Carl Zeiss: New accessories expand the application range of SteREO Discovery stereomicroscopes
In the future, SteREO Discovery stereomicroscopes from Carl Zeiss with their new accessories can also be used as single-channel, on-axis, zoom microscopes to enable more efficient work without sacrificing high quality. Speed and precision are major requirements particularly in industrial quality control where inspection, documentation and the measurement of structures and components are part of the everyday routine.
The new accessories include an encoded, 3-position nosepiece turret for a broad range of objective magnifications and resolutions. In addition a motorized Y intermediate tube allows binocular viewing in both single channel monoscopic or two channel stereoscopic modes. The SteREO Discovery.V20 offers a high, continuously variable magnification range of up to 233:1, at maximum resolution and parallax-free documentation over the entire magnification range all in one microscope. Fast and reliable zooming of object details with a feature size of 0.5 micrometers is possible from low-power magnifications with a field of view of up to 11 millimeters diameter.
The new parfocality manager from Carl Zeiss ensures that the microscope image always remains exactly in focus so that no refocusing is required after a change of the objective nosepiece position.
Furthermore, beam delivery of the overall system is automatically adjusted on the nosepiece after the change between stereo observation and parallax-free, single-channel vertical observation. This guarantees permanent binocular observation in both 3D and 2D. Operator error can be practically ruled out.
Many other improvements make microscopy more convenient. The ring illuminators developed for the nosepiece ensure consistent reflected-light illumination without annoying cables and light guides. The system’s light manager function automatically adapts the brightness to the magnification used.
Equipped with the AxioCam digital microscope camera and the AxioVision software, the SteREO Discovery.V20 is particularly well-suited for observation, measurement and the professional documentation for a wide range of materials applications.
Thanks to the new accessories, SteREO Discovery stereomicroscopes achieve an optical, continuously variable magnification range of up 233:1.
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PI No. 012/09, May 2009
Carl Zeiss MicroImaging, Inc., a subsidiary of Carl Zeiss, Inc., offers microscopy solutions and systems for research, laboratories, routine and industrial applications. In addition, Carl Zeiss MicroImaging markets microscopy and digital pathology systems for the clinical market, as well as spectral sensors for industrial and pharmaceutical applications. Since 1846, Carl Zeiss has remained committed to enabling science and technology to go beyond what man can see. Today, Carl Zeiss is a global leader in the optical and opto-electronic industries. With 11,249 current employees in the Group and offices in over 30 countries, Carl Zeiss is represented in more than 100 countries with production centers in Europe, North America, Central America and Asia. For more information on the breadth of solutions offered by Carl Zeiss MicroImaging, please visit www.zeiss.com/micro.
Carl Zeiss AG is a leading group of companies operating worldwide in the optical and opto-electronic industry. The five independently operating business groups are active in the future-oriented markets of Medical and Research Solutions, Industrial Solutions and Lifestyle Products. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. The company has been a technological pioneer in optical innovation for more than 160 years.
Carl Zeiss develops and distributes products and services under the ZEISS brand name for biomedical research and medical technology, as well as for the semiconductor, automotive and mechanical engineering industries. Planetariums, binoculars, and camera and cine lenses are valued by millions of users around the world. The eyeglass business is now bundled in Carl Zeiss Vision International GmbH, the number two eyeglass provider in the world.
Carl Zeiss AG is fully owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation). During fiscal year 2007/08 (ended Sept. 30), the company generated revenues of EUR 2,731 million. Carl Zeiss has around 13,000 employees in more than 30 countries, including more than 8,000 in Germany.
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