Category Archives: Industrial Equipment


Rely on Fusio-Tech UV Black Piping This Summer

Another summer season is upon us and temperatures are hotter than ever. Fusio-Tech UV Black Piping by aquatechnik NA may be the deciding factor in helping your pipe durability during the sultry season. Fusio-Tech UV Black Piping was designed specifically to combat the damaging effects caused by prolonged ultraviolet (UV) ray exposure. Installation and labor will be cut down dramatically whenever your needs involve fusion pipe. Since the UV protection is built into the pipe, painting is more like an option versus a genuine requirement. Built for long term durability and the various effects of Mother Nature, Fusio-Technick UV Black Piping is made using optimum quality polypropylene and its industrial strength is top-notch.

The Fusio-Tech UV stabilizer has been exhaustively tested to make sure the UV resistance is as excellent as possible. The pipe can also take on cement, plaster, and electrochemical reactions. The pipe can be fused or welded without necessarily having to undergo treatment, in addition to improving installation outdoors. It can be used in industrial applications, and so much more, for hot or cold drinking or non-potable fluid transport. This product is a breakthrough that will greatly aid your pipe projects.

Should you wish to discover more about Fusion-Tech UV Black Piping, please visit the product page or get in touch with us.

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.

Saddle Fusion 101

Saddle or sidewall fusion is utilized in joining a saddle to a pipe side by heating the pipe’s outer surface and the fitting surface. The process makes use of a device to ensure proper regulation of heating, alignment, and force. This process can be carried out while the production of a “hot tap” is pressurized when regulations and the owner of the pipeline allow. The fitting surfaces of the pipe and saddle are heated until they reach a sufficient temperature, which then leads to the removal of the heating tool and the weld being formed. After a cooling cycle, the process is complete.

Along with saddle fusion, we have solutions for socket fusion, including the McElroy Socket Tooling. It provides an ideal method for fittings installation and supports the fusing of pipe from ½” CTS to 4″ IPS (16mm to 125mm). These tools comply with ASTM pipes F1056, ISO 8085-1 and ISO 4437 standards. The Socket Tooling Kits come in a variety of sizes to suit your unique needs and provide all the required tooling components so you don’t need to order each item separately. Each kit has equipment capable of conveniently fitting in a specially designed toolbox and tray so everything remains in one place.

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.

Fusion Equipment for Limited Spaces

In a perfect world, all work environments should have adequate space to ensure work can be performed with ample space and efficiency. Realistically, however, we know that a compact solution is often called for by the work. McElroy parts and tools have been used in scenarios where space can sometimes be an issue. The McElroy DynaMc® 28 Fusion Machine and the McElroy Spider™ 125 Fusion Machine are a pair of tools available to meet the needs of tight space work.

The McElroy Spider 125 Series 2 is the solution if socket fusion speed and precision of polypropylene pipe and fittings between 63 mm and 125 mm is a major priority. A single person can operate this tool, including alignment, heating, fusion, and cooling the tubing. The unit itself is a powerful device and its lightweight and compact nature make it incredibly useful for overhead or vertical socket fusions.

The McElroy DynaMc ® 28 Fusion Machine Kit is able to fulfill the demands for in-ditch or close-quarter fusion requirements. The size of this tool can seem oddly diminutive, but it packs tremendous power and is available with a hand pump or an electric pump.

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.

Optimum Pipe Fusion

The welding of large diameter PE pipes requires special consideration due to the greater weight of the pipe and the force used in welding, which must be tested to achieve durable welding that will stand the test of time and rough conditions. The heating and cooling times are the most critical parameters of pipe welding, so when used in pipe welding or fusion machines, it must be kept to the proper times.

The basic conditions for having professional welding include ensuring that the welding equipment is in good condition and that you have a trained staff, as well as shielding the welding from environmental effects such as wind and rain. In addition, both ends of the pipes to be welded must be heated as required to maintain the correct times and melted material.

Should you need the right equipment to properly perform your butt welding or pipe fusion job, contact us and we’ll tell you more about the many products we have available by widely respected names like McElroy.

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.

The Robust In-Ditch 1600

Along with the ongoing improvements to its DataLogger 6 tablet, McElroy also made the news last year after debuting the new In-Ditch 1600. This powerful tool is intended to fuse large diameter pipe as large as 65” OD in closer quarter environments and is particularly suited for customers needing a solution for neighborhoods with numerous turning roadways.

With the In-Ditch 1600, contractors have a robust tool to butt fuse fittings, tie-ins, and flanges for significantly less than typical electrofusion fittings in the particular diameter. It features a two-jaw carriage plus a facer and heater that’s top-loaded for greater flexibility. The In-Ditch 1600 can fuse onto just 15” of exposed pipe with very little excavation requisites. It also features several lifting points, a roll cage to protect the hydraulics and carriage and over 29,000 pounds of clamping force per jaw. Speaking of the DataLogger, the In-Ditch 1600 is compatible with the tablet to record fusion process steps.

If you need more information on McElroy tools and machines beyond the In-Ditch 1600, please contact us.

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 or industrial equipment rentals.

