Gen-Eye SDW Pipe Inspection System

by General Wire
Having the right tools for the job saves you time and money. The Gen-Eye systems are a great solution for your pipe inspection needs, and they will help you do it right the first time. Optional longer rods and digital locators make them even more useful. These easy to use, dependable systems will make short work of your video inspections, and will pay for themselves in no time. If you're looking for pipe cleaning machines, click here.

General Wire Gen-Eye SDW

Gen Eye SDW pipe inspection location system
General Wire Gen-Eye SDW® Systems Feature:
  • The Kevlar® braided Gel-Rod® push rod protects against moisture and provides for maximum pushing and pulling power
  • The standard reel holds 200 ft., 300 ft., or 400 ft. of push rod on a sturdy compact frame
  • 10 inch wheels on these units ensure easy transport to and from the job
  • Self-leveling 1-5/8" diameter camera with 16 bright-white LED's help provide superior quality video and illuminate up to 10" diameter lines
  • 2", 3" & 6" Trap Skids keep the camera centered in the pipe for a better view, while reducing drag on longer runs
  • SDW-500 Command Module with 10.4" LCD screen color monitor with SD card reader (SD card not included)
  • SD card recorder records video or still images up to 32 GB of data on one card
  • Monitor mount conveniently secured to the frame to give you the best viewing angle
  • Wi-Fi transmitter can record video to smartphone or tablet. A free App lets you view and record video inspections up to 300 feet away
  • Available with Hot Spot digital locator - uses high tech digital technology to locate the pipe and tell you exactly where it is and how deep it is, down to the inch! All units with digital locators include a sonde for ease of pipe location.
General Wire Gen-Eye SDW - Color Camera Systems for 3" to 10" Lines
Systems include: SDW-500 Command Module w/Wi-Fi, Self Leveling Color Camera,
2", 3" & 6" Trap Skids, Open Reel, SD Card Reader, & Wi-Fi Transmitter
Model # Description Price & Quantity
SL-SDW-A Gen-Eye SDW, 200 ft. Gel-Rod, & Heavy Duty Protective Case $10,955.40
SL-SDW-B Gen-Eye SDW, 200 ft. Gel-Rod, Hot Spot Digital Locator, Sonde, & Heavy Duty Protective Case $13,126.15
SL-SDW-C Gen-Eye SDW, 300 ft. Gel-Rod, & Heavy Duty Protective Case $11,958.60
SL-SDW-D Gen-Eye SDW, 300 ft. Gel-Rod, Hot Spot Digital Locator, Sonde, & Heavy Duty Protective Case $14,129.35
NOTE: Lead-time to ship of 3-4 weeks

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General Wire Gen-Eye SDW Mini

image of the General Wire Gen-Eye SDW mini color camera pipe inspection system
General Wire Gen-Eye SDW® Mini Systems Feature:
  • The Kevlar® braided Gel-Rod® push rod protects against moisture and provides for maximum pushing and pulling power
  • The standard reel holds up to 200ft of push rod on a sturdy compact frame
  • Skids keep the camera centered in the pipe for a better view, while reducing drag on longer runs
  • LED camera with 8 lights and dimmer control help provide superior quality video
  • SDW-500 Command Module with 10.4" color monitor and waterproof keyboard
  • Monitor mount conveniently secured to the frame
  • Available with Hot Spot digital locator - uses high tech digital technology to locate the pipe and tell you exactly where it is and how deep it is, down to the inch! All units with digital locators include a sonde for ease of pipe location.

