DE3200 Series Video Microscopes
DE3200 Lab Video Microscope
DE3200-S2 Bare Fiber + Video Microscope
User’s Guide
Overview:
Manufactured by Domaille Engineering, LLC, the DE3200 Series Video Microscopes are designed for high
quality visual end-face inspection of fiber optic connectors and bare fiber in a research or production
environment. Featuring a powerful illumination system and high magnification, it is considered a
valuable tool in production facilities and engineering labs.
Utilizing Velmex stages and adapters provides flexibility for operators to move between connector types
on the DE3200. The Velmex stage on the DE3200-S2 enables operators to travel along bare fiber as well
as moving from bare fiber to a connector. Connector adapters are compatible with the DE2503 and
DE2600 OptiSpec® Microscopes.
Within this manual is all the information needed to operate and maintain the DE3200 Series Video
Microscopes. Domaille Engineering continues to design innovative new products while maintaining and
further developing existing ones.
Printing History
Edition 4, April 2016
©Copyright 2015 by Domaille Engineering LLC
Contents
Features: ....................................................................................................................................................... 4
Initial Setup: .................................................................................................................................................. 4
Attaching the Micrometer (DE3200-S2) ................................................................................................... 5
Operation: ................................................................................................................................................. 6
Lighting:..................................................................................................................................................... 6
Changing Magnifications:.......................................................................................................................... 7
Illumination Set up: ................................................................................................................................... 7
Determining Actual Magnification: ........................................................................................................... 7
Linear Stage Adjustments: ........................................................................................................................ 8
Changing Adapters on the DE3200: .......................................................................................................... 8
Setting APC Adapters on the DE3200: ...................................................................................................... 8
Changing Bare Fiber Adapters on the DE3200-S2: ................................................................................... 8
Preventive Maintenance ............................................................................................................................... 9
General Cleaning ..................................................................................................................................... 10
Centering the illumination ...................................................................................................................... 10
Cleaning objective lenses ........................................................................................................................ 10
Adjusting the Magnification.................................................................................................................... 10
Cleaning the CCD Camera ....................................................................................................................... 11
Adjusting the knob tension on the DE3200 Series.................................................................................. 11
Troubleshooting Advice .............................................................................................................................. 13
LIMITED WARRANTY.................................................................................................................................... 15
Product Summary ....................................................................................................................................... 16
Features:
DE3200
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High resolution video and CCD Camera
Five position nosepiece
Long working distance optics for UPC
and APC inspection
An extensive range of adapters for most
connectors
Precision LED illumination control
DE3200-S2
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High resolution video and CCD
Camera
Five position nosepiece
Long working distance optics for
UPC and APC inspection
Bare Fiber Adapters
Rotating stage to view end face and
side profile of bare fiber.
Initial Setup:
Due to the delicate nature of the optics housed within the DE3200 and DE3200-S2, the microscope must
be shipped in a partly un-assembled state to ensure safe delivery.
1. Unwrap the modular focus base and vertical illuminator.
2. Remove the dust cover from the back of the vertical illuminator and the front of the focus base.
3. Using a 3mm wrench, mount the dovetail of the vertical illuminator to the modular focus base.
DO NOT overtighten the screw as it could crack or damage the mount.
Make sure that the vertical illuminator is mounted vertically on the focus base. You can check this by
looking at the space between the illuminator and the focus base for clearance.
Note: Failure to make sure the vertical illuminator is attached correctly to the focus base may lead to
serious resolution problems with the microscope.
Attaching the Micrometer (DE3200-S2)
The micrometer is packaged separately to prevent damage during shipping. To reduce wear on the
battery, it has been inserted backwards for shipping.
The micrometer nut
1. On the back on the micrometer remove the battery plate. Flip battery and replace battery
plate.
2. Remove the nut from the micrometer.
3. Insert the micrometer into the first holder, but not through the second.
4. Place the nut back onto the micrometer.
5. Read the micrometer instruction manual prior to use.
Once the vertical illuminator and micrometer have been installed, the remaining set up can be quickly
achieved through a few simple connections. There are three main components to the microscope
system: the microscope, power adapter/LED Controller, and monitor (or computer if using a digital
camera or frame grabber).
The ME-12013 LED Controller operates from a 24 volt DC output power adapter (ME-12015) with
switching transformer to accept AC voltage 90-240 volt, 50-60Hz for domestic or international use.
This unit is used to power both the camera and the illumination of the microscope.
