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Nikon Microscopes

Metallographic Microscope


We have experience with all sorts of makes, models and types of microscope and know that customers, companies, even countries have their preferences.
So when working with a customer we listen to your needs, likes and dislikes before recommending a microscope solution.

That said, we have recently changed to offering Nikon microscopes to compliment the change that Clemex made a few years ago. Clemex Image Analysis solutions have been integrated within the Nikon intelligent components, so it is possible to have the software recognise changes with the objective nosepiece and more.

Nikon also have a extensive range of semiconductor microscopes

All of the microscopes we design for you are specific to your requirements. Even if two labs are performing the same test they may choose differing microscopes for examining their samples. For example, in the UK, most metallurgical testing labs use upright compound microscopes, however on the Continent and in certain parts of the USA, they favour inverted microscopes for the same tasks. So where multi-nationals are replicating labs across the globe, we find specifications can vary substantially.

Fortunately Nikon microscopes are not dissimilar in design to Lego kits. We select the components you need to create the tailor-made microscope you want.

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Nikon LV upright compound microscopes

The latest Nikon microscope for metallography is the Nikon LV150NL. Nikon LV100ND Microscope
It is just one microscope in a range of uprights that has multiple observation modes - these being reflected and transmitted light illumination as standard with fluorescence and darkfield illumination as options.
It is ergonomically designed with easy focusing adjustable to either-side to suit right and left handed users.
It has an X/Y travel range of 50mm through 150mm
Now with LED illumination options and encoding of nosepieces, a combination can easily be constructed to suit
your exact requirements.

Its CFI60-2 objective lenses are leading edge minimizing the aberrations which reduce resolution.
The CFI60-2 objectives have advanced chromatic aberation technilogy coupled with amazing working distance.
This produces very high N.A. objectives with naturally coloured images faithful to the original sample even with digital imaging.
It offers the brightest darkfield image ever due to its new semi-apochromatic objective lens.
In ultra-low magnification the CFI60-2's depolarizer removes spot flare in low reflection specimens.Nikon LV150NA Upright Microscope

In short it is a solidly built, powerful and flexible all-rounder.

Nikon LV series upright compound microscope brochure

Nikon Inverted compound microscopes

Eclipse MA100Eclipse MA200
The Nikon MA series are a very well designed range of inverted compound metallurgical microscopes.

The first Inverted is the MA100N. It is a compact inverted microscope designated for brightfield and simple polarizing observations. Nikon have developed a simple, but highly durable model which enables high contrast observation and capture. Further, the high intensity LED illumination reduces the need for frequent lamp replacement
They have all the benefits of the upright compound microscope, for example the world-class UIS2 optics, wavefront aberration control, natural colour reproduction and spot-flare removal.

The Eclipse MA200 is an inverted materials microscope, with an innovative design that has been optimised for digital imaging and ergonomic efficiency. The MA200 uses integrated intelligence to automatically combine captured images with data on their obvservation settings for more comprehensive documentation. Additionally, its new and unique box design allows easy access to the sample on the stage and nosepiece, while making the footprint size one third of the conventional model.

Nikon Eclipse inverted compound microscope brochure

Nikon Stereo microscopes

Nikon offers a huge range of stereo microscopes for all situations.
The range includes the binocular SMZ445 at the entry level which has a 3.5x zoom range and greenough optics and a multitude of accessories, followed by 
Nikon SMZ445 SMZ460 Stereo Microscopesthe SMZ745 binocular and trinocular options with 7.5x zoom and a large working distance of 115mm. 
The SMZ800 is a parallel optics design 8x zoom range with improved resolution
The SMZ1270 has a best in class zoom ratio of 12.7x and newly developed WF series objectives. These offer a wide and uniformly
bright viewfiled even at low magnification
A double nosepiece option allows not only a wide range of magnicifaction options but a switch between stereo position (stereo view)
to mono-position (on-axis view).
Working disctance with the Plan Apo 1x/WF is 70mm

Nikon SMZ745 & SMZ745T Stereo MicroscopesThese stereo microcopes can be used in many applications, including
Metallurgy, Metal manufacturing
Cracks and Failure Analysis
Syrface Examination
Composites, Fabirics/Textiles, Asbestos
Antennae, Telescope Optics
Microscelectronic, MEMS
Nikon SMZ800 Stereo Zoom Microscope Telecoms & Electronics
Mobile phones, shavers & watches
Implants & Protheses
Manual Examination

Nikon Stereo microscope brochure

The SMZ445 and SMZ460 are twin zooming objective optical systems with a 4.4:1 zoom range. They both feature a 100mm working distance in standard configuration and are excellent entry level stereo microscopes

The SMZ745 & SMZ745T have an impressive 7.5:1 zoom, ranging from 0.67x - 5x zoom magnification and a greenough optical system with a 115mm working distance in standard configuration. Nikon SMZ1270 Stereo Zoom Microscope

The SMZ800N has an 8:1 zoom range giving a base magnification of 10x-80x with improved resolution due to the parallel optics. Calibration is easy due to the inclusion of clicks stops.

The SMZ1270 has the best in class zoom range of 12.7:1 and with the latest WF series objectives and parallel optics you see sharp images through the viewfield due to high level chromatc aberration correction. There is also an option for on-axis observation that enables observation of the bottom of holes, and accurate simple measurement.

Nikon Stereo microscope brochure