Today’s most capable video borescope – the XLG3 VideoProbe® remote visual inspection system. The XLG3 VideoProbe system brings you advanced capabilities to decrease the amount of time you spend on inspection and increase productivity in your operations. Offering a wide spectrum of features designed to make inspections easier, the XLG3 VideoProbe system is flexible, portable and versatile so you can speed inspection time and maximize your investment.
Enhanced Image Quality
Navigating the smallest pipes to the largest dark spaces, the XLG3 VideoProbe system fully illuminates challenging locations. With improved lenses, digital-signal processing and an extra bright, high resolution, wide VGA LCD screen, the XLG3 delivers the highest quality image available on the marketplace. Bright, distinct inspection images allow for fast defect identification and decision making.
All-Way® probe articulation and high-output illumination can shed light into the darkest crevices and corners, delivering sharp, clear images. Sophisticated image controls include an adjustable brightness feature. Automatic or manual exposure allows full control in any inspection environment. High density, 75 W lamps generate light output that is two times greater than other video scopes and last up to 1,000 hours.
In the field, every second of wasted inspection time translates to stalled operations and lost revenue. Video borescopes greatly speed up the process; however, inspections still need the right diameter andlength of probe to get the job done.
The Everest XLG3 system features interchangeable, QuickChange probes that allow you to quickly reconfigure probe diameter and length for maximum productivity. Adjustable probes come in a wide selection of optical tips, probe lengths (from 2 to 9.6 m), measurement capabilities and 3.9, 6.1, and 8.4 mm diameters. Probes are built for increased durability and feature a titanium head that is eight times stronger than older designs.
Save set-up time with the optional battery pack with one- or two-hour capacities. Batteries charge when attached to the system or off-system with an external charger so you can ready the system for the next inspection.
Equipment inspection can include climbing to reach access ports making equipment portability an important requirement. The XLG3 system is designed to be carried up to any inspection port and sit securely on multiple surfaces.
The XLG3 base unit acts as a portable workstation for inspection data management and offers a light source and storage reel for the probe and a nested headset handle. A portable system case protects the VideoProbe from transport damage and doubles as an operations station so you can use the system right from its case.
Move freely – remove the unit from the case, carry it conveniently and use the system for up to two hours with the attachable battery and uninterruptible power supply. A smaller size and lower weight enhance the portability of the XLG3 model. System accessories store in case lids so everything you need is right at your fingertips.
Key Features and Benefits
Send in-field inspection images to the people who most want to see them. The Everest XLG3 system provides a powerful computing platform for data management and worldwide connectivity. The built-in CPU is an Intel Pentium® M system with multiple digital signal processors.
Send data via email, perform file transfers and access your company network or view product or maintenance manuals online. You can even save images to a flash drive or upload to a PC USB 2.0 port. In addition, two, standard 32-bit PC card slots accept memory and communication cards.
With its ability to manage inspection data and capture, store and transmit images via Internet, the XLG3 VideoProbe system enables real-time collaboration between remote team members for fast, accurate decision-making.
Use the optional keyboard or handset to integrate text and graphics. Place text annotation, graphic call-out arrows or company logos onto any live, frozen or recalled image to identify and enhance reports.
Ease of Use
Borescopes that are difficult to use erode the time savings and increased accuracy of remote visual inspection. For this reason, the XLG3 VideoProbe,system has added several easy-to-use features to speed up inspections and boost productivity.
Intuitive control buttons and drop-down menus quickly guide the operator through system functions. In addition, a multi-function joystick provides full data control through the ergonomic system handset for one-handed operation. Or use a lightweight, wireless remote control for hands-free control of handset functions.
Data management features allow you to work just like you do in your office. An on-board file manager lets you create, move and store files between folders in internal or external memory. You can also upload inspection images to any PC to manipulate, re-measure, compare, annotate or email images, review inspection results and automatically generate reports in Microsoft Word®. A built-in microphone allows for audio annotation.
The XLG3 VideoProbe system also accommodates multi national companies and organizations with more than 11 language options for operation and documentation.
