FOR NEARLY A CENTURY, LENOX INSTRUMENT COMPANY has been serving customers
by solving their most challenging, and often hostile, remote image acquisition.
LENOX INSTRUMENT COMPANY’S founder, Dr. George Crampton,
a renowned ophthalmologist, created the first industrial
borescope to inspect for flaws inside steam turbines. During
the 1930s, he supplied borescopes for inspecting hard to reach
and often dark locations.
In the early ’40s, Dr. Crampton joined with John Lang as they
began designing and manufacturing borescopes and
periscopes for the war effort. This included a new use for the
borescope, inspection of gun barrels to identify flaws and
wear. In 1942, Lenox began producing a borescope for the first
nuclear application, The Manhattan Project. This new instrument
was used to inspect tubes near the radioactive pile. It
allowed the operator to inspect and photograph the interior of
the tube remotely.
In the early 1950s, Lenox initiated their production of OEM
Boiler Cameras. Also during the ’50s, Lenox designed and manufactured
borescopes to detect flaws in the wings of the
largest U.S. bomber fleet at the time, the B-47.
Throughout the 1960s and into the ’80s, Lenox developed the
custom Xenon Chamberscope for Pratt & Whitney to inspect the
turbine blades of the JT9 engine, which insured the turbines
were performing reliably.
During the 1980s, Lenox introduced the Autoscope, the first
economical, small-scale, rigid borescope esigned for automobile
and small airplane engine inspections. In 1988, Lenox
introduced the FireSight, the world’s first boiler camera with a
remotely-controlled iris, which eliminates blooming on the
|Lenox: The Obvious Choice
|Lenox Borescope Products
Over the course of our history, Lenox has earned a reputation for innovation in the development of industrial
borescope technology that meets the most demanding requirements and for our ability to provide
the highest quality optical images that technology will allow. Lenox borescopes are high-quality Remote
Visual nspection (RVI) instruments designed to view internal or difficult-to-reach places, where your eye
cannot go, without aving to destroy, disassemble or tear apart what you are inspecting. They are selfilluminating
and deliver a brightly lit, magnified, high-resolution image of the inspected area to the eyepiece
or color display/monitor.
Affordable, easy-to-use, high-resolution,
remote imaging systems featuring 4-way tip
articulation and a control/display handpiece
with a 6.4” LCD display and digital image capture
and transfer to computer.
Steerable 2 or 4-way tip articulation that allows maximum flexibility,
while ensuring bright, clear viewing of a full range of views. All scopes
are sealed and waterproof.
Quality, high-performance products of all metal construction with computer-
designed optical systems, which produce an abundance of near-
100%-white light and the highest possible resolution.
Flexible and semi-rigid miniature borescopes, available with diameters
as small as 0.5mm (.020”).
|Sectional Extendable Borescopes
Units are modular in design and allow the user to add extender sections
to provide very long working lengths with exceptional image resolution.
Custom solutions for demanding applications involving temperature
extremes, corrosive environments, explosive or flammable atmospheres
and radiation exposure.
Light sources, including high-intensity, portable, explosion-proof and
ultraviolet; light cables; still and video camera systems; digital recording
devices; environmental protection, including protective shrouds and adiation-
High-Temperature Camera Systems
Lenox FireSight high-temperature, remote viewing, boiler and
furnace camera systems provide clear, crisp, real-time images
of combustion and other internal processes in boilers, furnaces,
kilns, incinerators and a variety of hot area monitoring
applications. Portable and fixed, air and water-cooled
FireSight systems are available for service in high-temperature,
hostile environments up to 4250°F (2345°C).
Lenox high-temperature camera systems perform reliably in
hundreds of power, steel, glass, paper, cement, refinery,
petrochemical and trash-to-steam installations. These systems
are supported 24/7 and are backed by an industry leading