Press Releases

 2021 Press Releases

  • New Tregaskiss BA1 Air-Cooled Cobot MIG Gun Increases Uptime and Throughput
    New Tregaskiss BA1 Air-Cooled Cobot MIG Gun Increases Uptime and Throughput WINDSOR, Ontario. (March 31, 2021) — Tregaskiss has incorporated its well-known and dependable performance into the new BA1 cobot air-cooled MIG gun. The gun’s simple and durable design helps operators stay focused on welding, not troubleshooting, to help increase uptime and throughput. The BA1 cobot MIG gun also uses long-lasting AccuLock™ R consumables — a combination that minimizes downtime, improves weld quality and further […]

Archived Press Releases

  • 2020 Holiday Schedule
    2020 Holiday Schedule Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season! Please refer to the following schedules below for days and times Bernard and Tregaskiss will be closed around the holidays. Bernard Holiday Schedule ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Please note that Bernard will be closed and there will not be shipping on the following dates: ~ December 24, 2020 and December 25, 2020 ~~ December 31, 2020 and January 1, 2021 ~ All business and shipping will operate […]
  • Bernard Expands Power Pin Offering for AccuLock S Consumables System
    Bernard Expands Power Pin Offering for AccuLock S Consumables System BEECHER, Ill. (November 10, 2020) — Bernard announced that its AccuLock™ S consumables system now includes Lincoln®, Tweco® #4 and Tweco #5 power pins. These are in addition to the power pins for Miller® equipment previously available. All power pins are configurable options for the company’s BTB semi-automatic air-cooled MIG guns using the online configurator. The AccuLock S consumable system addresses errors in liner trimming by locking and concentrically aligning […]
  • AccuLock R Consumables Now Available on Fixed Automatic and Robotic Water-Cooled MIG Guns
    AccuLock R Consumables Now Available on Fixed Automatic and Robotic Water-Cooled MIG Guns WINDSOR, Ontario (October 27, 2020) – Tregaskiss announced its fixed automatic MIG guns and robotic water-cooled MIG guns are now available with AccuLock™ R consumables. This consumable system has been designed to increase contact tip life and virtually eliminate cross-threading issues, leading to a reduction in both planned and unplanned downtime for changeover. AccuLock R consumables are compatible with the Tregaskiss MA1 fixed automatic air-cooled MIG gun, as […]
  • Bernard and Tregaskiss Release New MIG Welding Guns & Consumables Catalog
    Bernard and Tregaskiss Release New MIG Welding Guns & Consumables Catalog BEECHER, Ill./WINDSOR, Ontario. (August 4, 2020) — Bernard and Tregaskiss have announced the availability of a joint MIG Welding Guns & Consumables catalog. The 46-page, full-color catalog includes a consumable comparison chart to compare contact tip, nozzle and diffuser types across the brands’ available consumables offerings, along with a consumables and MIG gun series compatibility chart to guide users in their selection. The catalog offers […]
  • Bernard Expands AccuLock S Consumables Offering
    Bernard Expands AccuLock S Consumables System  BEECHER, Ill. February 19, 2020 – Bernard has expanded its AccuLock™ S consumables system to include additional diffuser and nozzle types and sizes, as well as new contact tip options. The large AccuLock S consumables offering now features a new slip-on diffuser, along with a copper 3/8-inch bore tapered nozzle. Bernard has also added two new diffusers that allow small AccuLock S consumables to be installed easily, including thread-on […]
  • AccuLock R Consumables Increase Throughput and Efficiency
    AccuLock R Series Consumables Increase Throughput and Efficiency WINDSOR, Ontario (November 14, 2019) – Tregaskiss has designed its new AccuLock™ R consumables system to virtually eliminate cross-threading issues and offers AccuLock HDP contact tips as an option within the series to extend tip life by 10 times or more in certain pulsed welding applications. The consumables can help to reduce both unplanned and planned downtime in robotic MIG welding applications. By increasing efficiency, AccuLock R […]
  • Tregaskiss Updates Robotic MIG Gun and Reamer Configurators
