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How to “WinCan” with the Maxprobe


Posted on: October 10th, 2019

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!


Posted on: October 7th, 2019

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…



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!



Push Rod Cameras: the difference between expensive and not fit for purpose


Posted on: March 8th, 2018

The terms “expensive” and “not fit for purpose” are generally polar-opposites, and so the differences are likely to be many, much the same as if we had replaced the term “not fit for purpose” with “cheap”.  But whilst “expensive” is an emotive term generally used when talking about a lot of money in comparison to another option, “not fit for purpose” is damning; it cannot do the job we need it to.  This then falls into the category “waste of money”, no matter how comparatively less.

 

So how can you make sure that you are spending money wisely when it comes to a push rod camera?

 Maxprobe Push Rod Camera

Maxprobe Push Rod Camera

 

At Scanprobe Techniques, to date we have invested over £1,000,000 and 4 years into the development of our Maxprobe push rod camera systems as we focus on manufacturing and supplying a product that we can be proud of, and importantly our customers can rely on.  We are always calling on our 30+ years of experience in the CCTV inspection systems industry to ensure that our products not only talk-the-talk but also walk-the-walk, and this comes from interacting with our customers and reacting to their comments and concerns.  This is why we are continuously updating and adapting our flagship product, the Maxprobe, to optimise it for efficient use in the field, and we have taken particular care to these areas:

 

The Camera

These cameras are going into some dark and murky places, and unfortunately the level of which cannot be guaranteed.  Not a problem, as with our 600 TVL colour camera and our brightness-adjustable 5th generation SMD LED lighting you are able to adapt to whatever you encounter.  Not to mention the ability to capture snapshots and of course the self-levelling camera, all of which ensure that once you have located the issue in the pipe, you are best prepared to identify and rectify it.

 

Scanprobe push rod camera

The Maxprobe camera with Sonde transmitter and LED lighting

The Rod

Now, this element should not just be viewed as “just a cable”, as it is vital in terms of delivering the video from the camera to the display, but also (and commonly forgotten) it needs to be durable enough to not only withstand the variable terrain that it is pushed through, but also it needs to be flexible yet strong enough to handle being pushed up to 120 meters without kinking or curling up within the pipe.  If either of these happen, your 120 meter length rod is not fit for purpose, and so our Maxprobe range has a variety of different diameter cables to ensure the distance you need is the distance you can get.

 

The Monitor

Being able to see what your push rod camera is detecting is clearly important, and not only does the Maxprobe boast the largest monitor in the industry, but it is also perfectly sunlight readable to the point where you could shine a torch directly at the screen (we’ve done this, it’s how we demonstrate it!) and still see your camera image perfectly.  No longer will you need to position a jacket over your head and then over the monitor to block out the sun!

Sunlight readable display on the Maxprobe push rod camera

Maxprobe monitor with daylight readable clear display

 

Position of the Sonde Controls

Whilst the controls for the Sonde are commonly found on the camera head under the skid on the Sonde itself, ours is helpfully located on the framework of the reel, so it can be turned on and off quickly and simply.  Whilst this can seem a frivolous benefit, we understand that our push rod camera systems are not always being used in the most friendly of situations so ease of use for the operatives and also keeping the switch away from danger of damage have been considered.

Position of the Sonde activation switch on the Maxprobe push rod camera

Activation switch for the Sonde transmitter

The Software

How do you want to record/report your survey findings?  With the Maxprobe push rod camera you can generate a WinCan survey (we are the only U.K. based company who can offer WinCan Web included), pre-built survey template, on-site audio report, the Maxprobe can do all of these as standard.  And the operation of this software is user-friendly and straight forward to follow.

 

An example WinCan drain survey report

An example WinCan drain survey report

The Range

Not all drainage systems are the same, be they industrial, commercial or residential, and so along with having a range of skids to suit the pipework you are surveying it is also important to have a range of push rod camera systems.  The flexibility and manoeuvrability of the Maxprobe Lite all the way up to the distance and durability of the Maxprobe 120 means we have everything you need to make sure the investment that you make in a Scanprobe push rod camera system is a good one.

 

Do you have a push rod camera requirement and would like to discuss this with us.  Contact our sales team today – sales@scanprobe.com



Maxprobe Camera System Still Evolving!


