DotScope

DotScope eco: The perhaps smallest and most lightweight 3D microscope in the world


3D microscopy pure. By elimination of the xy adjustment and controls on the device, the DotScope eco also offers the same high-performance 3D functions as the big brother DotScope mini for the price-sensitive area. The operation is done here only via the DotScope software. Even with the DotScope eco, you can easily create 3D views and readings of microscopic structures. The use is very simple: Bring the tool to the desired lateral position, move to the surface or top position and then click only on the measurement button. The microscope adjusts the lighting, taking images of different focal planes and the connected PC calculates from these image stack a 3D model. It will automatically detect the surface and align the 3D model to this surface. Also, the screen is thereby determined automatically. A typical measurement takes only 10 ... 20 seconds. The rapid image acquisition also decreases the influence of external vibrations on the measurement result.

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DotScope eco, the small portable 3D microscope for the printing industry.

Nosepiece for fast change of magnification


The nosepiece with three different lenses allows a quick search of individual dots in your print form. The 5x-lens provides the overview, the other lenses provide the accuracy in the measurement.

Mobility at the highest level


The DotScope is compact, lightweight and robust, and can be transported together with a notebook with one hand to the printing cylinder. Since the DotScope only requires a USB connection, a high degree of mobility is achieved. The low power consumption in combination with a notebook easily allows a multi-hour network-independent use.


More information about the software can be found here.


Application examples:


Technical specifications:


  • Image resolution: 768 x 576 pixels
  • Roll diameter: From 60 mm to flat
  • Maximum vertical scan range: 1800 μm
  • Weight: 1,9 kg

  • LensMax. measuring fieldMin. optical resolutionScreen range
    5x1400 x 1060 um²1,10 um/Pixel15...60 l/cm
    10x700 x 530 um²0,55 um/Pixel30...240 l/cm
    20x350 x 260 um²0,27 um/Pixel60...600 l/cm

    Other optics, measuring field sizes and scanning ranges on request.