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McElroy releases industry-first outlet fusion tool
May 8, 2017 — McElroy has designed the first all-in-one fusion tool for outlet fusion of polypropylene pipe — the Hornet™. The patent-pending Hornet helps installers maintain perfect alignment of the pipe and fitting for more efficient and accurate fusions with less time and strain compared to manual methods.
“It’s exciting to offer a machine that did not exist in this marketplace until now,” said Jason Lawrence, Director of Product Development for McElroy. “In the past, outlet fusion was a painstaking process done by hand so this is a huge leap forward. The Hornet makes it easier and faster because it’s doing all the work.”
The unique, “V-base” design of the Hornet allows it to self-align on the center of the main pipe. A slide-mounted precision carriage guides the drilling of the outlet hole and fusion of the fitting — keeping everything perfectly aligned to produce consistent and accurate fusions.
With a small footprint and weighing just 13 pounds, the Hornet is capable of performing outlet fusions in any orientation — making it ideal for overhead and vertical fusions in tight spaces.
The Hornet works with all McElroy socket heaters and fusion outlet adapters for polypropylene pipe from 20mm to 63mm on mains up to 630mm. Each socket adapter is Teflon-coated for durability and long life. The Hornet utilizes small McElroy heaters that feature a micro-processor control and dial thermometer for precise, reliable temperature.
Built to withstand tough environments, the Hornet comes with an industry-leading 5-year warranty. McElroy.com
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McElroy PR and Marketing Department
McElroy is the leading manufacturer of the industry’s most complete line of fusion equipment for joining polyethylene, polypropylene and other thermoplastic pipe. We have butt, saddle and socket fusion machines for every application whether underground or in the building from 1/2” CTS to 2000mm OD. Our equipment can be lightweight and compact for fusing pipe in tight indoor spaces or it can function as a rugged, rolling or tracked vehicle to tackle large infrastructure projects.