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How to “WinCan” with the Maxprobe

WinCan has been a popular feature on Scanprobe’s flagship pipeline inspection camera, the Maxprobe, ever since it was released back in 2015, and in the space of almost 5 years a lot has changed in terms of technology and connectivity.  There is more to WinCan on the Maxprobe than simply the ability to perform a WinCan survey, and certainly more ways to interact with it than just simply through the control box, so to make sure you are getting the most out of your WinCan enabled Maxprobe, we have put together this helpful guide:

 

WinCan on the Maxprobe

This is the bread and butter that all WinCan users will know about.  The reporting software is embedded into the control box, and all the Maxprobe operator needs to do is begin a WinCan survey, input your site and run information into the load-up screens and then begin your survey. Here you can use the WRC survey codes to populate your survey with all of the critical data that your customers and other stakeholders require.  The reporting software is embedded into the Maxprobe control box as standard, and you just need to purchase the office software to be able to customise your survey reports, which can be purchased direct from WinCan.  For those who are new to the WinCan survey reporting software, they run an “Education Day” on the last Friday of the month where you will come away with a full working understanding of WinCan Embedded surveying and reporting software on the Maxprobe.

WinCan's survey reporting software comes embedded as standard on all Maxprobe control boxes

WinCan’s survey reporting software comes embedded as standard on all Maxprobe control boxes

 

WinCan on your iPhone
Benjamin Franklin famously said “time is money”, and in 2019 this is still very much the case with patience very much in short supply.  In the drainage industry, we don’t always have the time, or simply want to have to wait to receive the survey report and its subsequent findings, and thankfully with the Maxprobe there is a solution.  You might already have heard of the mobile app mina survey and if so you will know that it enables wireless connectivity between your iPhone or iPad and your Maxprobe control box.  You might also know that mina enables you to download your mina survey reports to your device via the free mina app, but did you know you could also download your WinCan reports too?  And better still, you don’t need to have a WinCan software subscription either.  Once you have finished your WinCan survey, you can send a fully formatted WinCan report direct to your mobile device, and then send it direct to your customer.  No need to come back to the office and format the report, as the control box will do this for you.  The mina app enables this file transfer, for both mina and WinCan survey reports. But it doesn’t stop there.  Using the mina app, you can create a detailed digital survey drawing and then send this to the Maxprobe control box to add into your WinCan report!

Send your WinCan survey directly from the Maxprobe to your mobile device using the mina app

Send your WinCan survey directly from the Maxprobe to your mobile device using the mina app

 

WinCan on your Android device

Now, just because the mina mobile app is only currently available on Apple devices, that doesn’t mean you cannot access your WinCan reports on your Android device.  This is where WinCan Web comes into play.  With a WinCan Web subscription, you can send your entire survey, including all and any photos and video files directly from your Maxprobe to an online file storage facility in the cloud.  From here, using your Android device, you can access WinCan web via a log-in page on your web browser and then go on to download and share your files as you wish.  It really couldn’t be easier.  The file storage facility of your Android phone is perfect to store the files locally, and through WinCan Web you can also share direct access with whomever you like, for however long you like.  All your survey videos and files available on-the-go.

Access your WinCan Web account from your Android device to see, share and store your survey files

Access your WinCan Web account from your Android device to see, share and store your survey files

The underlying message to take from this is that, if you conduct your pipeline inspection surveys using the WinCan embedded software platform, no matter what mobile device you are using you have the capability to access it. Whether that be accessing the entire survey folder through a computer or laptop, an immediately accessible PDF report through mina on the iPhone or iPad, or access to view, save and share any and all files on your Android (or Apple) device through WinCan Web, it is possible.  And refreshingly easy.  And the Maxprobe makes it all possible.




TrapJumper celebrates its one year birthday!

It was September 18th 2018 when the TrapJumper push-rod camera burst onto the scene at the No-Dig Live trenchless exhibition at the East of England Showground in Peterborough. The long-anticipated launch for our latest push-rod camera offering, but unlike the Maxprobe range.  The TrapJumper had been designed to do a different kind of inspection job.  It was flexible.

