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New for hire! Caldertech mains restraining clamps 63-180mm

Polyweld has the Caldertech MAINS RESTRAINING pipe clamp available for short or long term hire. With an operating range of 63-180mm pipe OD, this clamp is used to align and secure HDPE pipe during electrofusion welding.

The shell design inserts offer full circumference contact with the pipe, making this unit particularly suitable for clamping coiled pipe. Additionally, the hinged angle-maker base enables the operator to clamp the pipe at various angles to weld elbow couplers.

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Ritmo manual heating plates

For the butt-fusion of pipe for low pressure (drainage) applications, or other specialised butt welding of HDPE and similar thermoplastics, these simple but effective manual heating plates from Italian manufacturer Ritmo are the reliable tool for the task. With accurate temperature management (available in either a fixed or variable version) and a durable teflon coating, they are professional grade tools built for longevity.

The Ritmo manual heating plates are available in four sizes, with operational capacity up to 180mm in the largest model. To discuss the suitability of these heating plates for your plastic welding application, contact Polyweld Machinery for technical advice.

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Leister textile welders receive special designation at ISPO Munich Textrends fair

Leister is proud to announce that their textile welders have been judged and selected by an independent jury of textile experts as ones of the top innovations for Fall/Winter 2018/19. Visit ISPO TEXTRENDS in hall C3 during upcoming ISPO MUNICH (5-8 February 2017) to get a first approach of our developments.

Read full article about Leister’s innovation here. Polyweld Machinery are proud to distribute Leister’s textile welders in Western Australia (and a lot more of the Leister plastic welding range!)

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Polyweld Machinery services and repairs all major brands of plastic welding equipment

We service and repair all major brands of plastic welding machinery. Our dedicated facility is staffed by qualified and highly experienced electrical and mechanical repair specialists.

We’ve just recently completed a significant overhaul on a Dixon HF 450 for a client in NSW, including replacing the hydraulic cylinders on the rams, and repairing and re-surfacing the heating plate. It’s now completed, tested and ready to go!

For service enquiries, call (08) 9303 2164 or email sales@polyweldmachinery.com.au

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Strong growth in 2017 and beyond for global plastic welding industry

The global plastic welding and plastics manufacturing industries is showing strong, positive growth into 2017 and beyond. The US market is expected to grow to US $840 million by 2023 (from $595 million in 2015).

Both Leister and Ritmo are significant innovators in this space, with their technology utilised in industries as diverse as civil engineering, packaging, vehicle repair and health care.

PICTURED: Servicing of a Leister UNIPLAN E automatic hot air welder at the Leister Technologies USA plant in Illinois.

Source of data: http://www.plastemart.com/plastic-facts-information.asp?news_id=39716&news=US-plastic-welding-equipment-market-is-expected-to-reach-US840-mln-by-2023

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Court ruling in fatal accident on mine site with HDPE pipeline

A company has been fined $130,000 in a Perth court for failing to provide a safe working environment at the Telfer gold mine in the Pilbara, WA, after a man was fatally crushed by a section of HDPE pipe at the mine in December 2013.

More from: http://www.ntnews.com.au/news/breaking-news/firm-fined-130000-for-mine-worker-death/news-story/46ad594a015b449bd9e463f9da1558f5

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Western Australia is the world’s most attractive mining investment destination

The good news this morning is that an international think tank has rated Western Australia (Polyweld Machinery’s home!) the most attractive mining investment destination in the world. Investment in the mining sector, and the projects that result, are also beneficial for the polyethylene pipe and geomembrane liner industries, meaning more work for plastic welders.

More on the story from the ABC at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-02/western-australia-mining-investment/7215066

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New Polyweld Machinery 2016 Products & Services Guide released this Friday

Our revised and updated Products & Services Guide for 2016 is released this Friday. Within is a broad overview of all our major divisions of plastic welding machinery, tooling and consumables. It also introduces some new service offerings for Polyweld this year, including an expanded hire machinery fleet and, in an exciting new development, the commencement of dedicated weld testing and equipment calibration services from our own premises in Wangara (in partnership with Pipetest Australia). We’re excited for our expanded range this year, and look forward to going into greater detail regarding some of our new products in the coming weeks and months.

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Gensets for hire

Crommelins 6.2kva P62EH hire spec generator

Our hire equipment range is not limited to only welders and weld preparation tooling. We supply complete hire solutions for plastic welding, which means quality Subaru generators to power the welding machinery. Designed for Australian conditions, the Crommelins 6.2kva petrol genset has a host of special features thanks to the hire pack add-ons. Think wheel kit, lifting bar, weather proof outlets, circuit breakers and RCDs, and more. Quality power sources for quality equipment mean that your on site welding project is hassle free.