Aven´s iLoupe XL2 mobile microscope has measurement program, camera
ANN ARBOR, MI – Aug. 15, 2011 – A powerful palm-size microscope with color display screen is being introduced at a national technology event by Aven, Inc. The innovative iLoupe XL2, which includes measurement software, delivers mobility and versatility for industrial, medical, research and academic users.
The new instrument will be demonstrated Sept. 20-22 at the Quality Expo in Chicago for manufacturing professionals.
Capabilities of the iLoupe XL2 include 200x digital magnification, still imaging, video recording, PC output and live webcam use.
“This compact mobile microscope serves multiple roles,” says Mike Shahpurwala, president of Aven, a global precision tool and optical supplier based in Michigan. “Engineers can do quality control spot checks in various production areas without a laptop, for example. It’s also practical for scientific or educational field studies to record size, color and magnified images of living or inanimate samples.”
Zoom and brightness controls
In its main role as a microscope, the iLoupe displays enlarged views on a 2.8-inch LCD color screen. Magnification range is 15x to 200x and optical zoom capability is 10x or 40x. The measurement program lets users record length, perimeter, angle and surface area of examined objects. Illumination comes from four white LEDs, which can be dimmed. Screen displays can be presented in three alternate formats (gray, inverse and embossed) for enhanced detail. Still or video images are captured by a 2-megapixel CMOS sensor and stored in a flash memory drive with 2-gigabyte capacity. The scope’s 3.7-volt rechargeable lithium battery offers five hours of use time or up to seven hours in standby mode.
The multifunction, durable instrument — weighing just four ounces — can take standard photos, videos and be used for webcam conferences by linking to a computer through a USB cable that’s provided. The USB port also connects the device to a charging adapter. Other accessories furnished are an adjustable stand with object holder, carrying case, cleaning cloth and wrist strap.
Applications include industrial and electronic QC inspections, defect analysis and documentation, laboratory studies, dermatology and other health care, forensics, printing and textile alignment checks, field work in biology, archeology, forestry, botany, geology and other sciences. For more information, call Aven at (734) 973-0099. A digital catalog is at www.aveninc.com
Visit Aven at Booth 724 of Quality Expo at Chicago’s McCormick Place North in Chicago from Sept. 20-22.
– Aven, Inc. manufactures and distributes high-performance precision tools and optical systems for industrial, scientific, research and education applications. More than 750 products include video inspection systems, integrated portable microscopes, video borescopes, task lights, stainless steel tools for lab use and precision hand tools such as tweezers, pliers, cutters, screwdrivers, crimpers, knives and alignment tools. Brands include Mighty Scope, iLoupe, iVue, Accu-Cut and Athlet.
An electronics innovator since 1983, Aven is located in a high-tech corridor of Southeast Michigan and is the parent company of SharpVue, which designs and manufactures integrated digital microscope technology.
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