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Huge Update for the McElroy DataLogger

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Huge Update for the McElroy DataLogger

Are you among the many people streamlining workflow with the robust McElroy DataLogger? The rugged tablet received a significant productivity improvement update last month along with a few new features aimed at improving user tracking and evaluation of more facets of their work sites. Version 1.15 of the DataLogger update features something called McElroy Optimized Cooling™, which reduces the minimal cool time using a new, patent-pending formula that is compliant with ASTM F2620. In addition, the update allows users to monitor field pressure checks. McElroy performed extended testing and also sought consultation on the cooling procedures — the lengthiest fusion...

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The Amazing McElroy Acrobat

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The Amazing McElroy Acrobat

Due to its variety of equipment, McElroy offers a wide range of choices when it comes to narrowing down the correct fusion machine to ensure safe and efficient output on the job. The McElroy Acrobat line is a common tool used for pipe fusion work, close to the commonly used TracStar series.Typically seen in modern, highly advanced HVAC, mechanical and commercial plumbing applications, Acrobat fusion machines are among the top tier when it comes to butt fusing polypropylene piping systems. In addition to a compact design, its manageable weight allows for easy Acrobat operation irrespective of whether the pipe is...

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Upgrade Your Fusion Gear in 2020

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Upgrade Your Fusion Gear in 2020

It's time to take a closer look at upgrading your pipe fusion equipment in 2020 now that the year is coming to a close. A team that is familiar with the basics of pipe fusion and the right way to do the job properly is extremely important. McElroy Parts has a broad mix of machines ready to take care of all of your heavy-duty fusion needs in 2020 for the best fusion. Did you recently visit the McElroy Parts website? If you haven't, you may be missing out on a convenient, central location with McElroy's trusted and tested brand for...

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Butt Fusion Fundamentals

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Butt Fusion Fundamentals

Falling under the larger category of plastic welding, butt fusion process involves uses a pair of distinct plastic components; usually either two tubes or a tube and a covering. In the past, this method has been mainly applied to polyethylene, but polypropylene has recently grown exponentially. Nonetheless, the process typically includes most thermoplastic tubes.At its essence, heat is applied by an electrical heating plate simultaneously to the ends of both parts before melting occurs. Then a heater plate is removed and stress is exerted over a definite period of time, resulting in what is known as "welded beads." When properly...

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Fusion Welding 101

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Fusion Welding 101

If you’re on the McElroy Parts website, you already have a good idea about the pipe fusion welding process. In case you’re just getting started, let’s explain the process a little more to provide a better understanding of how the McElroy machines operate. Fusion welding is a general term for welding processes that use melting as part of the combination of materials with related melting points and composition. Likewise, heat fusion joining is a broad umbrella term for pipes and pipe fittings that involves particular procedures and methods like electrofusion, butt fusion, socket fusion, and so on. For pipe fusion...

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