Deep Trekker Launches Submersible, Battery Powered Pipe Crawler
July 22, 2016Deep Trekker Inc. unveiled its DT340 Pipe Crawler System at the Trenchless Technology Road Show in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Currently, pipe crawlers have been restricted to rentals or large municipalities and companies due to the high cost of ownership and dedicated service truck with generators required to deploy a crawler system.
Deep Trekker, of Ayr, Ontario, set out to change this.
Taking cues from its proven line of underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs); Deep Trekker created a submersible pipe crawler system with internal batteries, providing a deployable crawler system complete in only two carrying cases.
“Internal pipe inspections should not be as cumbersome and costly as they currently are,” commented Sam Macdonald, Deep Trekker president. “Our affordable system is extremely robust, using die-cast aluminum housing, it includes steerable wheels, a hand-held controller with viewing screen and is submersible – all for less than what a typical pipe inspection would cost.”
The internal batteries will perform four to eight hours of inspection with a one-and-a-half hour charge. With optional wheel and track options, the DT340 pipe crawler can inspect pipes as small as 20 cm in diameter. A hand-held controller with a built-in screen makes operating the pipe crawler simple to use, while still providing high quality and throughout inspections.
Deep Trekker Inc. chose the Trenchless Technology Road Show to showcase this new product with its high attendance from both municipalities and service companies, where new technologies are of high priority to efficiently inspect the aging underground infrastructure.
Deep Trekker Inc. was founded in 2010 with a mission to provide accessible underwater inspection tools. The company is headquartered in Ayr, Ontario Canada, with engineering and manufacturing all completed in house. Based on a clean sheet design, the premiere product, the DTG2 was introduced in limited run in August 2011.
With Deep Trekker products working in 70 countries in industries including fisheries, research, nuclear power, police search and rescue, commercial diving, construction, engineering, potable water systems, and recreation, the DTG2 is proven to be easy to use, robust, and entertaining.