The need for skilled workers to repair and maintain America’s infrastructure will only increase as that infrastructure continues to age. In fact, the growing number of infrastructure projects is likely to add 300,000 jobs across the country. However, finding enough workers to fill these vacancies is proving to be difficult, especially as the number of retirees continues to exceed the number of new workers. This problem is most apparent in municipalities where 30% of employees are expected to retire within the next decade.
The ROVVER X has a suite of accessories that make it an extremely versatile crawler, fit for a variety of inspections. To increase visibility in lines with flow, the ROVVER X rises to the challenge with the help of a lift. Using only a single hex key and easy-to-use quick-change locks, the operator can install the lift and move from a 6" setup to a 12" setup. Simply unlock the camera head and remove, click lift into place and lock, and then install the camera head onto the lift and lock into place. Once the system is powered back on, the VC500 controller automatically recognizes the attachment and brings up new options for controlling the lift.
The new VC500 controller for the ROVVER X sewer inspection crawler allows for an efficient workflow. From crawler operation and video recording to observation entry and report generation, the VC500 helps ease your inspection process.
To help bring you up to speed on this new controller, Envirosight has created seven short training videos that cover everything from basic navigation to inspection, measurement and reporting. Take just twenty minutes to get a solid foundation for operating the VC500.
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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.
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.