Jun 2010Leica Microsystems AG, Industry Div.
HEERBRUGG, Switzerland, June 10, 2010 — Leica Microsystems has expanded its Leica M series stereomicroscopes with the M60 model. Designed according to the modular CMO (Common Main Objective) principle, it features high optical quality, an intelligent range of accessories and smooth interplay of all components.
While its smart details will be particularly appreciated by users in industry, e.g., the watch- and clock-making or automobile industries, the M60 also is suitable for biological applications. It has an ultracompact footprint and is ergonomically designed with its adjustable viewing height. The great depth of focus and 116.8-mm object field give the user a view of the entire sample without its having to be moved. The 6.3:1 zoom with its seven switchable click stop positions enables exact reproduction of inspection conditions.
The new proprietary compact LED3000 RL ringlight illumination uses state-of-the-art LEDs and a focusing lens developed by the company to provide homogeneous illumination and greater brightness than conventional concepts.
Full, semicircle and quarter-circle segments can be selected on the ringlight by pressing a key. This enables new information to be obtained from the sample without having to move it. Only one data exchange cable is required for reading and controlling the parameters. In combination with the coarse/fine focus control, all digital signals are bundled at the base of the focusing column, digitally processed and sent to the Leica Application Suite software.