Digital microscopes - modern systems for precise tasksDigital microscopes differ fundamentally from the widely used, classic analog versions. With digital microscopes, the object is captured with the aid of an image sensor. The result is then visible on a monitor or computer. These features make digital microscopes suitable for special applications where a normal microscope is no longer sufficient. Industry in particular relies on digital microscopes. In quality control and damage analysis, digital microscopes provide the required precision. Laboratories and research institutes also benefit from the precise images and technical advantages of digital technology.
Technical features of digital microscopesDigital microscopes offer many features that are only possible with this technology. These include, for example, an autofocus. This ensures that objects under the image sensor are focused directly and automatically. Another advantage is the large range of magnification. With digital microscopes, magnification between a factor of 1.8x and 200x is possible. The digital technology enables continuous magnification, which is also not possible with classic microscopes.
Digital microscopes are compatible with it and can be easily integrated into the infrastructure. For example, the microscopes have usb interfaces or outputs in hdmi. This makes it possible, for example, to directly create images or even videos of the objects. The images are detailed and sharp, as the digital microscopes support resolutions of 1920x1080 and 2 megapixels. It is also possible to record videos in this quality and at 60 fps. The videos and images can also be stored on external data carriers such as a usb-stick if they are directly connected to the microscope.
Another advantage of digital technology is the accompanying software. This allows precise and immediate evaluation of the measurement results. In this way, for example, the size measurement of objects is possible. If desired, the software can also measure certain geometric quantities, such as angles or radii. The digital measurement technology enables high precision in these measurements. Furthermore, direct data export to CAD software is no problem, which brings significant advantages in engineering. In the same way, the measurement results can also be transferred to a spreadsheet.
Digital measuring microscopes for mobile workCompact, wireless digital measuring microscopes are designed especially for mobile measuring tasks. Such a wireless digital measuring microscope can be connected to a computer via Wi-Fi, where the data can be viewed in real time in the associated software. Likewise, a connection to tablets and smartphones with iOS or Android is possible. This gives a particularly high degree of freedom in the choice of measurement setup and in mobile working.
The wireless digital microscopes magnify objects with a factor between 10x and 200x. Power is supplied by an internal and rechargeable battery. Universal measuring stands are available as accessories, with which a professional test set-up as at a measuring workstation is also possible on the move.
3D microscopes for plastic observation of objectsA separate class within the digital microscopes is the 3D microscope. Three-dimensional objects can be viewed plastically with these microscopes. This allows a spatial representation of objects and viewing from all sides. In this way, 3D microscopes reveal details that remain hidden with conventional two-dimensional viewing techniques. Possible areas of application are, for example, the quality control of electronic components, circuit boards or jewellery. A 3D microscope can also be used for processing these and similarly small parts.
The 3D microscopes move with motorized rotary movements. There is a separate control system that also activates the illumination. The lens itself can be rotated 360 degrees. The spatial observation of the objects is realized with the help of mirrors. These are adjusted and thus change the viewing angle on the object. The system is capable of autofocus. High-resolution images and videos with 1080p are also available here, which can be exported via usb or displayed directly on a monitor via the HDMI interface.