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  • 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 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 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 […]
  • 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 – 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 – Expanded TOUGH GUN TA3 MIG Gun Offering
    PRODUCT UPDATE —Expanded TOUGH GUN TA3 MIG Gun Offering 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 Yaskawa® Motoman® AR1440, AR1720 […]
  • 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 —Expanded TOUGH GUN TA3 MIG Gun Offering 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) Download the Owner’s […]
  • 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
    DISCONTINUED PRODUCT — TOUGH GARD Spatter Cleaner Robotic Nozzle Cleaning Station December 31, 2014 The TOUGH GARD® spatter cleaner has been discontinued as of December 31, 2014. Replacement parts will continue to be available until December 31, 2015. Prices and availability of these replacement parts are subject to change without notice. Consider an upgrade to the […]
  • NEW PRODUCT – TOUGH GUN TA3 Robotic Air-Cooled MIG Gun
    NEW PRODUCT —TOUGH GUN TA3 Robotic Air-Cooled MIG Gun October 31, 2014 Tregaskiss is pleased to bring you the TOUGH GUN® TA3 robotic air-cooled MIG gun. Designed for today’s through-arm style robots, the TOUGH GUN TA3 robotic air-cooled MIG gun combines the most valuable options of our TOUGH GUN ThruArm™ G1 and G2 series platforms […]
  • NEW PRODUCT – TOUGH GUN CA3 Robotic Air-Cooled MIG Gun
    NEW PRODUCT —TOUGH GUN CA3 Robotic Air-Cooled MIG Gun October 31, 2014 Tregaskiss is pleased to bring you the TOUGH GUN® CA3 robotic air-cooled MIG gun. Designed for high-volume production environments, the TOUGH GUN CA3 robotic air-cooled MIG gun combines the most valuable product features of our TOUGH GUN G1 and G2 series platforms, along […]
  • 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
    PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT —Tregaskiss Automatic Series MIG Gun Handles March 1, 2013 Tregaskiss is pleased to announce an improvement to our fixed automatic series MIG guns. These robust machine torches are engineered for hard tooling applications requiring a durable welding torch, and they now feature a one-piece high strength phenolic handle.
  • NEW PRODUCT – TOUGH GUN TT3 Reamer
    NEW PRODUCT — TOUGH GUN TT3 Reamer April 1, 2013 More Reliable and Easier to Maintain Than Ever Before! Introducing the next evolution of the TOUGH GUN® reamer from Tregaskiss. Improvements to the sprayer system, new plug and play replacement parts, and simplified internal wiring make this new reamer more reliable and faster and easier to […]
  • PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT – Reamer Cutter Blades
    PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT —TOUGH GUN Reamer Cutter Blades November 12, 2010 Effective Monday, November 12, 2010, Tregaskiss has released a new design for the TOUGH GUN® reamer cutter blades. The new product is made in North America and has passed a series of stringent tests. As a result, we are proud to implement this product, approved by […]
  • PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT – Solenoid Valve for TOUGH GUN Reamer Robotic Nozzle Cleaning Stations
    PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT —Solenoid Valve for TOUGH GUN Reamers with External Valves May 7, 2008 Previously we have supplied the type of TR-2210 solenoid valves (made by SMC) for the TOUGH GUN® reamer as shown in the image on the left (OLD). We now offer an improved DIN connection for this product (also from SMC) shown in the image on […]