Triad Special Builds

  • Triad Acrylic Fabric Tape Welder
    Triad Acrylic Fabric Tape Welder

    Designed for the awning maker, this Triad is built to use the Thermal Bonding Tape and provide the weld styles of overlap, hem cord, flat hem, and pocket.

    #33-060: Triad Wedge Welder, 120V, w/Thermal Tape Attachment , 1" Wedge (25mm)
    #33-060.2: Triad Wedge Welder, 240V, w/Thermal Tape Attachment, 25mm Wedge (1")
  • Triad 6" Pocket Welder
    Triad 6" Pocket Welder
    With a wider base, this Triad provides for a 6" (152mm) single fold of material for larger diameter pockets. Built with either a 1" (25mm) or a 1.5" (38mm) standard wedge and housing. All Triad Attachments fit on this unit.
     
    #33-026: 120V, 6" Pocket Machine, 1" Wedge (25mm)
    #33-027: 120V, 6" Pocket Machine, 1.5" Wedge (38mm)
    #33-051: 240V, 6" Pocket Machine, 25mm (1")
    #33-052: 240V, 6" Pocket Machine, 38mm Wedge (1.5")
  • Triad 10" Pocket Welder
    Triad 10" Pocket Welder

    For even larger pockets, this Triad provides for a 10" (254mm) single fold of material. Built similar to the Triad 6" above and all Triad Attachments fit on this unit.

    #33-063: 120V, 10" Pocket Machine, 1" Wedge (25mm)
    #33-064: 120V, 10" Pocket Machine, 1.5" Wedge (38mm)
    #33-067: 240V, 10" Pocket Machine, 25mm (1")
    #33-068: 240V, 10" Pocket Machine, 38mm Wedge (1.5")

  • Triad 3" Overlap Welder
    Triad 3" Overlap Welder

    To meet your larger weld width specs, this Triad is built with 3" (76mm) wedge and rollers. Smaller wedge/rollers and all attachments fit on this Triad.

    #33-025: 120V, 3" Wedge (76mm)
    #33-050: 240V, 76mm Wedge (3")

  • Triad Dedicated Hem Welder
    Triad Dedicated Hem Welder
    Designed with a large opening for the easy insertion of material, this Triad is capable of only the hem style welds. Build with Hem Cord Attachment for 3/32" to ¼" (3-6mm) cord size.
     
    #33-012: 120V, Dedicated Hem Cord, 1" Wedge (25mm)
    #33-012.2: 220V, Dedicated Hem Cord, 1" Wedge (25mm)

     

 

Description

  • OVER 2,000 UNITS IN SERVICE WORLDWIDE

    Triad Wedge Welding System
    U.S. Patent No. 5,865,942
    For the bonding of thermoplastic textiles, the Triad Wedge Welding System is ideal for your in-house fabrication needs to produce tents, tarps, awnings, flags, banners, liners, covers, curtains, bags, tubes, etc.  The Triad can weld PVC, PE, PP, Urethane and many other weldable, flexible membranes.  It can also weld supported and non- supported material in thickness of 5 to 100 oz. and is designed to be portable, versatile and user friendly.

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    How Does It Work?
    The welding of various thermoplastics occurs by a combination of wedge temperature, material speed passing over the wedge, and pressure of the pinch rollers.  The material is placed between the pinch rollers  and the hot wedge is inserted.  Contact is made between the top and bottom of the material and a melting of the coating occurs with a certain speed of the material crossing the hot wedge surface.  The pinch rollers then apply pressure to the melted coating to create the lasting bond.

     

    The standard Triad comes complete and can achieve the following welds:
    (Specify Wedge Size)


     

    Create additional welding styles with your imagination!

Benefits

  • Smokeless and Noiseless Operation
    Because it's a wedge, the Triad will not produce any hazardous smoke during the welding process as hot air welders do. The Triad is noiseless, for a more pleasant working environment.

    Increase Productivity
    The Triad is fast! It can weld 12 to 14 oz. material at approximately 20 feet per minute.

    Reduce Labor Costs
    By utilizing the built-in Tracking System and available Track sections,  the Triad can be operated by a single person.  Set-up is easy on the floor or a table surface and the guides provide accurate results.

