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PlumbDrain, Johannesburg: on the stand with Octopus Electronics


Posted on: August 21st, 2018

The latest stop in our whirlwind 2018 calendar saw UK Sales Manager Vernon Pain invited to attend PlumbDrain Africa 2018 with our new South African distribution partners, Octopus Electronics.

PlumbDrain 2018 South Africa with Octopus Electronics

PlumbDrain 2018 Africa with Octopus Electronics

Only a matter of weeks had gone by since our two companies had come together to take the Maxprobe to the South African market, for which we had jumped into action having the frames custom painted to suit the market, and our UK Sales Manager Vernon Pain has just returned from Johannesburg where he joined Matthew, Alan and Marianne from Octopus Electronics on their stand at the PlumbDrain exhibition for the whole 3 days.  Having seemingly decided that he hadn’t had enough of nice, hot, sunny weather Vernon was in for an extended summer whilst in the UK we became reacquainted with the rain we used to know so very well.

 

“The weather was fantastic, and so was the trip too to be fair, even if I was a bit tired when I arrived at 6:20am after leaving the UK at 9pm the previous night!”

 

Journey completed, Vernon went straight to PlumbDrain to meet Marianne & the guys to help set up, and when the doors opened the floodgates opened.

 

“It was the same all three days…all three mornings were very busy.  The Maxprobe was getting some great attention and we even managed to make a sale directly on the stand which was a perfect start to our relationship with Octopus Electronics.”

 

Vernon continued:

 

“It was a very impressive show, bigger than your average English show, and I think what helped our cause over the three days was the sheer positivity and enthusiasm shown by the team from Octopus Electronics.  They all made me feel very welcome from the word go and I was really able to enjoy my first experience of PlumbDrain and the South African marketplace.”

 

When the show closed on Friday afternoon there was no rest for Vernon, as he was back to the airport and on a flight home to London Heathrow, and finally getting home at the eye-rubbing time of 5:15am, but there’s been no sign of grumbling!

 

“It was a great experience for me, I’ve learnt a lot about their market and operation, and we took some very strong enquiries over the course of the PlumbDrain exhibition, it looks like the Maxprobe has been very well received!”



Maxprobe distribution extends to South Africa


Posted on: August 15th, 2018

Scanprobe Techniques are delighted to announce our new distribution partnership with one of the leading distributors, repair facilities and rental agent for CCTV push rod camera and crawler camera systems for pipeline inspection solutions in South Africa, Octopus Electronics to distribute our flagship model push-rod camera, the Maxprobe.  This new distribution partnership marks the company’s first venture into Africa, and Scanprobe are excited at the opportunities that this partnership with a company with over 20 years’ experience in the industry presents.

 

Octopus Electronics Teams Up with Scanprobe

Octopus Electronics is the latest distribution partner to join up with Scanprobe Techniques

Jon Barry, Managing Director of Scanprobe Techniques, says of the new distribution partnership:

 

This partnership speaks volumes about the strength and the direction of Scanprobe Techniques Ltd as a business.  The fact that we are now actively expanding our distribution network into Africa, with all the opportunities that this will bring shows you we are going in the right direction.  From meeting with Trevor I could see immediately that he is a driven man and he is pushing to make Octopus Electronics the place to go to for push-rod CCTV systems, and we firmly believe that the Maxprobe is a fantastic product to help him achieve this.”

 

UK Sales Manager Vernon Pain was key in identifying Octopus Electronics as a potential distribution partner, and he was equally optimistic:

 

Having spoken at great lengths with Trevor about the South African drainage market I am certain that the Maxprobe will be a great fit into their markets.  It is built not just to put an image on a screen but to handle the abrasive materials and surfaces we come across, and also to make the lives of the drainage engineer as easy as possible.  This is not just any old push-rod camera system!”

