Magnifiers and Microscopes

Does Your WAVE Magnifier Get a Rave Review?

by Kathy S. on August 28, 2015

Does Your WAVE Magnifier Get a Rave ReviewHow bright is your magnifier’s light? Does it provide 3D magnification? If you could use a 70% brighter, more efficient light with 3D capability for your industrial applications, it may be time to upgrade to the WAVE LED.

Two dimmable 6W LED light sources are individually controlled, which comes in handy when it’s time to see in 3D—like when you’re working on circuit boards. Just turn one of the lights off for the 3D magnification. Or, you can use both light sources—one on each side—at the same time for shadow-free magnification. Not only is the light brighter, it’s also more efficient. The LED life expectancy is more than 50,000 hours! That’s 25 years or more with normal use.

Plus, the light is dimmable and can be set to shut off after four or nine hours to save energy. If you’re ready to save your eyes, consider the Luxo WAVE LED.

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You may have a keen eye for detail, but if your stereo microscope isn’t adjusted properly your focus may fall short. To be clear, just turn your attention to the following operating tips, and zoom in!

How to Set Up Your Stereo Microscope in 10 Simple Steps

  1. Set your microscope on a flat, stable surface.
  2. Turn on the illumination, and illuminate your subject.
  3. Set the diopter setting(s) to zero.
  4. Adjust the distance between the eyepieces (interpupillary distance) until it’s comfortable and you see a single image.
  5. Adjust the brightness to the desired level.
  6. Zoom up to the highest magnification.
  7. Close your right eye (or the same eyepiece as the diopter adjustment), and adjust the focus until the image is clear.
  8. Close your left eye, and adjust the eyepiece diopter until the image is clear.
  9. Make a note of your diopter setting for future reference.
  10. Enjoy a properly focused microscope.

Following these simple steps will help ensure your sample remains in focus throughout the zoom range.

Looking to zero in on the perfect stereo microscope? Just shop All-Spec’s full range until your ideal specimen comes in crystal clear.

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Don't Break Your Neck--Save It with Mantis Eyepieceless MicroscopesOptical inspection of PCBs can be a real pain in the neck. Craning it to see through your microscope’s eyepieces for a good chunk of each day will do that. Did you know strained body posture leads to operator fatigue, decreased productivity, increased wastage, errors, injuries and absenteeism—each of which is associated with increased costs?

Feast your eyes on Mantis “eyepieceless” microscopes with 3D optics. These microscopes have unrivalled freedom of head movement, plus an ergonomic working position. Optical ergonomics eliminates eye strain, too. With these microscopes, you sit back from a viewer, which is beneficial for a number of reasons. For starters, you sit upright, you don’t crane your neck to see anything, and you can wear your glasses. The viewer eliminates the eye strain associated with traditional microscopes because it allows ambient light to enter the eyes.

Plus, Mantis elite and compact series microscopes provide users with the same ease of use as bench magnifiers but with magnification capabilities up to 20x greater. You can even see around a subject when you move your head from side to side. Inspection, rework and soldering tasks come to light with true color LED illumination, providing shadow-free, high-resolution images—for 10,000 hours! Clearly, you’ll be glad you saved your neck.

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Stereo Zoom to Video LensLooking for the perfect microscope or video inspection system? Don’t know where to start? Take a gander at the three types of systems generally used in industrial applications, so you can see at a glance which option is the clear choice for you.

  1. Stereo Zoom Microscope

It’s the most popular for soldering, medical device manufacturing and use in a laboratory. Why? You can work with soldering irons, cutters and more in the large working distance of this microscope. Precision assembly is easy with its live 3-D view and excellent depth of field.

  1. Trinocular Stereo Zoom Microscope Inspection System

Need to capture images and measurements? This system enjoys all the perks of the stereo zoom and adds a third port to support a camera. Plus, you’ll reduce eye fatigue with the trinocular; its 3-D and 2-D views are visible at the same time.

  1. Video Lens Inspection System

For high magnification applications—up to 3000x, consider the video lens inspection system. You can build it piece-by-piece or get it pre-configured and pre-assembled. It pairs easily with a USB camera and significantly reduces eye strain.

Whether you choose a stereo zoom, trinocular zoom or video lens, shop All-Spec’s selection of lighting and magnification products for the system that will be a sight for sore eyes.

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4 Ways to See More Clearly with the Power of Daylight LED

by Michelle R. on February 16, 2015

Built to last with adjustable positioning and a comfortable, ergonomic design, Daylight magnifiers have long been the industry standard. And now, with the power of Daylight’s complete line of LED magnifiers, you’ve got the brilliance of LED lighting right at your fingertips. Far superior to its incandescent cousins, LED lighting offers:

  • Far less energy consumption
  • High efficiency conversion and low heat emission
  • Brighter, whiter light
  • Long-lasting output for a thousand hours or more

Ready to take a closer look? Call or click to learn more the complete new range of LED magnification solutions from Daylight Company at All-Spec.

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