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Titan Tool Supply Introduces Industrial Grade Wide-Field Stereo Microscope

Optically correct images for myriad applications

Published: Thursday, October 12, 2023 - 11:01

(Titan: Buffalo, NY) -- Titan Tool Supply, a global provider of optical instrumentation and precision microfinishing tools, has launched the Model FX-3, a high-quality, industrial grade wide-field stereo microscope designed to facilitate various manufacturing and quality assurance remote visual-inspection tasks.

The Model FX-3 produces both upright and optically correct images. It offers exceptional measurement performance, an unusually long focal length, and extended depth of field at lower magnifications. These combined features enhance end-user efficiencies when observing test articles and enable clearer viewing during micromanufacturing, assembly, and other remote visual-inspection tasks. The microscope excels at distortion-free vision and effectively gathers natural light for crisp imagery in most applications.

The standard Model FX-3 features a built-in 1X objective lens and extra-wide-field 10X eyepiece. All lenses are hard-coated and include built-in color correction for enhanced image quality. Optional objectives, such as 0.5X, 1.5X, and 2X, can be purchased separately for different magnifications, as well as an optional 20X eyepiece and both 10X and 20X crosshair eyepieces. Collectively, these offer up to six unique additional magnification options.

In addition, the lightweight (3.5 lb) standard Model FX-3 microscope stand, with its aluminum base plate and vertical post, ensures added stability, durability, portability, and ease of use. The microscope stand body rack-and-pinion focusing arrangement allows for adjustments of up to 9.5 in. above the baseplate for more precise focusing. The Model FX-3’s binocular tube features a 45° incline and is equipped with both diopter and variable interpupillary adjustments for more comfortable and customizable viewing.

This enhanced adaptability allows the Model FX-3 to flexibly accommodate a variety of working situations and manufacturing cell setups. The stand may also be modified to mount specialty stands on machine tools using 0.800 in.-diameter tubing or drill rods.

The Model FX-3 is also offered with several optional lighting systems, including a 150W halogen fiberoptic illuminator, fiberoptic ring light, bifurcated fiberoptic light guide, fluorescent ring light, and LED ring illuminator.

The Model FX-3 industrial grade wide-field stereo microscope supports a variety of industrial, electronics, semiconductor, sensors, and instrumentation, and photonics component manufacturing quality control and remote visual-inspection tasks.

Specifically, the microscope may be used to help support the precision assembly and soldering of smaller or more delicate components, as well as microwelding, microdrilling, and circuit-board analysis, helping end users to identify defects, soldering issues, and component failures.

The Model FX-3 may also be used to support material-surface inspections by helping to detect imperfections, scratches, cracks, and other irregularities. It is also commonly specified for gemology and jewelry visual inspections, as well as gemstone grading, authenticity determinations, and flaw or inclusion identifications.

You can see the Model FX-3 industrial grade wide-field stereo microscope for yourself here, or click here for a product data sheet. To learn more about it or other products offered by Titan Tool Supply, visit www.TitanToolSupply.com, email info@TitanToolSupply.com, or call (716) 873–9907.


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