NEW PRODUCT – Next Generation TOUGH GUN Reamer

Next Generation TOUGH GUN Reamer

March 2, 2008

Image of a TOUGH GUN TT3 Reamer

The TOUGH GUN Reamer just got TOUGHER!

The next generation TOUGH GUN® reamer will knock you out with its powerful one-two punch: Rugged durability PLUS new features that improve reliability, ease maintenance, and provide a safer and more accurate setup.

Watch our online animation to learn more about the Next Generation TOUGH GUN reamer from Tregaskiss.

    PRODUCT UPDATE – Neck Checking Fixtures

    TOUGH GUN Neck Checking Fixtures

    June 24, 2009

    Tregaskiss has implemented a series of changes to the TOUGH GUN® robotic neck checking fixtures product line. Below is the new simplified offering of robotic neck checking fixtures:

    Product TypePart NumberReplaces
    Quick-Change Robotic Air-Cooled Necks G-405CA N/A
    TOUGH GUN I.C.E.® Robotic NecksG-405CA and G-495-8G-4051
    TOUGH GUN I.C.E. Robotic Necks with Wire Brake (WB) GS-105* G-405W
    Robotic Quick Change Water-Cooled (QCWC) Necks GS-103* G-495
    Robotic Keyed Water-Cooled (KWC) Necks N/A G-458

    *Base plate not included, but the drawings are available free of charge from the Tregaskiss Technical Services department.

    For more information, please refer to the M042 technical product manual for TOUGH GUN robotic neck checking fixtures.

      NEW PRODUCT – TOUGH GUN ThruArm Series

      TOUGH GUN ThruArm Series Robotic MIG Guns

      June 19, 2008

      Image of TA3 TOUGH GUN Robotic MIG gun

      Tregaskiss is proud to introduce the TOUGH GUN® ThruArm® series featuring low-stress robotic (LSR) unicable technology.

      This new robotic MIG gun feeds through the arm of the robot and incorporates a unique unicable that offers 360 degrees of continuous rotation.

      Designed specifically to minimize downtime and improve welding performance on today’s through-arm robotic welding systems, the TOUGH GUN ThruArm series with LSR unicable technology is available as a complete package (from the feeder to the contact tip) for both clutch and solid mount robotic systems, including those by FANUC®, OTC Daihen®, ABB® and Motoman®.

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        PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT – Rear Housing Design for Robotic Euro MIG Guns

        Rear Housing Design for Robotic Euro MIG Guns

        December 8, 2008

        Image of rear housing

        Tregaskiss is pleased to offer an improved rear housing for robotic Euro MIG guns (part #677E), which provides improved protection from the welding environment, it’s easier to install and maintain, it has a larger, more robust spring, and it’s backwards compatible with existing robotic Euro MIG guns.

          DISCONTINUED PRODUCT – 450 amp Robotic Water-Cooled MIG Guns

          DISCONTINUED PRODUCT — 450 amp TOUGH GUN Robotic Water-Cooled MIG Guns

          Image of a TOUGH GUN Robotic MIG Gun

          October 1, 2008 

          As of October 1, 2008, the 450 amp TOUGH GUN® robotic water-cooled MIG gun models have been replaced with 550 amp MIG Guns equipped with TOUGH GUN I.C.E.® technology. 

          Affected Products

          • 450 amp quick-change water-cooled (QCWC) robotic MIG guns
          • 450 amp keyed water-cooled (KWC) robotic MIG guns

          Replacement parts and consumables for existing 450 amp robotic water-cooled MIG guns will continue to be sold by Tregaskiss for a period of 5 years*.

          *Availability and list prices of replacement parts for the affected products are subject to change without notice.

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            PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT – Robotic External Control Cables

            Robotic External Control Cables

            March 25, 2008

            Tregaskiss has discontinued the AS-708-22 (6′) and AS-708-23 (12′) control cables and replaced them with
            improved cord sets. The new cables are made from our existing AS-708-14-2 (straight clutch cord) and the Lumberg Micro-Connector (AS-708-22-2).

            Coupled with the AS-708-14-1 “curly” clutch cord (with LED lights), the new AS-708-2406 (6′) and AS-708-2412 (12′) control cables should experience improved longevity and performance compared to the old cords. 

            old vs. new control cables

              DISCONTINUED PRODUCT – Keyed and Quick-Change Water-Cooled MIG Guns

              DISCONTINUED PRODUCT — TOUGH GUN Keyed and Quick-Change Water-Cooled MIG Guns

              600 amp robotic water-cooled gun photo

              December 16, 2010

              As of December 31, 2010, the Tregaskiss® 600 amp robotic water-cooled MIG gun will replace the 650 amp robotic water-cooled MIG gun.

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                PRODUCT UPDATE – Robotic Water-Cooled MIG Gun Maximizes Productivity

                PRODUCT UPDATE —
                Tregaskiss Robotic Water-Cooled MIG Guns

                November 2, 2010

                600 amp robotic water-cooled gun photo

                To maximize productivity when welding thick plate and/or operating for prolonged duty cycles, Tregaskiss offers its robotic water-cooled MIG gun, which includes a new wire brake feature. The wire brake feature works in conjunction with wire touch sensing to help determine the location of weld joints and supports good weld quality and productivity. This feature can be ordered through Tregaskiss’ MIG gun Configurator and is available for wire sizes from 0.035- to 1/16-inch diameter.

                The Tregaskiss® robotic water-cooled MIG gun also includes a high-flow neck with four cooling channels and a water-cooled power cable that provides excellent cooling capacity to the front-end consumables to help extend their service life and allow for longer periods of welding. Additionally, the TOUGH GUN robotic water-cooled MIG gun features a sturdy stainless steel docking body capable of withstanding the harsh environments common to high-amperage welding applications, along with a durable conduit that swivels independently to provide rigid support for the liner, ensure smooth and consistent wire feeding, and minimize downtime for maintenance. Adding to the ease of maintenance, the new MIG gun has an accessible front housing, quick-change fittings and replaceable components, all features that support greater productivity by lessening the time needed to care for the gun.

                The Tregaskiss robotic water-cooled MIG gun uses the TOUGH LOCK® consumable platform — common across Tregaskiss robotic and automatic MIG guns and Bernard® T-Gun series (formerly Tregaskiss TOUGH GUN semi-automatic MIG guns) and TGX® series (formerly Tregaskiss TGX series) MIG guns, allowing users of multiple styles of guns to simplify and reduce their overall inventory of welding consumables.

                This robotic MIG gun provides 600 amps welding capacity at 100 percent duty cycle with CO2 shielding gas or 60 percent duty cycle when welding with mixed gases. Further, Tregaskiss R&D testing and extensive field trials have proven this MIG gun is a reliable performer in the most demanding welding applications, including thick-plate welding that is common in the heavy-equipment manufacturing industry.

                This robotic MIG gun represents the future of the TOUGH GUN robotic water-cooled product line and, as of December 31, 2010 it has completely replaced Tregaskiss’ existing TOUGH GUN quick-change water-cooled (QCWC) and keyed water-cooled (KWC) robotic MIG guns.