The OLYMPUS CIX100 inspection system is a dedicated, turnkey solution for manufactures who maintain the highest quality standards for the cleanliness of manufactured components. Quickly acquire, process, and document technical cleanliness inspection data to comply with company and international standards. The system’s intuitive software guides users through each step of the process so even novice operators can acquire cleanliness data quickly and easily.
The cleanliness of components and parts is at the center of the manufacturing process. Meeting high standards for counting, analyzing, and classifying the often micron-sized contaminant and foreign particles is important for all processes: development, manufacturing, production, and quality control of the final product. International and national directives describe the methods and documentation requirements for determining particle contamination on essential machined parts since these
particles directly impact the lifespan of parts and components. Previously, the mass of residue particles was used to characterize the residue. The standards in use today demand more detailed information about the nature of the contamination such as the number of particles, particle size distribution, and particle characteristic.
The OLYMPUS CIX100 Cleanliness Inspection System is designed to meet the cleanliness requirements of modern industry and national and international directives.
The technical cleanliness of components and parts is essential, especially in the automotive and aerospace industries.
Standard Process for Cleanliness Inspection: Preparation and Investigation
(01:Extraction, 02:Filtration, 03:Weighing, 04:Inspection, 05:Review, 06:Results)
Seamlessly integrated hardware and software result in a durable, high-throughput system that delivers reliable and accurate data.
Dedicated, easy-to-use workflows minimize user action and guarantee reliable data － independent of the operator and experience level.
The unique all-in-one-scan solution enables scans to be completed twice as fast as other inspection systems. Counted and sorted particles are displayed live while powerful, easy-to-use tools make it easy to revise inspection data.
Powerful and easy-to-use tools support to revise inspection data. Highest flexibility is guaranteed by support of all international standards. Clear representation of all relevant inspection results in a maximum time saving.
One-click reporting meets the requirements and methodologies set forth in international standards.
The OLYMPUS CIX100 system is a turnkey solution designed to meet the needs of automated cleanliness inspection. Each component is optimized for accuracy, reproducibility, repeatability, and seamless integration for reliable data in a high-throughput system. The system is designed for excellent optical performance, reproducible observation conditions, and repeatability. At the same time, this cleanliness inspection system helps minimize human error by automating critical tasks.
1. Reproducible Imaging Conditions (Camera Cover)
Highest reproducibility by protected camera alignment to prevent unwanted misalignments.
2. Innovative Polarization method (Detection Unit)
Detects both reflective (metallic) and non-reflective particles in a single scan.
3. Proven Durability (Stage / Stage inserts)
Accurate and reproducible positioning and an improved focus drive guarantee reproducible positioning. The stage insert maintains a secured membrane position and features an additional insert for the integrated calibration tool.
4. Excellent Optical Quality (Microscope)
Perfect image quality for analysis by excellent optical components, like Olympus UIS2 objectives and high resolution camera.
5. Easy to Use (Software)
Simple and easy-to-use software with intuitive step-by-step workflows leads users through the complete inspection process and helps minimize operator error.
6. High Performance (Workstation)
The powerful workstation is equipped with a touch-screen monitor for efficient operation.
The diagram illustrates the OLYMPUS CIX100 precision by verify the measurement stability and repeatability using the Process Performance Index (PPk). The same sample at 5X and 10X magnification was measured several times (10 times) and the particle count from typical size classes was extracted. The diagram shows the evaluation of CPk and PPk on class E (50-100 µm).
The OLYMPUS CIX100 system is easy to use, so even inexperienced inspectors can acquire accurate and reliable data. Preconfigured hardware and dedicated system solutions help ensure that your settings are correct for accurate and repeatable inspection results.
Olympus’ high-quality UIS2 objectives help ensure the best optical performance for excellent measurement and analysis accuracy. A dedicated light source maintains a consistent color temperature optimized for cleanliness inspection.
The integrated calibration slide helps maintain regular system verification.
Reproducibility has been optimized by eliminating moving parts from the illumination light path, maximizing automatic functionality, and creating intuitive workflows that limit potential operator errors. The integrated calibration slide helps maintain regular system verification.
