Digital microscope provides real time depth

24th July 2018
Posted By : Alex Lynn
Digital microscope provides real time depth

It has been announced that Roxel UK, a designer and manufacturer of solid rocket propulsion systems for land, sea and air defence systems, has acquired a VHX Series Digital Microscope from KEYENCE, to assist with rigorous testing.

Poppy Jones, Propellant Chemist at Roxel UK, stated: “Due to the wide range and various levels of technical knowledge and experience amongst the team, it was crucial that we acquired a system everyone within the organisation could use with ease. Of all the options that were considered, we found the KEYENCE solution very easy to set up and use on a daily basis, whilst not compromising the microscope’s capability.”

With a VHX Series Digital Microscope, real time depth composition is achieved without the need to actually adjust the focus of the device. The product delivers images of high clarity and texture, thanks to a high resolution HDR offering 256 times the information of a normal 8-bit digital image. Balancing out brightness levels and improving contrast simultaneously is key to delivering outstanding viewing results.

Jones continued: “The excellent quality and customer service were also factors we considered when selecting the microscope.” Reportedly the technically trained direct sales force from KEYENCE aims to always be ready to solve issues and answer technical questions about the company’s products. Fast shipping to customers also comes as standard, to speed up process improvements as quickly as possible.

The VHX Series Digital Microscope has been useful to Roxel UK staff as a ‘quick check’ tool. It has also been used to confirm the presence (or indeed absence) of defects or weaknesses in a variety of key components manufactured by Roxel. The overall quality and reliability of bondlines, cleavage planes and the propellants themselves have all been impacted positively by the strategic acquisition of this particular device.

Jones concluded: “This microscope proved an invaluable examination tool to us and it helped with several key investigations. The flexibility of having a KEYENCE microscope on site at Roxel UK results in faster, more efficient investigations.”


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