IBAK KW 305 Synchronized Reel (1000 ft high-strength cable capacity)
The KW 305 Synchronized Reel is the most popular reel for use in mainline and lateral launch inspections with a capacity of up to 1000 feet of high-strength inspection cable.. Features include: Adjustable boom and Optional Work Light, Integrated Power Winch for lowering and retrieving equipment, Automatic Level-Wind, Fully Synchronized Cable Management, and a Remote Control Pendant for tractor and lateral launch functions.
The integrated traction regulating device synchronizes camera tractor and cable winch operation: the cable is coiled onto and uncoiled from the winch in accordance with the speed of the camera tractor. This intelligent regulating system prevents the camera tractor from running over the camera cable and at the same time ensures that the camera tractor reverses at a consistent speed.
The swivel boom enables exact positioning of the camera system over the manhole. The relevant camera system can then be lowered safely and accurately into the manhole with the hoist, whilst the integrated workplace light provides optimum illumination of the manhole opening.
The automatic cable guide ensures even winding of the camera cable onto the winch.
In addition, the user can take advantage of the auto-stop function. This stops the camera tractor automatically at pre-defined positions when it is moving in reverse direction. This is particularly useful when it is approaching the entry manhole – a further example of the great user-friendliness of IBAK inspection systems.
The picture is transmitted safely and without loss by the KW 505 and KW 305 via optical fiber. The KW 505 can also be equipped with a thinner, lighter fiber optic cable to allow the cable winch to accommodate up to 1,968 feet and be operated using the BS 5.