    Tregaskiss Updates Robotic MIG Gun and Reamer Configurators WINDSOR, Ontario (August 20, 2019) – Tregaskiss has updated the online configurators for its TOUGH GUN® CA3 robotic air-cooled MIG gun, TOUGH GUN TA3 robotic air-cooled MIG gun and the TOUGH GUN TT3 reamer robotic nozzle cleaning station with improved functionality. The new mobile-friendly configurators allow users to quickly and easily customize their robotic MIG guns and reamer for their exact application.  Designed for high-volume production environments, […]
  • Bernard and Tregaskiss to Showcase Consumable and Gun Solutions at FABTECH 2019
    Bernard and Tregaskiss to Showcase Consumable and Gun Solutions at FABTECH 2019 BEECHER, Ill./WINDSOR Ontario. (July 18, 2019) – Bernard and Tregaskiss will attend FABTECH 2019 in Chicago at McCormick Place, November 11 to 14. The companies will be in booth B23054. In addition to showcasing AccuLock™ consumables for semi-automatic and robotic welding applications, the companies will also participate in live welding demonstrations. As part of those demonstrations, the Bernard® AccuLock S consumables will be […]
  • Bernard Updates Online Configurators with Expanded Capabilities
    Bernard Updates Online Configurators with Expanded Capabilities BEECHER, Ill. April 9, 2019 – Bernard has launched new versions of its BTB semi-automatic air-cooled MIG gun and Clean Air™ fume extraction gun online configurators. These mobile-friendly configurators make it easy for users to customize an industrial-duty welding gun to match their application or preferences — improving comfort and overall welding performance. Configuring a gun to users’ exact specifications can help reduce fatigue and stress, making them […]
  • MIG Gun Consumable System Simplifies Installation, Offers Flawless Wire Feeding
    MIG Gun Consumable System Simplifies Installation, Offers Flawless Wire Feeding BEECHER, Ill. March 6, 2019 – Bernard has introduced its new AccuLock™ S consumables system. Building on proven MIG gun consumable technology, Bernard has added advanced design features. These features ensure higher productivity and optimized wire feeding, while also simplifying installation and maintenance. The system includes a contact tip, nozzle, gas diffuser, liner, and power pin and power pin cap.  “AccuLock S consumables represent a […]
  • Tregaskiss Expands Robotic MIG Welding Gun Offering
    Tregaskiss Expands Robotic MIG Welding Gun Offering WINDSOR, Ontario. September 11, 2018 — Tregaskiss has expanded its TOUGH GUN® TA3 robotic air-cooled MIG gun offering to include configurations for additional through-arm style robot models in the marketplace. These include:  FANUC® 100iD KUKA® KR6 R1820HW, KR8 R1420HW, KR8 R1620HW and KR8 R2100HW Yaskawa® Motoman® AR1440, AR1720 and AR2100 In addition to being fully customizable according to robot make and model, most TOUGH GUN TA3 robotic MIG […]
  • Bernard and Tregaskiss to Display Products, Host Live Welding at FABTECH 2018
    Bernard and Tregaskiss to Display Products, Host Live Welding at FABTECH 2018 BEECHER, Ill./WINDSOR, Ontario. July 17, 2018 – Bernard and Tregaskiss announced the companies will showcase their products at FABTECH 2018 in Atlanta from November 6 to 8 in booth C12828. Bernard semi-automatic MIG guns and consumables will be on display and also featured in live welding demonstrations with power sources from Miller Electric Mfg. LLC. Tregaskiss will showcase its robotic MIG guns, consumables […]
  • Fume Extraction MIG Gun Offering Expands, Adds Improved Features
    Fume Extraction Gun Offering Expands, Adds Improved Features BEECHER, Ill., April 3, 2018 – Bernard has announced changes to its fume extraction gun offering. Effective immediately, Bernard® FILTAIR™ fume extraction MIG guns are transitioning to the Bernard Clean Air™ brand name and will become Bernard Clean Air curved handle series fume extraction MIG guns. In addition, several upgrades have been made to the former FILTAIR fume extraction guns. “This transition offers improved functionality, performance and […]
  • Bernard and Tregaskiss Earn Stringent Quality Certification
    Bernard and Tregaskiss Earn Stringent Quality Certification BEECHER, Ill./WINDSOR, Ontario. Feb. 19, 2018 – Bernard and Tregaskiss have earned upgrades in their quality certifications. The quality management systems of both Bernard and Tregaskiss for the design, manufacture and service of semi-automatic and robotic welding guns, respectively, have been registered to Quality System Standard ISO 9001:2015, as have components and related accessories. The ISO 9001:2015 standard sets out the criteria for a company’s quality management system […]
