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Inspex 3 Press Release

ASH entered the digital inspection market in 2012 in response to industry and customer demands. The demands of regulation, inspection verification, tracking and tracing has become more pressing across many facets of quality relation manufacturing.

To meet increasing demands for smarter, faster, and flexible solutions to complex inspection and measurement challenges, ASH developed the Inspex 3.

Inspex 3 is a powerful, flexible, and intuitive HD digital microscope designed around ASH’s new 30X HD Camera module. AshCam™ is the next generation Smart Inspection and Measurement Camera designed and developed by ASH. From listening and understanding the needs and desires of our customers and channel partners, the AshCam™ has been designed to meet the sophisticated specifications required in inspection and measurement industries. The new ASH product solution will deliver more value to our channel and industry partners through enhanced ease of use, simpler control, and many other smart benefits.

The development of AshCam™ provides ASH with full autonomy over our camera technology platforms, allowing us to further develop and customise our systems for the requirements of the customer. This is a major technological shift for ASH and provides innumerable benefits for the end user. ASH can now deliver more relevant application-focused systems to the industry and its customers from now and into the future.

ASH has developed unique patented high-speed image processing algorithms to deliver exceptional image quality, super-fast focus speed, and smooth digital zoom that makes inspection simpler, ergonomic, and efficient for our customers.

Inspex 3 is the first ASH digital microscope system to incorporate the AshCam™ module, which is ideal for industries such as medical device, pharma, precision engineering and electronics.

New Features

Inspex 3 is the latest evolution from ASH. Incorporating the AshCam™ module with a wide range of additional and improved capabilities.

Superb Image Quality

Experience unrivalled Full HD video imaging never seen before in an Ash system.

The Inspex 3 offers an enhanced, vibrant, crystal clear image for even the most demanding inspection applications.

Super-Fast Auto-Focus

Place any part under the camera and it will immediately adjust the focus position, allowing you to quickly and seamlessly inspect your part without having to adjust manual focus or change the height of the part.

Manual Rocker Focus

Save time by quickly adjusting the focus using the manual rocker icon to inspect the area of interest on a sample part when in manual focus mode.


Quickly focus on the area of interest by simply using the mouse pointer.

Improve accuracy and reduce human error with the capabilities of Spot Focus.*

* Global Patent applied for by ASH.

AshTruColour™ - True Colour Reproduction

View true colour reproduction of your sample with the Inspex 3. Replicate real and accurate colours as seen with the naked eye for true colour representation.


Real-Time Lens Distortion Correction*.

Lens distortion is inherent in all microscopes. Image distortion at the outer edges of large samples is automatically corrected by the Inspex 3.

* Global Patent applied for by ASH.

No Video Latency

The video from the Inspex 3 has zero delay. It is 3x times faster than previous ASH systems. View parts in real time with no video lag, allowing you to comfortably inspect, rework, modify and assemble any part. There is no delay between movement under the camera and what you see on the screen.

The Inspex 3 maintains the following improved great features introduced with the hugely successful Inspex II.



Inspex 3 is factory calibrated before shipping. No time is wasted performing recalibrations between changing magnifications.


Image Stacking

Inspex 3 automatically captures several images at different focal depths to create a fully focused, sharp, clear image for easy inspection. Save time by removing the need to adjust the camera height or manual focus.


2D Measurement, Annotation & Graticules

Point to point measurement and annotation of samples and creation of graticules.


Save to Network

Networking enables direct saving to the server or cloud for increased workflow efficiency.


User Privileges

User privilege settings enables operational control and traceability. Assign multiple users with access to different settings and features, improving security and streamlining the inspection process.


On Screen Preset Buttons

On Screen Preset Buttons allow quick access to pre-configured part-specific system settings.


Interchangeable Lighting

Multiple types of interchangeable lighting available, including Ring Light, DomeLight, Polarised Light and UV Light to address any inspection application.


Image Stamping

Image Stamping with time, date, user and magnification level. Easy documentation & traceability for accurate quality control records using image capture to USB key.

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