For inspecting a clogged drain, RIDGID’s data-enabled camera gives a clear image far down the pipe

by Brianna Crandall — June 8, 2019 — Facilities, janitorial and plumbing professionals can now experience the first true data-enabled plumbing diagnostic cameras with the new line of professional tool manufacturer RIDGID’s SeeSnake cameras powered by TruSense technology, says the company. TruSense establishes a two-way datalink path between the inspection camera head and a connected RIDGID SeeSnake CSx series Wi-Fi enabled monitor. With TruSense, advanced sensors on the camera head convey valuable information about the in-pipe environment.

RIDGID’s SeeSnake plumbing inspection camera

RIDGID’s SeeSnake plumbing inspection camera offers advanced sensors for a clear image while reporting the pitch of the camera in-pipe. Image courtesy RIDGID

SeeSnake cameras with TruSense technology include a high dynamic range (HDR) image sensor that takes the next leap forward in diagnostic imaging. A common challenge faced by diagnostic professionals is being able to see far down the pipe as well as the image just in front of the camera’s lights, notes RIDGID. An HDR image sensor expands the camera’s dynamic range, allowing a greater ratio of bright and dark areas to be displayed in the same image at the same time without reducing visibility. This means fewer blown-out areas and sections of the pipe that are too dark to see, offering superior clarity and detail.

TiltSense is an on-camera inclinometer that is included on SeeSnake cameras with TruSense technology. The inclinometer measures the camera’s angle. When connected to a SeeSnake CSx series monitor, the camera can convey the camera’s degree of tilt on the monitor display, giving users a useful indicator of the pitch of the camera in-pipe and allowing them to pinpoint possible problems faster.

Tim Dunphy, RIDGID marketing director of Underground Technologies, stated:

RIDGID SeeSnake cameras are trusted for having the clearest in-pipe picture along with features that help our customers work smarter and faster. With TruSense technology, HDR sensors and TiltSense deliver the image quality and information contractors need to see.

All RIDGID SeeSnake cameras come with the RIDGID Full Lifetime Warranty.

To purchase or learn more about the SeeSnake inspection camera with TruSense , contact your local distributor or visit the RIDGID website.

RIDGID is part of global technology and engineering company Emerson’s Professional Tools business, which offers a broad portfolio of advanced, reliable tools and technologies for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing trades globally.