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TOUGH LOCKTM HDP Contact Tips are suitable for MIG welding applications.

Press Release Summary:

TOUGH LOCKTM HDP Contact Tips are suitable for MIG welding applications.

Nov 15, 2017 -

TOUGH LOCKTM HDP Contact Tips are available in packages of 5, 25 or 100. Units can be used with .035, .040 and .045 in. solid copper-coated wires and are compatible with nozzles and retaining heads. Products offer tight bore tolerance.

Tregaskiss, an ITW company - Oldcastle, ON, CAN

Original Press Release

Regain Up to 95 Percent of Lost Productivity for Tip Changes With the New TOUGH LOCK™ HDP Contact Tips

Press release date: Nov 14, 2017

Tregaskiss has introduced its new TOUGH LOCKTM HDP Contact Tips, designed to significantly extend contact tip life in pulsed MIG welding applications - resulting in increased production throughput.

Precision engineered with a special alloy that provides a higher resistance to wear and arc erosion, the TOUGH LOCK HDP Contact Tips allow operations to regain as much as 95 percent of the productivity lost during typical contact tip changeovers. TOUGH LOCK HDP Contact Tips can do so by lasting six to 10 times longer than copper and chrome zirconium tips, which often need to be replaced twice as frequently during pulsed MIG welding due to its high heat input.

The new contact tips also feature a tight bore tolerance, provide increased arc stability to improve weld quality and reduce spatter, along with its associated cleanup.

TOUGH LOCK HDP Contact Tips are available in packages of 5, 25 or 100 and can be used with .035-, .040- and .045-inch solid copper-coated wires. They are compatible with TOUGH LOCK Consumables, including nozzles and retaining heads, and require no change to Tool Center Point (TCP). The contact tips also benefit from compatibility with the TOUGH GUN Reamer Nozzle Cleaning Station, which helps extend the life of robotic MIG guns and consumables by automatically removing spatter.

About Tregaskiss

For more information on welding products from Tregaskiss, call 1-855-MIGWELD (1-855-644-9353) or fax 1-877-737-2111 (in Canada and USA); write Tregaskiss, 2570 North Talbot Road, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, N0R 1L0; email info@tregaskiss.com or visit Tregaskiss.com. Outside North America, call +1-519-737-3030 or fax +1-519-737-1530.

Tregaskiss is an industry leader in the development and manufacture of robotic MIG welding guns, nozzle cleaning stations and consumables, and offers its products worldwide. Its product lines include TOUGH GUN™ Robotic MIG Guns and Reamers, TOUGH LOCK™ Consumables, QUICK LOAD™ Liners, the QUICK LOAD Liner AutoLength™ System 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.