Category Archives: Machinery Equipment


Work Better with a Pipe Stand

In case you haven’t tried it yet, the PolyPorter Pipe Handler is a great tool allowing just one person to load a length of pipe with minimal effort while also minimizing injury risk. While we’re still concentrating on useful pipe tools, we’re taking a closer look at pipe stands.

Pipe stands can be incredibly useful in cutting down on the amount of machine wear and tear while also improving the overall fusion process and reducing strain for those operating the machines. These stands can be easily adjusted to tackle situations where uneven terrain may affect working conditions.

When there is a need to build a pipeline, pipe stands are here to save the day by drastically improving productivity. Instead of moving the machine for each joint, all workers need to do is pull the fused pipe through the machine and then roll in the new one that is up for fusion. The pipe stays at a single location as the stand stays stationary.

For more information on pipe stands or machinery equipment for your job site, please contact MIMECO.

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.

PE or PP?

Polyethylene. Polypropylene. The two words sound quite similar yet they have significant differences, which may prove more beneficial to your business or project. Polyethylene (also known as PE or HDPE) is known for highly durable, flexible plastic that can resist corrosion and is able to be molded. So, what’s the appeal of polypropylene (PP)?

PP provides a more specific type of plastic which is recognized for its semi-crystalline nature. It is particularly useful for injection molding purposes and also provides chemical resistance versus acids or bases. Furthermore, PP is lightweight in its material, which also gives it a significant advantage among other plastics.

In terms of the qualities shared, PE and PP are both considerably malleable and offer great tolerance against heat. They are also recyclable which could prove important for businesses that are also looking to be environmentally conscious when it comes to their carbon footprint.

Do you have questions about pipe for your business? We’re here to provide the answers as well as guide you on any machinery equipment needs you may have.

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 Evolution of HDPE

 

 

Modern polyethylene pipe has become a robust and exceptionally reliable solution utilized in multiple industries for an extensive range of applications. Have you ever been curious about how this versatile pipe evolved? Let’s dive a little deeper into the history.

It was 1933 during the month of March that two organic chemists joined forces to create the material we all know today as polyethylene. The pair were testing a multitude of distinct chemicals and created a white, waxy substance that would play an integral role in the development of polyethylene.
The white substance was a result of the testing of benzaldehyde and ethylene and how they reacted to each other. The container the chemists were using to test began to leak, resulting in an escape of pressure. The white substance would go on to bear a considerable resemblance to plastic. By the end of the decade, the material was patented and was being used.

During the 1950s, polyethylene transitioned into what most people know as high-density polyethylene, also by its common HDPE acronym. This development was a result of the work of German chemist Karl Ziegler. By the mid-1950s HDPE was not being used in pipe production. Ziegler’s work would earn him the prestigious 1963 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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 machinery solutions

The Rise in HDPE Pipe Demand

High-density polyethylene pipe (HDPE) is comprised of materials like PE 63, PE 80 and PE 100 and it remains among the finest tools when you need to transport chemicals, gas, or water. One of its primary advantages is how incredibly light it is compared to standard galvanized and cast iron pipe. HDPE also works well in transporting water thanks to its non-corrosive nature.

The HDPE pipe market is expected to see considerable growth as more industries adopt and discover the versatility of the pipe, including water irrigation systems in the agricultural industry. The rise in urbanization spurs the demand for water supply, which results in a greater need for HDPE pipe. With this enhanced demand, the global HDPE pipe market may likely continue to surge. Additionally, growing sewage disposal infrastructure will boost the demand for HDPE pipe.

Are you in need of HDPE pipe for your business or are you curious as to whether the pipe will work for your needs? Please contact us and we’ll be happy to discuss solutions and how HDPE pipe can help you.

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.

More Advantages of PE Pipe

We’ve previously mentioned how useful HDPE pipe is when it comes to its strong corrosion resistance and durability. There are other advantages that make the pipe worth considering for your next job if the circumstances allow it. Let’s explore a few of these.

Ease of installation and maintenance. Because polyethylene (PE) pipe is so flexible, installing it is an easy task. Even if the weather conditions outside are cold, there is little hassle involved in PE pipe installation. On top of that, the pipe can last for several decades, as long as 100 years in some cases. That means there is less of a need to replace pipes, saving time, money, and resources.

Joining systems. The design of PE pipe means it’s practically made to be joined through electrofusion or butt welding as opposed to having to rely on flanges or mechanical fittings. If you already have a fusion machine, this can potentially make the pipe fusion process that much easier.

Environmental friendliness. PE pipe is made of a recyclable type of plastic which can be performed via a triage process. Knowing that the pipe can be recycled and reused for future projects is definitely something to be proud of.

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 machinery solutions.

Is Your Machinery Equipment Worth Purchasing or Renting?