Posted on: February 1st, 2018

The Maxprobe camera system is an evolving unit that changes constantly. Initially when launched in 2015 the unit had a standard camera head compared to today’s standard. Since January of 2017 the camera head was upgraded to a 44mm self-leveller with integral sonde within the camera housing that provides traceability up to 4mtrs deep. The Sonde itself is encapsulated in the main camera body for product robustness and compact design, rather than exposed to damage in a spring behind the camera head or potted in bulky connectors.

maxprobe camera system

We currently provide two frequencies – 33 kHz a UK standard and 512Hz (which has improved results in cast iron pipes). We recommend the C-scope MXL4 receiver to trace our equipment, as these provide the best results.

Currently, we are testing a Controller Area Network BUS system which will control numerous operational and inspection functions, allowing us to explore 3D pipe scanning and mapping. Scanprobe is also looking to develop software, as we realise that premium drainage companies are moving more into software technology when carrying out an inspection survey and are now demanding a level of technology never seen in the industry before.

Software companies like Wincan offer surveying package’s which can incorporate all manner of tracing and mapping information. With the introduction of 4G into the Maxprobe box, all surveys can be carried out on-site and sent direct to the client or office via Wincan web. Scanprobe pioneered the first camera inspection system to incorporate Wincan web and are enjoying fantastic reviews on this cutting edge technology. We feel we’ve only just scratched the surface of what can be achieved. We see the future of surveying, where all the pipes are laid out on a map in 3D with all the information (size, material, length) tagged next to each run giving water authorities a complete layout of their waste systems. Once the information has been gathered from around the country, a national waste grid system can be established. This is some way off, but the objective of Scanprobe Techniques is to provide the tools in which this can be achieved.

The latest project due for release is The Maxprobe Atex push rod system (zone 1) which is scheduled for release this year. This will give users the peace of mind to inspect, survey and trace pipes in hazardous areas with a fully independently certified inspection system.

We are constantly monitoring the needs of our customers and (without giving too much away), the future of our Maxprobe looks fantastic. We will be pushing the boundaries of inspection, tracing, mapping software coupled with reliability and durability over the coming years, so watch this space. 

 

 



Amazing New Leasing Deals For Maxprobe CCTV System


Posted on: January 12th, 2018

maxprobe cctv systemMaxprobe cctv system

The ultimate pipeline inspection unit

 

60 metres of upgraded 12mm pushrod as standard strong and rigid, allowing full use of the 60m reel

Innovative easy-mount MaxProbe to coiler interface allows the user to operate the MaxProbe from a comfortable height

 

Features include;

 

- Suitable for pipe sizes 50mm up to 300mm

- Embedded Wincan reporting software included also to the cloud

- Future-proof software updates

- Bespoke inbuilt Scanprobe reporting software as standard

- 10.4″ Super-bright sunlight readable LCD display with auto brightness

- Battery: Rechargeable with up to 9 hours running time

- Flexible power saving options

- Charging: via mains 100-240VAC or in-vehicle 12VDC

 

For more information on the Maxprobe CCTV System call: Vernon Pain on 0203 2532001 email: sales@scanprobe.com

Scanprobe Techniques Ltd, Unit 11 Kenley Trade Park Old Barn Lane, Kenley, Surrey, CR8 5AU

 

Great Leasing deals available from our partners at Kennet Equipment Leasing:

 

Lease from as little as £51.24 per week over 3 years*

Lease from as little as £40.10 per week over 4 years*

Lease from as little as £33.44 per week over 5 years*

 

Leasing
* Subject to status. All prices exclude VAT. Prices quoted based on established business . Finance provided by Kennet Equipment Leasing who is authorised by the FCA for the purposes of agreements governed by the Consumer Credit Act 1974. FRN 676027.. Unit price £6395 plus VAT based on a 5 year lease.

 

 



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.

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Renoline Inversion Kit Offer


Posted on: March 16th, 2016

This Inversion Kit is the complete Renoline installation package for lining pipe diameters 100mm Ø – 150mm Ø. Why spend more when you can save on buying the complete inversion kit, everything  you need to set up for drain lining on your van.

 

£3350.00 plus VAT

 

inversion kit

 

PACK INCLUDES:

·         Impregnating Machine

·         240v Compressor

·         50mx100mm Ø Inflation Hose

·         50mx100mm Ø Superliner

·         3x20kg Open Top Kegs polyester resin)

·         5kg Accelerator

·         5kg Activator

·         2x Clamp Sets

·         2x Measuring Jugs

·         Large Funnel

·         Mixing Paddle

·         2x Buckets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you would like further product details please contact  Renoline sales or call 0203 253 2001.



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