Inuktun Services Ltd (ISL)

Inuktun Services Ltd (ISL)

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.

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2569 Kenworth Road, Suite C , Nanaimo , British Columbia V9T 3M4 Canada


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Business Type:
Industry Type:
Hazardous Substances
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
$1,000,000 US - $10,000,000 US

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.

ISL has an excellent track record in providing complex, custom, mobile robotic systems to sophisticated clients such as Ontario Hydro, GE Nuclear Energy, Hitachi Nuclear, Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (US Department of Energy), Pacific Gas & Electric, ERDC, and many others.

Inuktun’s mission is to create technology that enables people to perform tasks that they could not otherwise do, in places they could not otherwise go.  Our goal is not to replace people, but instead provide products that enable access to areas that are too dangerous or remote for direct human intervention.  We will be the leading designer and manufacturer of modular, mobile inspection systems and system components for use in hazardous areas, confined spaces and underwater applications throughout the world.

What this means to our customers:

 Industry Leader

Inuktun will be a market leader by consistently providing innovative, quality products that offer a good return on investment.


Our innovative design team uses their experience and expertise to ensure product reliability and suitability for specific applications.

 Quality Manufacturing

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 or customized solutions.

 Mobile Inspection Systems

Inuktun’s remotely operated vehicles are operated on a rugged, steerable track system and guided by an intuitive control system for ease of operation.  They bridge the gap between people and the physical world, helping to see the unseen and safely go beyond human physical limitations.


In addition to providing complete, turnkey systems, Inuktun offers components to customers and researchers for use in their own applications.

 Hazardous Areas

Inuktun products are designed for use in areas where people or other equipment cannot survive.  Many of our systems have been utilized in environments with high level radiation, extreme pressures and/or dangerous or corrosive chemicals present.

 Confined Spaces

Our product line incorporate big capability into very small packages allowing for inspections in very small pipe, vessels and other challenging spaces.

 Underwater Applications

Inuktun products are designed to operate reliably under external pressure - some are capable of reaching depths of 5,000m.


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, Europe (Scotland), ASEAN (Singapore), and China, local support is only a phone call away.