Currently we provide two different monitor types, in several different sizes. These monitors are high
resolution monitors specifically chosen to provide the best solution for inspecting connector end-faces.
We do not recommend any of the lower priced security type monitors as the resolution and image
quality are not sufficient. A computer may also be used to capture images, contact Domaille
Engineering for more information on digital camera options or video frame grabbers.
Operation:
Focusing and Focus Tension Adjustments
The focus adjustment knob on the DE3200 series is
conveniently located on each side of the Modular
Focus Base. Both coarse and a fine adjustment are
provided. A tension adjustment is also located on
the right side of the scope.
Clockwise = Focuses the Stage In
Counter-Clockwise = Focuses the Stage Out
Lighting:
The illumination can be controlled using the intensity control knob located on the fiber optic light
source. This allows the operator to control the brightness of the image when inspecting the dark fiber
cladding and highly reflective metal or ceramic ferrules.
Clockwise = Increases Illumination
Counter- Clockwise = Decreases Illumination
Changing Magnifications:
Each DE3200 and DE3200-S2 model is equipped with four
objective lenses: 5x, 10x, 20x, and 40x. Mounted to a typical
microscope turret or nosepiece allows the operator to quickly
change magnifications when inspecting connectors. Optional
3.3x, 10x interferometer, 20x interferometer objectives, and
fiber pointer are available. The fiber pointer helps align bare
fiber quickly.
For more information on magnification or calibration, please
visit our website at www.domailleengineering.com
Illumination Set up:
For maximum contrast, alignment of the field diaphragm is critical in maximizing performance of the
DE3200 Series. Once set, no further adjustment should be necessary.
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Set up an image with the fiber in the center of the monitor screen.
Set the magnification using the 40x objective.
Close the field diaphragm by sliding the knob to the left.
This will close the diaphragm and appear as a hexagon silhouette.
Use the centering knobs on each side of the Vertical Illuminator to move the silhouette of the
diaphragm so that it is centered around the image of the fiber.
Determining Actual Magnification:
The best method to calculate the exact “total” magnification used on the DE3200 series is to measure
the cladding on the video display. Take the measurement in millimeters and divide that amount by the
125 micron cladding. The result is the “total” optical and video magnification being used.
For example: Taking a set of calipers, we measured the diameter of the ferrule viewed through DE3200
on a monitor to be approximately 53.49mm.
Actual size of display/cladding diameter in mm = Total Magnification.
53.49mm/ .125mm = 427.92x
For more information on Total Magnification or differences between optical and video magnification
please refer to the Optical versus Video section on our website www.domailleengineering.com
Linear Stage Adjustments:
Centering on the DE3200 Series can be accomplished along three axes.
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The lever in the front of the stage acts as a lock, flipping the lever to the right hand side of the
scope “un-locks” the stage while flipping it to the left “locks” the stage. Quickly change positions
by “un-locking” the stage and sliding the stage left or right. Use this for coarse adjustment of the
X- axis.
After locking the stage, use the knob on the right for fine adjustment along the x-axis up to 0.5
inches.
Each adapter bracket has its own individual z- axis adjustment. The DE3200-S2 the bare fiber
stage can be adjusted along Z-axis using the thumbwheel towards the bottom of the stage.
The Y- axis adjustment is controlled by the focus knob on the both sides of illuminator base.
Changing Adapters on the DE3200:
Adapters on the DE3200 Series stage can quickly be changed out by loosening the two thumb screws.
When aligning the adapter use the lower powered 5x objective.
Individual adapters can be moved back and forth to align them with others. This is used to “parfocal” the
adapters to one another. This minimizes the amount of focusing required when switching connector
styles.
Setting APC Adapters on the DE3200:
Use the two end positions on the DE3200 Series stage for setting up APC 2.5 or 1.25mm adapters. A
third mounting hole is provided to angle the adapter at 8 degrees. Insert the connector key up on the
left hand position and key down on the right hand position.
As with setting up any adapter it may be easier to use the low (5x) powered objective first. The angle
can then be checked by inserting a connector and making sure the light is centered.
Changing Bare Fiber Adapters on the DE3200-S2:
There are a few different bare fiber adapters for the DE3200-S2 to best accommodate your fiber viewing
needs. The bare fiber rotator allows the operator to turn the fiber 360°, currently this is only available
for 1.25mm and 2.5mm fibers. The Quick Release V-Groove allows the operator to switch between
multiple fiber sizes, this adapter allows for fiber sizes from .125mm to 2.66mm.
