Pipe Rollers handle 12-54 in. IPS polyethylene pipe.
February 25, 2013 -
Providing capacity of 9,000 lb per unit, MegaMc® Rollers keep pipe off ground and aid in pulling of fused pipe along right of way. Products feature tip-resistant design and sealed ball bearing construction. Since rollers are stackable, up to 52 can be transported on flatbed semi trailer. Rollers can also be paired with other McElroy productivity equipment to boost efficiency on jobsites.
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McElroy Manufacturing, Inc.
833 N. Fulton, P.O. Box 580550
Tulsa, OK, 74158
McElroy Introduces MegaMc® Rollers
New Rollers for 12- to 54-Inch Pipes
TULSA, Okla. – McElroy recently introduced MegaMc® Rollers, a new productivity-enhancing pipe roller for 12-inch IPS to 54-inch OD (340mm to 1,400mm) polyethylene pipe sizes. The rollers keep pipe off the ground and aids in the pulling of fused pipe along the right of way.
The MegaMc Rollers are tip-resistant with a capacity of 9,000 pounds per unit. The fused joint and pipe roll through the device easily. By keeping the pipe off the ground, the pipe is protected from the damage of being pulled along the ground, as well as excessive pulling forces. Four years ago, McElroy released Low Profile Rollers for 4- through 20-inch piping. The new MegaMc Rollers offers many of the same benefits as the preceding rollers, just on a larger scale.
“At McElroy, we believe the best productivity boosts on a polyethylene jobsite come from jobsite set-up and the tools that can be used in that environment,” said Chip McElroy, president and chief executive officer of McElroy Manufacturing Inc. “We believe the MegaMc Rollers can help large-diameter jobsites transport fused lengths of pipe in a more efficient manner while minimizing possible damage to the pipe.”
The MegaMc Rollers can be paired with other McElroy productivity equipment to boost efficiency on jobsites. McElroy engineers envisioned the rollers being used with the MegaMc® PolyHorse™, a pipe-handling system for large pipes, and MegaMc® Pipe Stands, powered pipe stands that offer maneuverability and flexibility.
The MegaMc Rollers and other McElroy productivity tools are available through McElroy’s worldwide distributor network. For more information or to find a distributor, visit www.mcelroy.com.
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McElroy’s MegaMc® Rollers are designed to boost productivity on 12-inch IPS through 54-inch OD (340mm to 1,400mm) polyethylene piping jobsites. The rollers keep pipe off the ground and aids in the pulling of fused pipe along the right of way. Fused joints and pipe roll through the device easily while keeping the pipe off the ground and protected from the damage of pulling pipe on the ground. Designed to be tip resistant, the MegaMc Rollers have a capacity of 9,000 pounds per unit and can be paired with McElroy’s MegaMc® PolyHorse™ and MegaMc® Pipe Stands for greater productivity gains. For more information on McElroy or to find a distributor, visit www.mcelroy.com.
About Pipe Fusion:
Pipe fusion is a widely accepted process that joins two pieces of thermoplastic pipe together with heat and pressure. Commonly associated with high-density polyethylene pipe (HDPE), the butt fusion process starts by “facing” or shaving the pipe ends simultaneously so that they can be joined together with heat to create a continuous, sealed pipeline. The welding of the pipes is accomplished by using a hot plate in contact with the pipe ends, which heats the plastic to a molten state. Then, after its removal, the ends are pressed together under a controlled force to form a weld that is stronger than the pipe itself. Third-party industry research indi¬cates that HDPE pipe and joints can have a lifespan of more than 100 years.
About McElroy Manufacturing, Inc.:
Founded in 1954, McElroy Manufacturing has grown from a two-person start-up in an Oklahoma garage, to the industry leader in the science of joining thermoplas¬tic pipe. The name McElroy is recognized worldwide as the most reliable, efficient, rugged and technically advanced fusion equipment in the world. McElroy holds dozens of U.S. and foreign patents on fusion related equipment. The company credits its marketplace leadership to an unyielding focus toward excellence. For additional information, please visit the McElroy website at www.mcelroy.com.
For more information, contact:
McElroy PR and Marketing Department
Tyler Henning, public relations specialist
Phone: (918) 831-9286