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MIG Gun Liner System minimizes downtime.

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December 5, 2012 - Designed for guns equipped with QUICK LOAD™ Liners, QUICK LOAD™ Liner AutoLength™ System minimizes wire-feeding problems and burnbacks, as well as premature contact tip failure and wear associated with misalignment between liner and contact tip. Spring-loaded module housed inside power pin applies constant pressure on liner, keeping it seated properly in retaining head or diffuser at all times. Allowing for up to 1 in. forgiveness, system accommodates liner movement during welding.

Tregaskiss, Ltd.

2570-T N. Talbot Rd., Oldcastle, ON, N0R1L0, Canada

Original Press Release

New MIG Gun Liner System Reduces Downtime to Address Burnbacks and Wire-Feeding Issues

Press release date: November 26, 2012

WINDSOR, Ontario. – To minimize costly downtime and prevent quality problems associated with incorrect MIG gun liner length, Tregaskiss has introduced its new QUICK LOAD™ Liner AutoLength™ System. The new system can be used with guns equipped with QUICK LOAD™ Liners, specifically the Bernard™ T-Gun™ Semi-Automatic Gun and Tregaskiss™ Robotic MIG Guns. The new system helps reduce wire-feeding problems and also decreases burnbacks, along with premature contact tip failure and wear associated with misalignment between the liner and contact tip.

A spring-loaded module housed inside the power pin applies constant pressure on the liner, keeping it seated properly in the retaining head (or diffuser) at all times. The new system allows for up to 1 inch (2.54 cm) forgiveness and it also accommodates liner movement during welding.

Once the AutoLength Pin has been installed at the rear of the gun, a Tregaskiss QUICK LOAD Liner can then be installed from the front end of the MIG gun in less than half the time and effort of a conventional MIG gun liner replacement — and without the need to cut and waste wire. QUICK LOAD Liners also allow the MIG gun to remain attached to the wire feeder during changeover, eliminating the need to climb up to remove semi-automatic guns connected to a boom wire feeder. They also allow welding operators to change the liner from a safe zone in a robotic cell during routine pauses in operation. 

To simplify an upgrade to the QUICK LOAD Liner AutoLength System, Tregaskiss has developed a System Upgrade Chart that provides part numbers for the system according to common wire diameters and wire feeders from popular manufacturers. Also as reference, Tregaskiss has made available a helpful brochure.

About Tregaskiss
For more information on Tregaskiss Products, call 1-877-737-3111 or fax 1-877-737-2111 (in Canada and USA); write Tregaskiss, 2570 North Talbot Road, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, N0R 1L0; email or visit Outside North America, call +1-519-737-3000 or fax +1-519-737-1530.

Tregaskiss is an industry leader in the development and manufacture of robotic MIG welding guns, peripherals and consumables, and offers its products worldwide. Its brands include TOUGH GUN™ Robotic MIG Guns and Peripherals, TOUGH LOCK™ Consumables, QUICK LOAD™ Liners and TOUGH GARD™ Anti-Spatter Products. Tregaskiss is a division of ITW Canada Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary 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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