Video inspection: General Tools & Instruments
The new PalmScope™ (DCS950) from General Tools & Instruments is a pocket-sized video inspection system built to survive the harsh environments of HVACR maintenance and plumbing. The instrument’s clamshell design allows the camera-tipped probe to be coiled safely and conveniently inside the device. Plus, it can be operated with one hand, leaving the other hand free to use tools. The PalmScope is capable of several HVACR and plumbing applications, such as detecting leaks and cracks in ducts and piping, inspecting for corrosion and deposit buildup, and reading hidden part and serial numbers. With just five control buttons—power on/off, brightness up, brightness down, video zoom and video flip— the company says the PalmScope is incredibly user-friendly. The video zoom button allows the user to zoom up to four times, increasing the odds of spotting elusive problems. The 180-degree video flip function makes it easier to read upside-down labels and serial numbers by instantly turning them right-side up.