PRODUCT UPDATE —

600 amp TOUGH GUN Robotic Water-Cooled MIG Gun from TregaskissTOUGH GUN Robotic Water-Cooled MIG Guns

November 2, 2010

To maximize productivity when welding thick plate and/or operating for prolonged duty cycles, Tregaskiss offers its TOUGH GUN™ Robotic Water-Cooled MIG Gun, which includes a new Wire Brake feature. The Wire Brake feature works in conjunction with wire touch sensing to help determine the location of weld joints and supports good weld quality and productivity. This feature can be ordered through Tregaskiss' TOUGH GUN MIG Gun Configurator and is available for wire sizes from 0.035- to 1/16-inch diameter.

The TOUGH GUN Robotic Water-Cooled MIG Gun also includes a high-flow gooseneck with four cooling channels and a water-cooled power cable that provides excellent cooling capacity to the front-end consumables to help extend their service life and allow for longer periods of welding. Additionally, the TOUGH GUN Robotic Water-Cooled MIG Gun features a sturdy stainless steel docking body capable of withstanding the harsh environments common to high-amperage welding applications, along with a durable conduit that swivels independently to provide rigid support for the liner, ensure smooth and consistent wire feeding, and minimize downtime for maintenance. Adding to the ease of maintenance, the new MIG gun has an accessible front housing, quick-change fittings and replaceable components, all features that support greater productivity by lessening the time needed to care for the gun.

The TOUGH GUN Robotic Water-Cooled MIG Gun uses the TOUGH LOCK™ Consumable Platform and QUICK LOAD™ Liners. These products are common across Tregaskiss TOUGH GUN Robotic and Automatic MIG Guns and Bernard™ T-Gun Series (formerly Tregaskiss TOUGH GUN Semi-Automatic MIG Guns)and TGX™ Series (formerly Tregaskiss TGX Series MIG Guns) MIG Guns, allowing users of multiple styles of guns to simplify and reduce their overall inventory of welding consumables.

This robotic MIG gun provides 600 amps welding capacity at 100 percent duty cycle with CO2 shielding gas or 60 percent duty cycle when welding with mixed gases. Further, Tregaskiss R&D testing and extensive field trials have proven this MIG gun is a reliable performer in the most demanding welding applications, including thick-plate welding that is common in the heavy-equipment manufacturing industry.

This robotic MIG gun represents the future of the TOUGH GUN robotic water-cooled product line and, as of December 31, 2010 it has completely replaced Tregaskiss' existing TOUGH GUN Quick Change Water-Cooled (QCWC) and Keyed Water-Cooled (KWC) Robotic MIG Guns.