Flexible to Meet the Demands of Any Jobsite

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. Models are available to cover pipe size ranges from 63mm to 630mm (2" to 24") polypropylene pipe.

Small Footprint

Small Footprint & Lightweight

The Acrobat was designed with a small footprint and optimal weight — making overhead fusions a breeze. The modular EP800AD HPU (Hydraulic Power Unit) consumes less power and is also lightweight, making it easy to move between jobsites.

Versatile Hydraulic Power

Flexible Power & Carriage Configurations to Meet Jobsite Requirements

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.

Versatile Hydraulic Power
Fuse in any orientation

Fuse in any orientation

Made for overhead and vertical installs

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.

Tool-Less Conversion to Smaller 3-Jaw Carriage

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.

Tool-Less Conversion
DataLogger Compatible

DataLogger® Compatible

Record & Analyze Fusion Joint Data

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.

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Industry-Leading Warranty

Guaranteed Performance

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.

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5-Year Warranty

Additional Features

  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
DataLogger® compatible
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
Low-power consumption
Open-frame HPU design offers easy access for maintenance
Low- or high-force cylinders available for versatility  
Compatible with EP800AD and EP1500AD 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    



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