Hawkeye borescopes, manufactured by the Gradient Lens Corporation, are well known throughout the world as a precision instrument. Hawkeye borescopes incorporate a patented technology in the manufacture of their lenses — allowing Hawkeye borescopes to provide a high quality image at a greatly reduced price.
You can purchase Hawkeye borescopes in the familiar rigid borescope configuration: these are available in 0.095 inch diameter — all the way up to 0.250 inch diameters. They also manufacture Hawkeye flexible borescopes, with a 18,000 fiber-optic bundle configuration. In the Hawkeye Pro borescope configuration, you will have 2-way articulation, while the Hawkeye classic flexible borescope uses a gooseneck which is constructed from plastic-coated metal — you just shape the gooseneck in the desired manner before you insert it. Hawkeye flexible borescopes are available in 0.200 inch diameter — 0.310 inch diameters.
You can also purchase specialized Hawkeye borescopes: the Hawkeye Blue borescope. These are special-purpose borescopes, and they are used when a wide field of view or special angle is needed. You can select Hawkeye blue borescopes with a number of different prisms — 0°, 30°, 70°, 90° or 110°.
You can also purchase Hawkeye blue borescopes in a flexible configuration as well — these use the normal fiber-optic technology, give a 2-way articulation and can be purchased in 2.5, 4.0, and 6.0 mm tube diameters. You can also purchase Luxxor and NOVA lighting attachments. If you will need to use your Hawkeye borescope on the go, you should choose the NOVA lighting accessories. On the other hand, for non-portable configurations, you can choose Luxxor light sources for your Hawkeye borescope. As you might expect, you can also use a Hawkeye borescope with a digital or video camera hookup to provide a documented record of all your inspections.
One of the most innovative designs in Hawkeye borescopes is their swing prism borescope. The Hawkeye blue swing prism borescope has a very small prism at the end-tip that pivots around, enabling you to have a greater field of view. The Hawkeye swing prism borescope will pivot from 16° — 118°, allowing you to see from within a 7° — 133° field of view.
But that’s not all: the Hawkeye swing prism borescope is also equipped with a focusing mechanism, and another mechanism allows you to rotate the tube 360° — with this Hawkeye borescope you can see everything, without having to turn the body of borescope around. Gone are the days of needing several different borescopes to get the job done — the Hawkeye swing prism borescope can replace them all, in certain situations.
Hawkeye borescopes are today used in many fields, with many applications. Hawkeye borescopes can be found in the aerospace industry, automotive industry (Hawkeye borescopes are routinely used for the inspection of engine and other automobile parts). In addition, Hawkeye borescopes are used for the inspection of fuel systems, hydraulic configurations, and for the inspection of precision-machine metal parts and components.
Hawkeye borescopes are also used by gunsmiths and gun manufacturers, for the inspection of rifle, shotgun, and pistol barrels-both during their manufacture and their repair, as well as their ongoing maintenance and cleaning.