Milwaukee M18 Pipeline Inspection System

Milwaukee brings modular design to plumbing inspection

Milwaukee introduces significant improvements in pipeline inspection with the M18 battery as the power source. The Milwaukee M18 Pipeline Inspection System is a modular system designed to make inspection easier to use and more visible.

Because of the modular design, you only need to learn one control/recording system, additional parts can be added easily and inexpensively, and you simply have fewer models to sift through when deciding on the best product.

control center

The heart of the system is Milwaukee's IP54-rated Control Hub. It weighs about 4 pounds and can be removed and moved to other casters without breaking the connection to the monitor in use.

Milwaukee M18 control center for sanitary inspection system

The data storage is located on the Control Hub and offers an impressive 500 GB capacity. You can transfer the videos and photos using the built-in WiFi or to a USB stick.

A very cool feature is that Milwaukee gives you the ability to hot swap your battery. There is a smaller lithium-ion battery in the Control Hub that allows you to swap batteries without losing connection or recording.

There is a zeroing button next to the power button so you can easily track the camera's distance at any time.

One-Key is also built into this device. There are no custom controls, but since it's one of the most commonly stolen tools in a plumber's van, tracking and inventory management are incredibly valuable.

One-button activationOne-button activation

camera

Milwaukee's self-leveling camera is a huge improvement for several reasons. First, they use a digital connection instead of an analog one.

This leads to a more practical upgrade – 1080P HD display. Thanks to a true HD image, it offers the ability to pan left/right and 4x digital zoom without being completely pixelated.

Milwaukee M18 Wireless Monitor 2971-20

Built-in Wi-Fi provides a wireless connection from the camera to the M18 wireless monitor. Thanks to the use of Wi-Fi instead of Bluetooth, the range is a maximum of 60 meters and you can connect multiple monitors.

Milwaukee M18 Wireless MonitorMilwaukee M18 Wireless Monitor

The ability to use multiple monitors and tablets/smartphones is especially helpful when you want to show your customer what's going on without them having to stand right next to you. To use a tablet or phone, simply download Milwaukee's Pipeline Inspection app and connect to the Control Hub's Wi-Fi signal.

Milwaukee M18 Plumbing Inspection System and Wireless MonitorMilwaukee M18 Plumbing Inspection System and Wireless Monitor

Milwaukee's 8-inch, 800 x 600 monitor is much more durable than standard tablets. It's molded around the edges and has a sunshade. While it's not a touchscreen, it does have backlit buttons and a dial for selecting options on the screen.

From the monitor, you can record videos, take photos, adjust the camera's LED brightness, add audio, and even trim your videos. You can share these files directly from the monitor via email or Airdrop. If you use a tablet or phone instead, you'll have all the same features at your disposal.

The monitor is powered by an M18 battery. Alternatively, you can connect it to the Control Hub via a USB-C cable and use its battery.

Like the Control Hub, the monitor features One-Key.

roll

There are currently four drum reels available, with several additional models coming in 2022. Two are designed for 2-6 inch pipes, and two handle larger 3-10 inch pipes.

Milwaukee M18 Plumbing Inspection SystemMilwaukee M18 Plumbing Inspection System

The designs vary slightly to suit the size and weight you are working with. Here is a quick overview:

