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April 7, 2014
How consumable quality affects welding productivity and costs
Some welding operations may view purchasing consumables as a place to save money, because high-quality consumables typically cost more than lower-quality consumables. However, the upfront cost of consumables is not the whole picture. Consumables... Read more...

News

January 9, 2014
Online 3-D animation highlights GMAW gun liner loading system
A new 3-D animation available on the Bernard and Tregaskiss YouTube pages presents their QUICK LOAD™ Liner AutoLength™ system for GMAW operations. The animation, which can be viewed at www.youtube.com/thebernarddifference and... Read more...

Product

December 11, 2013
GMAW gun nozzles help minimize changeovers
Bernard has introduced the new Quik Tip™ HD series GMAW nozzles, featuring a removable nozzle cone. These nozzles offer an increased wall thickness and insulating material to help them withstand the heat of the welding arc for longer... Read more...

Product

July 25, 2013
Semiautomatic GMAW gun suitable for light- to medium-duty welding applications
For light- to medium-duty welding applications and those with shorter arc-on times, Bernard offers the TGX™ semiautomatic GMAW gun. This air-cooled gun is available in models from 180 to 400 amps. The XL gun features a standard handle... Read more...

News

June 26, 2013
Bernard, Tregaskiss launch joint service, support number
Bernard, Beecher, Ill., and Tregaskiss, Windsor, Ont., have launched a new joint toll-free telephone number for distributors and end users in the U.S. and Canada. The new number, 855-MIGWELD (855-644-9353), provides one point of access to... Read more...

News

January 22, 2013
Bernard, Tregaskiss launch new websites
Bernard, Beecher, Ill., and Tregaskiss, Windsor, Ont., have together announced the launch of new websites. The development of these websites follows the recent announcement of their branding migration, which positions Bernard as a brand for... Read more...

Product

November 29, 2012
GMAW gun eliminates downtime associated with neck replacements
Bernard has introduced the Bernard® S-Gun™ 250-amp GMAW gun. It features a locked, rotatable neck that cannot be removed easily by the operator, but is still serviceable by maintenance. The gun is compatible with weld cable control (WCC)... Read more...

News

November 28, 2012
Bernard, Tregaskiss debut electronic newsletter
Bernard, Beecher, Ill., and Tregaskiss, Windsor, Ont., are launching a new, electronic newsletter filled with welding, business, and product information. "Amperage" will be available free to opt-in subscribers on a quarterly basis beginning in... Read more...

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November 26, 2012
Bernard, Tregaskiss partner for new branding initiative
Bernard, Beecher, Ill., and Tregaskiss, Windsor, Ont., have partnered to launch a new branding initiative. As part of this initiative, several product lines migrate between the two brands. Bernard now offers only semiautomatic GMAW guns, and... Read more...

Article

February 7, 2012
GMAW guns, consumables, and more: 7 common questions answered
Gas metal arc welding (GMAW) involves more than just arc-on time. Welding operators also need to be mindful of other factors that contribute to the overall productivity and quality of their welding operation, such as joint preparation, weld... Read more...

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November 10, 2011
Miller Electric names senior VP at ITW Welding North America
Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., has announced the promotion of Scott Jenkins, former general manager of the Miller Portable Power division, to the position of senior vice president of sales and marketing for ITW Welding North... Read more...

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October 20, 2011
Handling, installing, and maintaining GMAW consumables
When it comes to welding, many variables can influence productivity and quality. The power source, filler metals, and consumables all factor into the equation and require special attention during the selection process. You must manage these... Read more...

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September 12, 2011
Handling, installing, and maintaining GMAW consumables
When it comes to welding, many variables can influence productivity and quality. The power source, filler metals, and consumables all factor into the equation and require special attention during the selection process. You must manage these... Read more...

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March 7, 2011
Answers to 6 FAQs about FCAW-SS
For structural steel applications, bridge construction, and heavy equipment repair, self-shielded flux-cored welding (FCAW-SS) has become a standard and reliable process because of its ability to provide high deposition rates and good weld... Read more...

Product

March 30, 2010
Water-cooled GMAW guns, consumables introduced
Bernard introduces its customizable W™-series water-cooled GMAW guns and new water-cooled Centerfire™ consumables to meet the wide ranging needs of high-amperage, water-cooled MIG applications. Featuring exceptional durability and... Read more...

