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Robotic cutters

Due to its primary function, it’s not surprising that underground water and sewer lines require more frequent repairs due to the amount of stress they endure on a day-to-day basis. Before lateral cutters were introduced, however, the only solution for repair was to dig deep trenches to expose the damaged water lines. This method of repair causes extensive damage to sidewalks, driveways, and landscaping.

Thanks to modern advancements, there are much better repair options available that are less invasive and more cost-effective. Primeline Products is the trusted distributor of high-quality robotic cutters designed for sewer mains and small-diameter lines:

The Advantages of Robotic Cutters

Utilizing a reinstatement cutting system for residential, commercial and industrial pipeline applications offers several advantages. For one, robotic cutters offer a faster and more efficient way to remove clogs, tree roots, damage, and other obstructions. Since this equipment eliminates the need for excavation and digging trenches, the repairs can be done within the day with minimal disturbance to your property. While digging one or two small holes may be required, the damage is kept to a minimum.

Lateral pipe cutters can free blockages and breaks while leaving undamaged sections intact and unharmed. Instead of pipe replacement, pipe cutters are also more cost-effective than excavation and pipeline replacement.

How Robotic Lateral Reinstatement Cutters Work

Any type of lateral reinstatement cutter system is generally conducted by highly skilled and trained operators for trenchless pipeline repair. They insert these waterproof devices into the pipe that can be remotely operated while being viewed on CCTV cameras and controlled by the technician.

Once the target area has been identified with the new pipe in place, robotic cutters cut a hole with a router bit into the new pipe, which allows the other lateral lines to flow back wastewater. The cutter is then removed and reinserted back into the pipe with a wire brush attachment that files down the polyurethane, reopening the lateral line.

If you need a quality flex cutter system for lateral pipeline rehabilitation, get in touch with PrimeLine Products today.

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