Product Focus - August 2020

Product Focus - August 2020

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1. RIDGID A-Frame Fault Locator

The RIDGID A-Frame Fault Locator finds the location of ground faults in direct-buried insulated wire up to 2 megohms. It can find faults up to 3 miles away from the transmitter and up to 20 feet below the ground, depending on the conditions. It has a durable, lightweight, powder-coated frame and weatherproof membrane buttons. It provides a reference readout to aid in fault location. It is composed of two elements: the FT-103 transmitter and the FR-30 A-frame receiver. The transmitter operates at 797 Hz – “dFF” displayed and has an output power of up to 3 watts with low, medium and high settings. The FT-103 transmitter connects to an insulated conductor to establish a current flow. The current travels to the ground and back to the ground stake via an insulation fault. The FR-30 receiver detects the current flow and gives audio and visual directions to locate faults. 800-769-7743;

2. Vivax-Metrotech vLoc3 RTK-Pro

The vLoc3 RTK-Pro receiver from Vivax-Metrotech includes real-time kinematic GNSS accuracy. Using the internal cellular module with 4G LTE capabilities, the operator has the ability to connect to a NTRIP RTK caster that provides RTCM 3 corrections. By using these corrections, the operator can collect both utility location data along with the geographical location of the utility with survey-grade accuracy. It is designed for all operator levels, using user-friendly and intuitive locate screens. Operators simply confirm the utility data with the press of a button and align the electronic spirit level to store the data. All field data is sent to the cloud and retained in the receiver’s onboard storage for review and exporting to external mapping programs. The user-configurable receiver contains eight passive locate modes, fault find mode and a range of configurable frequencies from 16 Hz to 200 kHz. 800-446-3392;


3. Aries Industries Mobile Pathfinder System

The Mobile Pathfinder System from Aries Industries is a lightweight, portable system for accurately inspecting mainlines that are 6 inches or larger. It includes a powerful transporter, camera and lightweight reel operated by an all-in-one remote control. The transporter comes with a variety of wheel sizes and is equipped with a rear-viewing camera and an adjustable electric lift to keep the mainline camera centered in a range of pipe sizes. It features Aries’ unique WiperCam pan-and-tilt camera featuring an in-the-pipe cleaning system and field-replaceable wipers. The high-resolution mainline camera has a 300-degree viewing angle and LED lighting system to capture pipe details and ensure accurate assessments. The lightweight reel has 1,000 feet of low-friction, multiconductor cable, making the system fully portable. 800-234-7205;

4. CPI Products / Cavallero Plastics URS1

URS1 universal roller skids from CPI Products / Cavallero Plastics are designed to protect a wide variety of push cameras and enable them to safely go farther down the pipe. A durable plastic enclosure around the camera body with wheels enables the cameras to move smoothly down the pipe, around corners and over seams from 6- to 12-inch pipes. Movable arms expand and contract to center the camera and jump over debris and seams, negotiate elbows, and maneuver around bends. A waterproof LED light kit is available to improve the camera image, and a large wheel kit enables it to be centered in pipes up to 14 inches in diameter. Cameras up to 2 inches fit inside, with the Enzo adapter available for camera heads up to 2.5 inches. 413-443-0925;

5. Forbest Products FB215

The FB215 crawler inspection camera from Forbest Products offers a 360-/180-degree pan-and-tilt waterproof color camera. The waterproof crawler comes with three types of wheels on the six-wheel drive and double motors that can turn left or right with a creeping speed of 20 to 66 feet per minute. It is suitable for 6- to 16-inch pipe, and the waterproof high-resolution color camera head’s focus can be adjusted with the high-brightness LED lights. It carries 500 feet of cable and includes a reel with a meter counter and universal wheels with braking function. The heavy-duty waterproof control box includes a 10-inch LCD color screen with USB and built-in SD card to record photos and videos. Typing and editing is available. Two joysticks enable convenient operation of the crawler and pan-and-tilt function. An upgraded version includes an ascending or descending function for the camera head in the pipe. 877-369-1199;

6. RapidView IBAK North America PANORAMO

The PANORAMO method from RapidView IBAK North America changes current processes into data collection in the field and data analysis back in the office. At the core of the system are the wide-angle (185-degree) twin digital cameras, found on both the front and rear of the system. As it moves through the pipeline, the two cameras simultaneously capture still images in 4K resolution. To achieve such high resolution and allow it to be displayed and stored, a gigabit Ethernet standard is being used for the transmission of images and other data. This allows a data transmission rate of up to a gigabit per second. 800-656-4225;

