The Besser Tri-Cast is a versatile, three-station dry cast pipe machine capable of producing three different pipe sizes or shapes in a single production run. The machine manufactures round, arch and elliptical pipe, box culverts, utility vaults and manhole products such as risers, eccentric and concentric cones and catch basins. Tri-Cast machines are available to produce pipe 12” through 72” (300 mm—1800 mm) in diameter in a maximum of 8’ (2.5 m) or 12’ (3.5 m) lengths.
The Tri-Cast offers great versatility because one machine can turn out most of a typical plant’s varied production requirements. Small runs of several pipe sizes can be made during a day, thereby reducing investment in pallets and headers. Three different pipe diameters (or other concrete shapes) can be run consecutively on one machine. The three- station capability additionally allows product feeding, header pressing and stripping to be performed simultaneously.
The simple, rugged design of the Tri-Cast machine makes it easy to install, operate and maintain. One operator can fill and finish three different products, saving labor and increasing productivity. The machine layout permits the operator to stand and perform all production functions at floor level, regardless of what product lengths are being made. Another person handles the entire offbearing and form stripping process. Since the Tri-Cast is situated in a basic, shallow pit, installation is simplified, and the low profile machine design means it can be housed in a new or existing structure.