Plumber Product News: Milwaukee Tool Heated Work Gear

Liberty Pumps battery backup pump systems; McElroy Acrobat fusion machine.
Plumber Product News: Milwaukee Tool Heated Work Gear
Milwaukee Tool heated gear.

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M12 Heated Gear from Milwaukee Tool features heating technology that pairs with proprietary materials to enhance performance, durability and comfort. The 2016 line includes all-new designs across the entire range of gear, from jackets and hoodies to heavy-duty workwear.

Features include ToughShell stretch polyester for longer life and improved wind/water resistance and FreeFlex mobility enhancements, including adjustable cuffs and waist, a drop-tail extended back, and an integrated battery pocket – accessible from the outside of the jacket.

The jackets can provide up to eight hours of heat distributed across the chest, back and pockets for a full day of work on a single battery charge. Colors include black, gray, red with gray side panels and Realtree Xtra camo.  

The M12 heated hoodie lineup features reinforced front pocket edges for extended life. The fitted hood is designed to be worn under a hard hat, while the integrated battery pocket increases user comfort. A waffle-weave thermal lining works together with M12 heat technology to generate and keep heat around the chest and back for up to six hours. Colors include red, black and gray. 800/729-3878; www.milwaukeetool.com.

Liberty Pumps battery backup pump systems

The StormCell 442 Series of battery backup pump systems from Liberty Pumps feature 12-volt backup sump pumps with professional-grade chargers, an energy-efficient DC pump for longer runtimes and optional NightEye wireless technology for remote monitoring of the pump system through a tablet or smartphone. The NightEye app is a free download and is compatible with Apple iOS and Android devices. 800/543-2550; www.libertypumps.com.

McElroy Acrobat fusion machine

The Acrobat 250 fusion machine from McElroy Manufacturing features a lighter-weight hydraulic power unit (HPU) that is easier to move around the job site and consumes less power than previous models. A heater and guide rod latching system eliminates the need to manually hold the heater in place during overhead fusions, reducing operator fatigue. An ergonomic handlebar design makes it easy to use from all angles, even overhead.  

“It’s exciting to design a new line of equipment that makes it easier for operators to work in challenging indoor environments where pipe is fused in very tight spaces,” says McElroy president Chip McElroy. 

Designed for fusing 2- to 10-inch polypropylene pipe, the Acrobat 250 enables operators to fuse pipe in the confines of the walls, ceilings and floors. To further reduce its footprint, the carriage can be configured from four to three jaws without tools. A single-size insert design can accommodate a variety of pipe sizes. Its narrow jaws allow fusions to most flanges and fittings. 918/836-8611; www.mcelroy.com/fusion.

Water Cannon electric pressure washer package

The electric-powered Jetter Package pressure washer from Water Cannon delivers 2 gpm and 1,500 psi. The low profile and compact hand-carry version includes a 150-foot by 1/4-inch Piranha jetter hose, a 50-foot by 1/8-inch trap hose, ball valve, pulsation valve on demand and four stainless steel jetter nozzles. The pressure regulator can be adjusted from 150 to 1500 psi. 800/333-9274; www.watercannon.com/catalogrequest.aspx.

Coxreels exhaust hose reels (Coxreels 300)

The 300 Series exhaust hose reels from Coxreels are designed to extract fumes directly from the source of their emission and maintain the safest workplace air quality. Coxreels exhaust reels store lengths of large-diameter exhaust hose and mount to any wall, overhead and floor position. The heavy-duty frame is built to provide strength, durability and stability. Components are individually powder-coated. 800/2697335; www.coxreels.com.

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