DW-1500 & 2000 Portable Camera System

At Laval Underground Surveys we have been the lead innovators in the water well and borehole inspection camera industry for more than 70 years. Our spirit of innovation continues with the release of the DW-1500 & 2000 portable camera systems.

DW-2000 Winch System for Water Wells and Boreholes
DW-2000 Winch System for Water Wells and Boreholes
DW-2000 Winch with Level Wind for Boreholes and Water Wells With Depths up to 2,000 Feet
DW-2000 Winch with Level Wind for Boreholes and Water Wells With Depths up to 2,000 Feet
The Side Profile of the Complete DW-2000 System with the R-CAM XLT Camera, Control Unit, and Tripod.
The DW-2000 is equipped with the R-CAM XLT which has 5 stages of adjustable LED lighting.


Designed to reach depths of either 1,500 ft. (457 m) or 2,000 ft. (610 m), the DW-1500/2000 are fully compatible with our existing  R-Cam portfolio of products. The DW-1500/2000 both feature an adjustable level wind system to ensure your cable remains untangled. Pairing the DW-1500/2000 with our industry leading R-CAM camera ensures an unprecedented level of visual clarity in either side view or downhole view modes while the included R-CAM controller provides camera control and recording functionality in a self-contained, splash proof enclosure.

The Laval Underground Surveys DW-1500 and 2000 provide unmatched performance and versatility at an affordable price. 

DW-2000 XLT Control Unit with Embedded DVR, Video Overlay, Voiceover, and Keyboard
DW-2000 XLT Control Unit with Embedded DVR, Video Overlay, Voiceover, and Keyboard

DW-2000 Winch

  • Speed: 20 rpm
  • Motor: 90 VDC, 2.3 amps, 1/4 HP Motor with Gearbox
  • Drive: On-board Variable Speed Motor Controller
  • Torque: 360 in lbs. torque
  • Power Source: 115 or 230 VAC (specified at time of order)
  • Auxiliary Power: 12 VDC output for R-Cam Control Unit
  • Dimensions: 17.5” (44.45cm) tall, 20.33” (52cm) wide, and 22.25” (56.5cm) long
  • Weight: 172lbs (78kg) with 2000ft (609m) of cable 120lbs (54kg) without cable
  • Cable Capacity: 1500’/457m or 2000’/609m
  • Cable Head: Detachable Laval Quick-Connect Cable Head, Pressure Rated to 5,000 PSI with Built in Strain Relief

R-CAM XLT Camera Specification

  • Diameter: 2 inches (5.1 cm) O.D.
  • Overall Length: 20 inches (50.8 cm)
  • Housing: Stainless steel
  • Cable: 2,000 feet (610 m)Kevlar-reinforced, small diameter coaxial cable. 
  • Lens: BK-7 glass
  • Total Camera Weight: 18 lbs (8.2 kg)
  • Scanning System: Camera Modules greater than or equal to 540 TVL for NTSC and PAL
  • Operating Temperature: 32° to 122° F (0° to 50° C)
  • Depth Counter: On-screen depth display measured in feet and tenths, or meters.
  • Monitor: 9-inch LCD color monitor with sunscreen viewing hood.
  • Recorder: Flash based hard drive with 16GB of internal storage and 16GB of external USB storage
  • LED Lighting: High intensity, long life, shock proof LED lighting, with five adjustable stages of brightness
R-CAM Camera with Adjustable 5 Stage LED Lighting for Boreholes and Underwater Wells
R-CAM Camera with Adjustable 5 Stage LED Lighting for Boreholes and Underwater Wells

Note: Specifications subject to change; please confirm when ordering.

Using the control unit on the RCAM system

Uses + Applications

The DW-1500/2000, designed for depths of 1,500 ft. or 2,000 ft., are fully compatible with the R-Cam product line, providing exceptional visual clarity and versatility at an affordable price.
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What Customers Say

The camera is excellent and it makes a night and day difference in our business.

Gary Shawver

Shawver Well Company

I used to borrow a friendly competitor’s camera.  He had a small one with a hand reel and a tripod made of PVC.  It worked for me at times, but the R-cam 1000 is heads and shoulders above that.

Scott Miller

Northern Virginia Drilling

I hoped we would use our new R-CAM 1000 at least 1 time per month... but we're averaging closer to 10. Plus, I don't have to subcontract the work out to my competition anymore, and I'm picking up a bunch of additional well rehab work.

Al Boone

Boone Water Systems, Inc

Frequently Asked Questions

The downhole facing SC-166 is suitable for boreholes up to 10 inches in diameter. The R-CAM dual view camera can view boreholes up to 16 inches in diameter. The DC5150 is suitable for borehole diameters up to 30 inches in diameter. Please note, visibility downhole will be impacted by the clarity of the fluid and the available light.

Some manufacturers will claim that a wide-angle down-view lens can provide just as much viewing area as a dedicated side-view camera module. This is simply not the case. To achieve the clearest, most detailed view of the side of the borehole you will need a dedicated side-view camera. The R-CAM dual view camera and DC5150 come equipped with 360-degree side-view and dedicated down-view cameras.
When you view the system as a whole, the cable is one of the least expensive components at the time of purchase, yet one of the most difficult to upgrade at a later time. Our recommendation is to equip your system with more cable than you initially think you’ll need. A camera system will be in service for many years, and while you may only survey wells that are 500 ft. today, in seven years you may be surveying wells that are 600-700 ft. deep. Additionally, the cable will be removed periodically when replacing the cable head as a part of normal maintenance. Having additional cable is a great way to future-proof your system and ensure your peace of mind.
While a real-time video survey is preferable to having no down-hole data at all, the real value of a down-hole survey is the video data is generated and can be analyzed and reviewed at a later time. With this in mind, nearly all of our systems come equipped with state-of-the-art DVR’s that easily capture and store your video data. These videos are stored on an included 16 GB thumb drive for easy sharing with customers.
Having your depth displayed on-screen in real-time is a critical data point when conducting an underground survey. Without your depth count on screen, it is very easy to become disoriented down-hole and miss critical bits of information, like a break in the well casing. Nearly all of our down-hole camera systems are equipped with a highly accurate digital encoder, ensuring you know the exact depth of your camera while conducting a survey.

Every camera system will eventually require a repair to the cable head, the point at which the cable and camera physically connect. Over time, the internal connections within the cable head can be strained to the point where they disconnect and cause interference or a complete loss of the video signal. To expedite the repair process, we have cable head repair kits available for both portable systems and large vehicle-based systems.

Conducting surveys with the included centralizers and available lens shield accessory is the best way to ensure that the camera head remains protected downhole. When not in use, store the camera head in an area where it will be safe from unintentional drops or damage. If your camera system is damaged, we offer full repair services at our headquarters in Fresno, California.

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