 

The TrapJumper has been designed to tackle a particular and problematic survey type

The TrapJumper has been designed to tackle a particular and problematic survey type

Now, if you ask any drainage inspection professional, a flexible push-rod is about as useful as a chocolate teapot, so why are we so proud of the TrapJumper’s ability to bend?  Surely it would just coil up inside the pipe, right?  Well, as global sales glide past the 350 mark and the TrapJumper infiltrates the US, South African and European markets, it is clear that it is more than just flexible.

 

“We wanted to address a particular issue faced in the industry, which is gully traps and general bends commonly associated with the domestic drainage market.  The Maxprobe was never designed to handle this type of work, it needed a different level of rigidity, so we wanted to find a solution” said Jon Barry, Managing Director of Scanprobe.  “But we wanted it to be a solid addition to our push-rod camera range, and not just manage bends but offer nothing else to the industry.”

 

Having identified an issue that the industry required solving, we got to work on determining the true purpose for the ‘TrapJumper’.  “I didn’t want us to put a lot of time and resources into developing, designing and manufacturing a gimmick product, it had to have a real purpose and be a worthwhile addition to the drainage engineers tool-belt” Jon continued. “We needed to find out more about the scenario that today’s drainage engineer was going to be in, and therefore what they would need from our TrapJumper.  We needed to do some thorough research with our existing customer base.”

 

"Brexit - what now, what if, what ever" in the June edition of Drain Trader

The TrapJumper adorns the back cover of the Drain Trader magazine

This research came back as we expected; it needed to be more than a gimmick, and needed to benefit the operator as well as those requiring the service.  This is where the portability of the TrapJumper was born.  We knew that we could make a compact push-rod system as the rod wouldn’t need to be as long or as heavy duty as the Maxprobe coiler due to the type of job it would be needed for, so we could make a hand-held unit that could easily be transported and operated by one person, with little to no disruption when it came to undertaking internal domestic surveys. And so with this key feedback, the TrapJumper was born, and launched to overwhelming anticipation both here in the UK and in the United States where our distribution partners Spartan Tool LLC were also eager to get their hands on our latest innovation too.

 

 

 

So one year on from the launch, sales of the TrapJumper are still going strong, demand continues to grow and most importantly there gap in the market that the TrapJumper was designed to fill has now been successfully filled.  But in true Scanprobe fashion, we are continuing to look for way to develop and enhance the TrapJumper further, as the industry doesn’t sit still so we cannot either…




Scanprobe join the Parliamentary Review for 2020

It is with great honour than we can announce that Scanprobe have been invited to contribute to The Parliamentary Review in 2020.  The Parliamentary Review is sent to over 500,000 leading business executives, policy makers and other relevant individuals. In recent years, it has featured forewords by Theresa May, David Cameron, Caroline Lucas, Lucy Powell and many other political figures. It is co-chaired by former Education Secretary, Home Secretary & Work & Pensions Secretary, Lord Blunkett, and the former Secretary of State for Local Government and Communities Lord Pickles.

 

Scanprobe have been invited to contribute to The Parliamentary Review in 2020

Scanprobe have been invited to contribute to The Parliamentary Review in 2020

 

The Parliamentary Review is a publication which aims to raise standards by showcasing best practice to the UK’s leading policymakers and executives.  Scanprobe have been selected amongst a select group of organisations to “show excellence in their field” and to act “as an example to our peers”, and so we are truly honoured to have been selected to represent the drainage industry.  Copies of the Parliamentary Review publication will be distributed to leading policymakers and executives, with the aim of raising standards through sharing best practice.

 

“We hope to help shape the industry for the better by sharing best practice to The Parliamentary Review. The aim is to raise standards, improve the customer experience, educate, and remove bad practice. Scanprobe Techniques have always striven to be different to our competition and make a positive impact in the drainage industry, and we have sought to keep the industry moving forwards through our own continuous innovation.  We are always looking to maintain the highest standards possible, and we adhere to ISO 9001:2015, 14001:2015 & 45001:2018.”
Jon Barry, Managing Director, Scanprobe Techniques Ltd.