Inspectors regularly travel to dizzying heights, small cramped spaces and into dark tunnels to perform video inspections. For this reason, the equipment they use must stand up to a number of environmental hazards, including extreme temperatures and the tendency to get bumped and knocked around.
The XLG3 VideoProbe system is built for durability to withstand the rigors of field inspection. The base unit is constructed of an aluminum chassis with impact absorbing, rubber bumpers and a handset featuring a tough, polycarbonate housing and integrated elastomer bumpers.
Insertion tubes are watertight and built to last. A laser-welded, bending neck seam and double tungsten braid over the insertion tube provides for added crush resistance and increased strength. Tungsten articulation cables deliver added strength and consistent articulation performance over time. Probes also feature a titanium head that is eight times stronger than older designs. To protect the probes from damage, a storage reel is also built into the system.
The unit is also equipped with a shock-mounted, color LCD to withstand sudden or sharp movement.
The XLG3 VideoProbe system is built to travel – or be shipped – to any location.
In the aerospace business, keeping engines running is the main objective. Inspectors need to quickly and accurately identify signs of wear or damage in engines and airframes to determine flight worthiness. The XLG3 VideoProbe has the features you need to accomplish your mission.
With high-output lighting, improved lenses, digital-signal processing and an extra bright, high resolution, VGA screen, the XLG3 VideoProbe delivers distinct inspection images for faster defect identification. Unlike competitors, the XLG3 VideoProbe features a 1:1 pixel ratio between the camera and monitor so shots by the probe exactly match images displayed on the screen. In addition, All-Way® probe articulation sends light into the darkest corners of turbines.
Interchangeable, QuickChange™ probes allow you to quickly reconfigure diameter and length in the field to fulfill all your inspection needs with a single tool. Probes are constructed of a durable titanium head that is eight times stronger than previous designs, to better withstand the rigors of turbine engine inspection. Digital imagery and live video are critical in both commercial and military aviation inspection.Use the XLG3 VideoProbe to capture and transmit real-time photographs from the tarmac to your quality control or maintenance team for fast, accurate information for critical decision-making.
In processing industries, a corroded pipe or coupling can virtually stop the clock. The XLG3™ VideoProbe® system provides efficient remote video inspection so you can quickly spot problems and minimizes downtime. The XLG3 VideoProbe system also aids in day-to-day scheduled inspections and OSHA compliance.
The XLG3 VideoProbe system has added several advanced features to cut inspection time. Interchangeable QuickChange™ probes allow you to quickly reconfigure probe diameter and length in the field. Probes snap on and snap off easily and are available with different optical tips, probe lengths, measurement capabilities and diameters to fit any application. The improved probe design also features a titanium head that is eight times stronger than older designs for maximum durability.
Instead of searching for electrical outlets, save pre-inspection set-up with the optional battery pack and uninterrupted power supply. Arrive at the job site, flip a switch and you are full operational within seconds. One- or two-hour batteries charge when attached to the system or off-system with an external charger.
Improved portability features of the XLG3 VideoProbe system make it a “grab and go” piece of equipment. The base unit doubles as a portable workstation for inspection data management and the system case protects the VideoProbe system from transport damage. Remove the unit from the case and carry it conveniently – the compact size and lower weight of the XLG3 VideoProbe system make it easy to carry. System accessories store in case lids so everything you need is right at your fingertips.
Enhanced image quality is also a big plus in the XLG3 VideoProbe system. From the smallest tube to the largest tank, the VideoProbe system fully illuminates the most challenging locations in processing industry inspections. Long-lasting lamps, improved lenses, digital-signal processing and an extra-bright, high-resolution, VGA LCD screen result in sharp, clear images of cracked or corroded parts and other defects for fast problem resolution.
Whether troubleshooting due to a sudden power outage or routinely checking turbine performance, bringing power generation equipment offline is incredibly costly. The Everest XLG3 VideoProbe system speeds up inspection time and provides sharp, clear illumination of defects, cracks or pitting of equipment to solve problems quickly.
With improved lenses, digital-signal processing, high-output lighting and an extra-bright, high-resolution, VGA LCD screen, the XLG3 VideoProbe system delivers the highest quality images. All-Way® probe articulation sheds light into the darkest vessels, delivering sharp, clear images for fast defect identification.
