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MIG Gun eliminates downtime associated with neck replacement.

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February 13, 2013 - With its locked, rotatable neck, Bernard® S-Gun™ 250 amp MIG Gun helps eliminate downtime associated with missing MIG gun necks. Ergonomic handle is constructed of high-impact, glass-reinforced composite, and steel monocoil power cable is designed with lightweight steel coils that offer conduit for shielding gas flow and wire feeding. Gun is compatible with Weld Cable Control (WCC) Systems from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. as well as Quik Tip™ Series Consumables.

Bernard Welding Equipment Co.

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

Original Press Release

Bernard S-Gun 250 Amp MIG Gun Eliminates Downtime and Costs Associated with Neck Replacements

Press release date: November 12, 2012

BEECHER, Ill. – To help eliminate downtime and costs associated with missing MIG gun necks – a common occurrence in shipbuilding and repair – Bernard has introduced its Bernard® S-Gun™ 250 amp MIG Gun. The new gun features a locked rotatable neck that cannot be easily removed by the welding operator, but is still easily serviceable by maintenance. By having the locked neck, companies can reduce time at shift starts looking for or replacing MIG gun necks, as well as minimize the need for additional neck purchases.

The Bernard S-Gun 250 amp MIG Gun is compatible with the Weld Cable Control (WCC) Systems from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. Together the two help optimize weld quality while also increasing productivity.

The gun includes a steel monocoil power cable designed with lightweight steel coils that offer an exceptional conduit for shielding gas flow and wire feeding. The coil can accommodate commonly used wire sizes — .045- to 1/16 inch.  The Bernard S-Gun 250 amp MIG Gun also features a handle constructed of a high-impact, glass-reinforced composite that can withstand rough workplace conditions, and is ergonomically designed to offer welding operators better comfort and control — even after extended use.

The Bernard S-Gun 250 amp MIG Gun is compatible with  Quik Tip™ Series Consumables, which provide excellent arc starting capabilities, reduce spatter and provide more consistent welds than many competitive consumables. The Quik Tip Series Consumables feature a threaded taper lock that increases contact tip life by providing excellent heat transfer and electrical conductivity, along with gas diffusers that have positive stops. These stops secure Quik Tip nozzles in a fixed position for superior repeatability and consistent, quality welds.

About Bernard
For more information about Bernard’s welding products, visit www.bernardwelds.com, call 1-800-946-2281, fax 708-946-6726, email info@bernardwelds.com or write Bernard, 449 West Corning Road, Box 667, Beecher, IL 60401. Bernard Welding Equipment, 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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