The Annual Gala to mark the release of The Parliamentary Review is hosted at The Palace of Westminster

The Annual Gala to mark the release of The Parliamentary Review is hosted at The Palace of Westminster

To mark the release of The Parliamentary Review, we have also been invited to attend the Annual Gala at the Palace of Westminster for the official release of the review, along with guest speakers who in the past have included England RFU Coach Eddie Jones, Rugby World Cup Winner Johnny Wilkinson, England and Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, former Home Secretary Amber Rudd & former Prime Minister Tony Blair.  This will be a fantastic showcase event that Scanprobe cannot wait to be a part of, and represent the drainage inspection industry at.  But for now, work begins on our submission into the Parliamentary Review itself!




Brexit: how are Scanprobe managing the unknown

Brexirt: how are Scanprobe managing the unknown

Back in May of this year, Scanprobe were approached by Bridget Summers at Footprint PR and asked to contribute a piece on Brexit to feature in the June edition of Drain Trader, with a view as to what it means to us currently and what we are doing to safeguard our business interests in amongst all of this uncertainty. Whilst a lot of the country are inevitably tired of hearing about politicians and self-professed experts speak about Brexit what seems like every day, we saw the opportunity as one of a few UK businesses who are UK-owned to give our perspective on this landmark in UK history as not just something interesting to partake in, but also to see how others in our industry align.  As the owner of the company, who better to give his and the company’s take on Brexit than our Managing Director, Jon Barry:

 

“To be honest we are growing very tired of hearing or reading about the “B word”.  Ever since it was created amongst the confusion of what it meant, what would happen and what wouldn’t happen it has been used as both a reason not to do something and an excuse as to why something has happened.  As we are still firmly in the EU for the time being, for us the problem sits strongly with the scaremongers (behind the politicians who we will just side-step for today) because until Brexit passes it is clear that we in the UK, as with the rest of the world, do not know the real implications of it.  Let’s not forget just how tragic the year 2000, aka Y2K, was meant to be, with planes falling from the sky, power stations melting down and so on.  But this does not mean that when the UK finally leaves that we will be at the front of the line waiting to complain about how bad it is, if indeed that is the case. We want to be as best prepared as possible.  And just to give you some context, I began writing this article in France, continued as we crossed over into Belgium, took a break in Holland and it was then completed in Germany as we travelled to a large international trade show to support one of our international distribution partners.

 

The latest date for Brexit is 31st October 2019

The latest date for Brexit is 31st October 2019

 

To be fair, long before “Brexit” was a glint in Peter Wilding’s eye, we were already on the road to preparation, simply because our product range is manufactured in the UK using British-made parts and labour in our Surrey-based factory.  This is where we see the true value in the term “family owned business”; it is not a term reserved solely for our marketing department to plaster all over their posters and videos, but instead it means that we have a vested interest in where our materials are sourced for a number of reasons, including but not exclusive to sustainability and quality.  Where possible this helps to keep production limitations within our control.  Obviously when it comes to selling to the European market no-one, including ourselves, know what the implications of Brexit will be, so we have been hard at work building a strong international distribution network spanning North America, South Africa & Europe helping to take our expanding product range to the wider international market.  We identified this as a key objective moving forward, simply because these partners have an absolute understanding of their respective markets, and we are fortunate enough to have aligned ourselves with partners who are also leading the way through market share and inventiveness.  Late last year we were also part of an EU trade initiative to Japan organised by the Department for International Trade as we look to break into the Asian market with our camera systems.  Having the support and organisation of the DIT was vital in this exercise as the cultural differences between our two countries is such that one wrong move could put an end to such a venture, but instead we had a team of people advising us of the correct customs, assisting us with translation and arranging networking events in order for us to maximise the opportunity.  Ultimately it was a very productive and enlightening trip for us, and hopefully has set us on our way to appointing our first distribution partner in Asia.

