The PCB industry continues to adopt increasingly higher levels of integration and thereby achieves greater component density. This translates to a reduced tolerance on PCB assembly which as a consequence has to become tighter. There is a pressing need for reliable and accurate visual inspection of PCBs.

In today’s fast-paced environment, accuracy is critical and there in no time for delays due to improper quality tests. Present-day electronic circuits are assembled with very small-footprint components, some as small as 0.2 to 0.1 mm. Viewing such components require high magnification inspection systems but at an affordable cost.

Nuline has made a revolutionary breakthrough in this field of inspection systems when it designed and developed a low-cost visual inspection system for easy viewing of electronic circuit boards – the NULINESCOPE.

The Nulinescope is a monocular continuous zooming optical inspection system with a high definition colour CCD camera and TV system together. With a high working distance and wide field of view, there is an exceedingly high definition output. A substantial advantage over other run-of-the-mill microscope inspection systems is that there is minimal eye-strain in the Nulinescope enabling faster and simpler inspection.

Nulinescope offers both vertical and 45 degree tilt (3D) viewing of objects.

The Nulinescope offers magnification up to 100x and the images can be captured on a computer by using the USB cable provided. The unit is fully integrated for line inspection as well as quality checking. All this at a fraction of the cost of its counterparts in the market today.

This system can be used for visual inspection of electronic components like ASICs, ICs, Transistors, Diodes, etc.

The microscope will give clear, distortion free, true color images on the integrated LCD-TFT monitor. The system includes a high resolution camera to capture the magnified image of the object. The image can be captured on a computer with USB interface cable option.