PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT – Bernard Conventional Liners

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT –
Bernard Conventional Liners

Image of 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 m) for various wire sizes. Part numbers will remain the same as released on June 2, 2014.

Please see the chart below for part numbers and wire sizes:

Wire SizeLiner Color15′ (4.57 m)25′ (7.62 m)

0.023″- 0.030″

Yellow

L1A-15

L1A-25

0.030″- 0.035″

Green

L2A-15

L2A-25

0.035″- 0.045″

White

L3A-15*

L3A-25*

0.045″- 1/16″

Red

L4A-15**

L4A-25**

5/64″

Blue

L6A-15

L6A-25

3/32″

Grey

L7A-15

L7A-25

7/64″ – 1/8″

Black

L8A-15

L8A-25

*Standard Liner for 0.035″-0.045″ Guns
**Standard Liner for 1/16″ Guns


    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.

      Image of Clean-Air Fume Extraction MIG Gun

      Learn more on the Clean Air™ fume extraction gun product page


        PRODUCT UPDATE – Neck Insulators for BTB MIG Guns

        PRODUCT UPDATE –
        Neck Insulator Selection for BTB MIG Guns

        Image of neck insulator part number 10012 next to neck insulator part number 402-11 that shows the differences between the two.

        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 gun’s neck / handle combination;
        • The consumables series that you are using.  

        Please use the following chart when selecting the appropriate replacement neck insulator:

        Neck / HandleConsumablesInsulator Part Number
        200A300A400A500A600A
        Fixed neck for T series handlesTOUGH LOCK®402-11
        Quik Tip™4423R
        Centerfire™4323R4423R
        Rotatable neck for O, B, T series handlesTOUGH LOCK10012
        Quik Tip4423R
        Centerfire4323R4423R
        Fixed necks for O, B series handlesTOUGH LOCK10012
        Quik Tip4423R
        Centerfire4323R4423R

          PRODUCT UPDATE – Common Straight Rear Strain Relief for BTB MIG Guns

          NEW PRODUCT –
          Common Straight Rear Strain Relief for the BTB MIG Gun Platform

          Image of common straight rear strain releif

          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 expansion or maintenance of several key features:

          Exceptions: Black Clamshell Rear Strain Relief with Bernard and Euro Power Pins

          Best of the Best Platform Guns configured with Bernard or Euro power pins will incorporate the black clamshell rear strain relief originally introduced on Bernard Q-Gun and S-Gun MIG Guns with black clamshell

          Only BTB platform guns configured with Bernard or Euro power pins will incorporate the black clamshell rear strain relief originally introduced on Bernard Q-Gun and S-Gun MIG Guns.  This rear strain relief is also now covered by the same Lifetime Warranty offered on the straight rear strain relief (above) for BTB platform guns.

          Please note the following liner compatibility:


            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 MIG gun configurator will now feature a dual thread that allows the installation of your choice of consumables – TOUGH LOCK®, Centerfire™ or Quik Tip™ – without the need for special adaptor parts.

            Please note that not all Bernard necks will have this new dual thread. Necks that will NOT have the new dual thread include:

            • All styles of flex necks
            • Black polymer necks for the TGX® series
            • All water-cooled necks

            How can I tell the difference between single and dual thread necks?

            There is a subtle difference to the appearance of the threads on the necks as shown below:

            subtle difference to the appearance of Image of the threads on the necks

            Please click here for more details on necks offered through the BTB MIG gun platform.

            The Bernard necks spec sheet can be downloaded in PDF format by clicking here.


              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 strain relief found on Bernard® T-Gun™ MIG guns (formerly Tregaskiss® TOUGH GUN® semi-automatic MIG guns). 

              Image of semi-auto power pins. Miller Lincoln, Tweco #4 and Tweco #5

              Similarly, the Tregaskiss power pins that mate with the T-Gun series have now been adopted with some slight modifications as the Bernard power pins for both Bernard semi-automatic and Tregaskiss robotic MIG guns. The slight modifications include a new overall hex shape (see image on right) and fixed gas barbs. 

              Bernard MIG gun lines that are compatible with these pins include:

              Due to the expanded compatibility of these pins, some distributors and end users will be able to reduce inventories of Bernard replacement parts. 

              For additional information on power pin kits and power pins, please click here to access the spec sheets in PDF format.