"Brexit - what now, what if, what ever" in the June edition of Drain Trader

“Brexit – what now, what if, what ever” in the June edition of Drain Trader magazine

 
When it comes to selling internationally, it is not always as simple as just putting the Scanprobe product range into different international markets, sometimes compromises need to be made in order to slot in seamlessly.  In our case we have allowed for our products to be re-branded in colour and/or name in order to meet with our distributors own brand and product naming strategy.  This relates directly back to my earlier point that these distributors know their markets completely, and how to approach their (prospective) customer base and how they are likely to best react.  Proof of this can be seen with how our latest push-rod camera system, the TrapJumper, has been received in the US through our distributor Spartan Tool LLC.  We worked closely with them when developing the name which both has a clear meaning to their market but at the same time is catchy for our own domestic market, and in order to meet with their company branding we manufacture it in their own distinctive deep red.  Since it was released in October 2018, the TrapJumper has sold over 300 units in America alone.
 
So to summarise, whilst it seems as though the majority of the country is nervously awaiting the day that the United Kingdom finally leaves the EU, at Scanprobe we are working hard to make sure that we can not only make the best of it, but find a way to work with it.  We take great pride in being a British company in terms of ownership, location and sourcing of materials, and this should be a pride that resonates across the country to make British products and services highly sought after for their quality and ingenuity.”
 

With the latest and seemingly final date for Brexit set for 31st October 2019, Scanprobe’s intentions are to make sure we are prepared for it as best as possible, rather than sit back and be amongst the first to complain about it.  Of course, with all of the uncertainty surrounding exactly what Brexit will mean to the people and businesses of the UK, and indeed the rest of Europe, it is almost impossible to prepare for it fully.

 

Come what may.




Cowboys Beware: there’s a new Sheriff in town…

It’s 2019, not the Wild West, but yet somehow cowboys are still a problem in today’s society.  Only in this case it is cowboy firms who are looking to trick the consumers with un-necessary work and fabricated activity.  And as the public are unlikely to know the great extent of the pipework residing beneath their property, it can be easy to confuse them with terminology and insist upon them that certain repair works must be carried out.  Especially if the reason they have called a company out is an emergency and they “just want to get it sorted”.

 

Cowboys Beware: There's a new Sheriff in town

With mina, we can help to eliminate cowboys from our industry and provide more confidence for the public

 

Much like taking your car to the garage to have a simple oil change, only to be told that you need to replace all four brake-pads and calipers, as well as refill the air freshener, whilst you weren’t expecting to hear that, you haven’t investigated for yourself, and how would you?  After all, they are the specialist in this field.  So ultimately you begrudgingly accept this additional and unexpected cost in order to get your vehicle back, but always wondering if there was actually a problem with the brakes.  Funnily enough, the drainage industry is very similar, as very rarely do you come across a member of the public who owns a drainage camera and frequently surveys their property, instead just assume that when it flushes, its gone somewhere else.

 

The problem comes when you hear of various stories where another company has been called out, either to supply another quote for repair/restoration works, only to survey the pipeline with a camera system to discover that the ‘cowboy’ quotation contains faults and issues that aren’t actually present in the pipeline at all, and whilst where it might simply need a jetting to clear a blockage, the ‘cowboy’ quotation cites the need to “use a mechanical cutter to remove a root intrusion, then fit a patch”.  Members of the Facebook group “Sewer men and proud” will recall frequent posts where their members highlight such fraudulent activities that they have come across where the customer has been given a quote for £thousands when upon their survey they have quoted £hundreds.

 

Using mina as part of your customer service can help restore customer’s faith, through 3 simple stages:

 

1) PROVE that there is an issue by showing the customer a live video of the inside of their pipeline on your iPhone or iPad

2) EXPLAIN the pipe network and where any work will need to take place using a digitally designed survey map on top of a Google Maps image

3) DISCUSS the issue(s) with the customer at the time of the survey, and provide them a full and thorough report there and then.

