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Hybrid Welding & Electrofusion Machine
WEGENER is pleased to present the Huerner Whiteline WeldControl EF hybrid pipe butt welding and electrofusion machine available in working diameters up to 355mm (14” IPS). As the first welding system in the world that accommodates fusion using either technologies, the WeldControl EF is a true revolution in the industry. With features such as automatic data logging, bar code scanner, and ISO traceability compliance, the Whiteline Weld- Control EF offers maximum flexibility for the construction site.

WEGENER Welding LLC is a leading supplier of highquality welding, fabrication, and testing equipment for thermoplastic sheet and pipe. Their comprehensive product range includes: hot gas hand welding systems and accessories; extrusion welding systems; sheet butt welders and benders; AC and DC spark testers; plastic pipe band saws; electrofusion machines; pipe butt and socket fusion machines and tools; specialty welders; pallet welding machines and training and education.

For additional information, contact Sales, Wegener Welding LLC. 16W301 S. Frontage Rd, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, 630-789-0990, Fax: 630-789-1380, E-mail: info@wegenerwelding.com. Web: www.wegenerwelding.com.


Polymer Sheets
King Plastic’s polymer sheets work like wood and last a lifetime. The polymer sheets are easy to fabricate using common working tools and techniques. A plastic welding technique called hot gas (air) welding uses a heat gun, known as a hot air welder, and creates hot air to melt the two pieces of polymer together with a plastic filler rod.

The polymer sheet can be bent and thermoformed using a heat gun and bending bar. To learn more visit www.kingplastic.com/videos.

King Plastic is a leading manufacturer of quality polymer sheets, slabs and massive shapes. Its polymers are sold worldwide through a network of top plastics distributors to customers who fabricate products for the marine industry (King StarBoard® brand), signage, food service, healthcare, architectural, industrial and other markets.

For more information, contact Michael Fabbri, King Plastic Corporation, 1100 N. Toledo Blade Blvd., North Port, FL 34288, 941-493-5502, Fax: 941-497-3274, E-mail: sales@kingplastic.com, Web: www.kingplastic.com.


Automated Welding
Leister, a premier Swiss manufacturer of plastic welding tools with global sales and a U.S. headquarters in Itasca, IL., recently introduced two modular thermoplastic extrusion welders. These highly-innovative welders are designed as continuous operating component tools for mounting on a robot or to be integrated into a machine, creating an uncompromised solution for automated extrusion welding or 3D printing of thermoplastic.

The communication, drive components and interfaces are chosen by the solution provider/integrator based on individual preference and the given application. Electrical and mechanical connection points are pre-set for convenient integration of additional modules including hotair pre-heat and required sensors.

The WELDPLAST 220-i model weighs approximately 33 lbs. fully assembled and is capable of up to 2kg/hr output. It can be used with a wide variety of thermoplastics commonly used in additive manufacturing or for automated fabrication of PE, PP or PVC components.

The WELDPLAST 600-i model weighs approximately 55 lbs. fully assembled and is capable of up to 6kg/hr output for automated fabrication applications using HD-PE, LD-PE or PP.

For more information, contact Dave Rothbard, Leister Technologies LLC, 1275 Hamilton Parkway, Itasca, IL 60143, 855-534-7837/630-361-9021, Fax: 630-760-1001, E-mail: david.rothbard@leister.com, Web: www.leisterusa.com.


High Speed Torch
The Laramy Torch is an electrically heated, variable gas flow torch of proven design, featuring 6 interchangeable “Located Heat” elements for welding temperatures from 450-1300°F. This high-production torch offers complete versatility of inert gas selection for production and speed welding on all types of thermoplastics.

“Located Heat” elements are ceramic, clad with stainless steel for greater shock and break resistance – plus added protection against overheating and burnout. “Located Heat” design concentrates heat output at the tip end of the torch for cooler, more comfortable barrel temperature while delivering higher gas temperature at the tip from lower wattage elements: 250, 350, 450 and 550-watt. The elements are readily interchangeable in a single small-diameter barrel for fast changeover and simplified operation. Two new high-temperature elements, 650 and 750-watts, make a heat range of 850-1300°F available for speed welding of polypropylene and other high temperature materials. These elements require use of a long barrel, which is interchangeable with the shorter length barrel used with the lower wattage elements.

For more information, contact Sherry Stahler, Laramy Products Co., P.O. Box 1168, Lyndonville, VT 05851, 802-626-9328, Fax: 802-626-5529, E-mail: laramy@together.net, Web: www.laramyplasticwelders.com.


High Temperature Welding
Seelye, Inc., a division of Seelye Acquisitions, Inc., has been a leader in the thermoplastic welder industry for more than 60 years with their quality, efficient, and economical products. Their Model 63 Series has been a staple in the plastic industry since its creation back in the 1950s. With three options within the Model 63 Series, the user can pick the welder that will best suit their needs. The SI-1005 Welder is an excellent welder for home use. It is small and compact and can weld everything from PVC fences to water pipes to car bumpers. The SI-1002 is the exact same welder but comes with a Carrying Case and Tacking Tip. This welder is a good option for customers who need to do small repairs on a more regular basis. The SI-1167 is the Model 63’s portawelder. This welder allows the user to be able to go onsite to perform repairs.

