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Connectra 2-8" Butt Fusion Machines

Connectra's 28 line of rugged and dependable butt fusion equipment allows you to make high-quality specification joints on 2" to 8" HDPE pipe. With the only hand-powered machine in the industry, the Connectra 28 HP butt fusion machine is the simple, smart alternative. See it in action.
The Connectra Hand Pump Advantage
28 Hand-Powered (HP) Butt Fusion Machine
28 Electric-Powered (EP) Butt Fusion Machine
28 Close-Quarters (CQ) Butt Fusion Machine

Connectra 28 Hand-Powered (HP)
Butt Fusion Machine


Carriage Unit Dimensions (three clamps)
Length28.88 inches734 mm
Width31.06 inches784 mm
Height23.75 inches603 mm
Weight173 pounds78.5 kg

Carriage Mounted on Frame
Length62.25 inches1,581 mm
Width36.88 inches937 mm
Height42.56 inches1,081 mm
Total Weight (all components) 429 pounds 194.6 kg


model 28HP 2 inch IPS thru 8 inch DIPS*
model 28HP-225 mm 63 mm thru 225 mm*

Electrical Data

120 VAC Single PhaseWattsAmps
Facer Motor 1,200 10
Heater 2,000 16.6
Total Power Consumption 3,200 26.6

240 VAC Single PhaseWattsAmps
Facer Motor 1,152 4.8
Heater 2,000 8.3
Total Power Consumption 3,152 13.1

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

Support & Resources

The links below will open PDF files in a new window.
Connectra 28 HP Product Details & Specs
Connectra 28 HP Operator's Manual
Connectra 28 HP(a) Operator's Manual
Connectra 28 HP Exploded Views
Connectra 28 HP(a) Exploded Views
Connectra 28 HP Insert Chart


The 28HP is designed to take it. A sturdy rectangular frame design provides operators with a rigid and safe fusion platform. The machine's hydraulic system is powered by Connectra's rugged, efficient, easy to maintain hand pump and the ball bearing facer is powered by a durable electric motor. The 28HP is easy to learn and operate and like all Connectra equipment you can expect low maintenance costs and a rapid return on your investment.


  • Three clamp top unit removes for in-the-ditch butt fusion.
  • Pressure gauge for cylinder pressure.
  • Ported for DataConnect or other competitive data recorders.
  • Front and rear pipe lifters are standard.
  • Manual hydraulic pump with pressure gauge offers excellent control of fusion pressures.
  • Rugged design with no “bells and whistles” means less maintenance expense.
  • A superior piece of equipment at an extraordinary price.
  • Limited three-year warranty.


Choose from a complete range of accessories for the 28HP. Ask about reducing and mitered inserts, (available in IPS, DIPS and metric), stub end holder, and pipe stands.

Operating Instructions

To view a video of how easy it is to operate the Connectra 28 hand-powered butt fusion machine, click below.


Connectra Fusion
Pressure Calculator

Connectra Fusion
Product Guide

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