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Best Practices When Dealing With Pipe

Applications require higher wall thickness as the industry moves to greater diameter HDPE pipes and applications. Although it is important to have the right equipment for these heavy-duty instruments, heavy-wall HDPE pipe fusion comes with problems that require real-world solving. However, the procedure can be made even simpler with the assemblage of the right McElroy methods and the use of modern approaches.

McElroy knows the problems inherent in heavy wall fusion as a pioneer in the fusion of HDPE tubing. It posted a video last year devoted to explaining best practices for Heavy Wall Fusion. The long video is about an hour in length and deals with the whole process in detail and how to better handle the process.

We have the solutions at MIMECO to help you get the work done safely and successfully if you need to solder HDPE wide diameter pipes. Using the time-tested and validated technology that has made McElroy a big industry player, our portfolio of solutions includes instruments for handling pipes of practically any scale. If you need to work with the HDPE tubing, we advise you to review the video and get in touch with us for any questions or needs involving pipe and other machinery equipment.

Miami International Machinery & Equipment Corporation (MIMECO) specializes in machinery 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.

Polypropylene versus Polyethylene

Perhaps you’ve wondered about the potential of pipe in 2021, how it varies, and what it can do for you in the coming year. We’ve addressed polyethylene pipe, but for those just starting with the many advantages of HDPE, there might be uncertainty. Polypropylene is another option worth looking into, and it’s a term that also has its well-defined qualities, even though its name may sound a lot like polyethylene.

Polypropylene does have some similarities with polyethylene, which also relies on durable plastic. Even so, in contrast to polyethylene, polypropylene is capable of molding once the temperature reaches a certain point. The pipe strength returns to its normal state after the substance has cooled down. This trait means the pipe can be used in other ways beyond plastic. Its melting pot is higher versus polyethylene and its stability is incredibly robust. To begin with, this plastic can be opened and closed several times without a problem when utilized for purposes such as functioning as a hinge.

When it comes to physical properties, polyethylene and polypropylene have some things in common. However, for instance, the former is better able to endure harsh environments such as the cold, as described above.

Miami International Machinery & Equipment Corporation (MIMECO) specializes in machinery 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 saving money with industrial equipment rentals.

Massive Pipes Are No Problem for the McElroy Talon

Can you recall the largest job you were involved in? You should recognize that the pipe sizes can often be extremely wide based on the length of time you have been dealing with pipe, needing heavy-duty equipment to do it securely and effectively. The McElroy Talon™ 2000 rises to robust demands when pipe needs involve massive machinery.

The Talon 2000, the largest McElroy device to date, provides an innovative, new method of fusing thermoplastic large-diameter pipes that are increasingly in demand to replace aging infrastructures and extend functionality for a variety of contemporary applications.

The Talon 2000 boasts powerful features like a self-propelling capability and the ability to firmly lift pipes off the ground, position them for fusion needs, and drive them through via all joints across the pipeline. It features a quick-action facer and an electric-powered indexer to accurately and securely place the heater and facer in the fusion machine.

If you’re curious as to how the McElroy Talon operates, a video shot in Chile can be viewed on the McElroy Facebook page. Should you have questions about McElroy machines or parts, the MIMECO team is ready to help.

Miami International Machinery & Equipment Corporation (MIMECO) specializes in machinery 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.

The Powerfully Versatile McElroy Polygon

The McElroy® Polygon is basically a jack-of-all-trades capable of conducting a trio of different operations successfully, including butt fusion and miter joint from zero to 45-degree angles with additional socket fusion capability directed at polypropylene pipe. The Polygon is the first DataLogger® compliant fusion system from McElroy, which makes it super easy to record that each and every joint has been fused according to current requirements.

The mitering solutions featured on the Polygon are designed around the particular complex operations involved with mechanical piping and retrofit installations, minimizing the time and expense of buying manufactured or molded fittings. By a quick switch of the jaws, the Polygon can seamlessly adapt to socket fusion.

For our Spanish-speaking customers, we have a useful YouTube video showing how simple the jaw-swapping process is with the Polygon.

Should you have any questions about the McElroy Polygon or other fusion equipment, please contact us for more information. Our team will be happy to provide guidance on what tools you may need for the fusion job.

Miami International Machinery & Equipment Corporation (MIMECO) specializes in machinery 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.

Perform Vertical Fusion Operations With Ease

The Acrobat fusion machines deliver the optimum features used in modern, sophisticated HVAC, mechanical, and industrial plumbing applications for butt fusion polypropylene piping systems. The Acrobat is a robust machine with user-friendly controls boasting an optimum weight and lightweight design, whether you solder pipes in the ceilings, the walls, or the floors. Models are available to cover the spectrum of polypropylene pipe sizes as small as 63 mm or as large as 630 mm (2” to 24”).

With a compact footprint and easy portability, the Acrobat was designed to make overhead fusions a breeze, like vertical fusion. The HPU (Hydraulic Power Unit) modular EP800AD is power efficient and is also lightweight, which means it can be moved with minimal effort to each job site.

Speaking of vertical fusion, McElroy uploaded a lengthy video last month that delves deep into the science and process behind the operation. If you have time, the nearly hour-long Simplifying Vertical Fusion video is an insightful watch packed with useful knowledge.

Contact us for more info on McElroy equipment.