Interchangeable, QuickChange probes allow you to quickly reconfigure diameter and length in the field. Adjustable probes come in a wide selection of optical tips, lengths, measurement capabilities and diameters. Probes are also built for increased durability and feature a titanium head that is eight times stronger than older designs.
Save set-up time with the optional battery pack in one- or two-hour batteries. Batteries charge when attached to the system or off-system with an external charger so you can ready the system for the next inspection.
In the power generation industry, inspection is rugged work, making equipment portability an important requirement. The XLG3 VideoProbe system is built to withstand tough field inspection environments. The base unit is constructed of an aluminum chassis with impact absorbing, rubber bumpers and a shock-mounted, color LCD monitor to withstand sudden or sharp movement. The base unit also acts as a portable workstation for inspection data management and offers a light source and storage reel for the probe. Squeeze through the smallest manways with the compact system case. System accessories store in case lids so everything you need is right at your fingertips.
An attachable battery pack and uninterruptible power supply means you can use the system for up to two hours with no worries about powering the equipment. Just grab the unit and go – batteries charge when attached to the system or off-system with an external charger so you can ready the system for your next inspection.
Making sure automotive parts work as designed is a proactive strategy that prevents rework and manufacturing error. By checking the performance of a suspension system or peering into leaky air ducts, auto makers are using remote visual inspection (RVI) to look into areas that the human eye cannot see unaided. The XLG3 VideoProbe system is a state-of-the-art RVI tool used in auto R&D labs to check prototypes for malfunction to ensure automobile safety and high performance.
Pulling a sparkplug and checking a cylinder head requires a small sized, flexible probe. The XLG3 VideoProbe system features interchangeable QuickChange probes to quickly reconfigure probe diameter and length to fit a range of applications. Adjustable probes come in a wide selection of optical tips, lengths and diameters and are built for increased durability with a titanium head that is eight times stronger than older designs.
All-Way® probe articulation allows you to access and inspect hard-to-reach locations. The XLG3 VideoProbe also features high-output illumination that sheds light into the smallest spaces. With improved lenses, digital-signal processing and an extra-bright, high-resolution, VGA LCD screen, the XLG3 VideoProbe system delivers bright, distinct inspection images for fast defect identification.
You can also share in-field inspection images with remote decision makers.Save images to a flash drive or upload to a PC USB 2.0 port. The unit also includes an optional keyboard, handset or voice recognition to integrate text and graphics. Place text annotation, graphic call-out arrows or company logos onto any live, frozen or recalled images to enhance inspection reports.
And for inspection locations that lack power, use the system for up to two hours with an attachable battery pack and uninterruptible power supply. Batteries charge when attached to the system or off-system with an external charger so you can ready the system for your next inspection.
|System Operating Temperature||-4° to 115°F (-20° to 46°C)
LCD requires warm-up period below 0°C (32°F)
|Tip Operating Temperature||-13° to 176°F (-25° to 80°C)
Reduced articulation below 0°C (32°F)
|Storage Temperature||-13° to 140°F (-25° to 60°C)|
|Relative Humidity||95% max, non condensing|
|Waterproof||Insertion tube and tip to 1 bar (14.7 psig, 10.2 m of water, 33.5 ft water)|
|Hazardous Environments||Not rated for use in hazardous environments|
|Case Dimensions||Tall - 54.6 x 49.5 x 32.0 cm (21.5 x 19.5 x 12.6 in.)
Short - 54.6 x 49.5 x 32.0 cm (21.5 x 19.5 x 12.6 in.)
|System Weight||In Case - 21.8 kg (48 lbs.)
