Discover what is going on “Down Under” the world of Pipe Fabrication

Tri Tool discusses the successful collaboration between and American precision machine tool and welding equipment manufacturer, and a leading New Zealand pipe fabrication company, a half a world away. Culham Engineering has been a long-standing user of Tri Tool cold cutting pipe beveling machines. With the introduction of the advanced...

Safer By Design

A manufacturer proves their commitment to safety in the products they design. Along with enhanced capabilities, processes, and intuitive control, today’s welding equipment must provide features that make working with mechanized equipment as safe as possible. When increased performance is achieved, while offering increased safety, you have the best of...

Innovative Machining and Welding Solution Results in Major Time and Cost Savings for Hydroelectric Plant Repairs

New York Power Authority (NYPA), one of the country’s largest state public power organizations had a 50” metal shaft sleeve that had premature wear, horizontal grooving and cycle fatigue cracking at their Blenheim-Gilboa (B-G) Pumped-Storage Hydroelectric Power Plant. The shaft is located at the base of Brown Mountain at subterranean...

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...

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...

The Challenge to Acceptance and Certification of New Welding Methods

We live in a remarkable time of constantly emerging technological advancements.  There are many challenges to the acceptance and certification of mechanized welding methods that can vary widely between specific industries. Acceptance can be a subjective factor as in the case of the cliché “You can’t teach an old dog...

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.

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...

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