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structure and optical design of our instruments.
Therefore, all descriptions and illustrations in this instruction manual, including all specifications are
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CONTENT
1.
NOMENCLATURE
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1.1 Application
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1.2 Nomenclature
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1.3 Technical data
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2.
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SETTING-UP THE INSTRUMENT
2.1 Working Environment
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2.2 Input voltage and power
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3.
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ASSEMBLING THE MICROSCOPE
3.1 Illumination (Halogen)
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3.2 Installing the Lamp house
12
3.3 Installing the Objectives
14
3.4 Inserting the Eyepieces
14
3.5 Installing the Analyzer and Polarizer
15
3.6 Power cord
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4. MICROSCOPE HANDLING
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4.1 Interpupillary Distance Adjustment
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4.2 Diopter Adjustment
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4.3 Coarse and fine focusing
17
4.4 Coarse focus torque adjustment
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4.5 Adjust the aperture diaphragm
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4.6 Align up Field Diaphragm and Aperture Diaphragm
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4.7 Use of Polariser and Analyser
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4.8 Bright field Observation
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4.9 Dark field Observation
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4.10 Polarizing Observation
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4.11 Brightness and Contrast Adjustment
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4.12 Filter selection and installation way
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4.13 Auto/ Off/ On switch function
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4.14 Stage with Scale for movement reference
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5. PHOTOMICROGRAPHIC PROCEDURE ( TRINOCULAR ONLY)
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6.
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TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE
6.1 Optical and Operating Problems
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6.2 Electrical
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7.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
7.1 Lenses and Filters
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7.2 Cleaning of Painted or Plastic Components
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7.3 When Not in Use
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7.4 Warning Label
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1. NOMENCLATURE
1.1 Application
MOTIC AE2000MET BD series are dedicated to meeting the versatile observation/inspection on
irregular sample, large size sample and rigid sample on one microscope, such as metal part, materials,
minerals, die casting and precision mold, which are not observed/inspected under upright Microscope
conveniently for analysis and quality control purpose. And it is also cost saving due to the requirementless to sample making. Fit field includes automotive, aerospace, machinery, tooling fabrication and
iron&steel industry etc. industrial realm.
The overall optical performance of the AE2000MET series is superb and unique for projecting the real
micro world for you, via using a new generation of BD and BF metallurgical plan objectives be made of
high-quality glass and upgrade anti-reflex coating tech, whatever be used for analysis or quality control
in all industry.
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1.2 Nomenclature
1.2.1 AE2000MET Trinocular left side view
(Fig.1)
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1.2.2 AE2000MET Trinocular right side view
(Fig.2)
Note: Please be aware the accessories are presented in above or following figure, such as:
Objectives, Illuminations, Polariser/Analyser, color filter etc., just for demonstration purpose of
operations, please contact your local vendor or seller for more details.
1.3 Technical data
Model
Optical System
Eyepieces
Observation Tube
Interpupillary Distance
Nosepiece
Focus
Mechanical Stage
Illumination
AE2000MET
Color Corrected Infinity Optical System [CCIS®]
N-WF 10X/20mm, with diopter adjustment
Widefield binocular 45°
Widefield trinocular 45° - light distribution 20/80
48 ~ 75mm
Left side orientated, quintuple.
Coaxial system
Coarse focus with torque adjustment
Fine focus with 2μm minimum increment
280X180mm surface; 50X50mm movement
12V/50W halogen Koehler illumination
12V/100W halogen Koehler illumination
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2. SETTING-UP THE INSTRUMENT
2.1 Working Environment
The location should be free from dust, moisture, chemical vapours and from mechanical vibrations.
Don't locate the instrument in bright or direct ambient light, in front of a lamp, or a will-lit bright wall. Best
image will be achieved without significant ambient light.
Environmental condition:

Indoor use

Altitude: Max 2000m

Ambient temperature: 5°C~ 40°C;

Maximum relative humidity: 80 % for temperatures up to 31 °C decreasing linearly to 50 % relative
humidity at 40°C

Supply voltage fluctuations: Not to exceed ±10% of the normal voltage

Pollution degree: 2

Installation/ Overvoltage category: 2 `

Air Pressure of 75kPa to 106kPa
2.2 Input voltage and power
Automatic voltage selection works with electrical outlets worldwide. It is advised to always use a power
cord that is rated for the voltage used in your area and that has been approved to meet local safety
standards. Using the wrong power cord could cause fire or equipment damage.
In order to prevent electric fluctuation to the instrument electrics, always turn the power switch on the
instrument off before connecting the power cord.
50W Halogen

Rating:
Power Adaptor Input: 100-240Vac, 50-60Hz, 1.6A
Main Unit Input: 15Vdc, 4.2A
Halogen Lamp Input: 12Vdc, 50W
Attention: The plug of the power adaptor is the "disconnect device" for whole unit. To save energy we
recommend to unplug the instrument when not in use.
The device is specified to connect to the following power adaptor:
SINPRO ELECTRONICS CO LTD, Model: IPU63-106
Input: 100-240Vac, 50-60Hz, 1.6A
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100W Halogen

