Machine failure is costly. Beyond the immediate machine repair and replacement expenses lie lost profits resulting from manufacturing downtime. The good news is, by using borescopes for machine condition monitoring from PCE Instruments (PCE; Jupiter, FL), manufacturers can identify changes indicative of a machine fault and take corrective action prior to critical machine failure. In effect their borescopes can help cut machine-failure costs.
The company offers a variety of equipment for machine condition monitoring and nondestructive testing (NDT), including affordable, high-resolution borescopes for the visual inspection of engines, turbines, gears, bearings and other internal components. Which means, predictive maintenance personnel don’t have to sacrifice image quality for price with their borescopes.
For example, PCE-VE 200 costs just $277 yet boasts an image resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels and a video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. While PCE-VE 650 (pictured above) bears a price tag of $4127, the borescope features a detachable 3.5-inch LCD display, a rotating camera head (±90 degrees) with five lighting levels, and nearly 5 ft of cable.
PCE is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of high quality test, control, lab and weighing equipment, offering more than 500 different measuring instruments for applications in engineering, manufacturing, food and hygiene, aerospace and environmental industries. Founded by German engineers nearly two decades ago, the company boasts a large product portfolio that covers a wide range of scientific instrumentation needs, from environmental testers and moisture analyzers to lab and industrial scales and balances, video inspection cameras and sensor equipment. In addition, their development department can provide specialized measurement products and solutions on demand.
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