Product Focus - March 2022

Product Focus - March 2022

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Crawler Cameras

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;

Envirosight ROVVER X

The ROVVER X from Envirosight lets an operator control inspections, view and record digital video, identify sources of I&I, 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 lines from 4 to 96 inches. It can identify illicit connections, roots, cracks and corrosion with 145-degree tilt, 12X digital zoom and add-on side-scanning, laser profiling and lateral launch. Its six-wheel drive with proportional steering navigates past obstacles, and overlapping wheels climb offsets with ease. Powerful motors and a geared drivetrain maximize travel range. It is built on an expandable digital backbone, and future capabilities are limitless, as its firmware updates automatically to the latest features. 866-838-3763;

Electronic Locators

Electro Scan ES- 620 Sewer Probe

Electro Scan’s ES- 620 Sewer Probe uses Focused Electrode Leak Location to unambiguously locate and measure all potential leaks in gpm. These include bad joints, cracks, holes, fractures, bad service reconnections and poorly cured liners. FELL uses a high-frequency low-voltage electrical signal to inspect the entirety of the pipe wall. A watertight pipe does not allow electricity to escape or “leak” from a piping system unless there is an opening in the pipe wall. The larger the opening, the greater the electric current, meaning a larger water leak, as described in ASTM F2550. The system provides reports and data within minutes of scan completion and is available as a standalone system or as an addition to an existing CCTV system, for pipes 6 inches and above. 916-779-0660;

Hermann Sewerin GmbH SeCorrPhon AC 200

The SeCorrPhon AC 200 from Hermann Sewerin GmbH combines the characteristics of a correlator with acoustic water leak detection, offering prelocation, pinpointing and correlation in one single system. It is based on the tried and tested housing and hardware concept of the AQUAPHON A 200 by Sewerin. Each is ideal for leak detection across all sections, materials, diameters and lengths of pipelines. Numerous additional functions are also available for complex location scenarios. 888-592-9916;

Subsite Electronics UtiliGuard 2

The UtiliGuard 2 from Subsite Electronics provides locate crews with integrated data capture, GPS positioning and an intuitive user interface to help operators improve work quality and maximize locate awareness. Operators get an in-depth understanding of locating activity by documenting locate accuracy and operations performance for more consistent results on job sites. The user interface offers simplified graphics that are easy and fast to interpret. Operators will notice an obvious change in screen layout when directly over a utility locate, providing positive confirmation. These graphics deliver increased confidence, locate consistency and operational performance. The data automatically captured can be used by operators to quickly prove or track performance, compare with benchmarks and provide actionable outcomes to help increase quality and productivity while reducing cable strikes. In addition to data-logging capabilities, it is equipped with integrated GPS positioning, enabling crews to improve activity reporting. 800-846-2713;

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 can 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 with user-friendly and intuitive locate screens. Operators 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. 800-446-3392;

Inspection Vehicles

CUES truck-mounted pipeline inspection systems

CUES truck-mounted pipeline inspection systems are made to withstand the most severe conditions and are ergonomically designed for comfort and efficiency. Systems can include CCTV inspection equipment for sewer/storm/potable waterlines, mainline joint or lateral sealing, and lateral reinstatement cutters for the relining industry. Self-contained portable systems are also available and include the functions found in a truck-mounted system, but have the ability to achieve easement access and can be wheeled off-road for maximum versatility and mobility. 800-327-7791;

Mainline TV Camera Systems

CPI Products PoleCat

Sometimes push inspection cameras are hard to control when not in a pipe and trying to look into a ground-level space. It can be dangerous to kneel down and stick your head in these places, and in some areas, that violates safety rules. When needing to look into a manhole or confined space, 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 broomstick threaded extension pole and it’s ready. It fits any push inspection camera and installs in minutes. 413-443-0925;

Electric Eel eCAM Pro 2

The eCAM Pro 2 from Electric Eel has a built-in battery cradle that accepts a Milwaukee M18 or equivalent battery (battery not included). This allows for operation in remote locations or anywhere electricity is not available. It includes a rugged stainless steel-housed, 1.68-inch self-leveling color camera with sapphire lens; a 20-LED light ring with an impact-resistant polycarbonate light ring cover; and a high-resolution CCD element. A flexible camera spring navigates 3-inch P-traps. The unit comes standard with 200 feet of braided fiberglass premium 1/2-inch-diameter pushrod (reel capacity available up to 400 feet), industry-standard 512 Hz sonde, 10.4-inch daylight-readable monitor with click-touch controls, one-touch recording directly to a USB flash drive, voice-over recording, an 8X zoom function, audio/video out jacks, 8-inch wheels for easy maneuverability and a secure-locking reel brake. 800-833-1212;

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, 300 or 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 directly into the USB port. The DVR outputs HD-quality videos, which can be stored and shared from a mobile device. 714-453-9760;

General Pipe Cleaners Gen-Eye X-POD Plus

The Gen-Eye X-POD Plus sewer camera system from General Pipe Cleaners includes a Gen-Pack battery adapter, Wi-Fi transmitter and an on-screen distance counter as standard equipment. Depending on battery type and settings, the built-in battery adapter allows for up to 12 hours of operation in remote locations with limited access to power. The built-in Wi-Fi transmitter lets the technician view and record work on a cell phone or tablet. Using the system’s USB port, they can also archive activity on flash drives. The on-screen distance counter shows how far the camera has traveled down a line in feet or meters. For optimum accuracy, settings can be adjusted for full size or mini-reel configurations. A 7-inch LCD color monitor with a sunscreen provides easy viewing in any location, and the camera has one-touch recording for speed and convenience. 800-245-6200;

