PRESS RELEASE: Faster, Better, Safer

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 is a core value at Tri Tool, and a primary goal of Tri Tool’s engineers when tackling both design and redesign projects.  “We wanted to eliminate as many pinch points on the new RBL-G2 as possible. Our engineering team developed an innovative and patent-pending tool block design that allows for the tripper mechanism to remain in a fixed and low-profile location adjacent to the tapered drive housings. The result is significantly fewer pinch points throughout the entire usable range of the machine”, stated Justin Tripp, P.E., Manager of Engineering.
In addition to addressing safety, Tri Tool examined every aspect of the clamshell lathe design and improved performance, speed and ease of use while maintaining the power and durability their customers have come to expect. The newly re-designed RBL-G2 will now sever and bevel up to three times faster with a new high speed, in-line and right angle motor options in a single drive housing which adds flexibility and reduces machining time without compromising power.
“We’ve also simplified the tool bit setup which should save the operator time and reduce the amount of training needed to operate the machine,” stated Ash Ferozepurwalla, P.E., Lead Engineer.  The new, economical high speed carbide sever kit allows for sequential sever and bevel operations with minimal setup and without having to reposition the clamshell lathe.

The faster, better, safer clamshell lathe, Tri Tool’s RBL-G2 is now available. Visit Tri Tool at FABTECH, Booth #C1304 or for more information, call 800-345-5015 or visit us at

About Tri Tool
Tri Tool Incorporated is a privately held, global leader in the manufacture of portable precision equipment specifically designed for pipe beveling, flange facing, in-line cutting, multi-process welding, high performance pipeline machinery, and a wide range of internal line-up clamps. In addition, Tri Tool offers on-site machining and code welding services, special engineering and custom machine design and equipment rental.  Customers come to Tri Tool because they are a trusted OEM manufacturer and solution provider. For more information on how Tri Tool is Building Performance, visit


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