KEYENCE CORPORATION’s new digital microscope “revolutionizes” how imaging and analysis are performed, according to the developer. By integrating the most recent advancements in optical and digital technologies, the VHX-5000 digital microscope is able to instantly capture any area in complete focus – without the need for the user to adjust focus.
The VHX Series was designed to overcome the limitations of traditional optical microscopes by providing high-resolution, large depth-of-field imaging and integrated 2D/3D measurement in a system that anyone can easily learn and operate without specialized training.
The VHX-5000 is equipped with a new CMOS camera, capable of imaging at 50 frames per second, making it the highest frame rate digital microscope camera in the industry. Having a high-frame rate camera and new graphics engine are essential to the advanced operation of the microscope and give it the unique ability to provide fully-focused images in as little as one second. Users simply need to move to the area that they want to view, and the VHX will automatically scan throughout the focal range and generate an image that’s completely in focus. Objects can now be seen in sharp focus in a fraction of the time of any other system on the market.
Compared to conventional microscopes, the VHX-5000 is able to enhance contrast and reduce over/under saturated areas on a target using a High Dynamic Range algorithm. This function can now be combined with a Super High Resolution imaging mode that uses short-wavelength light and pixel shift technology to improve resolution by up to 25%. Any object can be seen in sharp contrast and detail.
In order to simplify operations for any operator, an Easy Mode has been developed that walks users through the implementation of each function of the VHX and makes them accessible with just a click of the mouse. This ensures that the microscope is utilized to its full capacity and improves the overall results obtained with the equipment.
With a magnification range from 0.1x - 5000x, the VHX Series enables a wide range of microscopic observation from macro-scale stereoscopic imaging to the detailed analysis of an SEM. Many lighting techniques are also supported including bright and dark field, transmitted, polarized, and differential interference observation.