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Rigid, Semirigid and Swing-prism borescopes

Borescopes can be rigid or semirigid. A rigid borescope is an endoscope that uses a lens system for image transmission.

A semirigid borescope is an endoscope with a rigid sheath that uses a bundle of optical fibers for image transmission.

Rigid borescopes are particularly robust and designed for heavy-duty industrial use. With the HOPKINS® rod lens system, they reliably deliver exceptionally clear, sharp, and bright images. Using a control handle, the direction of view can be infinitely adjusted between 0° and 140°. The sheath can be rotated by 400°. The result is the largest field of view available on the market.

Borescope diameters are between 1.6 mm and 10 mm in lens system models and between 1 mm and 1.6 mm in image guide models. For special applications, instruments with working lengths of up to 1.5 m are available.

Borescopes

Borescopes essentially consist of an optical, mechanic, and light guide system. The double-walled shaft and the sapphire glass endpiece at the tip render the borescope extremely resistant to damage and wear and ensure optimal protection of the telescope.
The KARL STORZ HOPKINS® rod lens system offers high quality image display. These optical systems do not require additional magnification or electronic brightening to generate high quality images.

Special Features

  • Pressure resistant up to +5 bar
  • Maximum stability under load thanks to double-wall sheath
  • Metal protective layers to protect the optical System
  • Resistant to oil, fuel and solvents
  • Temperature resistant up to 105°C (and above)
  • Unlimited flexibility thanks to 340° sheath Rotation

 

Special Image characteristics

  • Optimal image brightness
  • True-color images
  • Maximum Image sharpness
  • Diopter adjustment/eyepiece Focus
  • Built-in fiber optic light guide
  • Unequalled field size

2.8 and 2.9 mm diameter

Direction of view Diameter Length Angle of view


2.9 mm
100 mm  90°
170 mm   70°
170 mm  90°

240 mm 

300 mm 

 30°


 2.9 mm 100 mm 2  70°
 2.8 mm 100 mm  90°
 2.9 mm


170 mm 2            70°
170 mm  90°
240 mm
300 mm
70°


2.9 mm


100 mm  55°


170 mm
240 mm
300 mm

3.8 mm diameter

Direction of view Diameter Length Angle of view
 0°



3.8 mm 


50 mm 5  80° 
170 mm 5
170 mm 3,5            100°
240 mm 5 80°
300 mm 5
300 mm 3,5 100° 
360 mm 5     80° 
360 mm 5 100°
30°







3.8 mm







50 mm 5 80°
85 mm
150 mm    
150 mm 3 100°
220 mm 80°
280 mm
80°
100°
340 mm
80°
100°
70°



3.8 mm



50 mm 5 80°



150 mm
220 mm
280 mm
340 mm
90°



3.8 mm



50 mm 5 80°



150 mm
220 mm
280 mm
340 mm
120°



3.8 mm



50 mm 5 80°



150 mm
220 mm
280 mm
340 mm

4.3 and 4.5 mm diameter

Direction of view Diameter Length Angle of view
 90°  4.3 mm 490 mm  100°

650 mm  
 0°  4.5 mm 490 mm 5               
690 mm 5
 30°  4.5 mm 490 mm
690 mm
 70°
 4.5 mm
490 mm
690 mm

5.8 mm diameter

Direction of view Diameter Length Angle of view
 0°  5.8 mm
 300 mm             67°
 30°  300 mm
 90°  300 mm
 470 mm
 120°  300 mm

6.5 mm diameter

Direction of view Diameter Length Angle of view







6.5 mm

























90 mm 5              90°
200 mm 5
67°
90°
320 mm 5
67°
90°
440 mm 5
560 mm 5 
67°
90°


30°

90 mm
320 mm
560 mm
70°





90 mm 90°
200 mm
320 mm 67°
320 mm 90°
440 mm
560 mm
67°
90°
90°




90 mm 90°
200 mm
320 mm 67°
320 mm 90°
440 mm
67°
90°
120°

200 mm 67°

320 mm
560 mm

8 mm diameter

Direction of view Diameter Length Angle of view





8 mm



























200 mm 5               67°


300 mm 3,5
300 mm 3,5,8
500 mm 5
560 mm 5 90°
780 mm 5,7 67°
30°



300 mm 67°
300 mm 8
320 mm 90°
560 mm 67°
780 mm 7
70°





200 mm 67°
300 mm
300 mm 8 67°
320 mm 90°
500 mm 67°
560 mm 90°
780 mm 7 67°
90°







90 mm 67°


200 mm
300 mm
300 mm 8
320 mm 90°
440 mm 67°
500 mm
560 mm 90°
780 mm 7 67°
120°
320 mm 67°
560 mm

8/12 mm diameter

Direction of view Diameter Length Angle of view
8 mm/ 12 mm





1140 mm 5,7         67°





70° 1140 mm 7
90°


970 mm 7
1140 mm 7
1300 mm 7
1480 mm 7
120° 1140 mm 7

Borescopes 8/12 mm

The outer diameter is 8 mm for a length of 700 mm measured from the objective lens; for the remaining length up to the eyepiece, it is 12 mm.

2 Without eyepiece focus

3 Concentric illumination

5 Sheath cannot be rotated

7 Upon request

8 Temperature resistant up to 250°

 

Swing-prism borescope

The so-called swing-prism boreoscpe features a swing prism at its tip.

Product features:

  • 400° sheath rotation
  • One-handed full adjustment of direction of view in 2 dimensions (swing and rotation)
  • Index for direction of view (rotation) displayed in the image
  • Proven HOPKINS ® telescope for high contrast, bright images with sharp margin
  • Illumination optimally adapted to pivoting range through optimal light distributio
  • Illumination akin to ring light around the objective lens
  • Light, ergonomic handle with distinct forward inclination for fatigue-free working
  • Universal handle for left-handed and right-handed users
Swing prism 315 mm 370 mm 470 mm 505 mm 640 mm 670 mm
Viewing area -14° - 114°  5° - 140°  5° - 140° -14° - 114° -14° - 114°  5° - 140°
Outer diameter 6 mm 8 mm 8 mm 6 mm 6 mm 8 mm
Angle of view 28° 50° 50° 28° 28° 50°

Miniature borescope

Even in miniature devices from outer diameter of only 1mm, the image quality of KARL STORZ borescopes is unmatched. Brilliant colors, brightly illuminated inspection sites, and sharp images set our telescopes apart.

Special Features:

  • Pressure resistant up to +5 bar
  • Metal protective layers to protect the optical system
  • Resistant to oil, fuel and solvent
Direction of view      Diameter  Length  Angle of view
 0°



 1 mm 1,4           100 mm         50°
 1 mm 1,4  230 mm  50°
 1,2 mm 1  100 mm  70°
 1,2 mm 1  137 mm  70°
 1,6 mm 4  100 mm  40°
 1,6 mm 2  100 mm  90°
 1,6 mm  170 mm  70°
 1,6 mm  170 mm  90°
 1,9 mm 4  100 mm  55°
 1,9 mm 2  100 mm  90°
 1,9 mm 2  170 mm  90°
 30°



 1,6 mm  100 mm  40°
 1,6 mm 2  100 mm  90°
 1,9 mm  100 mm  40°
 1,9mm  100 mm  90°
 1,9 mm 2  170 mm  90°
 70°

 1,6mm 2  100 mm  90°
 1,9 mm 2  100 mm  90°
 1,9 mm 2  170 mm  90°

1 Semirigid version with fiber optic image guide; Temperature resistant up to 100 °C
2 Without eyepiece focus
4 Mirror tube with 90° direction of view available

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