BUFFALO, N.Y., May 9, 2011 — Titan Tool Supply Inc. has introduced the Model XAM-1 measuring microscope with a dovetail slide and digital micrometer for precision measurements and recording. The digital micrometer shows readings in 0.001-mm divisions. The microscope provides precision measurements that are not limited by magnification, field of view or a calibrated reticle. Instead, the microscope frame moves on the dovetail slide with a measuring capacity range of 27.94 mm, and the movement is read by the micrometer. Because the microscope is portable and sits directly over the workpiece to be measured, it can be used while the workpiece is still in a machine without disturbing the setup, and it can be used instead of a higher-cost optical comparator or toolmaker’s microscope when it is not feasible to bring the workpiece to the microscope. The digital micrometer can be programmed for “go/no go” tolerance settings and readings. Standard magnification is 40×, which can be changed by ordering optional objective lenses of 2×, 3×, 5×, 10× and 20×. A 20× eyepiece with a 20× objective lens provides a maximum magnification of 400×. Field of view at 40× is 10.21 mm, working distance is 23.11 mm, and resolution is 161 lines per millimeter. Illumination is provided by the FOI-150 fiber optic light source in conjunction with the FOI-1 bifurcated lightguide or the RI-17 fiber optic ring illuminator. Construction of the microscope stand is modular so that the round legs can be easily removed, or a longer vertical post can be substituted. The unit is well-balanced on its stand, allowing observation between the two round legs, or rotation of 180° so that the legs are in the rear of the microscope frame. The unit can measure point-to-point on printed circuit boards, electrical circuit artwork, small molded parts, miniature machined parts and other precision measuring applications. The XAM-1 can be converted to video by removing the 10× eyepiece and purchasing a TSTVA-12 video adapter.