Borescopes (37 Products)
Free UK Delivery*Extech HDV TX2 Wired Handset with Articulating Probe (2m)£1,288.08 £1,073.402146 Reward PointsPrice Match GuaranteeSKU: HDV-TX2
Free UK Delivery*Extech HDV WTX2 Wireless Handset with Articulating Probe (2m)£1,340.71 £1,117.262234 Reward PointsPrice Match GuaranteeSKU: HDV-WTX2
Free UK Delivery*Extech HDV600 High-Definition Videoscope (Monitor ONLY)£1,389.64 £1,158.03
2316 Reward PointsPrice Match GuaranteeSKU: HDV600
- Capture and save up to 15000 images or 4 hours of footage
- Ergonomic design with adjustable grips and left- and right-handed controls
- Waterproof, durable, and oil and chemical resistant
Free UK Delivery*Extech HDV WTX1 Wireless Handset with Articulating Probe (1m)£1,503.60 £1,253.002506 Reward PointsPrice Match GuaranteeSKU: HDV-WTX1
Free UK Delivery*Extech HDV610 HD Videoscope + 1m Cable & 5.5mm Diameter Camera Head£1,503.60 £1,253.00
2506 Reward PointsPrice Match GuaranteeSKU: HDV610
- 5.7" color LCD TFT with high definition 640 x 480 resolution
- SD memory card included to store more than 14,600 images
- Video recording (up to 4 hours) with voice annotation
Free UK Delivery*FLIR VSA2 2-Way Articulating Borescope Camera Probe - Short/Long FocusAs low as £1,540.44 £1,283.70
3080 Reward PointsPrice Match GuaranteeSKU: FLIR-VSA2
- Optional camera probe for use with FLIR VS70
- Choice of probe length and focus
- 6mm diameter
Free UK Delivery*Fluke DS701 Diagnostic Videoscope£1,662.00 £1,385.00
2770 Reward PointsPrice Match GuaranteeSKU: 4962652
- Optimised for accessing difficult-to-reach areas to conduct inspections of industrial structures and equipment
- Dual-view camera with adjustable lighting
- Up is Up® technology ensures the image is rotated correctly despite the probe’s orientation
Free UK Delivery*Fluke DS703 FC High-Resolution Diagnostic Videoscope£1,926.00 £1,605.00
3210 Reward PointsPrice Match GuaranteeSKU: 4962665
- An effective maintenance tool suitable for use within aviation, automotive, production and industrial sectors
- Supplied with a high-definition, 1.2m, Ø 8.5mm, semi-rigid probe
- Up is Up® technology ensures the image is correctly rotated despite the probe’s orientation
Free UK Delivery*Extech HDV640 HD 6mm Diameter VideoScope w/ Handset/Articulating Probe£2,132.40 £1,777.00
3554 Reward PointsPrice Match GuaranteeSKU: HDV640
- See inside ducts, machines and difficult applications in HD resolution
- Articulating probe head - adjustable angle for a more comprehensive view
- Capture images and video on the included SD card
Free UK Delivery*Extech HDV650 HD Plumbing Videoscope (Choice of Probe Length)As low as £2,305.20 £1,921.00
4610 Reward PointsPrice Match GuaranteeSKU: HDV650-10/30G
- 10m or 30m probe options
- High definition camera
- Makes it easy to spot and fix problems within plumbing systems
Free UK Delivery*Extech HDV650W Wireless HD Plumbing Videoscope (Probe Length Choice)As low as £2,386.80 £1,989.00
4772 Reward PointsPrice Match GuaranteeSKU: HDV650W-10G/30G
- Wirelessly transmits data up to 30m away from the measurement point
- High definition video
- Suitable for a wide variety of plumbing applications
Free UK Delivery*FLIR VSA2 Wireless Articulating Borescope Camera Probe for VS70 KitsAs low as £2,588.40 £2,157.00
5176 Reward PointsPrice Match GuaranteeSKU: FLIR-VSA2-W
- Wirelessly transmits video to FLIR VS70 borescope
- 6mm camera diameter, choice of 1m or 2m length and short/long focus
- Articulating - can be moved using the control knob
Free UK Delivery*Extech HDV640W HD VideoScope with Wireless Handset/Articulating Probe£2,616.00 £2,180.00
4360 Reward PointsPrice Match GuaranteeSKU: HDV640W
- Wireless transmitter allows to transmit video up to 100ft (30m) from the measurement point to your monitor
- Articulating probe tip adjusts up to 320° viewing angle
- 5.7" color LCD TFT with high definition 640 x 480 resolution
Free UK Delivery*FLIR VSA4 Wireless Articulating Borescope Camera for VS70 KitsAs low as £2,925.60 £2,438.00
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- Articulating, flexible camera probe for FLIR VS70 borescopes
- 1m length, 8mm camera diameter
- Choice of two versions - long and short focus both available
Free Universal Manhole Cover Key KitFree UK Delivery*TestSafe Industrial Video Drain/Pipe Inspection Camera (120m Reel)£3,474.00 £2,895.00
5790 Reward PointsPrice Match GuaranteeSKU: TSDRAIN120
- Comprehensive kit for inspecting inside pipes/drains/other areas
- 120m flexible cable, high quality waterproof camera head and high resolution monitor all included
- Supplied on an easy-wind stainless steel wheel with mounting for the monitor
