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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.  

Designed for maximum configuration flexibility and industrial-grade performance, Bernard BTB semi-automatic MIG guns provide users with options ranging from 200 to 600 amps with numerous cable length choices between 8 to 25 feet. The new C series straight handle is available for guns rated from 200 to 500 amps.

By visiting the BTB MIG gun configurator, users can customize their gun with the C series straight handle or other handle options, choosing from three high performance consumables series — Centerfire™, TOUGH LOCK® or Quik Tip™ consumables — and multiple trigger options. 

Insight Limited™ triggers are an available option when selecting the new C series handle, and are designed specifically for use with power sources from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. that feature Insight Centerpoint™ welding information management systems. 

Users can also choose from 20 fixed and rotatable necks in various angles and lengths on any front handle style, and power cables are available in industrial-grade or steel monocoil to meet a variety of user needs. 

The BTB semi-automatic MIG guns feature a one-year warranty plus lifetime warranties on both the rear strain relief and the front handle. Additionally, BTB guns equipped with the new C series straight handle or a T series straight handle feature the double-life MIG gun system. When the front end of the gun becomes worn from routine use, this system allows users to simply flip the front end of the gun with back end for additional use.


    Tregaskiss Offers Online Configurator for Robotic Nozzle Cleaning Stations

    Tregaskiss Offers Online Configurator for Robotic Nozzle Cleaning Stations 

    Configure a TOUGH GUN TT3 or TT3E reamer online

    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 various add-ons, including a wire cutter, lubricator, air blast and/or filter/regulator. Tregaskiss also offers the option to choose accessories sold separately, such as a reamer stand, anti-spatter liquid and an anti-spatter multi-feed system.

    After choosing all desired components, the configurator provides a summary of the selections, along with a part number for the reamer. Users are given the option to request a quote for the reamer, download spec sheets or owner’s manuals, print the selection summary and part number, or contact Tregaskiss for more information. 

    To help users save time, the online configurator incorporates a new reverse part number lookup function that provides a complete replacement parts list for their reamer based on an existing part number. 

    The reamer is available for customization in both analog and Ethernet models. The analog TOUGH GUN TT3 reamer features improvements to the sprayer system, new plug and play replacement parts, and simplified internal wiring for reliable performance and ease of maintenance. The TOUGH GUN TT3E reamer offers the same high levels of durability, serviceability and repeatability and is enhanced with digital Ethernet communications for better integration into facilities’ digital controls infrastructure. 


      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 users with the complete replacement parts list — from power pin to contact tip — for previously configured MIG guns, based on the existing part number. 

      Reverse lookup information is available for the Bernard® BTB semi-automatic MIG guns and Clean Air fume extraction guns, along with Tregaskiss® TOUGH GUN® CA3 and TA3 robotic MIG guns. It is also available for the TOUGH GUN G2 series robotic MIG guns (both conventional and througharm styles) and features additional functionality for these products to simplify conversion to a TOUGH GUN CA3 or TA3 robotic MIG gun. Users of Tregaskiss robotic water-cooled MIG guns (600 amp) and TOUGH GUN TT3 reamers can also benefit from this reverse part number lookup function. 

      To utilize the part number lookup function, users can visit Tregaskiss.com/ConfigureMyGun and follow the prompts on the home screens to enter an existing part number. 


        Bernard and Tregaskiss to Attend FABTECH 2016

        Bernard and Tregaskiss to Attend FABTECH 2016

        BEECHER, Ill./WINDSOR, Ontario. August 2, 2016Bernard 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, productivity and cost-savings. Select products will be featured on Miller power sources and robotic welding equipment for static and live demonstrations. 

        Image of TOUGH GUN Reamer Stand

        New products to be featured at the show, include: 

        TOUGH GUN TT3E reamer — The new reamer from Tregaskiss has been enhanced with digital Ethernet communications to simplify integration into companies’ digital controls infrastructure, all at a lower cost. Remote monitoring capabilities allow companies to oversee and troubleshoot the I/O of reamer functioning in real time — without removing the reamer from the weld cell.

