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Publication Date: 10/1/2010
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Zeiss Intros New Upright Microscope
Axio Imager Vario upright microscope.
Thornwood, NY — Carl Zeiss has introduced the Axio Imager Vario, a microscope module for industrial tasks examining large samples that require various contrasting methods, such as solar cells, wafers, flat panel screens or printed circuit boards. The sample space has been adapted to object sizes with up to 300mm lateral and up to 250mm vertical extension.

The new microscope combines the excellent optics and high functionality of the Axio Imager 2 upright microscopes with a highly stable column construction. Highly precise guideways ensure exact adaptation of the sample area in the z-direction. Sample stages with travel distances of up to 300mm can be used on the stable aluminum base plate.

The microscope module is available in three versions. The Axio Imager.A2 Vario is a manual/ encoded microscope module with motorized turret focus. Axio Imager.Z2 Vario is a fully motorized version and also has motorized turret focus. In addition to these two versions, a third, also fully motorizable variant without a focus drive is offered. This makes it particularly suitable for OEM clients who wish to utilize an external focus drive.

The reflected light illuminator with apochromatically corrected field lens ensures homogeneous illumination of the field of view, high contrast for all contrast methods, and maximum light yield. The binocular comfort ergo phototube delivers an upright, unreversed image. An optimal viewing angle and several degrees of freedom for adaptation to the user allow fatigue-free work over long periods of use.

The new microscope module can be combined with AxioCam microscope cameras and AxioVision software for optimal results in image recording, documentation and archiving.

Contact: Carl Zeiss MicroImaging, Inc., One Zeiss Drive, Thornwood, NY 10594 800-633-6610 Web:

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