Inspection cameras with 8mm, or optional 5.5mm, camera probes expand the RS range and set new standards of value for money
HONG KONG, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has expanded its range of RS inspection cameras with two new low-cost kits that bring borescope/fibrescope capability within even easier reach for budget-conscious engineers.
The cameras allow engineers responsible for maintaining or repairing machinery or buildings to carry out detailed inspections and check the general condition to identify corrosion, leaks, damage, broken parts, pipe blockages, cable health or compliance labelling in hard-to-reach areas. The units are extremely rugged, having been tested over the normal ambient operating-temperature range of 0 degree Celsius to 55 degree Celsius and for short-term use over the range -20 degree Celsius to 80 degree Celsius. They are also proven to be resistant to a wide range of chemicals and solvents including oil, fuel and brake fluid.
The new basic camera, TF3309H80, features a high-resolution 640 x 480 VGA display and comes with an 8mm VGA camera wand that can be inserted in hard-to-reach locations to capture images. The wand has a wide viewing angle and up to 4x zoom with built-in LED lighting and high detector sensitivity to capture clear images even in low-light conditions. Also joining the range, the TF3319HLMX with identical resolution and VGA wand adds the ability to record still and video images.
Both new models can be fitted with an optional 5.5mm-diameter camera head, which can be inserted in small pipes or extremely space-constrained locations. The camera head connects to the main unit via its flexible IP67-rated pipe, which is 1.5m in length, allowing inspections to be carried out over longer distances. A hook, magnet and mirror accessory kit is also available.
“Our innovative range of inspection cameras delivers professional quality and exceptional value. The first model has already achieved record sales within only nine months of launch,” said Ben Lawton, Head of Tools & Consumables at RS. “We are continuing to develop this family with today’s launch of two new models and extra options that establish unprecedented affordability among instruments of this class.”
About RS Components
RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer around 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include semiconductors, interconnect, passives and electromechanical, automation and control, electrical, test and measurement, tools and consumables.
Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2014 had revenues of GBP1.27bn.
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