Digital Microscopes Take Over QC Chores

According to TAGARNO, digital microscopes are supplanting traditional analog microscopes for quality-control (QC) tasks Once a printed circuit board has been identified as faulty during quality control, repairing and reworking will most likely include hand soldering. However, due to the miniaturization of components, traditional tools such as magnification lamps and optical microscopes become insufficient.


Higher magnification levels are needed when hand soldering ICs and capacitors due to the increasingly smaller components and many operators find that magnifying lamps are no longer able to provide the required magnification levels. Moreover, optical microscopes, usually considered the alternative to magnifying lamps, have a small field of view, creating a limited working area and thus making it difficult for the operator to work under. 

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Using a digital microscope to repair and rework defective boards will not only provide high magnification levels and increase usability, making quality control easier for the operator and thus enabling them to work more efficiently. A digital microscope will also display a live image of what happens beneath the camera with no delay.


With a digital microscope, the user can see the magnified object on a monitor, alleviating the operators of unnecessary neck pains and headaches as they are no longer bending their necks to look through an ocular or magnifying lamp. With the help of an inline flex arm, the operator can also stand directly in front of the camera and object under the microscope. This further improves the ergonomics and hand-eye coordination of the operator and thus paves the way for more efficient rework.


For more details, visit TAGARNO.

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