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General Welding Safety Precautions

Your safety is our priority. Read the below safety precautions to make sure you are always safe on the job.

General Welding Safety Precautions

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Protect yourself and others from injury — read, follow, and save these important safety precautions and operating instructions.

1-1. Symbol Usage

1-2. Arc Welding Hazards

1-3. California Proposition 65 Warnings

1-4. Principal Safety Sections

1-5. EMF Information

1-1. Symbol Usage

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DANGER! Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury. The possible hazards are shown in the adjoining symbols or explained in the text.

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Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. The possible hazzards are shown in the adjoining symbols or explained in the text.

NOTICE: Indicates statements not related to personal injury.

Symbol Group
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This group of symbols means Warning! Watch Out! ELECTRIC SHOCK, MOVING PARTS, and HOT PARTS hazards. Consult symbols and related instructions below for necessary actions to avoid these hazards.

1-2. Arc Welding Hazards

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The symbols shown below are used throughout this manual to call attention to and identify possible hazards. When you see the symbol, watch out, and follow the related instructions to avoid the hazard. The safety information given below is only a summary of the more complete safety information found in the Principal Safety Standards listed in Section 1-4, and in welding power source Owner’s Manual. Read and follow all Safety Standards.

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Only qualified persons should install, operate, maintain, and repair this equipment. A qualified person is defined as one who, by possession of a recognized degree, certificate, or professional standing, or who by extensive knowledge, training and experience, has successfully demonstrated ability to solve or resolve problems relating to the subject matter, the work, or the project and has received safety training to recognize and avoid the hazards involved.

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During operation, keep everybody, especially children, away.

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ELECTRIC SHOCK can kill

  • Always wear dry insulating gloves.
  • Insulate yourself from work and ground.
  • Do not touch live electrode or electrical parts.
  • Replace worn, damaged, or cracked guns or cables.
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FUMES AND GASES can be hazardous

  • Keep your head out of the fumes.
  • Ventilate area, or use breathing device. The recommended way to determine adequate ventilation is to sample for the composition and quantity of fumes and gases to which personnel are exposed.
  • Read and understand the Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) and the manufacturer’s instructions for adhesives, coatings, cleaners, consumables, coolants, degreasers, fluxes, and metals.
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WELDING can cause fire or explosion

  • Do not wear near flammable material.
  • Do not weld on containers that have held combustibles, or on closed containers such as tanks, drums or pipes unless they are properly prepared according to AWS F4.1 and AWS A6.0 (see Safety Standards).
  • Watch for fire; keep extinguisher nearby.
  • Read and understand the Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) and the manufacturer’s instructions for adhesives, coatings, cleaners, consumables, coolants, degreasers, fluxes, and metals.

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MOVING PARTS can injure

  • Keep away from moving parts.
  • Keep away from pinch points such as drive rolls.
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BUILDUP OF GAS can injure or kill

  • Shut off compressed gas supply when not in use.
  • Always ventilate confined spaces or use approved air-supplied respirator.
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ARC RAYS can burn eyes and skin

Arc rays from the welding process produce intense visible and invisible (ultraviolet and infrared) rays that can burn eyes and skin. Sparks fly off from the weld.

  • Wear an approved welding helmet fitted with a proper shade of filter lenses to protect your face and eyes from arc rays and sparks when welding or watching (see ANSI Z49.1 and Z87.1 listed in Safety Standards).
  • Wear approved safety glasses with side shields under your helmet.
  • Use protective screens or barriers to protect others from flash, glare and sparks; warn others not to watch the arc.
  • Wear body protection made from durable, flame-resistant material (leather, heavy cotton, wool). Body protection includes oil-free clothing such as leather gloves, heavy shirt, cuffless trousers, high shoes, and a cap.
hot parts

HOT PARTS can burn

  • Allow gun to cool before touching.
  • Do not touch hot metal.
  • Protect hot metal from contact by others.
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NOISE can damage hearing

Noise from some processes or equipment can damage hearing.

  • Check for noise level limits exceeding those speci fied by OSHA.
  • Use approved ear plugs or ear-muffs if noise level is high.
  • Warn others nearby about noise hazard.
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WELDING WIRE can injure

  • Keep hands and body away from gun tip when trigger is pressed.
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READ INSTRUCTIONS

  • Read and follow all labels and the Owner’s Manual carefully before installing, operating, or servicing unit. Read the safety information at the beginning of the manual and in each section.
  • Use only genuine replacement parts from the manufacturer.
  • Perform installation, maintenance, and service according to the Owner’s Manuals, industry standards, and national, state, and local codes.

1-3. California Proposition 65 Warnings

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WARNING — This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which are known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

1-4. Principal Safety Sections

Safety in Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes, American Welding Society standard ANSI Standard Z49.1. Website: http://www.aws.org.

Safe Practice For Occupational And Educational Eye And Face Protection, ANSI Standard Z87.1, from American National Standards Institute. Website: www.ansi.org.

Safe Practices for the Preparation of Containers and Piping for Welding and Cutting, American Welding Society Standard AWS F4.1 from Global Engineering Documents. Website: www.global.ihs.com.

Safe Practices for Welding and Cutting Containers that have Held Combustibles, American Welding Society Standard AWS A6.0 from Global Engineering Documents. Website: www.global.ihs.com.

National Electrical Code, NFPA Standard 70 from National Fire Protection Association. Website: www.nfpa.org and www.sparky.org.

Safe Handling of Compressed Gases in Cylinders, CGA Pamphlet P-1 from Compressed Gas Association. Website: www.cganet.com.

Safety in Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes, CSA Standard W117.2 from Canadian Standards Association. Website: www. csagroup.org.

Standard for Fire Prevention During Welding, Cutting, and Other Hot Work, NFPA Standard 51B from National Fire Protection Association. Website: www.nfpa.org.

OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry, Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 1910.177 Subpart N, Part 1910 Subpart Q, and Part 1926, Subpart J. Website: www.osha.gov.

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1-5. EMF Information

Electric current flowing through any conductor causes localized electric and magnetic fields (EMF). The current from arc welding (and allied processes including spot welding, gouging, plasma arc cutting, and induction heating operations) creates an EMF field around the welding circuit. EMF fields can interfere with some medical implants, e. g. pacemakers. Protective measures for persons wearing medical implants have to be taken. For example, restrict access for passers−by or conduct individual risk assessment for welders. All welders should use the following procedures in order to minimize exposure to EMF fields from the welding circuit:

  1. Keep cables close together by twisting or taping them, or using a cable cover.
  2. Do not place your body between welding cables. Arrange cables to one side and away from the operator.
  3. Do not coil or drape cables around your body.
  4. Keep head and trunk as far away from the equipment in the welding circuit as possible.
  5. Connect work clamp to workpiece as close to the weld as possible.
  6. Do not work next to, sit or lean on the welding power source.
  7. Do not weld whilst carrying the welding power source or wire feeder.
About Implanted Medical Devices:

Implanted Medical Device wearers should consult their doctor and the device manufacturer before performing or going near arc welding, spot welding, gouging, plasma arc cutting, or induction heating operations. If cleared by your doctor, then following the above procedures is recommended.

CONSIGNES DE SÉCURITÉ – LIRE AVANT UTILISATION

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Pour écarter les risques de blessure pour vous-même et pour autrui — lire, appliquer et ranger en lieu sûr ces consignes relatives aux précautions de sécurité et au mode opératoire

1-1. Symboles utilisés

1-2. Dangers relatifs au soudage à l’arc

1-3. Proposition californienne 65 Avertissements

1-4. Principales normes de sécurité

1-5. Informations relatives aux CEM

1-1. Symboles utilisés

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DANGER! – Indique une situation dangereuse qui si on l’évite pas peut donner la mort ou des blessures graves. Les dangers possibles sont montrés par les symboles joints ou sont expliqués dans le texte.

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Indique une situation dangereuse qui si on l’évite pas peut donner la mort ou des blessures graves. Les dangers possibles sont montrés par les symboles joints ou sont expliqués dans le texte.

AVIS – Indique des déclarations pas en relation avec des blessures personnelles.

Symbol Group
Indique des instructions spécifiques

Ce groupe de symboles veut dire Avertissement! Attention! DANGER DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE, PIECES EN MOUVEMENT, et PIECES CHAUDES. Reportez-vous aux symboles et aux directives cidessous afin de connaître les mesures à prendre pour éviter tout danger.

1-2. Dangers relatifs au soudage à l’arc

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Les symboles présentés ci-après sont utilisés tout au long du présent manuel pour attirer votre attention et identifier les risques de danger. Lorsque vous voyez un symbole, soyez vigilant et suivez les directives mentionnées afin d’éviter tout danger. Les consignes de sécurité présentées ci-après ne font que résumer les informations contenues dans les principales normes de sécurité énumérées à la section 1-4 et manuel d’utilisation du poste de soudage. Veuillez lire et respecter toutes ces normes de sécurité.

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L’installation, l’utilisation, l’entretien et les réparations ne doivent être confiés qu’à des personnes qualifiées. Une personne qualifiée est définie comme celle qui, par la possession d’un diplôme reconnu, d’un certificat ou d’un statut professionnel, ou qui, par une connaissance, une formation et une expérience approfondies, a démontré avec succès sa capacité à résoudre les problèmes liés à la tâche, le travail ou le projet et a reçu une formation en sécurité afin de reconnaître et d’éviter les risques inhérents

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Au cours de l’utilisation, tenir toute personne à l’écart et plus particulièrement les enfants.

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UN CHOC ÉLECTRIQUE peut tuer

  • Porter toujours des gants secs et isolants.
  • S’isoler de la pièce et de la terre.
  • Ne jamais toucher une électrode ou des pièces électriques sous tension.
  • Remplacer les pistolets ou câbles de soudage qui sont endommagés, usés ou craquelés.
  • Mettre la soudeuse hors tension avant de remplacer un bec contact ou des pièces de pistolet.
  • S’assurer que tous les couvercles et poignées sont fermement assujettis.
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LES VAPEURS ET LES FUMÉES peuvent être nocives

  • Aérer la zone de travail ou porter un appareil respiratoire. Pour déterminer la bonne ventilation, il est recommandé de procéder à un prélèvement pour la composition et la quantité de fumées et de gaz auxquels est exposé le personnel.
  • Lire et comprendre les fiches de données de sécurité et les ins- tructions du fabricant concernant les adhésifs, les revêtements, les nettoyants, les consommables, les produits de refroidissement, les dégraisseurs, les flux et les métaux.
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Les PIÈCES MOBILES peuvent causer des blessures

  • Ne pas s’approcher des organes mobiles.
  • Ne pas s’approcher des points de coincement tels que des rouleaux de commande.
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Ne pas souder à proximité de matériaux inflammables

  • Ne pas souder àproximité de matériaux inflammables.
  • Ne pas effectuer le soudage sur des conteneurs fermés tels que des réservoirs, tambours, ou conduites, à moins qu’ils n’aient été préparés correctement conformément à AWS F4.1 et AWS A6.0 (voir les Normes de Sécurité).
  • Prendre garde aux incendies et toujours avoir un extincteur à proximité.
  • Lire et comprendre les fiches de données de sécurité et les ins- tructions du fabricant concernant les adhésifs, les revêtements, les nettoyants, les consommables, les produits de refroidissement, les dégraisseurs, les flux et les métaux.
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L’ACCUMULATION DE VAPEURS peut causer des lésions ou la mort

  • Quand on n’utilise pas le gaz comprimé de protection, fermer le robinet de la bouteille.
  • Assurer toujours la ventilation des zones fermées ou utiliser un appareil respiratoire avec alimentation en air.
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LE RAYONNEMENT DE L’ARC peut brûler les yeux et la peau

Le rayonnement de l’arc du procédé de soudage génère des rayons visibles et invisibles intenses (ultraviolets et infrarouges) susceptibles de provoquer des brûlures dans les yeux et sur la peau. Des étincelles sont projetées pendant le soudage.