These adapters can be switched out for different applications by following the diagram below:
Preventive Maintenance
Caution:
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The following instructions should only be performed by qualified service personnel.
If equipment is used in a manner not specified by the manufacturer, the protection
provided by the equipment may be impaired.
There is NO SERVICEABLE EQUIPMENT inside the (ME-12013) LED controller. All
equipment requiring repair should be sent back to the manufacturer or an
authorized dealer.
General Cleaning
Harsh solvents are not recommended on a regular basis. Typical safe degreaser solvents can be used to
clean old grease or grime from mechanical parts. Ordinary lens cleaner (offered at most photo/camera
supply stores) is safe to use on the optics of our microscopes. Lens cleaner can be used with a soft lens
tissue/ cloth to remove any soil, fingerprints, etc. from the front of the objectives.
Centering the illumination
Centering the illumination of the DE3200 Series is critical in order to maximize performance of the
microscope. All scopes are set up from the factory, but replacing lamps or periodic cleaning of may
require the operator to re-center the fiber optic bundle over the vertical illuminator.
1. Using a 1/16” hex wrench, loosen the three set screws at the top of the Vertical Illuminator.
2. While viewing a fiber on the monitor, slide the fiber optic bundle and adapter until the greatest
amount of light is over the cladding area of the fiber.
3. Re-tighten the three screws.
Note: adjust the light intensity up and down to confirm the light is centered
Cleaning objective lenses
Oils, dirt, and fingerprints may reduce the resolving power of the objective lenses. To ensure maximum
levels of performance of the DE3200series microscopes, wipe the lens of the objectives with a lint-free
tissue and lens cleaner. Ordinary lens cleaner, available at most photography supply stores works the
best. Perform this procedure weekly or as needed, depending on the type of environment inspection is
being held.
Adjusting the Magnification
A slight adjustment to the magnification can be made by turning the video coupler. This essentially
alters the tube length of the microscope and may cause some of the objectives to loose parfocality,
however it is a handy adjustment when calibrating the microscope to specifications that are slowly being
introduced into the industry.
This adjustment is relative to the size of the image and will not offer any more or less resolving power to
the microscope.
Cleaning the CCD Camera
Use extreme caution when attempting to clean the camera. Any scratches, solvent, streaks or dirt left
on the IR filter of the CCD will show up in the field of view of the microscopes.
Before attempting to clean the IR filter on the CCD camera, first confirm that the visible dirt on the
monitor is actually on the camera. While viewing the suspected dirt on the video monitor, slowly rotate
the CCD camera on the Microscope.
Due to the orientation of the CCD, if the dirt remains in the same spot and does not rotate with the
camera, the dirt is most likely on the camera itself.
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Carefully unscrew the camera from the camera mount.
Using clean, compressed air, blow across the surface of the IR filter.
Recheck the camera for dirt.
If the dirt is still there, use plastic tweezers, soft lens cloth and lens cleaner to carefully wipe the
surface of the IR filter. Use a wiping spiral pattern from center of filter out to edges, to remove
debris.
5. Re-check the camera for dirt.
6. Repeat this process until the camera is clean.
Caution: Blow air across and not directly at the CCD sensor of the camera.
Adjusting the knob tension on the DE3200 Series
The tension on the X-axis adjustment knob may need adjustment from time to time depending on the
frequency of use.
1. Using a .05” hex wrench, unscrew the locking set screw that secures the knob to the drive shaft
and remove the knob.
2. Using a spanner or special adjustment tool available from Domaille Engineering, LLC. Adjust the
spanner nut clockwise to increase the tension on the knob. Likewise turn the spanner nut
counterclockwise to decrease the tension.
Troubleshooting Advice
Image is Not Clear
No Illumination
No Video Image
Image Not Centered
Spots and/or Lines on the Monitor
Loss of Resolution or Image Contrast
Try adjusting the focus mechanism to bring
the image into focus.
Increase or decrease the light intensity on
the fiber optic light source.
Adjust to 5x objective and verify fiber is in
the field of view.
Check the set-up, confirm that all
connections are made and that everything is
powered on.
Increase the light intensity on the fiber optic
light source.
Check the fiber optic light source, replace it if
necessary.
Check the set-up, confirm that all
connections are made and that everything is
powered on.
Re-set the light intensity to approximately
half power, too much light will bleed out the
image resulting in an all-white screen.
