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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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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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Socket Fusion Kits from McElroy Parts

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Socket Fusion Kits from McElroy Parts

McElroy Parts has a wide selection of socket machines, a form of polypropylene machine. We currently have three socket fusion kits available for purchase. This type of McElroy fusion part can help install fittings for pipe diameters ranging in sizes from 16mm to 125 mm. These tools socket fuse polypropylene pipes and fittings.  Kits are great for both heathers and socket adapters, allowing you the parts you need to flawlessly perform socket fusion jobs. All McElroy socket tools are up to ISO 15874, DIN 16962, and DIN 8077 pipes and fittings specifications standards.  The PP 120V 20-63MM SKT FUS KIT...

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Manual Polyethylene Machines

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Manual Polyethylene Machines

Polyethylene is a thermoplastic polymer that contains a variable crystalline structure and includes a wide variety of applications. It is among the most commonly used and produced plastics globally - tens of millions of tons are produced annually. Polyethylene is an excellent material for machinery and makes for durable, long-lasting, manual polyethylene machines like the ones from McElroy Parts.  McElroy's 2LC fusion machine allows a semi-automatic locking cam (LC) system to keep up force in cooling cycling. Incorporating McElroy's patented Centerline Guidance System, it can fuse tees, ells, and more with ease. This machine is made of surface-hardened aluminum that...

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