  • Porter un casque de soudage approuvé muni de verres filtrants approprié pour protéger visage et yeux pendant le soudage (voir ANSI Z49.1 et Z87.1 énuméré dans les normes de sécurité).
  • Porter des lunettes de sécurité avec écrans latéraux même sous votre casque.
  • Avoir recours à des écrans protecteurs ou à des rideaux pour protéger les autres contre les rayonnements les éblouissements et les étincelles ; prévenir toute personne sur les lieux de ne pas regarder l’arc.
  • Porter un équipement de protection pour le corps fait d’un matériau résistant et ignifuge (cuir, coton robuste, laine). La protection du corps comporte des vêtements sans huile comme par ex. des gants de cuir, une chemise solide, des pantalons sans revers, des chaussures hautes et une casquette
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LES PIÈCES CHAUDES peuvent provoquer des brûlures

  • Laisser refroidir le pistolet avant de le toucher.
  • Ne pas toucher d’objets métalliques chauds.
  • Abriter les objets métalliques contre tout contact par les personnes à proximité.
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Le BRUIT peut endommager l’ouie

Le bruit des processus et des équipements peut affecter l’ouïe

  • Vérifier si les niveaux de bruit excèdent les limites spécifiées par l’OSHA.
  • Utiliser des bouche-oreilles ou des serre-tête antibruit approuvés si le niveau de bruit est élevé.
  • Avertir les personnes à proximité au sujet du danger inhérent au bruit.
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LES FILS DE SOUDAGE peuvent provoquer des blessures

  • Éloigner les mains et le corps de la buse du pistolet après avoir appuyé sur la gâchette.
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LIRE LES INSTRUCTIONS

  • Lire et appliquer les instructions sur les étiquettes et le Mode d’emploi avant l’installation, l’utilisation ou l’entretien de l’appareil. Lire les informations de sécurité au début du manuel et dans chaque section.
  • N’utiliser que les pièces de rechange recommandées par le constructeur.
  • Effectuer l’installation, l’entretien et toute intervention selon les manuels d’utilisateurs, les normes nationales, provinciales et de l’industrie, ainsi que les codes municipaux.

1-3. Proposition californienne 65 Avertissements

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AVERTISSEMENT – Ce produit peut vous exposer à des produits chimiques tels que le plomb, reconnus par l’État de Californie comme cancérigènes et sources de malformations ou d’autres troubles de la reproduction. Pour plus d’informations, consulter www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

1-4. Principales normes de sécurité

Safety in Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes, American Welding Society standard ANSI Standard Z49.1. Website: http://www.aws.org.

Safe Practice For Occupational And Educational Eye And Face Pro- tection, ANSI Standard Z87.1, from American National Standards Institute. Website: www.ansi.org.

Safe Practices for the Preparation of Containers and Piping for Welding and Cutting, American Welding Society Standard AWS F4.1 from Global Engineering Documents. Website: www.global.ihs.com.

Safe Practices for Welding and Cutting Containers that have Held Combustibles, American Welding Society Standard AWS A6.0 from Global Engineering Documents. Website: www.global.ihs.com.

National Electrical Code, NFPA Standard 70 from National Fire Protection Association. Website: www.nfpa.org and www.sparky.org.

Safe Handling of Compressed Gases in Cylinders, CGA Pamphlet P-1 from Compressed Gas Association. Website: www.cganet.com.

Safety in Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes, CSA Standard W117.2 from Canadian Standards Association. Website: www. csagroup.org.

Standard for Fire Prevention During Welding, Cutting, and Other Hot Work, NFPA Standard 51B from National Fire Protection Association. Website: www.nfpa.org.

OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry, Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 1910.177 Sub- part N, Part 1910 Subpart Q, and Part 1926, Subpart J. Website: www.osha.gov.

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1-5. Informations relatives aux CEM

Le courant électrique qui traverse tout conducteur génère des champs électromagnétiques (CEM) à certains endroits. Le courant issu d’un soudage à l’arc (et de procédés connexes, y compris le soudage par points, le gougeage, le découpage plasma et les opérations de chauffage par induction) crée un champ électromagnétique (CEM) autour du circuit de soudage. Les champs électromagnétiques produits peuvent causer interférence à certains implants médicaux, ex. les stimulateurs cardiaques. Des mesures de protection pour les porteurs d’implants médicaux doivent être prises: par exemple, des restrictions d’accès pour les passants ou une évaluation individuelle des risques pour les soudeurs. Tous les soudeurs doivent appliquer les procédures suivantes pour minimiser l’exposition aux CEM provenant du circuit de soudage:

  1. Rassembler les câbles en les torsadant ou en les attachant avec du ruban adhésif ou avec une housse.
  2. Ne pas se tenir au milieu des câbles de soudage. Disposer les câbles d’un côté et à distance de l’opérateur.
  3. Ne pas courber et ne pas entourer les câbles autour de votre corps.
  4. Maintenir la tête et le torse aussi loin que possible du matériel du circuit de soudage.
  5. Connecter la pince sur la pièce aussi près que possible de la soudure.
  6. Ne pas travailler à proximité d’une source de soudage, ni s’asseoir ou se pencher dessus.
  7. Ne pas souder tout en portant la source de soudage ou le dévidoir.
En ce qui concerne les implants médicaux:

Les porteurs d’implants doivent d’abord consulter leur médecin avant de s’approcher des opérations de soudage à l’arc, de soudage par points, de gougeage, du coupage plasma ou de chauffage par induction. Si le médecin approuve, il est recommandé de suivre les procédures précédentes.

ES Precauciones De Seguridad Para Antorchas De Soldadura GMAW (MIG)

1-1. Uso de símbolos

1-2. Peligros en soldadura de arco

1-3. Advertencias de la Proposición 65 del estado de California

1-4. Estándares principales de seguridad

1-5. Información sobre los campos electromagnéticos (EMF)

1-1. Uso de símbolos

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PELIGRO! – Indica una situación peligrosa que, si no se laevita, resultará en muerte o lesión grave. Los peligros posibles se muestran en los símbolos adjuntos o se explican en el texto.

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Indica una situación peligrosa que, si no se la evita, podría resultar en muerte o lesión grave. Los peligros posibles se muestran en los símbolos adjuntos, o se explican en el texto.

AVISO – Indica precauciones no relacionadas a lesiones personales.

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Indica instrucciones especiales.

Este grupo de símbolos significa ¡Advertencia!, ¡Cuidado! CHOQUE O DESCARGA ELÉCTRICA, PIEZAS QUE SE MUEVEN, y peligros de PARTES CALIENTES. Consulte los símbolos y las instrucciones relacionadas que aparecen a continuación para ver las acciones necesarias para evitar estos peligros

1-2. Peligros en soldadura de arco

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Se usan los símbolos mostrados abajo por todo éste manual para llamar la atención e identificar a peligros posibles. Cuando usted vea este símbolo, tenga cuidado, y siga a las instrucciones relacionadas para evitar el peligro. La información de seguridad dada abajo es solamente un resumen de la información más completa de seguridad que se encuentra en los estándares principales de seguridad de sección 1-4, y en el Manual del Operario de la fuente de poder de soldadura. Lea y siga todas los estándares de seguridad.

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Solamente personal cualificado debe instalar, utilizar, mantener y reparar este equipo. La definición de personal cualificado es cualquier persona que, debido a que posee un título, un certificado o una posición profesional reconocida, o gracias a su gran conocimiento, capacitación y experiencia, haya demostrado con éxito la capacidad para solucionar o resolver problemas relacionados con el trabajo, el proyecto o el tema en cuestión, además de haber asistido a una capacitación en seguridad para reconocer y evitar los peligros que implica el proceso.

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Durante su operación mantenga lejos a todos, especialmente a los niños

1-3. UNA DESCARGA ELÉCTRICA puede matarlo

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UNA DESCARGA ELÉCTRICA puede matarlo

  • Siempre use guantes aislantes secos.
  • Aíslese usted mismo del trabajo y la tierra.
  • No toque electrodo eléctricamente vivo o partes eléctricamente vivas.
  • Reemplace antorchas o cables desgastados, dañados o rotos.
  • Repare o reemplace aislamiento de la pistola o del cable que esté desgastado, dañado o agrietado.
  • Apague la máquina de soldar antes de cambiar los tubos de contacto o piezas de la antorcha.
  • Mantenga todas las tapas y asa bien seguras en sitio.
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HUMO y GASES pueden ser peligrosos

  • Mantenga su cabeza fuera del humo.
  • Ventile el lugar o use un aparato para respirar. El método recomendado para determinar la ventilación adecuada es tomar muestras de la composición y cantidad de humos y gases a los que está expuesto el personal.
  • Lea y entienda las Hojas de datos del material (SDS) y las instrucciones del fabricante relacionadas con los adhesivos, metales, consumibles, recubrimientos, limpiadores, refrigerantes, desen grasadores, fundentes y metales.
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Las PIEZAS MÓVILES pueden provocar lesiones

  • Aléjese de toda parte en movimiento.
  • Aléjese de todo punto que pellizque, tal como rodillos impulsados
fire welding

EL SOLDAR puede causar fuego o explosión

  • No suelde cerca de material inflamable
  • No suelde en recipientes que han contenido combustibles, ni en recipientes cerrados como tanques, tambores o tuberías, a menos que estén preparados correctamente de acuerdo con la norma AWS F4.1 y AWS A6.0 (vea las normas de seguridad).
  • Siempre mire que no haya fuego y mantenga un extinguidor de fuego cerca.
  • Lea y entienda las Hojas de datos del material (SDS) y las instrucciones del fabricante relacionadas con los adhesivos, metales, consumibles, recubrimientos, limpiadores, refrigerantes, desengrasadores, fundentes y metales.
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EL AMONTONAMIENTO DE GAS puede enfermarle o matarle

  • Cierre el suministro de gas comprimido cuando no lo use.
  • Siempre dé ventilación a espacios cerrados o use un respirador aprobado que reemplaza el aire.
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LOS RAYOS DEL ARCO pueden quemar sus ojos y piel

Los rayos del arco de un proceso de suelda producen un calor intenso y rayos ultravioletas fuertes que pueden quemar los ojos y la piel. Las chispas se escapan de la soldadura.

