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  • See the New XL Lv Video Borescope At The NBAA Maintenance Conference

    AIT will be exhibiting at the NBAA maintenance conference at West Palm beach May 2-4, 2017. Look for us at booth 713. The conference focuses on the challenges aircraft maintenance managers and technicians face. AIT will have the newest video borescope technology on display including the new XL Lv video borescope from General Electric.

    The new XL Lv video borescope is the perfect solution for general aviation maintenance. The perfect combination of performance, reliability and low cost. The XL Lv is manufactured in the USA by General Electric to answer the borescope needs in industries like business and general aviation. The XL Lv has all the great feature we have come to expect from and General Electric.

    Features and Benefits of the New XL Lv Video Borescope Include:

    • High resolution CCD imager that out performs the competitions lower resolution CMOS cameras.
    • Brilliant LEDs illuminate all the detail in a turbine engine.
    • A flexible sheath made from materials like tungsten and titanium because stainless steel is not always good enough when you want the best. The new XL Lv video borescope resists common wear and tear far better than any other system in the it category.
    • Powered by a rechargebale Lithium-ion battery rather than dozens of AA batteries (some other systems even rely on two separate batteries; one for the LCD display and a second to provide illumination)
    • A reliable servo-controlled joystick protects the XL Lv from over torque and provides precise tip movement. Other systems still rely on old fashioned mechanical articulation that suffers from damaged articulation from routine use.
    • The new XL Lv video borescope is MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461F Standards Compliant and rated IP55 to resist ingress from dust and the entire system can with stand exposure to a water jet. Nobody else offers that level of quality and protection.


    New XL Lv Video Borescope New XL Lv Video Borescope

    The new XL Lv video borescope is perfect to inspect Rolls-Royce, Prat & Whitney, General Electric, Garrett, Honda, Williams and more. Available in 4 or 6 millimeter diameter the XL Lv can access the smallest turbines and deliver the best borescope inspection. The XL Lv is perfect to inspect all aircraft turbines, airframes, landing gear and more.

    The NBAA Maintenance conference will be an excellent opportunity to see the latest technology. We encourage everyone in the general and business aviation maintenance community to stop bye to see the New XL Lv Video Borescope at the NBAA Maintenance Conference.

    AIT is the fastest growing supplier of video borescopes and other remote visual inspection equipment to aerospace, power generation, petrochemical and other industrial customers worldwide.

  • Video Borescope Rental History

    AIT is moving our blog and we would like to bring along some of the past video borescope rental that we have done for a wide variety of applications over the past several years.

    Videoscope Rented To Retrieve Objects From Transformer

    Monday, August 6, 2012 8:45:02 AM America/New_York

    AIT just completed the rental of a videoscope and retrieval tool to locate and remove foreign objects from inside a transformer. The objects were small and required a 6mm diameter videoscope to snake back into the area were to foreign material was located. Several retrieval tools were also used to grab the material and pull from the tranformer.
    Posted in Videoscope Rental By System Administrator

    AIT Adds 4mm Diameter Borescope to Rental Pool

    Friday, June 22, 2012 3:35:08 PM America/New_York

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  • Differences Between The iRis DVR 5 and X Videoscope

    We are frequently asked what is different about the iRis DVR 5 and iRis DVR X videoscope. They both look identical, have the same controls and digital features and this maybe confusing when trying to compare the two products. Both videoscopes are excellent video borescope tools and and do have some important difference that need to be understood.

    The iRis DVR 5 utilizes a CCD imager and the iRis DVR X a CMOS imager. What this means is that the iRis DVR 5 Videoscope is capable of higher resolution images with better color reproduction. The iRis DVR 5 Videoscope also offers interchangeable forward and side view tip objectives. The iRis DVR X videoscope is a dedicated forward view video borescope.

    Both video borescopes have 5 inch LCDs, however, the iRis DVR X needs be zoomed in to have the image display on the full screen. When used at normal resolution the iRis DVR X Videoscope only uses 3.5 inches of the LCD.

    The iRis DVR 5 Videoscope is also offered in more diameters. Currently, there is a 4, 6 and 8mm version available. The iris DVR X is only available in 4 and 6mm diameters. The iRis DVR 5 Videoscope is capable of withstanding temperatures of 284°F/140°C for brief periods of time. The iRis DVR X is limited 178°F/80°C.

    The iris DVR 5 is a superior video borescope when compared to the iRis DVR X, However, it is also more expensive. Consider what your true needs are. If you do not need side view  tip adapters for your particular application, chances are that the iRis DVR X is the best performing and value video borescope.


  • iRis DVR X Video Borescope Review

    The iRis DVR X video borescope review proves that it is the best in its class. When compared to other video borescopes in it's price range the iRis DVR X videoscope or video borescope   out performs the competition on every level. The iRis DVR X offers a superior image, brighter illumination, industrial design, more options and advanced digital features.

