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BEECHER, Ill./WINDSOR, Ontario. (June 1, 2023) — Bernard and Tregaskiss will attend FABTECH in Chicago, Sept. 11-14, sharing booth B23027 with Miller Electric Mfg. LLC and Hobart Brothers LLC. The companies will showcase integrated welding solutions that help improve productivity, reduce costs and deliver high quality.

Bernard will display its AccuLock™ S consumables with dual-locked and conventional liners for semi-automatic welding applications. Tregaskiss will showcase its AccuLock R and AccuLock HDP consumables for robotic applications. These consumables systems are designed to increase consumable life and productivity while decreasing costs.

Also at the booth, Tregaskiss will display its TOUGH GUN® TA3 robotic air-cooled MIG guns as well as TT4E and TT4A nozzle cleaning stations, which automate spatter removal to extend robotic MIG gun and consumable life. Tregaskiss will also display its BA1 cobot air-cooled MIG welding guns, designed for Miller® Copilot™ Collaborative Welding Systems. The cobot gun offers fast, simple installation and consistently delivers high-quality welds. Bernard will feature its BTB semi-automatic air-cooled MIG guns. Operators can customize these guns with multiple handle, trigger and liner options along with fixed or rotatable neck and choice of consumables, using the online configurator. Clean Air™ fume extraction MIG guns also will be featured by Bernard.

Bernard and Tregaskiss representatives will be available to answer questions about the brands’ welding solutions and to provide information on technical and product support.

Archived Press Releases

Bernard Celebrates 75th Anniversary
September 19, 2022
Bernard Celebrates 75th Anniversary BEECHER, Ill. (September 19, 2022) — Bernard is excited to announce that the company is celebrating its 75th anniversary. This milestone marks a history rich in welding product innovation that started with humble beginnings in a storefront on the southeast side of Chicago. “Bernard was built upon a strong engineering foundation, […] read more

Bernard and Tregaskiss To Showcase MIG Welding Solutions at FABTECH 2022
August 19, 2022
Bernard and Tregaskiss To Showcase MIG Welding Solutions at FABTECH 2022  BEECHER, Ill./WINDSOR Ontario. (August 16, 2022) – Bernard and Tregaskiss will attend FABTECH in Atlanta, November 8–10, sharing booths C12511 and C12711 with Miller Electric Mfg. LLC and Hobart Brothers LLC. The companies will showcase integrated welding solutions that provide cost, quality and productivity […] read more

  • New TOUGH GUN TT4A and TT4E Reamers Power Through 
Spatter to Increase Uptime and Weld Quality
    WINDSOR, Ontario. (September 14, 2021) — Tregaskiss has introduced its new TOUGH GUN TT4A (analog) and TT4E (ethernet) reamers to maximize uptime and weld quality in robotic welding operations. These nozzle cleaning stations provide superior cleaning performance to power through spatter, improving gas flow and reducing porosity so more time can be spent welding.  Both reamers offer a powerful .95HP motor and 236 pounds of lifting force at 95 psi. Engineered from harder, stronger material, […]
  • 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 drives productivity.  Users can depend on the BA1 cobot MIG gun […]
  • 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 the liner between the contact tip and power pin — no […]
  • 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 AccuLock R consumables are compatible with the Tregaskiss MA1 fixed automatic air-cooled MIG gun, as well as the Tregaskiss MW1 and AW2 fixed automatic water-cooled […]
  • 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. Front cover of the new 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
    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. AccuLock S Consumables Family 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 and slip-on […]
  • AccuLock R 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 consumables help companies achieve annual cost reduction and […]
  • 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, the 385-amp TOUGH GUN CA3 robotic air-cooled MIG […]
  • 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 paired with Bernard semi-automatic MIG guns, power sources from Miller Electric Mfg. […]
  • 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 more productive and helping them gain high […]
  • 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 revolutionary improvement for users of industrial MIG guns,” says Linda […]
  • 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® 100iDKUKA® KR6 R1820HW, KR8 R1420HW, KR8 R1620HW and KR8 R2100HWYaskawa® Motoman® AR1440, AR1720 and AR2100 In addition to being fully customizable according to robot make and model, most TOUGH GUN TA3 robotic MIG guns can be configured with the desired solid or […]
  • 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 and peripherals and feature them in Miller pre-engineered automated welding cells. Welding […]
  • Fume Extraction MIG 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 ease of maintenance to our fume extraction guns […]
  • 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 and using the standard helps ensure that […]
  • 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 are available as part of the five-year Master Distribution Agreement between […]
  • 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 allow operations to regain as much as 95 percent of the productivity lost during typical contact tip changeovers. TOUGH […]
  • 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 to a regular welding gun. In addition, Bernard has changed […]
  • 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 and robotic welding equipment using Hobart filler metals — offering visitors […]
  • 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 robotic MIG guns, peripherals […]
  • 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.   Designed for maximum configuration flexibility and industrial-grade performance, Bernard […]
  • 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 robotic MIG gun nozzle. Users can then select from […]
  • 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 users with the complete replacement parts list — from power pin to contact […]
  • 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 consumables — all designed to improve quality, […]
  • 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 pricing.  The TOUGH GUN reamer stand features a bolt pattern that supports the use of […]
  • 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 Miller Electric Mfg. Co. and will feature select products on Miller […]
  • 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. Available accessories include: Lubricator: This dedicated motor lubricator is factory-set for optimal […]
  • 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 online configurators offered by Tregaskiss, which […]
  • 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 (there were 600 teams total), and gaining […]
  • Tregaskiss Sponsors Winning FIRST Robotics Team Headed to World Competition
    The Vincent Massey Robotics Team, sponsored in part by Tregaskiss, will compete in the FIRST Robotics World Championship in St. Louis on April 22. 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 […]