Triad Wedge Welding System

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#33-010: 120V, 1" Wedge  (25mm)
#33-015: 120V, 1.5" Wedge (38mm)
#33-020: 120V, 2" Wedge (51mm)
#33-030: 240V, 25mm Wedge (1")
#33-035: 240V, 38mm Wedge (1.5")
#33-040: 240V, 51mm Wedge (2")
 

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.

Attachments

  • Hem Cord Attachment

    Hem Cord Attachment


    The Hem Cord Attachment is used to produce a 1" weld width with a rigid or flexible cord or rope inserted within the hem.  The material will be welded tight around the rope or cord.  This weld finish is best used in extruded aluminum channels for construction of air structures, awnings, tents, truck covers, side curtains, screens, blinds, and digital print.

     

    The Triad uses its unique Front Guide to pre-position the cord and pre-fold the material for initial set up. The material passes through the Special Guide System to position the cord and material to complete the welding process. The Hem Cord Attachment includes:

    1" Hem Wedge  w/Heaters
    Hem Wedge Housing
    Hem Top Guide
    (1) Hem Cord Front Guide (specify size)
    (1) Hem Cord Outer (specify size)
     

    Note: Other sizes of Hem Front Guide and Outer Hem Cord Guide can be purchased separately.

    The Hem Cord Attachment should be ordered according to size of cord or rope to be used. Sizes available are:

    #33-104.18: Hem Cord Attachment, 120V 3/32" - 1/4" Cord (3mm-6mm)
    #33-105.18: Hem Cord Attachment, 240V, 3/32" - 1/4" Cord (3mm-6mm)
    #33-104.12: Hem Cord Attachment, 120V, 5/16" - 1/2" Cord (7mm-13mm)
    #33-105.12: Hem Cord Attachment, 240V, 3/32" - 1/2" Cord (7mm-13mm)
    #33-104.58: Hem Cord Attachment, 120V, 9/16"- 5/8" Cord (14mm-16mm)
    #33-105.58: Hem Cord Attachment, 240V, 9/16" - 5/8" Cord (14mm-16mm)
    #33-107.1.5: Hem Cord Attachment, 120V/240V, 1-1/2" Wedge (38mm)
    #33-109.2.0: Hem Cord Attachment 120V/240V, 2" Wedge (50mm) Axle Change Necessary

     

  • Flat Hem Attachment
    Flat Hem Attachment
     
    The Hem Cord Attachment is used to produce a 1" weld width with a rigid or flexible cord or rope inserted within the hem. The material can be welded tight around the rope or cord. This weld finish is best used in extruded aluminum channels for construction of air structures, awnings, tents, truck covers, side curtains, screens, blinds, and digital print.  In the welding area, the material passes through the Hem Cord Outer Guide to position both the cord and material and complete the hem cord weld. A unique front guide is used to position the cord and pre-fold the material as it enters into the Triad.  The Hem Cord Attachment should be ordered according to size of cord or rope to be used.
     
     
    1" Hem Wedge w/Heaters
    Hem Wedge Housing
    Hem Top Guide
    Hem Cord Front Guide
    Flat Hem Outer Guide
    (2) 2" Silicon Pressure Rollers w/hardware
     

    At the welding area, the Flat Hem Outer Guide applies pressure to the fold of material against the side for the wedge to melt the thermoplastic.  The larger pressure rollers complete the weld.

    Once you own a Flat Hem or Hem Cord Attachment, you can accomplish the other type weld by simply adding an additional Guide and or Rollers. Similar parts interchange, no need to purchase another complete system.  #33-104.1 (120V), #33-104.2 (240V)

    #33-104.1: Flat Hem Attachment, 120V, 1" Wedge (25mm)
    #33-104.2: Flat Hem Attachment, 240V, 1" Wedge (25mm)
    #33-108.1.5: Flat Hem Attachment, 120V/240V, 1.2" Wedge (30.5mm) for 1.5" (38mm) finish
    #33-108.1.8: Flat Hem Attachment, 120V/240V, 1.5" Wedge (38mm) for 1.8"(48mm) finish

     

  • Thermal Tape Attachment

    Thermal Tape Attachment 

    The Thermal Tape Attachment provides for the proper positioning of our Thermal Bonding Tape to weld acrylic coated fabrics and other materials. This tested, proven method of welding acrylic coated fabric will produce overlap, hem cord, flat hem, and pocket welds with your existing Triad Wedge Welder.

