The MegaMc 2065 machines will butt fuse pipe sizes from 20 inch OD to 65 inch OD (500mm to 1600mm). Designed for the largest of pipe applications, this machine has been used around the world as large-diameter polyethylene pipeline projects grow in every industry.
It allows for butt fusion of most fittings without special holders. Mitered inserts are available for fabricating ells. McElroy’s unique semi-automatic control system requires only one operator. Hydraulic power assists all fusion functions including the complete operation of the jaws, pipe lifts, heater and facer.
Recently, McElroy developed the 4-jaw 1600 machine to tackle large pipe jobs, with 30,000 lbs. of clamping force per jaw for improved gripping and rerounding of pipe. With 88,000 lbs. of fusion force, operators will find they have extra force in reserve to overcome drag. The 1600 boasts a road-approved 102″ width, extendable hydraulic outriggers/levelers for stabilization and an improved facer design that is 40% faster. Like the 2065, hydraulic power assists all fusion functions including complete operation of the jaws, pipe lifts, heater and facer.