model including improved arc characteristics, digital weld meters and display, and three-phase power available anytime – even while welding.”
All models include a 4-inch electronic engine display, which replaces the traditional cluster of analogue gauges. This new display allows users to precisely monitor fuel level, engine hours, coolant temperature, oil pressure, battery voltage and engine rpm – all in one convenient location. In addition, the display also tracks oil change intervals and displays engine diagnostics for quick and easy servicing.
“The backlit display is modular, allowing the user to view all of the digital gauges on a single screen or in a larger one-up configuration” said Froland. “This allows the welder to more easily monitor their equipment from a distance, and in low or no light conditions.”
Another upgrade from previous models is the ability to use auxiliary power while welding. With up to 20,000 watts of continuous three-phase power, and up to 12,000 watts of continuous single-phase power, the unit is more than capable of running common jobsite tools and equipment, such as lights, grinders and even other plug-in inverter welders.
Standard features also include a 120-volt block heater and automatic glow plugs for cold-weather starting, tailorable arc control for SMAW and GMAW processes, and wireless hand remote compatibility so operators can work safer and faster up to 300 feet from the power source.