Our Sales Manager John Rose will be visiting Jersey, part of the Channel Islands early next week visiting new and existing IMS Robotics Group customers!

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What is the CIPP Lining Process?

What is CIPP?

Cured In Place Pipe (CIPP) lining is a way to repair an existing pipe with a textile liner tube and a liquid resin. The process of CIPP lining is non-invasive, as it can be done without digging up the area to fix the pipe, making it environmentally friendly and a popular method to use amongst sewer rehabilitation engineers.

How does it work?

The CIPP lining process is quite a straightforward method. Using robotic cutting tools or ultra-high-pressure water technology, the pipes will be cleaned of debris, tree roots, or blockages so that when the liner is mixed with the resin solution, it can easily be placed into the pipe. Using air pressure, it is blown out so that the lining creates a new pipe within the existing one.

A calibratio犀利士 n tube or a UV curing system is inserted into the newly lined pipe and cured with either hot water, steam, or UV light. Curing the lining hardens the material, making it strong to withstand the necessary hardships.

Once fully cured, if necessary, another robotic cutting tool will then be placed into the new pipe to reinstate any branch line connections within the pipe.

What Tools are used for the CIPP Lining method?

At IMS Robotics, we can recommend the right products you will need for such a job. We can inform you of the best solutions for your CIPP job, from the right cutting tools to UV curing systems. You can also rent the equipment from us if you haven’t got the necessary equipment to hand.
To find out more about how we can help you, get in touch with us, and our team of experts will be happy to help.

Tips to give to homeowners to prevent drain blockages

Tips to give to homeowners to prevent drain blockages

Blocked drains are not given much thought until it becomes a problem for homeowners. When the signs of blocked drains make themselves known, whether it’s pooling water, bad odours coming from the drains, or hearing gurgling noises, it can be daunting for homeowners to get sorted. Prevention is better than curing the problem. Below are a few tips to help with preventing drain blockages.

Drain Strainers

Drain strainers are a low-cost, simple and effective option to avoid blocked drains. They can help filter hair, food, and debris from your kitchen sinks and bathroom showers. They’re simple in design and application as they can be found in stainless steel and silicone and placed over your plug holes, and they are easy to remove and clean.

What not to flush!

More often than not, we see more blocked drains from households that have non-flushable items such as wipes, sanitary products, cotton pads, nappies and cloths. Flushing these down your toilet is not advisable and is a common cause of blocked drains.

Cooking Fats and Oils

Many people think that pouring cooking fats and oils down the sink is okay with its liquid form, but that’s not true at all. When going down your sink, the cooking fats and oils cool and, therefore, start sticking to the inside of your pipes, which, over time, can cause a build-up, inevitably clogging up your drainage system. Instead, pour the fats and oils into an empty jar or bottle and dispose of it with your general rubbish.

Drain inspections

If you start noticing problems with your drainage, don’t ignore them. The longer it’s ignored and left, the worse it will get and the more work it will need to get fixed. Have a drain inspection to ensure your pipes are all working as they should and if there’s anything that needs clearing.

Make sure you spread these Tips to help others in preventing drain blockages so that they don’t have to call anyone out.

Renting or Buying: what you need to consider

Renting or Buying: what you need to consider

Whether you’re a new start-up or an established sewer rehabilitation contractor, having the right equipment is essential to getting the job done. Whether you choose to buy the sewer rehabilitation equipment or rent it, there are a lot of factors you need to consider to determine what route would be the best for you, your company and the job that needs to be done.

Renting or Buying sewer rehabilitation equipment, when it comes to your equipment will save you some upfront costs while providing access to the necessary equipment. In renting sewer rehabilitation equipment, you get to test out the equipment you order and see whether it suits you and the job. In doing so, you will find out the equipment limits and if there are additional pieces of equipment that will make for a more efficient job. It’s a flexible option for those who need more funds to kit yourselves out with the latest and greatest equipment.

When buying sewer rehabilitation equipment, you will have to factor in the fact that, at some point, you will need to deal with repairs. Sewer rehabilitation is tough work, and the equipment can wear down over time. Getting your equipment repaired and serviced can force you and your company to have downtime. You will not have to worry about repair costs when renting or leasing equipment from the get-go. If you own your equipment and it needs to be repaired, you can rent the equipment you need to ensure you’re covered to avoid any downtime and loss of money and work.

If you’re interested in Renting or Buying sewer equipment prior to making the decision to purchase, you can do so with IMS Robotics. You can rent equipment for as long as you need and have the equipment either delivered to you or available to collect from one of our rental parks. Get in touch with us if you need to know more about a particular sewer rehabilitation equipment before renting. Our experts will happily tell you all you need to know to get you up and running.

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Keeping your sewer rehabilitation equipment up to scratch

There’s nothing worse than starting your day preparing for a job and finding that the equipment you need is dirty, has wear and tear, or has completely malfunctioned. Although our sewer rehabilitation and repair tools are built to withstand rough environments, they’re not unbreakable. Cleaning your equipment regularly and thoroughly can help keep your equipment in top form for longer, can help you avoid costly repairs or replacements, and avoid any delays or cancellations to jobs you have lined up. Here are some tips below on maintaining your sewer rehabilitation equipment.

