The Acrobat fusion machines offer the best capabilities for butt fusing polypropylene piping systems seen in today's most advanced HVAC, mechanical and commercial plumbing applications. With its optimal weight and compact design, the Acrobat is an easy machine to manipulate whether you're fusing pipe in the ceilings, the walls or the ground. Two models cover pipe size ranges from 63mm to 250mm (2" to 10") polypropylene pipe.
The Acrobat was designed with a small footprint and optimal weight — making overhead fusions a breeze. The modular HPU (Hydraulic Power Unit) on the Acrobat 250 model consumes less power and is also lightweight, making it easy to move between jobsites.
The Acrobat meets jobsite demands with the ability to perform fusions overhead, vertically or horizontally. The narrow jaws of the Acrobat allow fusions to most flanges and fittings — and in the Acrobat 250 model a lightweight heater and guide rod latching system eliminates holding the heater in place manually during overhead fusions.
The carriage can be configured from 4 to 3 jaws by removing it from base — without the use of tools — for an even more compact unit in tight spaces. The facer and heater can be loaded from the top or bottom (in the 3-jaw configuration) of the carriage giving the operator better access and flexibility regardless of the joining challenge.
Acrobat machines are compatible with the McElroy DataLogger, a handheld computer that records and documents the key parameters of the fusion process. These joint records are used to verify that proper fusion procedures have been followed prior to installation, which is a growing jobsite requirement. Joint records from the DataLogger can be stored and analyzed in the DataLogger Vault™, a secure server on the internet. This allows quick and easy sorting, tagging and sharing of joint records by machine, joint, operator, device or job.
McElroy equipment is built to withstand the tough environments our industry encounters. We're confident that your machine will perform to the best of its capabilities. We've even given each piece of equipment a 5-year warranty — the longest available in the industry.
|Acrobat 160||Acrobat 250|
|Small footprint, lightweight||✓||✓|
|Tool-less conversion from 4-jaw to 3-jaw carriage for tight work spaces||✓||✓|
|Narrow jaws allow fusions for flanges to outlet branch of tees and most fittings||✓||✓|
|Hard anodized aluminum wear surfaces for corrosion resistance||✓||✓|
|Compact and lightweight for easy maneuvering in tight spaces||✓||✓|
|Single insert design||✓|
|Removable upper jaws||✓||✓|
|Ergonomic heater handlebar design||✓|
|Lightweight heater construction||✓|
|Open-frame HPU design offers easy access for maintenance||✓||✓|
|Adjustable stripper bars for flexibility in fusing fittings||✓|