Without Case - 10.9 kg (24 lbs.)
|Dimensions||44 x 22 x 35 cm (17.3 x 8.7 x 13.8 in.)|
|Weight||7.21 kg (15.90 lbs.)|
|Construction||Aluminum chassis with polyurethane bumpers|
|System CPU||Intel Pentium® M|
|Video Processor||Multiple digital signal processors|
|Brightness Control||Automatic and variable, adjustable auto gain and exposure|
|System Memory||4.0GB Internal CompactFlash® card
|Lamp Type||75W High Intensity Discharge (HID)|
|Lamp Life||1000 hour median|
|Keyboard Input||USB keyboard with built-in trackball|
|Video Outputs||Switchable NTSC/PAL S-Video,
Standard 15-pin PC video connector
|Video Input||Auto detecting NTSC/PAL S-Video|
|USB||Three external USB 2.0 ports|
|Ethernet||Integrated 10/100 Ethernet port|
|CompactFlash||One CompactFlash card reader|
|AC Input||AC Nominal input: 100 to 240 V, 50 to 60 Hz;
115 V, 400 Hz; 275 W max
|AC Output||100 W max; IEC320-2-2 Type F connector|
|AC Fuse||6.3A, 250V, fast acting|
|DC Input||11 to 15 VDC; nominal 12 VDC; 150 W max|
|DC Fuse||20A, 600 VDC, fast acting|
|Audio Output Connectors||Built-in front panel speaker,
3.5 mm stereo line level out, 2V RMS max,
3.5 mm stereo headphone
|Audio Input Connector||3.5 mm microphone|
|Dimensions||39 x 18 x 13 cm (15.4 x 7.1 x 5.1 in.)|
|Weight||1.81 kg (3.98 lbs.)|
|Construction||Polycarbonate housing with integrated elastomer bumpers|
|LCD Monitor||16.3 cm (6.4 in.) diagonal, 16 x 9 aspect ratio, 800 x 480 pixels, wide VGA|
|LCD Brightness||380 nits (cd/m2)|
|Power Tube||2.4 m (8 ft.) long|
|User Controls||Joystick and complete button function set|
|Microphone||Built-in microphone for audio annotation located at the top center of the handset|
QuickChange™ Probes - 3.9, 5.0, 6.1, 6.2 and 8.4 mm diameter Probe
Camera (5.0, 6.1 mm and 8.4 mm diameter Probes)
|Image Sensor||1/6 inch Color SUPER HAD™ CCD|
|Pixel Count||440,000 pixels|
|Temperature||Integrated Temperature Warning System|
|Tip Optics||Double threaded attachment|
Camera (3.9 and 6.2 mm diameter Probe)
|Image Sensor||1/10 inch Color SUPER HAD™ CCD|
|Pixel Count||290,000 pixels|
|Tip Optics||Double threaded attachment|
|Operating System||Multitasking with desktop software options|
|User Interface||Drop-down menu driven operation, joystick, and keypad|
|File Manager||File and folder creation, naming, copying and deleting|
|Audio Data||PC compatible, 15 second files (WAV or MP3 format). PCM audio with MPEG2 video recordings|
|Image Controls||Adjustable brightness, 1/10,000 sec to 12 sec exposure. Left/Right invert for side-view tip correction. Freeze frame, live/still Inverse+ enhancement, side-by-side split screen|
|Digital Zoom||1X to 3X – Continuous and 5-level stepped|
|Memory||4GB internal, user-supplied external|
|Video Format||MPEG 4|
|Text Annotation||Built-in full screen text overlay generator|
|Articulation Control||360° All-Way® steering, Steer-and-Stay™, Home|
|Lamp Control||On/Off, menu-controlled|
|Software Updates||Field upgradeable via removable media|
|Temperature Warning||Integrated camera and base unit temperature warning systems|
|Length2.0, 3.0, and 4.5 m
|Up/Down – 140° min, Left/Right – 140° min
Up/Down – 130° min, Left/Right – 130° min
Up/Down – 120° min, Left/Right – 120° min
Up/Down – 110° min, Left/Right – 110° min
Measurement (Supported Features)
|Blade Tip Clearance||X|
|3x Zoom Windows||X||X||X||X|
|Five Measurements per Image||X||X||X||X|
User selectable language for on-screen displays. Select Chinese*, Czech, English, French, Japanese, Spanish, Russian, German, Italian, Portuguese, Korean, or factory supplied custom language.
Check out this article on 3D Phase Measurement that recently appeared in Aerospace Testing International.
|XLG3 VideoProbe QuickChange Probe||XLG3 VideoProbe Short Case||XLG3 VideoProbe Battery||XLG3 VideoProbe System with Borescope Adapter|
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