Product News - January 2022

Product News - January 2022

Cherne Industries added larger test plug sizes within its I-Series line of Test-Ball, Muni-Ball and Air-Loc pipe plugs.

1 // Cherne larger-sized I-Series line of test plugs
Cherne Industries added larger test plug sizes within its I-Series line of Test-Ball, Muni-Ball and Air-Loc pipe plugs. The new plugs are available as large as 24 to 48 inches. Manufactured robotically, each plug’s natural rubber core is mechanically bonded to its aluminum end plate, ensuring precision and consistency while eliminating failures that can result from chemical-bonding processes. In addition, I-Series plugs feature corrosion-resistant aluminum base plates with laser-etched identifiers, replacing the use of raised rubber markings that eventually wear away with usage. The plugs are lightweight, short and flexible, while offering back pressure to accommodate the range of plug sizes offered. Protective sleeves are also available for the full range of I-Series plugs, helping further preserve the plugs for extended use. 800-843-7584;

2 // Milwaukee Tool leveling tripod chain vise
Milwaukee Tool’s 6-inch leveling tripod chain vise has a fold-flat design and a centered carry handle that enable balanced, briefcase-style transportation and compact storage in vehicles and job boxes. With only two simple steps to deploy, the chain vise eliminates multiple setup hassles and delivers a quick and painless setup. Equipped with STABLE LOK, contractors can easily adjust the tension of the deck to maintain steadiness throughout the life of the stand. The tripod features an adjustable leg, allowing the deck to be pitched plus/minus 3 degrees for level alignments. With a multimaterial chain vise, a larger work surface, and optimized tool storage, the stand can serve as a portable work desk while on the job site. 800-729-3878;

3 // General Pipe Cleaners Gen-Eye X-POD Plus sewer camera
The Gen-Eye X-POD Plus sewer camera system from General Pipe Cleaners now includes the Gen-Pack battery adapter, Wi-Fi transmitter and an on-screen distance counter as standard equipment. Depending on battery type and settings, the built-in battery adapter allows for up to 12 hours of operation in remote locations with limited access to power. The built-in Wi-Fi transmitter lets you view and record work on a cellphone or tablet. And using the system’s USB port, you can also archive activity on flash drives. The new on-screen distance counter also shows how far the camera has travelled down a line in feet or meters. And for optimum accuracy, settings can be adjusted for full-size or mini-reel configurations. A 7-inch LCD color monitor with a sunscreen provides easy viewing in any location, and the camera has a one-touch recording for speed and convenience. 800-245-6200;

4 // Picote Solutions battery-powered miller systems
Picote Solutions has launched two of its latest easy-to-use and easily transported miller options in a battery-powered format. The two new units are the battery-powered Mini Miller and Mini Cleaner. The Two units are totally cordless when operating and feature a new dedicated brushless motor. The Mini Miller is designed for cleaning and descaling as well as root removal in pipes between 2 to 4 inches in diameter. The units can also be used for cutting and reinstatement work in pipes from 2 to 3 inches. The Mini Cleaner is designed for cleaning, descaling, root cutting and brush coating operations in pipes from 1 1/4 to 3 inches in diameter. Both the Mini Miller and the Mini Cleaner can be retrofitted or upgraded to operate with the Picote +C option, which allows operations to viewed in real time via an onboard CCTV camera. 708-267-6366; 


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