Stereo Discovery V8 Stereomicroscope
Jun 2006Carl Zeiss Spectroscopy GmbHRequest Info
GOETTINGEN, Germany, June 29, 2006 -- Stereo Discovery V8, a powerful basic instrument from Carl Zeiss for
modular stereomicrosopy, is suitable both for routine lab and
industrial applications and for advanced research work. The Discovery
V8 expands the redesigned stereomicroscope line begun in 2004 with the
introduction of the Lumar and Discovery V12.
CL1500 ECO fiber optic, cold-light light source, seen here with a
two-arm gooseneck light guide, delivers intensive, infrared-free light
to an object with pinpoint precision.
Carl Zeiss said the Stereo Discovery V8 is particularly suited for
workplaces that require the optical performance, modularity or egonomic
convenience of a manual stereomicroscope. Applications include the
electronic, semiconductor and automotive industries -- particularly for
optical inspection in the quality assurance and production areas and
for the precise assembly and alignment of very small components; and
optical examinations in biomedical research and development, for
example in universities, institutes and research centers, for the
screening, sorting and manipulation of specimens.
Zeiss said the Stereo Discovery V8's optics enable higher resolving
power, greater contrast and a better 3-D effect compared to current
standard instruments, and provide visibly more information in the
microscopic image in any application.
The modular design of
the Stereo Discovery V8 makes it compatible with Stereo Discovery
accessory components and make it easily adapted to a variety of
workplaces. Simple, basic configurations are possible for routine
workstations, for example, and an extensive line of accessories is
available for more specific requirements. Adding a Pentafluor 5x
position fluorescence attachment can provide a low-cost,
high-performance, entry-level fluorescence stereo system.
board with white solder resist, taken with Stereo Discovery V8 in
laterally grazing incident light. Objective: Plan S 1.0X, magnification
Ergonomic components such as the ergotube and intermediate tubes can be
used to optimally set the viewing angle and viewing height of the
microscope. This guarantees a relaxed seated position for long periods,
the manufacturer said. The extremely stable stand design ensures low
sensitivity to vibrations and stable specimen positioning, even with
high final magnifications and heavy microscope systems.
Stereo Discovery V8 also features a zoom range of 8 to 1 with
activatable click stops, a manual focusing drive with a 340-mm focusing
path, a generous object space and a scratch-resistant work surface. The
microscope offers the largest object field in its class. Three
high-quality objective series are available: Achromat S (high-contrast,
3-D images), plan S (for more flat, distortion-free object fields) and
PlanApo S (higher resolution without color fringes). The new CL1500 EC
cold-light source delivers intensive, infrared-free light, and the
VisiLED system offers new contrasting possibilities through
segmented activation of LEDs and high-reproducibility accuracy via
storage of illumination settings.
Various digital still and
video cameras can be attached to the Stereo Discovery V8 via
standardized interfaces. For simple routine requirements, commercial
digital cameras often suffice, while AxioCam high-resolution microscope
cameras and AxioVision imaging software from Carl Zeiss are offered to
meet more demanding requirements in image capture and analysis.
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Carl Zeiss MicroImaging GmbH
10 Königsallee 9-21
37081 Göttingen, Germany