    Some of the Advantages of the iRis DVR X Video Borescope Review:

    The iRis DVR X videoscope is available in lengths up to 7.5m (24.6 Ft.) while the VJ borescope and Hawkeye V2 are only available in shorter lengths.

    The VJ borescope and Hawkeye V2 both have plastic housings and are not nearly as durable as the metal hand piece of the industrial iRis DVR X videoscope.

    The iRis DVR X is water proof and IP 53 rated. Neither the VJ or the Hawkeye V2 have any protection rating and can not be used in wet environments.

    The iRis DVR X is the only video borescope in its class that offers on screen text annotation.

    The iRis DVR X videoscope or video borescope offers built in comparison measurement...nothing else in this price range offers any sort of measurement capability.

    The iRis DVR X videoscope offers enhanced 3.5X digital zoom for greater detail of the inspection area.

    A large 5.0 inch LCD makes the iRis DVR X easy to use and is vastly superior when compared to small 3.5" LCD displays.

    The iRis DVR X offers vastly superior digital storage over both the VJ Advance Borescope and the Hawkeye V2. The iRis DVR X can hold 32 GB SD card and save 16,000 images or 32 hours of video. The VJ and V2 video borescopes can only store a fraction of this on tiny 2GB SD cards.

    The iRis DVR X videoscope offers 6 hours of battery life. The VJ Advance video borescope and Hawkeye V2 borescope only offer 45 or 90 minutes...hardly enough life to ensure completion of your inspection.

    The features and advantages of the iRis DVR X video borescope are overwhelming when a borescope review is conducted against the competition. Continue reading

  • The New Vuman Video Borescope

    INVIZ VUMAN RA-Y X-Way long length video borescope is capable of fully articulating while completely coiled on the reel. This is not possible with any other video borescope. Using an advanced micro compressor the Vuman video borescope allows the tip of the borescope to be steered up to 100 ft (30 Meters) while wrapped up on the storage reel or passed through unlimited bends. Other systems are bulky and not able to articulate unless they are laid end to end in a straight line.

    Other video borescopes rely on cables to manipulate the tip of the borescope. Cable articulation has always had limitations due to tension that is present in the cable over great distances or multiple bends. This tension causes the cables to fail or become unresponsive. The Vuman offers a tremendous advantage over these systems because no tension is present regardless of length or the number bends. Compressed air is push through the length of the video borescope to manipulate the tip with astonishing results. Continue reading

  • Satellites Require Videoscope Inspection

    The manufacture of expensive and complex communication satellites need to be thoroughly inspection with videoscopes. Any potential defect or foreign debris needs to be discovered for a space satellite to function properly. A videoscope can be snaked through tubes and behind electronic panels to check for problems before the construction is completed. Typically it is impossible to reach inside these small accesses to visually inspect for problems. Videoscopes are small enough to snake behind panels or be pushed through tubes as small as 4.0mm and as long as 50 ft.

    Advanced Videoscopes Inspect Satellites Satellites Need Videoscope Inspections

    Without videoscope inspection of these critical areas defect may go unnoticed and foreign debris may be inadvertently left inside the critical components of the satellite. A small defect such as a hairline crack could easily cause system failure. Foreign debris such as a small tie wrap needs to be removed or the object may "float" in zero gravity and cause a short between electronic components. Videoscopes are available in a range of length, diameters and directions of view to meet multiple applications.

    Before a satellite is packed and launched into space manufacturers ensure that they have completed a thorough remote visual inspection of the entire system using the most modern videoscopes available.

  • Videoscope Inspection of Wind Turbines

    Portable Video Borescope or Videoscope for Wind Turbine   Inspections Portable Videoscope inspection for Wind Turbine Inspections

    Remote visual inspection of wind turbines is needed to  inspect gear boxes, wind turbine blades,and oVideoscope Inspection of Wind Turbinesther critical components. A videoscope inspection is used to inspect the interior areas that are not accessible. A video borescope or videoscope can be inserted into impossible to reach areas that will allow the borescope camera to view the interior components. Borescope inspection of areas such as the gear box and interior of the turbine blades allows engineers to check for overall condition of the component. A videoscope or video borescope can reveal hairline cracks, corrosion, pitting, rubbing and other defects.

  • Videoscope Rental Inspects Press at Plastics Plant

    Videoscope Rental Equipment Inspects Industrial Plastics Press Videoscope Rental Equipment Inspects Industrial Plastics Press

    A plastics bag manufacurer recently needed to shut down production on a massive plasitc press that made common house hold garbage bags. The press had developed a leak in a channel that forced the shut down. The only way to view the location and determine the exact source of the leak was with a videoscope that was rented for this specific purpose.

