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 315mm (2" to 12") 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 model consumes less power and is also lightweight, making it easy to move between jobsites.
The Acrobat is compatible with two hydraulic power units (HPUs) designed to meet the maximum system pressure desired on your jobsite. Two carriage pressure configurations are available: low force, for fusing in lowdrag situations or with thinner-walled pipe; and high-force, for fusing in high drag and vertical applications. Both allow the operator to preset the facing, heating and fusing pressures.
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 and 315 models 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 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||Acrobat 315|
|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||✓||✓||✓|
|Single insert design||✓|
|Removable upper jaws||✓||✓||✓|
|Ergonomic heater handlebar design||✓||✓|
|Lightweight heater and guide rod latching system eliminates the need to hold the heater in place during overhead fusions||✓||✓|
|Open-frame HPU design offers easy access for maintenance||✓||✓||✓|
|Low- or high-force cylinders available for versatility||✓||✓|
|Compatible with Acrobat and DynaMc® HPUs to meet maximum system pressure desired||✓||✓|
|Facer with inline motor and gear reduction for lightweight, compact assembly; squeeze trigger makes locking and unlocking from the carriage easier||✓|