Frequently Asked Questions

Converting Your Keyed or Quick Change Robotic Water-Cooled MIG Gun to the 600 amp TOUGH GUN Robotic Water-Cooled Model


Tregaskiss has compiled a list of frequently asked questions about converting from the Keyed or Quick Change Robotic Water-Cooled MIG Gun to the 600 amp TOUGH GUN™ Robotic Water-Cooled model:

  1. I think the 600 amp product will create accessibility problems. What are my options?
  2. I have an existing Tregaskiss™ "Special" water-cooled setup. What do I do for a replacement?
  3. Can I use the same mounting arm that I have now?
  4. Can the 600 amp water-cooled product really replace my existing 650 amp TOUGH GUN MIG Gun?
  5. My current 650 amp product has a water-cooled nozzle. What about the 600 amp model?
  6. Will my TOUGH GUN Reamer work with this 600 amp product?

 

1. I think the 600 amp product will create accessibility problems. What are my options?

If you have already reviewed the 2D setup drawings we have made accessible on the Technical Conversion Information webpage and you still believe you will have challenges with your welding process, your best resource is your local Tregaskiss representative. You can also contact our Technical Services department by email or by phone at 1-877-737-3111. Assistance is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

 

2. I have an existing Tregaskiss "Special" water-cooled setup. What do I do for a replacement? 

If you are willing to try a standard robotic setup, please review the 2D drawings on the Technical Conversion Information webpage. If you still prefer a "Special" TOUGH GUN product for your application, please contact your local Tregaskiss representative.

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3. Can I use the same mounting arm that I have now? 

No. It is not possible to use the same mounting arm, however, we have come up with a series of replacement arms designed for a new setup that should match your existing system. Please refer to the 2D drawings on the Technical Conversion Information webpage for more inforamtion. If you are unable to find a suitable replacement, please contact your local Tregaskiss representative.

 

4. Can the 600 amp water-cooled product really replace my existing 650 amp TOUGH GUN MIG Gun?

Although this product is rated at 600 amps, it is capable of withstanding high duty cycles. Tregaskiss R&D testing has proven this product can replace our existing water-cooled products without issue since it has a higher water flow rate than the 650 amp product, and ultimately achieves a high level of performance in the most demanding welding applications.

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5. My current 650 amp product has a water-cooled nozzle. What about the 600 amp model?

The 600 amp TOUGH GUN Robotic Water-Cooled MIG Gun does not have a water-cooled nozzle, but with a high flow rate (0.5 gpm) and four cooling chambers in the neck, this 600 amp product is highly efficient at drawing heat away from the consumables. This allows the MIG gun to run long welding cycles ar a high amperage.

 

6. Will my TOUGH GUN Reamer work with this product?

Yes! Since the nozle and gas diffuser are different from other TOUGH GUN Robotic Water-Cooled products, only two components are required to modify the TOUGH GUN Reamer:

  • Change the v-block to part #TR-2162
  • Change the cutter blade to RCT-13

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