Situated 20 miles north of Detroit, the City of Troy, Michigan is no stranger to awards and accolades. In fact, just last year the City was recognized as a leader in sustainability, and as one of the safest cities in the United States—among 11 other awards. The City and its employees take pride in being proactive and ahead of the curve—and with 2.3 million feet of sewer pipe, they have no choice but to be.
A crawler exerts a lot of force pulling its cable through sewers, and the section right behind the connector takes the brunt of that strain. Over time, the constant twisting and bending will cause the conductors inside the cable to fray and separate. When this happens, the crawler can become non-responsive, or experience intermittent power or video.
Cable retermination is a fact of life with any crawler. But because the ROVVER X uses advanced digital communications, it has only six conductors to worry about. This makes retermination simple enough for an operator to perform on site—instead of shipping the system out for repair and enduring down time.
To learn how to reterminate your own crawler cable, get FREE training at your regional Envirosight service center.
A little over two years ago, the staff at City of Concord faced a predicament: should they continue to use a system that was increasingly unreliable, couldn’t fit in 60% of their pipes, and was becoming more and more expensive to repair—or should they cut their losses and invest in another system? “Our inspection needs kept growing and our old system could never keep up,” says Jim Stearns, Camera Operator at the City of Concord. “When Pete Carlson of Haaker Equipment started demoing the ROVVER X, it was as if it was made for our sewer system.”
A plane, a crawler, and a will to succeed in Hawaii.
Allens Plumbing is a residential and commercial plumbing service contractor in Hawaii. Founded on Maui in 1982 by Steve Allen, the original one-man operation enjoys steady growth with operations in both Maui and Oahu. Today, the company has over 35 employees and revenues upwards of $6 million.
Maintaining proper system pressure is essential to protecting your ROVVER X crawler. This mechanism allows operators to know whether a certain component is losing air, indicating a leak path by which water can enter system. When you re-pressurize system components, it should last for several days or weeks. If a component is losing pressure more regularly, a service visit is in order.
Watch this video to learn how to properly pressurize your ROVVER X components, or scroll below for step-by-step directions.
To better meet our customers’ needs the protective hose at the termination end of the ROVVER X cable has been improved with a more robust design. All new systems will be delivered with this new design and the new part can be ordered from Envirosight for upgrades to existing systems.
As the world's most advanced inspection crawler, ROVVER X captures digital video and images, and lets you classify and measure defects. But if you're not organizing, analyzing and sharing that data, you're not realizing the full potential of your investment.
Industry-leading WinCan VX software comes standard with every new ROVVER X system, giving you the power to database your inspections, deliver detailed reports, share projects with distributable viewer software, visualize your data on GIS maps, and achieve PACP certification.
Learn how to import inspection data from your ROVVER X pendant to WinCan VX using this step-by-step guide.
So what's the secret to becoming one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States? Mark Mason, President and Chief Executive Officer of Blood Hound Underground, is certain that it is listening to his customers, strategically investing in equipment, and a robust preventative maintenance program.
The newest software update for the ROVVER X-VC200 is now available through the update website. Download directly from the website through the pendant update process on the VC200.
A software update is available for the ROVVER X VC200 pendant. Download this update directly from the website through the pendant update process on the VC200.