Olympus has launched its IX3 line of inverted research microscopes. They include three systems that enable customization of microscopes. In addition to user friendly, speed, rugged reliability, and precision features, the systems provide increased accuracy, stability and optical performance to comply with the challenging quantitative measurement applications.
The newly-launched series include:
- IX53 system microscope for seamless, routine examination of multiple tissue samples.
- IX73 modular microscope system modified in semi-motorized, motorized or manual versions for specialized research applications
- IX83, which a fully automated high-end research microscope platform.
These three microscopes are highly versatile, allowing total customization. With thermal stability and unique rigidity, the stands provide a choice of semi-motorized operation, fully automated high-speed motorization, manual control, or encoded manual. The IX83 and IX73 have been equipped with a multi-story optical deck area that enables configuration with one or two decks allowing simplified sliding style of inserting several optical components such as filter turrets, right side port, and rapid plug-and-play insertion of magnification changers.
A low-profile ultrasonic motorized stage ensures smooth, precise and noiseless movement. These three systems are based on Olympus’ proprietary UIS2 optics. The Real-Time Controller provides increased precision in high-speed imaging. It ensures microsecond timing precision for high-speed devices including triggered cameras, light sources, and other TTL-controlled devices. A new fly-eye fluorescence illuminator that can fit within the chips of even large-format cameras generates bright light. Furthermore, the IX83 is being offered with G-3 Olympus Zero Drift focus compensation (ZDC) technology that ensures smooth, steady and precise focusing for long-term time-lapse experiments. The Zero Drift system can operate in stand-alone mode without a computer. Olympus proprietary cellSens imaging software enables simple imaging operation with IX3 systems.