Pipe Fusion Machine suits confined work settings.

Press Release Summary:

Featuring top-loading heater and facer, In-Ditch 48 brings fusion capability to confined work settings using large-diameter pipe. Machine features maximum pressure of 3,000 psi to serve various in-ditch applications for 16–48 in. OD pipe. Removable jaws and clamp cylinder facilitate loading, while 4-jaw carriage converts to 3-jaw configuration to fuse short pipe stubs. For mobility, machine offers multiple lifting points, carriage spreader bar, and skidded carriage.

Original Press Release:

McElroy Introduces the In-Ditch 48

Large-diameter machine for close-quarter fusions

Tulsa, Okla. -- The launch of McElroy's In-Ditch 48 brings fusion capability to confined work settings using large-diameter pipe.

The In-Ditch 48 features a top-loading heater and facer providing greater flexibility in tight spaces with minimal site excavation required.

"With the popularity and success of our smaller In-Ditch fusion machines, we are excited to offer the In-Ditch 48 for large-diameter pipe," said McElroy President Chip McElroy. "Our innovations are part of a continual effort to help build infrastructures more efficiently and productively so that they can be relied on for decades."

The In-Ditch 48 packs more power into a smaller package with 3,000 psi maximum pressure to serve various in-ditch applications for 16" OD to 48" OD (450mm to 1200mm) pipe.

Removable jaws and clamp cylinders make it easier to load, and the four-jaw carriage converts to a three-jaw configuration making it possible to fuse short pipe stubs, providing maximum versatility in close quarters.

The In-Ditch 48 provides ease of mobility with multiple lifting points, a carriage spreader bar and skidded carriage. The power pack and heater/facer caddy each have a single, central lifting point and forklift pockets. Roll bars protect the carriage and hydraulic components as the machine is eased into the ditch.

The In-Ditch 48 is compatible with the McElroy DataLogger® which provides joint recording ability and added jobsite accountability.

For more information, go to mcelroy.com/fusion/no1648.

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.

Contact Information:

McElroy PR and Marketing Department

Email: marketing@mcelroy.com

Office: 918.831.9286

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