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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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McElroy Machines Get the Job Done in Less Time

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McElroy Machines Get the Job Done in Less Time

Why do hundreds of thousands of customers rely on McElroy tools? They perform the job more quickly, with greater speed, and with less cooling time needed. To provide somewhat of a fundamental idea of how these machines take on major roles in large jobs versus standard machines, let's provide a little insight into how they operate. McElroy systems have no trouble firmly clamping around the tubing at once with hydraulic jaws. Standard machines also allow each clamp to be individually tightened, thereby increasing productivity and efficiency. Similar to the jaws, the Facer motion is hydraulically driven, which ensures that it...

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Optimum Productivity with McElroy Machines

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  Why are McElroy machines relied on by hundreds of thousands of customers? They get the job done faster, safer, and with less necessary cooling time. To give you a brief idea of how these machines take care of important jobs compared to standard machines, let’s elaborate a bit. With hydraulic jaws, McElroy machines have no issue safely clamping around the pipe at once. Standard machines often require individual tightening of each clamp, thereby reducing productivity and efficiency. Like the jaws, the Facer movement is powered hydraulically which means lowering and raising can be done in mere seconds. In standard...

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Intelligent Socket Fusion with the SmartFab 125

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Intelligent Socket Fusion with the SmartFab 125

The SmartFab 125 is McElroy's first benchtop machine that provides a more intelligent way to socket fuse pipe and fittings for polypropylene piping systems as seen in today’s complex HVAC, mechanical and commercial plumbing applications. These features of fantastic design and portability make the SmartFab 125 essential for large assembly prefabrication. McElroy has reinvented the method of fusing socket fittings and tube for polypropylene piping systems with the SmartFab 125 PP Package. The machine is designed for portability and can be mounted on any flat surface, ensuring prefabrication remains accurate and allowing an incredibly large level of flexibility, whether it is...

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