TIM5

Materials and Metallurgical Inspection Microscope

With excellent optical performance and a range of illumination options including brightfield, darkfield and polarised light, TIM5 makes it easy to observe, inspect and analyse a wide range of materials.

  • Up to 1000x magnification with plan achromatic objectives
  • Effortless observation of a wide range of materials
  • Modular design, with a wide range of accessories

    Materials and Metallurgical Inspection Microscope

    Whether you want to inspect alloys, plastics, ceramics, or other materials, the TIM5 routine inspection microscope allows both beginners and advanced users to achieve detailed analysis of a wide range of material subjects.

    The neutral density microscope filters (ND Filters), used in a variety of industrial applications, come as standard to allow you to select which light wavelengths are transmitted, reduced or blocked. These filters offer a selection of transmittance values, daylight blue for a more comfortable viewing, as well as contrast filters, often used for observation of semiconductor wafers and monochrome photography.

    Adjustments for illumination, transmittance, interpupillary distance and dioptre are all possible with this versatile materials microscope.

    Optimise your observations

    TIM5 provides ultimate flexibility offering choice of brightfield or darkfield observations as reflected light, polarized light or transmitted light options to ensure you get the best view of your observation

    Choosing the right illumination technique

    When inspecting PCBs brightfield is effective at showing the detail.

    Switching to darkfield enables the shiny alloy to be seen in greater detail.

    Capture and document the results

    Image acquisition and documentation allow you to provide full reports on your results. TIM5 pairs seamlessly with most microscope cameras and digital cameras to provide you with additional functionality. Choose from a range of cameras and software to suit your application. Speak to our experts.

    Accessories

    System kits

    There are two system kits ready to meet different needs. Each kit includes the items detailed below. Kits do not include objectives which should be chosen according to requirements.

    TIM5-EPI system kit (illumination only)

    • TIM5-EPI unit
    • 10x/22mm eyepieces
    • Quintuple nosepiece
    • Power adapter
    • 5X C-mount adaptor
    • Neutral density filters: ND25, ND6
    • Polarizing kit: Rotatable analyzer 360°
    • Graticule retaining ring

    TIM5-SSI system kit (incident and sub-stage illumination)

    • TIM5-EPI unit
    • 10x/22mm eyepieces
    • Quintuple nosepiece
    • Power adapter
    • 5X C-mount adaptor
    • Neutral density filters: ND25, ND6
    • Polarizing kit: Rotatable analyzer 360°
    • Graticule retaining ring

    Objectives

    EPI infinity plan achromat objective lens options up to 100x, for both brightfield and darkfield observation. providing up to x 1,000 total magnification.

    Bright field illumination only (includes adapter to fit to nosepiece):

    • 5X Brightfield objective lens with adapter
    • 10X Brightfield objective lens with adapter
    • 20X Brightfield objective lens with adapter
    • 50X Brightfield objective lens with adapter
    • 100X Brightfield objective lens with adapter
    Bright and dark field illumination:

    • 5X Brightfield / darkfield objective lens
    • 10X Brightfield / darkfield objective lens
    • 20X Brightfield / darkfield objective lens
    • 50X Brightfield / darkfield objective lens
    • 100X Brightfield / darkfield objective lens

    Optional accessories

    TIM5 materials and metallurgical microscope can accommodate a range of digital and USB cameras fitted to the trinocular head, such as Pixel-fox and DHS packages. Contact us for more advice on selection of cameras or observation and analysis software to suit your application.

    Also available are:

    • Camera C-mount adaptor, 1.0x

     

    Technical

    To discuss your particular requirement in further detail, please contact your local Vision Engineering representative.

    Microscope Body

     Optical systemInfinity corrected optical system
     Viewing head30° inclined Siedentopf trinocular viewing head, 360°
    rotatable
    FocusCoaxial bilateral coarse and fine adjustment with adjustable limit stop
    Sensitivity and graduation of fine focus: 0.001mm
    Torque adjustment for coarse focus control
    Built-in transformer and illumination intensity control
    Mechanical stage186 x 138mm double layer mechanical stage with low
    positioned right hand X,Y controls for enhanced
    ergonomic comfort
    75 x 50mm (X,Y) movement
    Max. specimen height50mm (with incident only illumination)
    30mm (with incident / transmitted illumination)
    NosepieceQuintuple reversed revolving nosepiece BF/DF (reducing collars for BF objectives)
    Weight13kg

    Eyepieces

    EyepiecesWide field 10x/22mm, graticle can be inserted
    Eyepiece tubesInterpupillary adjustment 48 – 75mm;
    Dioptre adjustment +/-5

    Illumination

     IlluminationKoehler illumination with adjustable field and aperture
    diaphragms, BF/DF beam splitter
    24V/100W halogen lamp house
    Transmitted illuminationKoehler illumination
    24V/100W halogen lamp house
    Includes swing-out achromatic condenser N.A. 0.9/0.25

    Optical Data

    Brightfield (BF) ojective lenses

    Working distance

    EPI infinity plan achromat 5x/NA 0.12 (BF)15.5mm
    EPI infinity plan achromat 10x/NA 0.25 (BF)10.0mm
    EPI infinity plan achromat 20x/NA 0.40 (BF)5.8mm
    EPI infinity plan achromat 50x/NA 0.75 (BF)0.32mm
    EPI infinity plan achromat 100x/NA 0.80 (BF)2.0mm

    Brightfield / darkfield (BF/DF) ojective lenses

    Working distance

    EPI infinity plan achromat 5x/NA 0.12 (BF/DF)12.0mm
    EPI infinity plan achromat 10x/NA 0.25 (BF/DF)10.0mm
    EPI infinity plan achromat 20x/NA 0.40 (BF/DF)4.3mm
    EPI infinity plan achromat 40x/NA 0.60 (BF/DF)2.9mm
    EPI infinity plan achromat 50x/NA 0.75 (BF/DF)0.32mm
    EPI infinity plan achromat 100x/NA 0.80 (BF/DF)2.0mm

    Dimensions

    • A = 586mm
    • B = 497mm
    • C = 507mm
    • D = 590mm
    • E = 280mm

    FAQ's

    Can I view my samples under Brightfield and Darkfield?

    When selecting your system you can choose objectives that are suitable for either bright field illumination only or bright and dark field illumination.

    Can I view my sample with transmitted light and incident light?

    There are options that allows you to view your sample with transmitted and incident light independently or simultaneously. The TIM5 is available in two different system kits: TIM5-EPI includes incident illumination only TIM5-SSI includes incident and transmitted light sources Please ensure you select the correct model for your needs on ordering.

    Can I view my sample under polarized light?

    Yes. A polariser and analyser are available for incident light.

    Can I capture images?

    Yes. The trinocular construction allows for a camera to be mounted to the camera port tube using a C-mount adapter. A range of cameras are available, please contact Vision Engineering for further information. When paired with appropriate software, functionality can range from image acquisition and basic measurement, to more advanced applications such as image processing, stitching images together and image analysis.