 

Vernon will be supporting Octopus Electronics on their stand at PlumbDrain Africa 2018 in Johannesburg from Wednesday 15th September to Friday 18th September, so if you are over for the show make sure to visit them in Hall 6, Stand F17!



Meeting Our Distribution Partner – Utility Support Ltd


Posted on: July 13th, 2018
Utility Support Ltd, joined the Scanprobe Techniques distribution network in July 2018

Utility Support Ltd, joined the Scanprobe Techniques distribution network in July 2018

It’s been a busy few weeks for us here at Scanprobe as our distribution network grows, and we’ve been talking to Jon Shelton at Utility Support Ltd to find out a little bit about what attracted him and his business partner Lawrence Kieran to the industry and also to partner with Scanprobe Techniques:

 

Having began his career in the drainage industry back in 1984, working in the lining and CIPP area, so with Lawrence, through Utility Support Ltd he joins us with over 30 years of experience.  When asked what made him want to start out on his own, Jon replied candidly “It may sound ‘cheesy’ but Loll (Lawrence) and I wanted to use our knowledge and experience to help and support contractors working in the water industry.”  Having worked with such contractors throughout their careers date it is clear that they both not only understand the industry, but also the problems that can cause drainage contractors issues, and they clearly feel that within our distribution network they will be able to support them to the high standards they would expect themselves.  Jon and Lawrence have joined forces to create Utility Support Ltd, of which he said “By coming together and using over 30 years of combined knowledge and experience in all aspects of drain cleaning, CCTV and pipe repair we feel we are suitably qualified to offer this support service.

 

The obvious quality of the Maxprobe system” Jon remarked when asked about what he sees as a key differentiator between Scanprobe and the rest of the competition.  “Its ease of use, including the most upto date technology and all at an affordable price makes it a system I would be happy to promote and sell.” – words we are very happy to be able to quote!  He continued “We have considered many options for ‘partnering’ but feel combination of Scanprobe’s wide range of products and services, innovative thinking and willing support, they were the ideal partner to team up with.

 

From our side we could not be happier to welcome Jon & Lawrence, as Utility Support Ltd into our distribution family; their passion for the industry is more than apparent and they are already a trusted resource to all of the contacts they have built over the span of their careers.  It is clear that their experience and enthusiasm is a very strong asset, and we all look forward to the future with our new distribution partner.



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. 

 

 



Scanprobe Announce Partnership With American Tool Company Spartan


Posted on: April 20th, 2017

Scanprobe Spartan PartnershipScanprobe are pleased to announce a partnership with American Tool Company Spartan who are now distributing the Scanprobe manufactured Maxprobe CCTV camera range in every state of America and all terittories of Canada. The range has been rebranded Explorer for the North American market.

Spartan Tool was founded in 1943 and manufacturers professional grade sewer & drain cleaning equipment. They are based in Illinois and Michigan, USA.

Spartan Tool had been looking for a drain line inspection system with advanced technology to expand its sewer camera line and they were attracted to the Maxprobe range for its modular innovative design, robust construction and updateable software which they believe will resonate with North American consumers. The WinCan software is an additional advantage that uniquely allows a survey report to be sent directly to the cloud, where it can be downloaded and viewed anywhere in the world.

Spartan Explorer range

The Explorer range was launched at the The Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show (WWETT) in Indianapolis, Indiana, which is the world’s largest annual trade show for the environmental service profession.

Jon Barry MD said “im very pleased to be working so closely to a global company of Spartan’s standing and I am looking forward to a long and succesful partnership”.

Jon and Kevin at WWETT

 

Pictured above are Jon Barry MD of Scanprobe Techniques Ltd and Kevin Walsh President of Spartan Tool Company at the end of an overwhelmingly successful Exhibition at the WWETT 2017 – also pictured below are some of the Spartan Territory Managers.