The manual is your friend

All your equipment comes with a manual containing product-specific information and care instructions. Check the manual if you need clarification on how 犀利士 a specific part of the equipment needs to be cleaned or what you’ll need to ensure you get the most out of your equipment’s service life.


As mentioned above, there’s nothing worse than coming to work to get the equipment ready and loaded for a morning job to find it dirty and needed cleaning before you can start your day. Not only does this take time to rectify before your day can start, but it might also result in a delay that pushes your whole schedule behind. Make sure your equipment is cleaned regularly, either in between jobs or at the end of the last job of the day, whatever routine works for you and your team.

Avoid minor issues from becoming big ones

Before starting any job, check your sewer rehabilitation equipment for any damage. Even minor issues like tears can get worse if left to get worse.

Always have spares

Whether you’re on the job or back at base, ensure that you have spares ready and waiting for those impromptu moments. If you aren’t prepared for the worst, you run the risk of damaging the sewer rehabilitation equipment and the utilities you’re working on.

Get it serviced

The best way to extend the service life of your sewer rehabilitation equipment is to get it professionally services every once in a while. Wear and tear are expected over time, but you can’t go wrong when you have a team that can service your equipment to get it in tip-top condition.

Our professional IMS Robotics team can service and repair your sewer rehabilitation equipment with trained personnel using original components, ensuring a quick resolution. We will keep you fully informed, and your contact person will update you on the status/progress of work at any time.
If you still have an ongoing job, we can organise replacement equipment or rental models you can use whilst your equipment gets serviced or repaired so your work can continue with minimal disruption or delays. If you would like to organise a service or repair with us, you can fill in the form here.

We hope this helps you in Maintaining your sewer rehabilitation equipment if you have any questions feel free to contact us.

Choosing the right cutting tool for the job & Trenchless Pipe Repair

Choosing the right cutting tool for the job

There are many different types of pipework that need specific tools to do the job well. Our Turbo 4 cutting tool is the main all-rounder when it comes to main sewers. The Turbo 4 cutting robot can easily clean main sewers from DN 200 to DN 800, and with its many available attachments, so don’t worry when it comes to choosing the right cutting tool for the job, because rest assured you can do all you need with the Turbo 4.

Opening laterals and inlet lines

For opening laterals and inlet lines, if you’ve done lining work within the pipe, you’ll need particular milling tools for CIPP, PVC and Roots.
We have milling tools with 14-33 segments and can clear through such debris with minimal to no damage to the pipe itself. The diamond globe milling tools come in many shapes and have many segments to suit various diameter pipes.

Removal of intruding laterals and deposits

When it comes to deposits and intruding laterals in the pipes, you’ll need particular milling tools that will grind them down and remove the build-up of materials, such as concrete and vitrified clay, without damaging the pipes.
The Turbo 4 milling tools to remove the intruding laterals and deposits are suited for various-sized pipes. The diamond globe, half globe, and cone milling tools are popular for such deposits.

If you would like to know more about the Turbo 4 and the range of cutting and milling tools and other accessories you can use, you can find the specifications of the Turbo 4 犀利士 round-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);color:#601e2a” class=”has-inline-color”>here and the cutting and milling tools in our product brochure.

If you would like to put in an order or hire our products for a particular job, you can do so here. When hiring our products, there’s no time limit for how long you have them, and you can either arrange to return the product by delivering it directly to one of our rental parks or arrange for us to collect it when you’re done. As soon as the equipment is back with us, the rental 犀利士 period ends, and we will take care of acceptance and billing.

Before you hire any of our products, if you would like more information or some expert advice on what tools are right for your job our rental park staff will be happy to advise you to make sure you get the right tools for the job.

So don;t panic when it comes to Choosing the right cutting tool for the job IMS Robotics has got you covered

Ultra high water pressure technology

High-pressure Water Pipe Technology

The key to an efficient pipe is ensuring that it’s free and clean from debris, but for it to stay efficient, it needs to be kept on top of to avoid any costly emergencies. High-pressure water pipe technology CLEANERbasic can remove deposits, concrete and other materials with a water pressure of up to 2,500 bar.

Benefits of high-pressure cleaning

Flushes the system

High-pressure cleaning can break up blockages such as grease, sludge, and debris and gets everything running smoothly again.

Good for the environment

Using the water pressure alone can be a good option when being environmentally conscious as it doesn’t use any chemicals, and using water pressure can effectively tackle blockages.

Keeps pipe integrity intact

With no heavy-duty equipment or chemicals needed with High-pressure water pipe technology cleaning, we can keep the pipes’ integrity intact and minimise the risk of pipe corrosion or damage.

