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Time is running out to meet with Jess Kuznicki at the AVM Summit in Orlando, Florida. The event takes place November 21-22, 2013

If you are not sure where to go check out the AVM Summit 2013 Website

Visit booth #31 to see the VJ-Advance borescope first hand and let Jess answer your remote visual inspection questions.

Whether you are from KLM British Airways, American Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, easyJet or any other organization involved with aviation MRO, you will be interested in taking hold of and trying out the VJ-Advance borescope from RF System Lab.

If you time runs out and you miss Jess at the summit, feel free to head over to the RF System Lab Website and see our Borescopes.

Enyjoy Florida, Jess! Shake lots of hands for us!

Common Borescope Uses – Non-destructive Testing (NDT) and Remote Visual Inspection (RVI)
Anyone familiar with non-destructive testing (NDT) in general, and remote visual inspection (RVI) in particular, is well-versed in the typical applications for video borescopes: aircraft turbine engines, land-based turbines for power generation, heat exchangers, gear boxes, reciprocating engines, etc. But one of the great things about being in the borescope business is that we get to learn about so many different industries and applications beyond the well-known uses mentioned above.

When you think about it, a borescope can be used on pretty much anything that has a small access port – as small as 2.8mm in diameter! When a technician or researcher wants to see the inner workings of any machine, piece of equipment or even a static item, a good borescope allows this visual examination.

Unique Borescope Uses – Egyption Mummy Inspection
So, what are some of the rather unique applications that we’ve come across in our 5-plus years of selling borescopes? First, there was the university researcher who used our borescope to view the inside of an Egyptian mummy. Apparently, X-rays and CT scans could only get him so far in his understanding of the hows and whys of this particular mummy, so our scope allowed him to actually get his eyes inside, without causing any internal or external damage to the specimen.

Finding Violin Artisan Signatures Using a Borescope
Then there was the high-end auction house that needed our scope to visually verify the authenticity of an antique violin by photographing the signature of the artisan who crafted the instrument. For some reason, this artisan had the habit of signing an interior surface of the violin before it was fully assembled, and in such a location that it was not in the direct line of external sight. The articulation feature of our borescope allowed the auctioneer appraiser a straight ahead view, and one simple press of the image capture button saved the proof of origin for posterity.

Horse Trachea Inspection Using the VJ-Advance Borescope
Finally, there was the horse trader. In this case, a trader of premium, thoroughbred race horses. Among the many determinants of whether a certain horse is going to be great race horse is the air flow capacity of the components that make up the horse’s trachea. The only way to see if there are any problems in this area is to look. That’s what this horse trader did, using an articulating borescope. Not only did our borescope allow a visual confirmation of the horse’s trachea, but the pictures that were captured could be used to show the prospective buyer of that horse what exactly they were buying.

There are obviously countless other applications for modern borescope technology. If you build, operate, maintain, repair, or otherwise work on most any type of machinery, equipment or mechanical process, you might want to consider the ways in which a good video borescope could make your life easier.

Please share this post and comment about some of the borescope uses you have encountered.

“Bigger and Better with More New Technology on Display” is how the Automotive Testing Expo 2013 – North America website bills the event.

Sounds great to us!

Casey O’Tool will be in Novi, Michigan from October 22-24, 2013. Casey will be representing RF System Lab and our VJ-ADV borescopes.

We invite you to stop into the expo and talk with Casey about nondestructive testing, and how our borescopes can fit into your inspection applications. Casey can explain our no cost, no obligation demo program as well.

Meet with Casey at these times:

October 22 9am – 5pm
October 23 9am – 5pm
October 24 9am – 3pm

We hope to see you in Novi. If you can’t make it please give us a shout at (231) 943-1171. Tell us about your borescope needs and our experts will be happy to help you.

Borescopes on Display at the 2013 Hercules Operator’s Council

Pack your bags and get ready to head to Atlanta, GA for the 2013 Hercules Operator’s Council.

Soldiers boarding a C130 Hercules aircraft.

RF System Lab will be there to give attendees a chance to experience our VJ-Advance video borescopes.   Joel Riling, Commander, US Navy (Retired) and Vice President of Government Programs at RF System Lab, will be on hand to demonstrate and explain how our borescopes can be used for many types of remote visual inspection (RVI).   Be sure to stop by and talk with Joel about your inspections for airframe, corrosion, engines and more.

The event takes place at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel & Convention Center in Atlanta.

Find Commander Riling in the Exhibit Area at these times:

Sunday, October 20, 2013 1:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Monday, October 21, 2013 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

We hope to see you in Atlanta!

If you can’t make it to Atlanta this time around, please feel free to contact Joel here BORESCOPES FOR MILITARY AND DEFENSE CONTRACTORS

RF System Lab will be in Washington, D.C. this week for AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems 2013 Conference.

The conference is taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from August 12-15, 2013.

Joel Riling, Commander, US Navy (Retired) and Vice President of Government Programs at RF System Lab, is attending the conference.

Stop by Booth #4048 and meet with Joel.  He can provide a hands on demo of the 3.9mm and 6.9mm VJ-ADV video borescope.   He will be at the booth:

Tuesday, 13 August 1015-1730

Wednesday, 14 August 1015-1730

Thursday, 15 August 1015-1600

If you do not have a chance to meet with Joel in Washington, D.C. please call us at (231) 943-1171 to discuss our technology.