Titan Tool Supply Inc. has announced the global market introduction of its L-Series family of rigid industrial-grade micro fibrescopes, also known as fibre optic borescopes.
The L-Series is designed to perform accurate and reliable remote visual inspections and diagnostics in hard-to-reach, remote, or otherwise inaccessible areas without the need for machinery and equipment disassembly or disruption. The series is offered in two unique models: the Model L-1, featuring a 1 mm diameter, 42° field of view, and a 6-inch working range; and the Model L-2, featuring a 2 mm diameter, 50° field of view, and a 12-inch working range. The overall focal length range is 0.118″ to 0.236″ (3 mm to 6 mm).
The L-Series models is constructed with a long, thin, and rigid stainless-steel tube body. The tube features a lens on one end and a light source (sold separately) on the other. The tube further contains an optical fibre bundle that transmits light from an external light source, thereby illuminating the area under inspection. The image is then transmitted by the fibrescope lens to an eyepiece or camera for remote viewing and diagnostics. To ensure superior optical resolution for the chosen diameter size, the Model L-1 is offered with a 6K element imaging bundle, while the Model L-2 features a 10K version. Both models can be fitted with an optional 90° viewing tube, resulting in only a small increase in the overall tube diameter. Both feature 30X eyepiece magnification for optimal resolution.
Optional accessories for the L-Series, sold separately, include a fibre optic illuminator with a 150W quartz Halogen lamp, a fibre optic bundle for connecting the illuminator with the borescope, a 3W LED battery-powered handle, and a video adapter.
The L-Series is designed for a variety of applications, including industrial machinery and equipment and their related internal component inspections, automotive maintenance (including interior inspections of engines, cylinders, and other hard-to-reach areas of the vehicle, as well as the detection of leaks, cracks, or blockages), aerospace maintenance (for the inspections of aircraft engines, fuel lines, and other critical components and equipment), pipeline monitoring, and virtually any other general-purpose industrial-grade remote visual inspection and diagnostic application in which an end-user seeks to identify potential defects, damage, and sources of wear and tear, and especially in hard-to-reach, remote, narrow, or otherwise inaccessible spaces, in order to prevent costly downtime.