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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.

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.

McElroy Optimized Cooling Improves Performance

It is necessary to be completely aware that the time used by each joint is automatically connected during the fusion process to the cooling process used. The overall productivity of the workplace will be diminished unless we obey the times specified in the ASTM guidelines. Improving this cooling time is also the most realistic means of boosting the fusion cycle.

To calculate it in real-time, the Datalogger uses a patented cooling algorithm, taking into consideration the most opportune times based on what machinery equipment is used, the conditions of the worksite, and thermal submergence time. The algorithm used is an equation that illustrates the precise times it takes to cool a pipe’s middle, making it secure to handle and enabling you to switch to the next joint.

McElroy specialists, with the assistance of researchers, have conducted thousands of fusion joint trials and tests. Thousands of data points and computer fluid dynamics models are analyzed by these studies to help understand the central temperatures of the tunnel. Therefore, McElroy’s engineered cooling system conforms to ASTM F2620-19, Note 10. These experiments help McElroy build the algorithm for the core cooling of a pipe wall with a joint resistance required at that time and temperature, which estimates time safely and reliably. It means handling is much simpler as well as improving safety for operators.

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 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.

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.