                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

                Image of old universal liners

                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 inventory. The image to the right shows how the previous liner locks were merged in the design of  the new Bernard conventional liner to maximize backwards compatibility.

                Due to this customer-friendly backwards compatibility, the part numbers below supersede previous Bernard conventional liner part numbers.

                Made of high carbon music wire for smooth wire feed and long life, Bernard conventional liners are available in lengths of up to 25 feet (7.6 m) and are color coded for your convenience to indicate a variety of wire sizes.  Please see the chart below for part numbers, wire sizes, and color coding information:
                 

                New Bernard Conventional Liners

                Wire SizeLiner Color15′ (4.57 m)25′ (7.62 m)
                0.023″-0.030″Yellow L1A-15L1A-25
                0.030″-0.035″GreenL2A-15L2A-25
                0.035″-0.045″WhiteL3A-15*L3A-25*
                0.045″- 1/16″RedL3A-15**L4A-25**
                5/64″BlueL6A-15L6A-25
                3/32″GreyL7A-15L7A-25
                7/64″-1/8″Black L8A-15L8A-25

                *Standard Liner for 0.035″-0.045″ Guns
                **Standard Liner for 1/16″ Guns

                Bernard and Tregaskiss Conventional Liner to New Bernard Conventional Liner Cross Reference Chart for Bernard Semi-Automatic MIG Guns

                Wire SizeBernard Liner Part NumberTregaskiss Liner Part NumberNew Bernard Conventional Liner Part Number
                0.023″-0.030″43015415-23-15L1A-15
                0.030″-0.035″43015415-30-15L2A-15
                0.035″ – 0.045″44115415-35-15LS3-15
                0.035″- 0.045″43115 L3B-15
                0.045″ – 1/16″44215415-116-15L4A-15
                0.045″ – 1/16″43215 L4B-15
                5/64″44315415-564-15L6A-15
                3/32″45415415-332-15L7A-15
                7/64″45615615-18-15L8A-15
                1/8″46715615-18-15L8A-15

                NOTE: Tregaskiss conventional liner numbers will continue to be offered due to their continued use in Tregaskiss robotic MIG guns.


                  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 have developed the following naming scheme for our handles per the chart below:

                   

                  B Series Small Curved Handle

                  B series small curved handle option for BTB semi-automatic air-cooled MIG guns

                  B Series Large Curved Handle

                  B series curved handle option for BTB semi-automatic air-cooled MIG guns

                  O Series Small Curved Handle

                  O series small curved handle option for BTB semi-automatic air-cooled MIG guns

                  O Series Large Curved Handle

                  O series curved handle option for BTB semi-automatic air-cooled MIG guns

                  T Series Small Straight Handle

                  T series small straight handle option for BTB semi-automatic air-cooled MIG guns

                  T Series Large Straight Handle

                  T series straight handle option for BTB semi-automatic air-cooled MIG guns

                  C Series Straight Handle

                  C series straight handle option for BTB semi-automatic air-cooled MIG guns

                  Please note that all handle and trigger combinations previously offered continue to be available within the BTB MIG gun platform. 

                  To view a summary of trigger options and other features by handle, please click here.


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                    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 durability. Please note that the new silicone ring, Q-Nut cover and silicone insulator are now installed from the back of the neck instead of the front.

                    “How to install the new Q-Nut” instructions are available on our website in the How-To Guides and Videos area of our Technical Support section. Please click here to access this How-To article.
                     

                    Drawing of how to install a q-nut

                      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 for new liner selection options. Former T-Gun™ semi-automatic air-cooled MIG guns will be adopting Q-Gun style part numbering for consistency across all guns within the new single configurator. Example old and new part numbers are shown below:

                      Gun LineOld Part NumberNew Part Number

                      Q-Gun MIG Guns

                      Q4015GE8CM

                      Q4015GE8CMC

                      S-Gun MIG Guns

                      S3012TF5CM

                      S3012TF5CMC

                      T-Gun MIG Guns

                      M3010-35

                      Q3010MP3CMC

                      For a limited time from June 2 until August 1, 2014, both old and new part numbers will be supported in our system to allow our distribution partners to update their computer systems.

                      To assist our customers in converting old gun part numbers to new Best of the Best Platform part numbers, we have created an online conversion tool. To populate the data in the tool, Q-Gun, S-Gun and T-Gun MIG Gun part numbers configured between April 2011 and April 2014 were pulled and converted to the new part numbering system. Click here to access this conversion tool.

