Product Focus: Location and Leak Detection, Drainline TV Inspection

Product Focus: Location and Leak Detection, Drainline TV Inspection
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Electronic Line Locators

General Pipe Cleaners Gen-Eye Hot Spot

The Gen-Eye Hot Spot pipe locator and transmitter from General Pipe Cleaners makes locating pipes and utilities easy. The locator’s total field antenna and on-screen icons lead the user right to the target, without a long learning curve. Whether an experienced pro or a first-time user, the user can quickly locate inspection cameras, sondes, active power lines and utility lines with pinpoint accuracy. Rated at IP65, the locator can withstand a 3-foot drop, is dust- and dirt-proof, and water-resistant. The powerful 5-watt Hot Spot transmitter, in tandem with the locator, makes finding buried utilities quick and easy. More power means more signal to locate. Choose one of four frequencies to best suit the application. 800-245-6200;

Hermann Sewerin GmbH UT 9200 and UT 9100 

The UT 9200 and UT 9100 systems from Hermann Sewerin GmbH feature a multitude of frequencies, extremely long battery life, simple operation and versatile functionality. The UT 9200 R and UT 9100 R receivers are best combined with the UT 9012 TX generator, the most powerful transmitter in its class at 12 watts. They allow the user to find the optimal frequency immediately, connect two pipes at the same time or locate very long sections of pipe. They accurately locate pipes in difficult environments and all weathers, or reliably determine the depth of the pipe. Thanks to the inbuilt GNSS module, the UT 9200 R receiver can link location data to position data and read it out via the UT 9200 Com app — helping the user to work quickly, accurately and economically. 888-592-9916;

Subsite Electronics UtiliGuard 2

The UtiliGuard 2 from Subsite Electronics provides locating crews with integrated data capture, GPS positioning and an intuitive user interface to help operators improve work quality and maximize locate awareness. For increased confidence, locate consistency and operational performance, the user interface features 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. The data automatically captured can be used 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;

Push TV Camera Systems

CUES flexiprobe C540c

The flexiprobe C540c portable pipeline inspection system from CUES simplifies operations by automatically creating a survey report, allowing you to concentrate on your inspection tasks. Share your reports quickly and easily via email or the Dropbox file sharing service. Systems consist of six reel configurations with two different cameras to choose from rated for withstanding water pressure of approximately 160 psi or over 300 feet underwater. Each system serves unique applications and a majority of inspection needs within the sewer industry today, from 1 1/2- up to 12-inch pipe. The system is managed by a powerful and intuitive controller with a quick boot-up, an intuitive user interface and a high-definition 10.1-inch TFT display. 800-327-7791;

Electric Eel eCAM Ace 2 SL 

The Electric Eel eCAM Ace 2 SL offers an upgraded brighter display screen, which 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 along with other features that include a location on the rear of the monitor for the battery cradle and AC/DC power input. The unit can now handle both 18-volt battery and 12-volt AC/DC adapter inputs (not at the same time). It also has an entirely new operating system and menu navigation, along with improved battery life off a single charge. 800-833-1212;

Envirosight Verisight Pro+ 

Envirosight’s Verisight Pro+ smart push camera can be used to complete drain, lateral and cleanout inspections quickly and accurately. The stainless steel self-leveling camera captures up to 90 hours of color footage from pipes 2 inches in diameter and larger, regardless of material. It can snake through multiple bends for maximum range, and its integral tri-band sonde (33 kHz, 512 Hz, 640 Hz) works with almost any locator. The rugged welded-steel coiler comes with 130, 200 or 330 feet of pushrod. The entire system runs for 6 hours off internal rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, or off mains or vehicle power. Its controller offers an 8-inch LCD screen that displays footage in real-time and a full QWERTY keyboard for recording observations. Easily navigate and review recorded inspections using the thumbnail gallery, then transfer them via SD card or USB drive. 866-838-3763; by MEDIT VIPER PT

