Keyence digital microscope boosts resolution 25%
Image stitching is accomplished with the push of a button.
-- Test & Measurement World, 2012-05-08 07:00:00 EDT
The VHX-2000 digital microscope from Keyence offers a
magnification range from 0.1X to 5000X and a super-resolution mode that
combines a blue filter with pixel-shift technology to increase resolution by
25%. To streamline testing, the VHX-2000
integrates zoom optics with a CCD camera, a 17-in. LCD monitor, light source,
controller, and analysis/reporting software.
Building on the VHX platform, the VHX-2000 incorporates several new features. A color filter wheel has been added to give users the option of choosing a specific wavelength of light (red, green, or blue) for viewing samples. To improve operation, the scope can be equipped with a motorized X-Y stage, along with motorized Z-axis lens control. Users can adjust movement in all three axes by using an included control pad and joystick. An automatic lens/magnification-recognition function automatically adjusts movement in the X, Y, and Z axes to provide the appropriate speed based on the magnification being used.
In addition to one-click automatic focus and calibration, the VHX-2000 offers an image-stitching function that can be completed with the push of a button. Image stitching produces up to a 20,000×20,000-pixel image that expands the viewing area by up to 200X.
Prices range from $30,000 to $100,000, depending on configuration.