Inuktun Services Ltd. (ISL) was founded in 1989 to design and manufacture Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and modular robotic systems for use in confined spaces and hazardous environments. Since then, the company has built a reputation as the expert in remote controlled robotic transport and delivery of visual inspection equipment and instrumentation tooling. Reliability, efficiency, quality, and cost-effectiveness are emphasized in the design of all equipment produced by ISL.
The company employs a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, scientists, administrative and production personnel at its facility in Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island.
In addition to producing and selling a complete line of standard equipment for a variety of remote robotic inspection applications, the company also offers a complete range of engineering services from conceptual design through to project completion.
To ensure and maintain the company’s high standard of quality systems assembly, integration and testing are accomplished using in-house electronic and machine assembly staff. In addition, ISL regularly develops partnerships with other businesses and consultants to provide specialty engineering in accordance with design criteria. As a result, ISL is able to provide customers with innovative, high-quality equipment that is functionally reliable, easily operated, and cost-effective.
Inuktun has an excellent track record in providing complex, custom, mobile robotic systems to clients such as NASA, the US Army Corps of Engineers, Ontario Power Generation (OPG), BC Hydro, GE Nuclear Energy, Hitachi, Beijing Municipal, Idaho National Laboratory (US Department of Energy), Atomic Energy Corporation of Canada, US Naval Research Lab, and many others.
To be the industry leading designer and manufacturer of modular, mobile robotic systems and system components for use in hazardous areas, confined spaces and underwater applications throughout the world.
What this means to our customers:
Inuktun will be market leaders by consistently providing innovative, quality products to our customers.
Our innovative design team uses their expertise in designing standard camera and crawler system to customize existing products or create new products to meet customers’ specific needs.
Every phase of production meets Inuktun's high quality standards: from product development to delivery of finished goods.
Inuktun’s systems are built on the principles of modular design. Customers can select from a range of standard Inuktun cameras, crawlers and controllers to create their own, off-the-shelf yet customized solutions.
Inuktun’s remotely operated vehicles are operated on a rugged, steerable track system and guided by an intuitive control system for ease of operation.
Inuktun robotic systems bridge the gap between you and the physical world, helping you to see the unseen and safely go beyond your physical limitations.
In addition to providing complete, turnkey systems, Inuktun offers components to customers for use in their own applications.
Inuktun products are robust and durable and are designed for use in hazardous areas allowing for clear images and movement of goods in areas where you cannot physically go.
Inuktun's range of products are a fit with where you need to go and can enter spaces and provide clear images in areas as small as 7/8in / 22mm in diameter.
All of Inuktun products are waterproof to a variety of depths. Some are capable of reaching depths of 1000 ft / 300m.
Throughout the World
Inuktun has an established team of sales and service representatives focused on providing solutions to customers throughout the world. With dedicated offices in Canada, the USA and Europe (Scotland), local support is only a phone call away.
Inuktun's high-quality cameras and crawlers provide detailed video output using variable lighting with pan, tilt and zoom controls. Cameras are mounted on Inuktun steerable crawler systems.
Inuktun's submersible products are highly effective for use in a variety of tank, well and water line inspections.
Inuktun's high-quality cameras and crawlers provide detailed video output and variable lighting with pan, tilt and zoom controls. Custom magnetic chassis are available for some of our crawlers, allowing them to operate vertically, or even upside down. In addition to crawler systems, Inuktun offers a full range of portable drop cameras for use in the potable water industry.
The many demands for remote inspection capability within the hydroelectric power generation industry can be met with finesse and efficiency by Inuktun products.
Our easy-to-use submersible systems are ideal for dam and penstock inspections. The transportable nature of our products make them ideal for use at remote sites. Surface control and high resolution video images are the distinguishing features of our camera and crawler systems.
Contact us today for an evaluation of how Inuktun can improve the efficiency of your operations in this industry.
Oil & Gas
Inuktun's remote inspection equipment is used extensively in the oil and gas industry for non-destructive pipeline, caisson, and confined space inspections.
Using intuitive control systems to complement high resolution, low-lux video cameras and agile crawlers, Inuktun's family of products offer a wide range of solutions to the oil and gas sector.
Inuktun provides remote imaging systems for some of the most challenging environments in the nuclear industry.
Inuktun's remote inspection equipment is used extensively in nuclear plant outages, maintenance and emergency situations. Cameras and crawlers are used in and around reactors, steam generators and other plant infrastructure to quickly identify and evaluate problems or trouble areas.
For particularly challenging robotic or remote inspection requirements, contact Inuktun for a proposal on a custom solution.
Military & Security
High quality images from our remote camera equipment allow port and border security personnel to examine suspicious cargo, containers and hidden compartments when searching for a variety of contraband.
In addition, our products have been used for clandestine operations, remote surveillance and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) operations. The rugged design and portability of the systems ensures reliable operation when it matters most.
Search & Rescue
Portable and rugged, Inuktun's crawlers offer a life-saving solution for emergency response teams. This was proven in New York City in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001 when Inuktun's SAR (Search And Rescue) products assisted in the search and rescue efforts while negotiating confined spaces and rough terrain.
Inuktun's VGTV™ is the robot of choice for the Center for Robot Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR) due to its ease of operation and performance in rugged terrain.
Whatever your application, Inuktun has the products and the technology to solve your remote inspection and tooling needs.
Our camera and crawler systems have been used in a myriad of applications, from watching coffee beans on a conveyor belt, to quantifying corrosion in compensated fuel tanks, to searching sewer systems for explosives and contraband, to whatever our customers can think of next!
Contact us today to discuss your most unique and challenging robotic requirements.
Spectrum - 45 - Camera System
The Spectrum 45 pan and tilt camera is one of the smallest industrial cameras of its kind. At a diameter of only 1.75in / 45mm, this robust 420 TV line color camera is available in either aluminum or stainless steel, with a depth rating of 100ft / 30m.
Mini Crystal Cam - Camera System
At only 7/8in / 22 mm diameter, the Mini Crystal Cam allows inspection in extremely small pipes and confined spaces. The high quality color camera offers excellent image quality and has built-in LED lighting.