OLYMPUS iPLEX YS Industrial Videoscope

Olympus IPLEX YS Industrial Videoscope

Extra-long 30 m industrial videoscope which is equipped with innovative laser illumination and scope articulation technologies. It delivers unprecedented image quality and maneuverability.

Outstanding Operability

Air articulation offers unparalleled flexibility at any length

The versatile IPLEX YS features innovative air articulation technology, letting you freely manipulate scope articulation with the compact palm-held controller. Since the insertion tube need not be fully extended, you can unroll only the length which is needed for the inspection and leave the rest neatly and safely coiled on the internal storage drum.

Direction and location of target are accurately revealed during inspections

During inspections, it is sometimes difficult to determine the area and direction being displayed on an inspected image. The IPLEX YS features an integrated gravity sensor that provides an on-screen orientation of the inspected image, clearly differentiating up from down.
An optional length indicator can display the scope length inserted into an object on the screen; it can also be reset for a relative length from a given point in an inspection area. Utilising these functions, you can confidently proceed with inspections knowing they will be able to clearly identify inspected positions.

Operates efficiently even in hostile environments

During field maintenance, inspections must proceed even where rough objects and dusty, drip-laden environments can present obstacles. The IPLEX YS insertion tube is engineered for high resistance to abrasion and can be inserted into a wide range of objects, even those with rough surfaces. The lens cleaning system blows away fine dust and drip residue on the scope tip, ensuring efficient inspections that produce clear images.

All-in-one package permits easy portability

All-in-one package permits easy portability
Not only can the IPLEX YS handle complete inspections, its all-in-one design lets you conduct them almost anywhere. At sites lacking an AC power supply, it can be powered by a lithium-ion battery. The scope articulation is operable with a small CO2 cartridge; no bulky air compressor is needed.

Unsurpassed Image Quality

Pioneering laser illumination technology for exceptional brightness

Pioneering laser illumination technology for exceptional brightnessThe IPLEX YS is the first industrial videoscope to incorporate laser illumination, 2X brighter than a conventional long-length videoscope, featuring low power consumption. It offers a comprehensive range of interchangeable optical adaptors for optimal magnification and direction. You can easily view a wide variety of inspection environments.
IPLEX YS provides laser illumination to the scope tip for exceptional brightness.

Clear, crisp images in every environment

The 6.5 in. daylight-view monitor delivers vivid images both indoor and outdoors. Our unique image processing capability, WiDER (Wide Dynamic Extended Range), brings out detail in shadowed and highlighted areas to produce bright, contrast-balanced images across the entire depth of field.

Precise Diagnosis

Accurate post-inspection analysis

Accurate post-inspection analysis
The IPLEX YS provides a number of post-inspection functions to support your analyses. You can record JPEG still images and AVI movies into a removable Compact Flash card or USB flash drive, and use the ImageNotepad to enter extended descriptions on recorded images. While you type, a list of predicted words is displayed when you enter a letter, simplifying and accelerating text input. Your descriptions are immediately accessible as part of each image when inspected data is transferred to a computer.

Reliable defect detection with Stereo Measurement

Reliable defect detection with Stereo Measurement
Depth measurement mode
Stereo Measurement technology permits accurate, three-dimensional defect measurement at any target angle. You can easily measure size, depth, and area of erosion, corrosion, and waste during inspection. Quantitatively measured calculations of a defect ensure inspection reliability.
Our unique Spot-Ranging function, the industry's only real-time tip-to-target distance measurement feature, navigates the scope tip to the optimum distance from a target. You can then easily determine whether the tip is close enough to calculate the most accurate measurement on the first try.

>>See demonstration of all measurement modes

Convenient image data management

inhelp viewer
InHelp Viewer software features image data management and precise measurement of objects in recorded images. Available free from our website, InHelp Viewer is ideal for remote users to re-measure or validate saved-measurement results. This advanced software features information editing and report generation, enabling you to efficiently prepare inspection reports.

IPLEX YS Industrial Videoscope is built-to-order.

