Tregaskiss announced its fixed automatic MIG guns and robotic water-cooled MIG guns are now available with AccuLock R consumables. This consumable system has been designed to increase contact tip life and virtually eliminate cross-threading issues, leading to a reduction in both planned and unplanned downtime for changeover.
AccuLock R consumables are compatible with the Tregaskiss MA1 fixed automatic air-cooled MIG gun, as well as the Tregaskiss MW1 and AW2 fixed automatic water-cooled guns for hard tooling automation applications. They are also available on the Tregaskiss 600-amp robotic water-cooled MIG gun, which is designed to improve productivity on demanding applications, such as welding thick plate or running prolonged duty cycles. Customers currently using TOUGH LOCK® consumables on their 600-amp robotic water-cooled gun can convert to AccuLock R consumables with no impact on Tool Center Point (TCP).
The consumables, including contact tips, gas diffusers and nozzles, are an option to select when customizing any of the guns using the Tregaskiss online configurators.
AccuLock R contact tips feature coarse threads that are responsible for virtually eliminating cross-threading, along with a long contact tip tail. The tail concentrically aligns inside the diffuser before engaging to ensure quick and accurate contact tip replacement, reducing time spent troubleshooting.
The AccuLock R contact tip has an increased mass at the front of the tip; plus, 60% of the tip is buried in the diffuser so it is protected from the arc’s heat. Tapered mating surfaces provide excellent electrical conductivity and also keep the consumables locked in place.
Tregaskiss is an industry leader in the development and manufacture of robotic MIG welding guns, peripherals and consumables, and offers its products worldwide. Its product lines include AccuLock™ R and S consumables, TOUGH GUN® robotic MIG uns and peripherals, 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.