  • Use una careta de soldar aprobada que tenga un matiz apropiado de lente filtro para proteger su cara y ojos mientras esté soldando o mirando (véase los estándares de seguridad ANSI Z49.1 y Z87.1).
  • Use anteojos de seguridad aprobados que tengan protección lateral.
  • Use pantallas de protección o barreras para proteger a otros del destello, reflejos y chispas, alerte a otros que no miren el arco.
  • Use ropa de protección adecuada para el cuerpo, de material durable y resistente a la llama (cuero, algodón grueso o lana). La ropa de protección para el cuerpo incluye guantes de cuero, camisa de trabajo, pantalones sin botamanga (vuelta), botas de seguridad y una gorra; ninguno de estos elementos debe contener compuestos derivados del petróleo.
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PARTES CALIENTES puedan causar quemaduras severas

  • Permita que la antorcha se enfríe antes de tocarla.
  • No toque metal caliente.
  • Proteja a otros del contacto con el metal caliente.
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EL RUIDO puede trastornar su oído

Ruido proveniente de algunos procesos o equipo puede dañar el oído

  • Chequee los límites del nivel del ruido si exceden aquellos especificados por OSHA.
  • Use tapas para los oídos o cubiertas para los oídos si el nivel del ruido es demasiado alto.
  • Advierta a otros que estén cerca acerca del peligro del ruido.
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El ALAMBRE de SOLDAR puede causarle heridas

  • Mantenga las manos y el cuerpo lejos del tubo de contacto de la antorcha cuando se haya presionado el gatillo.
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LEER INSTRUCCIONES

  • Lea y siga cuidadosamente las instrucciones contenidas en todas las etiquetas y en el Manual del usuario antes de instalar, utilizar o realizar tareas de mantenimiento en la unidad. Lea la información de seguridad incluida en la primera parte del manual y en cada sección.
  • Utilice únicamente piezas de reemplazo legítimas del fabricante.
  • Los trabajos de instalación y mantenimiento deben ser ejecutados de acuerdo con las instrucciones del manual del usuario, las normas del sector y los códigos nacionales, estatales y locales.

1-3. Advertencias de la Proposición 65 del estado de California

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ADVERTENCIA – Este producto puede exponerlo a quími- cos, incluso plomo, que el estado de California conoce co- mo causantes de cáncer, defectos de nacimiento u otros daños reproductivos.Para obtener más información, acceda a www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

1-4. Estándares principales de seguridad

Safety in Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes, American Welding Society standard ANSI Standard Z49.1. Website: http://www.aws.org.

Safe Practice For Occupational And Educational Eye And Face Protection, ANSI Standard Z87.1, from American National Standards Institute. Website: www.ansi.org.

Safe Practices for the Preparation of Containers and Piping for Welding and Cutting, American Welding Society Standard AWS F4.1 from Global Engineering Documents. Website: www.global.ihs.com.

Safe Practices for Welding and Cutting Containers that have Held Combustibles, American Welding Society Standard AWS A6.0 from Global Engineering Documents. Website: www.global.ihs.com.

National Electrical Code, NFPA Standard 70 from National Fire Protection Association. Website: www.nfpa.org and www.sparky.org.

Safe Handling of Compressed Gases in Cylinders, CGA Pamphlet P-1 from Compressed Gas Association. Website: www.cganet.com.

Safety in Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes, CSA Standard W117.2 from Canadian Standards Association. Website: www. csagroup.org.

Standard for Fire Prevention During Welding, Cutting, and Other Hot Work, NFPA Standard 51B from National Fire Protection Association. Website: www.nfpa.org.

OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry, Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 1910.177 Subpart N, Part 1910 Subpart Q, and Part 1926, Subpart J. Website: www.osha.gov.

SR7_spa 2020–02

1-5. Información sobre los campos electromagnéticos (EMF)

La corriente que fluye a través de un conductor genera campos eléctricos y magnéticos (EMF) localizados. La corriente del arco de soldadura (y otras técnicas afines como la soldadura por puntos, el ranurado, el corte por plasma y el calentamiento por inducción) genera un campo EMF alrededor del circuito de soldadura. Los campos EMF pueden interferir con algunos dispositivos médicos implantados como, por ejemplo, los marcapasos. Por lo tanto, se deben tomar medidas de protección para las personas que utilizan estos implantes médicos. Por ejemplo, aplique restricciones al acceso de personas que pasan por las cercanías o realice evaluaciones de riesgo individuales para los soldadores. Todos los soldadores deben seguir los procedimientos que se indican a continuación con el objeto de minimizar la exposición a los campos EMF generados por el circuito de soldadura:

  1. Mantenga los cables juntos retorciéndolos entre sí o uniéndolos mediante cintas o una cubierta para cables.
  2. No ubique su cuerpo entre los cables de soldadura. Disponga los cables a un lado y apártelos del operario.
  3. No enrolle ni cuelgue los cables sobre su cuerpo.
  4. Mantenga la cabeza y el tronco tan apartados del equipo del circuito de soldadura como le sea posible.
  5. Conecte la pinza de masa en la pieza lo más cerca posible de la soldadura.
  6. No trabaje cerca de la fuente de alimentación para soldadura, ni se siente o recueste sobre ella.
  7. No suelde mientras transporta la fuente de alimentación o el alimentador de alambre.
Acerca de los aparatos médicos implantados:

Las personas que usen aparatos médico implantados deben consultar con su médico y el fabricante del aparato antes de llevar a cabo o acercarse a soldadura de arco, soldadura de punto, ranurar, hacer corte por plasma, u operaciones de calentamiento por inducción. Si su doctor lo permite, entonces siga los procedimientos de arriba.

How-To Guides and Videos

Welder using Bernard semi-automatic MIG gun

A directory for all how-to videos and step-by-step guides for Bernard® and Tregaskiss® MIG welding products.

Spec Sheets and Owner’s Manuals

Tregaskiss and Bernard owner's manuals

Tregaskiss and Bernard spec sheet and owner’s manuals provide part numbers, installation and maintenance information, technical data, exploded views, parts breakdowns, troubleshooting and ordering information for MIG gun consumables, welding guns and peripherals.

Find what you’re looking for below.

Consumables

SP-ALS AccuLock™ S Consumables spec sheet

SP-ALR AccuLock R Consumables spec sheet

SP-TLC TOUGH LOCK® Consumables spec sheet

SP-CFC Centerfire™ Consumables spec sheet

SP-QTC Quik Tip™ Consumables spec sheet

SP-EL Elliptical Consumables spec sheet


MIG Gun Liners

SP-QLL QUICK LOAD® Liners and AutoLength™ Pins spec sheet

SP-L Bernard® Conventional Liners spec sheet

SP-CVL Tregaskiss® Conventional Liners spec sheet

SP-JL Bernard Jump Liners spec sheet

BTB Semi-Automatic Air-Cooled MIG Guns

SP-BTB spec sheet

OM-BTB owner’s manual


TGX® Semi-Automatic Air-Cooled MIG Guns

M083 spec sheet

TG083 owner’s manual


S-Gun™ 250 amp Semi-Automatic Air-Cooled MIG Guns

SP-S25 spec sheet


Q-Gun™ and S-Gun™ PipeWorx Semi-Automatic Air-Cooled MIG Guns

DFB-OPPW operations manual


W-Gun™ Semi-Automatic Water-Cooled MIG Guns

SP-WGUN spec sheet

WCMAN owner’s manual


T-Gun™ Semi-Automatic Water-Cooled MIG Guns

SP-TGUN spec sheet (400, 450, 600 amp models)

TG408 owner’s manual (400 amp models)

TG008 owner’s manual (450, 600 amp models)

Dura-Flux™ Self-Shielded Flux-Cored Guns

SP-DF spec sheet


Dura-Flux PipePro XC Self-Shielded Flux-Cored Guns

SP-DFPXC spec sheet

TOUGH GUN® CA3 Robotic Air-Cooled MIG Guns

(for conventional style robots)

SP-CA3 spec sheet

OM-CA3 owner’s manual


TOUGH GUN TA3 Robotic Air-Cooled MIG Guns

(for through-arm style robots)

SP-TA3 spec sheet

OM-TA3-A owner’s manual

OM-TA3-F owner’s manual (for FANUC® robots)

M066 Addendum (LSR unicable; Motoman® XRC EA1400/1900)

M076 Addendum (air blast installation)

M079 Addendum (wire lead installation; clutch mount)


Tregaskiss® 600 amp Robotic Water-Cooled MIG Guns

(for conventional style robots)

SP-RWC spec sheet

M081 owner’s manual

Tregaskiss® BA1 Cobot Air-Cooled MIG Guns

SP-BA1 spec sheet

OM-BA1 owner’s manual

TOUGH GUN® Robotic Peripherals

SP-TT4 TOUGH GUN TT4A and TT4E Reamer spec sheet

OM-TT4A TOUGH GUN TT4A owner’s manual

OM-TT4E TOUGH GUN TT4E owner’s manual

OM-WC4 TOUGH GUN Wire Cutter owner’s manual (Compatible with TT4A, TT4E)

OM-TT3 TOUGH GUN TT3 Reamer owner’s manual

OM-TT3E TOUGH GUN TT3E Reamer owner’s manual

OM-WC TOUGH GUN Wire Cutter owner’s manual (Compatible with TT3A, TT3E)

M027 TOUGH GUN Sprayer owner’s manual (RS-500, TS-500)

OM-NCF TOUGH GUN Neck Checking Fixture owner’s manual

M028 TOUGH GUN Clutch owner’s manual


TOUGH GARD® Robotic Peripherals

OM-MF4 TOUGH GARD Multi-Feed System owner’s manual (Compatible with TT4A, TT4E)

OM-MF TOUGH GARD Multi-Feed System owner’s manual (Compatible with TT3A, TT3E)

Feeder Connections

SP-QLL QUICK LOAD Liners and AutoLength Pins spec sheet

SP-PPK Bernard® Power Pins spec sheet

SP-TPP Tregaskiss® Power Pins spec sheet

SP-QCB Quick-Connect Blocks and Adaptors spec sheet

SP-BCP Bernard Control Plugs spec sheet

SP-TCP Tregaskiss Control Plugs spec sheet

SP-DFB-ADAPTOR Bernard Quick-Disconnect Adaptor Kits spec sheet


Semi-Automatic MIG Gun Necks

SP-N Bernard Necks spec sheet (for BTB MIG guns)

SP-FN Bernard Flex Necks spec sheet (for curved handle MIG guns)

SP-NC Bernard Q-Neck Coupler and Q-Neck Grip spec sheet


Accessories

SP-SGA Spool Gun and Push-Pull Gun Conversion Kits spec sheet

Semi-Automatic Air-Cooled MIG Guns

Q-Gun™ Semi-Automatic Air-Cooled MIG Guns

  • QSCON Configurator:  PDF iconEnglish
  • OPMAN Operations Manual:  PDF iconEnglish
  • SP-QS456X Spec Sheet (400, 500, 600 amp with OXO™ Style Large Handle)PDF iconEnglish  Espanõl
  • SP-QS234X Spec Sheet (200, 300, 400 amp with OXO Style Small Handle)PDF iconEnglish  |  Espanõl
  • SP-Q150 Spec Sheet (150 amp with Bernard™ Style Handle)PDF iconEnglish  |  Espanõl
  • SP-Q234 Spec Sheet (200, 300, 400 amp with Bernard Style Handle)PDF iconEnglish  |  Espanõl
  • SP-Q150X Spec Sheet (150 amp with OXO Style Small Handle)PDF iconEnglish  |  Espanõl

Q-Gun HD Series Semi-Automatic Air-Cooled MIG Guns

S-Gun™ Semi-Automatic Air-Cooled MIG Guns

  • QSCON Configurator:  PDF iconEnglish
  • OPMAN Operations Manual:  PDF iconEnglish
  • SP-QS456X Spec Sheet (400, 500, 600 amp with OXO™ Style Large Handle)PDF iconEnglish  |  Espanõl
  • SP-QS234X Spec Sheet (200, 300, 400 amp with OXO Style Small Handle)PDF iconEnglish  |  Espanõl

