2.4 mm diameter articulating scope for very narrow spaces
The IPLEX TX enables you to make inspections inside parts where access is limited due to very narrow openings. Combining its clear images and outstanding durability, the IPLEX TX is the ideal videoscope for routine inspection of castings, molds, and other parts with small cavities.
At just 2.4 mm diameter, the flexible insertion tube reaches inside almost any narrow or difficult to reach area that requires reliable and uncompromising visual inspection for defects.
*As of November 1, 2013
The IPLEX TX is a videoscope with the world's smallest diameter* and is equipped with an ergonomic, user-friendly scope articulation controller. The controller features excellent responsiveness and quickly and accurately navigates the scope tip inside narrow and intricate objects.
*As of November 1, 2013
The IPLEX TX insertion tube is protected with a special resin tube that features 200 times greater abrasion resistance than our conventional extra-thin fiberscopes. The durable insertion tube enables reliable inspections of casting and other metals that have rough surfaces.
The IPLEX TX is both dust and drip proof, and is designed to comply with IP55. This durable unit can perform reliable inspections even in harsh manufacturing environments.
The IPLEX TX has an insertion tube that can be easily interchanged in the field.
Compared to conventional very small-diameter fiberscopes, the IPLEX TX delivers superior image quality. The videoscope’s vivid and clear images increase the detection of abnormalities and improves inspection efficiency.
The unique image processing capability WiDER™ limits the halation effect that often occurs during inspections of metal objects. WiDER brings out details in shadow areas and produces much clearer, crisper images.
The IPLEX TX is equipped with a 6.5 in. LCD monitor to clearly display tiny defects such as burrs and scratches.
The compact and portable body with an integrated Lithium-ion battery allows you to make inspections at any sites.
Observed images can be recorded onto a removable USB flash drive as high-quality JPEG still images and MPEG-4 movies. The provided 1 GB USB flash drive can store approximately 3,400 still images or a 30-minute movie.
For efficient image diagnosis and report generation, the IPLEX TX enables you to insert titles as well as date and time overlay.
|Approximate weight||0.2 kg (0.4 lb)|
|Insertion tube||Scope diameter*1||ø2.4 mm (0.094 in.)|
|Scope length||1.2 m (3.9 ft)|
|Distal end*2||9.8 mm (0.386 in.)|
|Exterior||High durability resin tube with special processing|
|Tube flexibility||Uniformed stiffness|
|Optics||Direction of view||Forward|
|Field of view||80°|
|Depth of field*3||3 to 70 mm (0.12 to 2.75 in. )|
|Illumination||High-intensity white LED|
|Articulation section||Articulation angle||135° (Up/Down)|
|Articulation mechanics||Direct manipulation|
*1. The insertion tube can be inserted into a 2.4 mm hole.
*2. Indicates the length of the rigid portion at the scope's distal end.
*3. Indicates the optimal focal distance.
|Approximate weight||1.7 kg(3.8 lb) (with battery or AC power adapter)|
|Dimensions (W x D x H)||227 mm x 64 mm x 189 mm (8.9 in. x 2.5 in. x 7.4 in.);
Maximum dimensions 239 mm x 99 mm x 215 mm (9.4 in. x 3.9 in. x 8.5 in.)
|Handheld controller||Controllable functions||Live mode, WiDER™ Gain control, Brightness, Zoom, Freeze image, Record still/video, Articulation control, Articulation lock, Menu access, Saved recording index access, Quick last image recall.|
|Approximate weight||0.3 kg (0.7 lb)|
|Dimensions (W x D x L)||49 x 59 x 334 mm (1.9 x 2.3 x 13.2 in.)|
|LCD monitor||6.5 in. daylight-view LCD, anti-reflective type|
|Power supply||Battery: 10.8 V nominal
AC power: 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz (with supplied AC adapter)
|Output connector||RCA composite video output|
|USB connector||Type A connector, Version 2.0 standards|
|Image manipulations||Seamless digital zoom from 0.5x to 2x, 8-step digital brightness control|
|Adjustable gain control||3-step adjustable gain control with exclusive WiDER™ brightness level balancing technology|
|Display text options||30-character title display|
|Recoding media||USB flash memory (1 GB standard, compatible with recommended USB flash device)|
|Overlay||Selectable 30 character title with date, time and system setting|
|Thumbnail image display||Recorded images can be displayed as thumbnails.|
|Still image recording||Resolution - NTSC: H640 x V480 (Pixel), PAL: H768 x V576 (Pixel)|
|Recording format - Compressed JPEG format|
|Size of a single image - Approximately 300 KB
(approximately 3,400 images per 1 GB memory)
|Video recording||Resolution - H640 x V480 (Pixel)|
|Recording format - AVI MPEG-4 format. Can be played on the Windows Media Player.|
|Size of a single image - Approximately 500 KB per second
(approximately 30 min. per 1 GB memory)
|Operating temperature||Insertion tube||In air: -25 to 80 °C (-13 to 176 °F)
In water: 10 to 30 °C (50 to 86 °F)
|Other parts||In air: -10 to 40 °C (-14 to 104 °F) (with battery)
0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F) (with AC power adapter)
|Relative humidity||All parts||15% to 90%|
|Liquid resistance||All parts||Operable when exposed to machine oil, light oil or 5% saline solution.|
|Waterproofing||Insertion tube||Operable underwater up to a water pressure equivalent to a depth of 1.2 m.|
|Other parts||Operable in blowing rain conditions (battery compartment must be closed). Not operable under water.|
CH5000C (USA type)
CH5000X (European type)
The battery provides long-lasting operations.
Protects the IPLEX TX monitor from scratches and dirt.
Enables you to operate the IPLEX TX while worn.
Covers the IPLEX TX insertion tube providing additional protection when used in very coarse environments.