PRODUCT UPDATE — AccuLock™ S Power Pin Cap Design Change

The design of all AccuLock S power pin caps will be updated to allow retention of AccuLock S liners with a set screw instead of a rubber washer. This running change impacts Bernard® BTB MIG guns. It takes place on March 17, 2022.

All BTB MIG guns configured with AccuLock S consumables ordered and/or built after March 17, 2022 will include the new set screw. The same can be said for orders placed for replacement AccuLock S power pin caps.

Additional changes include:

  • Each size of AccuLock S power pin cap will have a visible gas sealing washer that is color matched to compatible liner shrink tube
  • Wire size compatibility will change for two AccuLock S liners:
Liner Part NumberFormer Wire Size CompatibilityNew Wire Size Compatibility
LA6A-XX5/64″ (2.0 mm) – 3/32″ (2.4 mm)5/64″ (2.0 mm)
LA7A-XX3/32″ (2.4 mm) – 7/64″ (2.8 mm)3/32″ (2.4 mm)

  • A new Euro power pin option (a two-piece assembly comprised of power pin and pass-through gun connector) will be offered when configuring Bernard BTB MIG guns with AccuLock S Consumables.

New design advantages include easier power pin cap installation, improved liner retention and simpler identification of compatible parts.
Additional considerations:

  • No change to how Bernard BTB MIG guns configured with AccuLock S consumables are ordered
  • T-handle hex wrench included with every Bernard BTB MIG gun configured with AccuLock S consumables
  • Extra set screw included with every Acculock S liner, can also be ordered separately
  • No change to the way Miller® MDX™ gun liners are retained at this time

For more information, refer to the AccuLock S consumables spec sheet. Additional how-to videos can also be found on S.