No-Dig Winners

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Picote Oy Ltd

Category: Product Award

Country: Finland

Smart Cutter


In Finland, cured-in-place lining offers a good solution for the renovation of household drains, including smaller kitchen and bathroom drains. Reconnecting these smaller drains to the lateral requires an innovative solution. The Smart Cutter™ addresses this need.

The Smart Cutter™ offers a number of components that allow the user to match specific size and geometric conditions of the pipes. The Cutter may be powered by either a grinding machine or hand drill. A hub is matched to the pipe diameter profile. A front-facing drill head and side grinding panels are loaded onto the hub and inserted into the lateral to be reopened. Power is applied and the cutting begins. Once the cutter passes through the liner wall, the cutter is pulled back the drill head removed and replaced with a blank end. The Smart Cutter™ is inserted back into the lateral where rotating panels grind away the remaining of the liner edges reinstating the connection.

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