Determining the Best Fusion Machine for the Job

The thermoplastic pipe fusion provides a system free of leaks and resistance to corrosion that is the preferred alternative for replacing failed conventional piping systems. McElroy remains at the forefront in entering the science of thermoplastic pipe within a thriving infrastructure range. A key element of each new project is the picking of a fusion machine to match specific job site requirements.

Which size range does it take for the thickness of the pipe and wall? This affects the carrying size and/or carriage combination that may be necessary. McElroy fusion machines are available as small as 16 mm or even as large as 2 m (1⁄2″CTS to 78′′ OD) for projects that involve the fusing of pipe.

The pipe size, its dimensional ratio (DR) and the fundamental fusion model to be adhered to will decide if a small, medium, or a more powerful fusion machine would be utilized for the job. Typically when fusing pipe with considerably elevated interfacial pressures a medium or high-strength cylinder is the solution.

How much fusing will happen and where is it going to happen? If the smaller diameter pipe fuses inside a ditch’s walls, a manual Pit Bull® butt fusion system may be a good idea. Such lightweight tools can provide easier maneuvering in small workspaces. They are lightweight and can be manually shifted from joint to joint, and are strong enough to fuse the whole day.

Deadlines, data collection criteria are only a few other considerations that may need to be evaluated.

Miami International Machinery & Equipment Corporation (MIMECO) specializes in industrial equipment and machinery supply. We have more than two decades providing professional solutions in The Guianas, the Caribbean, and Suriname, supplying brands like Performance Pipe, McElroy, Carboline, and more. With our years of experience working as exporters and purchasing agents, we look forward to supplying your company with robust, quality products and solutions at the best prices. Call 305-570-3831 for additional information on our product selection, industrial equipment rentals, or machinery solutions.

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