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ROBOTIC RESOURCES

Tregaskiss’ QUICK LOAD Liners Reduce Installation Time and Cost

Tregaskiss

Windsor, Ontario. February 15, 2009—To minimize downtime and cost for MIG gun liner installation, Tregaskiss offers QUICK LOAD™ Liners for its semi-automatic and robotic MIG guns. The QUICK LOAD Liner requires less than half the time and effort for installation when compared to conventional MIG gun liners, and allows for more regular and easier routine maintenance.

The QUICK LOAD Liner consists of a two-piece system with a retainer that installs in the power pin on the first use. The liner portion of the QUICK LOAD Liner then feeds through the front end of the gooseneck while the MIG gun remains attached to the wire feeder. There is no need to cut the wire in the MIG gun either. The welding operator simply removes the front-end consumables (nozzle, retaining head and contact tips) and slides the liner over the wire, using it as a guide.

On robotic applications, the QUICK LOAD Liner minimizes downtime by eliminating the trouble of maneuvering around tooling or transferring systems to remove the MIG gun from the wire feeder. It also allows for liner changeover from a safe-zone outside the work cell during routine pauses in production. The QUICK LOAD Liners are particularly beneficial when coupled with Tregaskiss’ TOUGH GUN ThruArm™ Series Robotic MIG Guns, as the wire feeders in through-arm systems are so closely positioned next to the robot’s casting and can be especially cumbersome to move during conventional liner changeover.

Tregaskiss offers QUICK LOAD Liners in lengths up to 25 feet for semi-automatic MIG guns and up to 15 feet long for robotic applications. The liners, which are made of high carbon steel, accommodate wire diameters ranging from .035- to 1/16-inches.

Tregaskiss’ Web site features a helpful 3D animation at http://www.tregaskiss.com/quick-load-liners-s11483 that illustrates how to install its QUICK LOAD Liners.

For more information on Tregaskiss Products, call 1-877-737-3111 or fax 1-877-737-2111 in Canada & USA, write Tregaskiss, 2570 North Talbot Road, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, N0R 1L0, email info@tregaskiss.com or visit Tregaskiss.com. Internationally, call +1-519-737-3000 or fax +1-519-737-2111.

Tregaskiss is an industry leader in the development and manufacturing of MIG welding guns and peripherals, and offers its products worldwide. Its brands include TOUGH GUN™ Manual, Robotic MIG Guns and Peripherals, TGX™ MIG Guns and TOUGH GARD™ Anti-Spatter. Tregaskiss is a wholly owned subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW), Glenview, Ill. ITW is a diversified multinational manufacturer of highly engineered components, assemblies and systems.

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