Lynx VS8

PCB Inspection Microscope

Lynx VS8 is an advanced stereo zoom microscope for specialist Printed Circuit Board (PCB) inspection and is ideal for all electronics applications including fine pitch, surface mount, TAB and BGA technology.

  • Superb image resolution and contrast for improved fault detection
  • 3D 360° rotating view (at 34° angle)
  • Scanning stage for various board sizes and double-sided PCBs

    PCB Inspection Microscope

    Lynx VS8 is an eyepiece-less stereo inspection microscope for specialist Printed Circuit Board (PCB) inspection and is ideal for all electronics applications including fine pitch, surface mount, TAB and Ball Grid Array (BGA) technology.

    The Lynx VS8 utilises Vision Engineering’s patented Dynascope technology which offers the user advanced ergonomics by removing the need for restrictive eyepieces.

    This significantly increases head freedom and eye relief, reducing operator stress and fatigue over long periods of time.

    Configurations

    A variant of Vision Engineering’s successful Lynx stereo microscope, Lynx VS8 utilises Vision Engineering’s patented Dynascope technology to offer the user advanced ergonomics by removing the need for restrictive eyepieces.

    Increased head and body freedom for the operator leads to greater productivity, increased throughput, improved quality control and less fatigue.

    Lynx VS8 inspection system is in use in tens of thousands of PCB manufacturing sites worldwide and provides optimum ergonomics to reduce fatigue, increase operator accuracy and reduce scrap.

    Details

    Lynx VS8 is a patented eyepieceless stereo microscope for dedicated PCB inspection tasks.

    The eyepieceless optics of Lynx significantly increase head freedom and eye relief, reducing operator stress and fatigue over long periods of time.

    Scanning Stage

    Stable, high capacity scanning stage provides free-floating movement for all sizes of board, including double-sided PCBs.

    Stage can be locked for precision inspection tasks (X-axis, Y-axis, or both) and is complete with earthing point for static-safe inspection.

    Scanning StagePCB CapacityViewing Area
    Standard Capacity310mm x 310mm300mm x 250mm
    High Capacity Stage460mm x 460mm450mm x 250mm

    Oblique and Direct Viewer

    The Oblique and Direct Viewer allows the operator to view a subject from an angle of 34° from vertical, which can be rotated through to 360° enabling a better stereo view of 3-dimensional subjects including PCB solder joints, holes, pillars and thread forms.

    Choose either manual or motorised rotation operation and switchable between rotating and direct views. The Oblique and Direct Viewer has integral ring light illumination.

    Image Capture and Archive

    Range of standalone, USB and fully integrated digital / video camera options.
    Modular multimedia solutions are available for image archiving, acquisition, processing, analysis and documentation.

    Step magnification multiplier

    Allows the stereo zoom range to be increased by a factor of 1.5x without changing the working distance.

    Technical

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

    Optical

    Zoom Range

    Working Distance

    Field of View (Direct View)

    Field of View (Oblique View)

    Direct ViewOblique ViewDirect ViewOblique Viewat max. zoomat min. zoomat max. zoomat min. zoom (uninterrupted)
    8.2x – 45x4.9x – 28x57mm37mm3.1mm17.0mm5.0mm16.0mm

     Zoom range

     Working distance

     Viewing angle from vertical

    Direct viewOblique view With 1.5x multiplierDirect viewOblique view33.5º
     Direct view Oblique view
     8.2x – 45x 4.9x – 28x 12.3x – 67.5x 7.3x – 42x 57mm 37mm

    Scanning Stage

    PCB Capacity

    Viewing Area

    Standard Capacity Stage310mm x 310mm300mm x 250mm
    High Capacity Stage460mm x 460mm450mm x 250mm

    Illumination

    • Long-life 14 point LED ring light with intensity control.
    • 10 point halogen ring light with intensity control.

    Dimensions

    A = 810mm (1002mm optional)

    B = 740mm (902mm optional)

    C = 610mm

    Image archiving and documentation

    Image capture and documentation is possible when the Lynx is used in conjunction with a digital camera attachment.

    Digital Camera options

    UnicamIntegrated, permanently engaged 1.3 Mp USB2.0 digital camera. More… 

    Includes free AMCap software, which enables basic image capture in a variety of formats, including: BMP, JPEG, PNG, AVI and WMV.

    DimensionOne™ software (option)
    When more powerful imaging software is required, there is DimensionOne™ – professional image-capture, mark-up and measurement software.

    Pixel-Fox3.1 Mp USB2.0 digital camera. Includes image capture and mark-up software, with simple measurement features.
    Cannon EOS SLR CameraStandalone 12.2 Mp digital SLR camera. Ideal when highest quality images are required for documentation purposes.

    Accessories

    • Digital Camera Adapter
    • Camera arm
    • Step Magnification Multiplier (1.5x, 2x)

    Additional information

    Ergonimic 'Eyepiece-less"

    Yes

    Image Capture

    Yes

    Magnification

    Low (20x max)

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