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New Features on Tregaskiss' TOUGH GUN G2 Series Robotic MIG Guns Add to Welding Performance
Tregaskiss Posted 11/23/2010Designed for accuracy, repeatability and durability, Tregaskiss' TOUGH GUN™ G2 Series Robotic MIG Guns now have two new features available to enhance their already reliable welding performance. Tregaskiss offers the MIG guns in a TOUGH GUN I.C.E.™ (Integrated Cooling Enhancer) version and offers an optional Wire Brake to assist in wire touch sensing.
The addition of the TOUGH GUN I.C.E. hybrid feature adds the benefit of water-cooling to the TOUGH GUN G2 Series Robotic MIG Guns. This technology circulates water externally to the nozzle, keeping front-end consumables running cooler and lasting longer. Customers can order the TOUGH GUN I.C.E. as a standard option or they can update an existing TOUGH GUN G2 Series Robotic MIG Gun to the TOUGH GUN I.C.E. version with a few add-on components.
Tregaskiss' new optional Wire Brake feature can be used in conjunction with wire touch sensing to help determine the location of weld joints. This feature can also be ordered as a standard option and is available for wire sizes ranging from 0.035- to 1/16-inch diameter.
Both of the new features are compatible with Tregaskiss' TOUGH GUN Reamer and TOUGH GARD™ Spatter Cleaner.
The TOUGH GUN G2 Series also features a QUICK LOAD™ Gooseneck System with resilient, thick-walled aluminum armor that resists bending in the event of a collision, and its superior alignment features maintain an accurate, repeatable TCP (tool center point) to ensure quality welding performance. To ease routine maintenance and reduce downtime, the gun's QUICK LOAD Gooseneck System incorporates a hand nut mechanism that requires no tools during neck replacement.
Tregaskiss also offers quick-change unicables for the TOUGH GUN G2 Series that can be replaced quickly by removing a single fastener. Additionally, Tregaskiss merged the clutch (or solid mount) with the connector housing to increase the gun's working envelope, while also improving joint accessibility and providing excellent performance — no matter how challenging the weld.
The TOUGH GUN G2 Series Robotic MIG Guns use 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.
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, 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.