Bernard's New AccuLock S Consumable System Includes Contact Tip, Nozzle, Gas Diffuser, Liner, Power Pin and Power Pin Cap

Press Release Summary:

  • Advanced design ensures high productivity and optimized wire feeding, while also simplifying installation and maintenance
  • Decrease the risk of improper installation that could lead to costly downtime to address poor weld quality or liner replacement
  • Designed to solve issues associated with poor wire feeding in semi-automatic MIG welding, such as bird-nesting, burnback and erratic arc

Original Press Release:

New MIG Gun Consumable System Offers Advanced Design Features to Maximize Productivity and Weld Quality

Beecher, Ill. March 6, 2019 – Bernard has introduced its new AccuLock™ S Consumable System. Building on proven consumable technology, Bernard has added advanced design features that ensure higher productivity and optimized wire feeding, while also simplifying installation and maintenance. The system includes a contact tip, nozzle, gas diffuser, liner, and power pin and power pin cap.

“AccuLock S Consumables represent a revolutionary improvement for users of industrial MIG guns,” says Linda Ray, vice president and general manager. “These consumables work together, as a complete system, improving performance and minimizing — if not eliminating — the most common gun maintenance issues.”

The AccuLock S Consumables are designed to solve issues associated with poor wire feeding in semi-automatic MIG welding, such as bird-nesting, burnback and erratic arc. The system locks in place and concentrically aligns the liner with the power pin and contact tip for a flawless wire feeding path with no gaps or misalignments. There is no liner measuring required during installation or replacement. Welders simply cut the liner flush with the back of the power pin for perfect liner trimming — every time. Combined, these features decrease the risk of improper installation that could lead to costly downtime to address poor weld quality or liner replacement.

Adding to the ease of installation, the contact tips feature coarse threads that easily mate with the gas diffuser, lessening the chance of cross-threading and speeding contact tip replacement.

The AccuLock S Consumables are designed to reduce heat buildup for long product life. Sixty percent of the contact tip is buried in the gas diffuser to protect it from heat damage, while shielding gas helps cool the contact tip tail. The tapered design of the consumables tightly lock conductive parts together to minimize electrical resistance and further reduce heat buildup.

As a complement to the AccuLock S Series, AccuLock MDX™ Consumables launched with the new Miller® MDX MIG Guns in February 2019. AccuLock R Consumables for robotic welding applications will be released under the Tregaskiss® brand name later in 2019.

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, Beecher, IL 60401. Outside North America, call +1-519-737-3000 or fax +1-708-946-6726.

Bernard, located in Beecher, Illinois, manufactures premium semi-automatic GMAW (MIG) and FCAW (flux-cored) welding guns, consumables, accessories and manual arc products. For more than 70 years, Bernard has been an innovator in heavy-duty MIG welding and a contributor to improved welding productivity. Bernard is a division of Miller Electric Mfg. LLC, a leading worldwide manufacturer of Miller brand arc welding products headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Editorial Contact:

Monica DeBrot

Two Rivers Marketing

515-557-2068

monicad@2rm.com

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