Clive Flegg and Spartan Territory Managers at WWETT

 

 



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



CCTV Drain Camera Sales Boosted By The Maxprobe


Posted on: April 29th, 2016

CCTV Drain Camera sales at Scanprobe continue to show strong growth in 2016, boosted by the award winning Maxprobe pipe inspection system which has made such a strong impact since it’s launch last year. The latest consignment of 19 Maxprobe drain camera systems have now been successfully delivered to a well known national hire company.

CCTV drain camera

The process started in June 2015 with the question to Vernon Pain, Sales Manager at Scanprobe “so what makes your camera better than everyone else’s?” The Commercial Director must have been impressed with the response and a month later Scanprobe were presenting the Maxprobe to their purchasing team. Over the next 4 months they looked at and compared our competitors’ products to the Maxprobe whilst maintaining regular communication with us and their Senior Supply Chain Manager paid a visit to our Kenley facility to inspect each area of our business.

We are pleased to announce that the Maxprobe proved to be the best product for a plant hire company who really know their business. They wanted a CCTV drain camera that is durable, easy to use, simple to maintain and can be used in inclement weather whilst giving a great return on their investment.

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At the conclusion of the deal Vernon remarked “patience paid dividends, sometimes it takes 11 months to earn a company’s business! We look forward to building a strong partnership with our new friends and being the first choice for their future needs”

If you would like to arrange a demonstration of the Maxprobe please contact our Sales Team on 0203 253 2001.

 



Scanprobe Partner With MetroRod


Posted on: March 18th, 2016

Scanprobe are pleased to have partnered with MetroRod (Surrey & Kent). Tony Jeeves, Managing Director selected the Maxprobe CCTV system after extensive testing of both the system and the new Wincan VX software.

metrorod maxprobe

 

To find out more regarding the Maxprobe CCTV system please call us on 0203 253 2001 or click here for technical specification.

 



Thames Water invest in ‘intuitive’ Maxprobes


Posted on: March 7th, 2016

After extensive and rigorous trials of numerous market leading drainage CCTV inspection systems, Scanprobe is proud to announce Thames Water has now chosen and taken delivery of 16 Maxprobe drain line inspection systems.

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A representative of the field service waste division of Thames Water stated that the Maxprobe was “by far the most intuitive and professional system on the market” and the WinCan software interface is the most “user friendly” system he has used. He also stated that he is looking forward to using the live reporting feature.

Thames Water Maxprobe

 

The Maxprobe is now Wincan VX ready. IP64 rated with a 9hr+ LI-On  battery, 10.4 inch day light readable screen and 60 meters of rod which will genuinely push 60 metres along with a myriad of advanced features. An unique feature of the Maxprobe is the ability to have the latest software updates on a regular basis, which means that the Maxprobe will always be working with the most modern software technology, where other manufactures systems software will only be current for a limited time.

Jon Barry, MD of Scanprobe Techniques Ltd, said: “The Team at Scanprobe is proud to be associated with one of the main water companies in the United Kingdom and we are sure that the Maxprobe can only be an asset and enhancement to Thames Water’s  drainage divisions.”

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For further advice and information on any of the Scanprobe products please contact Scanprobe at sales@scanprobe.com or call 02032532001.



Scanprobe partner with Clearfirst of Alfreton, Derbyshire


Posted on: February 22nd, 2016

Scanprobe are very pleased to partner with Clearfirst of Alfreton in Derbyshire equipping their fleet with the best drain survey cameras. They will be utilising the Maxprobe’s superb features to provide their customers with clear information, video and images.

Maxprobe Clearfirst

Staff at Clearfirst take delivery of 8 new Maxprobe pipe inspection systems

We believe the Maxprobe to be the ultimate system, suitable for pipe sizes 17mm up to 450mm Ø. Two years in development, working with engineers from drainage companies, utilities, local authorities and franchises have culminated in the birth of what we think is the future of pipe inspection systems. The MaxProbe is packed with innovative and helpful features to enhance user efficiency and provides everything you need to carry out a professional drainage survey.

To find out more call us on 0203 253 2001 or click here for technical specification.



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