Good vision into hard-to-reach areas 15.06.2012 With its new five inch monitor and a high-resolution image sensor Micro-Epsilon Eltrotec's video endoscope Top-Line grants insights into the interior of large gear units in wind turbines, pipes and cavities. With video endoscopy, gear units no longer need to be disassembled for system maintenance. The Top-Line endoscope provides working probes with diameters of 4, 6 or 8 mm, each with a 4x130° probe tip articulation and a large field of view. Thanks to the new image sensor and increased monitor resolution highly accurate images can be displayed in brilliant colours or stored on SD cards as pictures or video clips. Working lengths from 1.5 to 6 m with a focal range of up to 50 mm are available. An integrated glass fibre bundle provides highly efficient illumination of the inspection site. A high-performance light source powered by a rechargeable battery or an adjustable xenon light source may be used for inspections. A language switch feature, zoom and memory functions for images and videos are integrated into the handle. Buttons may be operated using one hand to simplify operation in difficult environments. Delivery includes a complete set in a robust aluminium case with charger, LED light source, spare rechargeable battery and 90° mirror head. Inspection of weld seams and large gear units and the detection of cavities and voids in cast components are just some of a large number of applications for this video endoscope.