Different Types of Industrial Endoscopes


With the rapid development of modern industry, the product quality examine standards are getting higher and higher. Not only the surface roughness requirement of the device is increasing, but also its internal quality is paid more attention. For example, some internal burr, foreign matter, debris and so on, all began to be checked strictly. Internal inspection has become a trend of product competition and the endoscope camera is designed to expand people's sight, see what they can't see, and then look inside of the devices.

So, how many kinds of borescope do you know? In this passage I will give you a general introduction of different types of endoscope and what they are used for.

For three kinds of materials of the cable, there are rigid endoscope, semi-rigid endoscope and flexible endoscope.

Rigid endoscopes are made of metal tubes that contain the lens, and the light and are available in a large range of external diameters, from 1 to 12 mm. Generally they have a series of high-resolution optical glass lenses. The rigid endoscopes are the oldest type on the market. They are widely used in the surgical endoscopic applications and enable surgeons to observe the surface of organs, pathological changes or their vessels without large incisions of the body and delivering a view that is more clear than naked eye’s view.

Semi-Rigid endoscope adopts the semi-rigid material wires, which are so called snake cable. The cable can be bend into different shapes, has more chance to be inserted into any hard-to see and confined places. It is widely used, especially for checking upright air conditioner, floor under the bed / sofa, water pipes, car engine etc. In short, the semi-rigid borescope is one of the necessary instruments during industrial production and home appliance daily checking.

Flexible endoscope has soft and flexible cable. And for the sake of this special feature, it makes itself more convenient during the operation. It could be inserted into some areas that the rigid endoscope cannot go through. What’s more, the flexible endoscope’s inspection was satisfied with more accuracy.

For three kinds of image transmitting ways of the borescope, there are USB inspection camera, wireless inspection camera and video inspection camera.

USB inspection camera is connected directly by USB cable with a smart device, such as smart phone, tablet or laptop. Watch the real-time image through product App on a smart phone / tablet or borescope’s driver on a computer.

Wireless inspection camera is connected via the borecospe’s WiFi, it requires downloading a corresponding App on smart phone. Watch the real-time image transmission on phone App interface.

Video inspection camera does not need any extra Apps or drivers. It can directly help you view what video inspection camera inspected on its built-in LCD / ISP screen. This kind of borecsope is ideal for people who are not familiar with smart devices.