Hathorn Wi-Fi DuraSCOPE

Hathorn’s Wi-Fi DuraSCOPE inspection cameras offer the convenience of streaming video inspections to an Apple or Android mobile device using the free PipeSTREAM app. It can be used to take screenshots, overlay voice commentary and share videos with up to four devices. It has the choice of DuraCAM self-leveling or straight-view camera heads in multiples sizes and an on-screen footage counter. Municipal-grade camera reels are built tough, with butt-welded steel-frame construction, stainless steel camera heads and a choice of HDPE premium pushrod size allows the user to push far and remain in the field longer. It has 512 Hz sonde control and external 18-volt Milwaukee battery compatibility for quick swap-outs and longer time in the field. 866-428-4676;

MyTana PGR400

MyTana’s PGR400 push camera has the range and rigidity to inspect long laterals and small mains, with the choice of a 400- or 325-foot 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 you work. 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 so you can position the 12-inch daylight-readable monitor for best viewing. All-digital recording lets you 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 anti-skid feet for easy maneuvering. A skid and camera guides for the camera head help jump offsets and navigate bends. 800-328-8170;

RapidView IBAK North America MicroLite Pushrod System

The MicroLite Pushrod System from RapidView IBAK North America is a lightweight, small-diameter push system with durable steel-frame construction that delivers a high-quality image for all contractors and plumbers. Fitted with 100 feet of push cable, powerful LED lighting and an auto-uprighting camera, it is designed to inspect pipelines 2 to 4 inches in diameter. The entire system is powered by rechargeable batteries and is equipped with the positionable MicroLite Command Console, which includes a 10-inch touchscreen monitor, full Windows operating system, two USB connections and recording software. 800-656-4225;

Ratech Electronics Plumber’s Helper Jr.

The Plumber’s Helper Jr. pipe inspection system from Ratech Electronics is based on a small-scale reel and comes with 100 feet of mini Gel Rod cable, a removable compact command module with 7.1-inch LCD, a built-in battery and an SD recorder for recording digital images and video. This mini pipe inspection system is available with a full-spectrum, 1.375-inch, self-leveling color camera; a standard color camera; or any of the company’s three micro camera heads — 5/8-, 3/4- or 1-inch diameter. 905-660-7072;

RIDGID SeeSnake Compact2

The RIDGID SeeSnake Compact2 with CS6x Versa camera system delivers big performance in a small package. It offers 100 feet of flexible push cable and has the ability to fit in smaller-diameter pipes, navigating through tight turns with a 2.5-inch minimum bend radius. Its self-leveling camera head provides an image that is always upright. The quick-release dock for the CS6x Versa monitor with Wi-Fi provides fast, efficient job setup. The CS6x Versa is an ergonomic, all-in-one solution for capturing media and delivering inspection results to customers, and it offers multiple mounting positions with an adjustable kickstand to suit job site conditions. A 5.7-inch, daylight-viewable display provides a crisp, clear in-pipe image. A sturdy metal frame provides a solid base that makes it easy to push and retrieve the cable. Its FleXmitter sonde has long range and preserves the camera’s ability to make turns. 800-474-3443;

USA Borescopes Wohler VIS 700

The Wohler VIS 700 inspection camera, distributed by USA Borescopes, offers razor sharp high-definition images, a focus function for precise inspection, 360-degree viewing and 100 feet of working length. HD images are displayed on a brilliant, touch-screen high-resolution monitor. It is designed to transmit live video data to smart devices via wireless LAN. While conducting an inspection, the tech has the option to stream live images and videos on a smartphone or tablet. They can also save all the inspection footage to an SD card for reviewing at a later time. The system is available with interchangeable 1.5-inch camera heads with pan-and-tilt features as well as a smaller 1-inch straight-view camera head. 931-362-3304;

Smoke Locators

Cherne Smoke Fluid

Cherne Smoke Fluid is a simple-to-use smoke testing system that produces thick, dense smoke to effectively identify inflow. Easy to pour and regulate, it is constructed with a Briggs and Stratton engine that has the ability to generate air flow up to 3,679 cfm. Built with virtually indefinite store life, it can be used with traditional smoke candles or liquid smoke. It is available for purchase in three size variations 1- and 5-gallon totes and 55-gallon drums. 800-843-7584;

Hurco Technologies Power Smoker 2 

The Power Smoker 2 from Hurco Technologies quickly locates leaks in new and existing plumbing systems. The machine is connected to a clean-out, and smoke is sent through the system to reveal any problem areas. The system uses LiquiSmoke, a laboratory-tested safe smoke that costs cents per minute to use and has an indefinite shelf life. When the test is complete, the smoke dissipates without leaving any odor or residue. 800-888-1436;

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;


AllMax Software Antero

Antero from AllMax Software accurately tracks maintenance data, allowing operators to streamline maintenance programs, all while providing peace of mind that equipment is being maintained efficiently and effectively. The newest version of the software includes a number of new sections and a complete redesign of the entire program. The improved My Work section is a one-stop place for a user to view all assigned work, manage their workload and complete work orders. Manage maintenance tasks in new sections such as Work Management, Work Order Review and Procedures. Changes to the Parts, Calendar and Home Screen sections make the program easier to navigate. 800-670-1867; 


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