More Accurate, Faster, and Simpler Measurement of Objects with Complex Shapes
The ability to clearly and easily see the output display component of measuring microscopes is essential. That is why the new Olympus measuring software has been created, helping to deliver complex measurements with greater accuracy. The software also enables the use of digital cameras.
STM7-BSW Sample GUI
High performance model with high speed live display
1920 x 960
30fps (1920 x 960)
15fps (2448 x1920)
960 x 720
1920 x 1440
Introductory model with high price-performance ratio
1024 x 768
2048 x 1536
Measurements are made by receiving coordinates input via STM7.
Once measured and calculated, coordinates can be used again for subsequent measurements. This eliminates the need to carry out the same work twice, enabling a smoother and more effi cient workflow.
Virtual Point Measurement
Intersections, central points, lengths,and a range of other measurements can be made by drawing straight lines and circles, which can then be set to remain as reference points on acquired sample images.
Both the origin and the X-axis are set with respect to the sample, allowing the sample to be measured even when it’s not aligned with the stage.
XZ Plane Measurement
Conventional measuring microscopes measure the XY plane directly from above. However in response to user demands, Olympus has incorporated an XZ plane measurement function in the STM7-BSW to enable the measurement of crosssections as seen from the side. Now measurements that used to be diffi cult are much easier—such as radius measurements for vertical sections of hemispherical objects, or measurement of the depths of grooves with curved bases compared to a reference line.
R measurement of a hemispherical sample
Height measurement of a groove from its base and the reference line
Frequently used alignment and other measurement procedures can be combined and assigned to a single macro button—eliminating the need to start from scratch each time the microscope is set up.
Measurements can be easily repeated based on a recorded workflow by simply inputting the movement of the stage and the coordinates in response to a software prompt. This function can be used to repeatedly carry out the same measurement on the same sample, or diff erent versions of the same sample.
Furthermore, if a set value and tolerance are set in the recorded workfl ow, the software can automatically identify when a measurement has failed.
Measurement Point Navigation for Replay Measurement
Automatic Edge Detection
This function detects the edges of the sample and automatically acquires and measures its coordinates. As a result, operators no longer need to designate the coordinates and subjectivity is minimized. Automatic Edge Detection also features a timer function that enables coordinates to be acquired in a specified time and supports the use of a foot switch that enables the operator to focus on measurement operations without taking his or her hands off the stage handles.
Automatic edge detection inside the circle
Multiple points automatic edge detection
Abnormal Point Elimination
Metal burrs and other abnormal points can be excluded automatically during edge detection. This enables a consistent calculation of measured values, irrespective of the state of the sample. Points excluded as abnormal can also be displayed on the screen in diff erent colors.
Sample with abnormal point
Abnormal point elimination
The light intensity of the microscope can be maintained by accurate software control. Light intensity settings can also be saved when recording a workfl ow for replay measurement, enabling measurements to be made under the same conditions during replay measurements or automatic edge detection.
Automatic Magnification Recognition (optional, with coded revolving nosepiece configuration only)
Through use of the coded revolving nosepiece, previously set calibration values are automatically recalled when changing the objective. In this way, the user can always be confi dent that the proper scale is on display.
One-Click Report Generation
Measurement results can be output in Excel format with a single click, eliminating mistakes made during transcription. Images can also be pasted in along with the measurement results, enabling more effi cient report generation.
Multiple Image Alignment (MIA) optional
Tile multiple images to capture a single high-magnifi cation, wide-area image. Because the images are tiled on the basis of coordinate data, the system is capable of producing highly reliable images.
Extend Focus Image (EFI) optional
The EFI function is eff ective for obtaining images that are well-focused throughout on samples with an uneven, complex surface shape. Generate a single image with focal points aligned in all positions.
Simply process multiple images with diff erent focal point positions while moving the Z-axis, or use the motorized model for automated image composition.