                        PRODUCT UPDATE – New Internal Stop in Centerfire and Quik Tip Diffusers

                        PRODUCT UPDATE –
                        New Internal Stop in Centerfire and Quik Tip Diffusers

                        Image of internal stop on Quik Tip Diffuser

                        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 and Quik Tip diffusers prevents the liner from going all the way through the diffuser, therefore changing how liners need to be installed. Liner installation will now require the removal of the diffuser.

                        Please note that trim lengths will also be affected.

                        See product insert INS-DIFF for more information.  

                        Frequently Asked Questions

                        How can I tell the difference between Centerfire and Quik Tip diffusers with the NEW internal stop vs. the original style Centerfire and Quik Tip diffusers?

                        To help distinguish Centerfire diffusers (shown below, left) with the new internal stop, users can check the orientation of the roll mark. In original style diffusers, the roll mark is readable when the tip end is at the top. In diffusers with the new internal stop, the roll mark is readable when the neck end is at the top.

                        Image of Centerfire Diffusers showing roll mark
                        Centerfire Diffuser
                        Image of Quik Tip diffuser showing roll mark
                        Quik Tip Diffuser

                        To distinguish Quik Tip diffusers (shown above, right) with the new internal stop, users can check the roll mark. In the original style diffusers, the roll mark has one Bernard starburst stamped before the part number. In diffusers with the new internal stop, the roll mark has a Bernard starburst stamped before AND after the part number.

                        For both Centerfire and Quik Tip diffusers, a second simple method to check for an internal stop would be to insert a liner into the diffuser. If the liner will not pass all the way through the diffuser, then an internal stop is present.

                        Please note that it is important to understand which diffuser you are using as this affects liner trim length during replacement. Please refer to the insert inside of your diffuser bag or click here for additional information about liner replacement and trim length details.

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                          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 a larger head.

                          What Changed?

                          The new design threads into the vacuum hose and cannot be removed unless the hose is cut to remove it from the threads. Removing the front band-it clamp also eliminates the possibility of the clamp getting snagged on other equipment, gloves, clothing, etc.

                          Frequently Asked Questions

                          Did any part numbers change?

                          Answer: The new threaded swivels are backwards compatible with existing guns. As a result, swivel part numbers did not change.

                          • 300 amp = 2810008
                          • 400 amp = 2810009

                          How can you tell the difference between the old version and the new 2013 design?

                          Answer: New 2013 design will not have the metal front band-it clamp located on the hose near the rear of the handle. See Figure below: 

                          Image of FILTAIR connection bracket - OLD
                          OLD Version
                          Image of FILTAIR connection bracket removed - NEW
                          New 2013 Design

                            NEW PRODUCT – Bernard Quik Tip HD Series Consumables

                            NEW PRODUCT –
                            Bernard Quik Tip HD Series

                            View of QUICK TIP HD

                            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 the nozzle, without removing and replacing the entire nozzle and contact tip
                            • Nozzle cleaning made easy – removable cone allows greater access to nozzle body for spatter removal
                            • Fully compatible with standard Quik Tip™  Series 1 Contact Tips, gas diffusers and insulating caps – See Bernard Quik Tip Series Spec Sheet for part numbers

                            Learn more on the Bernard Quik Tip Series product page.


                              NEW PRODUCT – QUICK LOAD Liner AutoLength System

                              NEW PRODUCT —
                              Tregaskiss QUICK LOAD Liner AutoLength System

                              QUICK LOAD Autolength cutaway image

                              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 liner does not have a chance of properly seating in the retaining head — often resulting in “bird-nesting” of the welding wire or premature contact tip failure and wear.

                              Wire feeding challenges reduce efficiency of the welding process and cause undesirable (and expensive) downtime. A system upgrade to this new innovative product can help improve welding efficiency and reduce costly downtime.

                              Learn more about the QUICK LOAD liner AutoLength system.

                                NEW PRODUCT – Bernard 250 amp S-Gun MIG Gun

                                NEW PRODUCT –
                                Bernard 250 amp S-Gun MIG Gun

                                Image of 250 amp 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 of lightweight steel coils that provide exceptional conduit for shielding gas flow and wire feeding
                                • Advanced molded handle design can withstand rough conditions and is ergonomically designed to offer better comfort and control even after extended use
                                • Quik Tip™ consumables are designed with a threaded taper lock that increases tip life by providing excellent heat transfer and electrical conductivity
                                • Built for exceptional performance and comfort in the most demanding environements – specifically shipbuilding and construction industries

                                 Learn more on the 250 amp S-Gun MIG gun product page. 


