IPLEX NX

A high-end industrial videoscope system combining portability with advanced functionality, and ease of use with durability. From high image quality inspection to retrieval operation, the versatility achieves various benefits beyond your experience.

Overview

The IPLEX NX brings you the most advanced technologies in IPLEX series. It provides a bright, high-resolution image even in large spaces through a high-quality image sensor, bright laser diode light source, high-level image processing technology, and Olympus's optical lens technology.


High-Quality Images for Clear Visualization Icon 01

The IPLEX NX is engineered to deliver high-resolution images. Its reliable image quality enables users to clearly identify trouble spots and defective areas, so inspectors can make correct judgments about crucial systems and technologies.


Exceptional Brightness and Impressive Images

Exceptional Brightness and Image Quality 01

View target areas clearer than ever before with IPLEX NX. A trio of enhancements - improved high-resolution CCD technology, intensely-bright laser diode illumination, and the innovative PulsarPic processor - achieve unprecedented image quality that is four times brighter than a conventional videoscope. Inspection targets are brightly illuminated even in large, wide spaces.

Exceptional Brightness and Image Quality 02

Noise Reduction (NR) Algorithm Control

Image noise, such as false color, often occurs on glossy surfaces, and random noise in low luminance images can be an obstacle for strict inspections. The new PulsarPic system carries our latest Noise Reduction (NR) algorithm fine-tuned for the IPLEX NX to generate images with less noise for easier decision-making.

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NR HIGH

NR HIGH

NR LOW

NR LOW

NR OFF

NR OFF


Large Touch-Screen Monitor

A vivid 8.4-inch touch-screen monitor delivers clear, bright images that are readable in any light.

Featuring an 8.4-inch screen, the largest in the IPLEX series, the IPLEX NX displays images that are 1.7 times larger than that of a conventional 6.5-inch monitor.

Large Touch-screen Monitor 01
Large Touch-screen Monitor 02

Comparison of Image Sizes


Excellent Image

Scrutinize the subtlest defects in the darkest or most reflective places and over wide areas with clear, bright images. The IPLEX NX videoscope’s sophisticated technology means you get the highest quality images possible for fast and precise inspections.

IPLEX NX

Conventional model (IPLEX FX)

Exceptional Resolution
Displays small faults

Melted Material

Melted Material - IPLEX NXMelted Material - Traditional Videoscope

Outstanding Brightness
Lights large cavities

Turbine

Turbine - IPLEX NXTurbine - Traditional Videoscope

Realistic Color Reproduction
Delivers vivid details

Welding

Welding - IPLEX NXWelding - Traditional Videoscope

Advanced Noise Reduction
Refines busy images

Combustion Chamber

Combustion Chamber - IPLEX NXCombustion Chamber - Traditional Videoscope

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The IPLEX NX is designed to make precise 3D measurements. Put Olympus’ advanced videoscope technology to work to get inspections that are precise and efficient.


Super Wide Field Stereo Measurement

Stereo Measurement measures the size or depth of defects such as cracks found during inspection. The redesigned optical system and enhanced technology achieve a dramatic expansion in the inspection area. Users can now identify and measure flaws from 2X further away in an inspection area 4X larger than conventional videoscopes. Stereo Measurement supplies 3D space information for specific points in an image through precise triangulation, providing accurate length, depth, and shape measurements. The IPLEX NX is designed, manufactured, and fine-tuned to deliver superior accuracy and image quality so inspectors can detect small cracks or defects that were previously measurable only at very close range.

* When contrasted with conventional φ6.0 mm scope model with a direct-viewing stereo optical adaptor.

Super Wide Field Stereo Measurement 01
Super Wide Field Stereo Measurement 02

IPLEX NX extended measurement area (left) can measure previously non-measurable types of defects (right)

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Larger inspection area makes it easier to observe larger defects.
* Even if the measurement is performed from the twice apart distance, IPLEX NX is as precise as a conventional model.
** In case of using φ6.0mm scope with direct-viewing stereo optical adapter, the diagonal length of the inspection area of IPLEX NX is almost 4 times of the conventional model.
Note: Actual viewing angle is wider than shown in this illustration.


Multi Spot-Ranging

The IPLEX NX features a unique multi Spot-Ranging function, enabling real-time measurement of the distance from the scope tip to multiple points on the inspection surface. This provides real-time surface shape information with no pause or break in the inspection.

Multi Spot-Ranging

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The IPLEX NX is simple to operate and user friendly. Even during long inspections, the NX delivers user comfort and excellent maneuverability, thanks to interchangeable scope units and TrueFeel scope tip articulation.


Multi-Position Design

The IPLEX NX can be configured six different ways to maximize user comfort. The touch-screen monitor can be positioned to maintain comfort when using the IPLEX NX in different environments. The monitor can even be detached from the main unit for added flexibility and convenience. Use the optional handheld remote controller for the utmost light and tactile control.

