Product Spotlight - May 2021

Product Spotlight - May 2021

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Pipe fusion is a task that requires excellence and precision. No technician wants to complete fused joints and bury the pipe, only to find out that a fusion was faulty after the water starts flowing. The DataLogger 7 from McElroy ensures that the job was done correctly the first time.

This ruggedized tablet builds on the industry-standard McElroy DataLogger, which has brought increased accountability to the pipe fusion industry for 25 years. By recording critical information on fusion joints, the DataLogger helps technicians make sure that pipelines adhere to industry standards before going into service.

“The latest evolution of the DataLogger takes advantage of advancements in technology and incorporates the feedback we have received from customers who have adopted this platform into their business,” says Geoff Koch, McElroy vice president of product development. 

Perhaps the most noteworthy improvement on the DataLogger 7 is its offering of more than 14 hours of battery life and a hot-swappable battery option to keep fusion operators up and running.

“That’s more than twice the power for those long days on the job and for those long jobs that our customers have to complete,” Koch says. 

A faster and more powerful processor powered by Android 9 provides the ability to run additional business apps on one personal device. McElroy supplies a pre-installed SD card in the onboard storage expansion slot, which provides a redundant backup of fusion records, so operators never have to worry about losing data. SIM card functionality provides communication between fusion operators and supervisors for real-time analysis and troubleshooting.

Military-grade hardware makes the IP68-rated tablet dust-proof, waterproof and shock-proof, helping it withstand tough job site conditions. A 7-inch touch screen offers readability even in sunlight, and can be used with gloves and in wet conditions. In addition to documenting job, operator, machine and GPS locations, the DataLogger 7 records electrofusion, squeeze-off techniques and pressure testing, as well as butt, miter, manual and sidewall fusion. 

Along with a simple-to-follow guided workflow and FusionGuide graphs for live visual display of the fusion process, operators can fuse more joints in less time with the McElroy Optimized Cooling algorithm. 918-831-9236;


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