 

 

Machinery equipment is a major investment that requires factoring potentially thousands of dollars into your budget. Depending on your needs, you may be wondering whether it’s better to purchase the equipment or rent it out. Let’s explore some considerations to help you make an informed decision.

The convenience versus the cost. Will you benefit in the long term from purchasing the equipment outright? Keep in mind that should you decide to purchase, there will more than likely come a time when you’ll need to do some maintenance or possible repair work on the machine to ensure its proper upkeep.
The level of usage. How often will you be using the machinery equipment? Will you and/or team use it enough to justify its price tag? Maybe renting it for the few times you may need it would work better for your budget if the machine isn’t going to receive a lot of usage.

Location usage. Do you perform a lot of work in other areas beyond your local area? Putting it mildly, shipping a machine can cost a pretty penny, and it can add up if you frequently travel. Renting as needed may help with saving money.

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.

Upgrade to UV Black Piping in 2019

It’s 2019, has your company upgraded to the advanced performance of Fusio-Tech UV Black Piping by aquatechnik NA? This product has broken ground as the first fusible polypropylene pipe solution that has protection from UV rays included! Your team will instantly see a substantive drop-off in the number of labor hours plus a considerable boost in installation when handling fusion pipe outdoors. Additionally, pipe painting to protect from those aforementioned UV rays becomes practically unnecessary. With its durability to ensure performance over the long term and the ability to withstand different harsh weather conditions, Fusio-Technick UV Black Piping is the evolution of polypropylene pipe.

Fusio-Tech UV stabilizer has tested exhaustively to virtually guarantee what may just be the most advanced level of UV resistance available in 2019. The pipe can is also cement, plaster, and electrochemical reaction resistant. In addition to making outdoor installation easier, the pipe can be welded or fused without pipe or fittings treatment. Use it to move hot or cold potable or non-potable fluids, for applications involving industrial, this pipe is one of a kind.

Want to learn more about Fusion-Tech UV Black Piping? Visit the MIMECO product page or call us and we will tell you all about it.

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.

Upgrade to the DataLogger in 2019

The most efficient and professional job sites operate with the peace of mind that fusion joint data recorded is as accurate as possible. Proper joint data involves the use of the latest standards along with accurate pressure and times. Before the advent of tablets and their portability, joint fusion data had to be recorded manually, which may not do many favors in boosting productivity and efficiency. With the McElroy Datalogger® 6, all of this information can be made available by simply touching a button a two in a rugged and ultra portable solution that is easy to keep updated.

The DataLogger uses the popular Android operating system by Google to keep track of parameters of the fusion process, including job essentials like heat soak times and heating pressure. Even though it’s an Android tablet, the DataLogger is built to take a beating. In wet conditions, for example, the tablet can be exposed to water thanks to its IP67 rating. Some of its additional features include a pair of cameras to record as necessary, a barcode scanner for easy entry of fitting and pipe information, and a wireless sync feature to share fusion joint records without having to plug anything in.

Check out the DataLogger 6 on the MIMECO website for additional information. If you would like to purchase the tablet, please visit the McElroy DataLogger 6 page on the McElroy Parts website.

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.

New Rules for Pipe

Plastic pipe has grown in use and in various pipelines since it began to be widely used in the 1970s, particularly in modernizing distribution infrastructure. As it evolves, so has its reliability and integrity. For close to a decade, the federal agency known as the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has been inundated with requests to make some modern rules regarding pipe for purposes of safety and compliance, and it has finally happened.

The new PHMSA rules make a series of changes. For starters, the new rules increase the design factor of polyethylene (PE) pipe. Additionally, standards have been changed and made more stringent regarding plastic fittings and joints. Furthermore, there are additional requirements intended to reduce contact with underground utilities and structures.

Should you have pipe needs, we may be able to assist you with your project. Give us a call so we can discuss your job site requirements. You can read more about the new pipe rules set by the PHMSA at the following link:https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=74c004cd-4778-4066-a726-241644278673.

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.

Save with McElroy Fleet Rentals

At any job site, an important aspect of getting the job is making sure everyone on the team is sticking to the budget. When resources are tight, the equipment necessary to perform the job effectively may take a sizeable chunk of the budget. With Mimeco/FusionIQ being an authorized dealer of rental equipment, we have over 200 units available for rent to save you money while helping you get the job done professionally.

Among the many McElroy tools we offer, the Pit Bull® 14 and Pit Bull® 26 are a pair of butt fusion tools capable of handling various pipe sizes. Both of the machines use McElroy’s Centerline Guidance System as well as a semi-automatic locking cam so that force is maintained when the pipe is in its cooling cycle.

The Rolling 28 and Rolling 412 are both mobile solutions designed for use in rugged environments. The wheels allow for easy transport while the removable jaw carriages are highly useful when needs involve tight spaces.

If you have questions about a specific tool or what equipment we have available for rent, please do not hesitate to give us a call.

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.