A good engineered camera system can cost more then
$3,000 dollars, but not here. The equipment that I have assembled will do a
great job inspecting your centrifuges, or looking for the socket wrench that
fell into the bottom of a full clarifier.
This system is a small submersible camera, with a built in lights. My
price of $499 Includes the camera and the stuff to connect it to your laptop,
which is all you really need.
The area were most problems occur in centrifuges is between the conveyor
bearing and the feed zone. This camera allows you to not only inspect this
area but also view the feed nozzles easily.
During a centrifuge inspection at the Chalfont- New Britain Wastewater
plant, we found that the last six inches (or so) of the feed tube was
missing. The missing piece of the feed tube had broken off and dropped into
the centrifuge. The camera allowed the operator to guide a rod into the
broken piece and lift it out in a few minutes.
The camera assembly is a small brass cylinder 1.5" in diameter by
2" long with 8 built light emitting diodes. As delivered, it will pug
directly into a video port found on most DVD players.
1/3" CCD black and white image sensor, 512(Horizontal) x 492
(vertical) picture elements. Resolution 420 TV lines. Video output level 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohm composite video.
Operating temperature, 0-1200 F
Included is a 9 volt/110VAC power supply, 60 ft
power/video cable ending in a BCN-video plug included, as well as a BNC/Video
USB Video Bus
This hardware and software allows you to view and record the inspection on
your laptop. You will also be able to edit the video clip and e mail it. This
requires windows 98 or better operating sustem.
(also available for Mackintosh)
The camera comes with a swivel, ending in a1/4"x20 threaded bolt.
This adapter allows you to screw it to the standard thread on to a broom
handle, or a painter's extension pole (supplied by you).
Generally the cameral will be mounted on a pole of some sort. With the
adapter we supply, you can screw it onto an inexpensive broom handle, or a
painter's extension pole. Chances are you have something suitable at the
plant. While effective, and OK for occasional use, a light weight telescoping
pole is nice to have. The best I have found is a microphone boom pole. This
is made to hold a microphone just out of camera range during a photo shoot.
One nice feature (besides light weight) is they lock to any length.
These aerospace aluminum poles, adjustable to any length,
and locking collars allow for easy tightening of each pole section. The
shorter one extends from 32 to 105", the long one extends to 152"
I have looked at the displays available, and frankly they are cumbersome.
I bought one, complete with carrying case, but frankly, it was expensive to
buy, and cumbersome to use. Wall Mart and the electronic stores have portable
DVD players with built in batteries which sell for less than $200. The $499
basic system should plug right into them. However, in the interests of one
stop shopping, I offer the following:
5.6" diagonal full color screen, luminosity 270 cd/m2 , dot matrix
320 Horizontal, 240 vertical, Contrast ratio 80:1, 12V DC with battery and
The respective manufacturers offer a limited warrant the camera for two years, and the monitors for 1 year.
We can usually get your order to you in two weeks or less. In an
emergency, I can loan you the equipment I use, until your order is filled.
How to purchase:
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