The Prep-Rite Story
Prep-Rite is the sister company of Piped Services Ltd, a pipe-line contracting company based in Yorkshire. Over twenty five years of trading, the proprietor became convinced that cutting and prepping methods were needlessly time consuming and archaic.
We decided to develop a machine to give us a marketing edge. Our aim was to have a time measured cut across a range of sizes with consistent excellence of finish. After several years of development we were astonished at the speeds and quality of the machine and swiftly patented the concept.
We realised that we could quote head to head with any other pipe-fitting firm and because we could time and measure this huge chunk of the pipe-fitters task and bring it in 300% faster we had a real advantage over our competitors.
WE ARE UNBEATABLE ON BOTH PRICE AND QUALITY
In this video you can see how easy it is for a single operative to load pipe onto the innovative challenger, pipe cutting and preparation system. Here a single operative loads a 8in Schedule 40 and 6m long pipe onto the machine, effortlessly in a few minutes. This easy process is the same for any size and length of pipe.The Prep-Rite Challenger is an innovation in pipe cutting and Preparation.
20in standard walled pipe
The Prep-Rite Challenger cut & prep, both ends of 20in standard walled pipe in under 15 mins. It's amazing. This technology will revolutionize the landscape of pipe cutting and weld preparation. Visit to find out more.
schedule 40 5in Pipe
This video shows the Prep-Rite Challenger cut & prep, both ends of a schedule 40 5in Pipe in under 9 mins. It's amazing. This technology will revolutionize the landscape of pipe cutting and weld preparation. Email: to find out more.
XXL heavy walled 2in pipe
preparation technology in action. This video shows the Prep-Rite Challenger cut & prep, a XXL heavy walled 2in pipe in under 6 mins without any vibration or health and safety issues for the operative. This is a game changer. 330% faster than alternative pipe cutting and preparation methods. It's amazing. This technology will revolutionize the landscape of pipe cutting and weld preparation. Email: to find out more.
LOW Decibel level
See for yourself the amazing cutting power of the Prep-Rite Challenger in action. Watch as it creates a perfect prep without spraying sparks and with a reduced noise leve
Cut and Preparation in one operation
Actual cutting and prepping times, one end only:
NB Size Time in Minutes
All above timings were measured from start of initial “spark” to “drop-off” at our workshops in Leeds. In addition, we timed a cut and prep on 6” Sched 160 XXXS Duplex at just under 20 minutes! Imagine instead of a highly paid pipe-fitter taking four – plus hours over this – a labourer can carry out this task in 20 mins.
The disc change exercise is quick and easy and a trained operator will change a disc in less than 1 minute. Electrical isolators ensure all maintenance operations are carried out safely. The machine is CE marked.
The machine has been accredited as a part of the Weld Procedure by Lloyds and other testing bodies; it is used by the Ministry of Defence and was used in the construction of high grade pipe installations at Terminal 5. It is owned and used by all the leading pipe-work companies, many of whom have six or seven machines in their various workshops. Based upon the cutting times it would be impossible to profitably go into competition against a firm that uses this machine.