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WinCan reports without the PC software? Yep…


Posted on: March 18th, 2019

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!


Posted on: February 18th, 2019

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…


Posted on: February 1st, 2019

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!



The TrapJumper Launches at No Dig Live 2018


Posted on: September 25th, 2018

This year’s No Dig Live was an even bigger event for Scanprobe as we launched the TrapJumper push rod camera live on the stand!

Bob's Drainage Co. have a TrapJumper in their vans!

Bob’s Drainage Co. have a TrapJumper in their vans!

With No Dig Live 2018 being a landmark event on the trenchless technology events calendar, this was always going to be the best place to launch our latest innovation into the pipeline inspection industry – the TrapJumper.  Designed to be flexible enough to handle tight bends and traps whilst still being strong enough to push the distance, we see the TrapJumper as a great addition to any pipeline inspection engineers toolkit.  The demo pipe rig was a popular feature on our stand and you could frequently hear the TrapJumper camera being pushed successfully around the cast-iron pipe across the span of the event.

 

One of the main functions of the TrapJumper which makes it different from other cameras in the industry is that it is fully compatible with the existing Maxprobe control box, meaning that current Maxprobe users will not need to spend extra to get another box – instead plug in and carry on.  Together with the portable design, the TrapJumper is very convenient to transport, with it’s compact fold-away frame, flip-down spring-loaded handle and lightweight construction, you can carry it in one hand and carry the control box in the other.

 

With 40m of rod on the reel, the TrapJumper is able to push the distance, whilst being able to manoeuvre through tight trap bends when pushed from a height.  Born from the need for drainage engineers to complete a pipeline survey rather than abandon it when their standard push-rod camera approached a tight bend, the TrapJumper means you can continue where you might previously have been forced to stop.

 

As with the rest of the Maxprobe range, the TrapJumper has the same expected functions including a self-levelling camera, camera and frame rated to IP64 and a sonde located within the camera head for both accuracy and sonde protection.

 

For more information or to arrange a demonstration of the TrapJumper please get in contact with our UK Sales Manager or visit our LinkedIn page to see more content.

 

#TrapJumper



Milwaukee Tools Now In Stock


Posted on: April 3rd, 2018

We are delighted to announce that we are now stocking and supplying Milwaukee Tools to add to our extensive range of Renoline drain cleaning machinery.

 

Milwaukee Tools now available from Renoline

Milwaukee Tools now available from Renoline

 

Since the company began in 1924, Milwaukee Tools has been leading the industry in both durability and performance. Milwaukee continues to lead with a focus on providing innovative, trade-specific solutions, and it is this very reason as to why we are delighted to bring them on board.  Having taken the feedback from our customers on the Milwaukee Tools range, in particular the cordless functionality which is favoured for the safety aspect.  This function is also supported by their leadership in LITHIUM-ION battery technology, time-saving accessories or innovative hand tool products, Milwaukee Tools is dedicated to delivering a steady stream of advanced solutions for the trades that offer increased productivity and unmatched durability.

 

The addition of Milwaukee Tools into the Renoline portfolio fills a cordless tool-shaped gap that our customers have been looking for us to fill, and at great value for money too we are delighted to be able to offer their drain cleaning range.

 

If you would like to know more, or if you would like to request an in-house demonstration, please feel free to contact the Renoline team on sales@renoline.co.uk.

 

 



Maxprobe Web Ready Capability – “Pipe to Pocket” in an instant


Posted on: January 16th, 2017

Web Ready is WinCan’s latest initiative that allows direct connection & upload of CCTV data to WinCan Web and this capability now comes as an integral part of the Maxprobe pipe inspection system range from Scanprobe. WinCan Web is a cloud transfer & delivery tool for CCTV inspection data. This could be upload & delivery of finalised inspection data from WinCan VX or transfer of data directly from WinCan Embedded hardware. No burning, postage, hunting for lost DVD’s, software installation or worries about codec playback issues. Simply upload & publish the report to the client. Once published the client has access on any device, anytime, anywhere…. Web intelligently switches from desktop view to mobile view so project access is simply on your desk or in your pocket.

web ready Maxprobe web ready2

For many years WinCan Embedded has allowed industry standard data input on site incorporated into camera system hardware. No PC or further Licences required. Data transfer was then done manually to the office based WinCan licence by USB memory stick. For some clients this lag in delivery has become an important issue. Speed from site survey to client report delivery needed improving. Adding the functionality of Web Ready to WinCan Embedded has moved things on to the next step… it’s moved online!

