Ridgid SeeSnake Inspection Tool
♦ Ridgid SeeSnake microReel APX 70808 is an inspection tool that uses Ridgid’s TruSense technology, TiltSense and image autoflip to ensure images are displayed the right way up on the monitor at all times.
This is an expensive tool that you most often see poked into drains and dunnies – it’s a sewer camera – but the SeeSnake APX and some of its smaller siblings can offer capabilities to electronic security teams working on complex brownfield sites.
In such applications finding cable paths around, under, and behind, heavy, wet, rough, half-built infrastructure, including the leftover building rubble you find very back of house, might take a technical team days. SeeSnake can help, as long as you’re able to winkle the camera head where you need it go – then retrieve it.
Ridgid’s SeeSnake has integrated bright LED lights for a clearer, more detailed picture compared to previous models – resolution is 640 x 480 – and the live view can be followed on a Wi-Fi enabled monitor or a CSx Via paired screen or device.
This inspection tool comes on a reel with a stainless-steel camera head with a 25mm diameter, a built-in kickstand, a 30-plus metre flexible glass fibre push cable with a diameter of 6.7mm, and overall system dimensions of 337mm x 224mm x 411mm with a weight of 5.8kg.
The cable has minimum bend radius of 64mm, allowing tight turn inspections and an integrated 512Hz sonde (electric log) allows for easy line tracing and location, as the unit can transmit a signal to an operator.
Again, this is a plumber’s tool – there are plenty of lightly built electrician’s boroscopes on the market – but it’s a mistake to see a tool as tough and capable as SeeSnake in one dimension. This is robust inspection system capable of exploring pits, underground cable conduits, pipes, internal drops, the corners and undersides of slabs, whether dry or partially full of water, and any other horrible space into which you can slither it.
Ridgid SeeSnake is available in Australia from its national distributor and sub-disties, including Sydney Tools.
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