Industrial fiberscopes, initially developed and approved for the Pratt & Whitney PT6 engine, but has since become used for the inspection of many small engines and fine diameter pipework.
There are some RVI applications that cannot be satisfied by a standard model fiberscope. Olympus has always been at the forefront of application solutions, and when a situation arises where a standard instrument will not provide the desired results, then Olympus has responded with advice on optimal instrument use in that application. This occasionally results in the introduction of a special instrument designed to meet that specific requirement - these are therefore known as special feature fiberscopes. This is not to say, however, that they cannot be used in other applications. The information below describes each model, together with its design application, but the specification may well suit a particular inspection you need to undertake.
At 5.0mm (0.19") diameter and 1200mm (47") working length, this instrument was initially developed and approved for the Pratt & Whitney PT6 engine, but has since become used for the inspection of many small engines and fine diameter pipework. It features two-way angulation, and interchangeable optical tip adaptors, allowing direct or side view, both supplied as standard with the instrument.
Glass fibers used in borescopes and standard specification fiberscopes attenuate UV light and can only therefore be used to view the fluorescing images, not to transmit UV illumination. In order to transmit ultra-violet illumination and view the images with one instrument, a special feature fiberscope is required.
The IF11C5-20UV fiberscope is available with or without an internal channel and features a quartz fiber bundle for effective ultra-violet illumination. The 11.3mm (0.44") diameter instrument is available in two lengths - 2.0m or 3.0m (6.6' or 9.8') and ,where specified, the internal channel can be used to introduce the dye and processing fluid necessary in this application.
※ Please note that the UV fiberscope is only available as a special production item and is therefore subject to a longer delivery lead time.
Olympus offers a special high power UV light source for use with this fiberscope for dye penetrant inspections.
|IF5D4X1/ IF8D5X1 Fiberscope Features and Functions|
|Distal end length||13.1mm||21.1mm|
|Field of view||49°||40°|
|Direction of view||Direct viewing (Convertible to side viewing using optical adapter)||Direct viewing|
|Depth of field (Fixed focus)||5 to 50mm||30 to ∞mm|
|Illumination system||Light guide system|
|Bending section||Angulation range||Up-Down 120°||Up-Down 120°, Right-Left 100°|
|Light guide cable length||2,000mm||1,000mm|
|IF5D4X1-14/ IF8D5X-30 Fiberscope Operating Environments|
|Operating tempertures||Insertion tube||In air||-10 to 80 ℃ (14 to 176°F )||-10 to 80 ℃ (14 to 176°F )|
|Other parts than above||In air||-10 to 50 ℃(14 to 122°F )||-10 to 50 ℃(14 to 122°F )|
|Operating atmospheric pressure||Insertion tube||In air/ water||1013hPa||1013hPa|
|Other parts than above||In air||1013hPa||1013hPa|
|Liquid resistance (against machine oil, light oil and 5% saline)||○|
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 adaptor 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)
|For connection of TV cameras to Fiberscopes and Rigid Borescopes|
|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.
Allow the handheld controller to be affixed to a tripod, making it useful for prolonged inspections.
MB-936：IF2D4, IF4D4/4S4, IF5D4X1, IF6D4, IF2D5, IF4D5/4S5, IF6C5, IF6C5X1, IV6C5-20・35
MB-937：IF8D4, IF11D4, IF8C5, IF11C5, IV12D4, IV20D4, IV6C5-75・110・160, IV8D5/8S5
You can change the field of view, direction of view, and depth of field by switching the optical adapter on the scope tip.
(For IF5D4X1/ IF6C5X1/ IF8C5/ IF11C5/ IF8D4X2)