S-Gun HD Series Semi-Automatic Air-Cooled MIG Guns

Q-Gun and S-Gun PipeWorx Semi-Automatic Air-Cooled MIG Guns

  • DFB-OPPW Operations Manual:  PDF iconEnglish

T-Gun™ Semi-Automatic Air-Cooled MIG Guns

  • TG001 Operations Manual (350, 450, 550 amp)PDF iconEnglish
  • M001 Spec Sheet (350, 450, 550 amp)PDF iconEnglish
  • TG017 Operations Manual (200, 300, 350 amp Euro Guns)PDF iconEnglish
  • M017 Spec Sheet (200, 300, 350 amp Euro Guns)PDF iconEnglish  |  Espanõl
  • TG019 Operations Manual (400, 500, 600 amp Euro Guns)PDF iconEnglish
  • M019 Spec Sheet (400, 500, 600 amp Euro Guns)PDF iconEnglish  |  Espanõl
  • TG063 Operations Manual (350 amp with Compact Handle)PDF iconEnglish
  • M063 Spec Sheet (350 amp with Compact Handle)PDF iconEnglish
  • M060 Spec Sheet (650 amp)PDF iconEnglish

Self-Shielded Flux-Cored Guns

Dura-Flux™ PipePro Self-Shielded Flux-Cored Guns


Fume Extraction Guns

Bernard® FILTAIR® Fume Extraction Guns


Consumables and Parts

Conventional Liners

Necks

  • SP-N-1.3 Spec Sheet (Necks for Q-Gun and S-Gun MIG Guns)PDF iconEnglish  |  Espanõl

Feeder Connections


Manual Welding Products

Cable Connectors, Lugs and Splicers

Robotic Air-Cooled MIG Guns

TOUGH GUN® Conventional Style Robotic Air-Cooled MIG Guns

  • TG020 TOUGH GUN G1 Series Robotic Air-Cooled MIG Guns:  PDF iconEnglish
  • M056 TOUGH GUN Robotic Torch System for the FANUC® Solution Arm:  PDF iconEnglish
  • M058 TOUGH GUN 5800 and I5800 Robotic Torches for Motoman® EA Series Robotics:  PDF iconEnglish
  • M074 TOUGH GUN G2 Series Robotic Air-Cooled MIG Guns: PDF iconEnglish | Configurator Spread
  • M077 TOUGH GUN Tandem Robotic MIG Guns: PDF iconEnglish
  • M077-A Addendum – TOUGH GUN Tandem MIG Gun Neck Replacement: PDF iconEnglish

TOUGH GUN ThruArm® Robotic Air-Cooled MIG Guns

  • M090 TOUGH GUN ThruArm G1 Series MIG Guns:  PDF iconEnglish
  • M057 TOUGH GUN ThruArm G1 Series MIG Guns for FANUC Robots:  PDF iconEnglish
  • M080 TOUGH GUN ThruArm G2 Series MIG Guns:  PDF iconEnglish | Configurator Spread
  • M084 TOUGH GUN ThruArm G2 Series MIG Guns for FANUC Robots:  PDF iconEnglish | Configurator Spread
  • M085 TOUGH GUN ThruArm G2 Series TOUGH GUN I.C.E. Neck Installation for Motoman Robots (Technical Addendum): PDF iconEnglish

Robotic Water-Cooled MIG Guns

Tregaskiss® Robotic Water-Cooled MIG Guns

  • TG021 TOUGH GUN I.C.E.™ Robotic Quick Change MIG Guns:  PDF iconEnglish
  • TG022 400, 600 amp TOUGH GUN Robotic Quick-Change Water-Cooled Guns:  PDF iconEnglish
  • TG024 450, 650 amp TOUGH GUN Robotic Water-Cooled MIG Guns:  PDF iconEnglish

Tregaskiss by DINSE™ Robotic Water-Cooled MIG Guns

  • SP-CWD Tregaskiss by DINSE CWD Robotic Water-Cooled MIG Guns:  PDF iconEnglish
  • SP-TWD Tregaskiss by DINSE TWD Robotic Water-Cooled MIG Guns:  PDF iconEnglish

Robotic Peripherals

TOUGH GUN Robotic Peripherals

  • M064 TOUGH GUN TT Reamer (for Serial # TT-11300 and higher):  PDF iconEnglish
  • M061 TOUGH GUN TT Reamer (for Serial # TT-11299 and lower):  PDF iconEnglish
  • INS051 Addendum – TOUGH GUN Reamer Circuit Board Information (Gen 4 R3):  PDF iconEnglish

TOUGH GARD® Robotic Peripherals

  • M075 TOUGH GARD Spatter Cleaner Robotic Nozzle Cleaning Station:  PDF iconEnglish

Help Me Identify my Bernard or Tregaskiss Product

Which kind of product do you want to identify?

How is your gun positioned relative to the weld?

How is your semi-automatic MIG gun cooled?

Your MIG gun neck is the easiest way to visually identify your product. Which of the following does your MIG gun look like?

Group of two standard necks installed on semi-automatic air-cooled MIG guns

Aluminum necks are used on Bernard BTB air-cooled MIG guns.

Flex neck for MIG welding guns

Flexible necks are an available option for Bernard BTB air-cooled MIG guns.

Black polymer neck on TGX semi-automatic air-cooled MIG gun

Black polymer necks are used on Bernard TGX air-cooled MIG guns.

Clean-Air short and long shrouded necks

Black neck shrouds are used on Bernard Clean Air fume extraction MIG guns.

Don’t see your product here? Please contact our Technical Support team for assistance.

W-Gun semi-automatic water-cooled MIG gun

Bernard W-Gun water-cooled semi-automatic MIG guns can be identified by their brass colored neck and yellow trigger.

Family of two T-Gun semi-automatic water-cooled MIG Guns

Bernard T-Gun water-cooled semi-automatic MIG guns have aluminum necks and either a black or silver trigger.

Don’t see your product here? Please contact our Technical Support team for assistance.

How is your robotic welding gun cooled?

If your MIG gun runs EXTERNAL to your robot arm, you have a TOUGH GUN CA3 Robotic MIG Gun.

TOUGH GUN CA3 robotic air-cooled MIG gun with medium length 45-degree neck

If your MIG gun runs INTERNAL to your robot arm, you have a TOUGH GUN TA3 Robotic MIG Gun.

TOUGH GUN TA3 robotic air-cooled MIG gun installed on robot

Don’t see your product here? Please contact our Technical Support team for assistance.

You have a Tregaskiss 600A Robotic Water-Cooled MIG Gun.

600 amp robotic water cooled MIG gun installed on robot

Don’t see your product here? Please contact our Technical Support team for assistance.

If your MIG gun runs EXTERNAL to your robot arm, you have a TOUGH GUN CA3 Robotic MIG Gun with I.C.E. technology.

TOUGH GUN I.C.E. technology installed on TOUGH GUN CA3 robotic air-cooled MIG gun

If your MIG gun runs INTERNAL to your robot arm, you have a TOUGH GUN TA3 Robotic MIG Gun with I.C.E. technology.

Don’t see your product here? Please contact our Technical Support team for assistance.

You have Tregaskiss Fixed Automatic MIG gun. Which of the following does your product look like?

Tregaskiss MW1 Fixed Automatic MIG Gun

MW1 water-cooled fixed automatic MIG gun – note the thicker cable, brass nozzle retainer and silver brazed nozzle

Tregaskiss AW2 Fixed Automatic MIG Gun

AW2 fixed automatic MIG gun – note the brass colored neck

Don’t see your product here? Please contact our Technical Support team for assistance.

NEW TOUGH GUN TT4A and TT4E reamers can be visually identified from the outside as follows:

Identify TOUGH GUN TT4A reamer by part number and set switch plate

TOUGH GUN TT4A (Analog) Reamer

  • Serial number on plate begins with TT4A
  • One 8-pin receptacle
Identify TOUGH GUN TT4E reamer by part number and set switch plate

TOUGH GUN TT4E (Ethernet) Reamer

  • Serial number on plate begins with TT4E
  • Two green LEDs
  • Two EIP receptacles

Legacy TOUGH GUN TT3 and TT3E reamers can be visually identified from the outside as follows:

Tregaskiss TOUGH GUN TT3 reamer shown from setup side with lubricator installed

TOUGH GUN TT3 (Analog) Reamer

  • Setup switches on side of reamer (Black and yellow panel with 4 round buttons shown above)
  • Serial number on plate begins with TT-
Tregaskiss TOUGH GUN TT3E Ethernet reamer shown from back

TOUGH GUN TT3E (Ethernet) Reamer

  • Setup switches are on back of reamer (black and yellow panel with 4 round buttons shown above)
  • Serial number on plate begins with TTE-

The easiest component to help you identify which consumables series is installed on your MIG gun(s) is your contact tip. Please compare your contact tip to the images below and follow the link to learn more.

AccuLock Copper Contact Tip

AccuLock™ Contact Tip

  • Shape: larger, rounded front, taper in middle and long tail at back
  • Threads: coarse
  • Rollmark: lock from AccuLock logo
Centerfire Copper Contact Tip

Centerfire™ Contact Tip

  • Shape: straight, bottom taper
  • Threads: none
  • Rollmark: B from Bernard logo
TOUGH LOCK Copper Contact Tip

TOUGH LOCK® Contact Tip

  • Shape: straight, bottom taper
  • Threads: fine
  • Rollmark: script Tregaskiss logo

Don’t see your product here? Please contact our Technical Support team for assistance.

We have aluminum liner options that work with most of our consumable series. Please click on one of the spec sheets below to access this information:

If you’d like to discuss your aluminum liner options, please contact our Technical Support team for assistance.

The brass end on your liner is unique to each liner series. Please compare your liner’s brass end with the images below:

Don’t see your product here? Please contact our Technical Support team for assistance.

Tregaskiss bronze jump liner for aluminum
Bronze jump liner for aluminum
Tregaskiss jump liner for robotic MIG guns with wire brake installed
Jump liner for Tregaskiss robotic MIG guns with wire brake option

Don’t see your product here? Please contact our Technical Support team for assistance.

CAD Model Request

If you require a CAD model of your robotic gun setup for simulation purposes, our Technical Support team can usually provide the files you need within 2 business days. Please note that only CAD models for complete systems can be provided. CAD models for individual parts and components are unavailable.

