Envirosight”s ROVVER line of modular, steerable pipeline inspection crawlers features a new zooming pan/tilt camera head with optional laser relative object size measurement. A new handheld pendant provides fingertip control of more crawler functions. And a new wide wheel set offers improved traction in sediment.
The enhancements are available immediately on new ROVVER systems and as retrofits for existing systems. The zooming pan/tilt camera head combines 10X optical zoom and 4X digital zoom to extend inspection range and improve resolving power. As with existing ROVVER axial and pan/tilt camera heads, the new zooming pan/tilt camera head illuminates targets with bright, shadowless illumination; captures crisp color video; and is easy to install with the ROVVER T-bar tool. Stainless steel side arms and tilt axis journals provide ruggedness and wear resistance, while an internal pressure sensor helps maintain the positive pressure necessary to prevent water ingress. The zooming pan/tilt camera head can also project two laser dots 1.575″ (40mm) apart onto targets in the camera’s field of view, providing a measurement reference to help size defects and debris.