Insertion Tube
Model No.Scope DiameterScope LengthExteriorArticulation angle
IV88300Yφ8.5 mm (0.335 in)30 m (98.4 ft)High durability
tungsten braid
Articulation MechanicsScope tip articulation by pneumatic pressure
Illumination methodLaser diode illumination
Gravity sensorIndicating gravity directions of the scope tip
Temperature sensor2-stage indicator for high temperature warning
Lens cleaning functionCleaning fine drip and dust on the scope tipe blowing by air
Main Unit
Dimensions (W x D x H)472 mm x 522 mm x 380 mm (18.6 in x 20.6 in x 15.0 in)
System WeightApprox. 26 kg (57.3 lb)
LCD monitor6.5-inch daylight-view LCD, anti-reflective type
Power SupplyInternal battery: 14.8V nominal, 120-minute operating time
AC power: 100 V to 240V, 50/60 Hz (with supplied AC adapter)
Air Gas Provision MethodCompact CO2 cartridge or Air compressor
Hardware ConnectorsVideo OutputS-Video, Composite BNC,
Audio InputExternal microphone, 3.5 mm mono jack
Auxiliary ConnectorTwo-way communication connector
USBOne USB connector
Software Controls
Image Controls3X digital zoom, 9 step digital brightness control, 5 step contrast adjustment for frozen and retrieved images
Adjustable Gain Control4 step adjustable gain control with exclusive WiDER® brightness level balancing technology.
Exposure ControlAdjustable CCD exposure time. PAL: 20 ms to 500 ms, NTSC: 17 ms to 500 ms
Color EnhancementMonochrome mode or Color Emphasis of red, blue or all primary colors
Recording Management Functions
Recording MediaCompact Flash card (1GB standard, compatible with recommended Compact Flash cards up to 4GB). USB Flash Drive recommended.
Internal Memory1GB standard
Overlay30-character title with date, time and system settings. Additional data can be input to an image using the ImageNotepad® tool which provides the capability to insert up to 10 additional descriptions to an image, displayed by categories and contents.
Thumbnail image displayRecorded images can be displayed as thumbnails.
Still image RecordingResolution (pixel)NTSC: 640 x 480, PAL: 768 x 576
Video RecordingRecording FormatJPEG - Super high quality, high quality, standard quality
TIFF - Uncompressed (for Stereo Tip Adapters only)
Resolution (pixel)NTSC: 320 x 240/640 x 480, PAL: 384 x 288/768 x 576
Recording FormatAVI format, Motion JPEG compression, Windows
Media Player compatible
Audio RecordingRecording FormatWAV format, 60 sec max.
Stereo Measurement Functions
DistanceDistance between two points.
Point-to-LinePerpendicular distance between a point and a user-defined line.
DepthOrthogonal depth/height distance between a point and a user-defined plane.
Area/LinesMultiple point circumference and area measurement
ProfilePlot of cross section between two points
MultiMultiple measurements (distance, point-to-line, area and line) between two points
OffsetPoint-to-Line measurement with a parallel line passing on a measurement point
Operating Environment
Operating TemperatureInsertion TubeIn air: -25 to 100ºC (-13 to 212°F) , In water: 10 to 30ºC (50 to 86°F)
Parts other than aboveIn air: -10 to 40ºC (14 to 104°F)
Relative HumidityAll parts15 to 90%
Liquid ResistanceAll partsOperable when exposed to machine oil, light oil or 5% saline solution.
WaterproofingInsertion TubeOperable underwater up to a water pressure equivalent to a depth of 30 m.
Not operable underwater with stereo measurement tip adapters.
Remote controller and LCD monitorOperable in rain. Not operable underwater.
Parts other than aboveNeither waterproof nor rain-proof

Tip Adapter Optical Specifications

Optical Tip adapter Variation
 Optical systemDistal end
Field of viewDirection of viewDepth of field*1Outer diameter*2Distal end*3
Viewing Tip AdaptersAT120D/NF-IV88Y120ºForward4 to 190 mmø8.5 mm30.7 mm
AT120D/FF-IV88YForward25 to ∞ mm
AT120S/NF-IV88YSide1 to 25 mm35.6 mm
AT120S/FF-IV88YSide5 to ∞ mm
Stereo Tip AdaptersAT60D/60D-IV88Y60º/60ºForward/Forward5 to ∞ mmø8.5 mm36.9 mm
AT60S/60S-IV88YSide/Side4 to ∞ mm39.6 mm

*1. Indicates the optimal focal distance of the tip adapter.
*2. The adapter can be inserted into a ø8.5 mm hole when it is mounted on the scope.
*3. Indicates the length of the rigid portion at the scope's distal end when mounted.

Optical Tip adapters

Optical Tip Adapters
A range of the IPLEX YS tip adapters meets the optical requirements of various applications.

Gas cartridge

Gas cartridge
The portable CO2 cartridge can be fixed onto the IPLEX YS, letting you manipulate scope articulation without a bulky compressor. Note: Please consult a sales representative for the recommended model.

Length indicator

Length indicator
Indicates how far the insertion tube is inserted into an object
(Available early 2011)

Pushing rod

Pushing rod
Provides support for inserting the scope tip into a deep area

Battery & Battery charger

Battery & Battery charger
One battery lasts approximately 2 hours under normal operating conditions. Re-charge time: 90 minutes.

LCD monitor extension cable

LCD monitor extension cable
Lets you operate the main unit while moving freely around an extended area.

Remote controller extension cable

Remote controller extension cable
Extends the remote control cable, permitting free movement during operation.

What is Stereo Measurement?

Stereo measurement tip adapters have two lenses like human eyes, which allow accurate measurements in three dimensions at any angle.

These movies show the versatility of the Stereo Measurement modes.



By specifying two points, the cross-section shape between the points is displayed on the right screen.

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