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Since 1978"

The RST Helix
Manhole Inspection System

from Municipal Equipment Sales, Inc.

We look forward to earning YOUR business.

One person can perform up to 50 manhole inspections per day with RST's Manhole Inspection System!

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For over thirty years, R.S. Technical Services, Inc. has been an innovative, driving force in the closed circuit televising, or CCTV, pipeline inspection industry. In that time, RST has brought many first time products to the U.S. infrastructure maintenance market.

The newest of these is the innovative RST Helix pipeline inspection system. If you'd like to know more about the RST organization Click here. (opens into a new window)

RST Helix

Advanced Manhole Inspection System

The Helix is RST's latest innovation to increase efficiency and lower costs for municipalities and contractors. With the RST Helix a one-person crew can survey a manhole in under 60 seconds – enabling a one-man crew to perform over 50 manhole inspections in a single day!

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The Helix has an industry-leading six high-resolution cameras that capture panoramic imagery of every surface. Six active 3-D sensors record hundreds of thousands of spatial data points for precision measurement. The end result is a scan so complete that users can look around the manhole and take various measurements using the provided software from the comfort and safety of the office.

The Helix is the perfect solution to streamline the rehabilitation planning for manholes, lower costs and protect your community.

Features & Options of the RST Helix

  • Completes a Manhole Scan in Under 60 Seconds
  • Fully Automated System With Manual Operation Option
  • Deploys From Inspection Vehicle, Pick Up, or ATV (For Limited Access)
  • Six High-Resolutions Cameras Capture Panoramic Imagery of Every Surface
  • Six Active 3-D Sensors Record Hundreds of Thousands of Spatial Data Points for Precise Measurements
  • Operator Monitors Scan with Tablet or Laptop
  • Automatically Transmits Scan Data Where It Can Be Reviewed at the Office
  • System Includes Scanning Unit, Cable Reel, Launching Boom, and Wireless Control Unit
  • Tablet or Laptop

Benefits of the RST Helix

  • Improve System Performance
  • Lower Operating Costs – Manpower
  • Superior Data For Condition Assessments
  • Compatible with NASSCO’s MACP Standard (MACP 7 Certification Coming)
  • Easily Source Inflow and Infiltration
  • Avoid Structural Failures
  • Increase Worker and Public Safety
  • Complete a Scan in Under 60 Seconds
  • Perform 50 or More Inspections a Day
  • One-Man Work Crew
  • Minimize Traffic Impacts Durning Surveys
  • Survey Data Instantly Accessible and Shareable
  • Economical Deployment From a Variety of Vehicles
  • Cost-Effective and High-Leverage Technology


  • Power Source: 100 – 240V AC
  • Scan Speed: 10-ft in. < 1 min
  • Resolution: 288 MP/scan *avg 10-ft manhole depth
  • 3D Measurement: Six active sensors
  • Probe Dimensions: 25" x 13"
  • Probe Weight: 28 lbs
  • Reel Dimensions: 20" x 19" x 15"
  • Reel Weight: 48 lbs

Municipal Equipment Sales has been in operation since 1978. During that time we've seen an enormous number of changes to the types of products and services available to the municipal professionals' community. As time has gone on, MES management has modified its product mix to reflect the very best in what is currently available.

We are of the firm opinion that R.S. Technical Services currently supplies the industry's best asset management tools, from field data collection software to GIS database integration to this innovative new manhole inspection system. Plus, you can count on RST to provide all the necessary components to work with the software tools of your choice.

Praise for the RST Helix...

"The capabilities of the Helix have only begun to come to life and I can say with absolutely no exaggeration that our inspection results had our clients immediately as excited as us."
Chris MacDonald, Empipe Solutions
(Contractor serving municipalities)

WaterWorld Logo Denis Pollak has more than 35 years experience in project management on water and wastewater projects. He was a founding member of the California Water Environment Association Southern Sections Collection System Committee and is a former President of the CWEA, San Diego Section. We invite you to read what he had to say about the importance of manhole inspection in an article he wrote for WaterWorld (opens into a new browser window).

After the Sale: You can always count on our experienced support personnel to provide you with follow-up services, including replacement parts and product information.

How can we serve your needs?

For more information about any of our municipal equipment products, give us a call or send us an email.

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Address: PO 1233
Woodstock, GA 30188

Local: 770-928-0424
Fax: 770-200-1690

Nationwide Toll Free: 1-800-782-2243


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