The Ratech Visu-Van© is a high quality self-contained, all weather television inspection vehicle for sewer and pipe inspection. It combines a low maintenance, high performance and dependable method of pinpointing sewer problems without the costly trial and error methods of excavation. It also gives you a state-of-the-art inspection tool to verify specifications, workmanship, alignment and grade information before final acceptance on new or reconditioned installations and projects.
Preventative maintenance procedures can easily be set up on a year-round basis to monitor and repair small problems before they become large costly ones. Problems such as poor construction, infiltration, root ingress and poor service connections are located and identified quickly for cost effective repair decisions. The operator has complete fingertip control of the inspection and can monitor all phases of the operational equipment from the comfort of the “climate controlled” TV Studio.
All Ratech television sewer and pipe inspection cameras have been designed and manufactured to withstand the harsh environment to which they are introduced and are capable of inspecting pipe sizes of 6″ (150mm) to 200″ (5000mm) and larger. They are not limited to storm and sanitary sewers either, as they may be used in any pipe, tunnel or where inspection is a necessity such as smokestacks, deep water wells etc.
Our inspection systems are specifically designed and built to include the latest state-of-the-art equipment and components and each system can be tailored to your specific operating and budget requirements. All components of the Visu-Van© system have been manufactured to complement, upgrade or retrofit most older systems in current use with minimal downtime and expense.
If your application requires a customized Visu-Van©, Ratech can build a system that meets your needs and budget.
Camera Control Unit
The CCU (Camera Control Unit) includes all of the standard electrical and electronic functions and controls to monitor and operate the video inspection system. The unit features separate plug-in circuit boards for camera power and remote features. 2 amperage meters are incorporated to monitor transporter and light head current.
The vehicle utility bay has been designed to incorporate all of the equipment required for a complete TV video inspection including on-board power generator or inverter. The cable reel features a unique boom assembly (including all guides and wheels for TV cable and mechanical counter/encoder assembly) which may be raised or lowered to five different positions for easy storage and operating positions. Included with the cable reel is a level wind assembly which insures proper winding and storage of the TV cable. Two variable speed controls are available with the cable reel as well as “payout and rewind” switching assembly which allows the operator to “payout” or “rewind” the cable at any speed desired.
Electronic – Mechanical Counter Assembly
The electronic-mechanical distance counter assembly includes the electronic encoder which is connected to the DataTech© Video Test Overlay Generator allowing the transferred information to be inserted into the video picture on the main inspection monitor for video recording.
Directly coupled to the encoder is a mechanical counter which acts as a backup device in the unlikely event that all other distance counters malfunction. This insures that the operator knows exactly where the camera is at all times. As well, the mechanical counter can be observed by the operator when at the rear of the vehicle without the need to return to the TV studio to check the distance.
• Removable Hard Drive
• MPEG Video Capture Card
• Built-In CD or DVD Writer
• Data Collection Software