Solution using IPLEX industrial videoscope high resolution imaging systems
The IPLEX series of industrial videoscopes feature Olympus’ exceptional image quality and application-specific accessories to assist inspectors in compact gas-turbine engine inspections:
High-resolution sensor and PulsarPic processor for crisp, vivid images
Unlike conventional borescopes or fiberscopes, videoscopes display the captured images on a portable monitor. IPLEX videoscopes capture images using a high-resolution solid-state image sensor at the tip of the scope. The captured data are then passed through an optimized image processor called PulsarPic and displayed with excellent clarity on the video monitor. Inspectors have a clear view of components, even those in dark, cramped spaces, making it easier to spot flaws, regardless of their level of experience.
Optical tip adaptor series that anticipates and meets various viewing needs
The insertion tube of an IPLEX videoscope can be used to inspect various parts inside a gas turbine engine by replacing the optical system at its tip. For instance, compressor blades and turbine blades, located relatively near the insertion hole, can be inspected using a side-viewing adaptor with a near focus depth of field (DOF). The larger space of the combustion chamber, on the other hand, can be inspected using a forward-viewing adaptor with a far focus DOF. In addition, the interchangeable optical systems are fixed to the tip of the borescope with a double screw thread to hold them securely in place, helping prevent FOD related accidents.
Benefit to the customer
The live video monitor of an IPLEX series videoscope provides vivid, high quality images of the internal components of gas-turbine engines to aircraft maintenance engineers. Through this powerful imaging technology and a range of optical tip adaptors suited to specific viewing needs, IPLEX videoscopes help ensure that inspectors of all experience levels perform reliable and consistent inspections, contributing to the safe operation of small aircraft gas-turbine engines.
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