7. Ratech Electronics Mini Crawler PNT

The Ratech Electronics Mini Crawler PNT is a self-propelled, four-wheel-drive multiconductor camera transporter. The 12 super-bright LEDs with variable intensity light the way through 5- to 30-inch-diameter pipes. Using the full 360-degree-rotation pan-and-tilt camera, users will be able to see defects and obstructions more closely and in more detail. This same camera head is interchangeable with the head on the company’s push camera system. The power and controls to operate the crawler are in a handy remote control device. It comes with a manual lift and built-in 512 Hz sonde for locating purposes. 800-461-9200;

8. Subsite Electronics lateral and mainline inspection system

The lateral and mainline inspection system from Subsite Electronics is a fully integrated single-conductor technology lateral launch system and performs mainline and lateral pipeline inspections simultaneously. This second-generation system uses picture-in-picture or dual video monitors and can inspect mainlines up to 500 feet in length and laterals of up to 200 feet. It can be used to inspect mainlines from 6 to 24 inches and lateral lines from 4 to 8 inches in diameter. It has a 40-1 zoom, pan-and-rotate mainline camera with auto iris and autofocus, a color rear-view camera, tilt connector for easy deployment, and a high-resolution RodStar lateral camera. It offers a dual video monitor view format that lets the user view the mainline and lateral simultaneously. The six-wheel-drive tractor has three forward speeds, reverse and freewheel. 800-846-2713;

9. TruGrit Traction Steel Track Assembly

Steel Track Assemblies from TruGrit Traction are designed to solve traction issues in slippery or greasy pipes. They not only use a softer rubber that provides better grip on slippery surfaces, they also have carbide-gritted steel cleats for additional traction. The steel cleats are placed in an orientation that allows for at least three of them to touch the pipe at once, serving to optimize the performance of camera transporters in varying pipe types and conditions. The carbide-tipped steel cleats on the tracks also prolong the life of the rubber cleats, as less pressure is being put on the rubber cleats during inspections. The assemblies can be manufactured for any tracked crawler or tractor currently on the market, no matter the age. The tracks can easily navigate through greasy pipe, where wheels can be slowed or stopped. Tracks are also useful for smoother video in corrugated steel or HDPE pipe. 407-900-1091;


10. CUES CCTV inspection vehicles

CUES offers custom truck-, van-, ATV- or trailer-mounted systems for TV inspection, condition assessment and rehabilitation needs. Made to withstand the most severe conditions and ergonomically designed for comfort and efficiency, vehicle-mounted systems can include TV inspection equipment for sanitary and stormwater lines, laser and sonar pipe profiling systems, mainline joint and lateral sealing, and lateral reinstatement cutters for the relining industry. Equipment can be ergonomically mounted to inspect 6- through 200-inch mainlines and 3- through 8-inch lateral services. The truck interior can be customized, with cabinets, equipment and mounting configuration, to fit unique requirements. Truck- and trailer-mounted grout rehabilitation systems are available for mainline, manhole and lateral joint sealing and can be equipped with the latest CCTV equipment and decision support software for television inspection with documented condition assessment. 800-327-7791;


11. Electric Eel eCAM Ace 2 SL

The eCAM Ace 2 SL from Electric Eel includes a battery cradle installed on the hub of the reel that accepts a Milwaukee Tool M18 or equivalent battery. This allows for operation in remote locations or anywhere electricity is not available. The camera can run for six to seven hours on battery power. It also includes 6-inch wheels built into the frame for easy transportation of the unit. 800-833-1212;

12. Envirosight Jetscan 2.0

Jetscan 2.0 from Envirosight is wireless, capable of streaming high-definition video footage straight to a tablet upon removal from a manhole. The footage can be imported wirelessly or via a USB connection. It provides an inexpensive solution to assess pipe condition and cleaning success, eliminating repeated callouts and wasted resources. The second generation provides new features for greater ease of use and efficiency, such as tool-free sleds of varying sizes for simple deployment in a variety of line sizes, wireless charging and an app-based tablet interface that makes it easy to view and annotate footage and upload to WinCan Web. 866-936-8476;

13. EPL Solutions Gvision

The Gvision camera system from EPL Solutions offers a rugged, compact solution for inspecting pipelines 3 to 12 inches in diameter. Available with 200 to 400 feet of pushrod, the reel has a stiff, yet flexible fiberglass cable that is optimized for farther pushes through turns and bends. The color camera is self-leveling and includes a powerful, convenient, always-on 512 Hz transmitter for quick and precise area determination. The antiglare LCD monitor delivers a clear, crisp picture even in direct sunlight. To record video inspections, connect a USB storage device or Apple mobile device directly into the USB port. The DVR outputs HD-quality videos, which can be stored and shared from a mobile device. 714-453-9760;