Product

March 30, 2010
Self-shielded flux-cored welding gun enhanced
Bernard Welding Equipment has announced improvements to its Dura-Flux self-shielded flux-cored welding gun. A variety of trigger guards, cable lengths, neck styles, and direct plugs allow users to customize the gun for their applications. The... Read more...

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January 6, 2010
GMAW guns and consumables
Gas metal arc welding (GMAW) guns and consumables sometimes are an afterthought for buyers of welding systems, but considering that they are the most handled piece of welding equipment and are exposed to the most environmental and operator... Read more...

Product

September 16, 2008
High-deposition welding guns feature durable, heat-resistant handle with rubberized grip
Bernard offers its HD Q and S-Guns designed for high-deposition welding. The welding guns feature a durable and heat-resistant handle with a rubberized grip for maneuverability. They also have an armor-protected locking trigger with an optional... Read more...

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June 17, 2008
Troubleshooting welding conductivity
Electrical conductivity is at the core of MIG welding equipment, and yet poor conductivity is one of the most common and frequently overlooked causes of poor welding performance. What Is Conductivity? Conductivity is a measure of a... Read more...

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June 17, 2008
Tips for troubleshooting GMAW consumables
Making a high-quality gas metal arc weld is no easy task. But making a high-quality weld when your gun and consumables aren't functioning properly is just about impossible. Porosity, excessive spatter, undercut, and burnback are just a few of... Read more...

Product

April 15, 2008
Welding nozzles, gasless parts introduced for welding at high amperages
Bernard has introduced a line of heavy-duty and gasless Centerfire™ components, designed to help reduce operator downtime and improve weld quality for companies that weld at high amperages or change frequently between GMAW and self-shielded... Read more...

Product

October 9, 2007
Self-shielded flux-cored welding gun introduced
Bernard's Dura-Flux™ is the company's first self-shielded, flux-cored welding gun. The gun features a nonmetallic trigger that the company says absorbs less heat than metal triggers and is designed to increase operator comfort. The trigger... Read more...

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September 11, 2007
The tipping point
Contact tip recess isn't usually the first thing welders think about when they contemplate getting the best performance from their gas metal arc welding (GMAW) equipment. Using the wrong contact tip recess, however, can make a quality weld... Read more...

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August 22, 2007
Great welds need the right gas
If you're reading this, you probably already know that shielding gas plays a critical role in achieving a strong, visually appealing gas metal arc weld. That's the easy part. However, why shielding gas is necessary, the practical differences... Read more...

Product

May 8, 2007
Conversion adapters, gas diffusers work with most GMAW guns
Bernard offers conversion adapters and gas diffusers that fit its Centerfire™ contact tips and nozzles to all major GMAW gun brands. The adapters and gas diffusers connect the consumables to Binzel®, Lincoln®, Miller®,... Read more...

Product

January 9, 2007
MIG gun features polished aluminum neck armor
Bernard® has announced that its line of Q-Gun MIG guns now features polished aluminum neck armor. The aluminum armor is 35 percent thicker than the previously used brass armor for increased durability with no weight penalty. Aluminum armored... Read more...

Article

September 12, 2006
GMAW guns: More than a commodity
Many welders often think of a gas metal arc welding (GMAW) gun as a mass-produced, unspecialized product—a commodity—when purchasing a GMAW system. More costly components, such as the power source, wire feeder, and shielding... Read more...

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January 10, 2006
Elements of success:
You may know that air and water are two of the four astrological elements, but you may not know just how much they can affect your welding performance. Torches, cables, and cooling are three integral components in gas metal... Read more...

Product

October 11, 2005
GMAW products designed to enhance productivity
Bernard® Welding Equipment's Centerfire™ gas diffusers, contact tips, and nozzles work together to improve productivity in GMAW applications. The threadless contact tips drop in the gas diffuser and are locked in place by tightening... Read more...

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June 14, 2005
How to choose the consumables you use - Part I
Many factors influence gas metal arc welding (GMAW) consumable selection. Chief among the factors is productivity. Because 85 percent of the cost of making a weld is labor, you need to choose consumables based on how well they... Read more...