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July 7, 2008  By

July 7, 2008., Billerica, MA - GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies announces the release of its revolutionary XL Go VideoProbe®. 

xlJuly 7, 2008., Billerica, MA – GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies announces the release of its revolutionary XL Go VideoProbe®. Weighing only 3.8 lbs., the XL Go is the most portable, lightweight, high-resolution video borescope available to tackle inspections in small, hard to reach places. Applications include the inspection of windmills, pipelines, gas turbines, steam turbines, aircraft engines, automotive engines, underground sewer lines, steam generators or heat exchangers to detect any damage or defects without disassembly.

Powered by a lithium ion battery, the XL Go is cordless and has no tethers, offering increased access and flexibility during inspections. Its compact design and shipping case is small enough that it can be classified as carry-on luggage. The system’s durable tungsten braided insertion tube has 360-degree articulation, allowing for navigation in tight applications.

Additionally, the XL Go has brilliant light output for outstanding image quality. LED light is routed through a fiber optic bundle, projecting the inspection image onto a high resolution LCD screen. The easy-to-use, interactive user menus make navigation increasingly intuitive for inspectors.

The XL Go is housed in high impact resistant polycarbonate, equipping it for greater product durability. The VideoProbe is also designed to withstand harsh environments, and makes use of double threaded optical tips to eliminate the risk of foreign object damage.


Inspection results are captured as high-resolution images or MPEG4 video for analysis or collaboration. USB data ports for flash memory thumb drives enable additional data storage.

About GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies

GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies is part of GE Enterprise Solutions, a $5 billion business helping customers compete and win in a changing global environment by combining the power of GE’s unique expertise and intelligent technology to drive customers’ productivity and profitability. GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies is a leading innovator in advanced measurement, sensor-based and inspection solutions that deliver accuracy, productivity and safety to its customers. The company designs and manufactures sensing instruments that measure temperature, pressure, moisture, gas and flow rate for demanding customer applications. It also designs, manufactures and services inspection equipment, including radiographic, ultrasonic, remote visual and eddy current, that monitors and tests materials without disassembly, deforming or damaging them. GE Sensing & Inspection’s products are used in a wide range of industries, including oil & gas, power generation, aerospace, transportation and healthcare. The company has 4,700 employees at more than 40 facilities in 25 countries worldwide.


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