Getting out of (or into) a slippery situation with Inuktun’s Crawler Tracks

Getting out of (or into) a slippery situation with Inuktun’s Crawler Tracks

When it comes to performing remote visual inspection (RVI) and non-destructive testing (NDT) in hostile environments and confined spaces, Inuktun’s line of OnSite Versatrax™ pipe inspection vehicles are always up to the challenge. Our rugged robotic crawlers regularly operate in difficult conditions and demanding environments with sandy, slippery or silt covered surfaces. And, thanks to our Multi‑Mission Modular (IM3) technology, special configurations are easily implemented to ensure the best possible traction in almost any situation...

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Inuktun Sighting #58: Take a Peek at the Picotrac

Inuktun Sighting #58: Take a Peek at the Picotrac

Last October, Inuktun President and CEO Colin Dobell presented a technical paper at the ASNT Annual Conference that described a proposed marsupial robotic crawler system for camera and sensor deployment in nuclear waste double-shell tank refractory air slots. During this presentation, the Picotrac™ was introduced – our smallest crawler track yet! Based on the larger Microtrac™ and Minitrac™ transporters, the Picotrac™ is a fully sealed, modular, independently operated track that is 5 inches long with a cross section of less than 1.5 inches square. We’ve moved past the prototype phase and are excited to present the first picture of the production Picotrac™.

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Betting on the Tracks

Betting on the Tracks

When considering a purchase of a remotely operated crawler system, companies will inevitably compare vehicles that come equipped with either wheels or tracks. The market mostly offers the former version as wheels are typically inexpensive, lighter weight, and better at steering in open terrain. But, for most industrial applications, systems that use tracks have distinct advantages. 

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