Equipment Spotlight: Pipe & Joint Fusion Equipment

February 2014, Vol. 69 No. 2
IPEX Friatec couplings

Pipe and joint fusion equipment by McElroy Mfg., Integrity Fusion Products, GF Piping Systems, Ritmo America and IPEX.

McElroy Mfg.
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The DataLogger 5 and Vault work together to ensure quality fusion of polyethylene pipe. The free online Vault application, which also supports DataLoggers 3 and 4, provides unparalleled joint-data analysis and storage. The new DataLogger 5 records key parameters of the pipe fusion process and features GPS stamping, barcode scanning, 5MP camera, and full support for Wi-Fi and cellular networks. 918.836.8611, mcelroy.com

Integrity Fusion Products
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Integrity Fusion Products now manufactures IntegriFuse Molded Lateral Wyes. These full-size, fully pressure rated wyes offer an ideal alternative to typical fabricated wyes. They are available in 2-, 3-, 4- and 6-inch sizes with 8 inches in production. All are IPS sizes and available in both SDR 11 and SDR 17. 770.632.7530, integrityfusion.com

GF Piping Systems
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GF Piping Systems offers a wide range of hand and mechanical guided fusion machines – also for the field-use. The pipe end, fitting socket and heating tools correspond in such a way that the necessary joining pressure is attained during joining, resulting in a homogeneous joint. As with Socket Fusion Machines, in this form of fusion joining, which requires heating tools, the pipe end is inserted into the socket of the fitting; no additional material is used. The pipe end and fitting socket are heated to fusion temperature using a heating bush and a heating spigot, respectively, and are then pushed together. gfps.com

Ritmo America
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The RAM 824 ALL TERRAIN pipe and fusion machine is simple to use. The heating plate and facer disconnect system is ideal for the positioning / removal of the pipes. The clamps hydraulic system serves as a protection against collisions while positioning the machine inside the trench. And low fuel consumption and soundproofing gear protects the environment, while saving money. Key features include a working range of 8-inch IPS to 24-inch DIPS; four steering wheels drive; a diesel-engine and self-contained with on-board generator; a sliding third clamp for fittings welding; data logging with GPS. 863.679.8655, ritmoamerica.com

IPEX
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