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How Polyethylene Plastics Work

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How Polyethylene Plastics Work

Polyethylene, also PE for short, is a thermoplastic polymer with variable crystalline structures and a number of applications, dependent upon the type of machine. It is one of the most used and produced plastics in the world. Tens of millions of tons are produced each year across the globe.  Polyethylene is a thermoplastic, meaning it responds to heat by melting and becoming plastic. They can be cooled and reheated to be used again without losing much of its material makeup due to dehydration. They do not burn, but liquify, making them easily moldable and recyclable.  This material is non-toxic and...

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The Future Is the McElroy iSeries

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The Future Is the McElroy iSeries

McElroy recently launched the iSeries, the next generation of its TracStar® range of versatile machinery equipment. The TracStar iSeries is the market pioneer in pipe fusion performance and dependability. The TracStar's latest generation builds on the TracStar's legacy as a tough, self-contained tracked vehicle while still integrating industry-leading technology for a better user experience. Several improvements have been made to the available technology while also hardening them to improve the security of the fusion experience. The iSeries includes new emission-compliant motors, CAN bus control, and other hydraulic, mechanical, and electrical upgrades. Incorporated, software-controlled system options encompassing manual to fully automatic...

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McElroy DataLogger Provides Even Better Backup Features

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McElroy DataLogger Provides Even Better Backup Features

Have you added the DataLogger by McElroy to your arsenal of fusion tools yet? This durable tablet is a versatile tool that includes functionality such as cloud storage to keep track of critical joint fusion details in an all-in-one solution. Thanks to ongoing feature updates, McElroy is still enhancing the tablet, and one of the newest offers the peace of mind of enhanced backup. Should something go awry while you’re on a job, the McElroy Vault™ feature already ensures your important fusion records are backed up. However, you now have another way to assure that these vital documents are secure...

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Working With Large Diameter HDPE Pipe

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Working With Large Diameter HDPE Pipe

As the market shifts to larger diameter HDPE pipe and applications, applications are demanding greater wall thickness. While having the right tools for these heavy-duty tools is essential, heavy-wall HDPE pipe fusion does come with challenges. However, with the combination of the right McElroy tools and employing best practices, the process can be made much easier. Being a leader in the fusing of HDPE pipe, McElroy understands the challenges involved in heavy wall fusion. Last year, it shared a video dedicated to illustrating Heavy Wall Fusion Best Practices. The lengthy video is nearly an hour long and goes in-depth on...

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Rely on the Talon for Heavy Duty Pipe Needs

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What’s the biggest job you’ve ever worked on? Depending on how long you’ve been working with pipe, you may know that the sizes of pipe can sometimes be unbelievably large, requiring heavy-duty machinery to manage it safely and efficiently. When you need something hugely robust, the McElroy talon is here to save the day.The Talon™ 2000, the largest McElroy system to date, offers a pioneering, novel way to fuse large-diameter thermoplastic pipes that are rapidly in demand to replace aging infrastructures and expand flexibility for a range of modern applications.The Talon 2000 is a vehicle with self-propelling capabilities and the...

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