IDC MicroInspection Partners With Peak Metrology

New Partnership Enables Core Technologies For Digital Microscopes

Showing IDC MicroInspection operator software and a Peak Metrology larger travel microscopy platform.

PITTSBURGH, Nov 22, 2021 – Peak Metrology, a surface metrology capital equipment manufacturer, today announced the partnership with IDC MicroInspection. This partnership combines the equipment and hardware capabilities of Peak Metrology with the process knowledge and application software of IDC MicroInspection. Now, digital microscope customers benefit from new capabilities such as larger measuring volumes and increased image acquisition automation. Most notably, reliable positioning machines are now available with scan automation control software for seamless integration of Keyence VHX digital microscopes.

“There was an impasse for customers trying to get the most out of their digital microscopes. This partnership with IDC solves that challenge and enables us to deliver a fully integrated product,” said RJ Hardt, Peak Metrology’s President. “It is important for us to help customers navigate the challenges of measuring larger parts as this is core to our company’s purpose, and IDC’s expertise and application software is what takes our solution across the finish line.”

Peak metrology offers capital equipment for precision metrology processes. IDC offers process knowledge and application software for a variety of industries. “Our proven software interface allows us to replicate useful features of digital microscopes while adding capabilities that previously did not exist,” said Thorleif Brandsberg, IDC MicroInspection’s General Manager. “Now we are pairing our products with a well-known equipment manufacturer to help more customers solve their precision inspection challenges.”

About Peak Metrology

Peak Metrology engineers and manufactures standard and purpose-built capital equipment for surface metrology processes. Working across the semiconductor, electronics, advanced manufacturing, aerospace and defense, and medical device industries, Peak Metrology’s engineers solve customers’ complex surface metrology challenges with equipment solutions that leverage more than 50 years of experience. Customers trust Peak Metrology to deliver precision equipment that reduces measurement uncertainty and increases process automation. Learn more at www.peakmetrology.com.

About IDC MicroInspection

IDC MicroInspection is specialized in automated microscopy, optical inspection, and precision engineering. The management’s 25 years of experience in the semiconductor and microelectronics industry and mechanical engineering, is the basis for the realization of customer projects. The Swiss family business was founded at the lake of Zurich in 2006 with the aim of developing sustainable and innovative machines and solutions. Learn more at www.idc-gmbh.ch

Software for unlimited stitching of microscopy images

Extension for Keyence VHX video microscope

With the extended stitching area, you can scan an overview image of your entire sample and still see the smallest details, even when zooming.

With our ScanX software in compination with a VHX microscope with motorized stage opens new dimensions in the field of image stitching.

The easy-to-use IDC control software takes over the entire process. Program the area you want to represent, select the magnification and start the process.

Software for automatic scanning

Extension for Keyence VHX video microscope

Program unlimited positions with just a few clicks and scan them automatically. If required, each position can also be stitched with several images.

Our software ScanX pro offers the same functionality as the ScanX but with a higher degree of automation and additional features.

With a few clicks you can program the scan positions e.g. in a matrix with rows and columns, define the different scan parameters and start the process.

Large motorized stage for VHX video microscope

Extended scan area of up to 320mm / 12.5″

Now even large specimens can be scanned with the VHX video microscope.

Our motorized tripod extends the travel range of the VHX video microscope up to 320mm / 12.5″. The easy to use control software ScanX / ScanXpro handles the entire process. Thereby we combine the high functionality of the VHX with our sophisticated positioning and control unit to an optimally matched overall system.

Technical data for standard system:

XY travel rangeg: 210 x 210mm or 320 x 320mm

Z-travel range: 50mm* motorized incl. autofocus

Stange surface: 305 x 305 or 405 x 405mm

* An additional manual Z adjustment is optionally available.