Robotic Water-Cooled GMAW Guns

January 1, 2018

Tregaskiss, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, has introduced two robotic water-cooled gas-metal-arc-welding (GMAW) guns that reportedly offer superior cooling power for longer gun and consumable life, in addition to zero gas loss.

Tregaskiss by Dinse CWD guns are designed for conventional robots, while TWD guns are for through-arm robots. Both guns are available as part of the five-year distribution agreement between Tregaskiss and Dinse GmbH, announced in September 2017.

The new guns are available in a variety of amperages ranging from 350 to 600 amps at 100-percent duty cycle. Designed with a dedicated gas line that runs from the back of the guns directly to the gas diffuser, the guns reportedly deliver cost savings as shielding gas has zero opportunity to escape.

The guns also use a unique dual-circuit cooling system that runs the length of the front end, providing effective cooling and low operating temperatures. This feature results in longer gun and consumable life, as well as less downtime for consumable changeover. Cooler operating temperatures also reduce the amount of spatter that adheres to the nozzle, saving time and money in cleanup, extending nozzle life and lowering overall consumable costs.

CWD and TWD guns are available in clutch- and solid-mount models, with a variety of mounting-arm and neck options. They also include integrated air blast and a simple liner design, with one end pre-dressed at the factory to minimize the opportunity for operator variation in liner trimming.

Industry-Related Terms: Shielding Gas, Spatter
View Glossary of Metalforming Terms


See also: Tregaskiss

Technologies: Bending, Fabrication, In-Die Operations


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