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Up Your Joint Fusion Performance With the PolyHorse

How do you go about boosting your joint fusion productivity? In many scenarios, there are factors that may be working against you such as time or budget constraints, terrain, or weather conditions. In such a case, it’s important to have the right tools at your disposal to maximize productivity as much as possible.

The McElroy Facebook page mentions someone who has to run a pair of fusion machines simultaneously due to the sixteen-minute cool time required by the joints of the project being worked on. To achieve up to 24 joints fused each day while working solo, the individual is making use of the McElroy PolyHorse®.

The PolyHorse consists of adjustable racks built to assist with pipe storage and installation when on a work site. The machine is made for use of polypropylene pipe as thin as 90 mm or wider pipe up to 500 mm. You will see a substantial decrease in labor costs with the PolyHorse, due to better work conditions that ensure maximum efficiency and fewer risks.

The pipe is directly offloaded into the PolyHorse, which means it remains out of the way until it’s meant to be used. As a consequence, the floor remains hazard-free and unobstructed. The PolyHorse also has a PowerAssist adapter to load the pipe into a fusion system using a hydraulically driven roller. The PolyHorse performs incredibly well with sturdy instruments like the McElroy Pit Bull fusion devices, much like other McElroy products.

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.

How to Deal With Joint Failure

Hopefully, you’ve never had to deal with the scenario of a joint failing but it is a very real possibility and it may happen at seemingly the worst time at jobs where time is of the essence. What steps can you take to ensure it doesn’t happen? If you visit McElroy’s YouTube channel, you can watch a brief, amusing video on this very subject. This Wednesday, the manufacturer will be offering a free presentation discussing this topic. To register, all you need to do is visit the link on McElroy’s Facebook page.

If you haven’t already, we encourage you to check out the MIMECO website. Our website is packed with blogs talking about fusion and we also highlight many of the McElroy machines and other tools we provide to clients in need of robust machinery equipment. Should you have any questions regarding fusion or purchasing equipment from names like McElroy and others, please do not hesitate to reach out. We are eager to help you get the job done safely and professionally.

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 McElroy Acrobat with QuikFit Solves Close Quarter Problems

The McElroy Acrobat with QuikFit carriage for 355 mm to 630 mm pipe offers a creative approach to the problems of fusing the large-diameter polypropylene pipe in working environments where space is considerably limited.

The revolutionary carriage is size-specific and consists of lightweight, modular components that enable the upper and lower jaws to be mounted by hand around the pipe. This eliminates the need to lift and fit a whole carriage into a small space. For any orientation needed for plumbing, mechanical, and HVAC installations, including vertical and overhead, it will fuse the pipe.

The bigger HPU has wheels that make it easier to allow operators to pull it through confined indoor areas even though the walls are already framed in. Each HPU provides low power consumption with an intelligent design enabling both the heater and the facer to plug into the HPU, permitting the whole unit to draw power from a single receptacle only.

The Acrobat with QuikFit is compatible with the DataLogger 6 and vertical fusions can also be performed.

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 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 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.

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.