IBAK KW 505 Synchronized Reel (1,640 ft high-strength cable capacity)
The KW 505 Synchronized Reel has all the same great features of the KW 305 and accepts over 1,640 feet of high-strength fiber-optic cable or standard high-strength cable. The KW 505 allows longer distance inspections and has the capability of transmitting the data from PANORAMO 360º Pipeline Scanners. This unit is also compatible in combination with LISY cable reels and features the same integrated regulating device in the KW 310 and KW 305.
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.