The optical path alignment, motorized nosepiece, and the camera are protected by a cover to prevent any accidental modifications.
The clear structured user interface not only makes cleanliness inspection repeatable and reproducible but also easy for experts and non-experts alike.
The OLYMPUS CIX100 system delivers enhanced performance and productivity through the entire inspection process and is designed to make cleanliness inspection easy for inspectors of every experience level. The software provides step-by-step guidance through the complete cleanliness inspection. Intuitive workflows improve productivity and confidence in results while reducing cycle time, cost-per-test, and handling errors. The result is a system optimized to maintain high quality standards.
Step-by-step the intuitive interface guides operators of any experience level through the complete investigation process and minimizes inspection and process time for daily use.
OLYMPUS CIX100 redefined the user operation and make cleanliness inspection easy for everyone even by non-experts. Every kind of user produces inspection data they can rely on. The system reduces complicated adjustment by extensive. The intuitive workflow is based on just three steps: Inspect sample, Review results and Create Report. The system reduces complicated adjustment by extensive user guidance leading through all process steps in respect of international standards and by a maximum use of automated functions.
The system reminds to perform automatic system checks for accurate results on a regular basis; and pre-configured and customized system configurations supports the operator on daily purposes.
The combination of a pre-configured, pre-calibrated system and intuitive user interface helps make cleanliness inspection easy for inspectors of every experience level.
The OLYMPUS CIX100 system enables administrators to control which users have access to different parts of the system. Depending on an operator’s level of experience, the system administrator can define variable roles and choose which functionality to assign to operators. Power users may have access to the complete system setup, while inexperienced users can be limited to basic workflows. This functionality helps ensure that inexperienced users generate reliable results.
User rights allows the administrator to define roles for operators with marked-off functionality
High performance by touch technology
The OLYMPUS CIX100 software’s large buttons are perfect for working with the system’s modern and efficient touch-screen technology.
The OLYMPUS CIX100 system is already configured and calibrated when it is delivered but can be easily modified and customized to your applications and requirements.
Inspection configurations are used to specify all of the parameters for sample inspection, including rules for the characterization of particles, setting particle families, and types.
All relevant data are displayed live on a single screen during the inspection, enabling the operator to stop or interrupt the inspection if a test fails.
The OLYMPUS CIX100 system offers high-performance image acquisition and accurate live analytics of both reflective and non-reflective particles ranging from 2.5 µm up to 42 mm in a single scan thanks to an innovative polarization method. This unique all-in-one-scan solution enables scans to be completed twice as fast as other inspection systems. Counted and sorted particles are displayed live and sorted into size classes, supporting direct decision making for reprocessing and helping ensure a fast reaction time in case of a failed test.
An innovative polarization method based on wavelength separation and color detection detects both reflective (metallic) and non-reflective particles in a single scan. Integrated into the microscope frame, this high-throughput design enables scans to be completed twice as fast as other inspection systems and eliminates operator interaction with system components, such as the polarizer, which can negatively impact the system settings, leading to potentially incorrect results. The all-in-one-scan technique increases the number of inspected particles, reducing the cost per test and shortening the reaction time in case of a failed test.
1: ’Classical’ method, 2: ’New’ method
(1-1:Non-reflecting, 1-2:Reflecting, 2:Combinded)
An innovative polarization method detects both reflective (metallic) and non-reflective particles in a single scan.
The overview image assists with evaluating filter coverage, particle clustering, or worst particles, so users can react quickly before the final inspection starts
The sample overview image is created at the beginning of the sample inspection and displays the entire filter at low magnification. The overview image helps to identify filter coverage or particle clusters before the sample inspection starts.
The sample information area lists the most interesting data
Inspection configurations are used to specify all parameters for sample inspection.
Predefined acceptable particle counts per size classes are displayed and the sample can be validated (OK) or rejected (NOK) even before the complete membrane is acquired.
