PolyForce630i Tracked

Worldpoly PolyForce630i Tracked Fusion Machine. Designed and manufactured in Australia. Arguably the fastest, safest, most consistent butt welding machine available. Thanks to years of research and development and Worldpolys' 60 years of PE pipeline

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Worldpoly PolyForce630i Tracked. High-pressure butt welding machine including on-board data logger, intuitive CNC controls, hydraulic facing tool and automatic changeover heating plate, hands-free hydraulic open/close/locking of pipe clamps, stub welding device and 4 circles of two-piece clamps 630mm to 250mm ISO or 24" to 10" IPS. Tracked base includes low-noise 1800 rpm Yanmar diesel, external hydraulic pipe lifters and two-speed rubber tracks with cordless remote.

Standard Features

  • PolyForce630i Tracked HDPE Fusion Machine - Australian Made from 60+ years of PE pipe experience
  • Track mounted. Self contained and self propelled with cordless remote
  • Genuine 3 year International warranty
  • CNC welding according to ISO 21307-17 Single High Pressure
  • Hydraulic in/out facing tool and heating plate with crash protection. No longer are these considered consumables
  • Hydraulic open/close/locking of main clamps without operator contact. Impossible to crash main clamps with facing tool and heating plate.
  • Yanmar on-board, low-noise, low fuel consumption 1800 RPM diesel
  • Simple operation. Automatic or manual butt fusion. 20,000+ weld data logging included. 3.5 second changeover time for 630mm (24") SDR 11 in Automatic mode
  • Locally serviceable
  • Pipe clamps prevent slippage even under extreme conditions, which is detected by the machine in case of undersized pipe
  • External hydraulic pipe lifters front and rear for operator safety
  • Industry Standard track assembly, Bridgestone specification rubber tracks, two-speed, automatic braking when stopped
  • Butt welding unit easily removed for site and trench work
  • Long operating time thanks to 1800 RPM low-noise diesel - 12 hours under normal welding conditions
  • Australian made, built tough, locally serviceable, low-noise. Just what you've been looking for
  • Capacity 250mm to 630mm OD. Includes two-piece clamp inserts for pipe and fittings diameters 630, 500, 450, 400, 355, 315, 280 and 250mm are included unless otherwise confirmed
  • Welded steel machine frame and tracked base
  • Rated lifting points on welding machine and frame, optional spreader bar
  • Maximum pump operating pressure - 200 bar / 20 MPa
  • Total cylinder section - 3660mm2, 7200mm2 or 13,000mm2
  • Fuel capacity - 70 litres
  • Engine - Yanmar 2216 cc, 4 cylinder, 1800 RPM low-noise diesel. Tier 4 for North America.
  • Weight - 3800 kg
  • Technical specifications subject to change without notice. Please check at time of order confirmation.

Technical Specifications

General

PolyForce630i Tracked HDPE Fusion Machine - Australian Made from 60+ years of PE pipe experience
Track mounted. Self contained and self propelled with cordless remote
CNC welding according to ISO 21307-17 Single High Pressure
Hydraulic in/out facing tool and heating plate with crash protection. No longer are these considered consumables
Hydraulic open/close/locking of main clamps without operator contact. Impossible to crash main clamps with facing tool and heating plate.
Yanmar on-board, low-noise, low fuel consumption 1800 RPM diesel
Simple operation. Automatic or manual butt fusion. 20,000+ weld data logging included. 3.5 second changeover time for 630mm (24") SDR 11 in Automatic mode
Locally serviceable
Pipe clamps prevent slippage even under extreme conditions, which is detected by the machine in case of undersized pipe
External hydraulic pipe lifters front and rear for operator safety
Industry Standard track assembly, Bridgestone specification rubber tracks, two-speed, automatic braking when stopped
Butt welding unit easily removed for site and trench work
Long operating time thanks to 1800 RPM low-noise diesel - 12 hours under normal welding conditions
Australian made, built tough, locally serviceable, low-noise. Just what you've been looking for
Capacity 250mm to 630mm OD. Includes two-piece clamp inserts for pipe and fittings diameters 630, 500, 450, 400, 355, 315, 280 and 250mm are included unless otherwise confirmed
Welded steel machine frame and tracked base
Rated lifting points on welding machine and frame, optional spreader bar
Maximum pump operating pressure - 200 bar / 20 MPa
Fuel capacity - 70 litres
Engine - Yanmar 2216 cc, 4 cylinder, 1800 RPM low-noise diesel. Tier 4 for North America.
Weight - 3800 kg
Technical specifications subject to change without notice. Please check at time of order confirmation.

Warranty

Genuine 3 year International warranty

Hydraulic

Total cylinder section - 3660mm2, 7200mm2 or 13,000mm2

MORE ABOUT BUTT WELDING MACHINES

What is butt welding?

