Up Your Drain Inspection Game With the Latest Push Camera Systems

Up Your Drain Inspection Game With the Latest Push Camera Systems

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Below we delve into the details on 16 push camera systems designed to help you get a clear picture of your customers' pipe problems.

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; www.cuesinc.com

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; www.electriceel.com

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; www.envirosight.com

Fiberscope.net by MEDIT VIPER PT
The VIPER PT pipe camera from Fiberscope.net 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; www.fiberscope.net

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; www.hathorncorp.com

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 23mm 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; www.inspectorcameras.com

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; www.milwaukeetool.com

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 multi-frequency 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; www.mytana.com

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

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; www.ratech-electronics.com

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; www.ridgid.com

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; www.seconv.com

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; www.spartantool.com

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 6 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 adaptor to help center the camera head in the line. 800-392-4902; www.trojanworldwide.com

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; www.vivax-metrotech.com

USA Borescopes Mini 13 
The versatile Mini 13 compact color camera system from USA Borescopes is small, lightweight and ideal for the optical, non-destructive 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; www.usaborescopes.com


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