IBAK, founded by engineer Helmut Hunger, is today the biggest manufacturer of CCTV systems for the inspection of non-man-size pipelines and wells. For more than 60 years, customers all over the world have benefited from the great experience of this company with tradition.
IBAK designs and manufactures modular TV inspection systems with features which are unique in terms of function and technology. The great variety of products ranges from miniature electronic circuit boards, housings machined from solid materials for camera systems, equipment for pipe cleaning and leak testing, special lens systems of our own design through to complex software for data analysis and documentation. With the possible installation of the equipment in inspection vehicles of all kinds and with our after-sales service, we can offer you all services from a single company.
Perhaps the greatest innovation in pipeline inspection technology in decades, the PANORAMO system is providing better data to engineers, reducing stress for operators, increasing productivity and changing the way we inspect our underground infrastructure. The revolutionary PANORAMO digital pipeline scanner will change the way you inspect pipelines. Inspect more than twice as much pipe per day, increase your image resolution six times over traditional CCTV, and reduce your operating costs by more than 30% compared to normal CCTV!
LISY 3 Lateral Launch
LISY is the worlds first lateral launching robot with its release by IBAK in 1994 and now part of RapidView’s most popular inspection packages: the LISY Lateral Launch PLUS Mainline System. With this package you get all the benefits of the Premium Mainline Package with the added abilities to perform lateral launching. The LISY system will inspect 3″ and larger lateral pipelines from the mainline using a steerable pan & tilt launch camera. The mainlines can be from 6″ to 48″ in diameter. The LISY has proven itself throughout the world to be the most capable and highest performing lateral launch system on the market today.
IBAK has pioneered new and advanced sewer pipeline inspection camera attachments for decades with a focus on diverse features compatible for all their equipment. The optics in IBAK sewer cameras are specifically designed for viewing pipelines with minimal distortion and with abundant lighting these cameras provide a clear, crisp image.
A critical part of the inspection system, the IBAK tractor carries the camera into the pipeline. If you can’t get the camera there, you aren’t going to see it – so make sure that you choose the correct tractor for your application. While each tractor has its own unique strengths, you can usually make your decision based upon the expected inspection length required, and the diameter of the pipelines you will be inspecting. Our tractors are designed and engineered to work in pipeline environments. Compact, powerful, durable, and agile, our tractors will provide you with years of dependable operation.
Reels & Cables
Often overlooked, the cable reel is one of the most important pieces of the inspection system. IBAK’s line of cable reels are designed specifically to work with IBAK equipment and to withstand the harsh environments that you encounter. All mainline cable is Kevlar reinforced and coated for protection. Our standard mainline cables are rated at over 2000 lbs. pull strength. Special cable reel features like synchronized operation, automatic level winds, and remote controls make your job easier.
The best equipment in the world demands a control system to match. What good would a race car be if you had to reach behind the seat to shift the transmission? Unfortunately many manufacturers do not take the time to solicit feedback from operators in the field like we do. As a result they construct controllers that, while easy to manufacture, are difficult to use and negatively impact productivity. IBAK has been manufacturing sewer inspection equipment for over 50 years and we’ve learned a lot about what makes a system easy to use and efficient. You can be sure that when you use IBAK equipment you are in control and getting the job done.
To help simplify the system building processing and meet all of your application requirements common packages have been designed to address common inspection needs. Popular packages include Portable Mainline, Core Mainline, Premium Mainline, Elite Mainline, Lateral Launch, and Full Digital / 3D System options.
MiniLite Push Camera
Whether you are an experienced plumber or a contractor that specializes in industrial inspections, the power and flexibility of the MiniLite Push Camera System can add a powerful tool to your arsenal. The multitude of camera options and the system’s advanced features will allow you to inspect more pipe and take on the jobs other contractor cannot accomplish.
GATOR Cutters & Grinders
Introducing the most advanced line of cutting and grinding robots on the market today, The GATOR Series by IBAK provides operators with the quiet, clean power needed to accomplish the toughest jobs. The revolution of electrical cutter/grinders means that you can do your entire line from one access point without noisy air compressors or messy hydraulics. The NEW Mini and AlliGATOR’s are powerful, single-point electric reinstatement cutters manufactured to the exacting quality cutting motors and drive units designed to withstand the toughest jobs which have now reset the industry’s expectations it comes to pipeline rehabilitation.
IBAK has created a variety of unique accessories and attachments for a variety of their products to add in application specific inspection needs such as flushing nozzles, laser profilers, and camera raft systems. All attachments are cross-compatible for many IBAK products with a great amount of option configurations possible.