  • New Robotic Water-Cooled MIG Guns Offer Lower Total Cost of Ownership
    New Robotic Water-Cooled MIG Guns Offer Lower Total Cost of Ownership WINDSOR, Ontario. November 27, 2017 — Tregaskiss has introduced two new robotic water-cooled MIG guns that offer superior cooling power for longer gun and consumable life, in addition to zero gas loss for a lower total cost of ownership. Tregaskiss® by DINSE™ CWD robotic water-cooled MIG guns are designed for conventional robots, while TWD robotic water-cooled MIG guns are for through-arm robots. Both guns […]
  • Regain Up to 95 Percent of Lost Productivity for Tip Changes With the New TOUGH LOCK HDP Contact Tips
    Regain Up to 95 Percent of Lost Productivity for Tip Changes With the New TOUGH LOCK HDP Contact Tips WINDSOR, Ontario. November 14, 2017 — Tregaskiss has introduced its new TOUGH LOCK® HDP contact tips, designed to significantly extend contact tip life in pulsed MIG welding applications — resulting in increased production throughput.  Precision engineered with a special alloy that provides a higher resistance to wear and arc erosion, the TOUGH LOCK HDP contact tips […]
  • Bernard Expands and Updates Clean Air Fume Extraction Gun Offering
    Bernard Expands and Updates Clean Air Fume Extraction Gun Offering BEECHER, Ill. November 16, 2017 — Bernard has introduced a new model to the Clean Air™ fume extraction gun family and has updated the entire Clean Air offering with a new look. A 300 amp MIG gun has been added to the Clean Air family, which allows users to reduce smoke at the source with an industrial-duty fume extraction gun that is comparable in size and weight […]
  • Bernard and Tregaskiss to Feature Gun Repair/Maintenance Demos at FABTECH 2017
    Bernard and Tregaskiss to Feature Gun Repair/Maintenance Demos at FABTECH 2017 BEECHER, Ill. August 14, 2017 – Bernard and Tregaskiss will showcase its welding guns and consumables at FABTECH 2017 in Chicago, November 6 to 9, along with providing a variety of demonstrations. Both companies will share booth B23034 with Miller Electric Mfg. Co. and Hobart, where they will feature live welding demonstrations of Bernard semi-automatic and Tregaskiss robotic MIG guns with Miller power sources […]
  • Tregaskiss Celebrates 50th Anniversary
    Tregaskiss Celebrates 50th Anniversary WINDSOR, Ontario. June 5, 2017 — Tregaskiss announced the company is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Founded in 1967 by William Tregaskiss, a toolmaker from England, the company introduced its first semi-automatic MIG gun in 1972 to address the demanding welding needs of the automotive industry. Since then, the company has introduced the well-known TOUGH GUN® and TOUGH LOCK® brands, and today is known as an industry leader in the manufacturing of […]
  • Bernard Adds to Handle Options for BTB Semi-Automatic MIG Guns
    Bernard Adds to Handle Options for BTB Semi-Automatic MIG Guns BEECHER, Ill., November 22, 2016 – Bernard has announced the expansion of handle options from six to seven choices for its BTB semi-automatic MIG gun line. Handle options now include the new C series straight handle, which provides all the benefits of the existing T series straight handle, plus additional ergonomic benefits such as a handle overmold and rear swivel — at no extra cost. […]
  • Tregaskiss Offers Online Configurator for Robotic Nozzle Cleaning Stations
    Tregaskiss Offers Online Configurator for Robotic Nozzle Cleaning Stations  WINDSOR, Ontario. Sept. 13, 2016 — A new online configurator from Tregaskiss makes it quick and easy to customize the company’s TOUGH GUN® TT3 reamer robotic nozzle cleaning stations to match the needs of their welding application. Users simply follow a series of steps to configure a reamer model, first selecting the V-block and cutter blade to match the outside diameter (OD) and bore of their […]
  • New Reverse Part Number Lookup Function for Online MIG Gun Configurators Saves Time
