The R-Cam TLE Portable Borehole Camera

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.
R-CAM TLE Level Wind
R-CAM TLE Level Wind
R-CAM TLE Level Wind
R-CAM TLE Level Wind

Overview

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 Winch
TLE

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

R-CAM TLE Level Wind Borehole Camera on Jobsite

Uses + Applications

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New Construction Inspection

Display the Quality of Work and Offer Customer

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Recover Lost Tools

Locate and Retrieve Lost Tools

Ground Water Monitoring

Determine Quality, Mineral Conditions, Geological Strata, etc.

Reviews

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.