IBAK GATOR Series – Pipeline Cutters & Grinders
Have you ever wished that you could have a high level of reliability, durability, and attention to detail in your cutter system? The NEW Mini and AlliGATOR’s are powerful, single-point electric reinstatement cutters manufactured to the exacting quality cutting motors and drive units designed to withstand the toughest jobs which have now reset the industry’s expectations it comes to pipeline rehabilitation.
Introducing the most advanced line of cutting and grinding robots on the market today, The GATOR Series by IBAK provides operators with the quiet, clean power needed to accomplish the toughest jobs. The revolution of electrical cutter/grinders means that you can do your entire line from one access point without noisy air compressors or messy hydraulics.
The MiniGATOR can be used in pipe dimensions of 8 in. to 24 in. and is operated by a mobile system (or one installed within the vehicle). Just like the larger AlliGATOR, the MiniGATOR is also equipped with clamping cushions on its camera tractor for best possible traction and positioning, and with a variety of wheels and wheel fittings.
The AlliGator is the largest electric cutting and grinding robot by IBAK Robotics for pipes with dimensions from 10 in. to 31 in.. The system is operated from a mobile or vehicle system with clamping cushions integrated between the upper and lower mobile housing that can be filled with pressurized air where required. The clamping of the cushions presses the device’s wheels against the sewer pipe walls, thus increasing the traction of the camera tractor and giving the robot a secure grip within the pipe to prevent vibration – allowing the cutting and grinding task to be executed precisely.
The New FlexiGATOR Cutter/Grinder provides increased cutting power at the head through its unique rear motor design. Unlike other “mini” cutter systems the FlexiGATOR delivers the power where you need it without sacrificing maneuverability. Perfect for pipelines 4 in. to 8 in. in diameter, the system can be pushed around 6 in. 90° bends. Pneumatic outriggers hold the unit in place for control during cutting operations and the color panning camera in front of the cutting head ensures that you can see your work area. Reinstate laterals, remove protruding laterals, and prepare pipelines for lining quickly and easily from a remote location with this portable unit.
This new pan and rotate color camera is based on IBAK know-how and technology. It has been developed especially for use with electric cutting and grinding robots. It is waterproof and designed to provide a view of all repair and grinding work. Its generous rotational area, along with an LED matrix, ensures the best possible view and lighting of the area being worked on. The camera lens and the LED matrix can be reliably cleaned during operation using water and a rubber blade, thus guaranteeing a permanent clear view. With the help of a gravitation sensor the operator has a better orientation in the sewer. The pressure sensor informs permanently about pressure tightness.