Rating:
Power Adaptor Input: 100-240Vac, 50-60Hz, 1.6A
Main Unit Input: 15Vdc, 4.2A
Halogen Lamp Input: 12Vdc, 100W
Attention: The plug of the power adaptor is the "disconnect device" for whole unit. To save energy we
recommend to unplug the instrument when not in use.
The device is specified to connect to the following power adaptor:
SINPRO ELECTRONICS CO LTD, Model: IPU63-106
Input: 100-240Vac, 50-60Hz, 1.6A
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3. ASSEMBLING THE MICROSCOPE
3.1 Illumination (Halogen)
3.1.1 Halogen bulb
The quartz halogen bulb, used as a light source, has higher luminance and colour temperature than
conventional tungsten lamps. The luminance of halogen bulb is approximately four times brighter than
the conventional tungsten lamps.
As long as the lamp voltage is kept constant, the halogen lamp maintains the same level of brightness
and colour temperature regardless of whether it is new or nearing the end of its life span.
3.1.2 Installing the bulb
In order to prevent electric shock please always make sure the power switch in “off” position and
unplug the power cord before installing or replacing the lamp.
The bulb and the lamphouse become very hot during and after a period of operation.
Risk of burn – Do not touch the bulb during or immediately after a period of operation.
Make sure the bulb has cooled sufficiently before attempting to replace the lamp.
50W Halogen

The applicable halogen bulbs are the 12V 50W HAL high-intensity bulb.
(Osram, model: 64610 HLX)

Loosen clamp screw of the lamp housing cover using a coin/ tool and remove the cover. (Fig.3-1)

When installing the bulb, do not touch the glass surface of the bulb with bare fingers.
The behaviour may contaminate the bulb by fingerprints, grease, etc., so as to influence the
illumination intensity and flatness finally. If the surface is contaminated, wipe it clean with lens
tissue.

Firmly insert the bulb into the socket pinholes until it reaches the limited position (Fig.3-2). Be
serious do not tilt or bend the lead of the bulb when mounting. (Fig.3-3) or the behaviour may lead
to illumination uneven.

Mount back the lamp house cover and fix the lamp housing cover with clamp screw. (Fig.3-4)
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(Fig.3-1)
(Fig.3-2)
(Fig.3-3)
(Fig.3-4)
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100W Halogen

The applicable halogen bulbs are the 12V 100W HAL high-intensity bulb.
(Osram, model: 64625 HLX)

In order to prevent electric shock always turn the power switch off and unplug the power cord
before installing or replacing the lamp.

Loosen the lamp housing cover clamp screw (Fig.4-1) and remove the cover (Fig.4-2).

When installing the bulb, do not touch the glass surface of the bulb with bare fingers. (Fig.4-4)
Doing so will cause fingerprints, grease, etc., to burn onto the bulb surface, reducing the
illumination provided by the bulb. If the surface is contaminated, wipe it clean using lens tissue.

Firmly insert the bulb into the socket pinholes until it reaches the limit. Be careful not to tilt the bulb
when mounting. (Fig.4-5)

Close the cover and secure with it with lamp housing cover clamp screw. (Fig.4-6)
Fig.4-1
Fig.4-2
Fig.4-3
Fig.4-4
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Fig.4-5
Fig.4-6
3.2 Installing the Lamp house
50W Halogen

Loosen the round dovetail clamp screw (2.5mm Allen key screw) on the microscope stand, insert
the lamp house into the round dovetail on the microscope stand. (Fig.5-1)

Tighten the clamp screw to secure the lamp house in place (Fig.5-2).

Connect the lamp house cord with stand. (Fig.5-3)
(Fig.5-1)
(Fig.5-2)
(Fig.5-3)
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100W Halogen

Loosen the round dovetail clamp screw (2.5mm Allen key screw) on the microscope stand, insert
the lamp house into the round dovetail on the microscope stand. (Fig.6-1)

Tighten the clamp screw to secure the lamp house in place (Fig.6-2).

Connect the lamp house cord with stand. (Fig.6-3)
(Fig.6-1)
(Fig.6-2)
(Fig.6-3)
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3.3 Installing the Objectives

Hold an objective and screw it in the nosepiece
thread hole till its limited position gradually then
revolve the nosepiece in clockwise direction.

install the next objective in blank thread hole as
needs, following the above approach. (Fig.7)
Caution: to guarantee the precision please use even
force to screw objective in thread holes, any
violation may influence the quality of imaging and
illumination of microscope negatively.
(Fig.7)
3.4 Inserting the Eyepieces

Remove the dust caps from one eyepiece tube.

