McElroy Celebrates 15 Years Of Pit Bull Fusion Machines

October 2011, Vol. 66 No. 10

McElroy, the pipe fusion experts, is celebrating 15 years of Pit Bull fusion machines. The Pit Bull line of machines butt fuse thermoplastic pipes together for use in water, gas, mining, wastewater, geothermal, landfill methane recovery and other industries.

The popular Pit Bull 14, which fuses 1-inch IPS through 4-inch DIPS pipe size ranges and other Pit Bulls are designed to butt fuse lengths or coils of pipe, as well as tees, ells and other fittings.

To celebrate the fifteenth year of the Pit Bull line of machines and customer demand, McElroy released the Pit Bull 26 in late 2010. The 26 is designed to fuse pipe sizes from 2-inch IPS to 6-inch DIPS, and comes with 2-inch IPS inserts.

While the Pit Bull 14 and 26 are two of McElroy’s best-selling models, the Pit Bull line extends to larger diameter machines that include the Pit Bull 28 (2-inch IPS to 8-inch DIPS), 412 (4-inch IPS to 12-inch DIPS) and 618 (6-inch IPS to 18-inch OD).

The most notable change to the Pit Bull line over 15 years has been the tools and training that has grown and developed around the products. McElroy has supplemented the fusion machine with a series of productivity tools that improve various aspects of the fusion experience, as well as developing industry-leading training courses devoted to small-diameter pipe fusion operations and troubleshooting, taught through McElroy’s training division, McElroy University. 918.836.8611, mcelroy.com/fusion

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