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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

November 25, 2013
Robotic GMAW gun designed for use with through-arm style robots
The TOUGH GUN™ ThruArm™ G1 series robotic GMAW gun from Tregaskiss provides 500 amps of welding capability. Featuring the low-stress robotic (LSR) unicable, the gun is designed for use with through-arm-style robots. Features... 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...

Product

April 24, 2013
Reamer updated to help simplify maintenance
Tregaskiss has introduced the TOUGH GUN™ Reamer TT3 series. According to the company, the reamer helps extend the life of robotic GMAW guns and consumables. The unit features a new sprayer reservoir location on the opposite side of... 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...

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...

News

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

September 10, 2012
Selecting, installing, and maintaining a through-arm robotic GMAW gun
Robotic welding systems are all about speed and repeatability. When implemented properly, they can help companies gain greater productivity and higher weld quality, while also lowering their costs and, in some cases, providing them with a... Read more...

Product

August 6, 2012
GMAW gun liner system allows leeway if liner is cut too short
Tregaskiss will display its new QUICK LOAD™ Liner AutoLength™ system at FABTECH Intl. The system is designed to minimize the problems that can occur when a GMAW gun liner is cut too short, including poor wire feeding, burnbacks,... Read more...

Product

December 14, 2011
Robotic GMAW gun series expanded
Tregaskiss has expanded its TOUGH GUN™ ThruArm™ G2 series of robotic GMAW guns to include configurations for robots from ABB, FANUC, Kuka, and OTC. The guns' alignment features help maintain tool-center point for reliability and... Read more...

News

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...

Article

November 7, 2011
Robotic welding: Don’t forget the consumables
A welding automation investment should provide the productivity gains and quality improvements that set your welding operation apart (see Figure 1 ). To achieve success, however, you must ensure that the parts you are welding are consistent... Read more...

Article

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...

Article

July 11, 2011
Should you automate your welding operation?
As the economy continues to show signs of improvement and manufacturers face greater demands for production, competition likely will increase across the marketplace. In addition to implementing lean practices, which many manufacturers find can... Read more...

Product

May 31, 2011
Semiautomatic GMAW gun liners now offered on additional guns
Tregaskiss is making its QUICK LOAD™ liners standard on TOUGH GUN™ and TGX™ semiautomatic GMAW guns as of July 2011. The liners have been standard on all TOUGH GUN robotic and automatic GMAW guns since 2010. The liners are... Read more...

Article

October 4, 2010
Welding guns 101: light- or heavy-duty?
When it comes to choosing welding equipment, welding operators may find themselves contemplating which power source to use—and rightly so. The power source significantly affects weld quality, productivity, and overall costs of welding.... Read more...

Product

March 30, 2010
Retaining heads upgraded
Tregaskiss has upgraded the design of its TOUGH LOCK Retaining Heads. At no additional cost to its customers, the TOUGH LOCK Retaining Heads now feature the company's dual taper technology—a second rear taper between the gooseneck and the... Read more...

Product

March 30, 2010
GMAW guns enhanced with new look, more flexibility
Tregaskiss has brought a new look and more flexibility to its line of TGX™ Semi-Automatic GMAW Guns—at no additional charge. Designed for light- to medium-duty welding applications, the following TGX guns are available: XL 400 amp,... Read more...

Article

January 12, 2010
Keeping sight of the little things
Robotic gas metal arc welding (GMAW) can provide companies with significant gains in productivity and excellent return on investment — when done right. Unfortunately, companies often make the mistake of focusing too much on big-picture... Read more...

Product

May 12, 2009
Unicable's rotating power connection relieves stress
Tregaskiss has introduced the TOUGH GUN™ LSR (Low-Stress Robotic) unicable. It includes a rotating power connection that relieves stress caused by routine cable torsion and features a protective conduit to shield the cable components from... Read more...

Article

October 14, 2008
Don't be marginalized
Robotic welding systems introduce speed, accuracy, and repeatability into the fabrication process. The repeatability of these systems can increase productivity and reduce welding production costs, thereby maximizing the return on the investment... Read more...

Product

October 14, 2008
Gooseneck system for GMAW guns facilitates quick style change
Tregaskiss now offers a QUICK LOAD™ gooseneck system for its curved-handle TOUGH GUN™ GMAW guns. The system allows welding operators to change gooseneck combinations quickly, minimizing downtime and providing the exact angle for... Read more...

Product

January 15, 2008
GMAW nozzle reamers enhanced
Tregaskiss offers the next generation of Tough Gun® reamers. The reamer quickly cleans and removes spatter from GMAW nozzles to help ensure long consumable life, good gas coverage, and reliable arc starts. New features include internally... Read more...

News

January 15, 2008
Tregaskiss appoints regional business manager in western Canada
Tregaskiss, Windsor, Ont., has added Norm Greenlay as a regional business manager in western Canada. Greenlay, who has more than 20 years of experience in the industry and a background in engineering, reports to Darren Grey, the company's... Read more...

News

June 12, 2007
Tregaskiss announces new hires
Tregaskiss Welding Products, Windsor, Ont., Canada, has announced two hires—Mark Morgan as customer training specialist and Judy Wilson as customer service specialist. Morgan is responsible for the Midwest and Pacific Northwest. He has... Read more...

News

May 24, 2007
ITW acquires Tregaskiss
Illinois Tool Works has acquired Tregaskiss Welding Products, a Canadian welding company. Tregaskiss, a maker of robotic and semi-automatic welding torches, has 179 employees and supplies products to welding supply distributors in Canada and the... Read more...

News

February 13, 2007
Tregaskiss hires product engineer
Tregaskiss Welding Products, Windsor, Ont., has hired Ryan Lizotte as a product engineer reporting to Product Engineering Manager Jeff Wells. Lizotte has a degree in mechanical engineering technology and six years of experience in manufacturing... Read more...

Product

October 10, 2006
Consumables fit various brand GMAW torches
Tregaskiss Ltd. offers consumables that fit Lincoln, Bernard, and Tweco GMAW torches. Consumables consist of custom-fitting goosenecks, patented TOUGH LOCK contact tip system, and durable nozzles. The program can be applied via two options: the... Read more...

News

October 10, 2006
Tregaskiss announces organizational change
The strategic accounts team at Tregaskiss Welding Products, Windsor, Ont., will now report to Randy Stevens, director of business development. The team is responsible for sales, service, and support to specific large automotive customers... Read more...

News

September 12, 2006
Tregaskiss, BDI enter joint venture, form new company
Tregaskiss Welding Products, Windsor, Ont., has entered a joint venture with Browne Distribution Intl. LLC (BDI), forming Tregaskiss Intl. Tregaskiss Intl. is responsible for the growth and support of Tregaskiss Welding Products outside of North... Read more...