Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Visual Inspection System from Olympus


July 9, 2013, Semicon West, San Francisco—Olympus showed off an interesting example of a marriage of high-grade optics and computers. The DSX500, and sister DSX100 for larger objects, automates many of the setup functions and the optical systems distinguish themselves from simpler digital microscopes through better performance and easier user interfaces.

The scope offers multiple user modes and interface through a computer via touch screen, mouse, or joystick. The user can adjust inspection position, focus, zoom, illumination, and choice of inspection methods. Illumination types include bright field, dark field, mixed bright and dark, differential, and polarized. All controls are direct and easily performed, and auto-focus and auto-gain ensure illumination and focus are correct every time.

The system offers 13X optical zoom and 30x digital zoom. Because samples may appear differently depending on the quality of material, surface conditions, or illumination methods, the High Dynamic Range (HDR) function of the DSX500 combines several images taken at different exposures to very accurately correct brightness differences on the sample surface. HDR provides high-fidelity images that show not only textures but also flaws and defects that were undetectable before. Glare can also be reduced for more comfortable observation.

The DSX500 microscope comes equipped with both 2D and 3D imaging capabilities. That means you can measure along the X, Y axis, or along X, Y, and Z axis. Observe, inspect, or measure from any angle. Mechanized 2D measurement include automatic measurement of circles and rectangles, other geometric shapes and angles on screen can be measured automatically. The main measurement items are between 2 points, parallel width, circle center distance, rectangles, 3 point set angles, circles, etc.

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One Response to “Visual Inspection System from Olympus”
  1. Great Blog……………..

    Visual Inspection is one of the most widely used Non-Destructive Testing methods for the detection of discontinuities before they cause major problems, e.g. poor welding, surface defects, corrosion pits, general condition, degradation, blockages and foreign materials.
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