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PVC Industrial Products carries a full line of fusion machines to assembly piping systems of Poly Pro (PP), PVDF and Polyethylene (PE). Georg Fischer alone carries five different systems and technologies while we have others available in our supplier network as well. Just contact us directly to discuss your project and we will help you determine your best available options.
IR Plus Fusion Machines
In infrared (IR) fusion joining the fusion areas of the components (pipes, fittings, valves) are heated to fusion temperature without contact to the heating element and joined by means of mechanical pressure without using additional materials.
BCF Plus Fusion Machines
This fusion joining process consists in transmitting precisely defined thermal energy to the pipe and fitting ends being joined by means of half-shell heating elements. At the same time an elastic, pressurised bladder supports the inside surface of the fusion zone in order to prevent the formation of an internal fusion bead. Fully automatic process control of the fusion joining process with a fusion joining machine developed in-house by GF Piping Systems permits very simple handling and reproducible fusion quality.
Contact Butt Fusion Machines
Butt fusion technology is the safe, reliable and favorable joining for a wide dimension range. GF Piping Systems offers mechanical, hydraulic and CNC-guided fusion machines for on site constructions and the workshop. The fusion areas of the pipes and fittings are heated to fusion temperature and joined by means of mechanical pressure, without using additional materials. A homogeneous joint results.
Socket Fusion Machines
In this form of fusion joining, which requires heating tools, the pipe end is inserted into the socket of the fitting; no additional material is used. The pipe end and fitting socket are heated to fusion temperature using a heating bush and a heating spigot, respectively, and are then pushed together. GF Piping Systems offers a wide range of hand and mechanical guided fusion machines – also for the field-use. The pipe end, fitting socket and heating tools correspond in such a way that the necessary joining pressure is attained during joining, resulting in a homogeneous joint.
In the electro fusion process a heating wire permanently moulded into the fitting gets heated by current at a low voltage. The surrounding material around the wire gets melted and expands due to the warming. The melt starts closing the gap between pipe and fitting, leading to a heat transition to the pipe which also gets heated and melts in the welding zone. The pipe material also expands. The increasing material expansion between pipe and fitting, which is hindered by the cold zones outside the welding zone, leads to a build up a welding pressure between pipe and fitting and a homogeneous welding connection emerges.