Edge Underground has now completed a number of successful jobs in Townsville and the surrounding areas.

Edge Underground pre-plan key to success in Townsville

Heading into the wet season in northern Queensland, Edge Underground – part of OptionX Group – were working against extreme heat and flash flooding on a microtunnelling project to complete three lines, with one under a major state highway.

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One of Australasia’s largest waste contractors takes delivery of its first KAISER unit

One of Australia and New Zealand’s largest trenchless and waste contractors has taken delivery of its first KAISER machine. The Elegance 2.0 HydroVac Superior 8×4 features class leading payload, performance and value, and illustrates KAISER’s continued growth in the region, with more plans for expansion in the pipeline.

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ASTT hosts trenchless stream at Water NZ

The Australasian Society for Trenchless Technologies (ASTT) provided a discerning stream of talks in collaboration with Water New Zealand last week – bringing operators from the industry in to share insights and practical knowledge on utilising trenchless technologies in sustainable industry projects.

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Nacap continue work in PNG

Nacap is a specialist engineering firm that services clients from a number of industries, including oil and gas, mining, water, renewables and power.

The company has maintained a strong presence in PNG since 2017, where is services local oil, gas and mining projects. With headquarters in Port Moresby, on the south east of the island, it is able to support the ongoing development of PNG,

The location of the office allows Nacap to recruit from the local community and support their ongoing development.

The company is part of Quanta Services, Nacap is a specialist engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor. It also offers specialist design services, and works on high voltage infrastructure.

With a strong presence in the Highlands of PNG, Nacap has previously completed works on a project in Kutubu, a remote location in the area. The project required complex condensate reinjection works.

The range of services supplied by the company include complex pipeline crossings such as swamp and shore zone pipelines, infield pipelines and gathering, civil construction and HDD projects.

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Picote Solutions Extends its Range with Battery Operated Solutions for Domestic Plumbers

The Picote Solutions name is firmly cemented in the trenchless industry for their game-changing pipeline rehabilitation solutions, but their latest range has demonstrated their ability to pivot to meet the needs of their customers working as contractors or small business owners.

Tom, International Business Development Manager from Picote Solutions UK loves the Picote Battery Powered Mini Cleaner for “its versatility in the house. This piece is ideal for anyone doing internal plumbing. Any domestic plumber should have a tool like this in their arsenal.”

This unit comes with a detachable foot control, which allows for hands-free operation, and the stepless speed control of the foot pedal offers high speed and high torque operation at between 800 and 2200 rpm. This is an extremely effective unit for cleaning, descaling and root cutting in pipes from DN32-75.

Most impressively, the unit operates independent of a power outlet, eliminating leads and cords as potential trip hazards and minimising disruption to homeowners.

Furthermore, if a power source is available close by battery charging can be undertaken even when the units are in operation.

20210323 Porvoo Picote Solutions, Battery Powered Mini Cleaner, 3540002816. Picture: Ismo Henttonen.

Also in the battery range is the Picote Battery Powered Mini Miller which has undergone a complete redesign and gear box upgrade from previous models. Contrary to the traditional powered versions, the Battery Powered Mini Miller is cordless and can operate for up to 3 hours continuously with its standard battery, helping to reduce worksite footprints.

Most impressively, the redesign has increased the capabilities and productivity of the unit, making it even more effective in cleaning, descaling and root removal in smaller pipes from DN50–100. The units are also efficient in cutting and reinstatement works in pipes from DN50–75.

Similarly, to the Battery Powered Mini Cleaner, this unit has a dedicated high-speed and high-torque motor with stepless speed control and an electric safety clutch.

According to Tom, from Picote Solutions UK; “the Battery Powered Mini Miller is much more versatile than the powered version. The power delivery is much smoother and is now more powerful than ever before, cleaning up to DN100 pipes.”

Next up in the battery range is the Picote Hybrid Midi Roller. This Hybrid Midi Roller is for impregnating CIPP liners from DN50-225. This lightweight, compact unit can be powered by the integrated battery or plugged in and charged during use.

The built-in high-performance battery, with approximately 10 hours of working time, allows you to work anywhere without access to electricity.

All three of these battery-operated units have been developed to put the user in control and provide rapid but thorough renovation and cleaning regardless of where you are, making them a great choice for small businesses conducting domestic plumbing work.

Dawn Greig, Senior Director at Picote Solutions said: “With the growing drive towards net zero and the need from contractors to be able to access worksites that have limited or no direct power supply, Picote Solutions battery-powered options are truly the way forward.”

Picote Solutions versatility and innovation are just some of the many reasons Pipe Core are distributors for the complete range, ensuring our customers in Australia and New Zealand have the right product for any job, along with full support, service, repairs, training, and product demonstrations.

Not sure what piece of equipment is right for you? Browse online here or reach out to Pipecore team so they can help with training and support to ensure you pick the right piece of equipment to grow your business.

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Written by Laura Walter, Marketing and Events Coordinator, Pipe Core.