The VIPER PT pipe camera from by MEDIT offers a fully portable, all-in-one design making it easy to transport and set up, allowing users to get to work quickly and without any hassle. The miniature pan-and-tilt camera head measures only 1.1 inch in diameter, providing a comprehensive view of the interior of the pipe. The camera features an HD video sensor, which delivers crystal-clear footage. The system comes with a 98-foot insertion push cable with a pre-attached 512 Hz sonde, making it easy to locate and track the camera head as it moves through the pipe. The control unit features a high-resolution, daylight-readable display. Captured data allows users to refer back to the footage at a later time. Adding text notes also makes it easy to keep track of important details and observations during the inspection. 877-613-2210;

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;


The Scout 3-Pro PLUS from INSPECTORCAMERAS.COM is a lightweight, easy-to-carry, rugged and waterproof inspection camera. Use the 10-inch screen for better viewing and the 130-foot heavy-duty cable for longer pushes. Included is a 23 mm stainless steel camera head that self-levels with a sonde for locating. It can capture high-quality images while recording videos with sound from the built-in microphone. It has a Bluetooth keyboard for typing on the screen, secure internal storage for accessories, and a completely removable control box for limited space areas and easy cleaning. It comes with a set of skids, accessories and two chargers. 603-267-0400;

Milwaukee Tool 100-foot Flexible Pipeline Inspection Camera

Milwaukee Tool’s 100-foot Flexible Pipeline Inspection Camera is part of the M18 Modular Pipeline Inspection System. Providing maneuverability in small lines, the unit has a flexible push cable built to navigate tight bends and traps in 1.5- to 4-inch lines, up to 100 feet. The compact and lightweight design is optimized for high traffic or confined areas and offers portability for easy storage and transport on and off the job site. As the first flexible reel added to the system, it joins the 120- and 200-foot Mid-Stiff, and 200- and 325-foot Stiff reels to provide the versatility needed to fit any situation. The system is built around the M18 500 GB Control Hub, which powers and allows for easy swaps between reels. 800-729-3878;

MyTana Inspect & Locate Package

Designed for full inspecting and locating capability in lines large and small, MyTana’s Inspect & Locate Package comes with a single control unit that connects to both a large-diameter camera for inspecting up to 8-inch lines on 200 feet of pushrod, and a small-diameter camera for inspecting 1 1/2- to 3-inch lines on 100 feet of pushrod. The control unit’s large, daylight-readable monitor displays high-clarity footage, and all-digital recording lets you save that footage to either the 64 GB internal drive or a removable USB flash drive. Operators can also stream video wirelessly to multiple devices. The multifrequency locator works on all pipes including cast iron. Continual depth readout and directional indicators allow for intuitive operation with audio feedback. With the included transmitter, you can trace a signal on drainlines or find buried utilities. 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. 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 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 Mini Pro Inspection Camera 

The RIDGID SeeSnake Mini Pro Inspection Camera with TruSense Technology provides digital self-leveling without mechanical rotation. The small yet rugged unit is designed to inspect up to 200 feet of 1 1/2- to 8-inch pipe with its mid-flex push cable that can navigate hard 90-degree bends. Its 25 mm digital self-leveling camera always keeps the in-pipe image upright and, when paired with a TruSense enabled monitor, delivers an in-pipe image with superior clarity, detail and fewer blown-out areas and sections of the pipe that are too dark to see. Digital Zoom/Pan provides the ability to focus on a single point of interest, while the TiltSense Inclinometer measures the camera’s angle and displays the degree of tilt on the monitor — giving professionals a useful indicator of the pitch of the camera in-pipe. 800-474-3443;

SECON Extreme Series

Extreme Series cordless sewer cameras from SECON come with two 20-volt DeWALT batteries and a charging station. An 18-volt power supply is included for plug-in operation. They have a Wi-Fi connection to view inspections in real time on personal smart devices. The unit includes a 7-inch color LCD monitor, 512 Hz sonde/transmitter and a stainless steel camera head. They are available with 100 to 300 feet of push cable and are capable of viewing 1 1/2- to 12-inch pipe. 702-527-5100;

