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HammerHead, RS Technik Form Strategic Alliance for Full Suite of Noninvasive Pipe Repair and Rehabilitation Solutions.

HammerHead Trenchless Equipment, a Charles Machine Works company, has announced it has formed a strategic alliance with RS Lining Systems LLC, the provider of RS Technik pipe rehabilitation solutions in the Americas. This will complete the suite of nonintrusive rehabilitation solutions available to HammerHead customers.

A global leader of CIPP technology, RS Technik manufactures rehabilitation product lines such as RS MaxPatch, a fast, trenchless, selective point repair system for pipes 3 to 48 in. in diameter.


Joanne Carroll

Joanne Carroll

“It’s exciting for us to be partnered with HammerHead. HammerHead is a significant leader in the industry, who provides trenchless solutions that effectively and economically address mounting underground infrastructure issues,” said RS Lining Systems senior vice president Joanne Carroll. “Together, we will significantly enhance the value to customers by delivering the industry’s most complete package of sustainable engineered solutions for trenchless pipeline repair.”

Rick Johnson

Rick Johnson

“Every RS Technik solution is fundamentally grounded in providing proven, effective andreliable alternatives to traditional pipe repair, agreed HammerHead interim president and CEO of Charles Machine Works Rick Johnson. “Combine their products with our HammerHead HydraLiner CIPP line of installation equipment and consumables—not to mention our full line of pipe bursting equipment— and our customers have access to every advantage possible for restoring gravity and pressure sewer, water and industrial pipe infrastructures.

“Our companies share that same entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for creating solutions for the underground infrastructure industry, which makes this union such a natural fit. We’re sure our customers will see that right away. Both companies are solution oriented and innovation driven. In the future, we’re even looking forward to the possibility of our R&D teams cooperating on the next generation of trenchless solutions.”

Already available for sale through HammerHead sales representatives and HammerHead’s retail site, RS MaxPatch is a safe, proven CIPP solution used to repair short sections of pipe. The corrosion-resistant fiberglass composite system repairs and seals isolated pipe defects such as cracks, leaks, joint offsets, corrosion and root intrusion. The high-strength resin and fiberglass matrix provides unmatched structural strength, while its thin, tapered profile and smooth finish help maintain or increase flow capacity.

HammerHead Trenchless Equipment of Lake Mills, Wis., manufactures a full line of pipe bursting, pipe ramming/HDD assist, pneumatic boring equipment, HDD tooling and accessories, and CIPP lateral lining systems and consumables. All of these products are recognized around the world for their advanced design, rugged construction, long-term durability, ease of use, and reliability. HammerHead offers worldwide sales, support, service and parts through a network of authorized dealers.

RS Technik, founded in Europe, is a global leader in CIPP technology providing a comprehensive suite of pipe rehabilitation solutions for gravity sewer, pressure pipe and potable water including RS MaxPatch, RS CityLiner, RS CityMain, and RS BlueLine featuring mobile, state-of-the-art CIPP impregnation and installation equipment. Brought to the Americas 10 years ago by RS Lining Systems LLC of Cary, N.C., RS Technik engineered systems provide unique solutions developed to meet the emergent needs of asset managers including performance, durability, and cost-effective sustainability of pipeline infrastructure.
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