Product News: Precision from Every Angle with the Olympus DSX1000

The digital microscope offers speed, versatility and easy switching between observation modes, making measurements easy but accurate

03 Jun 2019

In the year of its 100th anniversary, Olympus has launched the new DSX1000 industrial digital microscope, facilitating material analyses and high-precision measurements over a 20–7000x magnification range.

The DSX series of digital microscopes perfectly combine the quality of Olympus’ renowned optics with the ease of use of digital technology.

For precise observation of features with all shapes and sizes, 15 objective lenses are available for the DSX1000, providing a range of magnifications, resolutions and working distances. The DSX’s magnification range of 20x to 7000x is highly useful in applications such as metallurgy for efficient inspection of macro- and microstructure. Long working distance objectives make it possible to observe irregular 3D samples, such as electronic boards and machined components.

Both the headpiece and the stage can rotate 90° in both directions, making it easier to view and analyze samples quickly from every direction without moving them. This benefits inspection of thin samples, such as wafers, as well as large parts, such as automotive components.

To ensure one microscope is suitable for the widest possible range of inspections, the DSX1000 can image samples with six observation modes (brightfield, darkfield, MIX, polarizing, oblique and differential interference contrast). Instant switching between modes means that features requiring different modes can be efficiently analyzed in one inspection. Wafer inspections, for example, require different modes for observing debris, scratches and larger irregularities on a wafer’s surface, which means inspection times, are shorter with fast switching on a single instrument.

The DSX1000 also features highly accurate measurement capabilities. Manufacturers of, for example, car and precision equipment are required to accurately measure and analyze product specifications to demonstrate safety. The DSX1000 digital microscope uses a telecentric optical system with low distortion throughout the magnification range, to achieve high-precision measurement with guaranteed accuracy and repeatability. After installation, an optional, on-site calibration by an Olympus technician ensures an even higher level of accuracy.

The combination of six observation modes, broad magnification range, a rotating headpiece and stage, and accurate measurement capabilities make the DSX1000 one of the most versatile microscopes on the market for industrial inspection. Carrying out multiple or complex inspections on one single, easy-to-use microscope means inspectors can save time while maintaining full confidence in results.

As part of the launch, Olympus will exhibit the DSX1000 at two European industry events in June. From 3 to 7 June, the DSX1000, as well as the LEXT OLS5000 confocal microscope, will be on display at euspen in Bilbao, Spain (booth 30–31). At the Advanced Manufacturing section of Subcon (4–6 June, Birmingham, UK), visitors can see the DSX1000 and a range of other industrial inspection solutions in action at stand A69.

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