One main advantage of using a digital microscope during quality control is how easily operators can create photo documentation of their work. However, issues arise when the object is not flat, resulting in blurred or out of focus areas on the image. Solution? Stacking photos with varying focus heights on top of each other for one ultra-sharp image.
The cameras used in digital microscopes today are of such high quality that it’s easy to create extremely sharp images for documentation purposes. As long as your object is flat, that is. Simply capturing an image of an object with an irregular surface will create blurred images with out of focus areas, which might not be suitable for documentation material. With the Focus Stacking app from TAGARNO, the operator can create one ultra-sharp image in seconds regardless of the object shape.
Create one ultra-sharp image
With Focus Stacking, the operator adjusts the focus height until the object areas furthest away from the camera are in focus. The focus height is then changed to focus on the object areas closest to the camera. Depending on the object, the operator chooses how many pictures the application must capture while moving between the defined focus heights. The app then stacks the photos on top of each other to create one ultra-sharp image with no blurred or out of focus areas.
Easy access to high quality images
Thanks to the camera and built-in computer, it is easy to capture and store a large amount of photo documentation directly on the TAGARNO microscope. Simply capture an image using the control box and access it using a computer that is connected to the microscope through a LAN connection. If preferred, it is also possible to store the image documentation directly on an USB Memory Stick.
This digitalized approach to quality control not only improves the quality of the work. It also improves communication between colleagues and remote supply chain partners by allowing an operator to quickly share and explain any issue with accompanying images.