CENTER VALLEY, Pa., Dec. 21, 2012 — Designed to provide customers with a streamlined solution for quantifying microscopic residue, defects and foreign particles during manufacture, Olympus America Inc.’s Inspector Series 5.2 delivers the accurate and reproducible data required to determine if parts meet quality specifications. It is used in the automotive, aerospace and medical device industries. The single-source solution for automated particle counting includes Inspector Series software, an optical microscope, a digital camera and a motorized stage. The system is designed for use with 47-mm membrane filters and is used by manufacturers to check the overall cleanliness of parts by filtering rinse fluid, then optically measuring and counting particulates at up to several billion per filter. Advanced image analysis is also available, and particulate detection accuracy is improved with focus-mapping solutions for advanced materials with varying topographies. Inspector can be customized to adhere to internal company standards as well as international quality standards including ISO 16232 and ISO 4406/4407.