 

If any corrective work is required, they will have the confidence that you have performed a thorough survey and are more likely to ask you to go ahead and carry out the works.  The more companies using mina to help the public understand what needs to be done and why, the less room there is for cowboys to trick them.  Download mina today for free from the App Store to get started, and if you have an existing Maxprobe or TrapJumper control box you can arrange through the Scanprobe Service Team (service@scanprobe.com) to get a free update to enable the wireless connectivity and get the BRAND NEW mina survey reporting software.  All new units come with this as standard.




WinCan reports without the PC software? Yep…

From the moment there was a Maxprobe, there was WinCan’s pipeline inspection software embedded into it.  Paired with their office-based software suite, drainage professionals could use the Maxprobe push-rod camera system with WinCan embedded to compile the intricate details of their pipeline survey into a clear and concise WinCan report so to summarise their findings.  The industry was very happy with how WinCan’s solution slotted into the industry, but standing still is dangerous…

 

Print or send your WinCan survey reports direct from the Maxprobe to mina, our mobile app

Print or send your WinCan survey reports direct from the Maxprobe to mina, our mobile app, available as a free download from the App Store

 

So now it is 2019, and technology continues to evolve, and WinCan’s involvement with the Maxprobe range has continued to evolve with it, as Scanprobe introduce our latest innovation – the ability to create a full WinCan pipeline inspection report directly from the Maxprobe control box, and then to share it to your mobile device and from there to the customer!  The days of being tied to your desktop computer are no more, and neither are the delays to your customer whilst you compile the data and format your report, the Maxprobe control box does all of this for you at the click of a button.  Better yet, all of this great functionality is included as standard in all new Maxprobe units – NO SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED!

 

This latest update to the Maxprobe doesn’t stop there, as, using the mina survey free mobile app, the user is also able to create their own detailed survey map with industry standard icons, on top of a Google Maps overlay and then import this into their WinCan survey report.  Once you have imported your drawing in a matter of minutes, you can send your detailed WinCan report directly to your iPhone or iPad to then share with your customer or colleagues via any file sharing application you have installed on your device.  Suddenly your WinCan report has even greater detail and provides a deeper level of understanding to all stakeholders in the pipeline inspection project, from the end customer to the surveyor, all the way to the contractor.

 

So to summarise:

- FREE full WinCan reports
- FREE app

 

Saving you:

- time

- money

- effort

 

Standing still is dangerous, so we’re making sure our feet barely touch the ground!

 




mina is here to revolutionise the pipeline inspection industry!

Initially released in October 2018 at the No Dig Live trade exhibition, mina was showcasing it’s built-in pipeline inspection survey drawing package but hinted at a greater level of connectivity.  That greater level is here, as with this latest update mina now boasts the ability to connect your Apple iPhone or iPad to your Maxprobe (UK, RSA & Europe) or Explorer (USA) wirelessly.  And with this comes a brand new way to interact with your customers…

 

The connection options available with mina Survey

The connection options available with mina Survey

A wireless connection between the Maxprobe/Explorer has opened the doorway to streaming live video from your pipeline inspection system to your Apple mobile device, simply through the mina app, as well as enabling the user to send full WinCan or mina survey reports to the same device, to then share by whatever means the device has.  This could be anything from a simple email client, WhatsApp, Dropbox or GoogleDrive – any form of file transfer application, as well as the built-in services on Apple mobile devices.  This latest development of mina has removed the long delays usually incurred when waiting for the survey file to be delivered back to the office, processed into a readable format and then delivered to the end customer, a process which could take days and also involves the cost of the PC software.  With mina, the pipeline inspection engineer can complete this entire process on site in a matter of minutes, delivering a full WinCan or mina survey report to the customer, being able to explain any details face-to-face and closing off the job there and then.  And this is a completely free app!  As if this wasn’t enough, mina’s live streaming functionality enables the pipeline inspection engineer the opportunity to show their end customer a live image from inside their pipework without having to take them out to the manhole itself.  For the customers who are not aware of how the pipework system works, this feature removes any confusion about exactly what the problem(s) are, or gives a visual confirmation that any problems have been corrected, all from the comfort of an iPhone or iPad screen.