Web Ready allows connection to WinCan Web with remote upload from any location with Internet access. Simply complete the project in the normal way using WinCan Embedded then instead of exporting the job to USB stick simply upload to WinCan Web. The project can then be published to customer for review of Video, downloaded to office for pre delivery QA or stored in the cloud for security & peace of mind. Immediate delivery from site is now a simple integrated process.

Look out for systems supporting the Web Ready feature to ensure speedy cloud delivery direct from any location.

 

Web Ready, it’s the only way to go and currently Scanprobe are the only manufacturer to offer the ability to push survey information directly to WinCan WEB for the push camera itself!

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For more information on our Maxprobe pipe inspection system range and WinCan Web Ready please contact our Sales team on 0203 253 2001



Maxprobe Drain Camera Range


Posted on: November 29th, 2016

 

The ground breaking Maxprobe drain camera from Scanprobe is now available in 4 additional models providing a range of options to better match Customer requirements. Maxprobe systems come with a variety of camera heads to suit all different pipe sizes, the latest version is the MP44 which has an integrated locator and comes as standard on the Maxprobe, Maxprobe XL and Maxprobe 120. Its key features are:

 

  • High resolution colour camera which produces high-quality image data.
  • Camera resolution  –  600 TVL Colour
  • Super bright LED illumination
  • Low LUX sensitivity giving outstanding image quality in low light
  • Robust design
  • Self levelling camera head
  • Switchable location transmitter
  • Stainless steel construction
  • CAN bus interface – CAN (controller area network) bus is a vehicle bus standard designed to allow micro controllers and devices to communicate with each other within the unit without a host computer.

 

The standard Maxprobe System comes with a 60 metre 12mm push rod coiler with the following features:

 

  • WinCan embedded reporting software (industry standard)
  • WinCan web ready (reports can be uploaded to a WinCan dropbox via WIFI or 4G connectivity)
  • HDD 32GB – 1TB (Hard disk capacity to suit requirements)
  • Li-ion battery 9+ hours
  • WIFI enabled
  • 4G enabled
  • ICC 10.4” LCD – Daylight readable screen
  • IP64 open and closed (dust and water resistant)

 

Maxprobe drain camera system

 

The additional Maxprobe models in the range provide flexible coiler options as follows:

 

Maxprobe Micro

  • 40 metres 5mm push rod

 

Maxprobe Lite

  • 40-60 metres 12mm push rod

 

Maxprobe XL

  • 100 metres  12mm push rod

 

Maxprobe 120

  • 120 metres 14mm push rod

 

Contact the Sales team now for a no obligation quotation UK wide

 

 

 

 

 

 



New Micro Inversion Drum from Renoline


Posted on: November 29th, 2016

The new micro inversion drum from Renoline is the smallest, lightest air inversion drum on the market! Weighing in at just 15kg this lightweight and portable piece of kit is a must have for 100mm to 150mm diameter drain liners.

 

  • 15kg in weight
  • Large viewing window
  • Suitable for 100mm to 150mm diameter liners
  • Removable lid for easy installation of inversion liner or inflation hose
  • Holds 50 metres of inflation hose or 15 metres of blow-in inversion liner

 

Micro Inversion Drum from Renoline

 

See our website www.renoline.co.uk for the full range of drain lining and patch materials or contact Andy Booth on 0203 253 2001 for further details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Why MaxProbe?


Posted on: July 4th, 2015

Latest innovation.

 

For the past 3 years the Scanprobe Technical team have had meetings and put their creative and brilliant ideas together to design a CCTV drainage system that will shape the future.  From their company headquarters in Surrey, the Maxprobe was born.

 

Unlike current Units on the market, the Maxprobe offers updatable software, so your system will never be left behind with the fast pace of technology.

 

How is this going to benefit yourselves as customers you ask?

