The new Leica VZ700 C zoom lens has a 7:1 zoom in combination with three fixed mount objectives on a turret to provide an effective zoom range of 70:1.
The parfocal objective lenses provide a constant and ergonomic working distance (10 mm) across the entire magnification range from 35x up to 2500x, with a field of view ranging from 8 mm down to 0.12 mm (horizontal).
The magnification is automatically registered by ACS encoding technology for the zoom level and selected objective lens, thus having the correct calibration information with every image acquired.
Another unique feature of the Leica VZ700 C is the dual illumination capability to provide both co-axial (bright field) and ring lighting (dark field) illumination. The user can choose either illumination mode by simply turning a dial, without the need for changeover or other accessories. The change between co-axial and ring light is continuous, so any setting in between can be chosen for a mixed light situation.
Innovative Technologies for 3D Surface Analysis and Particle Measurement.
Wetzlar, Germany. At CONTROL 2010, Leica Microsystems is presenting its new series of digital microscopes Leica DVM2000-5000, the Dual-Core 3D Measuring Microscope Leica DCM 3D with combined confocal and interferometry technology, the Leica Cleanliness Expert for particle analysis and the Leica Ergoscope for an easy start to the world of high-definition microscopy.
The digital microscopes Leica DVM2000-5000 open up new horizons of speed and mobility, meeting the highest specifications for macro- and microscopic imaging and image processing – whether for 2D or demanding 3D surface analysis. The streamlined zoom optics even reach extremely difficult-to-access surfaces for non-destructive inspection of stationary parts. The Leica DVM5000, including the optics, monitor, and computer, can convert into a compact, portable system with just a few adjustments.
The Dual-Core 3D Measuring Microscope Leica DCM 3D for contact-free 3D surface measurement combines confocal microscopy, interferometry and color imaging in one sensor head, offering ultrafast and contact-free analysis of the micro- and nanogeometry of material surfaces to an accuracy of 0.1 nanometer. A confocal microdisplay positioned in the field diaphragm, two light sources and two high-resolution CCD cameras produce unlimited field depth and highly precise 3D results. The system requires no mechanically moving parts and is therefore practically maintenance-free.
Leica Cleanliness Expert is the ideal solution for quantitative cleanliness analysis in the automobile industry and many others. Impurities on micromechanic components are measured to the latest quality standards. The totally redesigned all-in-one system consists of an automated incident light microscope, a digital camera and image analysis software. Fibers and particles are detected in the live image and reflecting particles can be differentiated from non-reflecting ones. It is also possible to measure the height for selected particles. Also, a new scanning algorithm allows the user to detect any size of fibers and particles and reclassify them in the list of results.
Consisting of the Leica IC80 HD high-definition camera and the Leica M50 or M80 Stereomicroscope, the Leica Ergoscope provides the easiest imaginable start to high-definition microscopy. Components are assessed live on the high-resolution monitor. The full HD image provides all the necessary information for fast and accurate assessment – while the user is able to sit in a relaxed, ergonomical position. The Leica IC80 HD can work as a stand-alone solution or in connection with a computer. If a stereoscopic view of the sample is required, ergonomic viewing tubes can be used to adapt the viewing height to the individual user.
Leica Microsystems at CONTROL 2010: Hall 1, Booth 1115
Portable Digital Microscopes Perform Fast, High-quality Quantitative 2D and 3D Surface Measurements
Heerbrugg, Switzerland. Digital technologies have revolutionized everyone’s work and everyday lives. In particular, industrial quality control – which places the most stringent requirements on macroscopic and microscopic imaging and image processing – benefits from innovative, reliable digital technology. Leica Microsystems’ new generation of digital microscopes – Leica DVM5000, DVM3000, and DVM2000 – opens new horizons of mobility and speed.
With the Leica DVM line, the microscopic image is displayed directly on a high-resolution monitor. The streamlined zoom optics reach extremely difficult-to-access surfaces for nondestructive inspection of even the largest stationary parts, which could only be examined with great effort using traditional microscope techniques. Leica digital microscopes not only feature outstanding, high-quality optics, they also offer a wide variety of quantitative analysis options – whether 2D analysis or advanced 3D surface measurements.
For quality control, a sample is usually transferred to the microscope for inspection and analysis. However, some products cannot be transported and do not allow a sample to be taken for microscopic analysis; only nondestructive inspection is possible. The Leica DVM5000 is specifically designed for such situations. Here, the microscope is easily brought to the sample. The digital microscope, including the optics, monitor, and computer, can convert into a compact, portable system with just a few adjustments.
The Leica DVM3000 includes all the elements needed for high-quality digital imaging: zoom optics with encoded magnifications, high-performance digital camera, integrated metal halide lamp, and standard interfaces for computer and monitor to enable all sample-related data to be sent to the computer for subsequent evaluation. Its “open,” modular design makes the Leica DVM3000 a compact, versatile digital microscope for a wide variety of applications.
The Leica DVM2000 is the ideal entry-level digital microscope. This modular system is comprised of zoom optics, digital camera, and software and is based on standard components. However, the Leica DVM2000 also provides many options from a comprehensive range of products and accessories to configure the ideal digital solution for individual needs.
All Leica digital microscopes are equipped with a 2.11-megapixel digital camera, which is perfectly matched to the microscope’s optics. Combined with high-resolution optical zoom, this highly sensitive CCD camera generates digital images of all samples with the best possible information yield – without enlarging the data volume and file size of individual images. Leica Microsystems has long used state-of the-art 16-bit individual color detection to utilize the entire dynamic image range. The HDR-Module takes images of samples with extreme differences of brightness, while the SmartTiling™ Module combines many single images into one large mosaic with the help of a manual x/y-stage. This is only a brief description of the versatile, intelligent software of the Leica DVM line and Leica Application Suite.