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During a CIPP install, once the liner is wet-out, the technician typically needs to act quickly to get it installed before it cures. That means efficient installation equipment is crucial.

HammerHead Trenchless QuickLok inversion drums were created to improve upon the inversion drum design by adding timesaving features, including a QuickLok door system that locks down in seconds using a single lever instead of having to tighten multiple bolt-downs. The inversion drums also feature other timesavers like improved maneuverability and an economical drum nozzle system that uses fewer nozzles to cover the entire 2- to 8-inch installation range.

“The speed of that QuickLok door is really the key,” says Joe Walsh, technical services coordinator for HammerHead Trenchless. “When you are working with CIPP, you are literally on a stopwatch. Anywhere you can save time is critical.”

According to Walsh, drum design has not changed much since CIPP’s introduction. However, the QuickLok door system not only improves lockdown reliability, but also saves time. Instead of multiple bolt-downs, the technician just presses a simple lever to get a secure, positive latch every single time.

QuickLok inversion drums are lightweight, allowing users to easily maneuver the unit on the job site. They have a removable spindle wheel that can be attached to either side of the drum and multipositional drum rotation to accommodate ever-changing job conditions. There are three window ports including windows on each side, allowing the user to see inside the inversion drum from any angle.

The unit’s lightweight, aluminum nozzles are specially coated to increase durability and reduce friction, an important benefit while inverting a liner. The nozzle system uses 45- and 90-degree adapters to cover that entire span of applications with just six nozzles. The adapters can also be used with existing nozzles from other systems.

The drum can handle ambient, hot water, steam and Bluelight LED-curing applications. A high-pressure rating of 25 psi provides confidence when inverting through long runs and difficult bends. According to Walsh, the feedback on the unit has been promising so far.

“Our contractors are ecstatic about this new drum,” he says. “They love the quick door system and the versatility of the system as a whole. Saving just that little bit of time has taken some of the stress away.” 800-331-6653;



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