Mentor Visual iQ HD VideoProbe™
Experience the power of HD video and 3D measurement in your video borescope inspections.
Designed with professional and advanced visual inspectors in mind, Waygate Technologies' visual inspection systems are built to meet the highest standards in image, video, and measurement capability.
The Mentor iQ Video Probe is an industrial videoscope featuring a military-grade portable design for ease of use in any industrial environment. With Mentor Visual iQ, you get the benefits of an HD inspection camera combined with integrated connectivity options that allow for advanced detection and in-the-moment collaborative decision making.
This versatile video borescope inspection tool offers a wide selection of interchangeable probes and platform configurations to enable thorough visual inspections and improve the Probability of Detection (POD) for high-value industrial assets. A bright LCD touchscreen display with superior viewing angles helps detect even the smallest indications.
All of this adds up to the most versatile, reliable, and comprehensive videoscope inspection camera available for your toughest industrial inspection challenges. This is matched with a wide selection of interchangeable probes to deliver reliability across multiple industries including Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Power Generation, Automotive, Food & Beverage, and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing.
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Mentor Visual iQ Videoscope Features
HD Borescope Imaging
Industry-leading 1.2-megapixel HD image resolution boasts high-quality images and videos for your inspections. When you can see clearly, you increase the probability of detection, speed up inspection workflow, and deliver results with confidence.
TrueSight™ Advanced Visual Inspection Software
TrueSight™ provides a blend of high resolution image capturing and processing functions, precision optics and a powerful suite of proprietary image transforms used to enable better visual inspection decisions.
The suite of image transforms is included in the Analyze model and available on Touch and Inspect models when ordering our Probability of Detection SW package.
This POD SW includes: Adaptive Noise Reduction (ANR), Dark Boost, Distortion Correction, Inverse+, Variable High Dynamic Range (VHDR) and Color Saturation.
Real3D™ Measurement - Advanced 3D Inspection Software
Real3D™ measurement combines fully surfaced point cloud visualization, advanced measurement algorithms and an insightful 3D Surface Mask to enable more accurate and repeatable measurement decisions. Choose from three measurement technologies (3D Phase, 3D Stereo and traditional stereo).
Each of these technologies is compatible with some or all of our measurement types to help get the measurement needed in multiple applications. They include basics like length, depth point to line and area, but also specialty types including depth profile, area depth profile and measurement plane. Real3D Measurement also utilizes a dynamic warning system that helps guide inspectors and avoid unintended errors.
Digital Tools and Connectivity
The Mentor Visual iQ is a connected device that hosts a suite of digital tools used to make inspections consistent and efficient. On-device software updates, anywhere in the world. Real-time live collaboration with experts and customer-managed secure rich tagged data storage recalled from the cloud, all tailored to meet individual inspection needs.
Constructed with military-grade durability (MIL-STD) to withstand the rigors of the industrial workplace, you can trust your Mentor Visual iQ videoscope device to deliver top performance in even the harshest environmental conditions.
Standard compliance and classifications:
- MIL-STD-810G United States Department of Defense Environment Tests Sections 501.5, 502.5, 506.5, 507.5, 509.5, 511.5, 514.5, 516.5, 521.3
- MIL-STD-461G United States Department of Defense - Electromagnetic Compatibility with RE102 and RS103 - ABOVE DECK
- Standards compliance Group 1 Class A; EN61326-1, IEC CB Scheme, UL/EN/CASE-C22.2 61010-1, IEC 62133, UN/DOT T1-T8, EU RoHS 2, EU RED Drective, ISTA 2G
- IP rating: IP65 (assembled), IP55 (disassembled)
Mentor Visual iQ Borescope Adapter
Adapt rigid borescopes and flexible fiberscopes to the Mentor Visual iQ VideoProbe.
The borescope adapter for Mentor Visual iQ combines optical clarity, durability, and high-temperature operation of a rigid borescope with the image capture and data management capability of the Mentor Visual iQ videoscope system. The borescope adapter connects to the handset of the Mentor Visual iQ system as an interchangeable probe, adding versatility to your visual inspection toolkit.
- Couples illumination from Mentor Visual iQ system to the borescope
- VGA camera captures live video at high resolution
- Minimizes cables and connections
- Enables all MViQ system data management features
- Adapts to all Waygate Technologies rigid borescopes and fiberscopes
- Can also adapt to rigid borescopes and fiberscopes from other manufacturers
Mentor Visual iQ 3D Measurement Use Cases:
Pipe Weld Inspections Example
Area Depth Profile for Enhanced Cross-Sections
We created a new measurement type we call area depth profile, where we’re able to place two cursors on one side of the weld, and a third cursor on the opposite side. Then, it can provide a view showing a cross-section of the weld at the measurement location.
Turbine Blade Inspection Example
Projected Plane Measurement Shows You What's Missing
The corner of a turbine blade may have broken off from the engine. We developed a new technology we refer to as projected plane measurement, where the user can position three cursors on the remaining face of the turbine blade to effectively extend the surface of the blade to where the corner used to be.
Lube Oil Pump Inspection Example
3D Phase Measuring for Pixel-Level Accuracy
With the Mentor Visual iQ is we’ve implemented anew mapping technology called 3D phase measuring. 3D phase measuring gives you the ability to look at every single pixel and the X,Y, Z value associated with it. Is it left right? Is it up down? Is it further from the camera or closer to the camera? With 3D phase measuring, we can give that one single pixel an X, Y, Z value.
Power Inspection Example
Real3D vs 2D Measurement
We were approached by a customer who requested our help in gaining additional measurement insights for their inspection protocols. When we were presented with their existing measurement data, we noticed that the previous measurements were taken by 2D imaging and only a length measurement capability. For us, and for our customer, the solution was simple. We knew this was a perfect task for the Mentor Visual iQ, so we performed a 3D measurement, and the customer gained the valuable insights they were previously lacking.
Real3D vs Stereoscopic Measurement
See How a "Correct" Stereoscopic Measurement Can be Wrong
In this video, we dissect an example of scanning two surfaces and their relationship to one another, and how a stereoscopic scan can yield a "correct" measurement - based upon the limitations of the technology - that in fact is not representative of what you are actually seeing. then we compare that same scan with Real3D to see what happened, why it happened, and why Real 3D is the far more accurate option for precision inspection.
How do I know which video borescope will fit my application?
Our support team offers consultations to help you figure out which Borescope will be best fit for your inspection device needs. Contact one of our experts.
What can this video borescope measure?
With the power of Real3D™, the MViQ can measure length, area, depth, multi-segment, depth profile, measurement plane and area depth profile.
What is the difference between HD and SD borescopes?
The Mentor Visual iQ has 1.2 megapixel HD sensors to increase image quality up to 1.7 times clearer than standard models operating at 440K pixels. This allows you to zoom into indications until they're nearly 70 percent larger, ensuring the most accurate analysis possible.
How does the rental process work with this borescope?
We work to get you your rental equipment fast, so you can lower your downtime. Learn more about our rental programs here.