The new micro borescopes are so thin that they are nearly the size of a human hair
Melbourne, FL (Vocus) March 15, 2010
Advanced Inspection Technologies introduces a new line of flexible micro borescopes that are incredibly thin. The new micro borescopes will be able to inspect the interior of castings, machined parts, turbine components and other parts that were previously impossible to inspect. In addition to the availability of small diameters of 0.35 to 3.8 mm the new micro borescopes are flexible. Rigid micro borescopes are limited by the ability to only inspect in areas with a straight pathway for access. The new flexible micro borescopes from AIT allow inspectors to snake through passage ways and turn corners to view areas that were previously inaccessible.
"The new micro borescopes are so thin that they are nearly the size of a human hair," said Paul Fitzgerald, President and CEO of Advanced Inspection Technologies. A Human Hair is only 0.1 mm in diameter, so you would only need three and a half to equal the size of the smallest micro borescope.
Micro borescopes are commonly used to examine inside the smallest bores, tubes, channels and accesses on a variety of castings, machined parts, turbine blades or vanes and other manufacture components where the strictest quality control is essential. Micro borescopes view into these tight spaces to look for debris, burrs, cracking, corrosion, blockage and a variety of other defects. The new small diameter flexible micro borescopes from AIT allow inspectors to examine areas that were impossible to access in the past.
The new flexible micro borescopes are capable of the highest resolution images possible. The new super thin flexible borescopes are constructed of the most advanced quartz image bundle. The quartz image bundle allows for incredibly high resolution in the small diameter scopes. The number of pixels of the new flexible micro borescopes can be as high as 30,000 depending on the diameter.
The new flexible micro borescopes from AIT are compatible with standard light sources and video systems. This allows manufacturers that have existing borescope cameras and light sources to use the new small diameter flexible micro borescopes with their existing equipment.
About Advanced Inspection Technologies:
Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, AIT is the industry leader in the sales and rental of Remote Visual Inspection equipment such as borescopes, videoscopes, fiberscopes, thermal cameras, pipe inspection cameras and foreign object retrieval tools. AIT’s products have been used to improve the inspection process in all industries where image quality, safety, security and accuracy are of the highest concern, such as aviation, electric power generation, petrochemical, manufacturing, predictive maintenance and infrastructure.
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