Four Innovative Crawler Cameras to Capture Every Pipeline Detail

Four Innovative Crawler Cameras to Capture Every Pipeline Detail

The Mobile Pathfinder System from Aries Industries.

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In the municipal sewer and water industry, accurate inspections of pipelines are crucial for maintaining infrastructure integrity. Crawler cameras are at the forefront of this inspection process, providing a glimpse into the often-unseen world of our underground systems. These advanced devices, equipped with cutting-edge technology, can traverse a wide range of pipe conditions and sizes, capturing every detail and potential issue. Let's take a closer look at some notable crawler cameras making utility professionals' jobs easier every day.

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;

CUES Steerable Pipe Ranger II 
The CUES Steerable Pipe Ranger II is a versatile robotic camera transporter designed to traverse silt, mud and debris commonly found in storm and sanitary sewers. It is designed with single-point wheel removal for quick configuration changes in varying pipe sizes and conditions. Optional high traction tires are available for extreme slippery conditions. The unit is designed to operate with all CUES inspection systems with up to 2,000 feet of single- or multi-conductor cable to inspect 7- through 72-inch-diameter pipe. 800-327-7791;

Envirosight ROVVER X
The ROVVER X sewer inspection system from Envirosight allows an operator to run inspections, view and record video, log observations, generate reports and link directly to asset management software. Twelve wheel options enable the crawler to inspect lines from 4 to 96 inches in diameter. 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. Scale up this crawler by adding side-scanning, laser profiling and lateral launch. Users can view data from onboard sensors and assess defects on screen. Its firmware updates automatically to the latest features. The Flexspection sewer video capture platform’s three video resolution options (SD, 720p HD and 1080p HD) allow operators to change file size and resolution depending on the needs of each inspection. 866-936-8476; by MEDIT TROGLOTREK 
The TROGLOTREK pipe inspection robot from by MEDIT is operated by a rechargeable battery and does not require access to an AC power supply, making it convenient for use in remote locations. All system parts, including a motorized cable drum, are battery-powered. With a full range of quick-changeable wheels, the robot can inspect pipes from 4 inches in diameter and up. For larger pipelines, additional auxiliary lights and wheel extension brackets are available. The pan-and-tilt camera thoroughly observes the inspection area, while a rear-view camera lets you monitor the surrounding area when moving backward. The crawler comes with a 984-foot Kevlar braided cable. The splash-proof control center allows the system to be used in wet locations or during rain or snow. Inspection data can include text, footage and inclining information. 877-613-2210;


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