McElroy Manufacturing Fusion Machinery for Thermoplastic Pipes

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For more than 60 years, McElroy has been committed to providing innovative, quality products and services. McElroy designs and manufactures a comprehensive line of fusion equipment for joining thermoplastic pipe such as high-density polyethylene (HDPE), fusible PVC™ and polypropylene.

The company offers a complete range of accessories that are designed to increase on-site productivity and efficiency. Its commitment to the industry includes an extensive training programme 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 are opportunities to bring water to new areas or replacing existing, leaking infrastructure. Thermoplastic pipe offers a non-corrosive solution, and when paired with a heat fused methodology offers cleaner water without water loss thus greater efficiency.

McElroy machines and thermoplastic pipe are the optimal choice.  In 1969, 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 Optimisation Accessories

McElroy believes in providing solutions to problems, therefore, in addition to the fusion machines, McElroy provides a variety of accessories and productivity tools that can significantly improve jobsite efficiency. Examples include the pipe stands, 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 reduces manpower costs while enhancing jobsite productivity. All of these products help to improve the jobsite efficiency and productivity of the workforce.

Quality Assurance for Fusion Equipment

Quality testing and quality assurance can be a tremendous benefit to any jobsite.

The McElroy DataLogger® gives clients the ability to record the main 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 handheld device and the latest DataLogger also allows end-users to scan data, capture photos and GPS coordinates.

The Vault™ is a secure web-based server that stores fusion joint data from the DataLogger 3, 4, 5 and 6 models. 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 what is required then 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 as well as on-site 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 training certificate and wallet card. Qualification is valid for two years.

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McElroy Manufacturing

PO Box 580550


OK 74158-0550

United States of America

+1 918 831 9241

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Press Release

16th April 2019

McElroy has launched Hornet XL, an industry-first, all-in-one tool for polypropylene outlet fusion.

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12th June 2017

US-based manufacturer McElroy is pleased to announce the Hornet™, the first all-in-one fusion tool for outlet fusion of polypropylene pipe systems.

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24th March 2016

McElroy, the leading manufacturer of the most complete line of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe fusion equipment, is pleased to add Fortiline Waterworks to its growing network of distributors.

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20th October 2015

McElroy is pleased to announce the addition of a new distributor to serve pipe fusion machine customers throughout Louisiana.

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4th October 2015

TracStar 1200 offers environmental, safety upgrades.

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22nd March 2015

McElroy has unleashed the Talon™ 2000, designed to revolutionize the way large-diameter thermoplastic pipelines are built.

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19th February 2015

McElroy, which manufacturers the most extensive line of thermoplastic fusion machines used worldwide, has opened an office and demonstration facility in Bangalore, India, devoted to sales, rentals and technical service.

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8th February 2015

McElroy has taken another step to improve jobsite efficiencies with the creation of the OneFit™ Inserts.

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19th January 2015

Large-diameter machine for close-quarter fusions.

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14th December 2014

McElroy has brought hydraulic capability to its Pipe Stand line for 4in to 20in (from 200mm to 500mm) pipe to help align thermoplastic pipe more efficiently on butt fusion jobsites.

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10th June 2014

McElroy is pleased to bring wireless capability to the DataLogger® 5, which gives pipe fusion operators the ability to upload data to the DataLogger Vault™ where it can be reviewed and analysed in real-time from anywhere in the world.

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8th June 2014

A new product by McElroy called the QuickCamp™ System was successfully tested recently at a jobsite in Canada, attracting area contractors and engineers, who travelled there to get a firsthand look at the unique shelter and pipe-handling system at work.

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6th April 2014

Cities across the country are facing the costly and urgent task of replacing antiquated water systems that disrupt traffic and interrupt service due to countless, expensive and all-too-familiar water line breaks.

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1st January 2014

McElroy has recently announced the addition of three new distributors that will serve domestic and international customers from East to West.

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McElroy Manufacturing

PO Box 580550


OK 74158-0550

United States of America

Sharon McElroy +1 918 831 9241

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