Product News: Machinery & Machining Tools
Pipe Fusion Machine incorporates double-action hand-pump.
Press Release Summary:
October 13, 2010 - Combining rolled chassis with hand-pump fusion carriage, Rolling 28 Hand-Pump Fusion Machine fuses 2 in. IPS through 8 in. DIPS high-density polyethylene pipe sizes. System comes standard with electric pivoting facer and microprocessor-controlled heater. With 1,500 psi fusion pressure capability, machine is DataLogger® compatible, uses Centerline Guidance System for equal distribution of force around joint, and includes thrust-bearing-equipped clamp knobs.
Original Press Release
McElroy Introduces Rolling 28 Hand-Pump Fusion Machine
Press release date: October 7, 2010
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 as strong as or 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.