    The Thermal Tape Attachment Includes:

    Thermal Tape Hanger Assembly
    Thermal Tape Flat Hem Outer Guide
    Thermal Tape Hem Cord Outer Guide
    Thermal Tape Wedge Housing + Top Guide
    Thermal Tape Front Guide + Hem Cord Front Guide
    1.5" + 2" Silicone Pressure Rollers w/Hardware (2 qty)
    1" Hem Wedge w/Heaters
    Uniseam FR Thermal Bonding Tape (1 roll)
     

    #33-090: Thermal Tape Attachment 120V, 1" Wedge (25mm)
    #33-090.2: Thermal Tape Attachment 240V, 1" Wedge (25mm)

     

     

  • 1" Thin Material Attachment

    1" Thin Material Attachment 

    A unique attachment for welding thinner non-supported material from 5-10 mil thickness. Pre weld rollers and guides align material to help eliminate it from creeping. The Thin Material Attachment can only be used with the 1" Hem Cord housing and wedge.

    #33-106: Thin Material Guide Attachment, 120V, 1" Wedge, (25mm)
    #33-106.2: Thin Material Guide Attachment, 120V, 1" Wedge, (25mm)

     

  • Tube Guide Attachment

    Tube Guide Attachment 

    The Tube Guide Attachment will allow the fabricator to produce a specific size tube, on a continuous basis. Ideal for fabricating bladder bags, flotation tubes, ventilation tubes, filtration socks, sandbags, etc. The Tube Guide is adjustable from approximately 1.3" (31mm) to 11.5" (288mm) diameter and fabricates tubes in an automatic or stationary mode. The Tube Guide will retrofit to existing Triads and can produce tubes with standard wedge selection or the Hem Cord/Flat Hem Wedge Assembly.

    Attach long rods and guide (included) for tubes of 4.5" (112mm) to 11.5" (288mm) diameter, approximate.

    #33-450: Tube Weld Attachment

  • Ultimate Welding Attachment Kit
    Ultimate Welding Attachment Kit 
     
    Thermal Tape Attachment Kit
    Hem Cord Outer Guide 3/32"-1/4"
    Hem Cord Outer Guide 5/16"-1/2"
    Hem Cord/Flat Hem Wedge w/Heaters
    Hem Cord Wedge Housing Assembly
    Hem Cord Front Guide 5/16"-5/8"
    Wedge Heater Lead Bracket 
    Flat Hem Outer Guide 
     
    #33-092: Ultimate Welding Attachment Kit 120V
    #33-092.2: Ultimate Welding Attachment Kit 240V

     

  • Vinyl Flat Hem and Hem Cord Kit
    Vinyl Flat Hem and Hem Cord Kit
     
    Flat Hem Attachment Kit 1"
    Hem Cord Outer Guide 3/32" - 1/4"
    Hem Cord Outer Guide 5/16" - 1/2"
    Hem Cord Front Guide 5/16" - 5/8"
    (2) 1-1/2" Rollers w/Hardware
    Wedge Heater Lead Bracket
     
    #33-094: Vinyl Flat Hem & Hem Cord Kit 120V
    #33-094.2: Vinyl Flat Hem & Hem Cord Kit 240V

     

  • Carriage for Curve Welding

    Carriage for Curve Welding

    #33-097: For both the Triad and Spec Welders, the Carriage for Curve Welding Attachment provides an easy means for turning to the right or left guiding the welder along a curved edge.

     

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)