PICOTE® GRINDING CHAINS
The grinding chains have been designed for and can be operated with the Picote Micro & Mini Miller with 8mm shaft or Midi, Super Midi & Maxi Miller with 12mm shaft or Maxi Miller Power + with 18mm. The 8mm, 10mm and 12mm can also be operated with hand drill for lengths less than 10m.
CHOOSING YOUR GRINDING CHAIN
Select the largest possible Grinding Chain for the job. There are two different designs of the grinding chains available, original and cyclone. It is recommended to start with the original chains to remove the scale and then use the Cyclone Chains to remove any heavy ir stubborn deposits of scale. The special drill Head cutters can be used in the front of original chains if the pipes is fully blocked, the scale is very thick or the pipe is full of tree roots. PVC chains without carbides should be used in plastic, pitch fibre or fragile pipes. It is recommended to use only Cyclone Chains in very fragile pipes. If sections of the host pipe are missing, use only the Smart Spider or smart cutter for cleaning. As an alternative to the grinding chains you can use the Smart Sweepers which are effective tools to remove scale, roots or heavy grease.
PICOTE® ORIGINAL CHAIN
The actual length of individual Original Cleaning Chain may differ from the the table values by approximately 10Mmm.
The original chains are attached to the shaft with two sockets. The opening of the chain can be adjusted according to the situation.
The original chains should not exceed the internal diameter of the pipe by more than 5mm. It is the preferred tool to go inside the pipe during cleaning and it is preferable used for rough cleaning and to make space for larger tools. it is recommended to mount the original chain onto a leader to enable faster tool change and prolong the service life of the flexible shaft. Original chains can be used in conjunction with the Special drill cutter to easily cut into tough blockages such as tree roots, grease and tuberculation.
ORIGINAL SIZE TABLE
Values presented in the bale below have been measured in between the inner surfaces of both sockets as shown in picture.
PICOTE® CYCLONE CHAIN
The cyclone chains are suitable for use in pipes that are in a bad state or even cracked. The centrifugal force is evenly distributed inside the pipe so it will not hit the sides. Easily removes hard materials, such as heavy scale, encrustation, tree roots and concrete.
The Cyclone is also used to eliminate any excess lining material after using a twister liner remover to remove a collapsed lining from inside of cast iron pipes.
When cleaning pipes the cyclone chain is normally used after the original chain.
AVAILABLE CHAIN TYPES
STANDARD GRINDING CHAINS
The standard grinding chains are equipped with star-shaped brazed hard metal bits (carbides) which enable fast pipe cleaning and a precise finish. for general cleaning the standard chains are highly regarded as the first choice of many technicians in cast iron pipes. Standard chains can be used in conjunction with the special drill head cutter to easily cit into tough blockage such as tree roots, grease and tuber circulation.
BENEFITS: Efficient and cost effective tool for normal cleaning and descaling. Improve your pipe cleaning results by using Cyclone after original chains. Finish off with the Picote smart cutter.
PREMIUM GRINDING CHAINS
An upgraded version of the standard chains, premium chains provide more efficiency, a smoother finish and improved durability. Larger carbide bits adhere better to the chain links and the heavier structure increases the impact toughness. Premium chains are highly effective even in hard working situations such as lining removal. The cyclone model works especially well to remove excess lining material, when used after the smart crusher or twister removal tools. Original premium chains can be used in conjunction with the special drill head cutter to easily cut into tough blockages such as tree roots, grease and tuberculation. Benefits: Larger carbide bits have greater joint strength compared to standard grinding chains, thus improving the effectiveness of the chain throughout the servicing time.
PREMIUM ORIGINAL CHAINS
PREMIUM CYCLONE CHAINS
The PVC chains have no carbides and are optimal cleaning tools inside plastic pipes if the pipe has not become brittle. They can also be used in fragile clay pipes. The pVC chains can be used in conjunction with the special drill head PVC cutter to easily cut into tough blockages such as tree roots, grease and tuberculation.
BENEFITS: Chains without carbides are less aggressive thus enabling work inside plastic and fragile clay pipes.
PVC ORIGINAL CHAINS
PVC CYCLONE CHAINS
The heaviest picote chain type. Only available for the mini miller power + for the removal of heavy scale. Welded steel bits do not fall apart during use and therefore these chains stay effective throughout its service life. The thick chain and high-strength steel guarantee that the chain links do not wear down easily. recommended choice to use in normal cleaning purposes. Cannot be used for liner removal. Suitable to use in cast iron and clay pipes.
BENEFITS: The chain stays effective throughout its service life.
TORNADO ORIGINAL CHAIN
TORNADO CYCLONE CHAIN
3D CHAINS ADAPTS TO PIPE DIAMETER
Picote new patented innovation saves the user the trouble of adjusting the original chain length according to pipe size. The 3D chains can be inserted through a smaller pipe and then used to clean/ descale a larger diameter pipe. The 3D chains are equipped with Picote premium chain carbides ensuring the greatest efficiency. Available also without carbides for PVC pipes.
BENEFITS: The chain adapts the pipe shape this saving working during cleaning enabling the user to clean effectively over size changes of host pipe.
NOTE: Always select rotation speed according to chain opening/rotation speed table from below when working inside fragile or otherwise brittle cast iron pipes. If the host pipe is intact, higher rotation speed can be used.