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The Spirolite from IPF Plasson

Spirolite is a leader in the plastic pipe industry, and it can manufacture thermoplastic pipes through diameters of 120 inches through impressive technology. The individualized process unique to the Spirolite makes it the only high-density polyethylene system in the United States that offers a solution to traditional pipe systems for gravity, industrial waste applications, and pressure sanitary sewers while offering a cost-effective option.

 

The ease of the bell and spigot joint design, along with the plain-ended filed welded joint, decreases time spent installing the pipe and provides long-term assurance on corrosion resistance. This pipe meets ASTM F-894 requirements.

 

Traditional extruded thermoplastic pipes decrease in diameter as the wall thickens, but the Spirolite pipe keeps internal diameters consistent. Through a unique manufacturing and production process, the Spirolite is made by a profile extrusion that is continuously wound of a mandrel, so there is a maximum level of efficiency with each one produced. The pipe utilizes geometrically efficient hollow rib profiles and a closed profile design to cut down on the pipe weight and stiffness to weight ratio.

 

Standard classes are available for each size. Each engineer using the Spirolite can pick a profile and class, allowing a hands-on approach to projects with machinery equipment, making them more economical and efficient. Each pipe is made from high density and molecular weight polyethylene that is made to withstand piping applications. Resin included gives pipes strength and stiffness for long-lasting use. Material made to produce the Spirolite has a minimum cell classification of 335444C per ASTM D-3350 Standard Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Pipe and Fittings Materials.

 

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Winners of Plastic Pipe Industry Awards Announced

On May 12, 2021, The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) held its annual membership meeting virtually and announced the winners of the Projects and Members of the Year program. The association has been meeting for over ten years, selecting winners for Project of the Year and Member of the Year for Building and Construction, Drainage, Energy Piping Systems, and Municipal and Industrial and Power and Communications PPI Divisions.

2021 was a record-breaking year for submissions, with the most PPI has ever seen, and the first time there were multiple project winners in two divisions.

Multi-storied facilities at a Texas military base, the Training Center 5 and 6 Project, won PPI BCD Project of the Year. The project included large diameter pipe and fittings for effective water flow throughout the campus, with installation in crawl spaces, underground, and riser locations.

The City of Fort Lauderdales’ Redundant Force Main Project in Fort Lauderdale, FL, won the PPI Municipal and Industrial Division Project of the Year. The project considered a new seven-and-a-half-mile redundant forced main sewer, which needed two contractors with HDD drilling to install the 54-inch in diameter HDPE pipe. HDPE pipes are a crucial component of successful construction, along with other machinery equipment.

Project Living Hope Soccer Complex at Camp Marie in Haiti won the PPI Drainage Division Project of the Year. Project Living Hope is a charitable organization that aids underprivileged youth in Haiti. The project included the construction of a sports facility, soccer fields, a housing complex, and a community hall.

Members of the year included:

  • Rick Stock of Uponor Inc.: PPI Building and Construction Division Member of the Year

  • Joe Babcanec of Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.: PPI Drainage Division Member of the Year

  • Barb Donaldson of WL Plastics: PPI Municipal and Industrial Division Member of the Year

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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.

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.

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.