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

Highlights

  • Patented stereo eyepiece-less optics provides superb image resolution and contrast for improved fault detection
  • Superior ergonomics allows for significantly reduced fatigue and increased quality and productivity
  • 8.2x – 45x direct view zoom magnification range (4.9x – 28x oblique view)
  • Modular design allows for addition of accessories, including image capture options
  • Switchable direct or oblique, rotating views, allow detailed inspection of solder joints, holes, pillars and thread forms
  • Stage can be locked for precision inspection tasks (X-axis, Y-axis, or both)

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.

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 Capacity 310mm x 310mm 300mm x 250mm
High Capacity Stage 460mm x 460mm 450mm 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.

Digital Camera options

Unicam Integrated, 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-Fox 3.1 Mp USB2.0 digital camera. Includes image capture and mark-up software, with simple measurement features.
Cannon EOS SLR Camera Standalone 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)

General Specifications

Optical

Zoom Range

Working Distance

Field of View (Direct View)

Field of View (Oblique View)

Direct View Oblique View Direct View Oblique View at max. zoom at min. zoom at max. zoom at min. zoom (uninterrupted)
8.2x – 45x 4.9x – 28x 57mm 37mm 3.1mm 17.0mm 5.0mm 16.0mm

 Zoom range

 Working distance

 Viewing angle from vertical

Direct view Oblique view  With 1.5x multiplier Direct view Oblique view 33.5º
 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 Stage 310mm x 310mm 300mm x 250mm
High Capacity Stage 460mm x 460mm 450mm 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.

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