McElroy launches the SmartFab 125
McElroy has released the SmartFab 125, its first benchtop machine which offers a smarter way to socket fuse pipe and fittings for polypropylene piping systems. The machine is portable and can be positioned on any flat surface for precise prefabrication on large assemblies.
Advanced features of the SmartFab 125 include its innovative inserts which have the ability to reduce ovality in pipe and fittings. It also has the added convenience of a pivoting heater so that it can easily accommodate fittings located on either side of the machine. This saves time since it eliminates having to reposition the entire machine. The drive handle is uniquely positioned so that the unit can also operate on the floor, making it ideal for use in the field or the shop.
“The SmartFab 125 not only expands our polypropylene pipe fusion line, it offers many superior design features that will make it easier to operate and easier to produce precise prefabrications every time,” said McElroy President Chip McElroy. “With projects increasingly specifying polypropylene, it’s rewarding to be able to offer a niche product that will help the plumbing and mechanical industries do their jobs more efficiently.”
The SmartFab 125 has four jaws that adjust to any desired spacing and each jaw clamps individually which allows for a greater combination of pipe and fitting sizes. This flexibility is especially beneficial when fusing large assemblies. The SmartFab 125 offers plenty of clearance with a removable outer fixed jaw, and its rack and pinion drive provides smooth and steady fusion force.