Please complete as much of the following information about your equipment as possible. If you need help identifying your product, please use our Help Me Identify My Product tool:

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    • PRODUCT CHANGE — TOUGH LOCK™ Retaining Head O-Ring Color Change
      PRODUCT CHANGE — TOUGH LOCK™ Retaining Head O-Ring Color Change July 7, 2022 The o-ring used in select TOUGH LOCK retaining heads has changed. The functionality and design will remain the same, the only noticeable change is a slight variation in the color, transitioning to a darker shade of green. All orders shipped after June […]
    • PRODUCT UPDATE – AccuLock™ S Power Pin Cap Design Change
      PRODUCT UPDATE — AccuLock™ S Power Pin Cap Design Change The design of all AccuLock S power pin caps will be updated to allow retention of AccuLock S liners with a set screw instead of a rubber washer. This running change impacts Bernard® BTB MIG guns. It takes place on March 17, 2022. All BTB […]
    • DISCONTINUED PRODUCTS — Select Elliptical Contact Tips
      DISCONTINUED PRODUCTS — Select Elliptical Contact Tips July 14, 2021 Effective June 30, 2021 (or when inventory is depleted), we will be discontinuing six (6) extremely low volume elliptical contact tips as part of an ongoing effort to improve our product offering and reduce complexity. We recommend replacing these contact tips with compatible components from […]
    • PRODUCT UPDATES — Select AccuLock™ Contact Tips and Diffusers Now Available in Quantities of 100 and 1000
      PRODUCT UPDATES — Select AccuLock™ Contact Tips and Diffusers Now Available in Quantities of 100 and 1000 For the convenience of our customers, the most popular sizes of our copper AccuLock contact tips and AccuLock R diffusers are now available in larger quantity packaging. Please reference the new part numbers in the chart below: For […]
    • PRODUCT UPDATE — Select AccuLock Heavy Duty (HD) Copper Contact Tips Now Available in Packages of 1000
      PRODUCT UPDATE — Select AccuLock Heavy Duty (HD) Copper Contact Tips Now Available in Quantities of 1000 AccuLock™ contact tips for 0.030” (0.8 mm) to 0.052” (1.4 mm) wire sizes are now available in packages of 1000. Affected Part Numbers: T-A030CH-1000 0.030″ (0.8 mm) T-A035CH-1000 0.035″ (0.9 mm) T-A039CH-1000 0.039″ (1.0 mm) T-A045CH-1000 0.045″ (1.2 […]
    • DISCONTINUED PRODUCTS — Various Part Numbers
      DISCONTINUED PRODUCTS — Various Part Numbers October 23, 2020 Effective December 31, 2020, we will be discontinuing a variety of part numbers due to low demand and sales volume. A majority of these items are configured MIG gun part numbers and special products. Please refer to the appendix for the list of affected part numbers.
    • PRODUCT UPDATE — Tregaskiss® 600 amp Robotic Water-Cooled MIG Guns Now Available With AccuLock™ R Consumables
      PRODUCT UPDATE — Tregaskiss® 600 amp Robotic Water-Cooled MIG Guns Now Available With AccuLock™ R Consumables September 23, 2020 We are proud to announce new AccuLock R consumables are now available for Tregaskiss 600 amp robotic water-cooled MIG guns. Convert your existing gun from TOUGH LOCK® to AccuLock R consumables with no impact to Tool […]
    • PACKAGING CHANGE — Formatting Changes to Owner’s Manuals
      PACKAGING CHANGES — Formatting Changes to Owner’s Manuals August 18, 2020 Customers may notice that some Tregaskiss® and Bernard® MIG welding product owner’s manuals look different than previous versions. This is because we recently refreshed the design and format of these product manuals, but their contents remain the same. No changes to the important installation, […]
    • NEW PRODUCT – Expanded AccuLock™ S Power Pin Offering
      NEW PRODUCT – Expanded AccuLock™ S Power Pin Offering August 11, 2020 We are pleased to announce that the AccuLock S consumables system has been expanded to include new Lincoln®, Tweco® #4 and Tweco® #5 AccuLock S power pins. These three new power pins are also configurable options in our online BTB MIG gun configurator. Part […]
    • PRODUCT CHANGE — Changes to Crimping on Select Nozzles
      PRODUCT CHANGE — Changes to Crimping on Select Nozzles August 4, 2020 Effective immediately, you may notice a slight change to the crimp area of some Tregaskiss® nozzles. Within our manufacturing process, we have begun to transition from six-jaw to eight-jaw crimpers. Rest assured that the durability and performance of Tregaskiss nozzles will remain the […]
    • NEW PRODUCT – Tregaskiss Nozzles for AccuLock R Consumables
      NEW PRODUCT — Tregaskiss Nozzles for AccuLock R Consumables April 3, 2020 Tregaskiss is proud to announce the addition of two new nozzles to the AccuLock™ R consumables offering. Only slightly larger than 1/2″ bore nozzles, these 5/8″ bore nozzles offer almost the same weld access while still providing the clearance needed for reliable gas […]
    • PACKAGING CHANGE – Changes to Tregaskiss and Bernard Nozzle Bag Packaging
      PACKAGING CHANGE – Changes to Tregaskiss and Bernard Nozzle Bag Packaging February 14, 2020 Tregaskiss® and Bernard® branded nozzles are currently packaged in a variety of bag sizes and styles. We will begin standardizing on a single size and style bag for all Tregaskiss and Bernard nozzles over the coming months as a running change […]
    • NEW PRODUCT – AccuLock R Consumables
      NEW PRODUCT – AccuLock R Consumables October 23, 2019 Tregaskiss is pleased to announce the launch of new AccuLock™ R consumables, a system designed to maximize throughput and efficiency with minimal risk and effort. AccuLock contact tips last longer and are virtually impossible to cross-thread. The long contact tip tail concentrically aligns the tip within […]
    • PRODUCT CHANGE – AccuLock S Power Pins for Miller Equipment
      PRODUCT CHANGE – New AccuLock S Power Pins for Miller Equipment August 20, 2019 Effective immediately, a new, enhanced AccuLock™ S power pin is now available for Miller® equipment. This new power pin is designed specifically for use with the new Bernard® AccuLock S consumable system to optimize performance. Affected Part Numbers 2200137 Has been […]
    • NEW PRODUCT – Conversion Diffusers for TOUGH LOCK Contact Tips
      NEW PRODUCT — Conversion Diffusers for TOUGH LOCK Contact Tips August 8, 2019 Tregaskiss is proud to announce that we have launched the following new conversion diffusers that receive TOUGH LOCK® contact tips, including HDP: Conversion Diffuser Description Fronius® TPS 400i Accepts TOUGH LOCK contact tips Requires Fronius nozzle and insulator Compatible with reamer blade […]
    • DISCONTINUED PRODUCT – SURESTART Contact Tips
      DISCONTINUED PRODUCTS – Tregaskiss SURESTART Contact Tips June 18, 2019 To continue delivering sustainable value to our customers, we regularly assess our product offering to ensure focus on customer needs and opportunities to innovate our product portfolio. Accordingly, this is a notification that we are discontinuing Tregaskiss® SURESTART™ contact tips, due to low demand. Effective immediately: […]
    • DISCONTINUED PRODUCT – Select Nozzles
      DISCONTINUED PRODUCTS – Select Tregaskiss Nozzles January 25, 2019 To continue delivering sustainable value to our customers, we regularly assess our product offering to ensure focus on customer needs and opportunities to innovate our product portfolio. Accordingly, due to low demand, select Tregaskiss® nozzles will be discontinued. Effective March 1, 2019, all nozzles listed in […]
    • NEW PRODUCT – AccuLock S Consumables
      NEW PRODUCT – AccuLock S Consumables November 1, 2018 Bernard is proud to introduce new AccuLock™ S consumables, a system designed to address liner trim length errors and erratic wire feeding. Important Note: Most components of the AccuLock S consumables family are currently available. The complete offering will be coming soon. The AccuLock S liner […]
    • PACKAGING CHANGE – Changes to Bernard Bag Packaging
      PACKAGING CHANGE — Changes to Bernard Bag Packaging November 1, 2018 Customers may notice that some Bernard® parts and consumables are arriving in different bags. We transitioned to a newly designed Bernard branded white bag design. In addition to changing the artwork layout and color of the bags, the overall usability has also been improved. […]
    • PACKAGING CHANGE – Changes to Tregaskiss Bag Packaging
      PACKAGING CHANGES — Changes to Tregaskiss Bag Packaging November 1, 2018 Customers may notice that some Tregaskiss® parts and consumables are arriving in different bags. We transitioned from a black bag design to a white bag design. This new white bag design has a clear window on the back side of the bag to help […]
    • PRODUCT UPDATE – New Liner Trim Length for Liners 6-Feet Long and Shorter
      PRODUCT UPDATE – New Liner Trim Length for Liners 6-Feet Long and Shorter February 3, 2017 Tregaskiss now recommends trimming all rear-loading conventional and front-loading QUICK LOAD® liners that are 6-feet in length and shorter with a 1/2-inch stick out. This new trim length provides performance improvements for the liner and cable, and for wire […]
    • PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT – Changes to Heavy Duty (HD) Nozzle Crimping
      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT – Heavy Duty (HD) Nozzle Crimping January 16, 2015 Tregaskiss has improved the crimp on our heavy duty (HD) nozzle offering. The profile on the crimping dies that form the ring crimp has been narrowed from a pad length of 0.450″ to a pad length of 0.390″ (see image below). This change significantly […]
    • PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT – Bernard Conventional Liners
      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT – Bernard Conventional Liners  Bernard has implemented a material change to all Bernard conventional liners. All liners were previously produced from high carbon music wire. All liners will now be produced from high carbon music wire with tin zinc plated coating. Liners are still available in lengths of up to 25 feet (7.6 […]
    • NEW PRODUCT – Bernard Conventional Liners
      NEW PRODUCT – Bernard Conventional Liners Compatible with BTB Semi-Automatic MIG Guns and Legacy Q-Gun, S-Gun, & T-Gun Series MIG Guns Launched on June 2, 2014, the new Bernard® conventional liners are compatible with all legacy Q-Gun™, S-Gun™ and T-Gun™ MIG guns and all BTB platform guns, which allows you to simplify and reduce your […]
    • NEW PRODUCT – Bernard Quik Tip HD Series Consumables
      NEW PRODUCT – Bernard Quik Tip HD Series Designed for shipbuilding, trailer fabrication and other heavy equipment manufacturing operations.  Increased wall thickness and insulating material reduces number of changeovers caused by heat degradation Removeable nozzle cone lowers downtime and consumables cost by allowing operators to replace only the cone, the most frequently damaged part of […]
    • NEW PRODUCT – QUICK LOAD Liner AutoLength System
      NEW PRODUCT —Tregaskiss QUICK LOAD Liner AutoLength System November 12, 2012 The QUICK LOAD® liner AutoLength™ system from Tregaskiss is designed specifically to minimize downtime, wire feeding and quality issues commonly associated with the liner being cut to an incorrect length. Short liners are a common root cause of poor wire feeding. Further, a short […]
    • NEW PRODUCT – Nozzle Insulator for 600 amp Robotic Water-Cooled MIG Gun
      NEW PRODUCT —Nozzle Insulator for 600 amp Tregaskiss Robotic Water-Cooled MIG Guns May 22, 2009 This optional insulator for the 601 series water-cooled nozzle is now made of high-temperature Teflon material rather than ceramic. This new design is shorter than the previous ceramic version, but outperforms the previous design since it uses a more durable material. This […]
    • NEW PRODUCT – Thread-On Nozzle System
      NEW PRODUCT —Tregaskiss Thread-On Nozzle System May 22, 2009 This thread-on nozzle system features a TOUGH LOCK® retaining head with an external thread and a tapered seat. Nozzles thread onto the retaining head, preventing damage to copper threads and prolonging the life of the neck Tapered seat provides a locking action similar to that of the […]
    • NEW PRODUCT – TOUGH LOCK EHD Contact Tips
      NEW PRODUCT —TOUGH LOCK Extra Heavy Duty Contact Tips May 22, 2009 TOUGH LOCK® extra heavy duty (EHD) contact tips (603-20 series) are ideal for large wire sizes, 7/64″ and 1/8″ for example, that can’t be handled with the TOUGH LOCK heavy duty (HD) contact tip series.
    • NEW PRODUCT – TOUGH LOCK Adaptor for Tweco-Style Robotic Necks
      NEW PRODUCT —TOUGH LOCK Adaptor for Tweco Style Robotic Necks January 29, 2009 This adaptor is designed to allow the use of TOUGH LOCK® consumables on Tweco®-style air-cooled robotic necks without changing the original tool center point (TCP). Part Numbers and Descriptions 404-63 — Adaptor for Tweco-style air-cooled robotic necks (packages of 10) 402-19 — Neck insulator for […]
    • PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT – Miller Quick-Connect Block
      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT —Miller Quick Connect Block January 29, 2009 Newly designed, this Miller® quick-connect block (adaptor) receives a 214-1 Miller power pin and assembles into feeders that are compatible with OTC®, Tweco® #4, and Tweco #5 power pins. Part Number: 417-63
    • NEW PRODUCT – TOUGH LOCK EXHD Contact Tips
      NEW PRODUCT —TOUGH LOCK Extended Life Heavy Duty Contact Tips September 19, 2008 Due to popular demand, Tregaskiss now offers a TOUGH LOCK® extended life heavy duty (EXHD) contact tip. These contact tips are available in packs of 100 (part #403-27-116).
    • NEW PRODUCT – Cloos Power Pin
      NEW PRODUCT —Tregaskiss Power Pin Connection for Cloos Wire Feeders June 8, 2009 Tregaskiss is pleased to offer a new power pin connection for Cloos® SZ-style wire feeders. This is a complete connection (similar to our Euro style MIG guns) which can be ordered on Tregaskiss® TOUGH GUN® robotic and automatic MIG guns and Bernard® T-Gun™ […]
    • NEW PRODUCT – Fronius Power Pin
      NEW PRODUCT — Tregaskiss Power Pin for Fronius VR1500 Wire Feeders July 1, 2009 Tregaskiss has designed a power pin (part #214-41) that can be used in place of the actual Fronius® Power Pin for the VR15000 wire feeder. This new power pin is compatible with Tregaskiss TOUGH GUN® robotic and automatic MIG guns and Bernard® […]
    • PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT – Quick-Connect Blocks
      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT —Quick-Connect Blocks September 29, 2009 Tregaskiss has made a change to its quick-connect blocks 417, 417-50, 417-60 and 417-63. The brass fitting on the end of the gas hose (as shown in the 417-63 Miller® quick-connect block image to the right) has been removed from these quick-connect blocks. Affected Part Numbers and Descriptions 417 — […]
