Lateral Launch System

Inspect Mainline And Lateral Pipelines In A Single Run.

This single, fully integrated unit does double duty, increasing your productivity day-in and day-out. Dual video monitors simplify both launching and retrieval, while a rugged, six-wheel-drive tractor powers through the lines. Mainline and lateral launch cable reels offer easy retrieval after inspection.


General Features

  • For 6″-24″ diameter mainlines and 4”-8” lateral lines.
  • Capable of mainline inspections up to 500 feet in length and lateral inspections of up to 200 feet.
  • Three forward speeds, reverse and freewheel.
  • Single-conductor technology for significant cost and performance advantages over multi-conductor technology through interchangeability of components, backwards and forwards compatibility, and reduced downtime.
  • Integrated 512Hz beacon (sonde) for locating.
  • Water resistant per IP68 requirements.
  1. Integrated pan/tilt mainline camera.
  2. High-resolution 1545 lateral camera.
  3. Integrated rollers for assistance on deployment.
  4. Lifting hooks for easy deployment and retrieval.
  1. Single-bolt mounting point for quick wheel removal and installation.
  2. Stainless-steel skids protect from pipe joints which could snag or flip unit.
  3. Powerful 90W motor.
  1. Tilt-up connector reduces wear and tear on pigtail connection.
  2. Integrated rollers to assist tractor over offsets during retrieval.
  3. Lateral cable drive system with six stainless-steel, gear-driven drive rollers.

SinCon cable features a 5,400-pound breaking strength (versus 500 to 2,000 pounds for multi-conductor cable).


  • Optional locating receiver available.


Available Wheels


Mainline Camera

  • High-resolution video (2.38 megapixel) with a total zoom of 120:1 (10X optical and 12X digital).
  • Integrated pan/tilt head with 270° of pan and 180° of rotation for full 360° inspection capabilities.
  • Auto iris and auto focus.
  • Programmable pan and rotate limits with on-screen instructions.
  • Scratch-resistant sapphire window cover for durability.
  • Adjustable, ultra-bright LED dual light array (1,300 total lumens) with remote-controlled settings allows inspection of pipes without additional lights.
  • Home function to return camera head to straight-ahead position.
  • Optional inclinometer and integrated lasers for crack measurement.

Lateral Line Camera

  • High-resolution 1545 lateral camera with auto-uprighting picture and built-in 512 Hz locating beacon (sonde).
  • Elevating mount rotates 180° and elevates up to a 90° position for ease of launching into the lateral.
  • Can deploy and retract at a rate of up-to 30 feet per minute.

Rear View Of Unit

  • Integrated rear-view color camera with LEDs.
  • Easy-access pressure ports for convenient leakage testing.

Lateral line camera rotates up to 90 degrees.

Compare Transporters

Lateral Launch Transtar II Transtar Protrak Storm
Pipe Sizes 4" to 12" 6" to 24" 6" to 24" 6" to 30" 6" (relined)
to 30"
24" and up
Steerable - - -
(w/o camera)
15 lbs 42.5 lbs 30 lbs 37.5 lbs 33 lbs 100 lbs
(w/o camera)
11" 32" 14" 19" 27" 36"
3/1/freewheel 3/1/freewheel 3/1/freewheel 3/1/freewheel 3/1/freewheel 3/1/freewheel
Motor/Power 90W 90W 2 x 90W 2 x 90W 150W 125W
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