The R-Cam TLE Portable Borehole Camera
Newly designed for 2019, Laval Underground Surveys is proud to introduce the newest member of the R-CAM product portfolio, the R-CAM TLE Level Wind. Designed to increase the versatility and portability of the R-CAM camera system, the R-CAM TLE Level Wind features a host of features not found on the standard R-CAM XLT winch, starting with the inclusion of a level wind. The R-CAM TLE’s level wind has been designed to provide a higher degree of cable management that allows the operator to focus solely on conducting video surveys. The R-CAM TLE also features a high resolution, 100 pulse encoder that has been re-positioned to vastly increase counter accuracy and allow for a variety of in-field setups such as the use of a tripod.
To increase the level of portability of the R-CAM TLE, the extendable boom arm and winch handle can now be completely removed to aid in transporting, mounting, shipping, or storing the system. Additionally, a battery compartment has been added to provide a convenient storage location for the 12-volt battery.
The R-CAM TLE Level Wind is available as an upgrade for both new and existing R-CAM camera systems. The winch comes equipped with either 1,000 feet (304.8 m) or 1,300 feet (396.24 m) of coaxial, Kevlar reinforced cable.
R-CAM TLE Level Wind Technical Specifications
Transport: Removable Boom and Handle
Counter: 100PPR, High-Resolution Optical Encoder with Dual Pressure Rollers
Spooling: Automatic, Gear Driven Level Wind to Evenly Distribute Cable
Speed: 9 rpm
Motor: 12VDC Gear Motor
Drive: Onboard Variable Speed Motor Controller
Torque: 53 in lbs.
Power Source: 12VDC Battery Pack with Voltmeter and Charger
Dimensions: 40” (101.6 cm) Tall, 18” (45.72 cm) Wide, 47” (119.38 cm) Long
Weight: 130lbs (58.97 kg)
Cable Capacity: 1,000’ (304.8 m) or 1,300’ (396.24 m) Kevlar-Reinforced, Coaxial Cable
Cable Head: Detachable Laval Quick-Connect Cable Head, Pressure Rated to 5,000 PSI with Built-in Strain Relief
Uses + Applications
New Construction Inspection
Display the Quality of Work and Offer Customer
Recover Lost Tools
Locate and Retrieve Lost Tools
Ground Water Monitoring
Determine Quality, Mineral Conditions, Geological Strata, etc.
What Customers Say
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.
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.