Fully Loaded...the trailer too

Fully Loaded...the trailer too

Last week we gave readers a sneak peek of Inuktun’s Versatrax 300™ cargo trailer, and now we reveal the fully loaded version. The trailer has been outfitted with an office workstation pre-loaded with ICON (Inuktun Controller Software) and InPRO (Inuktun Playback and Report Generation Software) on dual monitors, a powered winch with over 2,000 metres of tether, and of course the Versatrax 300™ pipe inspection vehicle itself.

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Far and Tether

Far and Tether

Umbilical. Tether. Cable. Control wire. Call it what you will, the electrical connection to your remotely operated vehicle is, quite literally, its lifeline. And it should be treated as such. Inuktun tethers typically provide not only the power and control signals for the vehicle, but also a strength member that allows for retrieval in emergency situations. Proper handling and storage can prevent damage resulting in costly re-termination or replacement and unnecessary down time. Here we offer a few tips for maximum tether life and reliability.

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