Robotic Cutters: Equipment Spotlight

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

Aries Industries
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The Wolverine self-propelled, wheeled cutting system provides fast and efficient set-up activities and cutting results. The rugged stainless steel and brass construction allows cutting through difficult liner materials rapidly, precisely and cleanly. A high-power cutting motor delivers up to 3.35 hp at 12,000 rpm. Designed for use in relined 6- to 16-inch pipe, key features include: self-propelled wheeled cutter reel capacity up to 450 feet; self-cleaning camera features wiper blade and water-powered options; water-powered bit cooling options; easy dual joystick control; all-wheel drive for optimal traction; a low center of gravity and weight ensure difficult lines are navigated easily; and various cutting and grinding bits are available to accommodate specific applications. 800.234.7205, ariesindustries.com

AMerik Engineering
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With its 800-foot reach from point of entry and a working range of up to 780 feet, the AM-Cutter C165 reopens laterals in lined pipes, and removes protruding elements prior to lining. Made of stainless steel construction, the cutter performs three movements simultaneously – 420-degree rotation, 6-inch forward/backward and 6-inch up/down motions. The 2-hp pneumatic motor with 7,500 rpm operates in 8- to10-inch pipes and with additional extensions in pipes up to 22 inches. In addition, a back part articulates for easy installation in narrow manholes. Cutting heads are available for steel, concrete and vitrified clay grinding, CIPP liners, PVC liners and HDPE liners. 770.924.2899, amerikengineering.com

Global Pipeline Systems
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The patented Global Cutter is a unique air tool, tailor-made for reinstating connections in the smallest of pipe. The smaller unit can be easily inserted inside a 4-inch cured section of pipe and maneuvered into place with push rods. With a push of a button the unit is locked in place by expandable skids allowing for stability while cutting out the lining material at the connection. The entire reinstatement process only takes five to 10 minutes with this unit. For 6- to 8-inch diameter pipe, try the company’s larger air cutter. 866.513.0998, globalpipelinesystems.com