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Compact Lightweight Welding Gun reduces fumes and smoke.

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July 1, 2014 - Intended for medium- to heavy-duty solid or flux-cored welding applications, Clean Air™ Fume Extraction Gun optimizes weld fume capture, gas flow, and weld access via sliding nozzle shroud that adjusts to one of 4 fixed positions. Vacuum chamber size promotes operator comfort and control by providing joint access and visibility, while 360° vacuum hose swivel on rear of handle promotes flexibility and reduces wrist fatigue. Gun comes in 400, 500, and 600 A models with 45° or 60° neck bend.

Bernard Welding Equipment Co.

West Corning Road, Box 667, Beecher, IL, 60401, USA

Original Press Release

Redesigned Bernard Clean Air Gun Minimizes Weight and Size, Maximizes Fume Extraction

Press release date: June 23, 2014

BEECHER, Ill. – Bernard has redesigned its Clean Air™ Fume Extraction Gun to be lighter and smaller than many standard fume extraction guns, providing welding operators with a more comfortable option for reducing weld fume and smoke. The new lighter-weight and smaller gun is nearly the same dimensions as a regular Bernard Semi-Automatic MIG Gun and is ideal for almost any medium- to heavy-duty solid or flux-cored welding application. To optimize weld fume capture, gas flow and weld access, the Clean Air Fume Extraction Gun features an easy-to-slide nozzle shroud on the front of the gun that adjusts to one of four fixed positions. The small size of the vacuum chamber further improves welding operator comfort and control by providing good joint access and visibility, while a 360-degree vacuum hose swivel on the rear of the handle improves flexibility and reduces wrist fatigue. A rubber overmold on handle adds to operator comfort and control. The Clean Air Fume Extraction Gun has a crush- and snag-resistant vacuum hose that maximizes maneuverability and limits hang-ups on nearby equipment or fixtures. The hose is durable enough to eliminate the need for a bulky vacuum hose cover in most applications and features threaded connections for easy replacement. Bernard offers the Clean Air Fume Extraction Gun in 400-, 500- and 600-amp models with a 45- or 60-degree neck bend to maximize wire feeding. The gun is compatible with Centerfire™, Quik Tip™ or TOUGH LOCK™ Consumables, as well as QUICK LOAD™ Liners or Universal Conventional Liners, and can be paired with vacuum systems from most major manufacturers.

About Bernard
For more information about Bernard’s welding products, visit BernardWelds.com, call 1-855-MIGWELD (1-855-644-9353), fax 1-888-946-6726, email info@bernardwelds.com or write Bernard, 449 West Corning Road, Box 667, Beecher, IL 60401. Outside North America, call +1-519-737-3030 or fax +1-708-946-6726.

Bernard, located in Beecher, Ill., manufactures premium semi-automatic GMAW (MIG) and FCAW (flux-cored) welding guns, consumables, accessories and manual arc products. For more than 60 years, Bernard has been an innovator in heavy-duty MIG welding and a contributor to improved welding productivity. Bernard is a division of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW), Glenview, Ill., USA. ITW is a diversified multinational manufacturer of highly engineered components, assemblies and systems.

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