Product News: Robotics
Pipe Inspection Crawler features motorized camera elevator.
Press Release Summary:
July 25, 2012 - Able to inspect 6-72 in. dia pipe, ROVVER X(TM) is available with motorized elevator capable of positioning camera anywhere throughout its 7.1 in. vertical travel range. Elevator, used in combination with crawler's lift carriage accessory and various wheel sets, allows centerline viewing in any pipe up to 48 in. dia. Controlled directly from ROVVER X pendant, lift accepts ROVVER X pan/tilt/zoom camera or DigiSewer side-scanning camera as well as any ROVVER X auxiliary lamp.
Original Press Release
With New Motorized Camera Elevator, ROVVER X(TM) Inspects Practically any Pipe
Press release date: July 25, 2012
"ROVVER X embodies our belief that a single crawler should be able to inspect the vast majority of pipe sizes, materials and conditions out there," says Richard Lindner, President of Envirosight. "We call this the 'power of one'. ROVVER X's detachable lift carriage and 12 wheel options already give it tremendous range. Now with this new elevator, ROVVER can inspect any pipe 6-72 inches in diameter."
The elevator plugs directly into the crawler's camera port and secures in seconds with just two bolts-no clumsy wires or clamps. It is controlled directly from the ROVVER X pendant. The lift accepts the ROVVER X pan/tilt/zoom camera or the DigiSewer side-scanning camera, as well as any ROVVER X auxiliary lamp (including the lamp/rear-view camera combo unit).
The new camera elevator is made of aluminum and stainless steel. It is available August 1, and is compatible with all ROVVER X systems.
About ROVVER X ROVVER X is the one pipe inspection system that lets an operator do everything-control inspections, view and record digital video, log observations, generate reports, and link directly to asset-management software. All this capability is packed into a simple three-piece layout, with no CCU or other components to clutter the workspace.
Though remarkably self-contained, ROVVER X is built on an expandable digital backbone. Not only can an operator add side-scanning and laser profiling, he or she can view data from onboard sensors, automate tasks with macros, and measure defects onscreen. And future capabilities are limitless-ROVVER X's firmware updates automatically to the latest features, and its architecture is ready for any accessory-even ones that don't yet exist.
Advanced technology aside, ROVVER X is built for the rigors of sewer inspection. Twelve wheel options-plus camera lift, carriage and illumination accessories-mean ROVVER X transforms in seconds to inspect lines six to 60 inches. Its six-wheel drive with proportional steering navigates past obstacles, and overlapping wheels climb offsets better than tracks. Powerful motors and a geared drive train maximize range and pivot capability, even with carriage and 10" knobby tires installed.
Ultimately, however, reliability and productivity have made ROVVER the number one crawler brand worldwide. ROVVER X continues this tradition with unsurpassed video resolution and 50% more illumination, leaving no detail hidden. Its powerful reel monitors cable tension optically to prevent slack and minimize resistance, allowing one-man operation. And self-diagnostic capabilities, plus access to operating history, only enhance the uptime of the one crawler that already leads the industry.
About Envirosight LLC Randolph, New Jersey-based Envirosight, LLC provides video pipeline inspection solutions to municipalities, contractors, departments of transportation, and civil/environmental engineers. Envirosight is committed to ongoing innovation, delivering products that enhance user productivity and inspection detail. Envirosight serves customers through a trained network of regional sales partners who deliver localized support and expertise with rapid turnaround. All Envirosight technical employees hold NASSCO PACP certification. Visit Envirosight online at www.envirosight.com