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Keyence VHX-5000 Microscope

Keyence VHX-5000 Microscope
Tool Type: “Observation”
Location: “Microfluidics Lab”
Supervisor Tool Lead
David Bothman Eric Lemieux
(805) 893-4125 (805) 234-8919
Description: “Microscope”
Manufacturer: “Keyence”


The Keyence microscope is a semi computer controlled microscope that is capable of taking precision measurements from large depth of field images under high magnification. This microscope features both backlighting and top lighting, and has a computer controlled movable stage which can be used to pan across the object you are viewing. This microscope has a motorized objective which can be used to image parts with a large depth of field to create a single in focus image with depth mapping data. The motorized stage also allows for the stitching of several images to create larger high magnification pictures.

Training Documentation

Detailed Specifications

  • 17 mm/s Z travel
  • Objective rotation up to 90 degree angle from normal stage axis
  • Image stitching up to 20,000 x 20,000 pixels
  • Optical zoom from o to 1000x
  • 50 FPS max framerate

Safety Concerns

  • Do not leave lighting elements on
  • Do not crash the objectives
  • If replacing the bulb in the MI-150 wear gloves to avoid getting oil on the halogen lamp bulb

Reference Documentation

keyence_microscope.txt · Last modified: 2021/06/09 17:01 by furst