General Wire Gen-Eye SDW Mini - Color Camera Systems for 2" to 4" Lines
Systems include: SDW-500 Command Module With Wi-Fi, 10.4" LCD Screen,
Mini Mini Self Leveling Color Camera, Waterproof Keyboard
1" & 3" Trap Skids, Open Mini Reel, SD Card Reader
Model # Description Price & Quantity
SL-M-SDW-C Gen-Eye SDW Mini, 200' Mini Gel-Rod, & Heavy Duty Protective Case $10,619.95
SL-M-SDW-D Gen-Eye SDW Mini, 200' Mini Gel-Rod, Hot Spot Digital Locator, Sonde, & Heavy Duty Protective Case $12,790.80
NOTE: Lead-time to ship of 3-4 weeks

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image of the General Wire SDW-500 commmand module
SD-500 Command Module Features:
  1. Internal microphone and on/off switch lets you add commentary to your videos
  2. Built-in AC/DC converter allows you to operate in the field with truck power alone
  3. Wi-Fi transmitter can send video to your Smartphone or tablet
  4. SD Card Reader records video or still images up to 32 GB (SD card not included)
  5. Waterproof keyboard
  6. Date and time stamp allows you to document the date and time for your job records
  7. On-screen distance count lets you keep track of how much rod you've pushed into the line


General Wire "Hot Spot" Digital Locator Information

The Gen-Eye Digital Hot Spot Locator lets you know exactly where the problems are. 100 sensitivity levels let you hone in on the transmitter's signal. The LCD display panel produces a clear digital readout, as well as a graphic display and an audible tone. It's faster and more precise than analog locators.

The Gen-Eye Locator lets you locate almost anything underground with its built-in four-way signal finder. You can find the Gen-Eye camera even when it's deep inside cast iron pipe. When you turn on the digital locator, it looks for the 512 hz or 874 hz signal transmitted from the Gen-Eye camera.

Switch the locator to 60 hz, and you can locate underground power lines before you start digging.



General Wire Gen-Eye SD Comparison Chart
  Gen-Eye SDW w/
Self-Leveling Color
Gen-Eye SDW w/
Color Standard
Gen-Eye SDW Mini w/
Color Mini
Line Capacity 3" to 10"" 3" to 10" 2" to 4"
Reel Capacity 200, 300, 400 ft. 200, 300, 400 ft. 100 or 200 ft.
Reel Dimensions 29"L x 16"W x 33-1/2"H 29"L x 16"W x 33-1/2"H 18"L x 16"W x 19"H
Push-Rod Diameter .475" Gel-Rod .475" Gel-Rod .400" Gel-Rod
Power 110v/60 Hz AC, 12VDC 110v/60 Hz AC, 12VDC 110v/60 Hz AC, 12VDC
Lighting 16 White LED's 16 White LED's 4 Super Bright LED's
White Balance Auto High Speed Auto High Speed Auto High Speed
Video Format NTSC or PAL NTSC or PAL NTSC or PAL
Camera Sensitivity .5 Lux .5 Lux .5 Lux
Camera Dimensions 1.375" Dia. x 2.3" Long 1.375" Dia. x 1.85" Long 1" Dia. x 1.8" Long
Operating Temperature 14° F to 122° F 14° F to 122° F 14° F to 122° F
10" Wheels Yes Yes N/A

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. "What is special about the self leveling camera?"
A. The self leveling camera keeps the water at the bottom of the picture as the camera glides through the line, making it easier for the operator and his/her customer to follow the action. The camera head is just 1.4" in diameter and has sixteen ultra-bright LED's, so there's plenty of flexibility and enough light to handle lines up to 10" in diameter.

Q. "What size of lines will this system work with?"
A. The General Wire Gen-Eye SD is designed for 3" to 10" lines and the Gen-Eye mini can handle 2" to 4" lines.

Q. "What is a 'Sonde'?"
A. A sonde is a small radio transmitter. Gen-Eye Sondes are a great tool for pipe location in cast iron, clay, or plastic lines. Easier than locating an energized line, you simply locate the pinpoint frequency of the Sonde. Attach the sonde to your drain cleaning cable using the included spring carrier. Then find the signal with the General Wire Digital Locator (not included with all units).

Q. "Does the system include an SD card?"
A. The unit does not include an SD card. SD cards can be found in the electronics section of most department stores.

Q. "Do you offer units without the SD card option?"
A. Yes. For a system that does not include the SD card option we recommend the Gen-Eye POD pipe inspection system.


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