    Triad Features
    The Triad can be used as a stationary unit for short welds, or an automatic welder for long seams where the Triad moves down the material.

    Patented Self Centering Wedge
    The wedge will self center with change in material thickness automatically, or it can be manually adjusted for welding two different thickness of material.

    Patented Suspended Wedge
    This allows the operator to pass material through the Triad in many different ways to achieve various welds.

    Exclusive Wedge Housing
    A great feature that allows the hot wedge to be stored out of the way, to help minimize heat distortion of product and provides operator protection while setting up material.

    Standard Guides
    The standard Triad includes the three guides to perform the basic weld styles (from left to right): Fin Guide, Hem Guide, and Lower Lap Guide. These guides work alone or in conjunction to accomplish the basic weld styles and more.

Accessories

  • Track System

    Track System


    Pre Fabricated 5' Track Sections are ideal for long runs, material handling and reducing operator error. By using the Track, the operator does not have to worry about steering the Triad, just position the material with magnets provided for the proper overlap and let the Triad weld down the Track, a great labor saver. Track System can be portable or stationary.

    5' Track System w/Connector #33-500

    5' Track for 6" Machine #33-600
    5' (1.5m) Section Includes: 20 gauge galvanized steel section, track connector, hardware and magnets.  The Track System can be permanently mounted or left portable for space savings.

  • Thermal Bonding Tape

    Thermal Bonding Tape

    Our exclusive Thermal Bonding Tape insures quality welds for a waterproof seal, flatter seams for retractable systems, no needle holes, and seam strength stronger than the material in the pull tension directions.  We also now offer the Uniseam FR Tape for seaming fire resistant, acrylic fabrics.  This tape is unique in that it is specially formulated to insure a strong bond with fire resistant acrylics.

    # 34-200: Uniseam FR Thermal Bonding Tape, 7/8" wide, White, 100 yard rolls,  (per roll)
    # 34-250: Uniseam FR Thermal Bonding Tape, 7/8" wide, Black, 100 yard rolls,  (per roll)
    # 34-300: Uniseam FR Thermal Bonding Tape, 7/16" wide, White, 100 yard rolls,  (per roll)
    # 34-350: Uniseam FR Thermal Bonding Tape, 7/16" wide, Black, 100 yard rolls,  (per roll)
    # 34-000: 3M™ Stitchless Awning Bonding Film: 7/8" wide, Translucent/Tan, 100 yard rolls, (per roll)  Testing has shown approved strength results on the new Firesist™ product from Sunbrella®.
     
     

     

  • Replacement Wedges
     
    #33-102 Hem Cord Wedge w/Heaters , 120V, 1" (25mm)
    #33-102.2 Hem Cord Wedge w/Heaters, 240V, 1" (25mm)
    #33-116 Wedge w/ Heaters, 120V/240V, 1/2" (13mm)
    #33-115 Wedge w/ Heaters, 120V/240V, 3/4" (19mm)
    #33-126 Wedge w/ Heaters, 120V/240V, 20mm
    #33-124 Wedge w/ Heaters, 120V/240V, 1" (25mm)
    #33-113 Wedge w/ Heaters, 120V/240V 1-1/4" (32mm)
    #33-123 Wedge w/ Heaters, 120V/240V, 1-1/2" (38mm)
    #33-117.5 Wedge w/ Heaters, 120V/240V, 1-1/2" Split (3/8" channel)
    #33-127 Wedge w/ Heaters, 120V/240V, 40mm
    #33-111 Wedge w/ Heaters, 120V/240V, 1-3/4" (44mm)
    #33-122 Wedge w/ Heaters, 120V/240V, 2" (51mm)
    #33-117 Wedge w/ Heaters, 120V/240V, 2 " Split (3/8" channel)
    #33-125 Wedge w/ Heaters, 120V, 3" (76mm)
    #33-125.2 Wedge w/ Heaters, 240V, 3" (76mm)

     

     

     

  • Replacement Silicon Rollers 
     
    310126  1-1/2" (38mm)
    3101262  2" (51mm)
    3101263  3" (76mm)