Robotic cutters from Aries Industries, CUES and Pipeline Renewal Technologies/Envirosight.
The Aries Raptor lateral cutters are remotely controlled and can be adapted to most Aries CCTV systems or many other systems with very little down time. Aries cutters are available for pipe sizes from 3 to 24 inches. The Raptor Cutter is manufactured of stainless steel and bronze construction and is mechanically engineered for stable performance in 6- to 24-inch lines. A separate grinding head is provided for removing line deposits and protruding taps. Motor sizes include 0.7 and 1 Hp. The cutter controller is designed for operator convenience and multiple operations simultaneously via a single joystick operation. 800.234.7205, ariesindustries.com
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
Pipeline Renewal Technologies/Envirosight
The Titan 150 reinstates laterals in 6- to 15-inch lines using a high powered air cutter. Delivering 1.75 hp at 12,000 rpm, the air-powered Titan 150 cuts most any pipe or liner material rapidly, cleanly and precisely. It interfaces directly with CUES controls, reducing the investment for owners of CUES equipment. Lightweight hose design allows the cutter to travel as far as 400 feet. With two-axis articulation, the cutter arm reaches up 9 inches and sweeps 400 degrees, and also performs horizontal front cutting. Variable-speed arm articulation and creeping ensures maximum cutting precision. An integral pan/tilt water-flushed color camera delivers real-time cutting footage. The Titan 150 accepts diamond-impregnated, hardened-steel Kardiam cutting bits, each delivering 75-100 hours of cutting, thanks to onboard water cooling. Hundreds of bit styles are available, with the more popular options shown here. 866.936.8476, pipelinert.com