McElroy has unveiled the Polygon; a tool built for the needs of the mechanical, plumbing and HVAC piping industry.
The Polygon is a manual machine for miter, butt and socket fusion to offer DataLogger capability which allows contractors to meet the growing requirement for traceability and assurance that joints are fused according to standard. The Polygon can produce miter and butt fusion joints for 63- to 160-millimeters of polypropylene pipe from zero- to 45-degree angles and offers additional socket fusion capability for 63- to 125-millimeters of polypropylene pipe and fittings.
The Polygon is equipped with pivoting jaws for setup and pivoting pipe supports to keep the pipe level in the jaws. These features provide a variety of mitering options. It is an ideal tool to use in close-quarter mechanical rooms in new construction and in older structures on pipe replacement projects. Both environments need a machine that functions in crowded conditions and around various architectural and mechanical obstructions.
In response to contractor preference, McElroy incorporated a cordless feature for the facer which is powered by a battery-operated drill included in the package. Power is only required for the heater which keeps electrical needs minimal.
The design makes it ideal for tie-in fusions where space is limited. The pressure gauge is positioned for viewing ease, and a side-positioned wheel drive allows the operator to move the carriage with ease. The base of the machine allows for prefabrication and benchtop use at a comfortable height.
The Polygon is a miter/butt fusion unit capable of socket fusion by swapping out the jaws with an optional Spider? 125 Series 2 Adapter Kit.
The Polygon is available through an international network of distributors who sell and service McElroy products. Visit the distributor locator to find one near you. For more information on the Polygon, go to the product page.