Keyence Corp. of America’s VW-9000 high-speed microscope
incorporates a light source, an LED monitor, analysis software and PC components.
It can be used for standard high-speed applications and as a digital microscope
for inspection and development work. With a redesigned CMOS sensor, the instrument
records high-speed processes at up to 230,000 fps and can capture video for up to
13 h. The all-in-one system can be set up and ready to operate in minutes, according
to the company. The controller supports color and monochrome cameras, and the advanced
interface simplifies setup. High-speed recording is automatically played back in
slow motion, allowing real-time adjustments during setup. A “motion graph”
function displays changes in a target’s movement.