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Rehab Focus: Robotic Cutters
Robotic cutters from CUES, Pipeline Renewal Technologies, Aries Industries, AMerik Engineering, Flow-Liner Systems and LMK Technologies.
The CUES small and large Kangaroo cutters are specifically designed to reinstate wastewater service laterals, remove protruding taps and brush finish existing cuts. The cutters function in a range of 6-inch through 30-inch pipe, are equally effective in CIPP or fold and form liners, and can be installed on any CCTV manufacturer’s truck-mounted system. CUES also developed a new .9-hp air motor for the small Kangaroo cutter line to provide more power, increased productivity, and a smoother cut when operating in 8-inch to 12-inch relined pipe. Kits are available to retrofit existing cutters and service kits can be purchased for regular maintenance intervals on existing motors. Contact CUES for a discussion and demonstration. 800.327.7791, cuesinc.com
Pipeline Renewal Technologies
The new Micro Premium robotic lateral cutter from Pipeline Renewal Technologies delivers 30 percent more cutting power than the Micro Pro, plus a touch-screen interface. Using remote-inflated air bladders, the arm positions itself remotely by creeping and climbing; clamps itself for precise cutting in vertical or horizontal orientation; and feeds the cutting head a full four inches. Agile articulation (400-degree rotation and 90-degree swivel) facilitates precision cutting, as well as maneuvering through 90-degree bends in 4-inch lines. 866.936.8476, pipelinert.com
Aries’ Lateral Reinstatement Cutter Raptor Model CT2200 operates in 6- to 21-inch diameter lines and is designed to open and reinstate waste water service laterals or water pipe after relining. It can also grind off protruding laterals and pipe offsets prior to relining. Manufactured from stainless steel and bronze components for durability and long life, the CT2200 is designed to work in all types of pipelines for removing concrete, tree roots, rubber rings, metal, and all kinds of deposits. It can be operated from control room of a TV/Cutter truck and the cutter runs off 110V AC and requires 125 psi at 30 cfm of air pressure. Double sealed and pressurized with nitrogen keeps moisture out of the cutter body. A .7-hp and a 1.0-hp motor are available with various collets and cutting bits. 800.234.7205, ariesindustries.com