Product Focus - June 2020

Product Focus - June 2020

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Electronic Leak Detectors

1 / General Pipe Cleaners Gen-Ear LE
The Gen-Ear LE from General Pipe Cleaners allows users to pinpoint water leaks in residential and commercial waterlines, whether they are under concrete slabs, in walls, swimming pools or hot tubs. The compact amplifier fits easily in the palm of the user’s hand and provides noise-free amplification with built-in preset audio filters. High-performance headphones with noise cancellation help block out interference from surrounding ambient noise. The advanced acoustic ground sensor listens for the gurgling or hammering of water escaping from a cracked pipe under concrete, asphalt or tile. For soft surfaces like grass or carpet, use the probe rods. For aboveground pipes or hydrants, use the magnetic attachment. A safety button in the amplifier mutes sudden loud noises when the button is released. Two AA batteries power it for 20 or more hours. 800-245-6200;

2 / 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, combining 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 from Sewerin. Each is suitable 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;

3 / MyTana Locate and Leak Detection Package
MyTana’s Locate and Leak Detection Package helps save time finding leaks in utility lines. The LD40 leak detector works like a stethoscope to detect hissing, trickle or seeping sounds while filtering out background noises. It can detect through any surface and has an easy-to-understand, real-time visual response meter, enabling operators to listen and watch for leaks. Five frequency bands help users home in on hard-to-find leaks, so the LD40 is suitable for use on vertical line leaks, slab leaks and irrigation leaks. The package includes the RL8873 locator and RT8872 transmitter, which can locate most buried utility lines. 800-328-8170;

Electronic Line Locator

4 / Radiodetection RD8100
The RD8100 cable locator from Radiodetection is engineered to deliver high precision for damage prevention when locating buried cables and pipes. This advanced range of underground utility locators offers optional integrated GPS and usage logging. Containing an arrangement of five custom-manufactured, precision ground antennas, it allows the user to choose the best method to locate specific pipes and cables. Integrated GPS and usage-logging options automatically generate data for customer reports or in-house quality and safety audits to promote the best working conditions. 877-247-3797;

Push TV Camera Systems

5 / 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;

6 / Electric Eel Ecam Pro 2 
The Ecam Pro 2 mainline inspection camera system from Electric Eel has a stainless steel-housed, 1.68-inch, self-leveling color camera with sapphire lens; 20-LED light ring with an impact-resistant polycarbonate light ring cover; and high-resolution CCD element. The auto-iris adjusts light automatically. A flexible camera spring navigates 3-inch P-traps. The unit comes standard with 200 feet of premium braided fiberglass 1/2-inch-diameter pushrod (with a capacity of 400 feet available on the reel), industry-standard 512 Hz sonde, 10.4-inch daylight-readable monitor with click-touch controls, and one-touch recording directly to a USB flash drive. It has an on-screen footage counter, a two-hour battery with built-in charger, adjustable light controls, 16 pages of text writing with memory saves, voiceover recording, an 8x zoom function, audio/video out jacks, 8-inch wheels for easy maneuverability, a secure-locking reel brake, and rugged powder-coated steel tube and bar construction. 800-833-1212;

7 / Envirosight VeriSight Pro
The VeriSight Pro from Envirosight has a stainless steel, self-leveling camera with shadowless, variable LED illumination to capture crisp video footage, regardless of pipe material. With supplied centering devices, it inspects lines 2 to 9 inches and snakes through multiple bends for maximum range. An integral tri-band sonde (33 kHz, 512 Hz, 640 Hz) works with almost any locator. Its welded steel coiler comes with 130, 200 or 330 feet of pushrod. The system runs continuously for six hours off internal rechargeable lithium-ion batteries or off main or vehicle power. Its multilanguage controller displays footage on an 8-inch thin-film-transistor LCD and captures up to 90 hours of MPEG-4 video on an SD/SDHC card or USB stick. It has 3x zoom, captures images in JPEG format from both live and recorded video, and offers a 16-page text writer with full QWERTY keyboard. 866-936-8476;

8 / 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 anti-glare 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;

9 / Forbest Products FB-PIC3188XX/4188XX
The FB-PIC3188XX/4188XX portable lay-flat camera system from Forbest Products comes with a 1-inch waterproof color camera head or 1-inch self-leveling color camera head with a built-in 512 Hz sonde transmitter, stainless steel spring kit and bright LED lights. It comes with 130 feet of 5.3 mm or 200 feet of 6 mm fiberglass cable, with a high-resolution 7- or 10-inch color control station with USB and SD recording. Typing and editing is optional for the 10-inch multifunction control station. The lay-flat design is convenient for one user to operate the camera independently. 877-369-1199;

10 / Hathorn M5W Micro Reel
The M5W Micro Reel from Hathorn delivers everything needed to perform quick inspections in pipes ranging from 1 1/2 to 3 inches in diameter and up to 100 feet in length. The camera is easily portable, weighing only 15 pounds. The system comes equipped with a 512 Hz transmitter and a resettable on-screen footage counter. The video is streamed directly to any mobile device, which can be used as your monitor. Audio and video can be recorded to a mobile device as well. The files are saved on the device and can then be transferred via email or text or to the cloud. 905-604-7040;

11 / Insight Vision Cameras IV2
The IV2 inspection camera system tablet from Insight Vision Cameras has a 10.1-inch, daylight-readable tablet screen. The unit can be powered with either AC, DC or a Milwaukee Tool M18 battery. The system performs on-demand recording and snapshots and has an on-screen distance counter. It has a self-leveling color camera head with modular design and an always-on, built-in 512 Hz sonde. The tablet rotates to any angle and offers one-touch recording to USB. 800-488-8177;

12 / Pearpoint (USA) P540c
The Pearpoint (USA) 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;

13 / 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 touch-screen monitor, full Windows operating system, two USB connections and recording software. 800-656-4225;

14 / 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;

15 / 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 the 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;

16 / 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 super-bright, sunlight-readable LCD. Change out reels to create a system that provides the ability to tackle any size job. 800-435-3866;

17 / Subsite Electronics Private Eye II
The Private Eye II mainline inspection system from Subsite Electronics comes enclosed in a Pelican waterproof and crushproof case. Weighing just 30 pounds, it provides extreme portability without sacrificing field durability. It is a suitable solution for easements, off-road manholes or any locations that are hard to get to. It is also suited for smaller municipalities or contractors who need the power and capabilities of a full mainline inspection system in a mobile package. It is compatible with all the company’s mainline cameras and tractors. When combined with the compact portable reel loaded with single-conductor cable, it can inspect 4- to 200-inch-diameter pipelines up to 1,000 feet in length. 800-767-1974;

18 / Vivax-Metrotech vCam-6
The vCam-6 HD inspection system from Vivax-Metrotech includes features such as text writer, voice-over, locatable sonde and traceable pushrod as standard equipment. The standard reel is available with 200, 300 or 400 feet of pushrod and choice of 1.3- or 1.8-inch self-leveling HD camera. The system includes a daylight-viewable control module with a 9.7-inch HD LCD monitor, distance counter and internal rechargeable batteries with five-plus hours of battery life. Video recording and JPG-format pictures can be saved to the internal 1 TB hard drive. The control module has built-in Wi-Fi to stream live video and snapshots to smartphone apps or directly to a computer for recording to the hard drive. 800-446-3392;

Smoke Locator 

19 / 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 in sizes to meet any need. Smoke candles, blowers and fluid systems for smoke testing are available. 800-945-8378;


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