    • PRODUCT CHANGE – Tregaskiss Bags and Roll Marks
      PACKAGING IMPROVEMENT —Changes to Tregaskiss Bags and Roll Marks November 26, 2009 Customers may notice that some Tregaskiss® parts and consumables are arriving in different bags. We transitioned from the white bag design branded with the TOUGH GUN® name to a black bag design with the Tregaskiss brand name. In addition to changing the branding and […]
    • PRODUCT UPDATE – New QUICK LOAD Liner Wire Sizes
      PRODUCT UPDATE —Expanded QUICK LOAD Liner Product Offering July 14, 2010 Tregaskiss has expanded its QUICK LOAD® liner offering ot include three new wire sizes for 0.030″, 1/16″ to 5/64″, and 0.078″ to 3/32″ wires. QUICK LOAD liners consist of a two-piece system that requires less than half the time and effort for replacement compared to conventional MIG […]
    • BERNARD DISCONTINUED PRODUCT — EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2022
      BERNARD DISCONTINUED PRODUCT — EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2022 August 1, 2022 Bernard has discontinued the sales of the Q150 semi-automatic air cooled MIG guns as of August 1, 2022.Click here for a list of discontinued part numbers. Replacement MIG gun options would be a configured Bernard® BTB 200 amp or TGX 180 amp MIG gun. […]
    • BERNARD MIG GUN BUILD CHANGE — EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2022
      BERNARD MIG GUN BUILD CHANGE — EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2022 July 26, 2022 In an effort to speed assembly time, we will stop installing the contact tip and nozzle on all MIG guns. Diffuser and liner will be installed. Contact tip and nozzle will be packaged separately in a bag and shipped in the box […]
    • DISCONTINUED PRODUCTS — Various Part Numbers
      DISCONTINUED PRODUCTS — Various Part Numbers October 23, 2020 Effective December 31, 2020, we will be discontinuing a variety of part numbers due to low demand and sales volume. A majority of these items are configured MIG gun part numbers and special products. Please refer to the appendix for the list of affected part numbers.
    • PACKAGING CHANGE — Formatting Changes to Owner’s Manuals
      PACKAGING CHANGES — Formatting Changes to Owner’s Manuals August 18, 2020 Customers may notice that some Tregaskiss® and Bernard® MIG welding product owner’s manuals look different than previous versions. This is because we recently refreshed the design and format of these product manuals, but their contents remain the same. No changes to the important installation, […]
    • DISCONTINUED PRODUCT – BTB MIG Gun 500 amp B Series Handle Option
      DISCONTINUED PRODUCT – BTB MIG Gun 500 amp B Series Handle Option August 1, 2019 To continue delivering sustainable value to our customers, we regularly assess our product offering to ensure focus and opportunities to innovate our product portfolio. Accordingly, due to low demand, we are discontinuing the 500 amp B Series Handle option from […]
    • DISCONTINUED PRODUCT – Legacy F-Gun MIG Guns and Service Parts
      DISCONTINUED PRODUCTS – Legacy F-Gun MIG Guns January 8, 2019 Our product offering is regularly assessed to ensure focus on customer needs and opportunities to innovate our product portfolio, so we can continue to deliver sustainable value to our customers. Accordingly, due to low demand, the following products will be discontinued: Legacy F-Gun™ MIG Guns […]
    • PRODUCT UPDATE – Changes to the Bernard Fume Extraction MIG Gun Offering
      PRODUCT UPDATE – Changes to the Bernard Fume Extraction MIG Gun Product Offering March 9, 2018 We are proud to announce that effective immediately, you will notice some important changes to the Bernard® fume extraction MIG gun offering. Bernard FILTAIR™ fume extraction MIG guns are transitioning under the Clean Air™ brand name and will become […]
    • DISCONTINUED PRODUCT – 8 and 12 foot BTB MIG Gun Lengths
      DISCONTINUED – 8′ and 12′ BTB MIG Gun Lengths November 30, 2017 Effective immediately, all 8- and 12-foot length options in the BTB semi-automatic air-cooled MIG gun product lineup will be discontinued. BTB MIG guns will continue to be available in lengths of 10-, 15-, 20- and 25-feet. No other configurable options have been affected […]
    • PRODUCT UPDATE – 300 amp Clean Air Fume Extraction MIG Gun Now Available
      PRODUCT UPDATE – 300 amp Clean Air Fume Extraction MIG Gun Now Available March 16, 2017 Bernard is pleased to announce that we have added a 300 amp model to our Clean Air™ fume extraction MIG gun offering. Reduce smoke at the source with an industrial-duty fume extraction gun that is comparable in size and […]
    • PRODUCT UPDATE – Clean Air Gun Vacuum Tube and Chamber Finish Change
      PRODUCT UPDATE – Clean Air Gun Vacuum Tube and Chamber Finish Changes December 16, 2016 Bernard has changed the finish on all Clean Air™ fume extraction gun vacuum tubes and chambers from chrome to black. Effective immediately, all new guns, replacement vacuum tubes and replacement chambers will have the new darker finish. This change is […]
    • NEW PRODUCT – C Series Handle Option for BTB MIG Guns
      NEW PRODUCT – C Series Handle Option for BTB MIG Guns New C Series Straight Handle The new C series straight handle expands our handle offering from six to seven options within our Bernard BTB MIG gun configurator. This new handle provides all the same benefits as our current T series straight handle, plus additional […]
    • PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT – Trigger Control Plug Housing
      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT – Trigger Control Plug Housing on BTB MIG Guns November 23, 2015 Bernard has redesigned the trigger control plug housing on located on the rear strain relief as well as the trigger control plug connection on BTB MIG guns. This change provides an internal connection which is more durable and also allows the […]
    • DISCONTINUED PRODUCT – Roughneck MIG Guns
      DISCONTINUED PRODUCTS – Miller Roughneck C-Series MIG Guns Effective April 30, 2015 Miller Electric Mfg. Co. discontinued the Roughneck® C-Series MIG gun series and replaced them with Bernard® BTB semi-automatic air-cooled MIG guns. Miller Electric will continue to offer consumables and replacement parts for the Roughneck C-Series MIG guns. Please see the cross reference chart […]
    • DISCONTINUED PRODUCT – Manual Products
      DISCONTINUED PRODUCT – Manual Products: Cable Connectors, Lugs and Splicers As of August 4, 2014, the manual product line (cable connectors, lugs and splicers) from Bernard has been discontinued. Bernard has transitioned these products to a new supplier! Customers can contact Hopkin Manufacturing directly to place orders for these products. Hopkin Manufacturing: +1-800-524-1458 | hopkinsmfg.com 
    • NEW PRODUCT – Bernard Clean Air Fume Extraction Gun
      NEW PRODUCT – Bernard Clean Air Fume Extraction Gun New Clean Air™ Fume Extraction Series Reduce smoke at the source with an industrial-duty fume extraction gun that is comparable in size and weight to a regular welding gun. Small size of vacuum chamber provides good joint access and visibility Vacuum hose swivel on rear of […]
    • PRODUCT UPDATE – Neck Insulators for BTB MIG Guns
       PRODUCT UPDATE – Neck Insulator Selection for BTB MIG Guns Although no new neck insulators are being introduced due to implementation of the BTB semi-automatic air-cooled MIG gun platform on June 2, 2014, users should be aware that neck insulator replacement for these guns will be based on several variables including: Your gun’s amperage; Your […]
    • PRODUCT UPDATE – Common Straight Rear Strain Relief for BTB MIG Guns
      NEW PRODUCT – Common Straight Rear Strain Relief for the BTB MIG Gun Platform New BTB platform MIG guns, launching on June 2, 2014, will feature a common straight rear strain relief (shown right) on almost all configurations.  This straight rear strain relief was originally introduced on Tregaskiss TOUGH GUN semi-automatic MIG guns and allows […]
    • PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT – Dual Thread Necks for BTB MIG Guns
      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT – Dual Thread Necks for BTB MIG Guns  Beginning on June 2, 2014, Bernard’s new BTB MIG gun platform brings our Q-Gun™, S-Gun™ and T-Gun™ semi-automatic air-cooled MIG guns into a single gun line and single configurator.  As a part of this launch, all fixed and rotatable necks offered through the new BTB […]
    • PRODUCT CHANGE – Bernard Power Pins
      PRODUCT CHANGE – Bernard Power Pins Beginning on June 2, 2014, Bernard’s new BTB MIG gun platform brings our Q-Gun™, S-Gun™ and T-Gun™ MIG Guns into a single gun line and single configurator.  To combine the gun lines, it was necessary to standardize the back ends of all BTB MIG guns with the straight rear […]
    • PRODUCT UPDATE – New Handle Names for the BTB MIG Gun Platform
      PRODUCT UPDATE – New Handle Names for the BTB MIG Gun Platform  Beginning on June 2, 2014, Bernard’s new Best of the Best Platform brings our Q-Gun™, S-Gun™ and T-Gun™ semi-automatic air-cooled MIG guns into a single gun line and single configurator.  Since we now have six gun handle styles within a single configurator, we […]
    • PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT – Q-Nut for BTB MIG Guns
      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT – Improved Q-Nut Launching with the BTB MIG Gun Platform  Along with the new Bernard® semi-automatic MIG guns BTB platform launching on June 2, 2014, Bernard is pleased to announce the launch of the improved Q-Nut used on all Bernard rotatable necks. It has been completely redesigned to offer a significant increase in […]
    • SYSTEM UPDATE – New Gun Part Numbers for BTB MIG Guns
      SYSTEM UPDATE – New Gun Part Numbers for BTB MIG Gun Platform All Bernard Semi-Automatic Air-Cooled MIG Guns under the new BTB Platform will have new part numbering as of June 2, 2014. Former Q-Gun™ and S-Gun™ MIG guns will require an additional character added to the end of the existing part numbers to allow […]
    • PRODUCT UPDATE – New Internal Stop in Centerfire and Quik Tip Diffusers
      PRODUCT UPDATE – New Internal Stop in Centerfire and Quik Tip Diffusers We have added internal stops to all Centerfire™ and Quik Tip™ diffusers to improve alignment between the liner and contact tip for enhanced wire feedability. This product improvement is being implemented as a running change.   What’s Changed? The new internal stop inside Centerfire […]
    • PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT – New Swivel Design on the Bernard FILTAIR Fume Extraction Gun
      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT – New Swivel Design on the Bernard FILTAIR Fume Extraction Gun The improved swivel design on the Bernard® FILTAIR™ fume extraction MIG gun now uses threads to retain the vacuum hose and eliminates the front band-it clamp from both amperage models. This redesign will improve performance and avoids replacing the hose clamp with […]
    • NEW PRODUCT – Bernard 250 amp S-Gun MIG Gun
      NEW PRODUCT – Bernard 250 amp S-Gun MIG Gun NEW! Ideal for shipbuilding and construction industries to reduce downtime and increase productivity! NEW! Locked rotatable neck eliminates downtime at start of shift due to missing necks resulting in reduced operator costs Locked rotatable neck is easily serviceable by maintenance Steel monocoil power cable is composed […]
    • NEW PRODUCT – Bernard FILTAIR Fume Extraction MIG Gun
      NEW PRODUCT – Bernard FILTAIR Fume Extraction Gun Keeping a clean working environment is important. That’s why Bernard engineered the FILTAIR™ fume extraction gun. Get right to the source and extract fumes at the weld bead with this new gun! Vacuum regulator on front of handle allows balance of suction with shielding gas flow to […]
    • NEW PRODUCT – Dura-Flux Self-Shielded Flux Cored Gun with Replaceable Cable Liner
      NEW PRODUCT – Bernard Dura-Flux Self-Shielded Flux Cored Gun with Replaceable Cable Liner NEW! Built to meet the needs of harsh and demanding environments, Bernard introduces the Dura-Flux™ Gun with replaceable power cable liner that is extremely durable yet comfortable to hold and use. New replaceable power cable liner allows for quick and easy power […]
    • PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT – New 211-5-8 Extended Lever Switch
      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT – New 211-5-8 Extended Lever Switch An improved switch design for Bernard® T-Gun™ MIG guns (formerly Tregaskiss® TOUGH GUN® semi-automatic MIG guns) is now available to improve the performance and the life of the extended lever switch over previous versions.  What Changed? The switch casing design has been updated to allow for improved retention tabs […]
    • PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT – New 211-5 Switch
      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT – New 211-5 Switch This improved switch design will significantly improve the performance and the life of the switch over previous versions. The new 211-5 switch became standard on all Bernard® TGX® XS and T-Gun™ semi-automatic compact series MIG guns (formerly Tregaskiss® semi-automatic MIG guns) on March 1, 2011.  What Changed? The switch casing design […]
    • PRODUCT UPDATE – Trigger Lock 411-500
      PRODUCT UPDATE – Trigger Lock 411-500 for T-Gun Series MIG Guns As of March 13, 2011, the electronic trigger lock (Part Number 411-500) for Bernard® T-Gun™ series MIG guns (formerly Tregaskiss® TOUGH GUN® semi-automatic MIG guns) is no longer available. It has been REPLACED with Part Number 411-4.  Affected Part Numbers DISCONTINUED: 411-500 REPLACEMENT: 411-4
    • NEW PRODUCT — TOUGH GUN TT4A and TT4E Reamer Nozzle Cleaning Stations
      September 1, 2021 NEW PRODUCT — TOUGH GUN® TT4A and TT4E Nozzle Cleaning Stations We are pleased to announce the launch of the new TOUGH GUN® TT4A and TT4E reamer nozzle cleaning stations. Tregaskiss has enhanced the trusted dependability of our existing TOUGH GUN TT3 and TT3E reamers with superior performance, high durability components and […]
    • PRODUCT UPDATE – Tregaskiss BA1 Cobot MIG Gun Online Configurator
      PRODUCT UPDATE – Tregaskiss® BA1 Cobot MIG Gun Online Configurator May 3, 2021 Today we launched our new online configurator and reverse lookup for the BA1 cobot air-cooled MIG gun! This new mobile-friendly online configurator allows you to build a gun part number for an entire cobot system or just the MIG gun. You can also input […]
    • NEW PRODUCT – Tregaskiss® BA1 Cobot Air-Cooled MIG Gun