Their SI-2001FC Series makes production welding easier. Between the control board with rheostat and adjusting the airflow, this welder has infinite heat settings, making welding thermoplastics from PP to PVC to UHMW possible. Like their Model 63 SI-1167, the SI- 2001FCP is a portable welder and is capable of welding all the same plastics as the SI-2001FC Welder. Just plug the SI-2001FCP into a 110-volt electrical outlet and you are ready to weld. Welding high-temperature plastic has never been easier. Seelye, Inc. is a one-stop shop for all your thermoplastic welding needs.

Both series come with a standard 500-Watt 120-Volt Heating, but do have available 400-Watt or 650-Watt Heating Elements upon request.

For more information, contact Paige Bowen, Seelye, Inc., 333 #C Enterprise St., Ocoee, FL 34761, 800-258-2936/407-656-6677, Fax: 407-656-5244, E-mail: paigeb@seelyeinc-orl.com, Web: www.seelyeinc-orl.com.


Hot Air Welder
The New Oval-Q welder is characterized by its slight lean oval shape that allows you to work ergonomically. This powerful welder has an efficient twin turbine system providing an airflow of 280 liters/minute. With this above average airflow, a robust 1650W heat element yields maximum heat temperatures, which are adjustable using the heat control knob. The Oval-Q is lightweight (3 lbs) giving you ergonomic and fatigue-free operation and has an optimally balanced motor for minimal handle vibration. It is also available in 230V, 1500W power.

Suitable for welding all thermo-plastics the Oval-Q welds roofing materials, textiles, tarpaulin and banner materials, pond liners, and vinyl sheets. With a simple tip change, you can also use it with welding rod for plastic repairs of bins, bumpers, totes and many other plastic parts. You can quickly and easily clean the air filters by a simple separation from the handgrip to ensure maximum airflow and proper tool function.

Abbeon has been providing top quality industrial equipment to businesses for over 70 years. They offer a complete range of plastic welding equipment including automatic overlap welders, wedge welders, extrusion welders, plate welders, ultrasonic welders, fusion welders and hand welder kits.

For more information, contact Sales, Abbeon Cal Inc., 1363 Donlon Street Unit 1, Ventura, CA 93003, 800-922-0977, E-mail: abbeoncal@abbeon.com, Web: www.Abbeon.com.


Compact Welder
Leister's new FUSION 1 is extraordinarily compact, weighing just 3.4 kg (7.5 lbs); the removable handle makes it possible to weld onehanded. Its slim design makes it easy to maneuver even in small spaces. LED light illuminates the welding area giving a good view at all times. Closed-loop air temperature control makes it the perfect choice for welding in the field. Air temperature and plast output rate are adjustable via potentiometers and shown on a digital display. The integrated hot air blower eliminates the need for an external air source. Suitable for PP, HDPE, and LDPE with an output of up to 0.8 kg/hour, depending on material.

STANMECH Technologies Inc. is the Master Distributor for Leister in Canada and is your local source for expert Leister knowledge. All tools sold by them are electrically certified for use in Canada. They stock common tools, accessories, and parts, and offer repair service for Leister tools by factory-trained technicians from their facility in Burlington, ON.

For more information, contact Sarah Fenwick, STANMECH Technologies Inc., 944 Zelco Drive, Burlington, ON L7L 4Y3 Canada, 888-438-6324 (Canada)/905-631-6161, Fax: 905-631-1852, E-mail: sfenwick@stanmech.com, Web: www.stanmech.com/welding.


Powerful New Tablet
McElroy offers advancements in battery technology, processing power and integration capabilities with its release of the new DataLogger 7.

This ruggedized tablet builds on the success of th e McElroy DataLogger which has brought increased accountability to the pipe fusion industry for 25 years. By recording critical information on fusion joints, the DataLogger provides assurance that pipelines adhere to industry standards before going into service.

Advanced features on the DataLogger 7 include more than 14 hours of battery life and a hot-swappable battery option to keep fusion operators up and running.

A faster and more powerful processor powered by Android 9 gives users the ability to run all of their additional business apps on one personal device. McElroy supplies a pre-installed SD card in the onboard storage expansion slot which provides a redundant backup of fusion records so operators never have to worry about losing data. SIM card functionality provides communication between fusion operators and supervisors for real-time analysis and troubleshooting.

With new military- grade hardware, this robust IP68- rated tablet is dust-proof, water-proof and shock-proof and is built to withstand the toughest jobsite conditions. A 7” touchscreen offers great readability even in sunlight and can be used with gloves and in wet conditions.

In addition to documenting job, operator, machine and GPS locations, the DataLogger 7 records electrofusion, squeeze-off techniques and pressure testing as well as butt, miter, manual and sidewall fusion.

For more information, contact Mike Pacheco, McElroy Manufacturing, Inc., P.O. Box 580550 Tulsa, OK 74158, 918-836-9286, Fax: 918-831-9285, E-mail: mpacheco@mcelroy.com, Web: www.mcelroy.com.


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