    New Reverse Part Number Lookup Function for Online MIG Gun Configurators Saves Time BEECHER, Ill./WINDSOR, Ontario. August 9, 2016 – Bernard and Tregaskiss have introduced a new reverse part number lookup function for their semi-automatic and robotic MIG gun online configurators — online tools that allow users to customize a MIG gun for their exact needs, by selecting amperage, neck style and angle, consumables and more. The new time-saving reverse part number lookup function provides […]
  • Bernard and Tregaskiss to Attend FABTECH 2016
    Bernard and Tregaskiss to Attend FABTECH 2016 BEECHER, Ill./WINDSOR, Ontario. August 2, 2016 – Bernard and Tregaskiss will attend FABTECH 2016 in Las Vegas, November 16 to 18, where they will share booth N3733  with Miller Electric Mfg. Co. There, the companies will showcase the latest products for improving welding in the fabrication and manufacturing industries. Bernard will feature its semi-automatic MIG guns and consumables, while Tregaskiss will showcase its robotic MIG guns, peripherals and […]
  • New TOUGH GUN Reamer Stand Offers Customizable Height and Quick Installation at a Lower Cost
    New TOUGH GUN Reamer Stand Offers Customizable Height and Quick Installation at a Lower Cost WINDSOR, Ontario. June 16, 2016 — Tregaskiss has announced the availability of its new TOUGH GUN® reamer stand, designed exclusively for its TOUGH GUN TT3 and TT3E reamer robotic nozzle cleaning stations. This fixed, durable stand can be ordered in custom heights ranging between 18 and 45 inches, and features a simplified design compared to previous models, allowing for lower […]
  • Bernard and Tregaskiss to Showcase Products at FABTECH 2015 in Chicago
    Bernard and Tregaskiss to Showcase Products at FABTECH 2015 in Chicago BEECHER, Ill./WINDSOR, Ontario. July 29, 2015 – Bernard and Tregaskiss have announced plans to attend FABTECH 2015 at McCormick Place in Chicago, November 9 to 12. To help companies improve productivity and quality, Bernard will showcase the latest in its semi-automatic MIG guns, fume extraction guns and consumables. Tregaskiss will feature its robotic MIG guns, peripherals and consumables. Both will share booth N14037 with […]
  • Accessories from Tregaskiss Extend Life of Popular TOUGH GUN TT3 Reamer, Complement Performance
    Accessories from Tregaskiss Extend Life of Popular TOUGH GUN TT3 Reamer, Complement Performance WINDSOR, Ontario. July 16, 2015 — As a complement to the already reliable performance of the TOUGH GUN® TT3 reamer, Tregaskiss offers several accessories that are also designed to protect this peripheral. The TOUGH GUN reamer extends the life of robotic MIG guns and consumables by clearing the front end of spatter, helping to enhance productivity and improve weld quality in automated welding operations. […]
  • New Automation Catalog Available from Tregaskiss
    New Automation Catalog Available from Tregaskiss WINDSOR, Ontario. June 9, 2015 — Tregaskiss has announced the availability of its new Automation Catalog. Featuring the most up-to-date information on the company’s robotic MIG guns, consumables and peripherals, the catalog has a fresh new look and easy-to-read format.  The 22-page, full-color Automation Catalog includes information about the new TOUGH GUN® CA3 and TOUGH GUN TA3 robotic air-cooled MIG guns, including convenient configurator spreads. These pages reflect the […]
  • Tregaskiss-Sponsored FIRST Robotics Team Attends World Competition
    Tregaskiss-Sponsored FIRST Robotics Team Attends World Competition WINDSOR, Ontario. May 4, 2015 — A Tregaskiss-sponsored robotics team from Vincent Massey Secondary School of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, attended the FIRST Robotics World Championship in St. Louis on April 22 — a first-time appearance for the students at a world-level competition. The team, which consisted of 40 students in grades 9 to 12, competed against the world’s best robotics teams, placing 44th out of 77 in their division […]
  • Tregaskiss Sponsors Winning FIRST Robotics Team Headed to World Competition
    Tregaskiss Sponsors Winning FIRST Robotics Team Headed to World Competition WINDSOR, Ontario. April 16, 2015 — Tregaskiss recently partnered with Vincent Massey Secondary School of Windsor, Ontario, Canada to sponsor their robotics team for the Windsor-Essex Great Lakes Regional FIRST Robotics tournament on April 2-3. The event featured 48 teams totaling more than 1,000 students. The Vincent Massey Robotics Team qualified for the finals, advancing the 40 students on the team (grades 9 to 12) […]