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A flexible borescope is an industrial device used for remote visual inspection that utilizes a flexible insertion shaft with or without articulation to reach the inspection area. They represent the biggest and most diverse family of industrial borescopes. Due to their design, flexible borescopes can be manufactured in smaller working diameters and much longer working lengths than rigid borescopes, or fiberscopes


Flexible Video Borescopes

These borescopes are available in lengths up to 30m and with diameters starting at 1mm. No-, 2-way, or 4-way tip articulation is also available. These units are equipped with advanced CMOS or industrial grade CCD sensors to get the most from your inspections, and the lighting options are white LED, IR black and white, IR thermal and UV. We offer both budget and professional models of flexible videoscopes for non-direct inspection visualization via a monitor.

Flexible Optical Borescopes

Thanks to the extra-small diameter of the optical fibers that make up the image bundle, they are available in thin diameters starting from 0.35mm. Fiberscopes should be handled with extra care due to the fragile nature of the fiber optics. These flexible optical borescopes are used for direct (open-eye) visualization via an eyepiece
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What flexible borescope should I choose for my application?

The rule of thumb is that until you need a scope with an insertion probe diameter below 1mm, a videoscope will be the preferable option. Generally, fiberscopes are more fragile, and the image quality is lower (with a "honeycomb" effect) compared to videoscopes. For long-term inspections, flexible video borescopes will also be a better choice since you avoid eye fatigue viewing inspections on a monitor versus through an eyepiece.

What should I take into account when choosing a flexible borescope?

  • Working length
  • How hazardous is the environment
  • Working diameter
  • How long and how often you're going to use it
  • Direction of View
    (articulation necessity)
  • Need to capture inspections (images/videos)?
  • Distance to the inspection
  • Handheld or stand alone unit
  • How harsh is the
  • Necessity of portability (autonomous work)
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Articulating and Non Articulating Flexible Borescopes

A broad spectrum of non-articulating and articulating flexible borescopes includes devices of various lengths and diameters. Depending on your particular task, you can select a working length ranging from 305mm (12") up to 30 meters (98 ft.),
while probe diameters vary between 0.35mm (0.013'') and 8mm (1/3''). This diversity of parameters covers most imaginable inspections, including ultra-narrow passages and bores, sinuous bores, and spots with extremely limited accessibility and/or visibility.

Some flexible borescopes feature interchangeable probes of various lengths and diameters compatible with a single base unit/imaging hub. Depending on the type and brand, flexible borescopes and fiberscopes are equipped with a number of useful features, including recording capabilities, sound recording (some models), integrated and detachable light sources, straight view, and articulating probe tips. Among our flexible inspection devices, you will find a solution that fits any particular task and any budget. All our flexible borescopes include a manufacturer's warranty.


What is an articulating borescope?

An articulating borescope is an instrument that is used for visual inspection of hard-to-reach or otherwise inaccessible areas. It consists of a long, flexible tube with a tiny camera at one end and a display screen at the other end, which allows the user to see the images captured by the camera. The flexible tube can be bent and shaped to navigate through tight spaces and around corners, making it ideal for inspecting machinery, vehicles, and other equipment.

What is the difference between a Articulating and Non Articulating Flexible Borescopes?

The main difference between articulating and non-articulating flexible borescopes is the ability to bend and flex the tip of the tube. Articulating borescopes have a flexible tube that can be bent and shaped in multiple directions, allowing the user to navigate through tight spaces and around corners more easily. Non-articulating borescopes, on the other hand, have a fixed, straight tube that cannot be bent or turn.

Is it possible to rent a Articulating and Non Articulating Flexible Borescopes?

The cost of renting an industrial video borescope can vary depending on the model, length, and features of the camera, as well as the duration of the rental period. You can rent a borescope instead of buying one. This can be a good option if you only need the unit for a short period of time or if you're not sure which model is best suited to your needs. To find the best deal, leave a request or give us a call. We will find the best solution for your needs and budget.

Flexible Cameras

Flexible borescopes are a type of inspection tool that uses a small diameter camera attached to the end of a flexible probe to capture images and video. These tools are commonly used in visual inspection applications, such as inspecting hard-to-reach areas in machinery, vehicles, and buildings. They are also commonly used for maintenance and repair tasks.

Flexible borescopes are available in both articulating and non-articulating models. Articulating borescopes have a 2-way or 4-way tip articulation, which allows the camera to be positioned at various angles, making it ideal for inspecting hard-to-reach areas. Non-articulating borescopes, on the other hand, have a fixed camera position.
There are different types of borescopes; one of them is a flexible borescope, which is made up of a bundle of optical fibers that transmit an image from the camera at the probe tip to the eyepiece on the other end. These fiberscopes typically have a small diameter, typically ranging from 2mm to 8mm, making them suitable for inspecting small openings and tight spaces.

The diameter of the flexible borescope is crucial because it determines the minimum size of the opening that the probe can pass through. A small diameter borescope, such as a 3mm borescope, is ideal for inspecting openings larger than 3.5mm, while a bigger diameter borescope, such as an 8mm borescope, is suited for inspecting openings larger than 8.5mm.

The probe of the borescope is equipped with a camera, lens, and light source like an LED light that helps improve image quality. The image is transmitted to the remote viewing monitor. The high resolution and excellent image quality of the flexible borescopes make them ideal for a wide range of inspection applications.
When shopping for a flexible borescope, it is important to consider the specific application and requirements, such as the size of the openings to be inspected, the resolution needed, and the length of the probe. Flexible borescopes come with different range of accessories like adapters, extension tubes, and probes of different lengths, so it is best to work with a pro to select the right tool for your specific needs.

Whether you're looking for a 3mm diameter flexible borescope for inspecting small openings or a 8mm diameter borescope for inspecting larger areas, there are a wide range of flexible borescopes available for purchase.

Benefits of Articulating and Non Articulating Flexible Borescopes

  • safety contractor worker
    These devices can be used to access a wide range of hard-to-reach areas, including narrow passages, curved tubes, and deep bores.
  • Fast inspection
    High resolution
    Flexible video borescopes offer high resolution images, making them ideal for detailed inspections.
  • Cost-effective inspection
    Long working lengths
    These devices are available in a wide range of operating lengths, allowing access to even the most inaccessible areas.

Why Choose Flexible Borescopes from Fiberscope.net

At fiberscope.net, we offer a wide range of high-quality articulating and nonarticulating flexible borescopes to suit a variety of industrial inspection tasks. Our flexible cameras are durable, reliable, and offer excellent image quality. We also offer fast shipping and competitive prices.
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