Price and ROI are two of the most important factors when you’re searching for a new inspection system for pipes. While price is important, smaller reels will work best with smaller pipes. Kinking the cable can cause damage to a reel if it is used in a pipe with a diameter 100mm or more than what the reel was designed for. Kinking a cable can cause the system to not be able to perform inspections. It is best to send the camera in for repair. It is worth taking the time to consider the types of pipes you will find at the job sites that you frequent. This can help you avoid unnecessary repairs and maximize your ROI.
The residential systems are typically smaller and have more bends. They usually range from 32mm to 150 or 200mm in size. RIDGID has three types of RIDGID Seesnake system for various pipe sizes and different cable flexibility. You will need a flexible push cable that can negotiate bends and push the pipe enough to inspect it.
You should choose a bigger system with a stiffer cable if you work with larger diameters and longer straight runs. A cable that is too flexible for the size of the pipe you are inspecting can cause the camera to twist and kink. If the camera has a smaller head, it may be difficult to see the inside of the pipe. This could leave you unhappy with your equipment’s performance. Multiple sensors are used to provide information about the angle of the camera head in-pipe. This will also give you a better image quality with HDR camera technology.
HDR, or High Dynamic Range, is not to be confused for High Definition. Because our cameras are intended to be used in a pipe environment, we strive for the highest image quality. HDR technology adjusts the black/white balance to produce a clearer image.
TiltSense shows the angle and inclination of the camera in-side the pipe. Hidden defects in pipes can be very interesting. It can be difficult to determine if the pipe is cracked or not if there’s a lot of debris in the pipe. Although the inclinometer indicator is not calibrated, it can provide useful insight that can help you diagnose defects or errors in installation.
These technologies are all built on the TruSense Platform. These cameras will receive the latest product updates and functionalities as soon as they are released to public. This makes them ever-evolving devices that can be trusted for years. You need a camera specifically designed for demanding jobs such as underground drainage.
In 1996, RIDGID introduced its first line inspection cameras. This allows professionals to quickly diagnose problems in in-ground pipes. RIDGID has been supplying durable underground products for 25 years. This has allowed users to grow their businesses year after year.
The SeeSnake equipment was designed for underground use. The RIDGID camera head was originally designed for deep-sea use. It is made from hardened stainless steel casing for durability. Multi-element sapphire is a highly impact and scratch-resistant material. This unique design ensures superior clarity inside the pipe. Camera heads are small and compactly constructed. They fit in the spring so that you can pass in bends and fittings. This reduces the chance of getting stuck.