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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 is the pipe inspection system that lets an operator do everything including run inspections, view and record video, log observations, generate reports and link directly to asset management software. The Flexspection sewer video capture platform adds even more capabilities to this versatile system. Three video resolution options (SD and HD) allow operators to change file size and resolution depending on the needs of each inspection. Twelve wheel options enable ROVVER X to inspect lines from 4 to 96 inches. 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. Not only can you add side-scanning, laser profiling and lateral launch, you can view data from onboard sensors and assess defects on-screen. The system’s firmware updates automatically to the latest features. 866-838-3763;

Trojan Worldwide C1000 Crawler

For use in 6- to 24-inch pipe or storm drains, the C1000 Crawler system from Trojan Worldwide is a commercial pipe inspection system that provides a full HD 1080p resolution from the 360-degree pan-and-tilt color camera head. It is fitted with both front and rear cameras and LED lights. The crawler unit is equipped to pull the included 500-foot cable at a rate of 20 to 65 feet per minute and is backed by a motorized reel. The camera head is equipped with a laser sensor to measure pipe grade (angle), which displays the information on the 10-inch LCD along with the current internal pressure. The control unit records to USB via DVR and allows the user to add text information to the video using the integrated keyboard. The unit includes an additional set of larger wheels for larger pipes.  800-392-4902;

Electronic Locators

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, meaning prelocation, pinpointing and correlation in one single system. It includes an easy-to-read measurement value display and automated filter selection. It is based on the tried and tested housing and hardware concept of the AQUAPHON A 200. Each is ideal for use 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;

Mainline TV Camera Systems

Electric Eel eCAM Ace 2 SL 

The updated eCAM Ace 2 SL from Electric Eel includes a display screen that is twice as bright as comparable cameras in its class. This new feature is an important factor in the clarity and definition of viewing inspection camera images and data. A brighter screen provides better contrast and visibility of inspection, making it ideal in brightly lit environments like full and direct sunlight. The 1.43-inch self-leveling color camera inspects 3- to 10-inch lines. Other features include a new location on the rear of the monitor for the battery cradle and an AC/DC power input; the unit can now handle both an 18-volt battery and 12-volt AC/DC adapter inputs (not at the same time); an entirely new operating system and menu navigation; and improved battery life off a single charge. 800-833-1212;

Hathorn Inspection Cameras H12

The H12 control module from Hathorn Inspection Cameras is equipped with a bright 12.1-inch VividHD LCD screen. It is powered by 18-volt Milwaukee (or equivalent) batteries, and is available with PipeStream Wi-Fi technology, which allows the user to directly stream the video inspection to up to four devices at the same time (Apple or Android). This system also comes with a full keyboard, eight pages of text overlay, dimmable light control, record/pause to USB and sonde control. It is usable in any light condition (including direct sunshine), providing HD picture quality, high contrast and 8X digital pan and zoom technology. Command modules are paired with Hathorn Standard reels, which offer nine camera heads (straight view and self-leveling), five different reel sizes, five different rod sizes and lengths from 100 to 500 feet. 866-428-4676;

Subsite Electronics Push Camera System

When a transporter isn’t an option because of pipe size or limited access, the Subsite Electronics Push Camera allows operators to complete inspections in the most challenging conditions. Ideal for pipes from 1.5 to 12 inches, it features single conductor technology with a rigid 1/4-inch fiber pushrod covered with a durable Hytrel jacketing that allows operators to inspect up to 500 feet down the line. Additionally, the 1/4-inch-diameter single conductor cable provides added strength without weight concerns, allowing operators to complete significantly longer inspections without the cable getting twisted or warped. The 1545 camera with an in-line 512 Hz beacon allows the operator to easily locate damage and blockage in the pipe. The camera is controlled by a 1575 controller, which features a rugged, durable and reliable enclosure. 800-846-2713;

