New inspection videoscope

Louise Smyth

Designed to be taken anywhere, Olympus’ durable, lightweight IPLEX G Lite videoscope helps inspectors see clearly during challenging inspections, such as inside engines and pipes.

The videoscope carries an IP65 rating and is resistant to rain, high humidity, salt fog, dust, freezing rain, and even electromagnetic or explosive environments. It is also extremely lightweight (1.15 kg) and can be easily carried and operated with one hand.

Despite its compact size, it does not compromise on illumination. Its bright LED light source has twice the light intensity of its predecessor so that large, dark spaces can be inspected with bright, detailed images. Furthermore, the PulsarPic image processor automatically optimises lighting conditions, while WiDER image processing maximises contrast in dark areas for increased probability of detection.

To expand its optical capabilities even further, interchangeable ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) lighting options are available. With UV illumination, inspectors can detect fine scratches that are hard to see with the naked eye; IR illumination works well in security applications when capturing images without using a source of visible light.

Providing clearer images, even of moving objects, the new video function features 60 fps recording. It also allows images to be taken while recording a video, which makes it easy to create a large number of images for a report without having to start and stop the recording.