MSW Magazine released a relevant post discussing the value of a modular sewer inspection platform. We at Rausch are inclined to agree – and the Rausch M-Series platform is the most versatile inspection system on the market.
A Rausch crawler system can support incremental upgrades advancing the capability of your system – one system which can perform any kind of inspection. Adding a manhole inspection module to a Rausch van is an affordable upgrade instead of an expensive dedicated vehicle purchase.
The Rausch L 135 can go from inspecting 6″ relined pipe (5.5″) to inspecting 72″ storm drains simply by mounting the crawler in the Lafette large pipe diameter carriage. This level of modularity matches with the variety of inspection modules which can be attached to the crawler: the lateral launch system, laser pipe profiling, joint pressure testing.
A well designed crawler platform can be upgraded with new and exciting features as technology advances, and each component is cross compatible.
Smaller learning curve
When you add new capabilities to a modular system, the core controls are the same – only the new function requires additional training. When a mainline customer adds the lateral launch system, they already know how to control the crawler, camera, and lift – they just need to acquire the technique to launch a lateral camera.
Less maintenance and overhead
As the article states – it is easier to maintain one cable reel than it is to maintain three. Additionally, as each modular component can be removed independent of the whole system, repair logistics are simplified. Our lateral launch system is a prime example of this advantage.
We know that the Rausch modular crawler platform is the most versatile system on the market – no other system adapts to more unique technologies and capabilities than Rausch.