Simplifying Cleanliness Analysis

OLYMPUS releases turnkey technical cleanliness control system.

(Image courtesy of OLYMPUS.)

(Image courtesy of OLYMPUS.)

The OLYMPUS CIX100 technical cleanliness control system is intended to meet the cleanliness requirements of both modern industry and national and international directives for evaluating particulate contamination of manufactured components and parts.

The fully motorized system’s step-by-step user guidance is intended to reduce human errors, increase productivity and help ensure quality standards.

The OLYMPUS CIX100 system is a dedicated turnkey solution for image acquisition and live analytics of both reflective and non-reflective particles using an innovative polarization method. According to OLYMPUS, the CIX100 completes scans twice as fast as other inspection systems.

Before inspection starts, the system presents an overview image to assist the user in identifying filter coverage or particle clusters. During the scan, counted and sorted particles are displayed live and sorted into size classes, supporting real-time decision making for reprocessing. The scanned filter membrane is automatically saved for reprocessing or recalculation.

Other features include: 

  • Reproducible observation conditions and high-image quality
  • Integrated calibration and maintenance tools that help ensure settings are correct
  • Live processing of contaminant particles ranging from 2.5 µm up to 42 mm
  • Image stitching that automatically reconstructs images of large particles
  • Results automatically classified, updated and clearly displayed
  • Available in seven languages

Every system is pre-aligned at the factory for optical performance and reproducible observation conditions. The integrated optics, imaging sensor and dedicated workflows guide operators through the entire process, making it possible for inexperienced users to generate reliable results.

Integrated calibration and maintenance tools help ensure that the settings are correct.

The OLYMPUS CIX100 system offers software tools that simplify technical cleanliness analysis and reporting. Thumbnail images of all detected contaminants are linked with their dimensional measurements for reviewing, revising and recalculating particle data.

The system also utilizes predefined templates that comply with industry standards, enabling digital documentation of the inspection results in Microsoft Word for exporting and emailing. Report templates can help inexperienced operators avoid mistakes, and can be modified as needed.

The OLYMPUS CIX100 system’s functionality can be enhanced with an available height measurement solution to fulfill VDA 19 requirements. For selected particles, the height measurement is performed either automatically or manually, and the calculated height value is listed as an additional data field in the results sheet.

For more information, visit the OLYMPUS CIX100 webpage.