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DotScope mini 3D: A new price / performance class in the mobile 3D microscopy

The DotScope mini is the optimal solution for users who perform many measurements daily on anilox rollers, gravure cylinders, embossing rollers or flexo plates. They are characterised by maximum mobility with low weight, efficient workflow, fast objective change through lens turret and serial measurement. The measurements are extremely precise thanks to plano optics and sophisticated software. Highly flexible data output in various report layouts, such as comparison reports, and a roll database application is possible. The measuring microscopes are easy to operate and ideal for use in production and roll quality management.
The DotScope 3D roll microscope also offers further advantages in application: Using a DotScope gives the user a higher degree of control over their process. The use of the microscope reduces set-up times, increases productivity, improves quality and thus increases profitability for the company.
Optimally coordinated hardware and software allow a very high working speed.

DotScope scanning microscope
DotScope mini 3D, the small portable 3D scanning microscope with the fantastic handling.

Control buttons and focus knob on the DotScope mini

The DotScope mini has control buttons and a knob to focus directly on the device. With the focus knob you can adjust the focus very quickly and precisely, as you are used to from a manual microscope. The control buttons are used to control functions, such as starting a measurement, saving a measurement, displaying the live image, and resetting the stepper motor position indicator. These functions are particularly useful when a large number of measurements have to be carried out or when a depth measurement has to be determined very quickly. This allows the software to be operated remotely, i. you can stay on the device.

Integrated xy adjustment

The DotScope mini has an xy adjustment, which means that the details of a print form can be approached precisely.

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 mobile 3D microscope 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.

Simple handling

With the DotScope mini 3D you can easily generate 3D views and measurements 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 15 ... 20 seconds. The rapid image acquisition also decreases the influence of external vibrations on the measurement result.

More information about the software can be found here.

Application examples:

Technical specifications:

  • Camera sensor resolution: 1280 x 1024 pixels
  • Roll diameter: From 60 mm to flat
  • Maximum vertical scan range: 2600 μm
  • Weight: 2,9 kg

  • Lens Max. measuring field Min. optical resolution Screen range
    5x 1400 x 1060 µm² 1,10 µm/Pixel 15...60 l/cm
    10x 700 x 530 ´µm² 0,55 µm/Pixel 30...240 l/cm
    20x 350 x 260 µm² 0,27 µm/Pixel 60...600 l/cm

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

    A comparison overview of the DotScope microscopes can be found here.