IMS Robotic Cutting & Lateral Reopening

Subscan are now able to provide a robotic cutting service across the UK. Primarily used to reopen lateral connections on completion of relining and patch lining works, our highly trained teams are able to accurately locate the incoming connection and ensure it is fully reopened to allow for the continued operation of the incoming connection.

In addition to the reopening of lateral connections, our cutter is also used to trim back intruding connections, remove large roots where traditional methods are ineffective and the cutting out of concrete/grout where excavation is not possible or cost effective. We are always finding new and innovative ways of utilising our robotic cutter, so it may just prove to be the solution to your problem when all other options have been exhausted.

  • Reopening of lateral connections/junctions
  • Removal of intruding connections
  • Concrete Cutting
  • Root Removal

IMS Robotic Cutter

Subscan uses the latest IMS robotic cutters designed to work in pipes between 80-250mm diameters. Whether it’s a lateral connection that needs reopening or an intruding connection that needs cutting back, we’ve got the right tool for the job.

CIPPR Relining & CIPR Patch Lining

Our robotic cutter is most often used in conjunction with our CIPP relining and CIPR patch lining works. Please visit these pages for further details on how Subscan can solve your drainage remediation needs.

Case Study


Project type:
CCTV drainage survey and asset mapping

A160, Lincolnshire


A comprehensive CCTV drainage survey and asset mapping on a busy stretch of highway with all work undertaken during the night to ensure minimum disruption to the local residents.

As part of the Port of Immingham improvement scheme, Subscan were appointed to carry out a Haddms CCTV drainage survey and asset mapping of the highway drainage system on a busy stretch of the A160.

Subscan were tasked in completing a detailed survey and mapping of the current drainage solution in place for the local council. All of the work was undertaken during the night under traffic management to ensure minimum disruption to the local residents. All works were completed on time within the programme of works.

Client Testimonial

“The Subscan UDS team of surveyors and drainage engineers helped our minor works team out again and did a thoroughly professional job. We will continue to work with Subscan on LNE projects throughout the region.”

Lee Sanderson, Building & Civils Project Manager, Construction Marine Ltd