Borescopes, designed to meet the engine manufacturers' specifications for optimum inspection performance. Some of these instruments feature a rotating graticule to aid in the visual assessment of defects.
The aerospace industry has for a considerable period of time adopted rigid borescopes as the preferred choice of instrument for the inspection of aero gas turbine engines. Olympus have partnered with many of the principal engine manufacturers to produce a range of dedicated aeroengine borescopes, designed and built to meet the engine manufacturers' specifications for optimum inspection performance. Some of these instruments feature a rotating graticule to aid in the visual assessment of defects, and others have a removable handle for areas where access is limited.
Other engine types are supported by use of the standard rigid borescopes Swing Prism instruments. Please refer to the Applications section or check with your local Olympus representative for further information.
The Aeroengine scopes can be used for other applications - see the table below to see if they are relevant to your inspection requirements.
The Olympus borescopes are officially approved for inspections of various commercial aero, military and power generating engines, including the following models.
|Engine manufacturer||Engine model|
|Pratt & Whitney||PW4000|
|F110/ F118/ F101|
|LM2000/ LM2500/ LM5000/ LM6000|
|Frame6/ Frame7/ Frame9|
These adapters allow you to connect industrial fiberscopes or rigid borescopes to selected Olympus digital SLR cameras or mirrorless ones*1. This makes it easy to transfer images to a computer and for creating archives of inspection histories.
*1: The optional OM adapter MF-1 or MF-2 is required to connect the OM adapters listed below to the digital SLR cameras or mirrorless ones.
|AI-3M/4M AK-1M/SM-R Specifications|
|AI-3M/ AI-4M||AK-1M/ SM-R|
|IF8DC5||K12/17/27, X09/12/17/25 Miniborescopes|
|IF11C5||Series 5 Rigid Borescopes|
MF-1 for connection to the digital SLR cameras.
MF-2 for connection to the mirrorless cameras.
Notes: Magnification of the AI-4M 1.3x larger than the AI-3M. / Magnification of the AK-1M is 1.8x larger than the SM-R.
*Moire may appear if pixel interference occurs in certain inspection environments. (such as fiber mesh and CCDs) or in certain output devices (such as LCDs and printers)
|C-mount Adapters Specifications|
|Scope||C-Mount adapter||Magnification ratio||Brightness ratio|
IF6D4, IF8D4, IF11D4
IF4D5/4S5, IF6C5, IF6C5X1
IF6PD4, IF2D4, IF2D5
By connecting a CCD camera to fiberscopes or Boresopes, the images will be displayed on a video monitor and recorded for further analysis and archiving. This also allows for group viewing of inspection images, saving time, user fatigue and improving the decision making process.
*Recommended models are available from our Sales representatives.