Technical installations that are subject to stringent requirements should always be kept on the best possible level of operational safety. This applies particularly to installations with their innumerable piping systems that require a high degree of reliability, comfort and safeness. Keeping individual pipeline sections in perfect condition is a crucial prerequisite for the trouble-free operation of the entire system. The pipeline systems therefore have to undergo strict and regular tests of various types which ensures that any damage to the pipes as a result of wear, corrosion, erosion and cracking etc. is detected, respectively prevented at an early stage. Subsequently it can occur that a detected damage is not accessible from the outside and a repair by appropriate means must take place from the inside.
Inspector Systems is a specialist in manufacturing of self-propelled, tethered and remote controlled pipe robots for internal inspection, non-destructive testing and machining as well as to provide worldwide services, especially for so called „challenging pipelines“ or buried-, difficult to access- and complex pipe structures of any kind. Examples are pumping lines and tank to tank connections in refineries, street-, railway- or river crossings, pipes in nuclear-, thermal- and conventional power plants, feeding pipes in gas-, oil- and offshore constructions etc. The modular and flexible design of the pipe robots makes it possible to equip them with different inspection-, testing- or machining modules as well as to insert through limited accesses and to drive pipe systems bi-directionally through bends and inclinations.

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2 June 2021
Worls Nuclear Exhibition 2021 / November 30 - December 02 / Paris Nord Villepinte / Hall 7
30 September 2020
Versatile know-how – state-of-the-art technology: What started as a one-man company in 1983, has developed to a well-established medium-sized family business today. The company has made a name for itself on the global market as a provider of customized solutions and innovative pipe robots for the inspection, non-destructive testing and reworking inside complex pipe systems.
23 July 2020
Upstream – Midstream – Downstream: INSPECTOR SYSTEMS was assigned with the task of visually inspecting several pipe sections for corrosion deposits on the inner pipe surfaces in a process plant on an offshore platform in the North Sea, approx. 300 kilometres off the Norwegian coast. These were up to 60 m long 20 to 24 inch pipes, partly with vertical sections and bends.
11 May 2020
Inspector Systems develops several radiographic inspection and grinding robots for Framatome SAS - During the operation of a nuclear power plant, preserving the technical-economic efficiency combined with safety are paramount. Ensuring this requires a responsible operational management.
Milling Robots
Milling robots and manipulators can be deployed in all types of situations where grooves inside of pipe systems need to be ground down and where localised defects must be promptly removed.
Grinding Robots
Robots with grinding capabilities have been especially developed by Inspector Systems for the removal of weld roots within the interior of pipe systems.
Inspection Robots
These flexible robots are well suited for carrying out inspections on pipe systems, especially those that have a lot of bends, vertical sections and pipe branches.
Ultrasonic Robots
Ultrasonic Inspection Robots from INSPECTOR SYSTEMS have been specially developed for making detailed measurements of the thickness of pipe walls using ultrasonic techniques.
Pipe Robots
Pipe robots from Inspector Systems have been especially developed for the inspection and maintenance of the interior of pipe systems.
Areas of use
The main areas of application are in the fields of quality assurance and maintenance of nuclear power stations, conventional power stations, refineries, chemical/petrochemical plans, district heating systems, gas pipelines and the off-shore industry.
Inspector Systems
INSPECTOR SYSTEMS Rainer Hitzel GmbH is based in Rödermark, south from Frankfurt, and has been involved with the development and manufacture of pipe crawler and customer specific special machines since 1983.

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