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How Can A Push Rod Camera Save You Money?

A push rod camera is a deceptively simple inspection solution for a variety of applications, particularly in restricted access situations where portability and manoeuvrability are crucial.

These devices are built tough to withstand demanding and hostile conditions like those found in underground sewers, waste water drains, pipes, chimneys, underwater cavities and come with a range of features to support and enhance their image-gathering capabilities.

Push-rod cameras are used across the spectrum of industry including mining, telecommunications, oil and gas, food production, utilities and agriculture and are used essential tools for plumbers, electrical contractors, air-conditioning professionals, telecommunications companies, search and rescue personnel, municipalities and building inspectors to name a few.

But does a push rod camera actually save the user money?

Every successful commercial operation keeps its focus on the bottom-line.  Profitability, performance and productivity are paramount and good businesses are constantly looking for ways of doing things smarter and more cost-effectively and using resources optimally.

A push rod camera isn’t a major investment, but it is a hugely valuable resource that can have a major impact on how well a business operates.  Let’s take a plumbing company for example.  If they didn’t have a push rod camera for inspecting deep into the sewers to locate and identify a problem, they would have to rely on manual excavation, probably some guesswork and a bit of luck.  Instead of a few minutes of remote visual inspection with a push rod camera, the issue may take hours or even days using considerable resources.

Time is money, and the fast, efficient and accurate operation of a push rod camera translates into considerable bottom-line savings.    In addition, when a push rod camera is used, high quality inspection results are obtained quickly and in real-time, enabling more informed decision-making and optimum deployment of resources.

Push rod cameras come in various sizes and designs for different applications, but they all have a common outcome.  From standard or self-levelling designs, to pan/tilt/zoom units, from 20m rods to 220 metre conduits, these units all provide a flexible and portable solution for easy, accurate inspections, producing high quality, clear and reliable images which enable professionals to make decisions and take action.

Because of their design, they are able to manoeuvre in tight and confined areas, including rooftops, multi-storey buildings, downpipes, internal cavities etc – and the clear images captured by these cameras enable operators to plan a course of action.  Preventative maintenance or planned downtime is a far more cost-effective option, and will save businesses significant sums of money over time.

In summary, a push rod camera can help operations save money by:

  • Speeding up the inspection process
  • Making optimum use of resources
  • Quickly and accurately identifying and locating the point of interest
  • Enabling swift corrective action
  • Facilitating cost-effective preventative maintenance programmes
  • Minimising the likelihood of costly unplanned downtime
  • Improving productivity

Advancements in image capture and recording plus innovative data retrieval, analysis and processing technologies have elevated these once humble devices into modern, essential items for remote visual inspection.

At Nexxis, we specialise in delivering total equipment solutions and providing qualified technical advice on non destructive testing (NDT) and remote visual inspection equipment.  We carry a full range of proven products to suit any inspection requirement. Contact us today.

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