Olympus Corporation's New Videoscope Feature High Level Imaging Performance

Press Release Summary:

Olympus Corporation has released a new line of IPLEX GX/GT industrial videoscopes. The videoscopes are fitted with a small camera with its own light source, providing a high level of imaging performance. Improvements on earlier IPLEX models include 30% brighter LED light sources, 30 to 60 frames per second fast video capture rate, and clearer image processing. The videoscopes white LED light can also be changed to ultraviolet (UV) or infrared (IR) light for environmental adabtability. 


Original Press Release:

IPLEX® GX/GT Videoscopes Drive Efficiency through Better Images in Manufacturing and Maintenance Applications

Waltham, Mass. (September 28, 2018) — Olympus Corporation today announced the global launch of its IPLEX® GX/GT industrial videoscopes, new products in its scientific solutions business for manufacturing and maintenance inspection applications.

Industrial videoscopes are used to visually inspect the interior of confined spaces, such as power plant equipment or aircraft engines, without disassembly. The tip of a videoscope’s insertion tube, which can be freely manipulated, is fitted with a very small camera with its own light source. Industrial videoscopes are widely used for tasks such as equipment maintenance or inspecting a component’s quality. Olympus has been supplying the IPLEX series of industrial videoscopes since 2000 to meet diverse customer needs.

The new IPLEX GX/GT videoscopes feature a high level of imaging performance:

  • 30% brighter LED light source than the previous model
  • 30 to 60 frames per second fast video capture rate
  • Proprietary image processing delivers clearer images with less noise

Together, these features help shorten inspection times and boost efficiency by providing crisp images.

The videoscope’s white LED light source can easily be changed to ultraviolet (UV) or infrared (IR) light, making the scopes adaptable to a wide range of applications. IR can be used to inspect in the dark whereas UV is better at detecting fine cracks and showing the presence of lubricants that would risk going unnoticed using conventional imaging.

IPLEX® GX/GT videoscopes are also comfortable to hold and operate:

  • The weight balance of the controller is optimized, minimizing operator fatigue
  • “Light-touch” joystick control of scope-tip articulation
  • Intuitive touch panel control option

The touch panel is useful when space is limited. The videoscope can be controlled using the touch screen, so inspections can be performed without taking hold of the controller.

Live streaming is also available on IPLEX® GX/GT videoscopes with a wireless adaptor. Other people, such as trainees, can simultaneously view the inspection video using the Olympus IPLEX® Image Share App* for iOS devices (up to two devices can be connected).

IPLEX GX/GT videoscopes achieve this performance in compliance with strict standards, including IP65 and MIL-STD, supporting accurate and efficient inspection even in harsh environments.

To learn more about IPLEX GX/GT videoscopes or Olympus’ other nondestructive testing solutions, visit www.olympus-ims.com.

About Olympus

Olympus is a global technology leader, crafting innovative optical and digital solutions in medical technologies; life sciences; industrial solutions; and cameras and audio products. Throughout our nearly 100-year history, Olympus has focused on being true to society and making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling. 

Our Industrial Solutions Business is committed to the safety and betterment of society through the pioneering, development and manufacture of world-leading test and measurement solutions. These solutions are used in industrial and research applications ranging from aerospace, power generation, petrochemical, civil infrastructure, automotive and consumer products. For more information, visit https://www.olympus-ims.com and truetolife.com.

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