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New Videoscope Designed for Wind Power Makes Turbine Gearbox Inspections Faster and More Efficient

November 15, 2022

Compact IPLEX™ G Lite-W videoscope packs powerful feature into a small body

WALTHAM, Mass., (November 15, 2022)—Wind turbine gearbox inspections take place in cramped quarters, so inspection tools must be compact and effective. Designed specifically for these challenges, the IPLEX™ G Lite-W videoscope combines portability with powerful imaging features packed into a small, ergonomic form factor. It enables users to visually inspect inside a wind turbine gearbox without disassembling it to spot issues before they turn into lengthy shutdowns.

Finish Inspections Faster

Wind turbine gearboxes contain lubricating oil, which can adhere to the videoscope’s lens and cause blurry images. The IPLEX G Lite-W videoscope’s sealed tip keeps oil out while channels on the oil-clearing tip adaptor use capillary action to draw oil away from the lens, helping keep images clear.

To reduce the chance of damage during an inspection the IPLEX G Lite-W videoscope is designed to meet IP65 standards and built to pass U.S. Department of Defense testing (MIL-STD). The insertion tube’s durable articulation mechanism helps protect the scope when it is used in tight spaces where it might be damaged.

Tailored for Turbine Gearbox Inspections

The videoscope’s optics balance the need to view areas of the wind turbine gearbox up close, such as bearings and gear teeth, spot defects in large spaces and be small enough to fit into the space between a turbine’s bearings to look for damage. An optional LED guide tube offers ample illumination to spot defects in large, dark spaces while the semiflexible guide tube makes it easy to position the videoscope to capture images. Users need just one hand to control and maneuver the 4 mm scope to difficult-to-reach areas.

Easy to Carry and Clean

Weighing only 1.16 kg (2.56 lb), the compact IPLEX G Lite-W videoscope is easy to carry to the top of a wind tower nacelle. Its ergonomic design enables users to control it while wearing gloves in tight confines. When the inspection is complete, the scope’s smooth, oil-resistant coating makes cleaning fast and simple.

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At Evident, we are guided by the scientific spirit—innovation and exploration are at the heart of what we do. Committed to making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling, we support our customers with solutions that solve their challenges and advance their work; whether it’s researching medical breakthroughs, inspecting infrastructure, or exposing hidden toxins in consumer products.

Evident Industrial’s solutions range from microscopes and videoscopes to nondestructive testing equipment and X-ray analyzers for maintenance, manufacturing and environmental applications. Backed by state-of-the-art technologies, Evident products are widely used for quality control, inspection, and measurement.

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