For on-site remote inspection, Titan Tool Supply
Inc. has introduced two portable articulating
video borescopes. The instruments feature two-
way articulation (120°) with onboard stand-
alone image processing and battery-powered
operation. Model TTSVS.6-1 has a braided,
stainless steel waterproof insertion tube mea-
suring 1 m long and 5. 7 mm in diameter, and it
is resistant to oil, fuel and 3.5% concentrated
salt water. Model TTSVS. 6-3 is identical but with
an insertion tube length of 3 m. A 3.5-in. LCD
screen with 320 ; 240-pixel resolution provides
clear images. Four built-in LED lights with inten-
sity control and automatic white balance en-
hance image quality, including on highly reflec-
tive surfaces. The units include 5; electronic
zoom control and depth of field from 3 to
50 mm, with a 65° wide field of view.
Titan Tool Supply Inc.
For fluorescence imaging, optical tweezers and
Raman spectroscopy applications, Laser Quan-
tum Ltd. has announced the redesigned Ventus
532 green lasers. The family of products, which
was launched in 2001 as midpower green lasers
for scientific laboratories, has grown to include a
power range from 50 m W to 1.5 W, with a
number of laser heads. The redesign includes a
more compact head and improvements in beam
quality. Noise levels are down from 2% to 0.5%
(0.15% for the higher powers), and power stabil-
ity has been reduced from 2% to 0.4%. M2, di-
vergence and weight also have been improved.
The compact devices produce a diffraction-lim-
ited beam, offer a lifetime of > 40,000-h mean
time to failure, are hermetically sealed and have
a permanently aligned cavity.
Laser Quantum Ltd.