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The McElroy TracStar 500 Series 3 features major additions over previous models, including an indexer-mounted heater and facer, economy engine throttle setting and hydraulic clamping. With the heater now included as an attached part of the machine, users no longer have to manually place the heater in the carriage during the fusion process. The economy engine setting saves fuel by throttling down when idle. The addition of hydraulic clamping helps reduce operator fatigue and saves time by clamping pipe into jaws of the carriage with the push of a lever. The TracStar 500 Series 3 is capable of fusing thermoplastic pipes from 6-inch IPS to 20-inch outer diameter in size (180mm to 500mm). The fusion carriage can be removed and lowered into a ditch for fusions in tight spaces. Power for the heater is supplied by an on-board generator, while a hydraulic-pump system driven by the engine provides the power for the facer, dual-speed track system and more. Dual hydraulic pipe lifts help to load and unload the pipe into the carriage.
For more information, visit the McElroy website at www.mcelroy.com/fusion.