McElroy’s No.618 line of fusion machines fuses pipes at the ends of sizes from 6″ IPS to 18″ DE (180mm to 450mm). They come in various model configurations, to meet the demands of your pipeline project. One of our sales champions, No.618, bridges the gap between the small and large diameter fusion.
The TracStar618 offers a self-contained, self-propelled tracked vehicle that can cope with gradients of up to 30%. It is the number one choice in the workplace, for its ease of maneuver and productivity gains.
All units incorporate the Interchangeable Four Jaw Carriage No.618, which can be easily removed for melting in the trench. In the case of very narrow installations, the external fixed jaw and skid can be removed from the trolley, turning it into a 3-jaw carriage to have an even more compact melting unit. These machines can manufacture segmented elbows with optional mitered inserts and are compatible with DataLogger®.
The TracStar618 has a new option that enables automated control and monitoring of heating, impregnation, melting and cooling cycles. The TracStar No.618 System Automated guides the operator through a step-by-step procedure for fusing pipe. It has an interbuilt data log function that keeps a record of each fusion joint, allowing you to check the integrity of the joints.