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Tuesday, 30 April 2013 14:00

New Micro Premium™ Cuts Inside Laterals with Enhanced Power and Control.

The new Micro Premium™ lateral cutter from Pipeline Renewal Technologies delivers 30% 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.

“When you’re on the job cutting laterals, every gain in productivity means more money to the bottom line,” says Sean Lemcke, Product Line Manager with Pipeline Renewal Technologies. “Micro Premium™ takes productivity to a whole new level with its increased power and intuitive interface.”

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 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.

The Micro Premium™ lateral cutter employs a powerful air motor to make cuts as far as 100 feet inside pipes three to six inches (or up to 10 inches as an option). An illuminated camera with digital monitor/recorder and combined water/air cleaning presents real-time cutting footage and a pressure alarm warns against water ingress. Designed for productivity, the entire system travels on a compact wheeled chassis, accepts various interchangeable cutting heads, and can be field-maintained with operator-replaceable parts.

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