OUR PATENTS

INNOVATION AT OUR CORE

KOBUS Services has been built on INNOVATION.  For example, the original Kobus Pipe Puller is reinventing trenchless technology for the replacement of water and gas service pipes.  Replacing old lead or leaking water pipes traditionally causes disruption and damage to homeowners’ property.  So, how does the Pipe Puller overcome this problem?

It’s simple, the old pipe is extracted from the ground using a powerful hydraulic winch to pull the old pipe out.  At the same time, a new service pipe is towed in behind it in a single operation.  The technique only requires two relatively small excavations at each end of the old pipe to be removed.

a new service behind it.  Numerous successful trials have been conducted across various regions in the UK and USA, and the final release of the product to market is expected iin qtr 4 2018.

KOBUS has been granted several patents in various countries in Europe and North America for key features of the design and concept:

“Method of Replacing Pipes, and Apparatus Therefor”

European Patent 2 100 071

US Patent  8,277,147

“Portable Winch Assembly”

European Patent 2 389 334

US Patent  8,550,438

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