The OLYMPUS CIX100 system counts and sorts particles into the size classes defined in the inspection configuration. Direct result feedback including classification evaluation, enables users to monitor results during acquisition. A statistical control chart function visually illustrates the level of particle class compliance, for improved reliability.
Image stitching automatically reconstructs images of large particles
Live processing and classification of both small and large particles according to international standards (2.5 µm up to 42 mm).
Clearly view the time remaining for sample acquisition.
All particles and classification tables, overall cleanliness code, particle location, and the standard used appear in one view.
The OLYMPUS CIX100 system includes powerful and easy-to-use tools to revise inspection data with a fast guided particle review. The one-click reclassification function provides users flexibility and supports international standards. Thumbnail images of every contaminant detected by the system are linked together with dimensional measurements, making it easy to review the data. Retrieving a particular contaminant’s information is simple. Through the review process, all results are updated and displayed automatically in all views and size classification bins. This leads to maximum time savings with clear representations of all relevant inspection results.
Visualization of different particle view eg. largest reflective or non-reflective particles
Clear arrangement of images, data and results for immediate decision making for reprocessing. At-a-glance display of complete inspection data in various selectable views. Images of particles organized from largest to smallest for all kind of particles (reflective or non-reflective).
When selecting a dedicated thumbnail, its location is automatically shown in the overall image. With just one click, particles can be deleted or reclassified into another particle family.
Visualization of different particle view eg. largest reflective or non-reflective particles
Thumbnail images of all detected contaminants are linked with their dimensional measurements, making reviewing, revising, and recalculating particle data before documenting the results convenient.
Classification and particle tables list the results according to the selected standard.
Classification and particle tables show the results according to the selected standard and particle data respectively.
Evaluation is performed according to all major international standards used in the automotive and aerospace industries including:
ISO 16232-10 (VDA 19.1)
NF E 48-655:1989
Companies also have the flexibility to set up their own evaluation standards
The overall classification results based on the selected standard are calculated and displayed.
Instantaneous calculation and presentation of overall classification contamination class code (CCC) according to the selected standard.
Different Cleanliness Codes
The system supports one-click reclassification of all supported standards. Select the standard and the cleanliness code is displayed.
Operators can easily revise their inspection data. Powerful software tools including delete, split, and merge make revising the data simple.
The OLYMPUS CIX100 system has tools that make it easy to revise inspection data during the review step. (1. Delete, 2.Split, 3.Merge)
Results of height measurements for selected particle are automatically added to the result sheet for further investigation.
Evaluation is performed according to all major international standards used in the automotive and aerospace industries. Companies also have the flexibility to set up their own evaluation standards.
Reports that comply with international standards.
The smart and sophisticated reporting tools based on predefined templates that comply with industry standards enable easy one-click digital documentation of the inspection results. The results are created in Microsoft Word 2016 and can also be directly exported as PDF so that data can easily be sent via email. Report templates help inexperienced operators avoid mistakes, but can be easily modified to meet the needs of your company. Tools for data sharing and reporting save time and increase reaction time and productivity. The OLYMPUS CIX100 system can also archive reports and data for record keeping.
The smart and sophisticated reporting tools of the OLYMPUS CIX100 system are based on predefined, professional-looking templates. All available templates are clearly listed.
Analytical reports comply with the standard used during analysis.
A list of available templates is displayed based on the standard used during analysis and allows fast creating of compliant reports even by unexperienced operators.
The software supports output formats such as MS Word or PDF.
Exporting a report is as easy as clicking your mouse. The operator can choose to export the reports into MS Word or PDF, depending on their requirements and needs.
Capability to justify decision after years.
Inspection data and reports need to be achieved for a certain period of time.
The information page of a report
This area of the report consists of information about the sample such as customer, examiner, order number, and date of inspection. All data are inserted automatically.
Because the largest particles detected during the scan are of high interest, this report section lists the ten largest particles found during the inspection.
This section of the report incorporates the data calculated during the inspection according to the standard used and displays information such as size class and range information, as well as the absolute numbers of particles detected and the contamination class.
