Friday, September 25, 2015

THE SHOOTER® is the original continuous air-inversion machine for cipp.  When the cured in place technology first was demonstrated here in the US, our founder Steve Waring, PE was there.  By the late 90’s Steve had invented THE SHOOTER® which greatly sped up the process and allowed for much longer liners to be installed using THE SHOOTER’s continuous air-inversion process.  The simplicity, efficiency and speed of THE SHOOTER® has attracted a loyal following, and though most commonly used in United States and Canada, there are contractors using our machine in South America, Australia, and Europe.  Even our very first SHOOTERs are still in regular commercial use, illustrating how well built and reliable our air inversion machine really is.  Our latest model with built in lubrication system, anti-deflation knife gate, and ruggedly mobile hand truck has been very well received and is an exciting development in THE SHOOTER® line of pipe relining equipment.  Give us a call today for your sewer relining equipment needs.

The New Hand Truck for THE SHOOTER®

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The new Shooter hand truck design has enhanced mobility over the previous cart and over the various transport and support systems of our competitors.  With the new Shooter hand truck, operation in back yards, tight easements, and maneuvering over pavement, dirt, or grass is no problem, and it will even fit through the standard doorway. The easiest method for transportation is to have the hand truck locked in the angled position with all four wheels engaged.  In this position all the weight of THE SHOOTER® system is evenly supported on four wheels and movement is easily accomplished with one person.  Once parked, the rear caster wheels should be locked into place to prevent movement of the hand truck either by slope and gravity over hard surfaces or during the air inversion process.

Transporting THE SHOOTER® to and from jobsites can be done either by leaving the body attached to the hand truck and rolling the complete unit up a ramp into a flatbed or box trailer, or by removing the body from the cart and hand lifting both separately into a pickup bed, which is easily done with two people.

CIPP: Preventing Air Loss During Inversion

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

THE SHOOTER® LIPs patented sealing system greatly reduces air loss around the liner and out the top of the inversion box, and unlike the bladder system common to many other cipp inversion machines, won’t fail during the inversion process, thereby requiring an immediate replacement of the bladder, even possible removal of the partially inverted liner, and the process to begin all over again.  Our LIPs seals are adjustable to precisely fit various liner thicknesses and come in a variety of sizes for liners from 6” to 24”.  The LIPs are made here in our Emagineered Solutions shop and are built to last; however, they do wear out eventually and are replaceable.  A key to extending the life of the LIPs seals is to always make the adjustments according to liner thickness as directed.  Another way to extend the life of the LIPs is to use the steam cap kit included with THE SHOOTER® rather than steam cure with the LIPs in place, or by removing the LIPs, installing a cover plate and curing through THE SHOOTER® body itself.  We are currently developing a new tougher, experimental LIPs seal that will allow steam curing through the LIPs when used with our new knife gate system, which is beneficial to those contractors working in areas with no-deflation rules.  We believe our LIPs seals and THE SHOOTER® System to be the best, most effective product for underground infrastructure CIPP rehabilitation.

New Shooter Lubrication System

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

One of the exciting design changes of the new Shooter CIPP pipe liner inversion machine is the addition of an onboard lubrication system.  The most common methods of applying lubricant to the liner as it enters the inversion box have been either hand mopping with a rag repeatedly dipped in a bucket of mineral oil and wiping the liner, by using a portable hand pump sprayer, or by simply pouring the oil.  All these methods require a worker dedicated to the lubrication task.  Now by simply filling and pressurizing the onboard oil tank, the lubrication process is automatic, allowing that employee to be used elsewhere in the inversion process or on another job.  Fine tuning of the air and oil pressure regulators can optimize the atomization of light mineral oil for a fine, even spray adequately coating both sides of the liner at once as it enters the Shooter top funnel and into the inversion body.  The air and oil pressure settings are relatively low and easy to maintain.  Contractors using water-diluted liquid laundry soap as a lubricant should conduct their own tests for proper atomization and even spray pattern.  Specific instructions for using the lubrication system are supplied with each Shooter manual at time of sale.

If we can answer any questions about the new lubrication system, the new Shooter design, or about air inversion pipe relining, please feel free to contact us.

Welcome to the new Emagineered Solutions® blog!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Welcome to the new Emagineered Solutions® blog!  Thanks for stopping by.  We hope to provide weekly material that will offer details about our product and services, as well as worthwhile information from the trenchless CIPP industry.  The format will encourage feedback so feel free to respond.  We appreciate your interest, as well as your comments and questions.