The new wire feeder provides welding students with more flexibility to complete projects in the field, away from controlled shop environments. Valued at approximately $2,000, the unit donated by Miller is a voltage-sensing feeder which receives power from a combination of open circuit and arc voltage.
Welders and companies who would typically use wire feeders include small contractors and service truck operators, maintenance and repair outfits, fabricators with shop and field operations, structural steel construction workers and pipe welders.
Welding is one of eight apprenticeship technical training programs offered at Lakeland College’s Vermilion campus.
Picture: Lakeland College welding instructors Barry Gordey and Allan Oldham accept the new wire feeder, valued at approximately $2,000 from Miller district manager Kelsey Serink.