What is an industrial borescope and what is it for?

What tools do you use for electrical maintenance and industrial maintenance? Have you ever used an industrial borescope? In this article the World of Electrical shows everything you need to know about industrial borescopes.

Borescope
The boroscope is a tool composed of a camera at the tip of a probe, a control, and monitoring system that allows you to view and record the image that the camera is capturing. The use of the borescope mainly in industrial maintenance is very wide, as it makes it possible to see and inspect what is inside the machines without disassembling, helping too much to speed up the maintenance service.

We will present a borescope kit that comes with a video scope, a wifi transmitter with an articulated probe and other accessories such as electrical adapters, vehicle charger, headset and etc.

The boroscope is a tool composed of a camera at the tip of a probe.
Borescope tool to act in several areas.

This borescope can be used in two ways, by attaching a probe directly to the videoscope or using the wireless hand control with the articulated probe. This probe of the wireless manual control sends the images directly to the video scope with a distance of up to 30m, and also makes it possible to record or take photos of the internal part of the equipment you are analyzing.

With the articulated probe, it is possible to move the probe tip at various angles to facilitate the inspection being carried out. Both in the videoscope and in the transmitter it is possible to adjust the amount of light at the tip of the probe.

A huge advantage of this borescope kit is that according to the need, it is possible to change the probes and cameras that can have a diameter from 3.9 to 28 mm and all cameras come with 3 optional tips:

Friction ball to prevent the camera from getting stuck on rough surfaces
Magnetic tip, to hold small metal objects
Specular tip, for 90º lateral viewing.
Another very cool thing is that the videoscope has IP67, being waterproof and resistant to dust, in addition to being resistant to oil and chemicals. The videoscope is also resistant to falls of up to 2m from a height.

Boroscope Uses
Some professionals think twice before making a purchase because the borescope is a tool that requires greater investment for the purchase. One of the reasons that generate doubt when buying the borescope is where we may be using it. But to put an end to this doubt below, we have some practical uses for the borescope in an industrial environment.

An obvious use of the boroscope that you have all imagined is to analyze the condition of the cables inside the conduits, thus easily identifying a dry cable or an obstruction in the conduit. Another use for borescopes is in mechanical maintenance, as it facilitates the search for internal cracks in parts, as is the case with an engine block. It is easy to look at the internal walls of the engine block, see the state of the metal of the block and analyze possible cracks.

Look at the internal walls of the engine block.
Check for internal cracks in the engine block.

In machines, it is possible to analyze the state of the motor pulleys without disassembling the protection box, the state of the pulley gear, cables that pass inside the machine structure and the state of the infinite thread of the machine column, etc. There are many other uses for the borescope such as:

In the area of ​​aircraft maintenance and inspection: it is possible to inspect the fuselage by detecting cracks, wear, debris and contamination.
Building maintenance: with access to internal cavities to detect electrical wiring, pipes, leaks, mold spots, and insect infestations
Ventilation and air conditioning systems: allowing access to the interior of pipes, electric motors, compressors, interior of pipes and walls.
This list maybe even longer, so it pays to invest your money in a borescope. No doubt you can think of many possibilities for using this incredible tool. Want to know more about the tools for the area of ​​electricity, below we have a video of the World of Electrical showing how the markings are made in metals with an electric pencil.