Multi-form factor

1.Bar top Style, 2.Up right Style, 3.Compact Style, 4.Flat Style, 5.Separate Style, 6.Case top Style


Interchangeable Scope Units

Interchangeable scope units

Pick the right one to fit the job. A single NX videoscope can be configured for varied inspections, with 6.0 mm scopes ranging in length from 3.5 m to 7.5 m and 4.0 mm scopes with lengths of 3.5 m and 5 m.


TrueFeel

TrueFeel

A newly employed electric motor further enhances TrueFeel operation, achieving rapid and responsive movement. Inspectors can easily control the scope through lightweight, comfortable operation that lessens user fatigue.  

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The Durable Tapered Flex Insertion Tube

The durable Tapared Flex insertion tube

Tapered Flex insertion tube combines superb maneuverability with optimized rigidity and flexibility for smooth scope insertion, enabling you to reach target areas quickly and easily.  Insertion tubes feature four layer construction with a tungsten outer braid for durability and resilience.

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The Ghost Image Function

Ghost Image enables inspectors to compare live images with images stored on the videoscope to contrast past and present conditions. This function makes it easier to monitor changes in components over time.

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InHelp Inspection Assist Software

InHelp Inspection Assist Software 01

InHelp inspection assist software simplifies data input and management, improving efficiency, simplifying inspections, and organizing stored images. Optional data sets provide a structure to manage your images.

InHelp Inspection Assist Software 02

InHelp inspection assist software (for reporting) makes your routine work simple and easy. With optional report templates matched to data sets, you can generate detailed reports with a few clicks.


Image sharing (optional)

Wi-Fi Function

Wireless-LAN connectivity enable multiple experts to monitor remote procedures at the same time by using an SD card equipped with commercially available wireless LAN, enhancing analysis speed and inspection accuracy. 

*Confirmed with Toshiba FlashAirWireless LAN SD card(operability confirmed)


Specifications

SCOPE UNIT
Model NoIV9435NIV9450NIV9635NIV9650NIV9675N
Insertion tubeScope diameterφ4.0 mmφ4.0 mmφ6.0 mmφ6.0 mmφ6.0 mm
Scope length3.5 m5.0 m3.5 m5.0 m7.5 m
ExteriorHigh-durability tungsten braid
Tube flexibilityUniform stiffnessTapered Flex insertion tube with flexibility gradually increasing toward the distal end.
Optical systemField of viewSelectable by optical tip adapter
Adapter for Stereo measurement attachable
Direction of view
IlluminationHigh-intensity laser diode
Articulation SectionArticulation angle
up/down/right/left
130°180°150°
Articulation operationTrueFeel scope tip articulation with electronic power-assist.
BASE UNIT
Dimensions (W xD x H)320(W) x 310(H) x 180(D) mm
Weight3.9 kg
Approx. system weight (with battery and SDHC card)7.1 kg7.2 kg7.3 kg7.4 kg7.6 kg
LCD monitor8.4-inch daylight-view touch screen LCD, clear type
Input/Output TerminalInput terminalS-Video
Output terminalVGA
USB connectorType A connector, Version 2.0 standards
Power supplyBattery: 14.8 V nominal, approx. 100-minute operating time. AC power: 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz (with supplied AC adaptor)
Recording mediaSDHC card and USB flash memory(Still image recording only)
Still image recordingResolutionH768 x V576 (Pixel)H1024 x V768 (Pixel)
Recording formatCompressed JPEG format
Video recordingResolutionH768 x V576 (Pixel)H1024 x V768 (Pixel)
Recording formatMPEG-4 AVC (H.264) format, Windows Media Player compatible
Stereo measurementDistanceDistance 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.

Optical Adapter Specifications
OPTICAL ADAPTER VARIATION

Optical systemDistal end

Field of viewDirection of viewDepth of field*1Outer diameter*2Distal end*3
φ4.0 mm Optical AdaptersAT80D/FF-IV94N80°Forward35 to ∞ mmφ4.0 mm20.1 mm
AT120D/NF-IV94N120°Forward2 to 200 mmφ4.0 mm20.2 mm
AT120D/FF-IV94N120°Forward17 to ∞ mmφ4.0 mm20.1 mm
AT100S/NF-IV94N100°Side2 to 15 mmφ4.0 mm22.9 mm
AT100S/FF-IV94N100°Side8 to ∞ mmφ4.0 mm22.9 mm
AT70D/70D-IV94N70°/70°Forward5 to 200 mmφ4.0 mm22.3 mm
AT50S/50S-IV94N50°/50°Side3 to 150 mmφ4.0 mm26.7 mm
φ6.0 mm Optical AdaptersAT50D/FF-IV96N50°Forward50 to ∞ mmφ6.0 mm21.3 mm
AT80D/FF-IV96N80°Forward20 to ∞ mmφ6.0 mm21.3 mm
AT120D/NF-IV96N120°Forward7 to 300 mmφ6.0 mm21.4 mm
AT120D/FF-IV96N120°Forward19 to ∞ mmφ6.0 mm21.4 mm
AT120S/NF-IV96N120°Side4 to 150 mmφ6.0 mm26.6 mm
AT120S/FF-IV96N120°Side20 to ∞ mmφ6.0 mm26.6 mm
AT90D/90D-IV96N90°/90°Forward5 to 250 mmφ6.0 mm25.0 mm
AT70S/70S-IV96N70°/70°Side4 to 250 mmφ6.0 mm31.2 mm

