23 Oct 2014
RF System Lab is proud to announce new VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope customers in a variety of industries. Our newest customers include companies from the aviation, power generation, automotive and manufacturing industries.
We are excited to add the following companies to our roster of satisfied customers for the month of September.
One our customers last month has purchased VJ-ADV video borescopes in the past, but recently put in an order for an additional three units. Representing the manufacturing industry is Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP). BRP, a Canadian company, established in 1942, was looking for a high-quality borescope to conduct inspections for quality control. They required a borescope that was both durable and flexible, which made the VJ-ADV, with its 360-degree joystick-controlled articulating distal tip and flexible insertion tube, a perfect fit.
From the Automotive Industry, Lexus Automotive is another company among RF System Lab’s newest customers. Lexus Automotive, maker of luxury sedans, SUVs, hybrids, and performance cars, required a low-cost, high-quality borescope to assist them with paint line inspections to ensure that no residue build-up occurred. The VJ-ADV, with variable LED lighting, was an essential addition to their tool kit.
Another new VJ-ADV video borescope user is Jamaica Energy Partners, the largest of the three independent power providers operating in Jamaica. They recently purchased the VJ-ADV video borescope to inspect power generation equipment, specifically Caterpillar diesel engines. The battery-operated, portable, lightweight VJ-ADV was the perfect solution for their inspection needs.
We are excited to have a leader in the aviation industry, EPPS aviation, as a new customer. EPPS Aviation, the South’s premier corporate and general aviation maintenance company, required an articulating video borescope to perform inspections on PT6 and JT15 engines. They decided to purchase the 3.9mm VJ-ADV, which perfectly fits a PT6 standard guide tube, to assist them in their repair efforts.
We would like to extend a thank you to our newest clients, as well as all additional clients not listed here. If you would like to demo the VJ-Advance video borescope, you can sign up for a no-cost, no-obligation demo program. For more information on RF System Lab, please visit the RF System Lab website or call 888-747-6526.
26 Aug 2014
The Federal Aviation Administration recently released an Emergency Airworthiness Directive (EAD) to owners and operators of Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B16 airplanes. The EAD CF-2014-27 issued to correct unsafe conditions on the CL-600-2B16 models, states the following:
“There have been three in-service reports on 604 Variant airplanes of a fractured fastener head on the inboard flap hinge-box forward fitting at Wing Station (WS) 76.50, found during routine maintenance inspection. Investigation revealed that the installation of these fasteners on the inboard flap hinge-box forward fittings at WS 76.50 and WS 127.25, on both wings, does not conform to the engineering drawings. Incorrect installation may result in premature failure of the fasteners attaching the inboard flap hinge-box forward fitting… and consequently the detachment of the flap surface. The loss of a flap could adversely affect the continued safe operation of the airplane.”
The EAD goes on to mandate a “detailed visual inspection of each inboard flap hinge-box forward fitting, on both wings, to determine if the fasteners are correctly oriented and intact and complete rectification as required.” If any fastener is found fractured, the EAD requires owners and operators of the Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B16 airplanes to “replace all forward and aft fasteners at WS 76.50 and 127.25 before further flight and within 24 months, if any incorrectly installed fasteners are found.” In addition, if any incorrectly oriented but intact fasteners are found, and no fractured fastener is found, the EAD requires owners and operators to “repeat the visual inspection… at intervals not to exceed ten flight cycles, until the replacement of all forward and aft fasteners at WS 76.50 and WS 127.25, on both wings have been done.”
We at RF System Lab would like to provide assistance in complying with EAD CF-2014-27. The VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope, available in 6.9mm, 3.9mm, and super-slim 2.8mm diameters offers advanced features like 4-way joystick-controlled articulation and hi-res photo, video, and audio recording capabilities. Owners and operators of the Bombardier, Inc Model CL-600-2B16 airplanes will be able to complete and record required visual inspections with ease using the portable, 23oz VJ-ADV.
We understand the urgency of this EAD as well as the importance of keeping downtime to a minimum, which is why we can ship a video borescope to your facility next day if needed. Visit www.rfsystemlab.us for more information on how the VJ-ADV can help you confidently complete visual inspections; or contact one of our borescope experts today at 888-747-6526 to find out more about the VJ-ADV video borescope and their no-cost, no-obligation demo program.