To reduce both unplanned and planned downtime in robotic MIG welding applications, AccuLock R Series consumables from Tregaskiss® (Windsor, ON) virtually eliminate cross-threading issues and optional AccuLock HDP contact tips can extend tip life by 10X or more in certain pulsed welding applications. By increasing efficiency, AccuLock R Series consumables help shops achieve annual cost reduction and throughput goals with minimal risk or effort. They are ideal for automotive, metal fabrication and general manufacturing applications. For shops that are challenged with a shortage of experienced welding operators, reducing the need for replacement of these consumables means fewer human interactions within the welding cell and fewer opportunities for errors during installation. The coarse threads on the contact tip are responsible for virtually eliminating the risk of cross-threading and a long contact tip tail concentrically aligns within the diffuser prior to thread engagement, ensuring quick, accurate replacement. Eliminating cross-threading issues allows companies to spend less time troubleshooting and more time focused on weld quality and productivity initiatives.
AccuLock R Series consumables feature an enhanced contact tip-to-diffuser design. The contact tip features increased mass at the front and 60 percent of the tip is buried in the diffuser, protected from the heat of the welding arc, reducing the need for frequent replacements. Tapered mating surfaces ensure optimal electrical conductivity, while also keeping the consumables locked in place. AccuLock R Series and Bernard® AccuLock S Series consumables share a common contact tip available for welding wire sizes ranging from 0.023 in to 1/8 in. This Common Consumable Platform™ simplifies inventory and reduces the chance of mistakes during changeover. The consumables are compatible with front-loading QUICK LOAD® Liners from Tregaskiss, as well as TOUGH GUN® CA3 and TA3 Robotic MIG Guns and TOUGH GUN Air-Cooled Fixed Automation MIG Guns. Current users of TOUGH LOCK® consumables or other contact tips and diffusers can, in most cases, easily change to AccuLock R Series consumables without affecting the tool center point (TCP) or needing to reprogram the robot.
Amid Challenges, Majority of Metalformers Predict Little Change in Economic Activity
U.S and Canadian incoming orders expected to remain steady, according to the latest barometer reading from the Precision Metalforming Association.
U.S. Manufacturing Grows in September –– PMI Dips 0.6% to 55.4
The Institute for Supply Management reports that among the six biggest industries, food, beverage & tobacco remains the best-performing sector, with fabricated metal and chemical products growing strongly.