Large Format - Digital Stages


Large Format - Digital Stages

This product is ideal for users requiring larger measurement volumes underneath a digital VHX microscope from Keyence. 

Through the use of larger travel motorized stages, a precision motion controller, and an optional software interface this product increases the working area of the microscope. 

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  • Configured to accept Keyence VHX measurement heads
  • Built with larger travels to unlock more measurable surface volume
  • Designed with industrial positioning stages that increase payload capacity without sacrificing measurement accuracy
  • Custom designs to solve specific applications available upon request

Video Overview

software for automated scan control

ScanX handles communications between the Keyence VHX and the larger travel stage’s motion controller. It is also loaded with many useful features to further automate image acquisition routines . 

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Enabling Features

Motion Controller Support

Native support for the the external motion controller enables larger and more industrial positioning stages to be used.

Scan Setup Tools

Program modules, patterns, or load in a table of image positions to direct the stages where to move. Stitching and autofocus are supported.

User Tools

Define image file nomenclature, file save location, and use predefined reference marks to align each part before executing an automated scan.


Features can be added to the software and hardware on an a project basis. Consult us for more information.

See what VHX features are supported

Demsonstration of primary scanX functions

ScanX is a software user interface that enables the VHX microscope to be used with larger travel positioning systems. 

Stage positioning and jogging

Use the jog pad to move the motorized stages. XY comes standard. VT (vertical and tilt) come optional.

Position lists and teaching routines

Use tables to predefine imaging areas to be captured. Reuse the position list for repetitive measurements.

Large area stitching

Specify an image area and overlap % and ScanX will create a stitched image.

More power for more application

ScanX will run on the VHX controller PC, but for memory intensive applications it can be run on its own dedicated PC and monitor. This allows for larger image file sizes to be recorded, and faster. This is ideal for small batch production and intensive R&D applications. 

Environmental Considerations

Do you need additional isolation from your environment? We have lots of experience in determining what hardware you need depending on the facility that the equipment will be located in. 

One of the biggest factors that will dictate machine performance is floor vibration. This video highlights what happens to the performance when the floor is suboptimal. 

Related Products

Base Platform

Larger travel stages that work with the standard software packages supplied with the VK-X and VR measurement devices from Keyence. 

Expanded Platform

Expanded Capabilities and Software Automation for Keyence VK-X Laser Confocal Microscopes

Turn your metrology challenge into project success.