Try adjusting the focus in and out.
Use the Z-axis stage adjustment and the
linear slide knob to bring the fiber to the
center of the screen.
Fine tune the adjustments on the Z-axis using
the knobs on top of each bracket.
Slightly decrease the contrast control on the
monitor as this may enhance optical
interference with the CCD Chip.
Check the CCD Camera of dirt and debris.
Isolate the scope from other electronic
devices that may cause video interference.
Check the objective lenses for dirt, scratches
or film.
Adjust the brightness and contrast controls
on the monitor.
Make sure the impedance switch on the back
of the monitor is set to 75Ω.
Check the CCD camera for dirt and film.(Add
period)
Image Drifts In and Out of Focus
Image is Not Centered Between Objectives
Make sure the shutter on the CCD is set to
the OFF position.
Tighten the focus tension knob.
Tighten the side adjustment screw on the
connector bracket.
Check that each objective is screwed on tight.
LIMITED WARRANTY
Domaille Engineering, LLC (“Domaille”) products are warranted by Domaille to be free from defects
in workmanship and materials for a period of one-year from the original purchase date. This warranty
covers defects in materials or workmanship only and does not include damage due to abuse, misuse,
problems with electrical power, problems with compressed air supply, servicing not authorized by
Domaille, failure to properly care for and maintain the products, or normal wear and tear. In addition,
use of parts, components, or accessories not supplied or approved by Domaille will void this warranty.
Domaille’s sole liability arising from any use of its products and this warranty is limited to repair or, at
Domaille's sole discretion, replacement of defective products or defective component parts thereof.
To request warranty service, you must contact Domaille at 7100 Dresser Dr. N.E., Rochester, MN
55906, USA. If warranty service is required, Domaille will issue a Return Material Authorization
Number (RMA#). You must ship the products back to Domaille in their original or equivalent
packaging, pre-pay shipping charges, and insure the shipment or accept the risk of loss or damage
during shipment. Along with your RMA # include your name, telephone number, return address, proof
of original purchase date, and a description of the claimed defect. If the defect is covered by this
limited warranty, Domaille will repair or replace (at its option) the product or the defective component
part(s) and ship them freight prepaid to an address in the continental U.S. Shipments to locations
outside of the U.S. that are not the original shipped to location will be made freight collect or will
be shipped to the original shipped to location, at the discretion of Domaille.
NO WARRANTY OTHER THAN THE ABOVE LIMITED WARRANTY IS MADE, EITHER EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED. ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES FOR THE PRODUCT, INCLUDING BUT NOT
LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PERIOD. DOMAILLE
SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RELATING TO ITS
PRODUCTS.
SOME STATES (OR JURISDICTIONS) DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED
WARRANTIES, OR EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR
CERTAIN PURCHASERS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS
LIMITED WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS
WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE (OR JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION)
Product Summary
Domaille Engineering’s mission is to provide our customer with the highest quality solution
through the innovative use of technology that allows our customers to gain a competitive
edge. Our core competencies in engineering and precision manufacturing provide OEM’s and
fiber optic customers effective and cost efficient solutions.
From our world renowned APM-HDC-5300 polishing machine to our patented MT EZ
AbraSave® fixtures, Domaille Engineering equipment provides the highest yields and
throughput in the fiber optic industry.
The Domaille APM-HDC-5300 interface allows user to program a soft ramp of pressure and
speed. This feature along with accurate force, speed, and time enables customers to
consistently meet the most demanding fiber optic polishing specifications.
Our patented AbraSave® fixture line utilizes Unique Path Technology which reduces
polishing time and polishing film costs. The AbraSave® technology delivers the greatest
consistent fiber protrusion for the best polishing results in the fiber optic industry.
The OptiSaber™ laser cleaver family is a Domaille solution addressing process variation
associated with cracking, which is typical of mechanical cleaving process. Our OS7000M
patent pending MT adapter allows users to cleave both UPC and APC ferrules with a few
simple adjustments. The OptiSaber OS7000S single fiber laser cleaver has several different
single fiber adapters to choose from depending on connector type.
Domaille Engineering proudly offers our OptiSpec® product line of fiber optic microscopes.
Our OptiSpec® microscope line offers customers high quality production fiber optic
inspection capabilities for both production and laboratory settings.
View all of our products, including the Universal Cure Oven and
Air Cleanse System, at www.DomailleEngineering.com.
Domaille Engineering, LLC
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Phone: 507-281-0275
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