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3.9mm VJ-Advance Borescope

Introducing the New 3.9mm VJ-Advance Video Borescope

The VJ-Advance delivers all the features you would expect in a high-end video borescope at a price that makes it accessible to almost anyone. Now available with an ultra-thin 3.9mm diameter insertion tube, the VJ-ADV is ideally suited to accessing the smallest areas you need to inspect. No other company offers a smaller scope with full 4-way articulation.

If you need to inspect small aviation turbine engines, such as the Pratt and Whitney PT-6, you owe it to yourself to demo the new 3.9mm VJ-ADV.

Joystick Articulation Control

The VJ-ADV provides precise control of the articulating tip through the use of a thumb-activated joystick. This joystick responds to the slightest movement of your thumb and allows full movement of the camera tip in all directions.

Combined with a trigger-activated image capture button and thumb-activated video recording button, the joystick allows easy one handed control of all key functions.

Stand Alone Imaging Unit

The VJ-ADV is an all-in-one system that combines an articulating video borescope with an on-board imaging system. As you conduct an inspection still images can be captured with the click of your index finger and a button next to the joystick allows you to control video recording.

The control panel allows you to review stored images and video on the built-in 3.5” LCD display. As an option, you can view or record images and video on a laptop via the USB port or plug-in a conventional monitor.


High Navigation Ability

The rigid end of the bending section is only 15mm long. This short rigid section aids in navigating the insertion tube through curved or complicated structures.

Battery Powered Operation

The VJ-ADV is fully portable and weighs only 23 ounces, including the required four AA batteries. Run time is typically 1.5 hours before the batteries need to be replaced. Because off the shelf disposable batteries are used, there is no risk of down time waiting for a recharging cycle.


Enhanced Features

The VJ-ADV incorporates several new features, including:

Stainless steel-braided insertion tube.

The ability to record audio annotation along with video through the use of a mini-microphone.

Explosive Atmosphere Certification MIL-STD 810G Method 511.5

Adjustable Brightness

The LEDs that illuminate the camera tip can be easily adjusted to one of four different brightness levels, or they can be turned off. This feature prevents light washout and helps to always provide a clear image.

Insertion Tube

Outer Diameter 3.9mm
Length (meter/inch) 1.5m (59″)
Exterior Stainless Steel Braid
Waterproof Insertion Tube and Tip
Chemical Compatibility Machine Oil, Heating Oil, Engine Oil, 3.5 Concentrated Saltwater, Diesel Fuel

Optics

Field of View 70° / 70°
Aperture F 5.3
Depth of Field 4mm to ∞
Illumination Method 6 Super High-Intensity White LEDs

Articulation

Articulation Range 360° (over 90° in every direction)
Articulation Control Joystick with “Direct Control” Mechanism
Rigid Distal End Length 13mm
LCD Monitor 3.5 inch Color Digital LCD
LED Output Adjustment 5 Levels
GAIN Adjustment 5 Levels
Still Capture / Record Function Still Image (no flash) / Time-lapse recording (video)

Input/Output

Video Output 2.5mm Stereo Mini Jack for RCA Video Output (NTSC/PAL)
Terminal USB Output Mini B Terminal Ver. 2.0 Video Capture Output (Includes Driver/Viewer Software)
Terminal Audio Output Monaural Flat Jack for hands-free Earphone
Terminal Microphone Input Monaural Flat Jack for hands-free Microphone

Storage

Storage Media MicroSD Card (Max. 2GB)
Still Image JPEG 400×400 pixels
Video Motion JPEG (AVI file extension) 400×400 pixels 15-30fps – Voice recording function via the attached microphone
Storage Capacity (with 1GB MicroSD Card) Still Image: Max. 500 pictures

Movie Recording: Approx. 60 minutes (Normal Mode) / Approx. 9 hours (Time-lapse Mode)

Playback Function

Still Image Thumbnail 9-image Display / Full Screen Display
Video Play, Pause

Menu Operation

Image Adjustment Brightness, Contrast, Hue, Sharpness
Delete Stored Image
Time and Date Setting
Language Japanese / English
USB Mass Storage
Operating Temp. (Insertion Tube) In Air: -30°c – 60°c (-22°F – 140°F) In Liquid: 10°c – 30°c (50°F – 86°F)
Power Supply AC: 100V – 240V DC: 6V (4 AA alkaline batteries)
Operating Time Max. 1.5 hours (with 4 AA alkaline batteries)
Weight 480g (without batteries at 1.5m length)
Carrying Case

Literature


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Case Studies



Aviation/Aerospace
Learn how the VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope helped one of our aviation clients.
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Turbine
Learn how the VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope helped one of our turbine customers.
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Auto Engine
Learn how the VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope helped one of our automotive customers.
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Natural Gas Compressor
Learn how the VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope helped one of our natural gas compressor customers
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Industrial Pump
Learn how the VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope helped one of our industrial pump customers.
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Factory Conveyor
Learn how the VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope helped one of our factory conveyor customers.
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Down Hole Motor
Learn how the VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope helped one of our down hole motor customers.
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Small Engine
Learn how the VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope helped one of our small engine customers.
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Corrosion
Learn how the VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope helped one of our customers with corrosion inspections.
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