Articulating borescopes view around elbows and bends

November 11, 2008

Titan Tool Supply Inc. has introduced a line of TFS4-720 model articulating borescopes. The borescopes offer a high-resolution, 17,000-element optical fiber imaging bundle and feature an objective end tip that can be deflected &#plusmn;120 degrees in two- or four-way articulation by using a control knob next to the eyepiece housing. This lets the user position the borescope for viewing around elbows and bends in the workpiece.

The borescopes have a direct photo adaptable C-mount, enabling connection to an industrial video camera without the need for an additional video coupler. In addition, the tungsten braid sheathing offers protection and abrasion resistance.

Designed for inspecting hard-to-access areas and quality control in aerospace, casting, fleet maintenance, contracting, and general manufacturing applications, the borescopes have a diameter of 0.236 in., a minimum bend radius of 1.5 in., 20X magnification, a 50-degree field of view, and depth of field from 0.18 in. to 3 in. The maximum operating temperature is 200 degrees F. Each model is supplied with a 1-W LED handle for illumination.

Three two-way models are available in flexible lengths of 40 in., 60 in., and 80 in. Three four-way models are available in flexible lengths of 40 in., 60 in., and 80 in.

Accessories include a fiber-optic illuminator with a 150-W quartz halogen lamp, a fiber bundle to connect the illuminator to the borescope, and a 90-degree mirror-tip adapter. An optional 6-W LED battery handle is available.

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