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The manufacturing industry is booming, and FABTECH 2014 was the perfect place to see all of the newest advances in manufacturing technology. The Expo, which took place in multiple halls and was what could easily be classified as a “mega show”, was November 11-13, 2014 at the Georgia World Congress Center. In fact, rumor has it that if you visited every booth at the show, you would rack up quite a few miles of walking.

RF System Lab‘s Casey O’Tool and Zack Wessels were onsite presenting the VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope, which received a lot of attention — especially for weld inspections. They enjoyed having the opportunity to speak with manufacturing professionals about the joystick-controlled, 360-degree articulating VJ-ADV, as well as connecting with current customers. Both GM and Mitsubishi stopped by the RF System Lab booth and had nothing but great things to say about their VJ-ADV borescope purchases.

Our team at RF System Lab would like to thank the FABTECH coordinators for flawlessly executing a huge show. We had an excellent experience exhibiting!

If you were unable to attend FABTECH…or were in attendance and didn’t have time to stop by exhibit hall C, we would like to offer you a chance to try out the VJ-ADV video borescope at your own facility. Visit our website for information on our no cost, no obligation demo program, or call 888-747-6526 to speak with a borescope expert.

RF System Lab Director of Sales and Marketing, Duncan White, had an excellent experience at our first-ever Railway Maintenance trade show, the RSI/CMA 2014 Canadian Rail Summit. The show took place at the Palais Des Congres in Montreal, Quebec from September 21-23, 2014.

Canadian Rail Summit Logo

RSI/CMA 2014 Canadian Rail Summit

Duncan was able to gain a lot of knowledge about the Railcar maintenance industry and chat with many industry professionals about the best ways that video borescopes, such as the groundbreaking VJ-Advance, could be utilized when working with Railcars. One of our current contacts, WATCO, informed us that video borescopes are extremely useful in tank car weld inspections, which are completed by drilling through tank car jackets and inserting the video borescope to complete the inspection. Without a non-destructive testing tool, maintenance professionals have to remove the entire outer jacket, which can be extremely time-consuming and costly.

Other VJ-Advance video borescope uses that sparked interest in attendees included the potential for looking at the backside of railcar wheels for manufacturer number and checking castings in the manufacturing process. These applications are made easy with the VJ-Advance’s joystick-controlled, four-way articulation and variable LED lighting.

All in all, The Canadian Railway Summit was a great show. The location was perfect; there was a good flow of attendees in the exhibit hall, and Duncan was able to learn a great deal more about the Railcar industry.

If you could not make it to the RSI/CMA 2014 Canadian Railway Summit and missed a chance to test out the VJ-ADV, you can still try one out at your own facility! RF System Lab offers a no cost, no demo program, which you can sign up for right here. To find out more about the free borescope demo or to chat with a borescope expert, you can call the RF System Lab office at (231) 943-1171 or visit the RF System Lab website.

RF System Lab is proud to welcome new customers from the month of July in a multitude of industries.  RF System Lab’s most recent client list includes companies from multiple industries, including Power Generation, Oil and Gas, Energy, Casting, and Food Processing.

MillerCoors Logo

MillerCoors Logo

One of RF System Lab’s newest customers in the Food Processing industry is MillerCoors. MillerCoors is a leading US brewing company that is a joint venture between SABMiller and Molson Coors Brewing Company. They required a high-quality borescope to complete processed piping sanitation inspections and ensure that their pipes were clean and had no leakage. With a reputation of quality products on the line, MillerCoors needed to make sure to invest in a borescope that could help them complete sanitation inspections with confidence.

Another new VJ-Advance video borescope user is National Mechanical Services. National Mechanical Services, a well-known power generation field service company specializing in generators, heavy rotating equipment and outside machinery repairs, purchased the 6.9mm – 3m VJ-Advance video borescope to assist with power generator service and repair. One notable use of the versatile 6.9mm VJ-ADV is complex stator end winding inspections to ensure that they are not melted or damaged.

PCC Structurals Logo

PCC Structurals Logo

RF System Lab is proud to have world leader in superalloy, aluminum and titanium investment casting, PCC Structurals, as a new customer. PCC Structurals purchased the 2.8mm VJ-ADV to take advantage of the benefits that a super-slim articulating video borescope provides. Having the ability to easily ensure that holes in casted parts were not blocked and that internal passageways did not contain any foreign object debris (FOD) after removing the casting mold is crucial to any casting business. For this reason, many casting companies struggle with rigid-style borescopes, so investing in a video borescope with 360 degree articulation and a high-resolution camera with video capabilities was an easy decision for PCC Structurals.

RF System Lab would like to extend a thank you to these new 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 our website (www.rfsystemlab.us) or call 855-787-6966 to speak with one of our borescope experts about your specific internal inspection needs.