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Nikon launches specially designed cost-effective episcopic industrial microscope
Article Type: New materials and equipment From: Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Volume 57, Issue 1
The Eclipse LV150L is the latest addition to Nikon's renowned LV series of industrial microscopes. Designed especially for episcopic illumination, the LV150L is the ideal, cost-effective instrument for a wide variety of production line applications involving opaque workpieces.
The new LV150L features the newly designed LE Plan objective lens series (with a field of view of 22 mm) that deliver bright, clear images with superior contrast and minimal flare; a 3.7 W white LED light source that provides bright, long-lasting illumination of up to 50,000 h; and a three-plate (6×6, 6×4 and 3×2) rigid stage for durability, stability and ease of use, especially when heavy metallic material samples are observed. The LV150L also features optional electrostatic discharge protection allowing undisturbed inspection.
Offering flexibility of use for material research development, quality control and inspection across all manufacturing areas, the LV150L's economical LED source provides enough brightness not only for brightfield observations, but also differential interference contrast and polarisation techniques for applications involving printed circuits, metals and plastics in manufacturing industries such as automotive, aerospace and medical devices. In addition, the maximum sample height of 47 mm can be extended to 116.5 mm to increase its working range to accommodate a wider range of sample heights and sizes thereby saving on the need for multiple imaging stations.
In combination with Nikon's Digital Sight series of cameras and NIS-Elements software, the LV150L provides versatile digital imaging as well as state-of-the art image processing technology.
More information is available from: www.nikoninstruments.eu