Category Archives: Machinery Supply


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.

Spirolite Products Rise to the Challenge

For large diameter plastic pipe technology needs, Spirolite continues to provide the robust products necessary for these needs. Spirolite has earned praise for its high-density polyethylene pipe able to meet the needs of those seeking pipe sizes ranging from 18 to 120 inches in diameter.

The process used in Spirolite’s manufacturing process remains one of a kind. Spirolite is the only U.S. polyethylene pipe system that provides a real cost-effective secondary alternative for plumbing products that are often used for applications such as wastewater or gravity sanitary sewer use. Spirolite pipe’s breakthrough design makes installation simpler by cutting down the time it takes to take care of this step and thanks to the design, corrosion effects are highly reduced thanks to the great resistance. In addition, buyers can rest assured that Spirolite pipe adheres to the rigid ASTM F-894 requirements.

Flexibility power, durability, these are some of the features that make Spirolite a highly robust solution. Give us a call to find out how this pipe will help you get the job done.

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 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 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.

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.

Save Money and Ease Installation with PE Pipe

Have you been thinking about using polyethylene pipe (PE) for your next job? There are numerous advantages you may wish to consider the next time you need to perform pipe fusion. The fact that the pipe is incredible lightweight is only one of them.

Because of the design of PE pipe, it provides excellent chemical resistance, a huge advantage if you’re dealing with the transport of alkalis, detergents, tension depressants, mineral oils or fermentation products which may cause corrosion and, therefore, damage the pipe.

Speaking of corrosion, the properties of PE pipe do not undergo alteration when they are exposed to chemicals. Hence, issues like rot, rust, mold or mildew are not a problem nor will you need to deal with the possible growth of algae, bacteria or fungi.

In addition to being lightweight, PE pipe is easy to install and it is economical. Even in cold conditions, the pipe can be bent if necessary and on top of that, it will last a long time, Good quality PE pipe can last as long as 100 years in some cases which reduces the need to replace the pipe.

When it comes to fusion, PE pipe allows for multiple joining systems. It’s yet another reason to consider PE pipe for your next job.

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.

Clearing up Some Things About Pipe

When something’s been around long enough, eventually some untruths and myths may develop around it. HDPE pipe is no exception to this, and we’re here to dispel some of these common myths associated with this type of pipe and its mechanical joining.

Let’s clear up some potential misconceptions when it comes to burying the pipe. Modern pipe has evolved enough to the point that it’s designed for different purposes, and that includes being buried. On top of that, innovative pipe solutions like Fusio-Tech UV Black Piping are designed to withstand the effects of ultraviolet rays with their protective coating.

In regards to pipe fusion, there is more to strength and integrity of the joints. The fusion will rely on many factors including the person tasked with performing the fusion job. The elements, the risk of surface contamination, all of these may play a role in how the joint ends up. The fusion process is highly reliable and effective but it does take a considerable amount of time and it may take longer due to circumstances outside of your control such as the weather.

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 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

Work Efficiently with the Reliability of Carboline

When you need to perform jobs that may involve coatings, linings, or fireproofing, you can place your trust in Carboline. The company has worked with countless companies around the globe, providing robust products intended to be technologically advanced while being delivered with the highest level of professional service.

Carboline’s products are regarded highly thanks to numerous positives such as the strong resistance to effects like erosion and corrosion caused by natural factors. Carboline products are also recognized for their durability, providing ruggedness when it counts. The company has a rich history dating back to the 1940s when Stanley Lopata founded it, as he sought a robust solution for a single customer. More than six decades later, Carboline now has an extensive customer base around the world thanks to its persistent focus on performance, ongoing product development, and brainstorming effective solutions to meet challenges faced in the real world. Pipeline exteriors/interiors and industrial fireproofing are a few of the examples of product applications where Carboline can save the day.

Are you considering Carboline products for your next job? Simply contact us to get in touch with one of our team members extensively trained in Carboline.

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.

Improve the Life of Your Machinery Equipment

Machinery equipment is an important albeit pricey investment. Hence, it’s important to stay proactive and ensure that ongoing maintenance is a top priority so it becomes easier to identify potential issues before they can become an expensive, time-consuming repair.

For starters, make your maintenance procedure more than just regularly changing or lubricating filters. Take the time to commit to your machines by fully understanding how they work and thoroughly reading the manuals. Any work that’s performed by you or a qualified person on the maintenance team should be written down so that everyone is on the same page as to what work was performed. You can never be too detailed in this aspect.

Have you examined the fluids? It’s one of the easiest and most accurate methods of seeing what may be going on “under the hood” of your machines. The better understanding you have of how your machines operate internally, the better able you are to anticipate problems before they turn into a major issue.

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