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Keyence VHX-5000 Digital Microscope

Keyence VHX-5000 Digital Microscope

The Keyence VHX-5000 is a versatile high-fidelity optical microscope designed for high depth of field measurements specialized for industrial applications. The VHX can recognize the focus information automatically when the field of view is moved and then create a depth composition image quickly. This allows intuitive and instant focusing on a point you want to observe. The 50 frames per second camera captures a large amount of image data with different focus positions, and the REMAX V high-speed processing graphics engine processes it at high speed. It uses technology that adopts best focus data for each pixel to allow for clear, fully focused images to be observed and recorded. A high resolution image is obtained with single-wavelength light and the HDR (High Dynamic Range) function that captures multiple images by varying the shutter speed to produce a fine detail image. These two functions enable high resolution and high contrast observation.
The VH-Z20R/Z20W/Z20T lens offers high-resolution observation at general-purpose magnifications of 20x to 200x. This lens has been designed to optimize both depth-of-field and resolution and can also be used in handheld mode.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Manufacturer: Keyence, Japan
  • Model: VHX-5000
  • Camera: 1/1.8-inch CMOG image sensor
  • Resolution: 1600 (H) x 1200 (V)
  • Frame Rate: 50 frames/sec
  • High Dynamic Range: 16-bit resolution through RGB data from each pixel
  • Magnification:
    • Low Magnification Lens: VH-Z20R/Z20W/Z20T 20x-200x
    • Medium Magnification Lens: VH-Z250T 250x-2500x
    • Further lenses available from manufacturer

 

RESERVATION REQUESTS

This machine is maintained by Carleton Laboratory management. To reserve this machine, please fill out the equipment reservation request form at least two business days before your usage slot.

For further information contact Will Hunnicutt at +1.212.854.3158.

Keyence Image Dimension Measuring System IM-7001

Keyence Image Dimension Measuring System IM-7001

The Keyence IM-7001 Image Dimension Measuring System is a high fidelity microscope that contains a suite of tools and software that allow for measurments of various dimensions. This device gives the Carleton Lab additional capabilities involving quantifying fractures and other physical features of small samples.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Manufacturer: Keyence, Japan
  • Model: IM-7001
  • Camera: Ø3.94 in (Ø100mm) telecentric lens
  • Field of View:
    • Maximum: 7.87 in x 7.87 in (200 mm x 200mm)
    • Minimum: Ø0.98 in (Ø25 mm)
  • Capable of measurements using combination of analysis software, multi angle lighting configurations, and physical light probe unit

 

RESERVATION REQUESTS

This machine is maintained by Carleton Laboratory management. To reserve this machine, please fill out the equipment reservation request form at least two business days before your usage slot.

For further information contact Will Hunnicutt at +1.212.854.3158.

Allied High Tech TechPress 3 Mounting Press

Allied High Tech TechPress 3 Mounting Press

The TechPress 3 is used to encapsulate samples for further preparation. It has a variety of adjustable programs that contain multiple parameters to tailor to specific needs, including: mold size, single mount or duplexing, resin type, temperature, curing time, cooling time, and pressure. Up to 2 mounts can be produced at a time using the duplex spacer.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Manufacturer: Allied High Tech Products, Inc., USA
  • Model: TechPress 3 Mounting Press
  • Dimensions: 11.5" W x 22" D x 19" H (292 x 559 x 483 mm)
  • Weight: 85 lb. (16 kg)
  • Prepare 2 mounts with the duplex spacer
  • Molding Pressure: up to 4500 psi (310 Bar)
  • Curing Temperature: 0-200 °C (32-392 °F)
  • Curing Time: 0-100 minutes
  • Cooling Time: 0-100 minutes

 

RESERVATION REQUESTS

This machine is maintained by Carleton Laboratory management. To reserve this machine, please fill out the equipment reservation request form at least two business days before your usage slot.

For further information contact Will Hunnicutt at +1.212.854.3158.

Allied High Tech MetPrep 3 Grinder/Polisher with Power Head and AD-5 Fluid Dispenser

Allied High Tech MetPrep 3 Grinder/Polisher with Power Head and AD-5 Fluid Dispenser

The MetPrep 3 Grinder/Polisher with Power Head and the AD-5 Fluid Dispenser combine to provide highly customizable semi-autonomous programs that ensure that sample polishing and grinding is done in a controlled, accurate manner. The power head on the MetPrep 3 is able to apply force centrally or to each individual mold, up to 4 molds at a time. The tilt-up design allows for easy access to the sample holder and the magnetic platten, eliminating the need to reposition the head during sample preparation. The AD-5 interfaces with the MetPrep 3 to provide automatic dispensing of the polishing suspensions and lubricants. It has 5 dispensing positions, two of which have a flush cycle to help prevent any clogging when using colloidal suspensions. It also has mist-free drip delivery to the polishing surface.

METPREP 3 SPECIFICATIONS

  • Manufacturer: Allied High Tech Products, Inc., USA
  • Model: MetPrep 3 Grinder/Polisher with Power Head
  • 25 programmable gridning/polishing steps with multiple parameters
  • Cycle Time: 0-120 minutes (15 second increments)
  • Platten Rotation Speed: 40-600 RPM (10 RPM increments)
  • Adjustable, pivoting coolant nozzle
  • Power Head Rotation Speed: 0-150 RPM (10 RPM increments)

 

AD-5 SPECIFICATIONS

  • Manufacturer: Allied High Tech Products, Inc., USA
  • Model: AD-5 Fluid Dispenser
  • 5 dispensing positions with 16 oz (500 mL) capacity
  • Pulse Frequency: 1-10 times per minute
  • Pulse Duration: 0.5-6.0 seconds (0.5 second increments)
  • Pre-start charging of new/dry polishing cloths
  • Rinse/flush function for 2 dispensing positions allows for use of colloidal suspensions
  • Peristaltic pumps provide mist-free drip dispensing of fluids

 

RESERVATION REQUESTS

This machine is maintained by Carleton Laboratory management. To reserve this machine, please fill out the equipment reservation request form at least two business days before your usage slot.

For further information contact Will Hunnicutt at +1.212.854.3158.

Allied High Tech TechCut 4 Precision Low Speed Saw

TechCut 4 Precision Low Speed Saw

The TechCut 4 is a precision low speed saw that is ideal for cutting small, delicate samples that do not like the increased heat that is caused by high speed cutting. A counterweight system in the sample holder helps to balance or apply a downward force during the cutting process. Cutting fluid is used by the TechCut to help cool the samples. It can cut samples up to 2 inches thick.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Manufacturer: Allied High Tech Products, Inc., USA
  • Model: TechCut 4 precision Low Speed Saw
  • Dimensions: 13" W x 15" D x 13" H (330 x 381 x 330 mm)
  • Weight: 36 lb. (16 kg)
  • Cutting RPM: 10-500 RPM (in 10 RPM increments)
  • Cutting Capacity: 2 in (51 mm) thickness
  • Variable sample loading: 0-300 grams
  • Micrometer sample indexing: 0.002 mm resolution, 0-25 mm range

 

RESERVATION REQUESTS

This machine is maintained by Carleton Laboratory management. To reserve this machine, please fill out the equipment reservation request form at least two business days before your usage slot.

For further information contact Will Hunnicutt at +1.212.854.3158.

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