Our CLEANERbasic can be used in all pipe materials with diameters from DN 100 to DN 250 with different nozzles to suit whatever jobs you have planned. You can view the product details here if you would like to know more about our CLEANERbasic.
If you want to see a demonstration or rent the equipment, you can have a consultation with a member of our rental park staff, who will be happy to help you.

Benefits of UV Curing Systems

Benefits of UV Curing systems

The benefits of UV Curing Systems include being the noninvasive way to line pipe works. There are different curing methods for CIPP lining for sewer rehabilitation, such as hot curing, steam curing, UV curing and UV LED curing.

How does UV Curing work?

The liner is pulled through the pipe and then gently blown open using a packer and compressed air. Once fully inflated, the liner is tight to the pipe walls, ready for the light source to be pushed through one end of the pipe, inspecting the condition of the lining as it goes. Once approved, the light source is pulled back through the pipe and will start the curing process with ultraviolet light.

What are the benefits of UV curing systems?

No disruptions

UV Curing robots access pipes through manholes and therefore don’t require roads, fields or gardens to be dug up or disrupted.

Fast cure times

UV Curing can service approximately 5ft of pipe per minute, meaning less dow犀利士 ntime in local utility services for residents nearby. However, the time can differ depending on the lining thickness.

Quick and easy inspection

The UV light sources have a camera at the end of their attachments and, therefore, can quickly spot any problems, wrinkles in the lining or folds before curing begins. Other curing methods only enable lining inspection once it is fixed and hardened.


When UV Curing, the cured and hardened lining creates a new pipe. There’s no need for pre-lining or grout application to stop infiltration. UV Curing can be done in fewer steps as opposed to other curing methods.

You can view our products here or in our latest product catalogue to learn more about our UV Curing systems and their specifications. If you have any questions about the benefits of UV curing Systems, get in touch with us, and one of our team will be happy to help.

Micro Premium Flex

Meet the MICROpremium Flex

The MICROpremium flex is a new generation ultra high-pressure robotic cutter machine. It’s an all-in-one unique system with one cable drum and one control unit for milling/cutting work, ultra-high water jetting and rehabilitation operations.

The ultra-high-pressure head cleaner can be used in DN 100 to DN 250 and uses a maximum water pressure of up to 2,500 bar. It has a clamping unit for cleaner fixation when in the pipes. With a rotating and swivelling head, a colour camera with an adjustable LED and a wiper, you will get a clear visual of the problem at hand.

The MICROmotion cutting module can be used in DN 150 to DN 400 and has a pneumatic pressure rail for better stability within the pipe. Its rotor head can swivel and rotate to suit any angle and can precisely open laterals after liner installation.

The MICROpremium cutting module used in DN 80 to DN 250 has swivelling and rotating cutter head for additional flexibility with a colour camera with LED for visibility. It has a flexible bend of up to 90 degrees from DN 100 and a carbide granulate cutting tool.

For a full demonstration of how each cutting tool works within the pipe, you can view the video below:

You can also check out how PBF drainage and Ant Hire Solutions have witnessed the MICROpremium flex at work and how cutting-edge the equipment is here.

If you would like to find out more about the MICROpremium flex, you can take a look at the specifications here. If you have any questions, get in touch with us and one of our team will happily answer them for you. You also have the option to hire our e犀利士 quipment before purchasing, for more information about hiring any of our equipment, head over to our hire and sales page.

Benefits of renting Sewer robots

Benefits of renting sewer rehabilitation equipment from IMS Robotics UK

The main thing you want when looking at either new products or adding to your existing list of equipment in your arsenal is flexibility. IMS Robotics UK can help you with this.

The more equipment your team has at their disposal, the more jobs and the more variety of work you are able to do. So whether you’re looking to rent our equipment or trying 犀利士 and test our products before making a purchase, we are happy to maintain flexibility to suit our customers.

With our simple renting process for all of our product lines, we can ensure you have the right equipment for the right job. So, how does it work?

You can select pieces of equipment from our portfolio you can get all the benefits of renting sewer robots with IMS Robotics including access to our Micro Cutting robots, Mainline Cutting robots, UV Curing Systems and cutting tools to suit all jobs, whether it’s for the maintenance and rehabilitation of house installations, main sewer installations, or cleaning.

If you’re not sure which piece of equipment will suit the job you need it for, you can call us for a consultation with one of our rental park staff who will be happy to advise you.

Once you’ve submitted your enquiry by email or phone, you can choose whether to pick up the equipment via one of our many rental units or have it delivered directly to you. From there, you will be given a detailed briefing via one of our IMS teams on how to use the product if your knowledge is limited or it’s one you’ve not tried before.

By renting our products you can be sure that your business is as economical as possible at all times. If the product you’re renting isn’t in your arsenal, it’s an excellent way to try before you buy, allowing your team to get acquainted with the product and you can be sure that it’s suitable for the job.

Before enquiring about renting our products please look at our rental conditions. You can view this here. Be sure to enquire about renting our products as far in advance as possible as we might not always have the products available at all times.

We hope that you understand the benefits of renting sewer robots with IMS Robotics if you have any more questions feel free to contact us.