PST 5 is a turn-key-ready system for the inline inspection of plastic hoses. Advanced inspection algorithms in combination with fast line-scan cameras and special LED-lights enable that even the smallest surface defects can be automatically detected and marked on the hose. In addition to its outstanding performance the main emphasis was laid upon the user-friendly operator interface (touchscreen operated) and a robust design. Switching between products can be done within seconds, since all product specific parameters are stored in recipe files. PST 5, with its slim footprint, can be intergrated in any hose extrusion line. Touchscreen/Computer unit and main sensor ring can also be separated, for installation in places with space constraints. Special guides to stabilize the hose can be mounted on the left and right side of the system sensor head.