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, the spacers and through-arm cables on a Tregaskiss® gun may originate from either Tregaskiss or from Yaskawa Motoman. It is important to note that the spacers and cables from Tregaskiss have significantly different dimensions than these same items from Yaskawa Motoman. This means that they are NOT interchangeable. Ordering the wrong replacement spacer and/or cable for an existing installation will significantly impact Tool Center Point (TCP) and cable life – please see Configuration Comparison Chart below for both solid mount and clutch mount setups with a short 45-degree neck for reference.

Details

For each model above, when a TOUGH GUN TA3 MIG gun is configured through Tregaskiss, the complete torch solution is Tregaskiss branded and includes: consumables, neck, torch, cable and power pin. For AR/MA1440, MH12, AR/MA2010, AR/MA3120, AR1730, MH24 models, the system also includes a Tregaskiss-specific aluminum spacer which allows us to bury the cable termination into the torch and away from the articulation on axis 5.

When Yaskawa Motoman integrates a welding solution with Tregaskiss product, a Motoman through-arm cable replaces the Tregaskiss through-arm cable for all models listed above (consumables, neck, torch and power pin remain Tregaskiss branded). For AR/MA1440, MH12, AR/MA2010, AR/MA3120, AR1730, MH24 models, the system also includes a Motoman-specific plastic torch spacer which allows us to bury the cable termination into the torch and away from the articulation on axis 5. This Motoman spacer is shorter than the Tregaskiss spacer and as a result, the Motoman cable for this setup is also shorter than the Tregaskiss-specific setup.

Configuration Comparison

Configuration comparisons with dimensions comparing Tregaskiss spacer and the MOTOMAN Spacer
ConfigurationTregaskiss CableMotoman Cable
Tregaskiss Spacer: AS-114-13
Solid mount, with or without wire brake YesNo
Clutch mount, with our without wire brakeYesNo
Motoman Spacer: 168535-1
Solid mount, with or without wire brakeNoYes
Clutch mount, with or without wire brakeNoYes

NOTE: Reference chart above is applicable for Yaskawa Motoman robot models AR/MA1440, MH12, AR/MA2010, AR/MA3120, AR1730, MH24.

Proper Setup – No impact on TCP or cable life

Image showing a Tregaskiss spacer and Tregaskiss Cable, aluminum spacer with
Tregaskiss
A complete Tregaskiss setup consists of all Tregaskiss branded components. The torch spacer will be aluminum and approximately 4-3/8″ in length. The cable will have a corrugated hose from front to back.
Image showing a Hybrid Tregaskiss/Motoman setup with Tregaskiss torch and consumables and plastic Motoman spacer.
Hybrid Tregaskiss/Motoman
A hybrid Tregaskiss/Motoman setup consists of a Tregaskiss torch and consumables with a Motoman spacer and cable. The spacer will be approximately 2-3/8″ in length. The cable will have a loose spring from front to back.

Improper Setup – Negative impact on TCP and/or cable life

Improper setup of a Motoman plastic spacer and Tregaskiss cable, resulting with the cable being too long
Hybrid Tregaskiss/Motoman
Installing a Tregaskiss cable on a system with a plastic spacer will result in a cable that is too long. Although this cable can be physically installed, this setup will result in premature cable failure.
Image showing an improper setup with Tregakiss spacer and Motoman cable which will result in a cable that will be too short.
Tregaskiss
Installing a Motoman cable on a system with an aluminum spacer will result in a cable that is too short. This cable will not be long enough to plug the power pin into the wire feeder

Tregaskiss Spacer and LSR Unicable Part Number Reference Chart

Robot MakeRobot ModelMount StyleTregaskiss SpacerLSR Unicable Part Number
No Options Air BlastWire BrakeAir Blast + Wire Brake
Motoman®EA1400 XRCSolid MountN/A

58SM016

58SM016A58SM016W58SM016AW
MotomanEA1900 XRC

Solid Mount

N/A58SM01758SM017A58SM017W58SM017AW
MotomanEA1400N, SSA2000, MA1400, VA1400Solid MountN/A58SM00158SM001A58SM001W58SM001AW
MotomanMA1440, AR1440, MH12

Solid Mount

AS-114-1358SM03558SM035A58SM035W58SM035AW

Motoman

EA1900N

Solid Mount

N/A

58SM002

58SM002A58SM002W58SM002AW
MotomanMA2010, AR2010Solid MountAS-114-13

58SM038

58SM038A58SM038W

58SM038AW

MotomanMA3100Solid MountN/A58SM03158SM031A58SM031W58SM031AW
Motoman

MA3120, AR3120

Solid Mount

AS-114-13

58SM032

58SM032A

58SM032W

58SM032AW

MotomanAR1730, MH24Solid MountAS-114-13

58SM039

58SM039A

58SM039W

58SM039AW
MotomanEA1400 XRC

Clutch

N/A58CM016

58CM016A

58CM016W

58CM016AW

Motoman

EA1900 XRC

Clutch

N/A

58CM01758CM017A58CM017W58CM017AW
MotomanEA1400N, SSA2000, MA1400, VA1400ClutchN/A58CM001

58CM001A

58CM001W58CM001AW

Motoman

MA1440, AR1440, MH12ClutchAS-114-13

58CM035

58CM035A58CM035W58CM035AW

Motoman

EA1900NClutchN/A58CM00258CM002A58CM002W

58CM002AW

MotomanMA2010, AR2010Clutch

AS-114-13

58CM03858CM038A58CM038W58CM038AW
MotomanMA3100

Clutch

N/A58CM03158CM031A

58CM031W

58CM031AW

MotomanMA3120, AR3120

Clutch

AS-114-13

58CM032

58CM032A

58CM032W

58CM032AW
MotomanAR1730, MH24ClutchAS-114-1358CM03958CM039A

58CM039W

58CM039AW

NOTE: If Tregaskiss® TOUGH GUN I.C.E.® technology is required for your application, the cable must be purchased from Yaskawa Motoman for all of their robot models.


IMPORTANT!

If you require Yaskawa Motoman components, please contact Yaskawa Motoman directly. Otherwise, if you require Tregaskiss components, please contact us for assistance.

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