Pipe Crawler TROGLOTREK: New, Truly Portable Robotic Camera
Jul 01, 2020
A portable, fully battery-operated and compact pipe crawler for inspections in 4’’ to 12’’ pipelines. The whole system is light enough for a single operator to pick it up, transfer it to a jobsite, run the inspection on the battery with no power cables, generators or inverters.
Not so with the new TROGLOTREK pipe crawler. Due to its thoughtful lightweight design and battery-based power supply, this crawler system boasts true portability. Weighing just 26 kg (57.3 lbs), the new inspection system can be carried around, set up on a jobsite and picked up after the job is done by just one operator driving a standard pickup truck, or SUV. Its battery-based power supply adds to its impressive portability. It allows for a thinner cable to be used since power does not need to be carried to the crawler via additional wiring all along the pull cable.
The 300 m (984 ft) cable is a Kevlar-reinforced lightweight 2 core twisted pair, while the reel is a durable steel/aluminum structure. The control unit of the system is integrated with a reel. It is equipped with a color display and direct text input capability. Recorded photo and video files are saved onto a removable SD card. The monitor, keyboard, and processor on the reel are IP67 waterproof for wet outdoor use.
The motorized tractor is a steerable 4-wheel drive device with 3 sets of wheels to choose from, a built-in inclinometer and an internal pressure monitor. The TROGLOTREK features interchangeable camera heads; either an economy straight view with or a pan, tilt and focus camera head. There is also a built-in reversing camera with rear lighting. Both cameras have a set of front and rear LED lights providing adequate illumination even in completely dark environments.
The TROGLOTREK pipe crawler system can be used for a wide variety of inspections on 4’’ to 12’’ pipes without any attachments needed. Optional wheels and additional illumination allow for use in larger diameter pipes. The system is available for sale, rent and trial.
More News and Articles
Sep 25, 2020
Irish Water’s Kilkenny Sludge Project has been recognised at the prestigious Water Industry Awards, which promotes excellence in the water industry across the UK and Ireland.
Sep 24, 2020
Esco Introduces new COHOG® Split Frame Tube & Pipe Cutter that is Robust with Easy to Setup Modular Tooling
Esco Tool has introduced a new clamshell style, O.D. mounted split frame machine that features fast, accurate, and easy to setup indexable tooling to part and bevel tube and pipe from 2” to 48” dia.
Sep 23, 2020
Dr. Tom Iseley returned to Purdue University having been appointed as the Beavers Heavy Construction Distinguished Fellow with an academic rank of full Professor of Engineering Practice in the Construction Engineering and Management Division (CEM) in the College of Engineering. …
Sep 22, 2020
The way we learn has been gradually changing. Nevertheless, due to COVID-19, organizations had to leapfrog their learning methods and adapt quickly. In the last few months, there has been a profusion of webinars and – insert here your favorite …
Sep 21, 2020
20 cities across Spain monitor almost 10 million people daily to contain virus spread.
Sep 18, 2020
In July, a jubilant ceremony marked a milestone for southern Turkey’s arduous Bahçe-Nurdaği High-Speed Railway Tunnel. The first TBM-driven portion of tunneling using an 8.0 m (26.2 ft) diameter Robbins Single Shield machine is now complete. The 8.9 km (5.5 …
Sep 17, 2020
Members of CEN/TC 155, the Technical Committee coordinating standards activities for plastic piping and ducting systems within CEN, the European Committee for Standardisation, have unanimously re-elected Monica de la Cruz for a new mandate of three years.
Sep 16, 2020
Since the beginning of the pandemic, research groups have been working on methods to detect SARS-CoV-2 viruses in wastewater to be used to monitor the degree of COVID-19 transmission among the population.
Sep 15, 2020
Granite announced that Granite Inliner, a wholly-owned subsidiary with one of the most comprehensive service portfolios in the piping infrastructure renewal industry, has been awarded five sewer renewal contracts totaling approximately $148 million by the City of Chicago. These contracts …
Sep 14, 2020
A new centrally held register of water professionals who can contribute to disaster efforts has been launched by the Water Action Platform. The Crisis Response Register has been set up initially as a response to the explosion that occurred in …
Sep 11, 2020
Olea Edge Analytics, an intelligent edge computing platform for the water utility industry, announced the launch of CityEdge, a combination of blockchain technology, AI and machine learning that unlocks much-needed revenue for cash-strapped cities.
Sep 10, 2020
The water industry should continue to embrace new ways of working in a Covid-altered world and seize the opportunity to affect permanent change, a group of industry professionals heard.