                                  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!

                                  FILTAIR fume extraction MIG gun with call outs identifying extraction control regulator and vacuum hose swivel
                                  • Vacuum regulator on front of handle allows balance of suction with shielding gas flow to protect against porosity
                                  • Smaller, light weight handle improves maneuverability and operator comfort
                                  • Vacuum hose swivel on rear of handle improves flexibility and reduces wrist fatigue
                                  • Compatible with vacuum systems from most major manufacturers
                                  • Available in 300 and 400 amp models
                                  • Available with Centerfire™ or Quik Tip™ consumables that ensure reliable arc starting, help reduce spatter and are longer lasting than competitive brands
                                  • Smaller vacuum chamber improves joint access and visibility
                                  • Guns configured with a Miller direct plug include a Miller® FILTAIR vacuum hose adapter

                                    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.

                                    Dura-Flux MIG Gun with a replaceable liner
                                    • New replaceable power cable liner allows for quick and easy power cable maintenance
                                    • Optional dual schedule switch for wire speed adjustment while welding is integrated into the handle to keep it protected from weld spatter
                                    • Internal trigger leads mean no trigger to cord to get caught on surrounding objects
                                    • Lightweight, rotatable Hi-Viz™ neck reduces user fatigue and improves weld visibility
                                    • Provides operator with 350 amp of welding capability
                                    • Quik Tip™ contact tips are designed with threaded taper lock that increase tip life by providing excellent heat transfer and electrical conductivity
                                    • Available in multiple cable length options: 8′, 10′, 12′, 15′, 20′, 25′ ft.
                                    • Amperage rating of 350 amp
                                    • Small trigger guard provides increased maneuverability and provides more access to weld joints

                                    Learn more about this new product on the Dura-Flux self-shielded flux-cored gun product page.


                                      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 between two switch halves, which also reduces the chance of switches tearing apart during use. This updated lever design is more robust with improved strength.
                                       

                                      Frequently Asked Questions

                                      How can you tell the difference between the old version and the new 2011 design?

                                      Our new 2011 switch is red (shown below in the comparison between current design and new 2011 design). 

                                      Image of Bernard new 2011 switch that is red
                                      SIDE VIEW:
                                      Current design (top) vs.
                                      New 2011 design (bottom)

                                        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 has been updated to allow for improved retention tabs between two switch halves, which also reduces the chance of switches tearing apart during use. This new design also provides for an enhanced connection between the exterior terminals and the switch (see Figure 1 below). 

                                        Frequently Asked Questions 

                                        How can you tell the difference between the old version and the new 2011 design?

                                        New 2011 design has the large tabs as shown in Figure 2 below.

                                        Image of Current design (top) vs. New 2011 design (bottom)
                                        Figure 1: BOTTOM VIEW – Current design (top) vs.
                                        New 2011 design (bottom)
                                        SIDE VIEW: Current design (top) vs. New 2011 design (bottom)
                                        Figure 2: SIDE VIEW –
                                        Current design (top) vs.
                                        New 2011 design (bottom)

                                          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 – Nozzle Insulator for 600 amp Robotic Water-Cooled MIG Gun

                                            NEW PRODUCT —
                                            Nozzle Insulator for 600 amp
                                            Tregaskiss Robotic Water-Cooled MIG Guns

                                            Image of an optional nozzle insulator

                                            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 optional nozzle insulator is available as a separate item: Part #601-5-75-4


                                              NEW PRODUCT – Thread-On Nozzle System

                                              NEW PRODUCT —
                                              Tregaskiss Thread-On Nozzle System

                                              May 22, 2009

                                              Image of a Thread-On Nozzle System featuring a TOUGH LOCK™ Retaining Head
                                              Thread-on nozzle system features a TOUGH LOCK® retaining head

                                              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
                                                TOUGH LOCK consumable series
                                              • Available for both robotic (part #404-52) and semi-automatic (part #404-53) applications


                                                  NEW PRODUCT – TOUGH LOCK EHD Contact Tips

                                                  NEW PRODUCT —
                                                  TOUGH LOCK Extra Heavy Duty Contact Tips

                                                  Image of a TOUGH LOCK EHD contact tip

                                                  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.