Scienscope was founded in 1995 to meet the growing need for reliable general purpose optical and video inspection solutions for the electronics and PCB industries. We began with basic stereo zoom microscopes used for SMT inspection and rework of circuit boards and electromechanical assemblies with a commitment to quality, value, and support. Scienscope has evolved to become a complete inspection solution provider offering microscopes, measurement systems, machine vision, and x-ray.
Our customer requirements lead to the evolution from basic stereo microscopes to trinocular microscopes and micro-video optics with CCTV camera systems for more comfortable viewing of applications. Later with the addition of image capture options (analog video capture cards and simple USB cameras) microscopes became valuable tools for documentation and communication of defects, process issues, and solutions. Scienscope has further realized the development of these advancements by adding image capture and digital viewing of applications to all the systems that we provide. Our latest camera technology is HD quality with integrated image capture to flash memory drives or USB 2.0 interface.
In 2001 Scienscope offered our first video coordinate measuring machines because of an expanding customer base with more sophisticated inspection requirements and applications. We found that more of our customers wanted the ability to measure very small features in addition to their inspection requirements. In keeping with our mission to offer value and quality, machines are designed with granite base and z-column, steel measuring stages with cross-roller bearings, and precision optics and digital camera. Our current product line includes a variety of machine designs and advanced measurement software with an intuitive interface. The systems are so user friendly that a dedicated operator is not required.
Scienscope began our most significant new product development in 2000, micro-focus x-ray, due to increasing popularity of the Ball Grid Array. Customers could not complete a final inspection with optical or video technology. They had to look through the package to detect voids, cold solder, bridging, opens, etc. Scienscope’s X-Scope line now features five machine platforms to meet the needs circuit board, medical device, solar panel, metal casting, LED, automotive, and pharmaceutical manufacturers. Scienscope systems include a range of 90kv to 160kv micro-focus x-ray tubes (down to 1 micron focal spot), digital flat panel image detectors (4096 shades of grey), programmable motion control (up to 6 axis manipulation), and intuitive inspection and measurement software.