The new McElroy Acrobat 315 is helping meet the demand for larger polypropylene pipe fusion capability up to 315mm (12") while offering low- and high-force options for polyethylene pipe. The compact, lightweight machine caters to the HVAC, plumbing and mechanical industry as well as the underground/construction world. It functions as easily indoors in tight work spaces as it does outdoors in the smallest trenches.
The longest horizontal directional drilled (HDD) installation of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe in the United States and Canada was recognized as Project of the Year by the Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI). The award was presented to PPI member company ISCO Industries at the association's annual membership meeting in May 2017. PPI is the major North American trade association representing all segments of the plastic pipe industry,
The McElroy TracStar 1200 fuses pipe from 16" OD to 48" OD (450mm to 1200mm) bringing the largest pipe fusion capability to its line of track-mounted machines. Upgrades include an advanced emission control engine that burns ultra-low-sulfur diesel to meet US EPA Tier 4/EU Stage IIIB standards and the ability to upload joint reports to the DataLogger® Vault™ for storage and analysis. A redesigned cowling and rearrangement of internal components allows better access to the engine for maintenance. Other features include hydraulic outriggers for machine stability and leveling, an ergonomic operator platform and remote engine stop/start capabilities.
The McElroy Acrobat — a hydraulic butt fusion machine originally designed for the plumbing and mechanical industry — is now available for the underground/construction market.
The McElroy TracStar® Series 2 machines are ideal for fusing long polyethylene pipelines installed with slip-lining, pipe bursting and directional drilling technologies. They are easy to maneuver on the jobsite, having everything needed on board including a generator to provide electricity and hydraulic power. The TracStars are self-propelled on a rugged, dual track system which offers greater freedom of movement even across rugged terrain. Each machine’s diesel engine has the fuel tank and operational capacity to perform a full day’s work bringing fuel efficiency to the jobsite. The TracStars are offered in a wide range of pipe sizes from 2” IPS to 48” OD pipe.
Versatility and power are the key components of McElroy’s new fusion machine, the MegaMc 1648 Series 2. The fusion carriage is mounted on a rugged wheeled chassis and is removable for in-ditch or close quarters work. The carriage can convert from 4 to 3 jaws as needed and interchanges easily with its tracked counterpart to create a self-propelled, all-terrain, track-mounted fusion machine.
McElroy has launched the MegaMc 1648 Series 2 which butt fuses pipe sizes from 16" OD to 48" OD (450mm to 1200mm). It features the same fusion carriage as its tracked counterpart and incorporates many improvements including a removable 3- or 4-jaw fusion carriage for in-ditch work. An electric-powered hydraulic system gives the Series 2 twice the amount of force capability to assist in all fusion functions, including the complete operation of the jaws, pipe lifts, heater and facer.