Get Ready for (Lateral) Launch with ROVVER X SAT II

Precise, customizable lateral launch is possible with the versatile ROVVER X SAT II inspection crawler system

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Get Ready for (Lateral) Launch with ROVVER X SAT II

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Lateral launch doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, there’s no real reason why aiming and launching a camera from one pipe to another should require sharpshooter skill. The technology is out there — it’s just a question of putting it to work. ROVVER X SAT II’s combination of precision and strength makes it possible to launch up to 147 feet from more pipe sizes, configurations and conditions than ever before.

Launch tubes for every job

Want to launch at challenging angles from mainlines of different diameters? ROVVER X SAT II is built with several features to tackle difficult underground infrastructure. The system comes with a launch chute and extension tubes of varying lengths that make it easy to reconfigure ROVVER X SAT II to launch from different sized mains. 

The standard launch tube is suitable for launching from smaller mainlines 6 to 8 inches in diameter. For working in mains over 10 inches in diameter, a specialty launch tube is available that accepts pipe extensions via a twist collar, lifting the aiming camera up to a suitable height in mainlines as large as 80 inches in diameter. 

Whichever launch tube is used, it is articulated by a powerful two-axis launch mechanism capable of precisely positioning the camera at the angle and height the incoming lateral requires. The mechanism has the precision to target challenging launch positions with pinpoint accuracy even in large lines with long extension tubes.   

A snapshot of camera capabilities

Each of ROVVER X SAT II’s three cameras serves a different purpose. 

  • With 130-degree field-of-view, the aiming camera enables operators to position the launch chute into place for launch. As with all ROVVER X SAT II cameras, the aiming camera has built-in illumination for superior visibility.
  • The launch camera head captures detailed footage as it’s pushed through laterals, providing comprehensive insights on pipe condition. It also serves as the primary camera for the crawler as it moves through mainlines.
  • The rear-facing camera assists with cable management during reverse crawl. 

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