Robotic Cutters: Equipment Spotlight

August 2013, Vol. 68 No. 8
Pipeline Renewal Technologies' Micro Premium lateral cutter

Robotic cutters from Pipeline Renewal Technologies, CUES, Aries Industries, AMerik Engineering and Global Pipeline Systems.

Pipeline Renewal Technologies
The new Micro Premium lateral cutter delivers 30 percent more cutting power than the smaller Micro Pro, as well as a sophisticated touch-screen interface, a larger reservoir for flushing water, and easier connection/monitoring of supply air. In addition, the form factor of the reel broadens options for installing and transporting the system. Using remote-inflated air bladders, the arm of the new Micro Premium lateral cutter 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. Just 72mm (2.85 inch) in diameter, the arm fits through small openings, and its agile articulation (400-degree rotation and 90-degree swivel) facilitates precision cutting as well as maneuvering through 90-degree bends in four-inch lines. Detachable operator controls consist of twin joysticks, a touch-screen control interface, full QWERTY keyboard, and a 10-inch video display. 866.936.8476, pipelinert.com

CUES
CUES offers the Kangaroo Lateral Reinstatement Cutters for your relining and spot repair requirements. The cutter is rugged, water proof and built to withstand shock and vibration. The Kangaroo Cutters are equally effective in CIPP or fold and form liners and can be installed on any CCTV manufacturer’s truck-mounted system. Both cutter systems operate optimally with 1000-1500 feet of cable and include the Dual Cutter Controller. For more power, increased productivity, and a smoother cut, the small Kangaroo cutter now includes a 0.9 hp air motor that’s designed to operate in 6- to 12-inch relined pipes. Kits are available to retrofit existing units. Rebuild kits are also available for regular service intervals. Use in 8 inch through 12 inch diameter relined pipe. Recommended minimum air requirements are 38 cfm at 125 psi, 15,000 rpm, 6 hp. 800.327.7791, cuesinc.com