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NDT.net Issue - 2015-04 - NEWS
NDT.net Issue: 2015-04
Publication: e-Journal of Nondestructive Testing (NDT) ISSN 1435-4934 (NDT.net Journal)

AIT Partners With Envirosight To Sell CCTV Inspection Camera Equipment

Advanced Inspection Technology (AIT)2, Melbourne, FL, USA

AIT has recently partnered with Envirosight to distribute their CCTV inspection camera equipment to the industrial market place. The new partnership brings the best quality cctv video pipe crawlers to the industrial market place for the first time. AIT will be introducing the new line of CCTV camera robots known as the ROVVER to petrochemical, process, pharmacuetical and electric power generation plants throughout North America.

The ROVVER cctv camera is a robotic inspection camera that can inspect pipelines as small as 4 inches and as large as 6.5 Ft. The Rovver can range as far as 1,640 Ft with an automatic cable reel. More portable systems will still reach 328 Ft. The Rovver robotic pipe crawler also includes a high resolution pan till and zoom camera to give the most detailed inspection results. Other features include a daylight readable touchscreen LCD, sonde, distance counter, steerable 6-wheel drive, highly adaptable architecture, unmatched portability—and enhances it with an extended crawl range (1000' with options up to 1650’), simplified 3-piece system layout, and powerful touchscreen control pendant.

The new pendant captures days worth of MPEG video and JPEG still images, and lets you enter observations for direct upload to WinCan. Twin multifunction joysticks keep operation simple and natural, while handy macros automate everyday inspection routines. The pendant accepts USB media, and connects via ROVVER-Link for remote diagnostics and firmware updates.

Both pendant and crawler connect directly to the reel—no control unit is required, which makes the system exceptionally portable and simple to set up. To maximize range, the reel uses light yet strong cable (0.03 lb./ft with 1000 lb. break strength), and continuously monitors cable tension to minimize drag on the crawler.

ROVVER cctv inspection camera also delivers several other firsts for a mid-size ROVVER crawler: a detachable remote-operated camera lift, three onboard cameras, integrated sensor package (sonde, dual lasers, inclination, roll), and concurrent control for all camera, reel and crawler functions. High-power drivetrain, proportional steering and zero-radius pivot further enhance ROVVER’s agility.

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