 

This is not the only customer-friendly feature of mina, as the built-in drawing package also serves to help everyone involved, both customers and colleagues, to understand the complexity of the pipeline inspection survey which has been undertaken.  After all, more often than not the pipelines are not in clear view, so to be able to provide a clear digital survey drawing on site in a matter of minutes will only serve to put your customer’s minds at ease.  Better still, connecting your Apple device to your Maxprobe via the FREE mina app enables you to integrate your drawing into your WinCan or mina survey report, adding additional clarity seamlessly!

 

So why not download your free copy of mina today from the App Store and add extra detail and value to your survey!




Maxprobe Print is completely un-PC…

Before you ask, no, Maxprobe Print is not an ‘inappropriate joke generator’, but it is still very much “un-PC”, and is the latest development fresh out of Scanprobe Techniques for 2019 designed to save customers both time and money.  Sounds too good to be true right?

 

Maxprobe Print empowers the engineer & speeds up the customer service

Maxprobe Print empowers the engineer & speeds up the customer service

Just as with the TrapJumper and our mobile application mina Survey, Maxprobe Print has been developed with the end user in mind, and looks to make their job that little bit easier.  After all, it’s 2019 and we, the human race, are just as impatient as we were last year, if not more so.  The news of the likes of Amazon using drones to deliver products same day has only served to heighten the consumers delivery expectations, as soon as we know we want it, we want it there and then.  So why in this day of streaming TV shows and films to your mobile phone, and even taking & making phone calls on your watch, should you have to wait for a engineer to take their pipeline survey away on a USB key back to the office, for someone at a computer to process the survey amongst the rest of their workload, and then send it back to the customer?  Maxprobe Print is the answer.

 

Once the engineer has completed their survey, using their Maxprobe Print enabled Maxprobe they can choose whether to send the survey report to their mobile device as a PDF and then share however they please to their customer or colleagues.  This can be via any sharing application that, in this example, the engineer has on their mobile device, so this could be WhatsApp, Dropbox, Google Drive, or simply their email application or send to a wireless printer.  From here to their customer or colleagues in a matter of minutes, Maxprobe Print cuts out the middle man and speeds up the entire process, whilst also making storage of their report even easier and less likely to live on the customer’s kitchen table or in a stuffy filing cabinet.

 

Maxprobe Print removes the need for a computer in order to process survey reports

Maxprobe Print removes the need for a computer in order to process survey reports

Empowering the engineer to deliver the pipeline inspection survey to the customer whilst still on site is just one of the benefits of Maxprobe Print, as we haven’t mentioned the survey reporting packages on the Maxprobe.  Seasoned Maxprobe users will know that the WinCan survey reporting platform has been embedded into the system since 2015, but still requiring the user to purchase the office software from WinCan in order to process the WinCan survey before distributing.  What the development of Maxprobe Print delivers is the ability to create a full WinCan report without the need for a PC or any additional software, not only saving time as mentioned above, but also saving money too.  But for those who currently enjoy the WinCan embedded experience using their PC, fear not, as this function is still very much a feature of the Maxprobe range.

 

How Maxprobe Print works is also incredibly simple and helpful for the engineer, as should they choose to send the report back to their mobile device before sending to their customer, the report is stored within the mina app.  Using the survey map drawing function (did we mention this is also free?) within the mina app adds even more value to your packaged up report, as once you have generated a quick but detailed survey map, you can send this drawing to the Maxprobe, and Maxprobe Print will package it up with your survey report before sending this to your mobile device.  Your WinCan or mina report will now have your drawing embedded within it, and coupled with your detailed report it will near on eliminate any confusion about the survey that has been completed.

 

We said Maxprobe Print has been developed to save customers both time and money, and we weren’t lying!




A bit of Maxprobe Maintenance results in a cash prize!

