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Extech Global has now added a computer program that serves as a complementary element to its borescopes and allows real time wireless transmission of inspection data to be viewed by interested parties in remote locations.


more durable, “produces superb image quality in both live and captured images.” The new Luxxor portable video camera is designed for any Hawkeye rigid or flexible borescope, and most other brands. The camera allows inspections to be captured either on a portable or bench top video monitor, or a desktop or laptop computer where it can be stored or transmitted via e-mail. Clarksville, TN-based Borescopes R Us has added a new inspection kit specifically for small jet engines, although the new scope “is designed to replace the existing fiberscopes on the market,” according to Shayne Gallo, quality manager for Borescopes R Us.


The new kit, PWC 34910-109, has been officially approved by Pratt & Whitney for use with the PT6 engine, although the scope will work for any small engine, Gallo said. It includes the PVRS-2-4- 1300 4.5mm articulating flexible videoscope with 2-way articulation, a 3.5” color monitor, a 1300mm working length probe, built in LED lights and rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. “It also has a tungsten sheathing which has proven to be more durable than other materials on the market that are being used for borescopes outer sheathing,” Gallo said. However, it does not have an open channel, “which is usually not required for small jet engines.”


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The kit also includes the PWC34910-200, -400 and -600 guide tubes. It has three insertion tubes with lengths of 290mm, 380mm and 490mm. Current price is $9,995, plus shipping. Gallo noted that the lower cost, higher capability videoscope kits such as the PWC 34910 are starting to push out fiberscopes. He said that the new videoscope system has the capability for picture taking, whereas older fiberscopes do not, “unless you add expensive camera equipment and external monitors.” Karl Storz recently introduced a 4.2mm videoscope “providing


extreme flexibility and optimal image quality,” Ogreden said. This is controlled by the new CLICK4MOVE control system “providing easy and ergonomic operations.”


The short, flexible tip that can be deflected by 140° in four


directions enables the through inspection even of hard-to-view spaces and provides the user with extraordinarily bright and sharp images for unexpected insights into the inspected components. The videoscope is available with a sheath length of 2 m or 3 m, as needed, he said.


CLICK4MOVE is an articulation mechanism that has been developed for high performance endoscopes such as the 4.2 mm videoscope. This technology combines precise deflection with a much improved control mechanism that enables the one-handed


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