Butters AMT’s Managing Director Bob Burns comments: “We’re very proud of the quality and reliability of our professional MIG welding tools and we’re prepared to do what no other manufacturer has done to date: give seven years’ warranty on some of the ‘hardest working’ components in MIG welding tools.”
The professional range comprises 18 machines in total and includes the company’s flagship product, the AMT 450 S. This is a high-performance, three-phase tool with an output range of 50 to 450A, and outputs 420A at 60% duty cycle. It takes 0.8 to 2.4mm diameter wire, comes with a WF 500/4 wire-feed as standard and features Butters AMT’s ‘soft arc’ transformer technology. The unit is available in air-cooled and water-cooled versions and features a digital display.
“The AMT 450 is one of our best selling professional MIG products in the industrial sector,” comments Burns. “It’s rugged, reliable and has shipping hooks for easy transportation. Giving it a seven-year warranty is close to giving it a life-time warranty when you consider these units are often put to work in extremely harsh environments, such as off-shore oil rigs.”
Another popular product to come with seven years’ warranty during ’07 is the AMT 181, a recent addition to the AMT range. It is a single-phase machine with an output range of 30 to 180A, and outputs 165A at 20% duty cycle. Suitable wire sizes are 0.6, 0.8 and 1.0mm and it too features Butters AMT’s ‘soft arc’ transformer technology.
Also of importance is the AMT 181’s large, heavy-duty cabinet with wheels. Burns notes: “We’re great believers in safety in the workplace and the cabinet of the AMT 181 is large enough to take a full gas bottle, without risk of toppling over when wheeled from job to job. This feature, along with its electrical performance, makes the AMT 181 extremely versatile, and it’s already proving very popular in automotive workshops.”
Other products covered by the seven-year warranty include the AMT 211, 220, 241, 271, 311 and 411 single-phase tools and the AMT 260, 3200, 3205, 360, 4005 and 550 three-phase tools.
Parts covered by the seven-year warranty include the original equipment manufacturer’s (OEM’s) mains transformer, mains rectifier stack and choke. Burns: “We invest considerable resources into product development and we believe our professional MIG welding tools are the most reliable in the industry – which is why we’re prepared to be first to market with a seven-year warranty on the parts most crucial to a MIG welding tool.”
The seven-year warranty applies to the products in the company’s range of single- and three-phase professional MIG welding tools, and those wishing to take advantage of this outstanding offer must purchase during 2007. If buying through a distributor, purchasers must register their purchase with Butters AMT. In addition, the warranty is subject to the units being regularly serviced - plus other terms and conditions.
Burns concludes: “2007 marks the arrival of a new Butters AMT, with fresh thinking and fresh commitments, and the seven year warranty is just one of the many value-added propositions we have in store for the New Year.”