Plastic Pipe Fusion/Fittings: Footage Tools

September 2009 Vol. 64 No. 9

The compact B280 Butt Fusion System features a four-clamp system that is designed to fuse PE and HDPE pipe from 1 ¼ to 6 inches in diameter.

Trimming or facing the pipe is simple using the gear drive power facing tool, which is positioned between the pipe clamps using the guide pins. Guide plugs on the facing tool fit inside the pipe wall and assist in holding the pipe firmly in place during the facing operation. The heating irons set at 500 degrees F heat fuse the pipe. The irons are positioned using the same guide pins located on the pipe clamps. Clamp movement is generated by the operator through a rack and pinion style mechanism that applies consistent pressure with minimum effort. 888.737.3668, www.footagetools.com