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Sample Application: Deploying Well Inspection Cameras

Looking for the perfect motor to send inspection cameras down into wells and then retrieve them safely? We’ve got just the thing: AM Equipment’s 226 Series DC Gear Motors or our new Long Life DC Gear Motors. Both motors are excellent choices for extended run intermittent use, which is what you need for long-distance deployment and retraction.

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The 226 motor features a metal worm wheel for high-impact loads.

Our 240 Series Long Life DC Gear Motor uses a Delrin® high-contact ratio worm wheel for improved tooth engagement. The Long Life Motor is available with a two-channel encoder which can tele-control three vital pieces of information:

  1. How fast am I going?

  2. What direction am I going?

  3. Where am I?

Exciting, right? Contact us for specifics about how these motors could work for your application.

Case Study: Laval Underground

Laval Underground pioneered the concept of well camera inspection in the 1940s.  As technology advanced, the once-bulky, truck-mounted system shrank small enough to mount on a handcart and inspect water wells and boreholes as small as 2".  To drive it, Laval needed a strong, lightweight, DC battery-powered motor able to deploy and retrieve up to 1300 feet of cable.  

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AM Equipment supplied a solution, with a motor built for strength and efficiency.  AM Equipment's 226 Series DC Gear Motor provided the torque and speed necessary for Laval's stringent requirements while minimizing battery power consumption.