Definition - What does Self-Leveling Camera mean?
Self-leveling can be defined as the ability of any instrument to level itself irrespective of the angle to which the instrument is tilted. Self-leveling is widely used in trenchless inspection cameras such as axial and push rod cameras that are mounted on robots.
Closed circuit television cameras (CCTV) connected to monitors are also used for sewer and water pipeline inspection purposes. These cameras help detect and pinpoint problem areas prior to rehabilitation work. Using trenchless rehabilitation techniques eliminates the need to dig up roads, sidewalks and lawns in order to get rehabilitate the pipes.
Trenchlesspedia explains Self-Leveling Camera
Self-leveling cameras are a crucial part of a trenchless inspection process. Due to the circular cross-section of the pipes, it is not possible to keep the robot in a horizontal position.
The self-leveling feature of these cameras is mounted on a swivel arrangement that helps hold the lens upright and provide upright images at all times even when the camera is tilted. This feature makes it convenient to inspect the pipe closely because the water will always be at the bottom and will not obscure the lens.