The AmScope ME1400TC-5MT digital inverted metallurgical trinocular microscope has interchangeable pairs of 10x20mm and 25x9mm high-eyepoint super-widefield eyepieces, a 10x20mm measuring eyepiece, a quintuple nosepiece with four DIN metallurgical objectives, episcopic Brightfield and polarizing halogen illumination, a polarizing condenser, and a double-layer mechanical stage with a stage stop to protect slides and objectives from damage. The 5MP camera has a CMOS color sensor, a reduction lens, image capture and editing software, and USB 2.0 output to capture or display still or video images on a computer or projector. The trinocular viewing head has a vertical camera mount, a Siedentopf binocular head to adjust interpupillary distance, a fixed 45-degree vertical inclination to reduce eye and neck strain. The vertical trinocular port has a 100% light-splitting rate and can be used as a 23mm photo port. The Siedentopf head has a range of 55 to 75mm to accommodate individual eye differences, and bilateral dioptric adjustment to accommodate individual eye-strength differences. A Siedentopf binocular head enables the viewer to change the interpupillary distance without changing the tube length, eliminating the need to re-focus the image. The microscope has a pair of 10x high-eyepoint super-widefield eyepieces, and one 10x high-eyepoint super-widefield eyepiece. The interchangeable pairs of WF10x20mm and WF25x9mm high-eyepoint super-widefield eyepieces provide improved focus over the entire field of view (FOV). The 10x measuring eyepiece can be used in place of one WF10x20mm eyepiece and has a built-in reticle and micrometer with 0.1mm graduations. High-eyepoint objectives ease viewing for viewers who wear glasses. The microscope has a quintuple nosepiece and includes 4x, 10x, 20x, and 40x DIN metallurgical objectives that combine with the eyepieces to provide color correction of magnified images. A digital metallurgical microscope uses transmitted and reflected light to view opaque or metallurgical specimens, or larger specimens that cannot be viewed on a standard microscope stage, and is used where image capture, detailed records, or documentation is required.
The 5MP digital camera has a CMOS color sensor for displaying still microscopy images and streaming live videos to a computer or projector. The camera has 40x magnification and a built-in 0.5x reduction lens that ensures that the display has a similar field of view as the microscope eyepiece. The camera can be mounted in a C/CS-Mount or any 23mm eye tube. The camera includes image capture and editing software that provides still image and live video capture and editing. Measurement functions including length, area, and angle. The software supports JPEG, BMP, TIFF and RAW, and is compatible with Windows (32- and 64-bit XP, Vista, 7, and 8), and Mac OS X (32-bit). Camera drivers are compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, and 8), Mac OS X, and Linux. The camera has a USB 2.0 data port (cable included).
The microscope has reflected and transmitted episcopic Brightfield and polarizing illumination. Polarizing illumination reflects light off the specimen for enhanced visibility of opaque specimens. Brightfield (BF) illumination allows the specimen to absorb light, resulting in a dark image on a light background. The episcopic illumination system has independent filter holders for yellow, blue, and green filters (included). Kohler illumination focuses and centers the light path using two iris diaphragms, providing optimum contrast and resolution. The 30W halogen light source provides bright light in a concentrated path, and a rheostat controls the amount of light emanating from the lamp. The double-layer mechanical stage has a removable stage plate to provide transmitted illumination. A vertical stage stop prevents the stage from coming into contact with the slide and objectives. The stage is 9.53 x 6.77 inches (242 x 172mm) and has a traveling range of 3 x 1.97 inches (75 x 50mm). The microscope has a working distance of 3″ (75mm). Coaxial coarse and fine focus has tension control to prevent the stage from drifting out of focus. The enamel-coated cast-steel body is durable and resistant to stains and corrosion.
||WF10x20mm, WF10x20mm with reticle, WF25x9mm
||4x, 10x, 20x, 40x DIN metallurgical
||Bilateral coarse and fine
||30W halogen with rheostat
||Yellow, blue, green
||0.3 NA Epi-Kohler
||85 to 230V, CE certified
||5MP (2592 x 1944 effective pixels)
||Still image and video display and capture
||1/2.5″ Color CMOS (Micron)
||40x (20x with reduction lens)
||23mm or C/CS-Mount
||30 fps at 640 x 480; 8 fps at 2592 x 1944
||JPG, BMP, TIF and RAW
||Image capture and editing for Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8 (32 & 64bit); and MAC OS X (32-bit)
|Camera driver compatibility
||Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8; Mac OS X; and Linux
Microscopes are instruments used to enhance the resolution of an object or image. Types include compound, stereo, or digital. Compound microscopes use a compound optical system with an objective lens and an eyepiece. Stereo microscopes show object depth in a three-dimensional image. Digital microscopes are used to display an image on a monitor, rather than looking through a lens. Microscopes can have monocular (one), binocular (two), or trinocular (three) eyepieces, with varying magnification abilities. Magnification ability refers to the size of an image. Resolution, also known as resolvant power, refers to the clarity of the image. The interaction between field of view (FOV), numerical aperture (NA), and working distance (WD) determines resolution. Microscopes can control magnification through a fixed focus, or through a range of adjustments. They can also utilize LED, fluorescent, and mirror light sources to help control viewing capabilities. Microscopes are widely used in education, lab research, biology, metallurgy, engineering, chemistry, manufacturing, and in the medical, forensic science, and veterinary industries.
United Scope manufactures microscopy equipment and accessories under the brand name AmScope. The company, founded in 1996, is headquartered in Irvine, CA.
What’s in the Box?
- AmScope ME1400TC-5MT microscope with mechanical stage
- WF10x eyepieces, 30mm, one pair
- WF25x eyepieces, 30mm, one pair
- (1) WF10x eyepiece with reticle, 30mm
- 4x DIN metallurgical objective, 20mm
- 10x DIN metallurgical objective, 20mm
- 20x DIN metallurgical objective, 20mm
- 40x DIN metallurgical objective, 20mm
- Epi-illumination system
- Polarizer system
- (3) Color filters: yellow, blue, and green
- 5MP digital camera with built-in reduction lens (MT500)
- USB 2.0 cable
- Software CD
- Power cord
- Dust cover