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Model 10 Cam Mini Winch

Model 10 Water Well Winch for Boreholes up to 1,500 Feet
Borehole Camera Winch with Coaxial Video Cable for Water Wells
Electronic Encoder on Winch for Borehole and Water Well Cameras

Used to lower and raise your downhole camera assembly smoothly for well and borehole inspection, the Model 10 Cam Mini Winch can also be equipped with optional variable speed electric motor. It can accommodate up to 1,500 feet (457.2 m) of video cable.

The winch features:

  • Adjustable cable level wind
  • Mechanical counter
  • Mechanical footage read-out at winch
  • Video depth encoder, displaying camera position at all times on TV monitor
  • Variable speed control
  • Choice of hydraulic or electric power sources

Model 10 Winch Specifications

Application: Designed for ¼-inch steel-armored, single conductor coaxial video cable
Cable Capacity: 500 to 1,500 feet (152.4 to 457.2 m)
Drive Motor (Hydraulic Models): Variable, reversible drum speed (0-20 rpm) with nearly constant torque. (Note: Hydraulic powered winches require the installation of a hydraulic fluid source and directional control, sold separately.)
Drive Motor (Electric Models): 90 or 180 volt, variable speed DC motor reversible controller, operation from 115 VAC; right angle 30: 1 gear box designed for a maximum thrust torque of 880 load pounds
Power Source (Electric): 120/240 VAC, 50/60 Hz or AC generator
Footage Counter Mechanism: Includes electronic encoder and mechanical counter on winch
Level Wind: Automatic diamond screw mechanism with adjustable calibration
Slip Ring Assembly: Low noise slip rings permitting signal and DC power transmission over single-conductor coaxial cable
Winch Speed & Direction Control: 3-way directional valve (hydraulic motor) or variable speed controller (electric motor)
Dimensions: height 18.5 inches (47 cm), width 14 inches (35.6 cm), length 30 inches (76.2 cmm)
Weight (without cable): 115 lbs (52.2 kg)


NOTE: Specifications subject to change. Confirm when ordering.

Additional Resources
Model 10 Winch Tech SpecsHolds Up To 1,500 feet of Cable
Last Updated Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 09:49 AM.

I used to borrow a friendly competitor’s camera.  He had a small one with a hand reel and a tripod made of PVC.  It worked for me at times, but the R-cam 1000 is heads and shoulders above that.

– Scott Miller, Northern Virginia Drilling