The new PalmScope from General Tools & Instruments is more than the world’s first full-featured, pocket-sized video inspection system. It’s also a rugged device that’s built to survive harsh environments and rigorous tasks, which makes it suitable for woodworking plants and manufacturing facilities, according to the company.
The PalmScope offers a cost-effective way to visually inspect hazardous or inaccessible areas without the need for disassembly or repositioning, such as inspecting machinery, reading hidden serial numbers and locating lost items.
“Retailing for less than $150, the PalmScope sets a new standard for video inspection affordability, utility and convenience,” the company said in a statement. “About the size of a smartphone and weighing about half a pound, the instrument is easy to carry around, especially using the included nylon pouch with belt clip. Its unique clamshell design allows the camera-tipped probe to be coiled safely and conveniently inside the device. Plus, it can be operated with one hand.
“Just five control buttons – power on/off, brightness up, brightness down, video zoom and video flip – make it practical and user-friendly. Zoom video up to 4X to spot elusive problems, information or objects. Press the 180-degree video flip button to instantly turn upside-down labels and serial numbers right-side up.”
For a demonstration, visit Booth No. 5972 at IWF.