Welding Consumables reduce down time in MIG applications.

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Centerfire® contact tips drop in gas diffuser and are locked in place by tightening nozzle. They do not require tools to change, and, when coupled with correct nozzle, stay fixed either flush with end of nozzle, at 1/8 in. recess, or 1/4 in. recess. Large diameter bases and tapered seats increase electrical conductivity and heat transfer. Hand tightened nozzles come with built in spatter shields that protect gas diffusers and facilitate smooth gas flow.



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New Centerfire(TM) Series MG Welding Consumables from Bernard® Deliver Superior Performance and Reduced Down Time



Beecher, IL, June 1, 2003 - Bernard®, part of Illinois Tool Works (NYSE:ITW) Premium Welding Components, has introduced its new patent pending Centerfire(TM) series of MIG welding consumables. The revolutionary design of Centerfire(TM) series gas diffusers, contact tips and nozzles brings superior performance and reduced down time to most MIG welding applications.

Centerfire(TM) series contact tips "Drop-In" the gas diffuser and are locked in place by tightening the nozzle. These "Drop-In" contact tips without threads do not require tools to change, are quicker to replace after burn back and, when coupled with the correct nozzle, stay fixed either flush with the end of the nozzle, at 1/8" recess or 1/4" recess. Their large diameter tip bases and tapered seats increase electrical conductivity and heat transfer.

Hand tightened Centerfire(TM) series nozzles come with built in spatter shields that protect the gas diffusers and facilitate smoother, less turbulent gas flow. The solid, concentric relationship between Centerfire(TM) contact tips and nozzles keep the tips centered and fixed at desired recess even after hard use or abuse.

Bernard Welding Equipment manufactures premium GMAW (MIG) welding guns, consumables, accessories and manual arc products. For over 50 years Bernard has been an innovator in heavy-duty MIG welding and a proven contributor to improved welding productivity.

ITW Welding Components is a part of ITW Welding Products, an Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) company. ITW Premium Welding Components consists of these prominent welding equipment suppliers: Smith Equipment (oxy-fuel cutting, welding and brazing accessories), Bemard (MIG welding guns and components), Weldcraft (TIG torches and accessories), OXO Welding Equipment Co. (MIG welding guns), Tempil (temperature indicators), Miller Genuine Parts (service parts and consumables), and PlazCraft (air plasma cutting torches); and ITW Value Welding Components comprised of K&K Welding (MIG welding components), Welding Nozzle International (TIG torches and accessories), and National Torch Tip (replacement welding and cutting tips).

ITW is a $9.5 billion diversified manufacturer of highly engineered components and industrial systems. ITW consists of approximately 600 decentralized operations in 44 countries and employs 48,700 people.

For additional information, contact Bill Giese at ITW Premium Welding Components: 449 West Coming Road, Box 667, Beecher, IL 60401. Phone: 800-946-2281, Ext. 6270 or email: bgiese@itwwc.com.

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