These top-of-the-line articulating scopes are built with precise hand
craftsmanship made to last and withstand the rigors of internal inspections. Each unit
contains a crystal clear, hi-resolution borosilica coherent image bundle that can be directed in
both +/- 120 degrees off axis to insure complete viewing during the inspection.
Removable 90 Deg (Side View) Prism Tip Option
The 4 and 6mm scopes can be ordered with optional miniature prism tips.
Shown here is the 4mm prism tip. Simply thread on this tip and hand tighten- and now the
scope can be used for side viewing and when the scope is articulated- you can look
directly back- so this allows a very wide range of viewing angles beyond that of the just
articulating the tip off axis +/- 120 degrees (240 degrees total).
Note the jeweler's like workmanship required to
manufacture such a small precision optical component. Not only does this require good
cosmetics.... but all optical surfaces must be cut perfectly, fit and aligned in this assembly.
Click on the images to see an
Full 240 degree range of articulation Control and easy operation
Photo:While the scope is inserted into the inspection area- all that is required is
finger touch control on the articulation arm to move the tip to view off axis.
Bottom Photos: Up/Down Articulation control handle is shown close up- note the
articulation lock releases very easily to help insure the scope naturally retracts back to
the center position BEFORE being pulled out from the insertion hole. Our design is unlike
other scopes that lock the tip firmly and do not require any special gimmicks to be "protected".
When using some other manufacturers "Fully locked" articulating
scopes- damage can occur quite easily if the scope is pulled out inadvertently without
loosening the lock- it will become hung up inside- hooked around at an angle. If further
force is used to pull the scope out- it can cause major damage to scope. As good practice-
all fiberscopes should be articulated back to the forward position before being removed
from any insertion hole. This lower photo also shows a nice close up view of the focusing
ring adjustment at eyepiece.
Quality Materials and Workmanship
scope is hand assembled from quality engineered materials to protect the fragile internal
coherent image bundle
light guide bundle is also protected by a flexible crush resistant material
Close up showing exit post from eyepiece designed to
protect permanently attached light bundle.
Close up of the light guide
connector for insertion into the light source.
Complete strain relief assembly is show
designed to protect the fiberoptic bundles from severe bends as it exits the eyepiece
Here are some close ups of the most important part of the
scope- the distal viewing tip. Hidden underneath the braided assembly are the precision
miniature components that bring the image back to your eye. When each unit is assembled-
all components are carefully aligned and epoxied beneath the cover braid. These very
small precision components inside the viewing tip- consist of a coherent image bundle with
micron diameter fibers, non-coherent light carrier fiberoptic bundles and the miniature
"Spine" articulation assembly to control the scope articulation
Close up of precision machined focus ring on eyepiece
Another close up of the DIN standard eyepiece installed on
2 Way Articulating Fiberscopes (Flexible Borescopes)
All articulating scopes are carefully manufactured by hand using some very specialized materials and processes. The heart of each scope is the 1mm diameter coherent optical bundle which contains 10's of thousands of micron diameter high quality glass fibers. Each flexible scope is covered with braid for protection of the optical components inside and abrasion resistance for a long service life. The light bundle is permanently attached to provide optimum light transmission all the way to the distal tip for bright clear images of your inspections. The DIN standard size eyepiece has adjustable diopter focusing and can be easily upgraded to video operation with our FFvideo1A Color Video Package.
4mm and 6mm Articulating Fiberscopes
2 way articulation +/- 120 Degrees (240 Degrees total range)
Up to 3 meters in length
Hi-Resolution Borosilica Fiberoptic image bundle for crystal clear viewing