Spartan Tool Traveler 3.0

The Traveler 3.0 is the next generation of Spartan Tool’s all-in-one sewer inspection system, upgraded for tough customers. It is the same compact, portable size as before but includes completely rebuilt and upgraded interior components. It offers a stronger, more durable pushrod with a removable reel, allowing you to swap reels in the field quickly and easily. An upgraded camera head with high-intensity LEDs comes standard, but a line of easily interchangeable, customizable camera heads is offered for flexibility. The upgraded interior electronic components are built to withstand harsh environments and deliver better resolution and accuracy. 800-435-3866;

Trojan Worldwide VISIONHD

The VISIONHD 1080P color camera system from Trojan Worldwide is a reliable easy-to-operate inspection camera system designed for 1.5- to 4-inch lines. The all-in-one enclosed case features a 1-inch high-definition 1080p self-leveling waterproof color camera head with adjustable LED lights and a built-in 512 Hz sonde transmitter for locating. The system has 100 feet of durable pushrod and a built-in foot counter. The display module has a 10-inch full HD LCD with DVR and is capable of recording to an SD card or USB flash drive up to six hours on a full charge. Other features include a keyboard for text writing and an attachable microphone for voice recording. This system also includes built-in ports to attach larger camera reels to the display module for viewing and recording. Accessories include headphones with a microphone, two skids, charging cord and USB adapter to help center the camera head in the line. 800-392-4902;

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 commentary 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;

USA Borescopes Mini 13 

The versatile Mini 13 compact color camera system from USA Borescopes is small, lightweight and ideal for the optical, nondestructive inspection of pipes, cavities, welding seams, turbines, hollow girder and cast parts. With the help of this mini camera system, users can detect firmly bonded deposits, abrasions and deformations in narrow, elbowed, hard approachable and dangerous not illuminated locations without cost intensive disassembling of the parts. Detected damages can be stored as picture and/or as video directly to the SD card. The system with a camera head of only 0.51 inches in outer diameter is small enough to negotiate bends in pipes as small as 1.5 inches. This mini camera system is ideal and designed for plumbers, engineers, maintenance professionals as well as other process piping inspectors for quality control and expertise. The rechargeable battery pack offers hours of trouble-free inspection time. 931-362-3304;

Smoke Locators

Cherne Residential Plumbing Smoke Blower

The Cherne Residential Plumbing Smoke Blower is a fast and easy leak-detection system. The blower uses long-lasting dense smoke that is pumped into a plumbing system to identify leaks quickly and efficiently. Featuring a 5-foot heavy-duty hose that fits a 4-inch clean-out tee, the blower is lightweight and corrosion-resistant. With exhaust pumped through the plumbing, the blower can be used indoors and easily transported with its top-mounted carrying handle. Its efficient 122 cc, 3.5 hp, four-stroke Honda engine provides more than 700 cfm, making it fast, easy and safe to determine problem areas. Through vibration damping, excess movement and noise are also minimized, creating a smoother and more efficient experience. 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 an odor or residue. 800-888-1436;

Superior Signal 5E Electric Smoker

The 5E Electric Smoker from Superior Signal offers an efficient solution to find difficult leaks and odors in residential and commercial plumbing systems or septic tanks. Connect the blower to any plumbing clean-out or vent with the appropriate-size smoke candle to force smoke through faults and cracks, easily identifying sources of odor and hard-to-find leaks. Smoke candles produce a highly visible, nontoxic smoke and are biodegradable. They are manufactured with zero waste stream and include labels printed with vegetable-based ink on recycled paper as well as biodegradable, recycled paperboard tubes. The unit does not generate harmful exhaust gases and handles all residential and commercial smoke-testing applications. The unit comes with an 8-foot, industrial-grade flex hose, weighs 8 pounds and requires no maintenance. 800-945-8378;


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