SCOTPLANT regular Miller UK will be back in the company’s usual spot after revealing plans to showcase the GT quick coupler range, as well as an array of buckets from heavy duty, tilt ditch cleaning through to an extreme rock bucket.

Over the last 12 months, the manufacturer has significantly invested in its facilities, which has seen the installation of a new state-of-the-art robot capable of welding attachments for machines over 100t, as well as upgrading other robots in its suite.

Miller believes it is the very first of its type across the globe to have such advanced robotic welding machinery capable of producing buckets with a width of up to 3.2m with the ability to hold up to 4.5t of material which the larger robots offer.

Barry Robison, commercial director at Miller, said, “Manufacturing technology has always been a priority and it is very important that Miller continues to invest in the next generation of welding equipment and robotic automation which can transform the quality to consistent market leading levels. This will be recognised by our customers in terms of product durability and performance in the field.

“With minimal production downtime required, and the ability to operate for extended periods of time, this has significantly increased our manufacturing capabilities – particularly to produce much larger buckets for extreme applications – to meet our demand and significantly reduce our lead times for customers. As such, this allows Miller to have a real competitive advantage in our marketplace.”

Gregg Hudson, global manufacturing leader, added, “The new robot really does step our production capabilities up to the next level. The weld finish achieved from this machine is exceptional – and like nothing else you will see on the market – as we continue to drive our quality standards, which is what we are known for.

“This is showcased with our demo units at ScotPlant where customers can inspect first hand the quality they will receive.”