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    The videoscope rental equipment arrived at the customers location the next morning and was used to snake down the channel to locate the exact location of the leak. The plastics manufacturer was able to capture images of the remote inspection done on the massive press with the videoscope rented for future reference. One time emergency inspections that require videoscopes to inspect remote locations make renting the logical choice. The customer is able to pick from a wide variety of videoscopes to best complete their inspection at a fraction of the cost of owning equipment.

  • Features of Videoscopes

    Videoscopes or Video Borescopes have many features available that need to be understood when selecting remote visual inspection equipment. Manufacturers of videoscopes and video borescopes have added more and more features over the years that have contributed to a phenomenon know as "feature creep." These unnecessary features have only driven up the cost of equipment and added little or no real value. Most remote visual inspection applications only require certain basic features to to be successfully inspected.

    Many are surprised to learn that the CCD that produces a videoscope image are identical regardless of manufacturer. Olympus, General Electric, IT Concepts, Karl Storz and others all used the same CCD manufactured by Sony. The Light Sources also are typically identical across manufacturers as well as the material the videoscope's flexible insertion tube is made of.

    In order to differentiate themselves manufacturers have added a dizzying array of features that have only served to make videoscopes or video borescopes difficult to use and expensive. When looking for a videoscope end users need to determine which features are absolutely necessary. To help keep the cost of equipment down and the equipment easy to operate, some basic features are all that 95% of inspections need.

    Basic Videoscope Features:

    • Articulation. This may be described as "all-way" or "4-way." Articulation is simply the ability of a videoscope to manipulate the tip of the scope at the bending neck. Today most videoscopes 25 feet (7.5 Meters) and shorter have the ability to articulate.
    • Tungsten Braided Sheath. Videoscopes are typically used in demanding and harsh industrial environments. A videoscope needs to be constructed of material that will stand up to tough industrial conditions. Professional grade or industrial videoscopes can be distinguished by a tungsten braided sheath for durability. Consumer grade videoscopes with typically have stainless steel or PVC insertions tube.
    • Powerful Light Source. A videoscope designed to remotely inspect the interior of gas turbines, heat exchangers, boiler tubes and industrial machinery require powerful light to illuminate these dark areas. Today, most industrial videoscopes use brilliant HID light sources or high output LEDs. Beware an industrial videoscope that utilizes a halogen, xenon or low output LED light sources.
    • Digital Image Capture. With all the features that have been added to videoscopes over the years it is difficult to believe that the purpose of remote visual inspection is to view and capture images of the item being inspected. The majority of inspections will require an image to be saved as a record of the condition of the inspected area. Typically, These images will be in .jpeg or .BMP format to be saved on a PC or included in a report.
    • Text Annotation. The ability to annotate an inspection location, serial number or condition is very helpful when recalling videoscope inspections for evaluation and determining corrective action.

    Keeping the features of a videoscope or video borescope simple is the best way to keep cost low and remote visual inspection equipment user friendly.

  • Remote Visual Inspection Rentals Have a Lot of Applications

    Renal of borescopes, videoscopes, fiberscopes and pipe cameras has become a common method of meeting remote visual inspection needs. In the past past the only option to inspecting a one time or emergency application was to purchase equipment for that one purpose.

    Today a remote visual inspection rentals can be delivered overnight or even the same day the inspection is required. The appeal of a videoscope rental the cost savings and fast turn around. Remote visual inspection equipment rentals have many benefits for both long an short term requirements.

    Some Applications for remote visual inspection rentals include:

    • Turbine Inspections. Turbines need to be periodically borescoped to determine the condition. A video borescope rental may be needed if existing equipment is being serviced, there is not enough existing videoscope for the work or you simply do not have the appropriate diameter or length videoscope for the turbine.
    • Architectural Inspections. Architectural firms may need to inspect behind a wall, an expensive ornamental fixture or in other difficult to reach area. A Video borescope rental will provide a quick and cost effective method to determine the interior condition of old architectural buildings with damage to the surface.
    • Marine Surveys. Luxury yachts and commercial shipping may require a thorough examination prior to closing a sale or lease contract, for an accident investigation or to periodically determine the condition. A video borescope rental can be used for these short term applications for little cost.
    • Boiler tube inspections. Boiler tubes at industrial plants need to be inspected for scale, pitting corrosion and other defects. a long videoscope, pipe inspection camera or push camera rental is the perfect solution to quickly and inexpensively complete these inspections.
    • Heat exchanger inspections. Heat exchangers at industrial plants need to be inspected for scale, pitting corrosion and other defects. a long videoscope, or video borescope rental quickly provides the best remote visual inspection equipment.

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