IRIS POWER

Robotic Inspection Vehicle and Camera System (RIV800)

Iris Power Robitic Inspection Vehicle and Camera System for Rotor-in-Place Inspections

Product Overview

The Iris Power RIV800 Robotic Inspection Vehicle and Camera System, allows a visual inspection of the generator stator and rotor, including checking the air vents for debris, with or without removing the rotor. The robotic inspection vehicle also provides an automated means of ELCID electromagnetic core imperfection detection testing and SWA stator wedge analyzer testing.

Download Brochure
Works with the Following Assets
Assists with the Following Type of Monitoring

The magnetically supported Robotic Inspection Vehicle (RIV 800) has been developed to provide an automated scanning method for the ELCID stator core interlaminar insulation test equipment. The vehicle allows scanning of the stator bore of a generator or large motor, in order to test the integrity of the stator lamination insulation out more efficiently. The equipment can also be adapted to carry other lightweight attachments for stator inspection including the mini-camera or wedge tightness probe. A single control unit is used to provide power and control to the vehicle and camera module.

The RIV 800 is primarily designed for automated testing stator cores with EL CID with the rotor removed however, is also can be used to test machines by insertion into the air-gap with the rotor in place if the rotor retaining ring to stator gap is sufficiently large.

The Iris Power RIV Camera System provides a flexible system for Rotor-in-Place inspections of large generators. It is fitted to the Iris Power Robotic Inspection Vehicle which can be moved along the stator slots. The camera system includes an integral light. The camera and light are directed at a 45° mirror, which can be remotely rotated through 360° to allow scanning of the stator or rotor as well as looking forward along the air-gap. The camera can also be focused remotely. The system allows a visual inspection of the generator stator and rotor, including checking the air vents for debris, without removing the rotor. The video output is displayed on a 150 mm color TFT LCD integral monitor in the control unit. Composite video output is provided for feeding to a second monitor or video recorder.

 

Product Details

Features

Features and Benefits of the Robotic Inspection Vehicle System

  • Reduce overall cost of maintenance by providing faster testing with only one operator
  • Magnetically self supporting on steel surface to reduce human fatigue, stress and accessibility concerns
  • Fits into the air gap for rotor-in-place testing
  • Guidance system detects the edges of the stator teeth to follow a straight line and measures distance using an encoder wheel.
  • Curvature adjustment accommodates the tractor in stator cores of various sizes
  • AUTO mode allows the RIV to stop at a pre-set distance and then move only in the opposite direction

Features and Benefits of the Camera System

  • Visually inspect stator and rotor for defects and damage with rotor in place with a low profile of 30mm
  • Focus on the stator core surface, stator air vents, or rotor surface
  • Scans image while conducting wedge tightness or ELCID test
  • Fits to the Robotic Inspection Vehicle for moving along stator slots
  • Assists positioning for Rotor-in-Place wedge tightness testing
  • Visual inspection for debris in the air-gap
  • Image can be adjusted for angle and focus

Options

  • Supports integration with the ELCID electromagnetic core imperfection detection system.
  • Supports integration with the stator wedge analyzer

 

Get a Quote

Call us at +1 905.677.4824 or Toll Free at +1 888-873-4747. Alternatively, please email us at sales.iris@qualitrolcorp.com or fill out our online quote form below.

Learning Center

This Resource Library is designed to provide current, relevant resources that provide technical knowledge and practical solutions for owners and operators of rotating machines. We encourage you to use the search feature and filters to locate specific resources of interest.

RESOURCE LIBRARY

Articles, Technical Papers, & Case Studies

BROWSE OUR RESOURCE LIBRARY

COURSES & TRAINING

Hands-on, practical experience

Partial Discharge Course – Portland, OR

The objective of this Partial Discharge Seminar is to understand basic PD theory as well as the basics of stator…

BROWSE OUR COURSES

2020 Iris Rotating Machine Conference Save the date : June 22-25, 2020 - Renaissance Hotel | Las Vegas

2020 Iris Rotating Machine Conference
LEARN MORE

Looking for more Information

Sign up to receive our latest whitepapers, webinars, new product information, product updates and more.