The maintenance of any piece of equipment is important to ensure a high quality of service and value for money, and why should your push-rod camera system be any different?  This was the question faced by Kieran, Kevin & Tim at Blockbusters in Sussex, with their large fleet of drainage survey vans recently each being fitted with a brand new Maxprobe pipeline inspection system in October 2018.  This is the latest investment in their infrastructure, and rightly they were keen to make sure that their workforce would keep the maintenance of their individual Maxprobe systems high on their priority list, after all, equipment maintenance costs money outside of warranty repairs. The question was, how?

 

The answer: competition.

 

UK Sales Manager Vernon Pain came up with the idea to accompany the sale of 12 brand new Maxprobe systems with two cash prizes, funded by Scanprobe, to be awarded to the teams with the Maxprobe’s in the best condition after 3 months of use, and needless to say the results were staggering.  Putting camera maintenance up the scale of importance lead to Vernon judging 12 very well maintained and cared-for Maxprobe cameras.  Ones that had been carefully cleaned after use, secured within their vans, and some even had been given clear and designated spaces within the engineer’s vans, rather than being crammed in anywhere possible.

 

Maxprobe Maintenance Checks being carried out by Vernon

Maxprobe Maintenance Checks being carried out by Vernon

 

Tim Hayes, one of the Directors at Blockbuster said “It’s worked out perfectly, with a man from the dig up team and one from the CCTV team each being awarded a prize. It just goes to show that you just need to show consideration for the equipment, and it’s not that hard”

Vernon looks to announce the winners of the Maxprobe Maintenance competition

Vernon looks to announce the winners of the Maxprobe Maintenance competition

The winners, Kallum & Ian were very happy to receive their prizes and certificate, and Vernon admitted “There wasn’t a great deal to choose between them, all of the lads have clearly looked after their Maxprobe’s very well.”

 

Vernon with the winners of the Maxprobe Maintenance competition, Ian (L) and Kallum (R)

Vernon with the winners of the Maxprobe Maintenance competition, Ian (L) and Kallum (R)

With maintenance and repairs taking vital equipment off the site and into the workshop, the simple upkeep of your machinery could not be more important.  A few maintenance tips  your Maxprobe (or TrapJumper) can be found below:

 

- Hose down and dry your push rod after each use

- Don’t use your push rod camera as a battering ram if you encounter a blockage!

- Make sure to wipe down the keyboard and monitor, and ensure it is dry before closing the control box

- Apply the handbrake when storing the camera

- Periodically apply electrical grease/WD40 to the connector between the camera head and the rod




Scanprobe Shortlisted for the Thames Valley Business and Community Awards!

That’s right, we’re successfully through to the awards ceremony for the Thames Valley Business and Community Awards 2019, as we compete with other companies for the title of SME of the Year!

 

Thames Valley Awards - We are shortlisted!

Thames Valley Awards – We are shortlisted!

 

The excitement and “non-stop” theme to 2018 continues as a this very welcome email landed in our inbox this morning from the Thames Valley Awards team, advising us that we had made the shortlist for the awards night, which had been whittled down from well over 300 nominees to under 150 across thirteen different categories.  In the SME of the Year category we face strong competition from twenty other companies across a wide range of industries in the Thames Valley catchment area, including IT support, solicitors, a HR firm and a sash window refurbishment company to name just a handful, so this goes to show that there is a lot of excitement and pride surrounding the work being carried out in this area of the country.

 

Christian Briggs, former head of internal affairs at Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce is again part of the judging panel and said: “Judging this year’s awards will be tough. Every entry is of a very high standard and each one is unique which makes the decision harder. I’m very proud of the quality of businesses that we have in this region and these awards give them the true recognition that they deserve.”

 

This is Scanprobe Techniques’ first involvement with the Thames Valley Business & Community Awards, and for us to make the shortlist really caps off a fantastic 2018 for the company which has seen us expand & strengthen our global distribution network, successfully launch some new and exciting products (including our first ever mobile app!) and really grow as a company.  With even more exciting developments planned for 2019, lets hope that our year gets off to the best possible start at the Thames Valley Business & Community Awards!  Wish us luck…




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