14. General Pipe Cleaners Gen-Eye USB

The Gen-Eye USB video inspection system from General Pipe Cleaners records videos and photos on USB flash drives. The command module has a USB port to store up to 128 GB of video or still images; a 10.5-inch LCD color monitor for crisp, clear pictures; a full-size, waterproof keyboard for on-screen titling, footage counter, date and time stamp, and voice-over microphone. All are safely contained in a heavy-duty Pelican case that weighs 12 pounds. Three models are offered: the Gen-Eye USB; the USB-W with Wi-Fi to record inspections on your smartphone or tablet; and the USB-P premium inspection system that includes all the features of the USB, plus a sunlight-readable screen and a four-hour battery for remote operation, as well as the Wi-Fi transmitter. 800-245-6200;

15. Insight Vision Cameras IV2

The IV2 inspection camera system tablet from Insight Vision Cameras has a 10.1-inch, daylight-readable tablet screen. The unit can be powered with either AC, DC or a Milwaukee Tool M18 battery. The system performs on-demand recording and snapshots and has an on-screen distance counter. It has a self-leveling color camera head with modular design and an always-on, built-in 512 Hz sonde. The tablet rotates to any angle and offers one-touch recording to USB. 800-488-8177;

16. MyTana PGR400

MyTana’s PGR400 push camera has the range and rigidity to inspect long laterals and small mains, with the choice of 325 or 400 feet of pushrod for use in lines 4 to 12 inches in diameter. The reel has a brake with adjustable drag to help manage the pushrod as the technician works. A self-leveling camera head with adjustable LED illumination delivers crisp video footage and includes a built-in 512 Hz sonde. The control box mounts securely on a full swivel bracket to position the 12-inch daylight-readable monitor for best viewing. All-digital recording lets the user save footage to internal storage or USB flash drive. Operators can also stream video wirelessly to multiple devices. The rugged frame has balanced weight and antiskid feet for easy maneuvering. A skid and camera guides for the camera head help jump offsets and navigate bends. 800-328-8170;

17. Pearpoint (USA) P540c

The Pearpoint (USA) P540c offers an intuitive graphical user interface with built-in user manual, a full-size QWERTY keyboard and a choice of six different languages at launch. Context-sensitive, ATM-style buttons on both sides of the display provide access to the easy-to-use menus while an additional seven buttons offer direct control of the most-used functions. It has the capability to use the newly designed command module with any reel system. This will provide contractors the flexibility of having multiple rods for different uses while only needing one command module. 800-688-8094;



FOG BMP is a fats, oils and grease management software used by municipalities to create or enhance their municipal FOG programs. Cleaning record submissions, FOG inspections, sewer overflow logs, and kitchen staff training allow municipalities to operate a smooth organized FOG program. The application uses a tile-based dashboard and is easily navigable. Using the program can help save significant time and resources, while ensuring full compliance with environmental regulations within the particular jurisdiction. 855-364-2671;

19. InfoSense SL-DOG

The SL-DOG (Sewer Line Data OrGanizer) from InfoSense is a secure, cloud-based web portal that complements the SL-RAT (Sewer Line Rapid Assessment Tool). SL-RAT allows users to inspect 10,000 to 20,000 feet of sewer lines a day. With so much data generated each day, the SL-DOG allows users to manage and export valuable acoustic inspection data. Acoustic scores are archived for future access, allowing users to improve asset management with historical data, as their program matures. Use the web portal to view acoustic scores, add notes or edit a measurement’s GPS coordinates. Download the free mobile app to add notes in the field while conducting acoustic tests. Create reports and visualize their inspection data by exporting to industry standard programs such as ArcGIS, PDF, Excel or Google Earth. 877-747-3245;

20. WinCan software

Maintaining sewers starts with understanding sewer condition, and WinCan makes it easy to collect detailed, standards-compliant inspection data. It identifies trends, pinpoints hot spots, prioritizes maintenance and lets the user forecast budgets. It can integrate with the GIS mapping systems and includes its own mapping tools for increased capabilities. It is compatible with all brands of sewer inspection technology, including crawlers, zoom cameras and push cameras, as well as all major applications of side-scanning, laser profiling, manhole scanning and other emerging technologies. It also integrates with multiple municipal asset management applications. Its modular design allows the user to expand capabilities as needs evolve. Add-on modules support emerging technologies like side scanning, laser, sonar and 3D visualization. 877-626-8386; 


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