The McElroy Hornet™ fusion outlet tool is the first-of-its-kind, all-in-one machine for outlet fusion on polypropylene pipe. Its innovative design keeps the machine, outlet hole and fusion of the fitting perfectly aligned throughout the entire process — creating more efficient and reliable fusions with less manpower.
Unique design keeps everything aligned
An industry-first, it's all-in-one design allows the Hornet to self-align on the center of the main pipe. Then, the guided carriage allows for the drilling of the outlet hole, heating of the pipe and fitting and fusion without repositioning - keeping everything aligned and producing more accurate fusions.
Repeatable, Reliable and Efficient
The Hornet is an innovative alternative to manual outlet fusion methods. One operator can automatically align the machine on the center of the main pipe thanks to the self-centering, "V-base" design. The quick-change drill and fitting adapters are easily exchanged in and out of the carriage for efficient operations while a rack and pinion drive provides smooth, reliable operations. An integrated ratchet strap holds the Hornet securely in place and is expandable to fit a range of main sizes up to 630mm.
Lightweight and Compact
With a small footprint and weighing just 11 pounds, the Hornet is capable of performing outlet fusions in any orientation — making it ideal for overhead and vertical fusions in tight spaces.