Fast and Efficient Material Analysis with Axio Vert.A1 from Carl Zeiss
All contrasting techniques with complete flexibility
Jena, 08 December 2011
With the Axio Vert.A1, Carl Zeiss is now introducing a compact, inverted light microscope that can be used for different, large test pieces and components. The microscope can be used in metallography and materials testing. Structures are analyzed quickly and efficiently, making it possible to obtain fast information about the properties and quality of the material. Users determine structures such as grain size, grain boundaries, phases and inclusions.
Different magnifications and contrasting techniques form the basis of these extensive analyses. The encoded, five position turret automatically recognizes what magnification is being used and therefore minimizes sources of error. It allows fast change of the objective lenses. During the change, the light manager automatically adapts the light intensity.
The Axio Vert.A1 uses all standard contrasting techniques in reflected light: brightfield, darkfield, DIC, C-DIC, fluorescence and polarization contrast. Brightfield, polarization and phase contrast are available in transmitted light. The four piece reflector turret allows convenient switching between the contrasting techniques.
The Carl Zeiss Group is a leading group of companies operating worldwide in the optical and opto-electronic industries. Carl Zeiss offers innovative solutions for the future-oriented markets of Medical and Research Solutions, Industrial Solutions, Eye Care and Lifestyle Products. During fiscal year 2009/10 the group of companies generated revenues of around EUR 2.98 billion. From fiscal year 2010/11 onward, eyeglass lens manufacturer Carl Zeiss Vision will be integrated as an autonomous business group (revenues of EUR 880 million in fiscal year 2009/10). The Carl Zeiss Group now has approximately 24,000 employees, including more than 10,000 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 Microscopy
The Carl Zeiss Microscopy business group is part of the Carl Zeiss Group. Carl Zeiss Microscopy is the world’s only one-stop supplier of light and electron microscopy systems. It has a comprehensive product portfolio which supports research and routine applications in life sciences. Materials research in industry and academia is another key area. The product range includes light microscopy, 3D microscope systems and spectrometers – each with its own software solutions. The wide range of particle beam systems ranges from scanning electron microscopes to innovative helium ion microscopes. In their use, customers are supported by an extensive global support and service network. Carl Zeiss Microscopy is headquartered in Jena, Germany. Other production and development sites are located in Oberkochen, Göttingen and Munich as well as in the UK and the USA. The joint business group has a global workforce of 2,500 employees.
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