Axio Imager Vario Upright Microscope for Materials Examinations

Effortless microscopy of large samples

(PresseBox) (Jena, ) Carl Zeiss offers the Axio Imager Vario microscope module in particular for tasks in industry where large samples such as solar cells, wafers, flat panel screens or printed circuit boards have to be examined under the microscope with various contrasting methods. The sample space of the Axio Imager Vario has been adapted to object sizes with up to 300 mm lateral and up to 250 mm vertical extension. This microscope combines the excellent optics and high functionality of the Axio Imager 2 upright microscopes with a stably designed column construction. Highly precise guideways ensure exact adaptation of the sample area in the z direction. Sample stages with travel distances of up to 300 mm 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 featuring a motorized turret focus. Axio Imager.Z2 Vario can be fully motorized and also features a motorized turret focus. In addition to these two versions, a third, also fully motorizable variant without a focus drive is also 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 contrasting 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 fatiguefree, comfortable work, also over long periods of use.

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

Carl Zeiss MicroImaging GmbH

The Carl Zeiss Group is a leading group of companies operating worldwide in the optical and optoelectronic industries that generates revenues totaling around EUR 2.1 billion (2008/09). Carl Zeiss offers innovative solutions for the futureoriented markets of Medical and Research Solutions, Industrial Solutions and Lifestyle Products.

The Carl Zeiss Group has approximately 13,000 employees worldwide, including more than 8,000 in Germany. The Carl Zeiss business groups hold leading positions in their markets. Carl Zeiss AG, Oberkochen, is fully owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation).

Carl Zeiss MicroImaging

Carl Zeiss MicroImaging GmbH comprises the Microscopy Group of the Carl Zeiss Group. Carl Zeiss MicroImaging is one of the leading manufacturers of microscope systems and offers total solutions for biomedical research, the healthcare sector and hightech industries. Its product line spans a broad spectrum from light microscopes and systems for laser scanning microscopy and spectrometry to hardware and software for image processing and documentation. Carl Zeiss MicroImaging GmbH is headquartered in Jena, Germany. Other manufacturing and development sites are located in Göttingen and Munich. In fiscal year 2008/09 the Microscopy Group at Carl Zeiss generated revenues of approximately EUR 365 million with a global workforce of around 1,700 people.

Further information is available at www.zeiss.de/micro

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