The result page showing images of the largest particle
Thumbnails of the largest particles are displayed together with the particle parameters and the particle class. Thumbnails also show images of contaminants reconstructed by stitching smaller images together.
|Microscope||OLYMPUS CIX100||Motorized focus|
|Noise Piece||Motorized Type||Motorized Nosepiece|
Optional : Optional MPLFLN 20X used for height measurements
|Stage||Motorized Stage X,Y||Motorized Stage X,Y|
|Specimen Holder||Sample Holder|
|Particle Standard Device (PSD)|
|Stage Insert||2-position Stage Insert|
|Controller||Workstation||High-Performance Pre-installed Workstation|
|Touch Screen||23-Inch Touch Screen|
|Drawing||Dimensions (W x D x H)||Approx. 1300 mm x 800 mm x 510 mm|
|Normal Use||Temperature||10 - 35 °C|
|Humidity||30 - 80 %|
|For Safety||Environment||Indoor use|
|Temperature||5 - 35 °C|
|Altitude||Up to 2000 m|
|Level of Horizon||Up to ±2°|
|Power supply and Voltage Stability||±10 %|
|Dedicated workflow software for Technical Cleanliness Inspection|
|Languages||GUI : English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Simplified Chinese and Korean|
|Online help: English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Simplified Chinese and Korean|
|License Management||Software license activated by license card (already activated at installation)|
|User Management||System can be connected to a network for domain administration|
|Live Image||Display in color mode|
|Window fit method|
- Particles are detected as soon as they are captured for improved speed
- User can stop the process if the measurement results are not good
XY motorized stage
- Joystick operation and control by software
- Automatic or manual repositioning on selected particles
|Motorized nosepiece: Selection by software only|
- Control by joystick
- Software autofocus available
- Predictive autofocus using multipoint focus map
|Light control: Light intensity is automatically controlled by software|
- System is verified by measuring the PSD parameters
- OK or NOK quality value is produced
|Technical Cleanliness Standards||Supported standards: ISO 11218:1993; ISO 14952; ISO 16232-10; ISO 21018; ISO4406:1999; ISO4407:1991; ISO12345:2013; NAS 1638-01; NF E48-651:1986; NF E48-655:1989; SAE AS4059E|
|Fully compliant to VDA19:2016 recommendations|
|Identification of particle family: particles can be classified by particle families (fibers, reflecting, reflecting fibers, or others)|
|Customized standards: User defined standards can be defined easily|
|Inspection configuration: The system allows to load, define, copy, rename, delete and save an inspection configuration|
|Particle Tile View||Displays the detected particles in tile view for improved navigation|
|Store the Full Membrane||The complete filter is stored and can be reprocessed using different conditions|
Particles can be edited during the revision process. It is possible to:
- Delete, Merge, Add Particle
- Change the particle type
|Dynamic Reports||Professional analytical reports can be produced by using Microsoft Word 2016|
|Height Measurements||Automatic or manual height measurement of selected particles||
- Optional software solution which drives the motorized focus drive from top to bottom of selected particles. The particle height is then processed from the difference between the top and the bottom Z coordinate.
- Includes an additional objective lens (20X MPLFLN) and a license card that needs to be activated at installation.
|Europe||Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU|
|EMC Directive 2014/30/EU|
|RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU|
|REACH Regulation No. 1907/2006|
|Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive 94/62/EC|
|WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU|
|Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC|
|USA||UL 61010-1:2010 Edition 3|
|FCC 47 CFR Part15 SubPartB|
|Canada||CAN/CSA-C22.2 (No. 61010-1-12)|
|Australia||Radio communications Act 1992, Telecommunications Act 1997|
|Regulation on Energy conservation AS/NZS 4665-2005|
|Japan||Electrical Appliances and Material Safety Act (PSE)|
|Korea||Electrical Appliances Safety Control Act|
|Regulation on Energy Efficiency Labeling and Standards|
|Regulations for EMC and Wireless Telecommunication (Notice 2913-5)|
|China PL Law|
|Regulation for Manuals|