TIM5

Materials and Metallurgical Inspection Microscope

With excellent optical performance and a range of illumination options including brightfield, darkfield and polarized light, TIM5 makes it easy to observe, inspect and analyze a wide range of materials.

  • Up to 1000x magnification with plan achromatic objectives
  • Effortless observation of a wide range of materials
  • Modular design, with a wide range of accessories

Materials and Metallurgical Inspection Microscope

Whether you want to inspect alloys, plastics, ceramics, or other materials, the TIM5 routine inspection microscope allows both beginners and advanced users to achieve detailed analysis of a wide range of material subjects.

Optimize your observations

TIM5 provides ultimate flexibility offering choice of brightfield or darkfield observations as reflected light, polarized light or transmitted light options to ensure you get the best view  of your observation.

Choosing the right illumination technique

When inspecting PCBs brightfield is effective at showing the detail.

Switching to darkfield enables the shiny alloy to be seen in greater detail.

The neutral density microscope filters (ND Filters), used in a variety of industrial applications, come as standard to allow you to select which light wavelengths are transmitted, reduced or blocked. These filters offer a selection of transmittance values, daylight blue for a more comfortable viewing, as well as contrast filters, often used for observation of semiconductor wafers and monochrome photography.

Adjustments for illumination, transmittance, interpupillary distance and diopter are all possible with this versatile materials microscope.

Capture and document the results

Image acquisition and documentation allow you to provide full reports on your results. TIM5 pairs seamlessly with most microscope cameras and digital cameras to give provide you with additional functionality. Choose from a range of cameras and software to suit your application. Speak to our experts.

Accessories

System kits

There are two system kits ready to meet different needs. Each kit includes the items detailed below. Kits do not include objectives which should be chosen according to requirements.

TIM5-EPI system kit (illumination only)

  • TIM5-EPI unit
  • 10x/22mm eyepieces
  • Quintuple nosepiece
  • Power adapter
  • 5X C-mount adaptor
  • Neutral density filters: ND25, ND6
  • Polarizing kit: Rotatable analyzer 360°
  • Graticule retaining ring

TIM5-SSI system kit (incident and sub-stage illumination)

  • TIM5-EPI unit
  • 10x/22mm eyepieces
  • Quintuple nosepiece
  • Power adapter
  • 5X C-mount adaptor
  • Neutral density filters: ND25, ND6
  • Polarizing kit: Rotatable analyzer 360°
  • Graticule retaining ring

Objectives

EPI infinity plan achromat objective lens options up to 100x, for both brightfield and darkfield observation, providing up to x 1000 total magnification.

Bright field illumination only (includes adapter to fit to nosepiece):

  • 5X Brightfield objective lens with adapter
  • 10X Brightfield objective lens with adapter
  • 20X Brightfield objective lens with adapter
  • 50X Brightfield objective lens with adapter
  • 100X Brightfield objective lens with adapter
Bright and dark field illumination:

  • 5X Brightfield / darkfield objective lens
  • 10X Brightfield / darkfield objective lens
  • 20X Brightfield / darkfield objective lens
  • 50X Brightfield / darkfield objective lens
  • 100X Brightfield / darkfield objective lens

Optional accessories

TIM5 materials and metallurgical microscope can accommodate a range of digital and USB cameras fitted to the trinocular head, such as Pixel-fox and DHS packages. Contact us for more advice on selection of cameras or observation and analysis software to suit your application.

Also available are:

  • Camera C-mount adaptor, 1.0x

 

Technical

To discuss your particular requirement in further detail, please contact your local Vision Engineering representative.

Microscope Body

 Optical system Infinity corrected optical system
 Viewing head 30° inclined Siedentopf trinocular viewing head, 360°
rotatable
Focus Coaxial bilateral coarse and fine adjustment with adjustable limit stop
Sensitivity and graduation of fine focus: 0.001mm
Torque adjustment for coarse focus control
Built-in transformer and illumination intensity control
Mechanical stage 186 x 138mm double layer mechanical stage with low
positioned right hand X,Y controls for enhanced
ergonomic comfort
75 x 50mm (X,Y) movement
Max. specimen height 50mm (with incident only illumination)
30mm (with incident / transmitted illumination)
Nosepiece Quintuple reversed revolving nosepiece BF/DF (reducing collars for BF objectives)
Weight 13kg

Eyepieces

Eyepieces Wide field 10x/22mm, graticle can be inserted
Eyepiece tubes Interpupillary adjustment 48 – 75mm;
Dioptre adjustment +/-5

Illumination

 Illumination Koehler illumination with adjustable field and aperture
diaphragms, BF/DF beam splitter
24V/100W halogen lamp house
Transmitted illumination Koehler illumination
24V/100W halogen lamp house
Includes swing-out achromatic condenser N.A. 0.9/0.25

Optical Data

Brightfield (BF) ojective lenses

Working distance

EPI infinity plan achromat 5x/NA 0.12 (BF) 0.61″ (15.5mm)
EPI infinity plan achromat 10x/NA 0.25 (BF) 0.39″ (10.0mm)
EPI infinity plan achromat 20x/NA 0.40 (BF) 0.23″ (5.8mm)
EPI infinity plan achromat 50x/NA 0.75 (BF) 0.01″ (0.32mm)
EPI infinity plan achromat 100x/NA 0.80 (BF) 0.08″ (2.0mm)

Brightfield / darkfield (BF/DF) ojective lenses

Working distance

EPI infinity plan achromat 5x/NA 0.12 (BF/DF) 0.47″ (12.0mm)
EPI infinity plan achromat 10x/NA 0.25 (BF/DF) 0.39″ (10.0mm)
EPI infinity plan achromat 20x/NA 0.40 (BF/DF) 0.17″ (4.3mm )
EPI infinity plan achromat 40x/NA 0.60 (BF/DF) 0.11″ (2.9mm)
EPI infinity plan achromat 50x/NA 0.75 (BF/DF) 0.01″ (0.32mm)
EPI infinity plan achromat 100x/NA 0.80 (BF/DF) 0.08″ (2.0mm)

Dimensions

  • A = 23.07″ (586mm)
  • B = 19.57″ (497mm)
  • C = 19.96″ (507mm)
  • D = 23.23″ (590mm)
  • E = 11.02″ (280mm)

FAQ's

Can I view my samples under Brightfield and Darkfield?

When selecting your system you can choose objectives that are suitable for either bright field illumination only or bright and dark field illumination.

Can I view my sample with transmitted light and incident light?

There are options that allows you to view your sample with transmitted and incident light independently or simultaneously. The TIM5 is available in two different system kits: TIM5-EPI includes incident illumination only TIM5-SSI includes incident and transmitted light sources Please ensure you select the correct model for your needs on ordering.

Can I view my sample under polarized light?

Yes. A polariser and analyser are available for incident light.

Can I capture images?

Yes. The trinocular construction allows for a camera to be mounted to the camera port tube using a C-mount adapter. A range of cameras are available, please contact Vision Engineering for further information. When paired with appropriate software, functionality can range from image acquisition and basic measurement, to more advanced applications such as image processing, stitching images together and image analysis.