The cleanliness of high-performance safety-relevant components is an essential
factor for reliability and a long lifetime. Leica
Microsystems developed a microscope system for measuring impurities in cleaning
liquids for micromechanic and motor components during production which has been
used with great success for quantitative cleanliness analysis in the automobile
and many other industries. New quality standards are putting increasing pressure
on manufacturers to apply this technique. Leica Microsystems has now announced
the launch of the successor product, Leica Cleanliness Expert, which offers
further benefits for users.
Leica Cleanliness Expert is an all-in-one system consisting of a fully automated
incident light microscope, a digital camera and an image analysis system. Fibers
and particles are detected in the live im-age and reflecting particles can be
differentiated from non-reflecting ones. The system is able to fully reproduce
any number of measurement parameters and microscope and camera settings, and
all the changes are documented in the report. Also, a new scanning algorithm
allows the user to detect any size of fibers and particles and reclassify them
in the list of results. The convenient user interface in the familiar Leica
Application Suite (LAS) design guides the user through all the main functions,
making work quick and easy. Leica Cleanliness Expert offers ultra precise analysis
leading to ultra reliable re-sults.
Leica Microsystems is a leading global designer and producer of innovative,
high-tech, precision optical systems for the analysis of microstructures. It
is one of the market leaders in each of its business areas: Microscopy, Confocal
Laser Scanning Microscopy with corresponding Imaging Systems, Specimen Preparation,
and Medical Equipment. The company manufactures a broad range of products for
numerous applications requiring microscopic imaging, measurement, and analysis.
It also offers system solutions for life science including biotechnology and
medicine, research and development of raw materials, and industrial quality
assurance. The company is represented in over 100 countries with 10 manufacturing
facilities in 8 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries and
an international net-work of dealers. The international management is headquartered
in Wetzlar, Germany.