      NEW PRODUCT – Tregaskiss® BA1 Cobot Air-Cooled MIG Gun March 31, 2021 We are pleased to announce the launch of the Tregaskiss BA1 cobot air-cooled MIG gun. Tregaskiss has incorporated its well-known and dependable performance into the new BA1 cobot MIG gun. The gun’s simple and durable design helps operators stay focused on welding, not […]
    • DISCONTINUED PRODUCT — ACC and ACD Series Automatic Air-Cooled MIG Guns
      DISCONTINUED PRODUCTS – ACC and ACD Series Automatic Air-Cooled MIG Guns February 26, 2021 Tregaskiss® will discontinue the sales of ACC and ACD series automatic air-cooled MIG guns (formerly branded Bernard®) and parts as of August 31, 2021. These are in addition to the ACA and ACB series that were discontinued in January. Click here […]
    • PACKAGING CHANGES — Changes to TOUGH GARD Anti-Spatter Liquid Containers
      PACKAGING CHANGES — Changes to TOUGH GARD Anti-Spatter Liquid Containers January 26, 2021 Customers will begin to notice Tregaskiss® TOUGH GARD® anti-spatter liquid packaging is arriving in different containers. This is because we recently refreshed the design and labeling of these containers, but no change was made to the TOUGH GARD anti-spatter liquid product. The […]
    • DISCONTINUED PRODUCTS — Various Part Numbers
      DISCONTINUED PRODUCTS — Various Part Numbers October 23, 2020 Effective December 31, 2020, we will be discontinuing a variety of part numbers due to low demand and sales volume. A majority of these items are configured MIG gun part numbers and special products. Please refer to the appendix for the list of affected part numbers.
    • PRODUCT UPDATE — Tregaskiss® 600 amp Robotic Water-Cooled MIG Guns Now Available With AccuLock™ R Consumables
      PRODUCT UPDATE — Tregaskiss® 600 amp Robotic Water-Cooled MIG Guns Now Available With AccuLock™ R Consumables September 23, 2020 We are proud to announce new AccuLock R consumables are now available for Tregaskiss 600 amp robotic water-cooled MIG guns. Convert your existing gun from TOUGH LOCK® to AccuLock R consumables with no impact to Tool […]
    • PRODUCT UPDATE — Tregaskiss Fixed Automatic Series MIG Guns
      PRODUCT UPDATE — Tregaskiss Fixed Automatic Series MIG Guns September 23, 2020 Tregaskiss is pleased to announce updates to our fixed automatic series MIG guns: Now available with AccuLock R consumables AccuLock™ R consumables are designed for increased tip life, and virtually eliminate contact tip cross-threading issues to help reduce both your planned and unplanned […]
    • PACKAGING CHANGE — Formatting Changes to Owner’s Manuals
      PACKAGING CHANGES — Formatting Changes to Owner’s Manuals August 18, 2020 Customers may notice that some Tregaskiss® and Bernard® MIG welding product owner’s manuals look different than previous versions. This is because we recently refreshed the design and format of these product manuals, but their contents remain the same. No changes to the important installation, […]
    • DISCONTINUED PRODUCT — ACA and ACB Series Automatic Air-Cooled MIG Guns
      DISCONTINUED PRODUCTS – ACA and ACB Series Automatic Air-Cooled MIG Guns August 12, 2020 Tregaskiss will discontinue the sales of ACA and ACB series automatic air-cooled MIG guns (formerly branded Bernard®) and parts as of January 31, 2021. Click here for a list of affected part numbers  Replacement Gun Option Tregaskiss® Auto Head Fixed Automatic Air-Cooled […]
    • DISCONTINUED PRODUCT – TOUGH GUN G2 and ThruArm G2 Series MIG Guns
      DISCONTINUED PRODUCT –TOUGH GUN G2 and ThruArm G2 Series Robotic Air-Cooled MIG Guns December 1, 2017 As of December 29, 2017, all TOUGH GUN® G2 and ThruArm® G2 series robotic air-cooled MIG guns will be discontinued as they are being replaced by TOUGH GUN CA3 and TOUGH GUN TA3 robotic air-cooled MIG guns. The TOUGH […]
    • DISCONTINUED PRODUCT – Tregaskiss by DINSE Robotic Water-Cooled MIG Guns
      DISCONTINUED PRODUCTS –Tregaskiss by DINSE Robotic Water-Cooled MIG Guns November 11, 2019 In September 2017, Tregaskiss entered into a Master Distribution Agreement with DINSE GmbH to provide best-in-class robotic water-cooled MIG guns to the North American market under the Tregaskiss® by DINSE™ brand name. After many discussions between Tregaskiss and DINSE, we have made an […]
    • PRODUCT UPDATE – Firmware and Software Update for the TOUGH GUN TT3E Reamer
      PRODUCT UPDATE — Firmware and Software Update for the TOUGH GUN TT3E Reamer December 2, 2019 Effective November 15, 2019, the TOUGH GUN® TT3E (Ethernet) reamer is now running updated firmware and software. The ARGEE software has been updated from version 4.0 to 4.1, and the firmware from version 3.5 to 3.6. What’s New? Firmware: […]
    • PACKAGING CHANGE – 5-Gallon TOUGH GARD Anti-Spatter Liquid Pail
      PACKAGING CHANGES –5-Gallon TOUGH GARD Anti-Spatter Liquid Pail July 1, 2018 Tregaskiss has made changes to its 5-Gallon (18.9 L) TOUGH GARD® anti-spatter liquid pail design for increased strength and durability. Designed with a heavy duty integrated handle, this new container is easier to handle and can be easily stacked for maximized storage space. The […]
    • PRODUCT CHANGE – TOUGH GUN Reamer Cutter Blades
      PRODUCT UPDATE — TOUGH GUN Reamer Cutter Blades July 30, 2019 Tregaskiss has made the following changes to its TOUGH GUN® reamer cutter blades: Effective immediately as a running change: With no affect on performance, all cutter blades will now have a black oxide coating to ensure color consistency. Effective August 1, 2019: Select cutter […]
    • DISCONTINUED PRODUCT – Tandem Robotic Torches
      DISCONTINUED PRODUCTS –Tandem Robotic MIG Guns September 12, 2018 To continue delivering sustainable value to our customers, we regularly assess our product offering to ensure focus on customer needs and opportunities to innovate our product portfolio. Accordingly, due to low demand, the following products will be discontinued:  Tandem Robotic MIG Guns Effective September 30, 2018, […]
    • DISCONTINUED PRODUCT – Service Parts for Quick-Change and Keyed Robotic Water-Cooled Guns
      DISCONTINUED PRODUCTS –Service Parts for Quick-Change and Keyed Robotic Water-Cooled MIG Guns September 12, 2018 To continue delivering sustainable value to our customers, we regularly assess our product offering to ensure focus on customer needs and opportunities to innovate our product portfolio. Accordingly, due to low demand, the following products will be discontinued:  Service Parts […]
    • PRODUCT UPDATE – TOUGH GUN TA3 MIG Guns Now Compatible with More Robot Models
      PRODUCT UPDATE —TOUGH GUN TA3 MIG Guns Now Compatible with More Robot Models August 10, 2018 Tregaskiss is pleased to announce that the TOUGH GUN® TA3 robotic air-cooled MIG gun offering has now been expanded to include configurations for the following robot models: FANUC® 100iD KUKA® KR6 R1820HW, KR8 R1420HW, KR8 R1620HW and KR8 R2100HW […]
    • PRODUCT UPDATE – TOUGH GUN TA3 MIG Gun Offering Available for FANUC 100iD
      PRODUCT UPDATE —TOUGH GUN TA3 MIG Gun Offering Available for FANUC 100iD Robot Model July 19, 2018 Tregaskiss is pleased to announce that the TOUGH GUN® TA3 robotic air-cooled MIG gun offering has now been expanded to include configurations for the FANUC® 100iD robot model.  Features & Benefits Quick and easy cable replacement – easily […]
    • DISCONTINUED PRODUCT – All TOUGH GUN G2 and ThruArm G2 Series Replacement Parts
      DISCONTINUED PRODUCT — All TOUGH GUN G2 and ThruArm G2 Series Replacement Parts November 20, 2019 Effective November 29, 2019: All replacement parts for the previously discontinued TOUGH GUN® G2 and ThruArm G2 series robotic air-cooled product will be discontinued and no longer available for sale. Visit the TOUGH GUN CA3 or TOUGH GUN TA3 […]
    • DISCONTINUED PRODUCT – Legacy TOUGH GUN ThruArm Product for ABB IRB1600ID
      DISCONTINUED PRODUCT –Legacy TOUGH GUN ThruArm G1 Series Product for ABB IRB1600ID July 24, 2017 As of December 31, 2017, legacy TOUGH GUN® ThruArm® G1 series product for ABB® IRB1600ID configurations will be discontinued, and effective immediately, lead time for part number 508-200ABB will be 15 days. 508-200ABB W508-200ABB 508-200ABB-6 58SA004 Our legacy TOUGH GUN […]
    • PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT – Nozzle Detection Option for TOUGH GUN TT3 and TT3E Reamer
      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT –Nozzle Detection Option for TOUGH GUN TT3 and TT3E Reamer Robotic Nozzle Cleaning Stations April 28, 2017 An improvement has been made to the nozzle detect option for our TOUGH GUN® TT3 reamer. This same option is also now available on our TOUGH GUN TT3E reamer. This new nozzle detect uses a proximity […]
    • PRODUCT UPDATE – TOUGH GUN TT3 Reamer Upgrades
      PRODUCT UPDATE –TOUGH GUN TT3 Reamer Upgrades April 28, 2017 Upgrades have been made to the TOUGH GUN® TT3 reamer to allow for a more common design between this model and the TOUGH GUN TT3E reamer. These upgrades include a common frame, replacement of the terminal strip with a new wiring harness, easy access setup […]
    • PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT – New TOUGH GUN TT3 Reamer Check Valve
      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT –New TOUGH GUN TT3 Reamer Check Valve April 15, 2017 The check valve on the TOUGH GUN® TT3 and TT3E reamer robotic nozzle cleaning stations have been upgraded to a more robust and durable design. The new check valve is now common between both the analog and the Ethernet model. Important Notes: The […]
    • PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT – LSR Unicables
      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT – Low-Stress Robotic (LSR) Unicables February 13, 2017 Tregaskiss is pleased to announce an improvement to our low-stress robotic (LSR) unicable design whereby the cable conduit will be fixed only on the torch end, and floating on the power pin end. This design change will result in a more flexible, less restricted, longer […]
    • PRODUCT UPDATE – TOUGH GUN TA3 Torch Solutions for Yaskawa Motoman Robots
      PRODUCT UPDATE —Tregaskiss TOUGH GUN TA3 Torch Solutions for Yaskawa Motoman Robots December 18, 2019 Overview Tregaskiss manufactures TOUGH GUN® TA3 through-arm welding torches for many Yaskawa® Motoman® robot models including but not limited to: Current models: AR/MA1440, MH12, AR/MA2010, AR/MA3120, AR1730, MH24 Legacy models: MA/EA1400, MA/EA1900, MA3100 On the current robot models listed above, […]
    • PRODUCT UPDATE – Replacement Parts Availability for the TOUGH GARD Spatter Cleaner
      PRODUCT UPDATE —Replacement Parts Availability for the TOUGH GARD Spatter Cleaner June 27, 2016 The TOUGH GARD® spatter cleaner was discontinued on December 31, 2014. Some replacement parts for this discontinued product continue to be available. Prices and availability of these replacement parts are subject to change without notice. Discontinued Replacement Parts Part Number Description […]
    • PRODUCT UPDATE – TOUGH GUN TA3 MIG Gun Offering Available for Panasonic TM-2000
      PRODUCT UPDATE —TOUGH GUN TA3 MIG Gun Offering Available for Panasonic TM-2000 June 8, 2016  Tregaskiss is pleased to announce that the TOUGH GUN® TA3 robotic air-cooled MIG gun offering has now been expanded to include configurations for the Panasonic® TM-2000 robot model.   Available Resources Download the Spec Sheet (PDF) Download the Owner’s Manual (PDF) […]
    • DISCONTINUED PRODUCT – PER-2510 Motor
      DISCONTINUED PRODUCT — PER-2510 Air Motor for the TOUGH GARD Spatter Cleaner June 6, 2016 Effective immediately, the PER-2510 air motor for the discontinued TOUGH GARD® spatter cleaner is no longer available through Tregaskiss. As a result, the PER-2599 kit will no longer include the PER-2510 air motor (please see revised PER-2599 kit parts breakdown below). […]
    • NEW PRODUCT – TOUGH GUN Reamer Stand
      NEW PRODUCT —TOUGH GUN Reamer Stand Tregaskiss proudly announces its new TOUGH GUN® reamer stand. This simple fixed height durable stand is compatible with all TOUGH GUN TT3 and TT3E reamer models and can be ordered to a custom height between 18 and 45 inches. This new simplified design also allows for quick installation and […]
    • NEW PRODUCT – TOUGH GUN TT3E Reamer
      NEW PRODUCT — TOUGH GUN TT3E Reamer March 26, 2016 Tregaskiss is pleased to announce the new TOUGH GUN® TT3E reamer robotic nozzle cleaning station offering the same high levels of durability, serviceability and repeatability now further enhanced by digital Ethernet communications that better integrate this unit into the digital controls infrastructure of your facility. Enjoy […]
    • PRODUCT UPDATE – Expanded TOUGH GUN TA3 MIG Gun Offering
      PRODUCT UPDATE —Expanded TOUGH GUN TA3 MIG Gun Offering July 8, 2015   Tregaskiss is pleased to announce that the TOUGH GUN® TA3 robotic air-cooled MIG gun offering has been expanded to include configurations for FANUC® M710iC-12L and Kawasaki® BA006N robot models.   Available Resources Download the Spec Sheet (PDF) Download the Owner’s Manual (PDF) Download the […]
    • PRODUCT UPDATE – Spray Containment
      PRODUCT UPDATE —Spray Containment June 23, 2015 A perfect addition to the TOUGH GUN TT3 Reamer This innovative spray containment unit from Tregaskiss helps prevent air contamination by catching anti-spatter overspray in its sealed basin, improving the air quality of the working environment and maintaining the cleanliness of the weld cell. Spray Containment Part Numbers […]
    • DISCONTINUED PRODUCT – TOUGH GARD Spatter Cleaner Robotic Nozzle Cleaning Station
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    • PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT – Electronic Check Valve and Mounting Bracket Added to the TOUGH GUN TT3 Reamer
      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT —Electronic Check Valve and Mounting Bracket Added to the TOUGH GUN TT3 Reamer August 11, 2014 An electronic check valve and mounting bracket have been added to the TOUGH GUN® TT3 reamer. This improvement provides added protection against leakage from the sprayer reservoir.   Since this addition affects the wiring slightly, updated wiring diagram instructions […]
    • PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT – Tregaskiss Cutter Blades
      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT —Tregaskiss Cutter Blades June 1, 2013 Tregaskiss is pleased to announce improvements to the design of its cutter blades for use with the TOUGH GUN® TT3 reamer and TOUGH GARD® spatter cleaner robotic nozzle cleaning stations. These new cutter blades are engineered from harder, stronger material, making them more resistant to breaking, chipping or […]
    • PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT- Tregaskiss Automatic MIG Gun Series Handles
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    • NEW PRODUCT – TOUGH GUN TT3 Reamer
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      Support

