Product Focus - March 2021

Product Focus - March 2021

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Crawler Cameras

1. 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; these components are operated by an all-in-one remote control. The transporter comes in a variety of wheel sizes and is equipped with a rear-viewing camera and an adjustable electric lift to keep the camera centered in a range of pipe sizes. It features a WiperCam pan-and-tilt camera with an in-the-pipe cleaning system and field-replaceable wipers. The 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;

2. Envirosight ROVVER X

The ROVVER X inspection crawler from Envirosight lets an operator control inspections, view and record digital video, log observations, generate reports and link directly to asset management software. All these capabilities are packed into a simple, three-piece layout, with no CCU or other components to clutter the workspace. Twelve wheel options — plus camera lift, carriage and illumination accessories — mean it transforms in seconds to inspect any size line. The crawler is six-wheel drive with proportional steering to navigate past obstacles and has overlapping wheels to climb offsets. Powerful motors and a geared six-wheel drivetrain maximize travel range. It is built on an expandable digital backbone, with the ability to add side scanning and laser profiling, view data from onboard sensors, automate tasks with macros and measure defects on screen. Its firmware updates automatically to the latest features. 866-936-8476;

3. 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;

4. Spartan Tool Explorer

The Explorer modular camera system from Spartan Tool has a control box that is compatible with five different pushrods up to 400 feet in length, letting the user quickly adapt to any environment. Included WinCan software allows the user to map full plumbing systems for future reference, and files can be saved to a WinCan account, the cloud, external USB drives and the system’s internal storage. The stainless steel camera head provides a crisp, color picture to the superbright, sunlight-readable LCD. Change out reels to create a system that provides the ability to tackle any size job. 800-435-3866;

5. 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 that 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;

6. TruGrit Traction TruGrit STEEL

TruGrit STEEL crawler wheels for 10- to 15-inch pipelines from TruGrit Traction are universal-fit stainless steel carbide grit camera crawler wheels. With custom reusable hub adapters, the wheels will fit on wheeled crawlers manufactured by Aries, CUES, RapidView IBAK, Subsite, Envirosight and Proteus. Once purchased, the adapters can be used to fit all of the TruGrit family of wheels, including the solid steel and poly gritted wheel for 8-inch pipe. Simply purchase the reusable hub adapters one time, and then purchase new TruGrit wheels as needed. 407-900-1091;

Electronic Locators

7. General Pipe Cleaners Gen-Eye Hot Spot

The Gen-Eye Hot Spot pipe locator and transmitter from General Pipe Cleaners includes a total field antenna and on-screen icons to help lead users to their targets without a long learning curve. It can be used to quickly and accurately locate inspection cameras, sondes, active power lines and utility lines. Rated at IP65, it is water resistant, dustproof and dirtproof. The 5-watt transmitter, in tandem with the locator, makes finding buried utilities quick and easy. More power means more signal to locate. Choose one of four frequencies to best suit the application. 800-245-6200;

8. Radiodetection RD8200G

The RD8200G advanced precision locator from Radiodetection has a built-in gyroscopic measurement system, which alerts the user of excessive swing, driving correct usage. A high-performance audio system allows operations in noisy environments. A waterproof speaker housing is positioned to provide maximum feedback to the operator and tuned for optimum resonance for the frequency tones chosen. Five power output levels assist technicians working in challenging environments. The locator handle vibrates when alerts activate, leaving the operator to concentrate on the job at hand. It records details on how, when and where it is used. This information can be utilized to drive best practices, identify training needs and maximize operator productivity. A single or dual Bluetooth system offers a connectivity platform designed to offer future upgrades and connectivity solutions. 877-247-3797;

Mainline TV Camera Systems

9. CPI Products PoleCat

Sometimes push inspection cameras are hard to control when not in a pipe and trying to look into ground level space. It can be dangerous to kneel down and stick your head in these places, and in some areas violates safety rules. When you need to look into a septic tank or other opening inspectors often resort to improvising ways to control their inspection camera.  The PoleCat from CPI Products is designed and made for this application. Simply strap an inspection camera to it with the preinstalled Velcro, loosen the lock nut, turn to the angle desired, attach any standard broom stick threaded extension pole and it’s ready. It fits any push inspection camera and installs in minutes. 413-443-0925;

10. CUES MPlus+ XL

The CUES MPlus+ XL push system is designed for easy operation and flexibility with an all-in-one setup and quick removal of the control unit, which can be used separately. It includes a coiler configuration and pan-and-tilt camera for mainline and larger pipeline applications up to 500 feet. It integrates video observation coding, observation coding interface and digital recording. The lightweight system includes large, durable wheels for portability and a balanced footprint for stability. It is manufactured to handle rigorous field use. 800-327-7791;

11. Electric Eel eCAM Ace 2 SL 

Electric Eel’s eCAM Ace 2 SL pipeline inspection camera system has a new battery cradle that accepts a Milwaukee M18 or equivalent battery. Battery life is six to seven hours. Other features include a self-leveling color camera, one-touch USB recording, on-screen footage counter, and wheels for easy transport and maneuverability. The system also includes a rugged stainless steel housed 1.68-inch-diameter self-leveling color camera for inspecting 3- to 10-inch lines. A flexible camera spring is designed to navigate 3-inch P-traps. An LCD monitor with AR film for optimal viewing in sunlight is encased in an anodized aluminum housing mounted to the reel. 800-833-1212;

12. 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;

13. Forbest Products FB-PIC3388MT-200

The FB-PIC3388MT-200 from Forbest Products has a 1.5-inch self-leveling camera head (512Hz built-in sonde transmitter in the spring kit), 200-foot pushrod, and a portable control station with a 10-inch LCD screen. It is suitable for lines from 4 to 8 inches. It has a detachable and interchangeable design that allows the user to easily screw on or off parts for upgrading or repair. 877-369-1199;

