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Tregaskiss Introduces TOUGH GARD Spatter Cleaner to Extend MIG Consumable Life
Tregaskiss Posted 03/31/2010To minimize spatter build-up and help extend the life of robotic MIG welding consumables, Tregaskiss introduces its new TOUGH GARD™ Spatter Cleaner. This compact, all-in-one spatter cleaning station runs on as little as 60 psi, is hard wired to integrate easily with existing robotic or PLC automation controls (runs on 24 VDC), and has been designed to effectively remove spatter build-up from MIG welding consumables. With all of these features, the TOUGH GARD Spatter Cleaner lessens the frequency of MIG consumable changeover, resulting in greater arc-on time plus lower overall consumable and operating costs.
The TOUGH GARD Spatter Cleaner features a factory-installed sprayer and wire cutter that minimizes the need and cost for separate peripherals, and also maximizes space within the robotic weld cell (footprint: L = 9.75 x W = 9.75 x H = 17.5 inches). The wire cutter re-dresses the welding wire to a clean and consistent length to ensure accurate arc starting, while the sprayer applies a thin layer of TOUGH GARD Anti-Spatter Liquid to protect the front-end consumables. When exposed to heat, the anti-spatter liquid creates a protective barrier that resists spatter accumulation, keeping the consumables clean and extending their life.
“We designed the TOUGH GARD Spatter Cleaner to be an all-in-one cleaning solution—one that minimizes the need and cost for purchasing a separate wire cutter and/or anti-spatter sprayer,” says Rob Ryan, product manager, automation group, Tregaskiss. “It’s a great fit for customers’ welding cells and their budgets.”
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.