Butt welding is the principal method used for joining HDPE pipes and fittings. To perform a butt weld correctly and consistently, you will require a butt welding machine capable of aligning the elements to be welded, shaving their ends smooth and parallel, uniformly melting the ends of the pipe under various pressures, then pushing the ends together at a controlled pressure for a specific period.

Australian and international butt welding standards

Various International and National Standards exist for butt welding, where the temperature/pressure/time profile of the weld is detailed. Some of the most relevant for general use are:

The ISO Standard covers butt welding of metric pipe and is relevant in most of the world. ASTM Standards are for IPS & DIPS (inch) pipe which is specific to North America, while DVS is a well-respected and conservative standard from the German Welding Institute, successfully specified world-wide.

Sizes of butt welding machines available

Worldpoly manufacturers butt welding machines to weld HDPE pipes from 40mm to 3000mm OD. However, HDPE pipe and fittings of any diameter can be butt welded, but diameters beneath 63mm are not generally recommended as it becomes difficult to align the pipe ends accurately and consistently within the specifications of the relevant standard. Although Worldpoly manufactures machines to weld down to 40mm, when a welded joint is required, the preference for small diameters is to use electrofusion. Large diameter pressure and non-pressure pipes to 3000mm and above are now regularly welded, with fittings machines already producing to 2000mm/80”.

Types of butt welding machines

Two distinct styles of field butt welding machines are produced. These include what is commonly known as a ‘European style’ and ‘North American style’ machine.

Features and benefits of Worldpoly butt welding machines

'European Style' Machines

'North American' Style Machines

"North American" style machines have all of the components on-board, with the tracked versions carrying their own power supply.

"European style" machines are by far the most popular world-wide, due to their significantly lower price. On a Dollar for Dollar comparison it looks like a no-brainer, but site location, labour costs and availability, the requirement for speed and accuracy, local health and safety considerations remind me what I was told decades ago ‘the Dollar sign is the last elements of the value equation, otherwise Mercedes Benz wouldn’t exist’. You can buy a machine from us to weld 630mm/24” pipe for AUD 18,000 /  USD 15,000 (Worldpoly630), or for AUD 400,000 / USD 300,000 you get a fully optioned PolyForce630i Tracked.

Worldpolys’ PolyForce tracked machines are completely designed, engineered and manufactured in Australia, according to the requirements of our particularly stringent health and safety requirements,  difficult environment and climate, and the requirements of clients welding under difficult conditions.

The availability of parts has always been an issue for imported machines, which is why PolyForce uses only locally supplied components. Whatever you need we can take from either work-in-progress or our normal supplier, and have you working ASAP, so there’s no need to cannibalise a $400,000 to keep another one working. If you are in North America our suppliers Rexroth, Danfoss, Yanmar, MecAlte etc. have extensive cover over your way, so were more than happy to do any warranty work with them and your favourite hydraulics or electrical specialist.

Some specifics of our PolyForce Tracked machines are:

Do you provide a poly welding time and pressure chart?

Correct poly welding procedure will follow the requirements of the welding standard specified by your customer, which includes the temperature, time and pressure needed for each step. If these are done correctly, and the pipe is made from the correct material, you can expect the weld to be stronger than the pipe.

A poly welding time and pressure chart has already worked these out for all of the pipe which will fit the machine, providing the temperature, time and pressure required for each one. First the diameter, next the SDR/DR or wall thickness, then all of the times and pressures are shown. Worldpoly provides this on their free app, so please go the Play Store or Appstore and enter ‘Worldpoly’.

Temperature, time and pressure are not the only requirements for a good weld, and we absolutely recommend at least OEM if not international level training for all operators, supervisors and specifiers. If this raises questions, please contact Worldpoly for assistance.

Why HDPE pipe systems?

HDPE pipe systems provide exceptional service, with the gas and water systems installed in countries like the UK expected to provide 100+ years of useful life. Of course installation must be carried out correctly, but as a ductile material the pipe is unlikely to fail when other services nearby are excavated, enlarged or repaired, or other significant soil movement occurs. The same is not the case with rigid pipe systems, excellent examples of which were the Kobe (Japan) earthquake of 1995, and more recently Wellington (New Zealand).

In the past welded HDPE pipe systems were the domain of city gas companies and the mining industry, where the high comparative cost was offset by other significant factors in their value equation. Over the past 15 years a significant increase in the volume of the raw material being produced has reduced the pipes comparative cost significantly, and welding technology has increased dramatically, meaning that today HDPE pipe is now a staple for water, mining, gas, sewer and industrial applications from Norway to Bolivia, Germany to Chad.

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