ANN ARBOR, MI - Handheld optical tools from Aven, Inc. now include the illuminated MicroMax Pocket Microscope with adjustable magnification from 60x to 100x.
That instrument is among seven lightweight models of new pocket-size microscopes and magnifiers for use in industry, science and education. They are designed for basic quality inspection, color registration checks, gemology, science classes and field research in biology, botany and geology.
The MicroMax, available with LED lighting, has a base for small objects, textile samples or flat specimen portions. Independent knobs adjust magnification and focus, and a rubberized eyepiece keeps external light out of the viewfinder. It's 3.25 inches tall and weighs just over one ounce. The standard version needs three AAA batteries, while the longer-life LED version includes three button cell batteries.
Aven's latest compact selections also include the MiniBrite Pocket Magnifier, a 5x slide-out device with LED lighting for bright, clear viewing. An acrylic aspheric lens assures distortion-free enlargements. The magnifier is 4.25 inches long with the 1.5-inch by 1.4-inch lens extended.
Aven's other new pocket instrument, the MagniFlash Magnifier, is a multipurpose tool with a built-in LED flashlight. Four models allow a choice of 5x, 7x, 9x or 11x magnification through a 1.5-inch diameter aspheric lens - a style also used in cameras and vision correction for optimal clarity.
Each five-inch-long MagniFlash features a neck strap and case. It requires three AAA batteries, as does the MiniBrite.
"These pocket tools are practical for quick quality or alignment checks in production areas, or as lightweight accessories for academic field studies, dermatology exams and forensic work," says Mike Shahpurwala, president of Aven. "Their price level makes multiple purchases affordable."
Each pocket microscope and magnifier is engineered by Carson Optical, a leading U.S. supplier of professional instruments.
Aven lines of portable inspection instruments include pen-style pocket microscopes and the Digital zipScope with image capture.
For more information, call Aven at (734) 973-0099. A digital catalog is at www.aventools.com/sales-info.html.
Visit Aven at Booth E-5272 of the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago from Sept. 10-15, 2012. - Aven, Inc. manufactures and distributes high-performance optical instruments and precision tools for microscopy, inspection and assembly. More than 800 products include video inspection systems, integrated portable microscopes, video borescopes, task lights, and 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, Technik and Accu-Tek.
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.