Borescopes (or as they’re sometimes known – boroscopes) are visual inspection devices that allow users to see into areas where it might not otherwise be possible. They’re ideal tools for a huge amount of applications including aviation turbine and airframe inspections, land-based turbines, power generation, natural gas compressors, large diesel engines, heat exchangers and boilers, down-hole motors/ PC pumps, refineries, chemical process, nuclear power, wind turbines, paper mills, casting, HVAC and mechanical, military/EOD/law enforcement, mining and exploration and heavy equipment maintenance. In short, they’re an extremely practical tool that is perfect for any application where it simply isn’t possible for a human to see into without potentially costly dismantling of equipment.
A common borescope generally consists of three parts. First you have the borescope’s lens, which is used to see exactly into an application. This is then attached to either a rigid, semi-rigid or flexible piece of cabling that can be navigated into the target application. Naturally, flexible borescopes are much more adaptable to difficult-to-see applications, as the flexible cabling can be navigated precisely around corners, through holes and even occasionally submerged into substances. This cabling is then usually attached to a type of viewfinder – depending on the type of device, this may be a simple eyepiece viewfinder, but other devices are video borescopes, and feature large LCD screens for viewing and capturing whatever the viewfinder sees.
When in use, these tools are suitable for many different things. The first and most obvious use of the device it to simply check that things are installed correctly. Once inserted into the application users can begin to use the borescope to check for excessive corrosion, detect loose parts, spot potential leakages and more. Borescopes are also used quite commonly in the medical industry, but they’re generally called by their medical name – endoscopes. These allow doctors to perform intricate surgeries and analysis by passing the scope through the patient’s body, meaning there’s less damage done overall and internal problems can be spotted and rectified before they become a bigger problem.
Determining that you’re using the right type of borescope is an important part of considering which type of device to buy. Flexible versions of these devices, while handy for navigating into tricky areas, often suffer from pixilation and reduced image quality. This is because the flexible cabling used has integrated fibers – which leads to the product being also known as a fiberscope – relying on these fibers to construct an image. Depending on the make and model of fiberscope the results may be very different – generally the higher the price, the greater the overall quality of the image obtained. These type of scopes often also contain LED lights on the end, allowing the user to adjust the light as needed to obtain the best image possible (many also offer manual focus options).
In comparison rigid borescopes may sacrifice the overall ability to enter as many applications as flexible scopes do, but their image quality is generally greater and they generally cost less. This type of scope is best suited for tasks where it is impossible for humans to see well, but easy for a thinner application to enter. This can include looking inside automotive engines, inspecting aircraft turbines and other applications.
Video borescopes, or inspection cameras, are similar in design to their flexible counterparts. The only major difference between the two types of scope is that the video versions, naturally, can be used to capture video as tests are being performed. This is much more efficient than just using a standard scope, as problems that might be missed in real-time might be spotted at a later date once the video is viewed back. As before, the overall price of the device generally determines the overall video capture quality – cheap borescopes will produce a less crisp image, while more expensive options can be used to capture greater detail and detect more problems. Like flexible scopes, these devices also generally come with an integrated light and – depending on model – can sometimes be submerged into liquids.
It is also worth considering the overall pixel quality of the borescope you’re buying. Lower end devices generally are around 10,000 pixels, but it is recommended that devices with higher resolutions are purchased to maintain image quality (particularly if it is a fiberscope and the image might be more distorted).
Some types of these devices are also USB borescopes, allowing the capture video/images to be uploaded directly to PC via a USB connection.
Got any questions about the Tester.co.uk range of borescopes? Our team are on hand every weekday from 8:30 to 5:30 to answer any questions about our products, and you can get in touch by phone, email or by asking a question on the ‘Questions’ tab on any product.