  • 25mm 1080P camera with IP67 protection rating
  • 10mm push cable
  • Non-slip rubber handles
  • Can be used lying on the back, for use on roofs and slopes
  • Monitor/tablet mounting adapter
  • Can be carried with the top handle or backpack straps
  • Small and medium runners included
  • Probe frequency: 512Hz, 640Hz, 33kHz
  • Line tracking frequency: 33 kHz, 83 kHz
  • Weight: 35.6 pounds with battery
  • 34mm 1080P camera with IP67 protection rating
  • 12mm push cable
  • Wide wheelbase with telescopic handle
  • Monitor/tablet mounting adapter
  • Small and medium runners included
  • Probe frequency: 512Hz, 640Hz, 33kHz
  • Line tracking frequency: 33 kHz, 83 kHz
  • Weight: 57.6 pounds with battery
  • 25mm 1080P camera with IP67 protection rating
  • 10mm push cable
  • Wide wheelbase with telescopic handle
  • Digital zoom and pan up to 4x
  • Skids and camera case included
  • Probe frequency: 512Hz, 640Hz, 33kHz
  • Line tracking frequency: 33 kHz, 83 kHz
  • Weight: 37 pounds without battery
  • 34mm 1080P camera with IP67 protection rating
  • 12mm push cable
  • Designed for commercial and municipal sewer lines over 200 feet long
  • Skids and camera case included
  • Digital zoom and pan up to 4x
  • Probe frequency: 512Hz, 640Hz, 33kHz
  • Line tracking frequency: 33 kHz, 83 kHz
  • Weight: 60 pounds without battery

Duration

Milwaukee equips the system with two 5.0 Ah batteries – one for the control hub and one for the monitor. Runtime depends on the type of use, but you can expect at least 8 hours of runtime for the hub and monitor.

Milwaukee Pipeline Inspection Software

There is a difference between Milwaukee's Pipeline Inspection App on a tablet and the Pipeline Inspection Software. Here is a quick comparison of the two:

App

  • Desk/smartphone based monitor replacement
  • Maximizes image quality
  • Watch live video
  • Record/capture videos and images
  • Crop video
  • Save directly to your mobile device
  • Access saved jobs in Control Hub
  • Maximum wireless range: 200 feet

software

  • Computer-aided
  • Extract jobs wirelessly or via a USB-C cable from the Control Hub
  • Creating and saving PDF reports
  • Upload videos to YouTube
  • Can not used to view, record or edit

Milwaukee M12 Pipeline Locator

When it comes to digging, Milwaukee's M12 Pipeline Locator is a real eye-catcher with its two omnidirectional antennas. It can track a probe to a depth of 20 feet. A 4.3-inch color screen shows you a directional arrow and the distance to the target on a map display.

Milwaukee M12 Pipeline LocatorMilwaukee M12 Pipeline Locator

The finder uses industry-standard locating technology and frequencies, making it compatible with other brands of probes. Additionally, you can locate the Milwaukee probe with other brands of finders.

Milwaukee M12 Pipeline LocatorMilwaukee M12 Pipeline Locator

This model uses an M12 battery instead of an M18 battery for power. The 1.5 Ah battery included in the kit allows you to work for about 9 hours.

  • Probe frequency: 512Hz, 640Hz, 33kHz
  • Line tracking frequency: 33 kHz, 83 kHz
  • Mains frequency: 50Hz, 60Hz
  • Length: 32.5 inches
  • Weight: 5.25 pounds with battery

Additional accessories

  • Grounding stake for line transfer functions (included in system options)
  • Camera slides that mount on the camera springs (included in both the system and bare reel models)
  • Optional tablet holder 48-53-2970

Milwaukee M18 Pipeline Inspection System Price

The Milwaukee M18 Pipeline Inspection System is available both as a complete system and as a single roll. This is the pricing structure:

  • 2973-22 120-foot system: $6,629.99
  • 2973-20 120-foot roll only: 4379.99
  • 2974-22 200-foot system: $9379.99
  • 2974-20 120-foot roll only: $7129.99
  • 2975-22 200-foot Mid-Stiff System: $8,889.99
  • 2975-20 200-Foot Mid-Stiff Reel Only: $6,499.99
  • 2976-22 325-foot Stiffener System: $10,999.99
  • 2976-20 325-foot Rigid Roll only: $8,609.99
  • 2970-20 M18 Control Hub: $3749.99
  • 2971-20 M18 Wireless Monitor: $1499.99
  • M12 Tracking Device: $2,499.99

For more information, visit the Milwaukee website!

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