      If you need assistance or have questions about your Bernard or Tregaskiss products, we’re here to help.

      Phone: 1-855-MIGWELD (644-9353)
      Email: cs@itwmig.com

      Our Customer Service department can be reached by phone or email from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST Monday through Friday to assist with:

      • Manufacturer’s Suggested Pricing and product availability
      • Product configuration
      • Answering consumables compatibility questions such as which diffuser/tip/nozzle is compatible with your MIG gun
      • Warranty claims

      Phone: 1-855-MIGWELD (644-9353), Option #3
      Semi-Automatic Product Support: ts@bernardwelds.com
      Automation Product Support: ts@tregaskiss.com

      Our Technical Service team is ready to answer your technical support questions from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST Monday through Friday. This team provides the following services to support customers both pre- and post-sale:

      • Troubleshooting inquiries
      • Replacement parts identification and stocking recommendations
      • CAD model requests
      • Assistance with product configuration
      • Training – product, maintenance, technical, etc.
      • Consumable optimization

      We will respond to all questions as soon as possible, but please note that it could take up to 2 business days to respond to inquiries submitted via email.

      Your welding distributor is also a comprehensive resource for welding and cutting information and process or equipment troubleshooting. Distributors can help you choose the products and accessories that are right for you and your specific application. To locate a welding distributor in your area, visit Where To Buy.

      If you search by configured gun part number, it will send you to the product page where you can access your manual in the right sidebar under Documentation.

      If you search by product name or replacement component part number using this link, our search tool will return all PDF manuals that are a match. The search tool conducts a full body text search of our PDF manuals.

      If you are unsure of your product name, use the “Help me identify my Tregaskiss or Bernard product” tool.

      Having your configured gun or reamer part number will allow you to access a customized parts breakdown for your product online. If that is not available, the parts breakdown in your product manual is your next best resource.

      Search by configured gun part number or use our menu system to access your product’s main page. From there, click on the Reverse Lookup button and enter your part number to generate a customized parts breakdown for your product.

      Note: custom configurations beginning with SG or BTO are not accessible via these tools. Please contact Customer Service for assistance.

      Search by product name to visit your product’s main web page. Under Documentation on the right sidebar, view the Parts Breakdown in your product’s manual.

      If you are unsure of your product name, use the “Help me identify my Tregaskiss or Bernard product” tool. Then you can search by product name to visit your product’s main web page. Under Documentation on the right sidebar, view your Owner’s Manual and the Parts Breakdown it contains.

      Search by product name to visit your product’s main web page. On the right sidebar under Documents, view your product’s owners manual. Under How Tos, watch videos or read webpages on how to maintain your product.

      You can also search our How To documentation using the name of your product to access materials.

      Safety instructions are located in every Bernard® and Tregaskiss® MIG gun owners manual. To find the owners manual for your Bernard or Tregaskiss MIG gun, refer to the above “Where do I find my product manual?” or click here.

      View our safety instructions online or download them in PDF format.



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