Monday, May 4, 2015

The difference between a conventional borescope and a pipe inspection robot

Recently, we have received several requests from our clients asking us to explain the difference between a conventional borescope and a pipe inspection robot, and we would like to address this matter today.

So, what are pipe inspection robots, and how are they different from other traditional viewing devices?

First, of all a pipe inspection robot is a ROBOT – that’s what it is. What does that mean for you? That means greater independence from the operator, higher speeds, image quality and overall efficiency.

Greater independence: Pipe inspection robots, like our new STORMER S3000, travel within a pipeline on their own. Operators can adjust speed and illumination intensity depending on the inspection requirements, while the inspection robot examines the pipe, delivering high-quality, life-like images of the pipeline interior. In our case, STORMER S3000 features innovative highly adjustable design that allows you to inspect pipes from 150 mm (5.9”) to 1 m (40”) in diameter. The front camera mount can be used to examine pipes of narrower diameters, and top mount – for pipes of bigger diameter. The system also comes with several set of wheels to match your specific pipe diameter.

You can view the inspection process on the integral LED backlit 10.4” high-definition TFT flat panel monitor packed in a sturdy Pelican case, put in text comments and process inspection data with WinCan compatible software. All inspection findings can be saved to a hard drive or a USB stick.

Higher speeds: STORMER S3000 pipe inspection robot is a powerful 15 Nm 4 wheel drive with chain transmission operating on 48 V DC motor. For you it means NO MORE:

  • Working in an awkward position
  • Pushing and pulling insertion probe, hoping the camera stays in the up-right position

You can choose between 5 speeds depending on the inspection requirements and save yourself considerable amounts of time and energy.
Pipe inspection robots mean greater independence from the operator, higher speeds, image quality and overall efficiency

Higher image quality: Pipe inspection robots feature innovative optics, which delivers high-quality complete images of the pipeline interior even when the robot moves on high speeds. The STORMER S3000 is equipped with a pan-and-tilt camera with continuous rotation and super-sensitive CMOS video chip (720x576 pixels) and lon
g-lasting adjustable LED lights that allow to capture every little defect of the pipeline interior. The camera is protected by Stainless steel housing with Aluminum anodized finish and is completely waterproof.

Overall efficiency: Pipe inspection robots allow you to inspect wider range of pipelines at just a fraction of effort of a conventional viewing device. Their agility, precision and portability make them irreplaceable tools that should be added to any inspection kit. If you want to conduct highly productive and economical inspections and receive informative reports at double the speed of a traditional borescope, pipe inspection robot is your choice.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Video borescope ORION I STRAHL Line with interchangeable probes, high-resolution camera head and anti-slip rubber handle from Medit Inc.

The new STRAHL Line I Video Borescope ORION is an upgraded version of the old model.  It is an enhanced inspection equipment with high-resolution camera head, variety of imaging options including grid, mirror and zoom-in/zoom out functions. The unit itself is very lightweight, compact in size, ergonomic and battery powered.  

The video borescope comes with interchangeable probes of different diameters, lengths, and direction of views.  The inspection probes range from 4 mm to 10 mm in diameter and are water-, oil-, diesel-, gasoline - proof (IP 57). The probes can be used with optional mirrors allowing to view the inspection at different viewing angles at 70°, 90° or 110°. The unit features a sensitive, high-resolution CMOS camera chip that captures tiniest defects and transports the image to the integrated 3.5’’ digital LCD monitor. The monitor has been enhanced to 720x640 pixels to provide inspectors with higher quality informative results.

Four super bright long-lasting LED lights provide brilliant illumination for inspection areas even with no lighting or extremely poor light conditions. The light intensity can be manually adjusted to avoid glare on shiny/glossy inspection surfaces. The camera features powerful zoom, grid and mirror functions that have been added in response to client’s demands.  

All inspection data can be saved to a 4 GB SD memory card that is included with the unit. The memory card slot features a unique open design that makes inserting or removing the memory card convenient for the user. Captured images or recorded video files may be downloaded via USB directly to a computer/laptop. A video output jack is also available to view images on a large TV monitor, which provides a great opportunity for inspectors and clients to review and discuss them. 

A rechargeable LI-polymer battery provides up to 4 hours of continuous video capture on a full charge and requires only 2 hours to recharge.  

This unit comes with an anti-slip grip rubber handle and is an all-in-one package for inspectors who are looking for an compact, handheld, high-performance device.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Inspection Camera VIPER ADV goes on the market

The new Pipe Inspection Camera VIPER ADV from Medit Inc. goes on the market. The VIPER ADV is an advanced model of our standard push camera Viper. Our goal with this new device is to improve working conditions and provide customers with great inspections results and satisfaction.
Same as the previous model this device consist of 3 main parts: a camera head, a push rod and DVR with a wider LCD monitor. The new and improved 9'' monitor display (as compared to 7'' in the former model) is protected by an adjustable sun hood from direct sun allowing for efficient outdoor inspections even in a bright daylight. The camera sensor is shielded by a Sapphire lens to prevent scratching and image impairment. The inspection can be viewed in a live mode on the monitor or can be stored as image/video on an SD card.
The Inspection Camera comes with a PVC coated fiberglass 6.5mm diameter push rod. Along with the standard length of 40m. A longer 60m working length push rod is also available. The push rod comes on a solid stand-alone reel which takes little space and is easy to transport. This model also has a longer flexible spring coiled join to navigate corners for more detailed inspections end results.
This new Viper ADV is an awesome tool, well suited for exploring ducts, pipelines, mains and sewers. Click here to review and shop.