Vivax-Metrotech vCamMX-2

The vCamMX-2 from Vivax-Metrotech is a portable all-in-one camera to inspect pipes between 1 1/2 and 4 inches. The control module’s 8-inch daylight-viewable LCD screen shows the distance of pushrod deployed as well as the current time and date. Recordings are made in MP4 video and pictures in JPEG format directly to a USB thumb drive, then instantly backed up to an SD card. The internal microphone allows audio commenting over recorded video. The pushrod is traceable with the use of an external locator transmitter and is available in 100 or 150 feet. The 512 Hz frequency sonde is standard equipment. It comes with two interchangeable camera heads. The smaller D18-MX camera is fixed position and 0.70 inch in diameter, and the D26-MX is self-leveling and 1 inch in diameter. 800-446-3392;

Recording/Archiving/Data Device


Syrinix PIPEMINDER-ONE water and wastewater monitoring solutions provide high-resolution data-led insights to transform network visibility. The solutions offer a broad range of applications, including network calming, asset performance tracking and acoustic leak detection. The technology combines GIS features with in-house analysis tools and software to advise utilities on the best deployment plan for units, including number and geographic placement for each pressure monitor device. The data loggers then measure pressure at 128 samples per second (constantly) and summarize this data into a one-minute summary time series containing minimum, mean and maximum pressures. This allows for not only transients to be captured but also bursts and more gentle trends. Data is integrated seamlessly into RADAR — the feature-rich, easy-to-use cloud analysis platform — where actionable insights help cost-conscious utilities move network management from reactive to proactive, improving performance and saving time and money. 844-279-7464;

Smoke Locators

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;


CUES GraniteNet Defect Coding Services

GraniteNet Defect Coding Service from CUES lets machines process video using AI for consistent accuracy, speed-to-completion and final review by PACP-certified inspectors. It lets users get caught up and allows staff and engineers to focus on more inspiring and productive projects and let the machines do most of the work. CUES also offers a sophisticated decision-support service, called Prescriptive Planning, that is based on the results of the AI-processed inspections to help prioritize risk and organize the types of work that should be done along with the suggested method of repair or replacement, based on out-of-the-box or customized decision logic. Quantify the type of work, assess your budgets and streamline contractor bids for the specific rehabilitation jobs needing to be done. 800-327-7791;

iWater infraMAP Software

infraMAP Software from iWater is a cloud-based maintenance management system that allows seamless data collection, map updates and digital record keeping for historical purposes. Originally designed to reduce overtime, eliminate paperwork and make everyone’s job easier, the application has been perfected by the field personnel who use it every day. This easy-to-use software is geared toward mobile field crews, office staff and does not require GIS experience. It brings together field crews, management, GIS and engineering into a commercial off-the-shelf product. 949-768-4549;

RapidView IBAK North America IKAS Evolution 

IKAS Evolution sewer analysis software from RapidView IBAK North America is capable of PACP, LACP and MACP data interface, can be adapted to the modern sewer inspection standards, and customized to the specific user’s workflow. It is available in four base bundles with over two dozen extension options including: full digital HD resolution, laser measurement and LaserScan continuous profile analysis. One module included in all four bundles is a powerful tool called 3D GeoSense. Compatible with all RapidView cameras (excluding AxialCam 2.0), each camera has an option to install a sensor that tracks the movement as it travels through the pipe. This allows it to capture distance, position and depth accurately and efficiently. 800-656-4225;


WinCan is an AI-supported sewer inspection solution that helps municipalities and contractors keep track of mainline conditions, locations and maintenance trends. With data analysis tools designed for even the most nuanced CCTV inspection, it brings the essentials of cloud-based inspection workflows to a truck, desktop or mobile device. Review inspection media, edit and log defect codes and create custom reports that give collaborators exactly what they need, all from a single cloud-based platform. Then, when inspections are complete, jump into its Enterprise environment for fast, simple work order tracking and systemwide analysis. For desktop users, a variety of modules assist in collecting essential measurements of mainline features, and asset management integration helps keep databases updated in real time. 877-626-8386;


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