McElroy Manufacturing Fusion Machinery for Thermoplastic Pipes
For more than 60 years, McElroy has committed to providing innovative, quality products and services. McElroy designs and manufactures a comprehensive line of fusion equipment for joining thermoplastic pipe including high-density polyethylene (HDPE).
The company offers a complete range of accessories that are designed to increase onsite productivity and efficiency. Its commitment to the industry includes an extensive training program through McElroy University to ensure that operators and inspectors develop best practices in the quality and reliability of fused pipe systems.
Fusion Machines for the Water Industry
Across the world, there is a tremendous need to expand water systems and replace existing, aged-out and leaking infrastructure. Thermoplastic pipe offers a non-corrosive, long-life solution, and when paired with a heat fusion technology offers leak-free system without water losses.
McElroy machines and thermoplastic pipe are the optimal choice. McElroy designed its first fusion machine. The company portfolio has since expanded to cover pipe sizes from 0.5in copper tube size (CTS) to 2,000mm, which forms the most comprehensive range of any fusion equipment manufacturer.
Fusion equipment is available in various models, from rolling and tracked models to carriage only models, to accommodate specific jobsite requirements.
Productivity Optimization Accessories
McElroy believes in providing solutions to problems; therefore, in addition to fusion machines, McElroy provides a variety of accessories and productivity tools that can significantly improve jobsite efficiency. Examples include its Pipe Stands and Low Profile Rollers, as well as the PolyHorse® and the MegaMc® PolyHorse pipe handling systems, which consist of a series of adjustable racks to store and help move and align pipe on jobsites. These adjustable racks provide a less hazardous environment for handling pipe bundles, and reduce manpower costs while enhancing jobsite productivity.
Quality Assurance for Fusion Equipment
Quality testing and quality assurance can be a tremendous benefit to any jobsite. The McElroy DataLogger® gives operators the ability to record the parameters of the pipe fusion process to determine if proper procedures have been followed. Data elements such as time, temperature and pressure are recorded on this ruggedized tablet and the latest DataLogger also allows operators to scan data and capture photos and GPS coordinates.
The DataLogger can be used in combination with the Vault™ which is a secure web-based server that stores fusion joint data. This allows users to access their joints from any location with internet access and use a variety of analytical tools.
For quality testing there are a variety of options available. McElroy’s Guided Side Bend Tester and In Field® Tensile Tester are two such tools that allow onsite qualitative testing to ensure joints meet the appropriate standard. If a laboratory type test is required, McElroy also offers the McSnapper® to destructively test impact resistance.
Operator training courses
McElroy University provides training through a number of methods. Training is offered at its facilities in Tulsa, Oklahoma, through certified instructors throughout the US, online courses as well as onsite custom training per client request. Classes include operator qualification, troubleshooting and rebuild and inspector training.
Each class includes a combination of classroom and hands-on sessions, followed by after-class testing to ensure that students understand the proper concepts and procedures.
Students who successfully pass the tests receive a McElroy University operator qualification which is valid for two years.
For more information about McElroy equipment, go to the company website.
Products and Services
Built-for-ditch Pit Bull 28
Rugged and reliable, the Pit Bull 28 is a compact fusion unit that was built for jobsites where wheeled or tracked vehicles are not needed.
Flexible Acrobat™ 180
A versatile machine designed for butt fusion of 63mm to 180mm (2in IPS to 6in DIPS) pipe and fittings.
Rolling 28 8-inch Fusion Machine
The Rolling 28 has staked its claim as the industry standard for more than 40 years.
TracStar 28 Series 2 Fusion Machine
The TracStar 28 Series 2 has been completely redesigned based on feedback from the field.
Built-for-ditch Pit Bull 26 Fusion Machine
The Pit Bull 26 incorporates McElroy’s patented Centerline Guidance System and is capable of butt fusing tees, ells and other fittings.
The Tritan™ 560 aids in pipe positioning, allowing for more flexibility and increased performance and productivity.
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