Product Spotlight: Mainline inspection system keeps operators on the job

Product Spotlight: Mainline inspection system keeps operators on the job

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Technological advancements in sewer and pipeline assessment are constantly enabling operators to do more. Aries Industries follows suit with its next-generation advanced sewer and pipeline assessment technology — the Voyager HD Mainline Inspection System. The sophisticated unit combines a rugged tractor, high-zoom HD camera and ergonomically advanced controller for ease of use, keeping the operator on the job.

The Voyager operates in pipes from 6 relined to 72 inches and provides high-end video quality through a fully HD 1080p WiperCam camera. This pan-and-tilt HD camera with 120x zoom delivers a vivid, detailed analysis of pipe conditions. With Aries’ in-the-pipe lens cleaning technology, operators are able to keep the camera clear without needing to retrieve it from the pipe, saving time and maximizing productivity.

“Our research and development team gathered customer input, performance data and years of past Aries product experience to design the best-performing mainline video inspection system in the industry,” says Jim Kraschinsky, vice president of sales at Aries Industries.

The tractor provides maneuverability, with a compact profile and all-wheel drive to navigate tough terrain. It comes equipped with a rear-viewing HD camera to monitor retrieval. Multiple wheel configurations and a standard remotely operated integral camera lift give operators flexibility to adjust to a variety type of pipe conditions and sizes. Both the camera and cable can be attached/detached without the need for tools.

The Voyager’s ergonomic desktop joystick controller makes operation easier and more efficient, according to Kraschinsky. Its digital CANbus controller delivers instantaneous crawler and camera response, giving operators unmatched fingertip control during inspections. Real-time diagnostic monitoring metrics supply the operator with key crawler and camera information. A handheld pendant is included to enable control of the system from the manhole. Its 1,200-foot cable reduces setup time and includes simple reel termination, quick one-button downrigger deployment, spring-loaded retractable cable rollers and field-serviceable slipring to save both labor and logistical costs. The tractor has autonomous time-saving functions such as auto-drive to waypoints and auto-retrieve. The camera also includes field-replaceable wipers to keep crews up and running on the job site. 

“The Voyager is a completely new ground-up design that is made in America, and is further proof of Aries’ dedication to leading the industry,” says Kraschinsky. “We are excited to have it out in the marketplace.” 



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