Borescopes are flexible or rigid visual devices that are fitted with an optical lens on one end and an object lens on the other. The object lens is responsible for delivering images back to the eyepiece. A relay tube enclosed by fiber-optic cables provides proper lighting to clearly view the object inside. Borescopes are often used for works that involve hard to access areas or as non destructive testing equipment. Considering the technique employed, these devices are real time and money savers.
RF System Lab’s (www.rfsystemlab.us) VJ-ADVANCE is a highly-portable video borescope with joystick-controlled, four-way articulation. Features include a built-in 3.5” LCD display, on-board image and video capture capability, 2X digital zoom and easy one-hand operation. This video borescope is perfect for a wide range of industrial inspections. It is new to the market and very competitive on price and features.
SCHOTT North America, Inc.’s (www.us.schott.com/lightingimaging) leached fiber bundles are very flexible, coherent image guides. They are built by multiple draws of a high index core glass, with a lower index clad glass and an acid-soluble jacket glass. Leached Fiber Bundles are used primarily in endoscopes for medical or veterinary applications as well as in some industrial applications.