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Saddle Fusion Made Easy

Sidewinder®

Saddle Fuse 4" IPS and Smaller Branch Saddles

The McElroy Sidewinder fusion machines give you the ability to saddle fuse 4" IPS and smaller branch saddles, tapping tees and service saddle fittings onto 1 ¼" to 4" IPS main sizes. The Sidewinder is available in two configurations: Jaw Clamp or Chain Clamp. The Jaw Clamp Sidewinder is used for fusing branch saddles, tapping tees and service saddle fittings onto 1¼'' to 4'' IPS main sizes. The Chain Clamp Sidewinder gives you the ability to fuse onto main sizes larger than 4" IPS. Both Sidewinders are DataLogger® compatible.

 

Models

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Choose the gauge option to best suit the fittings you plan to fuse. Lower pressure gauges offer smaller increments for a more precise pressure reading. Your fitting manufacturer can recommend the proper fusion pressures.

  • Sidewinder Chain Clamp

    Sidewinder
    Chain Clamp

    Includes fusion machine, 3" pivot master and screw/driver kit. Heaters and adapters are sold separately.

  • Sidewinder Chain Clamp

    Sidewinder
    Compact Chain Clamp

    Includes fusion machine, 3" pivot master and screw/driver kit. Heaters and adapters are sold separately.

  • Sidewinder Chain Clamp

    Sidewinder
    Jaw Clamp

    Includes fusion machine, 3" pivot master and screw/driver kit. Heaters and adapters are sold separately.

  • Sidewinder Chain Clamp

    Sidewinder
    Compact Jaw Clamp

    Includes fusion machine, 3" pivot master and screw/driver kit. Heaters and adapters are sold separately.

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Specifications

  Sidewinder Chain Clamp Sidewinder Compact Chain Clamp Sidewinder Jaw Clamp Sidewinder Compact Jaw Clamp
Machine 28 lbs (13 Kg) 27 lbs (12 Kg) 26 lbs (11.7 Kg) 25 lbs (11 Kg)
Shipping Weight 35 lbs (16 Kg) 35 lbs (16 Kg) 35 lbs (16 Kg) 35 lbs (16 Kg)

 

  Sidewinder Chain Clamp Sidewinder Compact Chain Clamp Sidewinder Jaw Clamp Sidewinder Compact Jaw Clamp Shipping Container
Length 12.5" (318 mm) 12.5" (318 mm) 7.75" (203 mm) 7.75" (203 mm) 14" (356 mm)
Width 12.5" (318 mm) 12.5" (318 mm) 10.5" (267 mm) 10.5" (267 mm) 14" (356 mm)
Height 26.5" (673 mm) 21.4" (546 mm) 28" (711 mm) 23" (584 mm) 30" (762 mm)

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Parts & Accessories

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2" Multi-Mc® Heaters

Microprocessor-controlled to maintain heater temperature.

214905 - 120V, Plug Type A
214906 - 240V, Plug Type C

4" Multi-Mc® Heaters

Microprocessor-controlled to maintain heater temperature.

424315 - 120V, Plug Type A
424316 - 240V, Plug Type C

Pivot Release Master

SW04701 - 3" IPS pivot master (included with machine package)
SW07301 - 4" IPS pivot master

Conversion Clamp Kit

ASW10301 - Chain clamp kit
ASW10201 - Jaw clamp kit

Insulated Heater Sling

Protects heater and helps maintain constant temperature.

SW08601

Compact to Standard Conversion Kit

Converts Sidewinder from compact to standard configuration

SW13601

Standard to Compact Conversion Kit

Converts Sidewinder from standard to compact configuration

SW13602

Storage Box

Storage box for fusion machine, inserts and adapters.

MJQ00191

Insert and Adapter Box

Storage box with universal storage tray to organize tooling.

ASW15902

Chain Extension Kit

30" chain extensions for main sizes larger than 8" IPS. Requires a minimum of two.

A213601

DataLogger® 5

Record and document fusion process parameters.

DL16001 - English*

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* More languages are available

DataLogger® Adapter Kit

DataLogger adapter kit for Sidewinder.

ADL6603

Spare Gauge Kit

ASW13104 - 300 PSI kit
ASW13102 - 600 PSI kit
ASW13105 - 1000 PSI kit
ASW13103 - 1500 PSI kit

Spare Screw/Driver Kit

Driver kit with insert screws and wire brush for cleaning serrated jaws and inserts.

ASW07801

 

Test Caps

Quick and easy air pressure testing of polyethylene pipe.

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Hot Tap Tool

Branch saddle tapping tool for polyethylene pipe.

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Pyrometer Kit

Accurately checks surface temperatures of heater.

A218804

 

Heat Shield

For fusing two materials with different melt rates. Shields the faster melt rate materials from over-melting.

203005

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