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New Robotic Water-Cooled MIG Gun from Tregaskiss Maximizes Productivity
Tregaskiss Posted 11/23/2010To maximize productivity when welding thick plate and/or operating for prolonged duty cycles, Tregaskiss™ offers its TOUGH GUN™ Robotic Water-Cooled MIG Gun, which includes a new Wire Brake feature. The Wire Brake feature works in conjunction with wire touch sensing to help determine the location of weld joints and supports good weld quality and productivity. This feature can be ordered through Tregaskiss' TOUGH GUN MIG Gun Configurator online at Tregaskiss.com and is available for wire sizes from 0.035- to 1/16-inch diameter.
The TOUGH GUN Robotic Water-Cooled MIG Gun also includes a high-flow gooseneck with four cooling channels and a water-cooled power cable that provides excellent cooling capacity to the front-end consumables to help extend their service life and allow for longer periods of welding. Additionally, the TOUGH GUN Robotic Water-Cooled MIG Gun features a sturdy stainless steel docking body capable of withstanding the harsh environments common to high-amperage welding applications, along wtih a durable conduit that swivels independently to provide rigid support for the liner, ensure smooth and consistent wire feeding, and minimize downtime for maintenance. Adding to the ease of maintenance, the new MIG gun has an accessible front housing, quick-change fittings, and replaceable components; all features that support greater productivity by lessening the time needed to care for the gun.
The TOUGH GUN Robotic Water-Cooled MIG Gun uses Tregaskiss' Common Consumable Platform based on its TOUGH LOCK™ Contact Tips and QUICK LOAD™ Liners. These products are common across Tregaskiss semi-automatic, automatic, and robotic MIG guns, allowing users of multiple styles of guns to simplify and reduce their overall inventory of welding consumables.
The robotic MIG gun provides 600 amps welding capacity at 100 percent duty cycle with CO2 shielding gas or 60 percent duty cycle when welding with mixed gases. Further, Tregaskiss R&D testing and extensive field trials have proven this MIG gun is a reliable performer in the most demanding welding applications, including thick-plate welding that is common in the heavy-equipment manufacturing industry.
This new robotic MIG gun represents the future of the TOUGH GUN robotic water-cooled product line and, as of December 31, 2010, it will completely replace Tregaskiss' existing TOUGH GUN Quick Change Water-Cooled (QCWC) and Keyed Water-Cooled (KWC) Robotic MIG Guns.
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. 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.