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Vision Engineering presents the Electronics Academy Webinar Series


Vision Engineering webinarVision Engineering has teamed up with industry-expert Bob Willis to bring you a FREE Electronics Academy Webinar Series, taking an in-depth look at the issues affecting PCB/SMT assembly and the challenges of achieving Zero Defect Manufacture.

Gain valuable insight and learn expert tips to identify quality issues and understand the common causes of solder joint failure. 

Upcoming Webinars
Thursday 16th June - Solder Joint Inspection & Process Defects
Wednesday 29th June - Counterfeit Component Inspection & Detection
Thursday 21st July - Conformal Coating Inspection & Coating Faults

Thursday 16th June

9.30am EST - Solder Joint Inspection & Process Defects
presented by Bob Willis
(60 minutes)

>> Learn how to minimize inspection and process defects
>> Identifying common joint failures
>> Causes, cures, corrective actions

    In the first webinar, Bob explains the best ways to inspect solder joints on conventional and surface mount assemblies with reference to international standards (e.g. IPC 610 and IPC J-STD-001).

    In addition, the webinar will illustrate some of the most common joint failures, why they occur and the corrective action required.

    Places are limited so sign-up now!
    Register for Vision Engineering Webinar
    Can’t make the webinar? All registrants receive a copy of the presentation slides. 
    Find out more, or register for future webinars in the Electronics Academy Series. 
    Learn expert tips to understand the common causes of solder joint failure.

    About Bob Willis

    Bob Willis is a globally-recognized expert in surface mount and area array technology, providing training and consultancy to electronics manufacturers worldwide for the past 30 years.
    Bob regularly speaks at international events, providing expert knowledge to improve skills and knowledge for electronics production staff and engineers.


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    ELZ Binocular Microscope Assembly Instructions

    Build the stand as per the instructions included in the box.
    Remove all the protective caps and covers from the microscope body.

    Place the microscope body on the focus mount (e-arm) and attach it securely with the set screw.



    Place the eye-piece inside the microscope eye-ports.



    Place the rubber eye-cups onto the eye-pieces for added comfort.



    Attach the auxiliary lens to the bottom of the microscope body.

    Lighting Options

    Florescent Ring Light :

    Pull back all three prongs, and attach firmly to the auxiliary lens or ring light adapter.

    LED Ring Light:

    Pull back all three prongs, and attach firmly to the auxiliary lens or ring light adapter. Attach the LED ring light to the power adapter, turn it on, and adjust the lighting power.

    Fiber Optic Annular Ring Light

    Pull back all three prongs, and attach firmly to the auxiliary lens or ring light adapter.



    Place the free end of the fiber optic cable into the fiber optic illuminator and tighten it into place with the set screws. Turn the fiber optic illuminator on and adjust lighting accordingly.

    Fiber Optic Dual Pipe Light

    Place the free end of the fiber optic dual pipe light into the fiber optic illuminator and tighten it into place with the set screws. Turn the fiber optic illuminator on and adjust lighting accordingly.

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    Scienscope Microscopy FAQ

    Q: How can I attach an auxiliary lens to my new microscope?A: Attaching an auxiliary lens to your microscope is easy.
    A: Simply thread the lens onto the microscope just below the  objective.

    Q: The fan is running, but the light has gone out in the fiber optic illuminator, what does this mean?
    A: This is probably due to the bulb in the light box going out. To fix, simply replace the bulb! (Part #: IL-RA-FB)

    Q: How can one determine the real length of an object when using an eye piece with a reticle?
    A: To measure the object, simply use this equation: Reticle x Objective Power x Auxiliary Lens Power = Actual Length

    Q: How do I calculate the total magnification on a MZ7 Video Inspection System?
    A: Total magnification can be measured with: Magnification of Coupler x Magnification of Micro Zoom Lens Range x Magnification of CCD Camera x Magnification of Auxiliary or Objective Lens x Diagonal Length of the Display.

    Example:

    • Coupler Magnification = 0.5x
    • Micro Zoom Lens Range Magnification (.7~4.5)  = 4.5x
    • CCD Camera Magnification (.5″) = 25.4/8
    • Auxiliary Lens Magnification = 1x
    • Diagonal Length of Display = 17″

    0.5 x 4.5 x (25.4/8) x 1 x 17 = 121.4x Total Magnification.

    Q: How do you calculate the magnification of Camera/CCD Format?

    A: 1/3″ CCD sensor = 25.4/6
    1/2″ CCD sensor = 25.4/8
    2/3″ CCD sensor = 25.4/11

    Q: How can I calculate the magnification of my new Binocular Microscope System? (SZ, NZ, ELZ)
    A: Total Magnification = Magnification of Eye Piece x Magnification of Objective Range / Auxiliary lens.

    Example:

    • Eye Piece Magnification = 10x
    • Objective Range Magnification = .67x
    • Auxiliary Lens Magnification = 0.5x

    10 x .67 x 0.5 = 3.4x Total Magnification.