*1. Indicates the viewing distance with optimal focus.
*2. The adaptor can be inserted into a ø4.0 mm and ø6.0 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.

IPLEX NX OPERATING ENVIRONMENT
Operating temperatureInsertion tubeIn air : -25 to 100 °C
Other partsIn air : -21 to 49 °C(with battery)
In air : 0 to 40 ℃ (with AC power adapter)
Relative humidityAll parts15 to 90 %
Liquid resistanceAll partsOperable when exposed to machine oil, light oil or 5 % saline solution.
WaterproofingInsertion tubeOperable under water with viewing tip adaptor attached.
Not operable underwater with stereo measurement tip adaptors.
IV94 series - Up to an equivalent to 5 m (16.4 ft) in depth.  IV96 series - Up to an equivalent to 7.5 m (24.6 ft) in depth
Other partsOperable in blowing rain conditions (battery compartment must be closed). Not operable under water.

MIL-STD COMPLIANCE
The operating environment performance is confirmed by the following MIL-STD-810F/G and MIL-STD-461F.
No warranty is given as to damage-free under any conditions. Please ask Olympus sales representative for details.
TypeMethod
VibrationMIL-STD-810G, Method 514.6, Procedure Ⅰ (General vibration test)
ShockMIL-STD-810G, Method 516.6, Procedure Ⅳ (Transit drop test)
Water ResistanceMIL-STD-810G,Method 506.5, Procedure Ⅰ (Rain and Blowing rain test)
HumidityMIL-STD-810G,Method 507.5
Salt FogMIL-STD-810G, Method 509.5
Sand and DustMIL-STD-810G, Method 510.5, Procedure Ⅰ (Blowing dust test)
Icing/Freezing RainMIL-STD-810G, Method 521.3
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)MIL-STD-461F Above Deck
Explosive AtmosphereMIL-STD-810G, Method 511.5 (Operation in an explosive atmosphere test)

DIMENSIONS

IPLEX NX DIMENSIONS

Accessories

Remote Control Unit

Remote Control Unit

MAJ-2260

This small handheld remote controller enables users to easily adjust functions such as brightness, zooming, display switching, recording, joystick operation, spot ranging, activating the measurement function, etc. 


Long LCD Cable

Long LCD Cable

MAJ-2261

This 2-meter long LCD cable enables inspection while placing the main unit and the monitor up to 2 meters from each other.


Rigid Sleeve Sets

Rigid Sleeve Sets

MAJ-1253 (for 6.0 mm insertion tube)
MAJ-1737 (for 4.0 mm insertion tube)

Sets are available for 6.0 mm and 4.0 mm scopes. Each set consists of three rigid sleeves in lengths of 250 mm, 340 mm, and 450 mm.


Lithium-Ion Battery

Lithium-ion Battery

Lithium-Ion Battery
NP-L7S
Battery Charger
JL-2PLUS/OL-0 (115 V type)
JL-2PLUS/OL-1 (220 V type)

The carrying case is designed to carry one battery charger and two batteries. With a full set of batteries, the IPLEX NX system is ready for inspection anywhere, anytime.


Optical Adapter

Optical Adapter

The IPLEX NX has a complete and comprehensive range of tip adaptors to meet the optical requirements of any application.

Smart Tip™
*Smart Tip is a function to recognize the optical adapter automatically.


Scope Case

Scope Case

MAJ-2262

Interchangeable scope units can be safely stowed and carried comfortably to inspection venues.


Application Photo Gallery

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Combustion Chamber 01

Combustion Chamber

Combustion Chamber 02

Combustion Chamber

Combustion Chamber 03

Combustion Chamber

Turbine 01

Turbine

Turbine 02

Turbine

Material Surface

Material Surface

Hairline Crack

Hairline Crack

Melted Material

Melted Material

Rusted Pipe

Rusted Pipe

High Pressure Turbine (Movie)

Low Pressure Turbine (Movie)

Combustion Chamber (Movie)

IPLEX NX Application Images

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Multi-position Design

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Resources

Videos

IPLEX NX Promotion Video
IPLEX NX Function Overview