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The Basics of Butt Fusion

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The Basics of Butt Fusion

  The butt fusion method, which falls under the larger area of plastic welding, includes a pair of separate plastic components, commonly two tubes or a tube and a covering. This approach was primarily used with polyethylene in the past, although polypropylene has recently expanded at an exponential rate. Nonetheless, most thermoplastic tubes are usually included in the procedure. Before melting, an electrical heating plate is used to apply heat to the ends of both sections at the same time. After that, a heating plate is removed, and tension is applied for a set amount of time, resulting in "welded...

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McElroy University Offers Hands-on Training

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  Whatever your interests may be, McElroy University provides the training to meet your needs. Class schedules until mid-April are currently in place, with more to come. McElroy University has been the gold standard for pipe fusion equipment operation and maintenance training for almost 40 years. The courses at McElroy University are designed to ensure that operators, technicians, inspectors and engineers are ready for the work ahead. Every course is designed to present topics and recreate situations that students will face on a pipe fusion jobsite. McElroy University online courses include easy-to-follow, immersive modules. In-person classes include time for hands-on...

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McElroy Parts Rebuilt Trackstar 28 Series 2

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McElroy Parts Rebuilt Trackstar 28 Series 2

A global pioneer in engineering and manufacturing, McElroy Parts, continues to innovate with new products like the TracStar 28 Series 2.  The Series 2 has been completely revamped based on direct feedback from the field.  The TracStar 28 Series 2 is a self-contained, self-propelled, track-mounted vehicle that can tackle gradients up to 30%. It is designed to fuse pipe sizes ranging from 2" IPS to 8" DIPS (63mm to 225mm). A redesigned cowling design improves heat dissipation while also allowing for easier machine maintenance. The electrical system has been modified to improve circuit protection, and a standard battery disconnect has...

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Training With McElroy Parts

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Training With McElroy Parts

McElroy Parts is a leader in comprehensive training in the field. Our training helps boost productivity and efficiency while bringing attention to the essential safety procedures needed while using McElroy fusion parts. McElroy training is designed so that our students will learn on and with the same machines used in the field.  This allows for the needed skills to operate advanced technology, knowledge of necessary safety procedures, optimal performance, and extensive knowledge. McElroy instructors have spent years working on various job sites and have incredible knowledge they are ready to share with their students.  Trainees will learn from industry professionals...

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The Panny McElroy Distributor Scholarship

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The Panny McElroy Distributor Scholarship

McElroy Parts is helping students with the cost of education through the Panny McElroy Distributor Scholarship program. Every year, we award up to $10,000 in scholarship funds to those continuing their education. Both trade schools and four-year colleges count towards qualification. McElroy employees and their dependents, as well as employees of McElroy Fusion Parts distributors, may apply.  The vocational scholarship provides financial assistance for students pursuing a degree or certificates from accredited technical, vocational, or trade schools across the world. Applicants must be recent high school graduates or may be members of the workforce.  Selection criteria for the vocational scholarship...

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