 

 

maxprobe pushrod drain system

Maxprobe Pipe Inspection System with Wincan Embedded Reporting Software as standard

The idea was born by Scanprobe’s in house research and development technical technician Alex Rose. At the start he had the idea and pushed for longevity in a system that always offer the latest software similar to a pc. This means if you require personal touches it can be done via the click of a button. Updates from Wincan V8, Wincan VX all updated as standard.

 

This also means that we don’t sit still and always look to improve the Maxprobe’s usability (with updates offered via email) you can keep up to date with the latest and most innovative software offered to the drainage community. 

 

One of the main issues to come to the design table was being able to see the picture in direct sunshine. “We’re constantly having to shield the monitor with our jackets” said Toby Green (the head of Scanprobe CCTV on-site surveying team).

With this in mind the design team at Scanprobe tested in excess of 50 LCD screens to find the most suited to the harsh conditions of the drainage world. The 10.4” sunlight-readable screen was a revelation, not only was it larger than most competitors, it offered a fantastic image when viewed in direct sunlight.

 

The next problem faced by the team was the issue of rain and snow. “It has to be waterproof to at least IP54” demanded Harry (the head of Scanprobe’s customer service dept). With this issue in mind the keypad was the first to embrace the changes required. Existing units on the market have kept the old membrane design. Which is fine for ingress protection but very slow and antiquated when typing.

 

The first option Scanprobe discussed was touch screen. Excellent in clean dry conditions but, (as we all know!) drainage is far from clean and certainly not dry. Let’s be clear having engineers taking off their gloves to touch screens in the field of drainage is completely ludicrous. Also if touch screens get wet the text/image will become unstable making the unit impractical and profitless. After much deliberation, a fully waterproof rubber qwerty keypad was decided on. This gives you the advantage of typing quickly and easily with the confidence that rain and snow won’t affect its usability.

 

After sealing the LCD screen and some other modifications, not only did the Maxprobe pass IP54 testing it was given an IP64 tested certificate.

maxprobe screens

Storage was the next hurdle. The common denominator was which device would offer the best recording facility. A lot of the discussion was based on the issues of reliability. With this in mind the team agreed a solid-state drive was the most unassailable option. So 32gb of internal storage would be offered as standard with the option to increase this to 1 terabyte. With regard to exporting data, the team decided to offer as much choice as possible. With this in mind X2 USB ports, X1 SD port, an Ethernet port and Wi-Fi was installed as standard.

 

The Wi-Fi offers the concept of emailing complete surveys direct to the client via a cloud for them to download to their PC. This is something Scanprobe is working closely with Win-can over and hope to release this shortly.

 

 

Welcome to the world of Maxprobe! With its Futureproof capabilities, stunning range of embedded surveying software and truly next generation style and feel, buying the Maxprobe is just the start. Come on the technical journey with us and the Maxprobe will be the last camera you will need to purchase.

 



Rat Blocker – Environmentally Friendly Rat Prevention System For Drains & Sewers


Posted on: June 11th, 2015
Rat Blocker

Rat Blocker

The Rat Blocker is an environmentally friendly system designed specifically to prevent rats from entering houses and commercial buildings through the drainage system and sewer pipes. By installing the Rat Blocker, the pipes are also protected from damage caused by rats. Rats that are already inside the drainage pipes or sewer system can get out without a problem but cannot return into the system. The system will also prevent frogs from entering the pipework.

 

Renoline will be stocking Rat Blockers in all sizes up to 250 mm – also for lined pipes and back flow preventers. They are produced from Marine Grade Stainless Steel AISI 316 and have gone through thorough testing and EU-approval. Furthermore it is patented worldwide and as can be seen from the following video it is very straightforward to install – it takes longer to remove the lid to the well than it does to actually install the Rat Blocker.

 

 

Every year thousands of hotels, restaurants, canteens and cafés are closed due to rat problems resulting in loss of money and reputation. This could be avoided by installing a Rat Blocker and furthermore rats are a source of water contamination and spread diseases. This is an inexpensive and environmentally friendly way of preventing rat attacks which in 95 % of cases originate from the sewers. This is also a way of reducing the use of poison which according to a UK study 75 % of rats are now resistant to.

Fitting the Rat Blocker into a conical well

Attach the telescopic arm and fit the Rat Blocker into a conical well

 

If you would like to order the Rat Blocker please contact Andy at Renoline on 0203 253 2001



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