MSA Engineering Systems are proud to have won their second Queen’s Award for Innovation, for the development of wire laying systems used for producing electrofusion fittings.
Electrofusion fittings join thermoplastic pipes typically used in water and gas applications. The fitting has an embedded wire heating coil which is energised to melt (fuse) the plastic of the pipes and fitting together.
The innovation is a system for wire laying directly into curved surfaces creating saddle fittings. The same principle can be used to manufacture large diameter fittings, flat pads, and specialist smaller fittings previously not possible. Due to the sales of the innovation MSA’s turnover has increased by 92% over the past two years.
MSA has gained a worldwide reputation for superior quality and highly flexible wire laying systems for the production of electrofusion fittings, which are protected by International Patents.