It's all about EFFICIENCY
Since 2000, R&L Manufacturing has been a trusted name in the thermoplastic pipe industry and has led the way in making piping systems and applications more efficient through innovative tooling.
Our mantra and mission statement, "It's all about efficiency", is the driving force behind our catalog of HDPE tooling, including our flagship Bead Trimmer™ product line: the Bead Trimmer™, Universal External Bead Trimmer™, and the newly developed Mega-Large Bead Trimmer™.
With efficiency as our inspiration, R&L Manufacturing is committed to providing the industry with new ideas and solutions to optimize thermoplastic pipe systems and application.
Why Remove the Bead?
Internal fusion beads can stimulate blockage in your HDPE piping system – which can restrict flow, entrap bio-film and bacteria, as well as promote pipe wall wear due to the turbulent flow of abrasive materials. That is why we like to say, "eliminate the bead, eliminate the problem". In removing the bead, the Bead Trimmer streamlines the entire piping system, optimizes flow, and eliminates potential blockage issues in the future.
Removing the internal and external bead is an observed and effective practice in directional drilling, pipeline pigging operations, fiber optic or dual containment systems, and in conduit work.
The Bead Trimmer™
BT2 (3", 4", 5", 6")
BT3 (8", 10", 12", 14", 16", 18", 20", 22", 24")
Removes internal bead in 3" to 24" pipe.
Time and field tested, our patented Bead Trimmer™ product line sets the industry standard in bead removal tooling.
Our flagship, hand-powered Bead Trimmer™ (BT2 and BT3) has been an industry leader for decades, and now, with the addition of our pneumatic Mega-Large Bead Trimmer™ (MLBT) and Universal External Bead Trimmer™ (UEBT), our complete catalog has the right tool for any thermoplastic job.
Mega-Large Bead Trimmer™
ML24 Bead Trimmer™
ML30 Bead Trimmer™
ML36 Bead Trimmer™
ML54 Bead Trimmer™
Removes internal bead in 18" to 52" pipe.
Twenty two Carbide Cutters revolving at 2,000 RPMs provide the bite for our big dog, the Mega-Large Bead Trimmer™ (MLBT).
This pneumatic, large-diameter pipe de-beading tool is the first in the industry and can remove the internal fusion bead of pipe diameters ranging from 18" to 52" ID.
Rentals available for R&L Distributors
Universal External Bead Trimmer™
Removes external bead on 6" to 65" pipe.
Exactly what if sounds like, the Universal External Bead Trimmer™ (UEBT) will remove external fusion beads on all pipe diameters from 6" to 65".
The UEBT is a pneumatic tool and requires an air compressor (not included) to operate the reciprocating steel chisel. It is the simplest, most effective way to remove external fusion beads, of any size.
Each Handle Package includes Anodized Aluminum Torque Tubes (number and length depend on package), Torque Tube Unions and locking pins, Tee-Handle Head, and shipping/storage container.
Combine multiple handle packages to extend your reach. We've seen beads removed at over 1,200 feet!
For larger diameter pipes with high torque requirements and operating with Bead Trimmer head sizes 18"-24", we recommend adding Coupler Support Sleeves with your Handle Package. This added accessory quickly slips over Torque Tube joints to provide support and prevent damaging the Handle Package connectors.
Three generations of experience in thermoplastic pipe and piping systems, R&L Manufacturing is a family owned and operated industrial tooling manufacturer based in Vancouver, WA.