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Tregaskiss is an industry leader in the development and manufacture of quality robotic MIG welding guns, peripherals and consumables for high volume production facilities world-wide. Vision, commitment, and a team approach are pivotal to the success that Tregaskiss has enjoyed with its TOUGH GUN™, TOUGH LOCK™, and TOUGH GARD™ MIG welding products. Built with durability, precision, and productivity in mind, TOUGH GUN Robotic MIG Products from Tregaskiss are the toughest available. Our TOUGH GUN ThruArm™, Robotic, and Automatic MIG Guns and our TOUGH GUN Robotic Peripherals are designed to provide you with a fully integrated welding system. TOUGH GUN Robotic MIG Gun performance is enhanced by our TOUGH LOCK™ Consumable System. Reap the benefits of fewer consumable replacements, reduced downtime and rework with this winning combination. Tregaskiss has the ability to react quickly to your application-specific needs with engineering, technical support and service.

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New MIG Gun Liner System Reduces Downtime to Address Burnbacks and Wire-Feeding Issues

POSTED 04/02/2013

To minimize costly downtime and prevent quality problems associated with incorrect MIG gun liner length, Tregaskiss has introduced its new QUICK LOAD™ Liner AutoLength™ System. The new system can be used with guns equipped with QUICK LOAD™ Liners, specifically the Bernard™ T-Gun™ Semi-Automatic Gun and Tregaskiss™ Robotic MIG Guns. The new system helps reduce wire-feeding problems and also decreases burnbacks, along with premature contact tip failure and wear associated with misalignment between the liner and contact tip.

A spring-loaded module housed inside the power pin applies constant pressure on the liner, keeping it seated properly in the retaining head (or diffuser) at all times. The new system allows for up to 1 inch (2.54 cm) forgiveness and it also accommodates liner movement during welding.

Once the AutoLength Pin has been installed at the rear of the gun, a Tregaskiss QUICK LOAD Liner can then be installed from the front end of the MIG gun in less than half the time and effort of a conventional MIG gun liner replacement — and without the need to cut and waste wire. QUICK LOAD Liners also allow the MIG gun to remain attached to the wire feeder during changeover, eliminating the need to climb up to remove semi-automatic guns connected to a boom wire feeder. They also allow welding operators to change the liner from a safe zone in a robotic cell during routine pauses in operation.

To simplify an upgrade to the QUICK LOAD Liner AutoLength System, Tregaskiss has developed a System Upgrade Chart that provides part numbers for the system according to common wire diameters and wire feeders from popular manufacturers. Also as reference, Tregaskiss has made available a helpful brochure.