Process of the repair
The first and initial step to any kind of repair is usually an assessment and inspection of the defect. This is to gauge the severity of the defects and the repair parts it may need. Similarly, a technician first inspects all the defects and is able to draft a quote of what is needed to be done and the financial budget that is involved. Any part of the rigid scope could be the defects; there are different repair parts of the rigid scope which includes:
- The optical parts
- The image bundles
- The eyepieces
- Light fiber tube assembly
- Inner/outer tubing parts
- Misc part
The technician repairing the rigid scope should inculcate state of art equipment. He/ she should be highly trained and experience, failure to that your rigid scope can as well be among the waste on the skip bins. Knowledge of different types of rigid scopes is also very much desirable. Sometimes it is much relevant for the technician repairing the rigid scope to be trained by the manufacturer, at this juncture; the technician is well versed with all the parts of the scope and can be able to repair it. The repair should be able to bring the rigid scope to the condition it was from the manufacturer.
Mishandling the rigid scope might also lead to increase complications, which in turns leads to higher repair cost.
For the repair taking place, there is an evaluation done to the scope to check color, the output and the clarity. When the repair is finished, the scope can be handed back, but of course with a warranty. Nobody would want to use the scope for a few weeks and incur the cost of repairing it again. That is why it is recommended that the technician handling the rigid scope to be qualified and possess relevant experience.
Once the rigid scope is done being repaired, it must pass vigorous inspection and tests in the lab to make sure that it is working correctly. A failed rigid scope can bring about difficulties in hospital and clinics. The repair should be done using the parts’ recommended by the manufacturer or quality OEM parts. Use of other parts that are not compatible with the rigid scope might bring defects in the long run, though it may work when tested.
The rigid scope should then be handled with people who know how to use it. It has been noted that poor use of the rigid scope is what in the long run cause the said defects.
Some repairers use scope tracker software that is able to track the defects and then repair a Rigid Scope. When your rigid scopes are in good condition, there is ease of activities.