The Differences Between Polypropylene and Polyethylene

As 2020 approaches, you may be thinking about expanding your knowledge of pipes and their differences. We’ve discussed polyethylene pipe, but there may be ambiguity among those who are just beginning with the many benefits of HDPE. There is also polypropylene, a word that still has its distinct characteristics, yet sounds very close to polyethylene.

Polypropylene is, in fact, a type of plastic, similar to polyethylene. Unlike polyethylene, however, after it has reached a certain temperature, polypropylene can mold. This will once again become solid after the material has cooled down. Therefore, it can be used as a type of plastic or it can be used as a fabric. It also has a significantly higher melting pot than polyethylene and is known for its good stability. For starters, this plastic can be opened and closed several times without a problem when used as a hinge.

Polyethylene and polypropylene have many similarities in terms of physical properties. However, as mentioned above, for example, the former is better able to withstand certain conditions, such as the cold. Often suitable for use as an electrical insulator is polyethylene.

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 or industrial equipment rentals.

A Brief Look at Socket Welding

The socket welding (or fusion joining) process is used to connect a 20-110 mm diameter suitable tube. It is accomplished by heating the pipe’s external surface and the fitting’s internal surface until the material is fused, and then inserting into the other while the material remains hot. Pipes and welding fittings can be made of PE, PP, PB or PVDF, but the same material can be used by both.

For socket welding, useful hydraulic equipment is available from a diameter of 16 to 110 mm, even with diameters up to 160 in the norm. The welding equipment is connected to the prefixed temperature controlled electrical current and thermostat.

Socket welding is among the many procedures that we can provide tools for. We have an extensive selection of equipment by respected names like McElroy. If you have questions about what tools you may need for the job, we’ll do our best to guide you in the right direction by delivering the right equipment so you can finish the project safely and efficiently.

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 industrial products online.

A Closer Look at Butt Fusion

Under the broader umbrella of plastic welding, the butt fusion process involves heating two different plastic components; typically either two pipes or a tube and a fitting. Historically, this process has been applied mainly to polyethylene, but there has been an exponential growth of polypropylene recently. Nevertheless, most thermoplastic pipes are usually involved in the process.

At its simplest level, heat is applied simultaneously to the ends of both parts by an electrical heating plate until melting takes place. A heater plate is then removed and pressure is applied over a certain time, resulting in what is called “welded beads.” If rightly constructed, the joint has a standard appearance that is typically used for safety inspections or audits. While the temperature, pressure and time specifics vary on the polymeric material, the fundamentals do not differ.

A butt fusion welding machine is used for larger pipes to enable accurate control of several additional factors like ovality and alignment, the squareness of the surface, heat soak time and the heater plate temperature, to name a few.

It is also important to ensure that your materials and work surfaces are contaminant-free and that all critical criteria are correctly followed to ensure a high-quality joint. These factors are all combined regularly when properly designed and maintained equipment is used by a trained and certified joiner. It will be as powerful and ductile as the original pipe once a proper welded joint operation is performed.

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 or industrial equipment rentals.

Optimized Cooling by McElroy Means Better Working Conditions

It is important to remain fully aware that the time used for each joint is immediately linked to the cooling procedures utilized throughout the fusion process. Unless we follow the times defined in the ASTM guidelines, the overall efficiency of the workplace will be decreased. Therefore, increasing this cooling period is the most practical way to improve the fusion cycle.

The Datalogger uses a proprietary cooling algorithm to measure it in real-time, taking into account times that are most efficient depending on the products we use, environmental conditions and time of thermal immersion. This algorithm is an equation that shows the exact times it takes to cool the center of a pipe, making it safe to handle and allowing you to move on to the next joint.

Experts from McElroy have completed thousands of fusion joint trials and evaluation with the help of researchers. These experiments evaluate thousands of data points and computer fluid dynamics simulations to better understand the tube core temperatures. Hence, the engineered cooling system of McElroy conforms to ASTM F2620-19, Note 10. These tests assist McElroy with creating the algorithm, which predicts time safely, and accurately for the core cooling of a pipe wall with a joint resistance expected at that time and temperature. It means handling is much easier and safer for operators.

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 industrial products online.

Optimum Productivity with McElroy Machines

Why are McElroy machines relied on by hundreds of thousands of customers? They get the job done faster, safer, and with less necessary cooling time. To give you a brief idea of how these machines take care of important jobs compared to standard machines, let’s elaborate a bit.

With hydraulic jaws, McElroy machines have no issue safely clamping around the pipe at once. Standard machines often require individual tightening of each clamp, thereby reducing productivity and efficiency.

Like the jaws, the Facer movement is powered hydraulically which means lowering and raising can be done in mere seconds. In standard machines, extra equipment like cranes needd to be placed and removed, taking more time and creating potentially dangerous conditions for workers.

McElroy machines propel themselves on a tough track system able to move without issue even on rugged terrain, which means it can move across fusion points with little issue. Standard hydraulic machines requiring loading and moving by truck, which takes extra time.

On job sites, time is typically of the essence and sticking to budget is imperative. You may find an upfront investment in a McElroy machine will save you thousands of dollars in the long-term.

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 or industrial equipment rentals.