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Connectra 1442 Electric-Powered (EP)
Butt Fusion Machine


Carriage Unit Dimensions
Length 120.00 inches 3,048 mm
Width 56.00 inches 1,442 mm
Height 67.00 inches 1,702 mm
Weight 2,250 pounds 1,021 kg

Carriage Mounted on Frame
Length 65.90 inches 1,674 mm
Width 44.20 inches 1123 mm
Height 38.00 inches 965 mm
Total Weight (all components) 810 pounds 367.4 kg


model 1442EP 14 inch IPS thru 42 inch IPS*

Electrical Data

Power Requirements: The 1442EP requires a 208 VAC Three Phase Y configuration. (208 Vac leg to leg, 120 VAC leg to ground). The machine draws approximately 100 amps, therefore the power supply should be rated for at least 125 amps. A male Appleton connector (ACP1034CD) is supplied on the power cord.

208 VAC Three Phase Watts Amps
Heater 24,000 67.0
Electric Hydraulic Pump Motor 5,470 27.0
Hydraulic Oil Cooler 368 1.7
Total Power Consumption 29,838 95.7

*with the use of optional reducing inserts
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Support & Resources

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Connectra 1442 EP Product Details & Specs
Connectra 1442 Metric Nesting


Sized to make short work of 36" pipe, the fully hydraulic 1442EP butt fusion machine fuses the largest pipe sizes with ease. Its centerline fusion force handles 14" through 42" polyethylene pipe sizes of IPS, metric and DIPS as well as polyvalves, flanges and mitered elbows. The unit's heater and hydraulic facer pivot away from the cart index assembly, and the quick disconnect design of the 1442EP's hydraulic hoses allows removal of the clamping unit from the cart in confined conditions. Easy to learn and operate, the 1442EP's centralized controls simplify operations and are in easy reach. Expect low maintenance costs and a rapid return on your investment in the 1442EP.


  • Centerline fusion force provides even loading around the circumference of the pipe ends for symmetrical bead formation.
  • Accommodates 14 inch through 42 inch and 350 through 1000 mm pipe sizes.
  • Miter joint capability handles up to 36 inch DIPS sizes.
  • Modular design cart with steering wheels comes standard and delivers excellent field maneuverability.
  • Protected, consolidated hydraulic controls with automatic pipe drag compensation and pressure adjustment.
  • Hydraulic facer.
  • 24,000-watt heater assembly with removable heating plate covers for quick in-field replacement.
  • Heating element is proportionally controlled for accurate heating temperature.
  • Joystick heater, facer index and position control.
  • Ported for DataConnect or other competitive data recorders.
  • Pipe lifter on cart at each end.
  • A superior piece of equipment at an extraordinary price.
  • Limited three-year warranty.


Ditch kit for three and four-clamp jaw in-ditch capability.

We offer a complete range of accessories for the 1442EP. Ask about reducing and mitered inserts, (available in IPS, DIPS and metric), stub end holder, and pipe stands.


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