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NADC Members Save with a Maxprobe!

Free Accessories Kit for all NADC Members

 

Scanprobe Techniques Ltd are delighted to once more renew our membership with the NADC (National Association of Drainage Contractors) and help to support the strong work they carry out and instigate for our industry.

 

  • We believe the role of the NADC in making sure that the views of the drainage industry are put to Government, it’s agencies, local authorities and other relevant organisations is hugely important to the growth, sustainability and regulation of the drainage industry.  Their position of providing training and certification the members to help keep standards of practice high, whilst promoting such drainage professionals at all times is of equal importance, and this is why we are happy and proud to support their mission as a member. 
  • At Scanprobe we share the views of the NADC, and believe that supporting the regulation of the industry as well as supporting the industry full stop are very important, and as a manufacturer for drainage professionals for over 30 years we believe we have a responsibility to support the drainage industry, so along with renewing our membership for another year, we have put together a special offer purely for fellow NADC members.  That is why with every purchase of our Maxprobe push-rod camera system we are giving away our accessories kit for free, saving you £299!  This kit comes in a bespoke box, complete with 4 different skids, 3 different charging cables, spare connector covers, 2 camera spanners and a USB kit, helping you to get even more out of your Maxprobe system enabling you to tackle a wider range of jobs.

Contact us today to take advantage of this offer, or if you would like a free, no-obligation demonstration of the Maxprobe at sales@scanprobe.com




Milwaukee Tools Now In Stock

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.

 

 




Onwards and upwards for the Scanprobe and WinCan Partnership

Scanprobe and WinCan meet to discuss the exciting future prospects for the Maxprobe

Scanprobe and WinCan meet to discuss the exciting future prospects for the Maxprobe

Managing Director Jon Barry (2nd right) & Colin Sales (2nd left) from Scanprobe meet with Brad, Paul and Martin from WinCan, and the two companies discussed the plans for the future.  Scanprobe’s flagship product, the Maxprobe pipeline inspection system, has had WinCan’s reporting software embedded into it since 2014 and the partnership has grown from strength to strength.

 

Jon Barry, who has been the Managing Director of Scanprobe since 2003, said:

“These are exciting times for the future development of the Maxprobe, and I am delighted to have the weight of WinCan’s survey reporting software and expertise integrated into our pushrod camera system.  I believe this is a strong partnership in the drainage CCTV industry and gives us a real edge over our competition.”

 

The Scanprobe & WinCan reporting buttons on the Maxprobe

The Scanprobe & WinCan reporting buttons on the Maxprobe

Scanprobe travelled to WinCan’s Head Office in Woking to deliver the latest model Maxprobe pushrod camera system to them, as this is used as part of their on-site training program, educating users and potential users.  This gives them first-hand experience with how they can benefit from having the WinCan software embedded directly into the camera unit and entering the survey details whilst on site, meaning that when it comes to reporting their findings there is no need to re-write survey notes when they get back into the office.

 

WinCan understands that maintaining sewers starts with understanding the sewer conditions, and so their survey and reporting software makes it easy to collect detailed, standards-compliant inspection data. Their focus on innovation and productivity has made WinCan the industry’s most preferred sewer inspection software, with more than 8,500 licenses sold worldwide, and the shared dedication of these two companies to make strides in the industry make this an obvious partnership.

 

Exciting times ahead for Scanprobe and the Maxprobe…




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

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.

 

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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




Scanprobe Techniques joins the Marsden March

This Sunday just gone saw 5,500 walkers take to the streets to support the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity with their annual Marsden March, and we are very proud that our own Adam Jones was one of them.  Swapping the Scanprobe Servicing Department for the cold streets of South London, Adam, joined by his wife and friends, completed the 5 mile course and in doing so raised a whopping £1,115.00 (so far) for the charity, contributing to the overall fundraising total of £1,038,268.00 for the charity from this year’s event – a truly amazing collective achievement.

Scanprobe Royal Marsden March 2018

Adam (2nd from left) from Scanprobe raising money for The Royal Marsden Hospital

As with a lot of the walkers on the day, this charity has a particular connection with Adam and his team, as they have been supporting the charity through the efforts of “George and the Giant Pledge”, a fundraising drive by family friends Woody and Vicki whose 4 year old son George is currently battling cancer.  Having been supported fantastically by the NHS, they have been determined to help support this service and the fight against childhood cancer, and through “George and the Giant Pledge” aim to raise an astounding £1,000,000 for the Royal Marsden Hospital.

 

Speaking to Adam after the walk it was clear that the event was more than just about those walking the course, and in fact there came a great sense of community and awareness being generated for this hugely important cause.  Pubs on the route were handing out free (non-alcoholic!) drinks to participants, there were volunteers spanning the course before, during and after the event, and not to mention the hoards of supporters and well-wishers who came out in the chilly weather, and at the end the walkers were also treated to a live band.

 

Well done Adam, Suzanne, Alan & Jenny (and of course everyone else who took part!), and if you would like to support their collective cause for George and the Giant Pledge, you can donate here – no donation is too little for such a big cause.




Maxprobe Camera System Still Evolving!

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.

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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 the appointment of UK Sales Manager

Scanprobe are proud to announce the appointment of Mr Vernon Pain to head the UK Sales team.

 

Scanprobe announce the appointment of UK Sales Manager

Vernon has worked for Scanprobe in the capacity of the Northern UK Sales Manager for the last 3 years with impressive results, breaking all previous records on sales of the Maxprobe push rod camera range including securing new business with national companies. As a business owner previously, he understands and implements top quality customer service to match Scanprobe’s top quality products.

Born in Surrey, he has spent  time in Saudi Arabia, 14 years in Australia, 15 years in the USA, returning to Surrey 5 years ago bringing global corporate experience to Scanprobe’s management team.

Vernon says, ‘ the team at Scanprobe have been very good to me, there couldn’t be a better time to take on this role, with so many exciting innovations and new products undergoing final testing. I look forward to making new friends and helping as many people and companies as possible with their CCTV camera needs for many years to come.’

The Scanprobe MD, Mr Jon Barry says, ‘  When Vernon originally accepted the position of Northern sales manager 3 years ago, I knew he was taking on a challenging task to increase Scanprobe’s  presence in the top half of the UK in addition to going up against quality and well established competitors. Vernon embraced this challenge and more then  than exceeded my expectations’

 

Together, The Scanprobe team are looking forward to continue to strategically grow both in the UK and globally. 

  

For further details please contact: vernon@scanprobe.com or call 07786 251621




Amazing New Leasing Deals For Maxprobe CCTV System

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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.

 

 




Scanprobe Announce Partnership With American Tool Company Spartan

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

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




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