Retaining heads upgraded

March 30, 2010

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 contact tip. This design further improves electrical conductivity and heat dissipation to provide consistent welding performance and extend the life of the TOUGH LOCK consumables. The upgrade also complements the existing taper design between the retaining head and contact tip, which helps keep the tip secure, centered and cool.

The new retaining head design complements the company's TOUGH LOCK Contact Tips. These tips are machined with tight tolerances and feature a dual-lead thread design that allows the tips to be rotated 180 degrees to create a new wear position and extend tip life. The tips operate at cool temperatures, reducing wear and minimizing downtime for changeover.

Useable for both semi-automatic and robotic GMAW guns, the TOUGH LOCK System also acts as a common consumable platform to help minimize inventory and reduce consumables cost.

The retaining heads are identifiable by the black O-rings (the preceding single taper design had red or green), the two score marks above the clip, and the part number roll-marked along the bottom edge. All retaining heads with the new dual taper technology will have new part numbers, which can be found, for ordering purposes, at or by calling Tregaskiss customer service.

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