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New Products Introduced At UCT 2014
Key features of the operation cabin are the comfortable operators chair with contemporary joystick operation, integrated mouse pad and load sensor which prevents rig operation when the operator isn’t sitting in the chair. An easy to customize touch screen panel, together with multiple screens and cameras, complement the features inside the operator’s cabin.
The rig itself is equipped with numerous sensors which provide a large amount of data to control the system as well as to log the data for future evaluation. A special feature includes the measurement of the actual torque via a load pin assembled at the gearbox housing.
In addition, the remote diagnosing system enables the machine supplier to support the contractor when diagnosing problems as well as the ability to maximize efficiency during operation.
LMK Technologies recently previewed their new “Multi-Lateral” installation process at UCT 2014. This innovative installation process allows for two opposing service connections to be renewed at the same time. In the past, the process of renewing service connections across from one another involved multiple steps. First, one connection was repaired, followed by the opposing service line being reinstated, and finally allowing for the second service connection to be renewed. This was a costly and inefficient process that resulted in multiple layers of liners. Reinstating the second connection required cutting through and damaging the first lateral connection liner. There might also have been leakage due to the cold joint that was formed by overlapping sections of liner, as well as decreased water flow due to the buildup of liners.
LMK has been able to address the need for a more efficient and effective lining process utilizing their lay-flat hose launching device and a made-to-order main tube with two lateral tubes. The main liner tube is inverted into and through the main pipe, and as it reaches the service lateral pipes, the lateral liner tubes simultaneously invert and extend up into the lateral pipes. The end result is a continuous liner with uniform CIPP thickness, requiring no reinstating of service connections. In addition, LMK’s rehabilitation liners include Insignia compression gaskets at the ends of the main and lateral liner tubes.