14. GP Sewer Cam

The GP Sewer Cam is made to be dropped. The heart of the jet-

powered system is its durable and simple-to-use GoPro Hero 7 Black camera. Not only is GoPro camera technology affordable, its durability guarantee has made it the go-to camera to document extreme sports, where it takes a physical beating. The skid unit is compatible with 6- to 18-inch pipe, and is constructed from Type 304 stainless steel. Custom skids are available for larger pipe. GP Sewer Cam has teamed up with Arthur Products so every GP Sewer Cam comes with a custom-drilled (to buyer’s jetting specs) nozzle. The unit is 4 1/2 pounds, has three screws, one moving part, and is completely made in the USA. 310-774-9468;

15. Hathorn WiFi Camera Reels

WiFi Camera Reels for municipal pipe inspection from Hathorn are designed to work with any Apple or Android mobile device. They allow for streaming video inspections directly to a mobile device, along with recording, taking screen shots, making voice commentary and sharing video inspections seamlessly. These municipal-grade reels are compatible with 18-volt Milwaukee Tool batteries for portability and are fitted with a choice of DuraCAM self-leveling or straight view camera heads all equipped with super bright cool-running LEDs for optimal HD picture quality. 905-604-7040;

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 P540c

The Pearpoint 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;

18. RIDGID SeeSnake Compact C40 with CS6x Versa Camera System

The RIDGID SeeSnake Compact C40 with CS6x Versa Camera System features a 25 mm self-leveling camera head and 131 feet of flexible push cable that is suitable for small/restricted branch lines with tight turns and shorter runs in main laterals. It includes a high dynamic range image sensor, Tiltsense inclinometer and integrated TruSense technology. Its quick-release docking system makes it suitable for pairing with the CS6x Versa digital reporting monitor. An ergonomic, all-in-one solution for capturing media, the monitor has a 5.7-inch daylight-viewable display that provides a crisp, clear in-pipe image. It offers multiple mounting positions with an adjustable kickstand to suit job site conditions, and can be tilted to the desired viewing angle while docked or removed for convenient placement. 800-474-3443;

Recording/Archiving/Data Devices

19. Fluid Conservation Systems PermaNET SU

The PermaNET SU correlating noise logger from Fluid Conservation Systems combines a leak noise sensor and 4G LTE cellular communications technology into a compact single unit. Designed specifically for smaller and more challenging installation environments, it is fully compatible with the online data viewing and analysis platform, PermaNET Web. It allows leakage teams to monitor the status of each logger deployed from a map-based web dashboard on any internet-enabled device. Once the presence of a leak has been identified, secondary measures can be used to check and remove “false positives” and correlate the position of the leak. 800-531-5465;

20. Sensoray Model 4023 

The Model 4023 from Sensoray is a compact high-definition digital video recorder designed for embedded OEM applications. It captures and records analog HD video (TVI, CVI, AHD) and stereo audio to USB storage media and can capture JPG images on the fly without interrupting stream recording. It provides both DVI and composite NTSC/PAL outputs to allow live or recorded video and JPG snapshots to be displayed on an external HD or SD monitor. Date and time are maintained by a real-time clock with battery backup. To implement a complete embedded DVR, connect power, a keypad or keyboard, and a USB storage device. 503-684-8005;

Smoke Locator

21. Superior Signal smoke generator

Smoke generators from Superior Signal locate sources of surface inflow resulting in wet-weather sanitary sewer overflows. A fast, inexpensive and easy way to find leaks and faults in collections systems, smoke candles provide visible smoke to detect more faults at longer distances and come in sizes to meet any need. Smoke candles, blowers and fluid systems for smoke testing are available. 800-945-8378;


22. RapidView IBAK North America IKAS Evolution

IKAS Evolution sewer analysis software from RapidView IBAK North America is in full control of acquisition and sewer data analysis. This software was developed with modularity in mind. The user interface is standard throughout the software platform, so once a user is familiar with one program, they will already know their way around the next one. It is available in four base bundles with more than 24 extension options available for advanced inspections. Included is a powerful tool called 3D GeoSense, where the sensor tracks the movement of the camera as it travels through the lateral, capturing distance, position and depth in 3D space. This opens up new options for acquiring and using positional data for underground utilities. 800-656-4225;

23. WinCan VX

WinCan VX makes it easy to collect detailed, standards-compliant inspection data. It identifies trends, pinpoints hotspots, prioritizes maintenance and lets the user forecast budgets. It offers users cloud compatibility for securely sharing and publishing inspection data, images and video; a customizable interface that adapts to any screen size; integration with the newest video technology; full-featured Esri GIS implementation for easy mapping and infrastructure data management; and compatibility with all NASSCO data collection standards, including PACP, MACP & LACP 7.0. It works 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. Its modular design lets the user expand capability as needs evolve. Add-on modules support emerging technologies like side scanning, laser, sonar and 3D visualization. 877-626-8386;


24. Vivax-Metrotech VMMap Utility Mapping App

The VMMap Utility Mapping App from Vivax-Metrotech records data from the field, which is instantly available online via the VMMap Cloud web portal, or can be shared using the email function in the app. Location data is obtained from the mobile phone, or an external GPS device of your choice. Depth readings, GPS coordinates, the distance between locates and more are captured as data logs and can be saved as xls, txt, shp, and kml extension files. The image capture feature allows the user to attach a JPG format image to the surveys. This is useful to add points of interest or a snapshot of the completed survey. The app generates maps in real time, giving confidence to the field technician that the data being collected is accurate. 800-446-3392; 


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