Category Archives: Machinery Equipment


Major Increase in Pricing of Curbside Service Products

The price of scrap paper, plastic, and metal bales have made a notable increase, especially for HDPE pipes. HDPE pipes have reached new record highs. Natural high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes that come from curbside collection programs average at 81.88 cents per pound, up from 33.75 cents per pound last year.

Color HDPE pipes are trading for 30.13 cents per pound, which is up exponentially high from just 4.64 cents per pound in April of 2020.

The national average in the price of post-consumer PET beverage bottles and jars has increased by 18% in one month. It is currently trading at 11.95 cents per pound. Last year the national average was 9.34 cents per pound.

Polypropylene (including polypropylene pipes) is up from 13.69 cents per pound to 15.63 cents per pound in April alone.

Other recyclables such as aluminum, and more specifically, used beverage cans that come from curbside collection services, increased to 64.13 cents per pound – a 3.07 cent increase from March. In 2020, it held a trading value of 40.13 cents per pound.

The increase in prices across the board has risen due to the limitations on waste imports set by China, causing a dramatic effect in the American recycling industry. In addition, the anticipated shift of many large beverage and consumer product companies to use more recycled products has caused changes across the recycling industry.

It is unclear if this will positively or negatively impact the machinery equipment industry or with industrial products online. Each industry that involves industrial equipment or recycled products has its own set of challenges and victories to face as the markets change and as consumers switch to a more eco-friendly focus.

Fusion Machine Manufacturer Unveils New and Improved Product Line

McElroy recently unveiled the next evolution of its powerful machinery equipment TracStar® line dubbed the iSeries!

The TracStar iSeries sets the bar for pipe fusion efficiency and reliability. A new generation of fusion machines draws on the TracStar’s history of being a tough, self-contained tracked vehicle while still incorporating industry-leading technologies for a better user experience. Several enhancements have been made to the technologies available while still hardening them to make the fusion experience more secure. New emission-compliant engines, CAN bus power, and various hydraulic, electronic, and electrical enhancements are all included in the iSeries. Operator consistency and adherence to standards were enhanced by integrated, software-controlled system choices ranging from manual to fully automatic.

The TracStar iSeries devices have an incorporated DataLogger tablet that acts as an operator input system while concurrently logging the entire fusion process. Keep track of important facts about the fusion process and jobsite, such as operator statistics, equipment information, GPS coordinates, and more, while ensuring that the fusion joint meets industry expectations.

The revised cowling on the iSeries machines solves a frequent requirement from the field: fusing broad tees and elbows without separating the carriage from the vehicle. The vehicle’s latest two-step construction also allows the user to do so while still being strengthened to withstand the weight of heavy fittings.

A new Controller Area Network (CAN) bus system and Power Control Module (PCM) facilitate communication among machine units, including heater control, carriage pressure and location, and more. For real-time computer statistics, a touchscreen vehicle monitor offers operation and diagnostic information.

The manual hydraulic valves on all iSeries machines now feature smart keypads, which allow for improved feedback. These intelligent keypads assist users in the fusion process via dynamic colors as certain activities are required. New paddle levers have also been installed to replace the hydraulic valves and knobs, allowing for more direct operation of the indexer and carriage.

As your source for machinery equipment and industrial products online, we’re excited about this latest TracStar evolution and look forward to providing our clients the improved power of the iSeries. We’ll keep you updated as developments occur.

The Rolling 618 Shows up on Television

Since 2010, the reality television series Gold Rush on the Discovery Channel has focused on the gold mining efforts of multiple family-operated mining companies throughout the country. The series has since expanded to also include the western area of North America as well as South America.

One of the more recent episodes of Gold Rush aired earlier this month and titled “The Viking Detective” featured an appearance by none other than McElroy®. Specifically, it was the Rolling 618 that helped the miners tackle a jam they were in. The machine was also accompanied by another popular McElroy tool: the PolyHorse.

The Rolling 618 Fusion Machine has remained one of McElroy’s strongest products. Not unlike other McElroy tools, the Rolling 618 boasts a comprehensive, easily removable four-jaw carriage that dramatically eases remote fusion needs. The system is something of a midway point between the fusion of large and small diameters. In situations where a finite amount of room is reserved, the outer jaw and skid also allow for detachment from the carriage to make the Rolling 618 even easier to use.

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.

Keep Fusion Data Extra Safe With Even Better DataLogger Backup

Have you purchased the McElroy DataLogger yet? This rugged tablet is a powerful tool to keep track of essential joint fusion data in an all-in-one solution that offers features like cloud backup. McElroy is always improving the tablet with new features, and one of the most recent provides the peace of mind of improved backup.

The McElroy Vault™ feature already keeps your fusion records backed up in the event of an occurrence on the job. However, with the 1.16 system update, you now have another option to ensure these vital records are safe at all times, and all you’ll need is a standard Micro SD card.

Enabling a Micro SD card is simple. After inserting the card in your DataLogger, simply go to the System section in the Settings menu, choose SD Card Status, hit the System Settings button, and then touch Yes when prompted whether you would like to open System Settings.

Once you’re at the Storage settings screen, scroll down and choose Erase USB/SD card storage, follow the instructions, and the SD will be ready to record fusion data!

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.

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.

Improve Performance With Spirolite

Spirolite continues to have the durable goods required for demands involving large diameter plastic pipe technology requirements. For its high-density polyethylene pipe capable of satisfying the needs of those demanding pipe sizes with sizes between 18 to 120 inches in diameter, Spirolite has received acclaim.

The method used in the production process of Spirolite is one that’s entirely novel. Spirolite is the sole U.S. polyethylene pipe system that offers plumbing materials that are mostly used for uses such as drainage or gravity sanitary sewer use with a genuine cost-effective secondary substitute. The revolutionary design of the Spirolite pipe makes construction easier by reducing the time it takes to take care of this step and, due to the outstanding resistance, corrosion effects are significantly minimized thanks to the design. Additionally, customers should be assured that the Spirolite pipe complies with the specifications of the rigid ASTM F-894.

Control of stability, longevity, these are some of the attributes that make Spirolite a very durable solution. Give us a call to find out how you can get the job done with this pipe.

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.

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 McElroy DataLogger and Its Fusion Operation Performance

If you are not subscribing to McElroy’s YouTube channel, a number of helpful and insightful videos that may help improve your productivity and reduce costs are going ignored, all focusing on demonstrating how McElroy solutions help boost operations on nearly every work site.

One of the most recent videos posted by McElroy, for instance, provides a deeper look into how the robustly efficient DataLogger® and McElroy Vault™ features contribute to pipe fusion jobs. The video will use an hour of your time and goes into depth about problems and how these challenges are handled by the DataLogger while increasing efficiency.

A new and updated version of DataLogger was recently unveiled by McElroy. The enhanced battery life on the DataLogger 7 is one of the first items users can find, which means there isn’t as great of a need to use precious time to charge the tablet, allowing more time to be used toward capturing joint fusion information.

Whether you own a PC or Mac, you know that data loss may occur at any time and sometimes at the most ill-timed of moments. The DataLogger 7 has a microSD card that backs up important data to guarantee the data can be transferred to the cloud for safekeeping until you’re linked to the Internet.

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.

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.