Safety Focus: Keep it Clean – and Safe

When considering workplace safety, most people utilizing portable machine tools think first about safe operation of the equipment. That’s completely logical. Any time someone is using a cutting tool with rotating or reciprocating elements that could produce pinch points, the operator must be ever vigilant to avoid hazardous contact with...

Tri Tool Implements Enhanced Customer Training Program

Tri Tool’s customer training program was developed to provide a thorough education in Tri Tool machine tools and welding equipment as well as industry best practices for safe field operation and maintenance. Our qualified, highly skilled instructors have real world machining and welding experience in the field and shop settings....

When it comes to Orbital Welding, It’s time to Get with the Program!

Today’s advanced, intuitive and versatile programmability can deliver greatly increased efficiency with your orbital welding costs, training, cycle times, safety, and welding results. One of the distinct advantages of a modern mechanized welding system is the introduction of process control by built-in microprocessors and CPUs, the same chips that are...

2015

High Production CNC Counterbore Service With no manual pipe handling, the CNC Counterbore delivers unprecedented accuracy and superior finishes through a true seven axis CNC machining capability.

A conversation with Chuck Friedrichs of Tri Tool Inc.

As vice president of domestic sales for Tri Tool Inc., Chuck Friedrichs combines his extensive field experience with leadership and business management to head the domestic sales team. BIC Magazine recently visited with Friedrichs to learn more about him, his experience and the services Tri Tool offers. BIC Magazine: What...

Don’t let them fool you; it’s good to be Square!

Over the years, the phrase “to be square” has had negative connotations. In the world of orbital tube welding, nothing could be better. For autogenous butt-welding of high purity stainless tubing, the squareness of tube ends is critically important for reliably producing repeatable, accurate welds. “Squareness” is defined as a...

Welder shortage demands innovative solutions

One of the unintentional consequences of the “Information Age” is an entire generation has preferred career paths in information and computer technology instead of traditional professions like welding and countless other trades. This cultural occupational shift has factored greatly into the critical shortage of skilled welders that number into hundreds...

Benefits of Multi-Process Mechanized Orbital Welding Systems

In the industrial workplace, fully featured orbital welding systems are providing solutions that address issues such as a shortage of skilled workers; increased requirements for weld certification, growing the need for cost savings, and more.Orbital pipe welding provides numerous benefits over traditional methods that have been the mainstay of power...

PRESS RELEASE: Faster, Better, Safer

Tri Tool’s next generation clamshell lathe, the RBL-G2 was designed with safety in mind Rancho Cordova, CA – November 7, 2014  Tri Tool announces the new RBL-G2, the next generation in clamshell lathes. Designed to be faster, better and safer, the RBL-G2 is built for safety, performance and speed. Safety...

Meet our largest PFM ever built.

Fresh from assembly are two of Tri Tool’s largest PipeMASTER series of pipe facing machines. The PFM 4876 boasts a range of beveling, facing and counterboring from 48” all the way up to 76” inside diameter. Not only that, but it’s been engineered and manufactured with the same exacting standards...

2014

Image of Welding Award Tri Tool was recognized with the prestigious Image of Welding award in the small business category by both the American Welding Society (AWS) and the Welding Equipment Manufacturers Committee (WEMCO).

Safe operation of portable machining equipment

By Pat Flippen Portable machining equipment is a very effective method to produce high-quality field machining results. Personnel safety on the jobsite is the highest-ranking factor when determining the ultimate success or failure of an individual project’s final performance metrics. Jobsite hazards should be identified and quantified for every phase...

Safety Focus: Special Project Safety Considerations When Working with On-Site Service Personnel

Tri Tool Services prides themselves with rapid, reliable response to customers’ on-site machining requirements. In certain instances however, OSHA safety requirements for personnel that operate portable (rotating) machine tools differ in significant ways from site specific safety plans and can cause unnecessary delays or prevent work from proceeding. Sometimes, well...

Tri Tool Provides Critical Solutions for International Land-Based Pipeline

Tri Tool Services provided international mission critical support such as an equipment implementation for a major petroleum producer in Oman. This 2 year-long project required multi-level support including custom equipment engineering, equipment logistics, and specialized customer training, along with field machining and project coordination personnel.  The customer was confronted with...

10 Factors to Consider When Implementing Orbital Welding

by Bill Atkinson As the capabilities and technology of welding systems have continually progressed, more and more companies are considering the implementation of orbital welding as a cost effective alternative manufacturing and fabrication process. For companies that plan to include orbital welding to their workflow, some background and basic operating...

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