Safety Focus

Safety Focus

Safer by design

Revolutionary advances in tube and pipe cutting safety can be a direct result of the evolutionary nature of product development. by Bill Atkinson It’s remarkable how fast changes occur in devices we utilize in our everyday lives. Living in an era of seemingly boundless innovation, new products are introduced and...

For Safety’s Sake, Don’t Tie it Down.

Zip-Ties, band clamps, rubber bands, twine, and twist-ties, etc. are all helpful little devices that serve a worthy purpose – unless it’s to hold down a trigger on a portable machine tool! The trigger on an air-motor typically has a spring tension that requires compression to activate. This means the...

You Wanna Play Rough? Say hello to our little friend.

Since it’s introduction, this small beveling powerhouse has proven itself in the field, but did you know about its versatility? The venerable Model 204B is a compact portable ID mount machine tool with a longstanding reputation for excellence in precision cutting of pipe and tube. The versatile mandrel mounts to...

A Core Principal: Operator Safety

Rotating elements of a portable machine tool are always a safety concern as they present the possibility of pinching or entangling as they pass other elements of the machine. In addition, the rotating elements can interact with other pipes, bulkheads, walls, scaffolding, etc. creating hazards even with machines designed to...

PRESS RELEASE: New Split-Frame Lathe Delivers Unprecedented Safety and Performance.

(Rancho Cordova, CA) As a long-established provider of workhorse clamshell lathes, Tri Tool Inc. has introduced the state-of-the-art TRIMAX™ Machining System. This remarkably innovative portable lathe for in-line severing and precision weld end-prep of tubes and pipe has already been awarded two patents. It’s the latest example of Tri Tool’s...

Get improved operator safety while maintaining excellent process visibility

Tri Tool’s Model 304 is legendary for its ease-of-use and reliable squaring precision. That’s what makes it the perfect companion to your high purity orbital tube welding equipment. The Model 304 now comes standard with a hinged, high-visibility chip guard for increased operator safety. This feature is available as a retrofit kit* (PN 05-1405)...

Safety Focus: Realizing Chip Hazards

Portable machine tools generate cutting debris that differs significantly from flame cutters, grinders and saws. The advantages that cold cutting has over these other cutting methods are first, as the name implies, a cold cut does not produce the sparks that can ignite oils and gases in the cutting area....

Get Safer, Faster, Precision with the new Model 301.5SP Short-Perch Tube Squaring Machine

Tri Tool is proud to introduce the newest addition to our industry-leading squaring solutions for High Purity orbital-welded tube system fabrication. The new Model 301.5SP reliably produces perfectly square end prep on wider range of tubing – from .125” (3.2 mm) up to 1.50” (38.1 mm) with wall thicknesses up...

Practical Safety Considerations for Portable Machine Tool Operation

The practical utilization of portable equipment has increased as companies have realized the time and cost savings that results from performing precision machining in-place on existing piping systems. Portable machining is widely used in power plants, municipal utilities, new construction, maintenance and countless other applications. POWER Operation of any hydraulic,...

Get Safer, Faster, Precision with the new Model 301.5SP Short-Perch Tube Squaring Machine

Tri Tool is proud to introduce the newest addition to our industry-leading squaring solutions for High Purity orbital-welded tube system fabrication. The new Model 301.5SP reliably produces perfectly square end prep on wider range of tubing – from .125” (3.2 mm) up to 1.50” (38.1 mm) with wall thicknesses up...

PRESS RELEASE: TRI TOOL, INC. OF RANCHO CORDOVA, CALIF. RECEIVES SAFETY AWARD OF MERIT FROM FABRICATORS & MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION

ROCKFORD, Ill., April 30, 2015 – Tri Tool, Inc. was recently chosen to receive a 2015 Safety Award of Merit from the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA). Open to all FMA and Tube & Pipe International (TPA) company members, the FMA/CNA Annual Safety Awards recognize metal fabrication companies that adhere to...

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...

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...

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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