The PureView SD is a new product from RauschUSA which you may have seen before – but now we have an official partnership with POSM’s Panomorph software package – posmsoftware.com/panomorph
The Pure View SD connects to the same L135 tractor/crawler we use for mainline inspections. Just like the KS135, it connects directly to the electric lift to remotely raise and center the camera in pipe sizes ranging from 8-48″ in diameter using software macro functions. The new camera is a modular upgrade to any existing mainline or lateral launch Rausch L135 system.
A Panomorph inspection run is far simpler than a typical mainline inspection – you start the inspection, and set the cruise control on the L135 to drive forward, and stop it at the next manhole. With the L135’s anti-rollover function, the camera will steer itself down the pipe. Using the Pure View SD camera, the operator does not need to stop and note damages and defects during the inspection – POSM Panomorph creates a PDF using “360° Pipe Unwrapping” which is used to review and inspect the entire pipe after the inspection is complete.
A unique feature of the Rausch Pure View SD is that this is still a conventional CCTV Inspection Camera, which records video at 30 FPS constantly during the inspection. The operator can stop and inspect a defect in real-time at any time, because they are viewing a live video feed from the pipe.
Contact a RauschUSA Sales rep to learn more and request your demo today!
At the 2018 WWETT Show, we introduced our new LATRAS lateral tracking system to the North America market. LATRAS is a modular upgrade to the Rausch M-Series product line for the automatic measuring and graphic documentation of the pipe laterals, which are displayed on a map overlay with GPS precision.
The distance, position, and depth coordinates are registered constantly in parallel with the inspection and allow the documentation of the laterals at the same time without any significant additional work for the operator using automatic data logging software. With this new and important information about the pipe system mapped out on a GPS plane, the quality of the inspection is considerably improved.
Rausch CCTV Inspection trucks can be upgraded to perform manhole inspections – and with the right software, the inspections can adhere to NAASCO’s MACP standard. Manhole inspections require 4 pieces of Rausch equipment, 3 of which are standard on nearly every Rausch system we sell:
Elka 600 cable drum
KS 135 mainline camera with crack measurement
ECO STAR 400 or Proline control unit
Manhole Inspection Adapter Kit
The adapter kit consists of a mounting bracket for the Elka cable drum arm, an adapter to connect the KS 135 camera directly to the RAU9 mainline cable, and a telescopic pole which is secured to the bracket and connects to the KS 135 adapter. A tripod is also available to secure the pole firmly in place over the manhole.
By using the telescopic swivel arm of the Elka drum, the Manhole Inspection Unit can be centered over the manhole and then secured in place with the tripod. After securing the brake on the cable reel, release the locks on the pole’s extensions. By spooling out and rewinding the cable, the pole extends and retracts at a controlled speed, lowering and raising the pan and tilt KS 135 camera.
Adapter Kit for Elka Reel and Pole
More information on the specifications and functions of the system is available on the product page.
Push cameras are an essential tool for inspection crews, even with a Rausch lateral launch system. Integrating push camera video into reports is important – so we developed the Rausch Connector.
The RAU9 Rausch Connector is specially designed to connect the video from our self-leveling and pan/tilt push cameras – the mc50, mc50 duo, mc80, and minCam360 – to the inspection software in the system control room, while also providing power to the system via the DC charging port. It uses the mainline cable connection to interface the push camera video to the CCTV system’s computer and software – just disconnect the L 135 and connect the Rausch Connector.
Utilizing the Rausch Connector, operators can document continuous NASSCO-certified reports even when they switch to the standalone push camera systems.
RAU9 Connector connects to the BNC video out and DC power port on the push camera control unit.
All of our push cameras can connect directly to a laptop with inspection software via the video out port – the truck is not required. This tool makes it simple for Rausch operators!
Rausch push cameras are mobile and compact systems, and only the hefty 64-pound mc80 unit comes with built-in wheels. Customers frequently ask if our smaller system are available with wheels too – and now, that is true for the mc50, mc50 duo, and minCam360 systems too.
The new Trolley accessory hooks into the stainless steel and carbon reel cage, allowing the push camera systems to be maneuvered as simply as any dolly. The handle telescopes up to By making this an accessory and not an upgrade, we allow our customers the convenient option of disconnecting the Trolley and carrying the system to hard-to-reach locations.
The Trolley is available for all mc50, mc50 duo, and minCam360 systems and is available now. Contact your regional sales representatives or Rausch directly for more information.
Rausch pipe inspection equipment is known for being interchangeable and upgradeable. With the new Lafette Carriage, the already-robust Rausch L 135 crawler is upgraded to inspect much larger pipes with additional weight, power, and maneuverability in mainline pipes up to 72″ diameter.
The L 135 crawler mounts into the cradle of the Lafette Carriage. Each wheel in the 4 wheel drive transmission of the L 135 connects to and drives the much larger wheels of the Lafette.
Rausch customers are already familiar with the height extension for the KS 135 mainline camera – it mounts directly onto the electric lift, and the camera mounts to the top of the height extension. When combined with the Lafette Carriage, the camera can be centered in much larger pipe sizes.
And the logical question is, how does the KS 135 Camera illuminate pipes which are large enough to walk through? The light extensions which mount directly to the KS 135 can be stacked, like in the photo below.
KS 135 Camera with 6 light extensions – no exposed wires or contacts.
The Lafette Carriage enables mainline TV inspection up to 72″ pipe diameter. Contact your Rausch sales rep today for more information.
The newest upgrade for the pan/tilt 360 push camera is the RID – Roll-in-Device.
This is a specially designed roller skid which uses the rotation of the 360 camera to literally roll into 45 and 90 degree laterals in pipes as small as 4″ in diameter as you push the camera forward. The below videos are done in a 100 mm pipe, which is 3.9″.
The RID is available now for current customers and for ordering with new systems.