The German made Schölly mining fiberscopes are constructed for tough industrial handling. Schölly mining fiberscopes comprise five layers of protective coverings namely stainless steel, nylon, PVC and silicon that protect the fiber bundle from external damage and ingress of water or dust.
The sheathing of the Schölly mining fiberscopes provides good resistance to crushing and over bending and stretching. The fiber bundle itself represents good fiber technology.
Schölly mining fiberscopes use a single fused quartz fiber made up of thousands of individual image points or pixels that have a diameter of just 3 microns.
Schölly mining fiberscopes can also be made to the desired custom length and diameter depending on your application. A standard 14 mm diameter because of Schölly mining fiberscopes’ more robust construction is recommended.
Technical details of the Schölly mining fiberscopes:
- Working diameter 14mm
- Working length 2, 3, 4, 4.5, 5, 6, 7, 8 Metres
- Viewing direction 90 degrees
- Image bundle 30,000 pixels
- Depth of field 10 mm to infinity
- Cap lamp adapter to suit colliery cap lamps
- Depth markings on scope shaft
One of the useful techniques and cost-effective solutions for assessing colliery roof stability is the Schölly Mining Fiberscope for use with a cap lamp adapter.
CSIRO Mining & Exploration Qcat and Strata Engineering Boolaroo, are using the popular Schölly mining fiberscope for regular mapping, of lithological contacts and geotechnical defects in the roof and floor of the mine workings.
The Schölly mining fiberscopes are available from INLINE Systems.