NANAIMO, BRITISH COLUMBIA –
Inuktun Services Limited, a leading designer and manufacturer of robotic camera and crawler technologies, has just announced the release of its latest pipe inspection system, the Versatrax 50™ (VT50) - a remotely operated crawler for inspecting pipes as small as 50mm (2in) in diameter.
Based on new miniature Picotrac™ transporter modules and the Crystal Cam® Onyx camera, the Versatrax 50™ raises the bar for confined space entry and inspection. At only 320mm long by 37mm wide (12.5in x 1.44in), the standard crawler vehicle comes with a simple camera and LED lighting, but it can easily be outfitted with other sensors for specific client needs.
“We’re always being asked to go deeper, further or smaller”, says Inuktun CEO Colin Dobell. “Our engineers designed the VT50 as a direct result of these kinds of customer requests.”
A first for the industry, the Versatrax 50™ provides real-time color video in small pipelines, ducts, channels and other tight spaces. But don’t let its small size fool you – the Versatrax 50™ features a 4.5 kilogram (10 pound) pull rating with an option for higher torque versions. Capable of operating in air or underwater, and with cables as long as 100 metres (330 feet), the VT50 can get to areas that are simply inaccessible with other technologies.