Standard Range Fiberscopes achieve the highest image quality in 6.0 mm, 8.4 mm and 11.3 mm diameter at lengths of up to 3.0 m. All models feature four-way angulation and interchangeable optical tip adapters.
Flexible fiberscopes allow remote visual inspection to be carried out in areas where the route to the area of interest includes negotiating a series of bends or where the length of instrument required is outside the limits of a rigid borescope.
The construction of an Olympus fiberscope is a specialized process, requiring a combination of advanced optical and mechanical technologies, resulting in a finished product with many high performance design features. The standardized fiberscopes achieve the highest image quality in 6.0mm, 8.4mm and 11.3mm diameter at lengths of up to 3.0m (10') with design of four-way angulation and interchangeable optical tip adapters.
The focus of the optical system is fixed, however, each inspection has different requirements with regard to depth of field and direction of view. For this reason, all standard model fiberscopes have interchangeable optical tip adaptors to provide versatility and are available in direct or side viewing configuration - just select the tip adaptor most suitable for the application. Separately, a diopter focus compensates for the individual's eyesight.
The Olympus image size is larger than most other fiberscopes. Due to the optical quality, the image of an Olympus fiberscope can be magnified and maintain a high resolution image.
Most of our fiberscopes employ the patented TF (Tapered Flex) Tube. Ideal for insertion into multiple-bend pipes, the insertion tube flexibility changes continuously-being highly flexible at the tip and rigid at the control section. As a result, these fiberscopes can easily be passed through bends and elbows. At the same time, the gradually increase rigidity of tube as it approaches control section assures easier transmission of publishing/ twisting strength after the first bend. All scopes featuring the TF Tube are marked with the logo shown below.
All models feature four-way angulation of the distal end, which aids insertion and maneuverability and helps to 'steer' the tip towards the inspection area.
Video recording and photography are available by connecting a CCD camera or the Olympus digital camera.
Fully waterproof insertion section for underwater use. (Most models) Drip-proof control section.
The construction of the insertion tube (the part of the instrument inserted into the application area) is especially important to ensure reliability and durability, but without compromising flexibility. Olympus have excelled in this area, creating a design of four individual layers which together protect the internal components and provide fluid resistance.
|IF6C5X1/ IF8C5/ IF11C5 Features and Functions|
|Distal end length||13.7mm||21.9mm||25.5mm|
|Field of view||Convertible using optical adapter|
|Direction of view||Direct/ Side viewing (Convertible using optical adapter)|
|Depth of field (Fixed focus)||Convertible using optical adapter|
|Illumination system||Light guide system|
|Bending section||Angulation range||Up-Down 120°, Right-Left 100°|
|Light guide cable length||2,000mm|
|Industrial Fiberscopes IF6C5X1/ IF8C5/ IF11C5 Optical Adapter Specifications|
|Scope||Optical adapter||Field of view||Direction of view||Depth of field|
|IF6C5X1||Provided||AT60D/FF-IF6C5||60°||Direct viewing||11 to ∞mm|
|Optional||AT30D-IF6C5||30°||Direct viewing||26 to 372mm|
|AT60D/NF-IF6C5||60°||5 to 102mm|
|AT100D-IF6C5||100°||4 to ∞mm|
|AT30S-IF6C5||30°||Side viewing||21 to 138mm|
|AT60S-NF-IF6C5||60°||4 to 85mm|
|AT60S/FF-IF6C5||60°||9 to ∞mm|
|AT100S-IF6C5||100°||4 to ∞mm|
|IF8C5||Provided||AT60D/FF-IF8C5||60°||Direct viewing||20 to ∞mm|
|Optional||AT30D/NF-IF8C5||30°||Direct viewing||30 to 70mm|
|AT30D/FF-IF8C5||30°||60 to 250mm|
|AT60D/NF-IF8C5||60°||9 to 50mm|
|AT100D/NF-IF8C5||100°||3 to 200mm|
|AT100D/FF-IF8C5||100°||9 to ∞mm|
|AT30S-IF8C5||30°||Side viewing||45 to 90mm|
|AT60S/NF-IF8C5||60°||8 to 40mm|
|AT60S/FF-IF8C5||60°||20 to 240mm|
|AT100S/NF-IF8C5||100°||3 to 140mm|
|AT100S/FF-IF8C5||100°||9 to 200mm|
|IF11C5||Provided||AT60D/FF-IF11C5||60°||Direct viewing||27 to 390mm|
|Optional||AT30D/NF-IF11C5||30°||Direct viewing||38 to 70mm|
|AT30D/FF-IF11C5||30°||65 to 120mm|
|AT60D/NF-IF11C5||60°||11 to 45mm|
|AT100D/NF-IF11C5||100°||5 to 70mm|
|AT100D/FF-IF11C5||100°||16 to 300mm|
|AT30S-IF11C5||30°||Side viewing||55 to 100mm|
|AT60S/NF-IF11C5||60°||11 to 40mm|
|AT60S/FF-IF11C5||60°||28 to 440mm|
|AT100S/NF-IF11C5||100°||3 to 22mm|
|AT100S/FF-IF11C5||100°||12 to 250mm|
|IF6C5X1/ IF8C5/ IF11C5 Operating Environments|
|Operating temperatures||Insertion tube||In air||-10 to 80°C (14 to 176°F)|
|In water||10 to 30℃ (75 to 86°F)|
|Other parts than above||In air||-10 to 50℃ (14 to 122°F)|
|Operating atmospheric pressure||Insertion tube||In air / water||1013 to 1317hPa|
|Other parts than above||In air||1013hPa|
(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)
|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.
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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)