    Q: How can I calculate the magnification of my new Trinocular Microscope System (SZ and NZ Series)?
    A: Total Magnification = Magnification of CCD Camera x Magnification of Video Coupler x Magnification of Objective Range x Magnification of Auxiliary Lens x Diagonal Length of Display.

    Example:

    • CCD Magnification (1/3″) = 25.4/6
    • Video Coupler Magnification = 0.5x
    • Objective Range Magnification = .67x
    • Auxiliary Lens Magnification = 0.5x
    • Monitor Size = 17″

    25.4/6 x 0.5 x .67 x 0.5 x 17 = 12.05x Total Magnification

    Instructions for Assembling the MAC Package and Macro Zoom Lens Systems

    Macro Zoom Adapter & 76mm – 47mm



    Place the Micro Zoom Adapter over the Macro body, then carefully slide down with the lip point upward.

    (NOTE: If you are having trouble sliding the adapter on, simply remove the label on the upper part of the body.)

    With a flat head screw driver, tighten down the three screws on the zoom body.

    By the lip of the adapter, carefully lower the Macro Zoom Lens into place until it is firmly seated.

    Camera with applicable camera adapter.

    Gently attach the adapter to the camera.

    With the adapter attached, screw the camera onto the macro body.

    (NOTE: If any kind of camera adjustment is needed, rotate the body until the camera is pointed away from you.)

    Lighting Options

    LED Ring Light

    Retract the three attached prongs, then tighten them evenly until they are secure.

    Flourecent Ring Light

    Retract the three attached prongs, then tighten them evenly until they are secure.

    Fiber Optic Annular Ring Light

    Retract the three attached prongs, then tighten them evenly until they are secure.

    Insert the Fiber Optic Annular Cable into the illuminator, and then secure it with the two set screws.

    Fiber Optic Dual Pipe Light

    Firmly place the Dual Pipe Light into the Illuminator and tighten the two set screws.

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    Assembly Instructions for the NZ Trinocular Package Systems

    Assemble the Stand per instructions provided in the box.  Remove all protective covers and caps from the Trinocular body.



    Attach the body of the Trinocular to the Focus Mount (or E-Arm). Tighten the set screw to steady the microscope body.



    Place the eye pieces in the microscope’s eye ports.

    If needed, place the rubber eye-cups on the eye-pieces. To install the eye-cups, simply remove the existing rubber rings and replace them with the eye-cups.

    To install the video coupler, screw it into the microscope body via the video port and then tighten theset screw to support it.

    If needed, attach the spacer/adapter to the camera.

    Attach the camera carefully to the video coupler, and then secure it with the set screw.

    Attach both the power supply and video cable to the camera.

    Be sure that the text on the camera is always facing the user for proper operation.

    Attach the auxiliary lens to the bottom of the microscope body.

    Lighting Options

    Florescent Ring Light

    To attach, pull back all three prongs and attach to the auxiliary lens or ring light adapter, then power on.



    LED Ring Light

    To attach, pull back all three prongs and attach to the auxiliary lens, then connect the LED ring light to the power supply.



    Fiber Optic Annular Ring Light

    To attach, pull back all three prongs and attach to the auxiliary lens or adapter.



    Attach the free end of the fiber optic cable to the fiber optic illuminator and secure with the two set screws. Now, power on the illuminator and adjust to preference.



    Fiber Optic Dual Pipe Light

    Attach the free end of the fiber optic dual pipe light to the fiber optic illuminator and secure with the two set screws. Now, power on the illuminator and adjust to preference.

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    Assembly Instructions for the SZ Trinocular Package Systems

    Assemble the stand per the instructions provided in the box. Remove all caps and covers from the trinocular body.


    Attach the trinocular body to the focus mount (or e-arm) and secure with the set screws.



    Place the eye pieces into the microscope’s eye-ports.



    If requested, apply the rubber eye-cups to the eye pieces.



    Place the video coupler into the microscope body’s video port and secure with the set screws.



    If needed, attach the spacer/adapter to the camera.



    Screw the camera securely into the video coupler, then tighten into place with the set screws.



    Attach the power supply and video cable to the camera.



    Always make sure that the text is always facing the user during operation.



    If you wish to activate “video mode”, simply slide the video converter switch to “PHOTO IN”. This will result in the eye ports shutting and the video port opening.



    Screw the auxiliary lense, or ring light adapter, directly to the bottom of the microscope’s body.

     

    Lighting Options

    Florescent Ring Light

    First, retract all three prongs, then attach to the auxiliary lens or ring light adapter. Power on.

    LED Ring Light

    First, retract all three prongs, then attach to the auxiliary lens or ring light adapter.

    Connect the LED ring light to the power adapter and switch it on.



    Fiber Optic Annular Ring Light

    First, retract all three prongs, then attach to the auxiliary lens or ring light adapter.



    Insert the free end of the fiber optic cable into the fiber optic illuminator, then tighten with the two set screws. Power on the fiber optic illuminator and adjust brightness to taste.



    Fiber Optic Dual Pipe Light

    Insert the free end of the fiber optic dual pipe light into the fiber optic illuminator, then tighten with the two set screws. Power on the fiber optic illuminator and adjust brightness to taste.

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