When looking for a Video Borescope the biggest factor to take into account is the job that needs to be done, and then the budget you have to work with. The price of a unit does not necessarily determine the quality of a product, but is a good thing to keep in mind when comparing scopes. High end scopes are going to be more expensive than economy scopes, the main reason for this is that higher end scopes tend to use higher resolution video chips in the camera heads, the better the quality of the camera, the better your inspection results will be. High quality camera chips also ensure that any light provided will be used to the best advantage of the recording device.
Scopes like our Orion II Video Borescope have a higher resolution CMOS camera chip than the Voyager Video Borescope, with more LEDs built into the tip of the scope. This means that while the specs of these scopes may appear to be similar, you will get much better image quality from the Orion. Also the more costly scopes become, the more features they tend to offer the user such as articulation, different focal ranges and structure and design of the probe. Higher quality scopes are designed for someone that is using their scopes more often and for more intricate inspections. Economy scopes are designed to be affordable options for someone who may not use their scope enough to justify a higher price tag, but who still wants the advantages gained by using videoscopes to do inspections. It’s best to talk to a representative to determine which scope will meet your needs and budget the best.
When looking for a scope for an inspection you will always want to find one that will give you the best image quality for your budget. Rigid scopes will always have the best optics for the price, as they have resolutions that are up to 10 times more than that of flexible borescopes with the same diameter. The only limiting factor when choosing between rigid and flexible borescopes is that rigid scopes don’t bend at all, and therefore can not access any areas that require navigating a corner or bend to enter. But when dealing with spaces that have straight access points the best scope you can choose is a rigid one. To allow flexible scopes to bend they are made with tiny fibres in the probe to transmit the image from the tip to the eye piece these fibres limit the resolution and can effect the contrast in the image, quality fiberscopes are much more expensive than rigid scopes, and with use the fibers in the probes break and bend and image quality will slowly deteriorate over time. Rigid scopes on the other hand use one of three lens systems to transfer the images from the tip to the eye piece, giving a much clearer, crisper image.
Using Rigid Borescopes with USB Cameras for Documenting Inspections
Video Borescopes can be very useful for inspecting many hard to reach areas, but some places that it would be handy to use a borescope to inspect such as in fuel tanks, or in walls or spaces with live wires present, you don’t want a electrical charge or spark from the borescope interacting with the environment and causing a problem. Military and law enforcement applications such as inspecting packages at customs, looking into fuel tanks, or dealing with EOD/IEDD inspections will strongly benefit from having non conductive borescopes. Military and Law enforcement personal may also have reason to be inspecting in areas they may not have time to secure, and the extra safety measures are never been a bad thing.
To solve this problem Medit carries Non Conductive Probe Covers made with a resin coating for our Iseries and Iris Proline Videoscopes. These covers will help to stop any charge from being carried by the probe, and minimize the danger when using video borescopes in hazardous environments. For more information on these probes and non-conductive options please contact our sales team directly.
Medit Inc is excited to launch a New 4mm video borescope, the version of our very popular Rigel articulating video borescope. We’ve tested a fresh backed sample already and found its quality is quite impressive for this price range. We are going to offer it to our customers in the next couple weeks. The braided stainless steel probe will feature 2 way articulation and is gas, diesel, oil, and water proof. The new smaller diameter probe, measured at 4mm, with built in LED lights, is an affordable option for inspecting small hard to reach places, such as in engines. This probe will offer the same clear colour display as the 5.5mm Rigel, as well as the same portability and ease of operation. This sturdy affordable scope will be a great addition to Medit’s Standard Line of videoscopes. Stay tuned for this scope to be made available for purchase in our online store.
This handy unit features a Sony CCD camera on the end of a retractable pole that ranges from 1.6m (5.25ft) not extended, to 4m (13.12ft) fully extended. This system is built with inspection of hard to reach places like roofs, eaves troughs, chimneys, under cars, etc. in mind, although the places you can inspect with a camera like this are as varied as your imagination. Doing home and construction inspections can become a breeze with images and video from this unit. With build in LED’s in the camera head and 5″ LCD monitor you are sure to get clear images of your inspection site. For more information on our Cobra Pole Camera please visit our web site www.fiberscope.net or contact our sales team at 1-877-613-2210
We are happy to announce the release of a new industrial videoscope, the Pegasus 3.9mm. Included in our premium line of videoscopes. Coming in with a diameter under 4mm and an articulating tip, this scope is perfect for inspection of compact aviation turbine engines, including Pratt and Whitney PT6, GE90s and more. Image quality is not sacrificed for the small diameter, with clear, full colour video and image capture. The Pegasus is a welcome addition to meet the needs of customers wanting to remotely inspect engines and turbines with small dimensions, as it will easily pass through PWC34910-200, 400 and 600 guide tubes. If this sounds like a scope that would be beneficail to your business feel free to contact our Technical Support Team for more information Fiberscope.net