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.
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
Ritmo have just released details on their latest butt fusion welder for HDPE pipe, the DELTA 1000 TRAILER. Huge working range of 355-1000mm. Contact Polyweld Machinery for more details.
– Suitable for High Pressure Welding Standard ISO 21307 (60% time saving)
– Working range Ø 355 ÷ 1000 mm
– Work fast and easy with hydraulic clamps – facer – heater
– “Easy Life” welding system
– Intuitive control panel
– Data-logging with memory included
– Report PDF file
– USB port
– Chassis easily to remove with forklift
Who is this happy guy? His name is Renzo Bortoli, and 36 years ago he started Ritmo, S.p.A., now one of the world’s leading manufacturers of HDPE pipe fusion equipment.
Polyweld Machinery are proud to support quality poly welding equipment. From butt welders and electrofusion units, to socket welders and tooling, we carry a wide range of professional machinery for your plastic welding projects. Contact us to find out more. (08) 9303 2164 / firstname.lastname@example.org
From manual hand scrapers to large diameter mechanical rotational scrapers, and also the patented TURBO scraper from Ritmo, we have your pipe scraping requirements covered.
Ensure every electrofusion joint is a quality one, by investing in premium scraping products for your weld preparation. Buy with confidence from Polyweld Machinery and know that your backed up by technical support and an in-house maintenance centre.
View the entire range online at: http://polyweldmachinery.com.au/?page_id=1004
Pipe alignment clamps are essential for quality electrofusion welds. They ensure the weld integrity is not compromised during fusion, and help to align clamps into the coupler during preparation.
We stock a range of Ritmo and Caldervale clamping setups, from simple strap clamps to rigid assemblies, with options up to 500mm OD. Contact us for more information, (08) 9303 2164 or email@example.com
Scraping HDPE pipe prior to electrofusion welding can be a tedious process, especially if you have a lot of welds to do. Small bore pipe (20-63mm) tends not to be covered by the rotary scrapers, which is why Ritmo designed and patented the TURBO scraper.
It fits on to the end of your cordless drill, and is capable of both scraping the pipe to be inserted into the fitting, and also squaring the end of the pipe to ensure even insertion into your coupler. Fast, simple, excellent results. Great Italian design.
Available from Polyweld Machinery. Call us on (08) 9303 2164 or find out more here.