Mark Jones – Technical Field Service Manager


Pioneer of the wristwatch since 1905, Rolex is at the origin of landmark innovations in watchmaking, including the first waterproof wristwatch – the Oyster – and the Perpetual rotor self-winding mechanism.

“In the jewellery industry you have the 4 C’s cut, color, clarity, and carat weight. In watchmaking education you have the 4 D’s: demonstration, deliberation, documentation, and discover. In educating student’s about the small world of watchmaking, we need tools that can transport them into this world. The Omni core is an excellent digital microscope for us because it is a stand-alone system. It has a great focal distance for demonstration and it offers many built in tools and optional accessories that help us communicate, measure and collect images. The Omni helps us and our students evaluate and understand this tiny complex world. It also comes with a great team of people that have help us quickly and efficiency, answering questions and giving us technical support.”

Swissmatic Ltd.

Iain Goodwin – Quality & Operations Manager


Formed in 1980, our machining facility has built a reputation for exceptional quality, state of the art technology, and a commitment to quality in everything we do. Swissmatic Ltd provide high quality precision turned components with its engineers having an obsession for quality.

Having only purchased the Omni a few months ago, we wonder what on earth we did before!! With manufacturing small high precision turned components, it is not always easy to see the component clearly.  However, using the Onmi we can now not only see a better image but we can magnify and capture the image with ease. The measurement aspect of the scope is very easy to understand, easy to use and it has excellent repeatability – within a few microns of a millimetre. One of the many key advantages of purchasing the Omni is the technical support.  Matthew, our Technical Sales Engineer, has a vast amount of knowledge.  We have found him very supportive both before and after sales.

We would highly recommend Omni to anyone who is considering purchasing from Ash Technologies.

Conductix Wampfler

Michael Mulvin  –  Quality Specialist


Conductix-Wampfler is a world leading supplier of mobile energy supply and data transmission systems. 

“The Omni vision system we purchased from Ash Technologies has given us the ability to measure dimensions on our plastic moulded parts that we previously did not have the capability to do. In sourcing this, capability has greatly improved our ability to obtain timely approval from our customers for the new products we are constantly adding to our range. The Image Stacking function on the Omni vision system is a feature that we have found useful. We use many bought-in high precision components on our assembly line. The Image Stacking function enables us to quickly produce high magnification photographs to highlight to our suppliers any quality issues or areas for improvement. Our suppliers greatly appreciate the precision measurement and quality of the images we can now provide them with.”

dakin flathers

   Dakin Flathers

   Steven Martin    –   Technical Director


Dakin Flathers are a world-class bandsaw and bandknife blade manufacturer, supplying superior quality carbon bandsaw, bi-metal bandsaw and bandknife blades.

“We purchased an Omni digital microscope from Ash Technologies in order to satisfy our need for in-process testing out in the factory. We were looking for something that was robust, intuitive to use, and capable of giving us a step change in our material assessment capabilities. I’m happy to say that the Omni fulfills all of those criteria and more. The ease of use has meant that we have had no issues with operator  engagement and everyone asked, insists it has taken away any degree of uncertainty that was always evident in analogue checks. From a personal point of view, right from the initial demonstration through to the after-sales service, I cannot fault the staff at Ash, who have gone over-and-above to assist however they have been able. Possibly the greatest testament to the unit is that other sections within the factory have seen the potential it brings; and have begun making their own case to me for the purchase of additional units. I have to say, it is only a matter of time!”