Robotics Industry News
Tregaskiss Adds New Sizes to Its QUICK LOAD Liner Offering
Tregaskiss Posted 08/17/2010WINDSOR, Ontario—Tregaskiss has expanded its QUICK LOAD™ Liner offering to include three new wire sizes for .030, 1/16 – 5/64, and .078 – 3/32 inch wires. QUICK LOAD Liners consist of a two-piece system that requires less than half the time and effort for replacement compared to conventional MIG gun liners, and they also ease routine maintenance. The welding operator simply installs the retainer in the power pin on the first use. During subsequent liner replacements, the QUICK LOAD liner feeds through the front of the MIG gun, which can remain attached to the wire feeder during liner replacement. The welding operator needs only to remove the front-end consumables (nozzle, retaining head and contact tip) and slide the liner over the wire, using it as a guide. There is no need to cut the wire in the MIG gun.
The QUICK LOAD Liners for .078” - 3/32” wire require the new 415-24 QUICK LOAD Liner Retainer, while all other liner sizes use Tregaskiss’ existing 415-26 retainer.
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. On semi-automatic applications, the liners can be easily changed even when the MIG gun is mounted to feeders on booms; there is no need to climb up to the feeder. Similarly, 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 closely positioned next to the robot’s casting and can be cumbersome to move during conventional liner changeover.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.