Fiber Optic Borescopes feature diameters as small as 0.5 mm.

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Hawkeye® Pro MicroFlex enables manufacturers of very small machined or molded medical parts and components to inspect for burrs, surface finish, and other defects. At 0.5, 0.9, and 1.5 mm dia, borescopes produce images via high-resolution, 10,000 or 30,000 pixel fiber-optic image bundles. Optic fibers also allow borescopes to have flexible or semi-rigid flexibility, allowing them to reach into narrow, twisting paths. Available lengths range from 6-39 in.



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New, Even Smaller Diameter, Hawkeye® Micro Flex Fiber Optic Borescopes



Scopes as small as 0.5 mm in diameter

Rochester, N.Y. - Manufacturers of very small machined or molded medical parts and components can now inspect for burrs, surface finish and other defects inside even the smallest components, thanks to the new Hawkeye® Pro MicroFlex, fiber optic borescopes manufactured by Gradient Lens Corporation (GLC). At 0.5, 0.9, and 1.5 mm in diameter, the newest Hawkeye Pro MicroFlex's are the smallest diameter scopes in GLC's Hawkeye line of over 70 rigid, flexible and video borescopes.

Hawkeye MicroFlex's produce high-quality images via high-resolution 10,000 or 30,000 pixel fiber-optic image bundles. The optic fibers also allow these borescopes to have flexible or semi-rigid flexibility, allowing them to reach into narrow, twisting paths.

"Undetected burrs, sharp edges and other defects can be extremely detrimental, especially to vital medical parts," said Dr. Douglas S. Kindred, GLC's president. "Sharp edges or small burrs can erode and potentially introduce foreign material into critical medical procedures. That's especially true in devices and components like valves, cannulas, catheters, needles, and trocars."

Hawkeye MicroFlex borescopes are available in lengths ranging from 6 - 39 inches (150 mm - 1 m). An included C-mount Direct Video Adapter lets users attach the scopes to a C-mount video camera and capture images for further inspection or documentation.

For more information on the improved Hawkeye Precision Borescopes, contact Dr. Doug Kindred, Gradient Lens Corporation, at 207 Tremont St., Rochester, NY 14608, (585) 235-2620, ext. 707, or kindred@gradientlens.com.

About Gradient Lens Corporation
For more than 20 years, Gradient Lens Corporation has designed, engineered, and manufactured precision optics and optical instruments. The company's offerings include complete lines of rigid, flexible and video Hawkeye Precision Borescopes, Luxxor Video Microscopes, and Luxxor Lighting and Video visual inspection products, and accessories. Customers use Gradient Lens products to improve product quality, streamline inspection processes, and gain competitive advantage. www.gradientlens.com

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