        TOUGH GUN reamer stand – Designed exclusively for Tregaskiss TOUGH GUN TT3 and TOUGH GUN TT3E reamer robotic nozzle cleaning stations, this durable new stand is customizable in heights ranging from 18 to 45 inches. A simplified design allows for lower pricing, while features such as precision- manufactured, reamer mounting hole pattern specific to the two reamer models eliminates potential issues associated with third-party stands. Quick, accurate installation is easy due to compatibility with both reamers’ quick-change base plate.


          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 pricing. 

          Image of TOUGH GUN Reamer Stand

          The TOUGH GUN reamer stand features a bolt pattern that supports the use of the convenient quick-change base plate featured on all TOUGH GUN TT3 reamer models, as well as a precision-engineered hole pattern specific for mounting the TOUGH GUN TT3 reamer or the new TOUGH GUN TT3E reamer — a nozzle cleaning station enhanced with digital Ethernet communications for better integration into facilities’ digital controls infrastructure. In addition, the reamer stand includes a standardized 8.5- x 6.5-inch hole pattern for mounting the stand to the floor so users can easily swap stands between weld cell stations. These features allow for quick, accurate installation.

          The new reamer stand includes clamps and fasteners for optimal cable management along the stand and the hardware necessary for mounting a filter/regulator unit (sold separately). 


            New Robotic Nozzle Cleaning Station Reduces Integration Costs, Helps Increase Productivity

            New Robotic Nozzle Cleaning Station Reduces Integration Costs, Helps Increase Productivity

            Image of a Tregaskiss TT3E Reamer

            WINDSOR, Ontario. April 26, 2016 — Tregaskiss has introduced its new TOUGH GUN® TT3E reamer, a robotic nozzle cleaning station enhanced by digital Ethernet communications to better integrate into companies’ digital controls infrastructure. The TOUGH GUN TT3E reamer can reduce integration costs by up to $1200 compared to analog reamer models by eliminating the need for an analog switch and reducing cabling requirements within the robotic weld cell. Plus, fewer components reduce potential failure points. The new reamer also offers remote monitoring capabilities, allowing companies to oversee and troubleshoot the I/O of each reamer function and its allowable parameters through the programmable logic controllers (PLC), all in real time and without the need to remove the unit from the weld cell. This feature, along with error diagnostic and recording capabilities minimize troubleshooting downtime and support greater productivity.  

            Featuring discrete control, the TOUGH GUN TT3E reamer offers the flexibility to monitor and adjust all motions, along with insert recovery or fault control, further increasing productivity. In automatic mode, the reamer provides control over double-stroke, start-up dwell time and top-of-stroke dwell time. In the manual mode, there is control over the sequence and duration of each function by firing individual I/O. 

            The TOUGH GUN TT3E reamer offers users the flexibility to operate the system as a switch to link robots with a single Ethernet port to an Ethernet welder or other peripherals. It also features a single wiring harness for all wire connections and improved wire labeling, minimizing the risk of wiring errors during routine maintenance and with it, unnecessary downtime. 

            This new reamer offers the same high levels of durability, serviceability and repeatability as Tregaskiss’ popular TOUGH GUN TT3 reamer. A 3/4 horsepower lubricated air motor with gear reducer offers the high torque necessary for spatter removal, while operating at lower speeds to protect the spindle and cutter blade from excessive wear. Adding to this durability, the spindle has a rotating rod accuracy of 0.001 to 0.004 inch at its extended position, providing optimized, repeatable spatter removal.

            Additionally, external setup switches allow independent operation of the sprayer, clamp and spindle during manual setup, and the cutter blade lifts into position but does not spin when activated by the spindle setup switch. Momentary manual override switches further increase safety.