Miami International Machinery & Equipment Corporation (MIMECO) specializes in machinery 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.

The All-New McElroy DataLogger 7

One of the biggest headlines in the world of pipe fusion was made earlier this year when McElroy announced the debut of its DataLogger® tablet, appropriately dubbed the DataLogger 7. The company has finally released details regarding some of its new features and today we’ll be highlighting a few of them.

Perhaps most notably, the battery life on the DataLogger 7 has been improved. With a built-in 21 battery and removable one with 43.2 watts, the DataLogger 7 can provide power practically all day long, ensuring there is virtually no downtime in having to charge it in the middle of a fusion project where every minute counts.

Data loss happens but DataLogger 7 has accounted for this by including a microSD card that takes care of backing essential data so that those all-important joint reports don’t disappear before they’re backed up to the cloud.

Already known for its durability, the DataLogger 7 is IP68 and MIL-STD-810 rated, meaning dust, water, and shocks will not affect its performance. Furthermore, its internal components feature a new processor and an updated version of the Android operating system for quicker performance.

Miami International Machinery & Equipment Corporation (MIMECO) specializes in machinery 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.

McElroy Tools Are About to Get Even Better

McElroy’s TracStar® machines are widely used and are arguably the industry standard when it comes to professional pipe fusion operations. As these robust machines become more intelligent and increase in features, they assist with reducing the time it takes to professionally and safely fuse different pipes, allowing you to get the job done while sticking to the budget. When used with the DataLogger tablet, it’s easy to keep track of vital information.

The existing line of McElroy TracStar machines and the DataLogger have been used on numerous job sites and with some recent developments, they’re about to get even better. In case you don’t follow industry news, McElroy participated in this year’s virtual INFUSION conference where its vice president of product development announced some new products.

Among the notable new products, McElroy lifted the veil somewhat on its new TracStar iSeries and it also announced the debut of the next DataLogger, appropriately named the DataLogger 7. One of the new features of the new and improved DataLogger is its integration with the new iSeries. Furthermore, the rugged tablet has been optimized to deliver a 14+ battery life.

We’ll share more details as they become available.

Miami International Machinery & Equipment Corporation (MIMECO) specializes in machinery 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.

Stick to the Job Budget with Machinery Rentals

The budget is an integral part of the job and making sure that you stick to it is essential. It can be expensive to go over budget, and it doesn’t look good on you or the team. Being efficient but cutting costs where possible makes sense. Contemporary machinery equipment usually carries price tags worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, decreasing the allocated budget as well as keeping you from assigning resources to more essential aspects of the job, such as bringing on more people should the situation call for it.

If you’re running on extremely tight deadlines, money, and resources, it may be worth exploring the option of rental equipment to help with staying on budget. At Miami International Machinery & Equipment Company, we have an assortment of tools and/or machines for rent at affordable rates which are far cheaper than spending thousands on a brand new machine you may only need to use once. If you need a special tool for a particular task, rental equipment will save you a large sum of money, allowing those funds to be used for other important aspects of the job. We have the tools available with industry-standard names like McElroy to get the job done professionally and save you money.

To learn more about the rental equipment we have available, please visit our Industrial Equipment Rentals page to fill out an application form and we will get back to you promptly.

Miami International Machinery & Equipment Corporation (MIMECO) specializes in machinery 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.

Multiple Fusion Solutions with the Polygon

The McElroy Polygon is a powerful yet easily transportable, three-in-one prefabrication solution packed with robust features. It features a one-of-a-kind and intelligent design that allows both polypropylene and polyethylene pipe to be butt, miter, or even socket fused. Furthermore, the Polygon is also compatible with the rugged and highly useful DataLogger®, becoming McElroy’s first manual butt fusion machine capable of doing so.

If you’re curious to see the McElroy Polygon in action and get an idea of how it works, you’ll find a short yet informative video provided by McElroy that provides a great machine. Should you have questions about the DataLogger or if you wish to purchase the Android-powered tablet, you can find out more information by heading over to the DATALOGGER page at our McElroy Parts sister website.

For any pipe or machinery equipment needs, please contact us and one of the MIMECO representatives we will be happy to discuss solutions for your business or project. We offer many products by different manufacturers including McElroy and more.

Miami International Machinery & Equipment Corporation (MIMECO) specializes in machinery 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.

Common Myths Surrounding Pipe

Once something has been established and it’s had several years of existence, it’s not all that uncommon for untruths and myths to eventually develop around it. This applies as much to HDPE pipe and we are here to debunk some of the frequent misconceptions related to this type of pipe and how it works.

Let’s figure out any possible misunderstandings once the moment arrives that the pipe needs to be buried. Contemporary pipe has developed enough to the point that it is built for assorted purposes and that includes burying. In addition, revolutionary pipe technologies such as Fusio-Tech UV Black Piping are equipped with a highly preventive coating to resist the effects of the sun and its strong rays.

There is more about the strength and integrity of the joints in terms of pipe fusion. The fusion will depend on several factors including the individual who is charged with the fusion job. The materials, the possibility of contamination of the surface, all of these will play a role in the results of the joint. The method of fusion is highly efficient and successful but it takes a substantial amount of time and can take longer due to factors outside a person’s control, such as weather conditions, for example.

Miami International Machinery & Equipment Corporation (MIMECO) specializes in machinery 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 saving money with industrial equipment rentals .