Thursday, 05 May 2016 14:21

Chief® Introduces MI200T: An Affordable Squeeze-Type Resistance Inverter Spot Welder


The new Chief MI200T squeeze-type resistance spot welder with lightweight transformer pliers is more powerful, efficient and maneuverable than other spot welders — and it costs less, too.

Chief has introduced the MI200T, an all-new squeeze-type resistance inverter spot welder with lightweight transformer pliers for repairing high-strength steel. 

“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 transformer pliers draw up to 40 percent less power than other standard cable pliers. Also, the amperage service required for the MI200T typically requires 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, according to a company press release. Liquid cooling to the tips is standard.

The MI200T also offers 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 andl weld parameters.

Technicians interface with the MI200T through a compact control panel featuring an LCD screen and easy-to-follow graphical controls. To change arms, pop off the cooling line, flip a lever and remove the arm. Reverse the steps to install the new arm.

To learn more, visit www.chiefautomotive.com/welding/spot-welders/MULTISPOT-MI200T/, contact your local Chief distributor or call (800) 445-9262. Chief is also active on Twitter, www.twitter.com/ChiefAutomotive  and Facebook, www.facebook.com/ChiefAutomotive. For video, visit www.chiefautomotive.com/videos