Aven Mighty Cam HDMI Color Camera: Measurement Ease with Built-In Software

Aven’s sophisticated Mighty Cam HDMI Color Camera has integrated measurement software and an SD card, allowing precise quality control inspection without a computer. By eliminating outside software or a laptop for image processing, the Aven HDMI Color Camera reduces workbench space, avoids software installation or updating, and removes compatibility concerns. Engineers, inspectors and research technicians simply need a monitor, as the camera’s HDMI port allows a direct link. Users can save five sets of measurement data on the SD card, which simplifies comparisons and record-keeping.

Features also include a calibration scale, crosshair grid for quick gauging, edge detection and individual RGB contrast adjustments. The advanced software detects gray scale gradations and can measure a line, circle, radius, angle and parallel lines in millimeters or inches. Video is captured at 30 frames per second on the built-in 4G memory card. Freeze-frame capability yields crisp, high-resolution images without motion blur. White balance and exposure can be automatic or one-click mouse functions.


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Aven Mighty Cam HDMI Color Camera

Announcing AvenSafetyTools.com

Aven has launched AvenSafetyTools.com, which offers a vast selection of safety tools for critical applications. The website includes non-sparking, non-magnetic, and anti-corrosive tools for a safer work environment.

A single spark from a tool in the presence of gas, liquids, or explosives can cause catastrophic injury and property damage. Aven Safety Tools offers high-quality non-sparking tools that give users the ability to complete tasks without putting anything or anyone at risk. These specialized tools are available in beryllium copper, stainless steel, titanium, or insulated.

Specific products include: wrenches, hammers, knives and scrapers, brushes, pliers, chisels and bars, punches, screwdrivers, shears and wedges, containers, sockets, and a variety of non-sparking tool kits.

For more information, call (734) 973-0099 or visit www.avensafetytools.com

Choosing The Right Digital Inspection System

Choosing the right Digital Inspection system can be confusing. There are many different types of systems available today at price points ranging from $150 to over $10,000.

It is important to clearly establish what functions you expect the system to perform and what you hope to accomplish with the system.  For example, will this be used at a desk infrequently for quick inspection or in a quality lab to take measurements or on a production line to reduce eye fatigue or for a variety of different applications.

Below are typical types of digital microscopes on the market today with typical applications.

USB Digital Microscope

These scopes are generally lower cost and provide quick magnification on a computer. Most come with software that allows you to capture images and perform basic measurement functions. General magnification ranges from 10x-50x.

Typical Applications:  Spot Check Inspection and Measurement, Portable for Field Applications


Dual HDMI & USB Output Scopes

These systems tend to be larger in size and higher in cost than a USB Digital Microscope. They allow the user the convenience of looking at an image directly on a HD Monitor without a computer, but also when needed a user can connect a computer to capture images and perform basic measurements.    Higher end systems like this may have an auto focus feature.
Typical Applications:  Presentations/Classrooms, Quality Controls, Low Magnification Product Line work.
Example: Aven Cyclops

Auto Focus HDMI Systems

These systems are the most advanced and generally feature a high quality HD camera with nearly instantaneous auto focus.  In most cases, systems of this type offer a greater working distance and ease of use to the operator. The high-end HD camera allows the operator to work at various magnifications without sacrificing working distance. Premium Auto Focus HD Systems also generally feature a USB output to connect to a computer.

Typical Applications:  Production lines, Quality Labs High Volume Quality Inspections and Documentation.

In addition to determining your requirements for an inspection system, it is also important to remember not all inspection systems are “one size fits all”. It is critical to work with an expert that has a diverse product offering to tailor a solution to fit your needs, whether in production, parts inspection, engineering or casual product review.

Professional Applications of Aven’s SharpVue Digital Inspection System

Microscopes are required across many aspects of industry for inspection purposes. Products coming off electronic, agricultural, medical and automotive production lines need to be carefully scrutinized. Passports need to be manually looked at, PCB and IC’s need to be checked for integrity. And while machine vision can automate the rapid inspection of an ever-expanding spectrum of products, the majority industrial inspection applications still rely on a visual confirmation from a real human.

SharpVue For Automotive Inspection

The assembly process for automotive parts involves both inspection for defects and verification of measurements. To handle the wide variety of parts in the automobile assembly process, visual inspection tools must have a wide magnification range. They should be able to focus on an extremely small area and magnify it while retaining sharpness and depth, all without distortion. They must also be able to look at all sides of each piece, preferably without moving the piece. The best inspection tools must be able to aim the magnifying element and the lights at a highly targeted area to minimize the effect of shadows on the inspection
process. This means the tool should ideally be able to view components on their horizontal as well as vertical axes. This can increase inspection throughput without reduction in efficiency and accuracy. The SharpVue Inspection System is ergonomically designed so operators do not have to hunch over a microscope or push their eyes into awkward and uncomfortable eyepieces. Users can sit comfortably and view results on large monitors, minimizing fatigue and reducing the chance of errors due to tiredness. This way of inspection also allows collaboration: Operators can share results on the screen, or can freeze and capture images.

SharpVue For Quality Control in Agriculture Industries

With a SharpVue digital microscope using sufficient magnification levels, operators can view seeds and grains in high magnification with extremely high image quality. This allows operators to quickly perform processes such as seed germination, testing and purity determination of a seed, grain test with wheat, barley or rye seeds – making it very easy to identify foreign varieties, mites or fungal diseases in your sample. Taking a picture requires only a single click and you will have the image documentation of the purity of your seed and grain test samples readily
at hand. When working with our systems, the image from the camera is shown on a screen, relieving your operators of unnecessary neck and shoulder pains, enabling them to work more efficiently. With SharpVue you have a partner for optimization of your quality processes. We offer you higher quality, enhanced productivity and equipment suitable for your staff.

SharpVue For Manual Visual Inspection in the Electronics Sector

SharpVue Inspection Systems are ideal for inspecting electronic components. The SharpVue’s 1080p autofocus camera, as well as the user-friendly interface makes inspecting small components stress-free. Viewing images on a monitor also gives you a great range of ergonomic advantages, avoiding neck and shoulder problems. SharpVue also allows operators to capture images on a PC. The SharpVue comes with imaging and measurement software, allowing users to capture images and make accurate measurements on directly from a computer. The measurement software also enables operators to measure basic geometric figures.
SharpVue is ideal for a variety of application areas within the electronics industries including  quality control, documentation, measurement, training, rework and repair of printed circuit boards.

SharpVue For Forensics

Forensic science gathers and examines information about the past. Technicians inspect fingerprints, signatures, crime scene details, hair samples, and other physical pieces of evidence. They also inspect currency to assess potential for counterfeiting. Most forensics is
done in a lab in highly rigid environments. Inspections must be detailed and consistent, to avoid having evidence compromised or dismissed. The SharpVue can be used to closely look at artifacts in order to look for defects, make measurements, save image files, and more.