Spirally Insert one eyepiece into the eyepiece sleeve till its limited position. (Fig.8-1)

Install the next eyepiece as above approach.

install the rubber eye guards. (Fig.8-2)
(Fig.8-1)
(Fig.8-2)
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3.5 Installing the Analyzer and Polarizer

Make sure analyzer or polarizer clean

Insert the analyzer (Fig.9-1) or polarizer (Fig.9-2) into the optical path.
(Fig.9-1)
(Fig.9-2)
3.6 Power cord

Make sure the power cord complying with the local
power supply specification

Connect the socket of the of the power cord to the
AC inlet on the rear of the base of the
microscope. (Fig.10)

Plug in the other end of the cord to an AC outlet with
ground conductor.
(Fig.10)
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4. MICROSCOPE HANDLING
4.1 Interpupillary Distance Adjustment

Before adjusting the interpupillary distance, bring a specimen into focus using the 10x objective.

Adjust the interpupillary distance so that both the right and left field of view become one (Fig.11).
This adjustment will enable the user to observe the specimen with both eyes.
(Fig.11)
4.2 Diopter Adjustment
Diopter adjustment compensates for the differences in vision between the left and right eyes. In addition
to making observation through both eyes easier, this adjustment also reduces the
extent to which focusing is lost when the objective magnification is changed. In particular, this occurs
when a low magnification objective is used.

Set the diopter on both eyepieces to the “0” position.

Swing in the 10x objective, focus with one eye only (as everybody has got a “strong” eye, use this
one for this first focussing).

When in focus, close this eye and use the other one.
Focus by only using the diopter ring (Fig.12) on the
respective eyepiece, do not use the coarse/ fine knob!

Change to a higher magnification and repeat the
above procedure as needs.

As the focus depth is less in high magnification
lenses, a precise adjustment of the diopters here is
easier. Keep this final diopter position for all lenses.
(Fig.12)
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4.3 Coarse and fine focusing
For focusing of the instrument please use the coarse and fine focus knobs on the left and right

side of the microscope stand. (Fig.13-1)
The direction of vertical movement of the revolving nosepiece corresponds to the turning direction

of the focus knob.
One full rotation of the fine focus knob moves the nosepiece 0.2mm in z-direction. One scale unit

on the fine focus knob equals 2 microns.
(Fig.13-1)
Cautions for behavior need avoid, which will damage the precision of Instrument directly:

Never rotate the left or right knob while holding the other.

Never try to turn the coarse and fine focus knob beyond their limitation position.

Never try to grasp the coarse and fine focus knob to rotate together
4.4 Coarse focus torque adjustment

To increase the torque, turn the torque adjustment
ring in the direction of the arrow located at the
left-hand coarse focus.

To reduce the torque, turn the ring in the opposite
direction of the arrow. (Fig.13-2)
(Fig.13-2)
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4.5 Adjust the aperture diaphragm

Rotate the aperture diaphragm adjustment wheel (Fig.14),the diameter of Aperture diaphragm
will become small or big accordingly.

Adjust the appropriate diameter of Aperture diaphragm can avoid overexposure, stray light and
improve the contrast. Normally bigger magnification use need bigger diameter of Aperture
Diaphragm, vice versa; if want to obtain the improved imaging contrast a little bit, need gradually
close down the Aperture Diaphragm, then Dark field observation need fully open the Aperture
diaphragm.
(Fig.14)
4.6 Align up Field Diaphragm and Aperture Diaphragm
Before start to use microscope to observe the specimen or sample, please do make sure the Field
Diaphragm center and Aperture Diaphragm center be coaxial seriously, to fully activate MOTIC CCIS
infinity optic system performance

Adjust the field diaphragm until aperture diaphragm is 2/3 of field then center the field diaphragm
(Fig.15-1) via rotating the right/ left field diaphragm centering screw (Fig.15-2).

Set the field diaphragm slightly bigger than the field of view (Fig.16-1) by turning the adjustment
wheel. (Fig.16-2)
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(Fig.15-1)
(Fig.15-2)
(Fig.16-1)
(Fig.16-2)
4.7 Use of Polariser and Analyser

Insert the polariser (marked with “P”) into the slot.

Insert the Analyser (marked with “A”) into the slot.

Analyser is rotatable and the color of specimen/
Sample with polarization will be changed
when rotating.
(Fig.17)
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Note:
1.
Before inserting Polariser and Analyser in slot please make sure the filter surface is dust-free,
for cleaning method please refer to item 7. “CARE AND MAINTENANCE”
2.
Before starting to observation, please make sure item 4.6 has been set up properly
4.8 Bright field Observation

Adjust the aperture diaphragm in the center of
optical axis(Adjusted already in factory)

Push the draw-rod in the BF position (Fig.18)

Closing the aperture diaphragm will lower the
resolution and brightness but increase the contrast
and depth of focus.
(Fig.18)
4.9 Dark field Observation

Open the aperture diaphragm fully.

Pull the draw-rod in the DF position. (Fig.19)
AE2000MET BD series standard configuration have equipped with LM BD objective, which can
perform bright field observation and dark field observation conveniently, no need to change the
objective
(Fig.19)
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4.10 Polarizing Observation

Insert the polariser (marked with “P”) into the slot.

Insert the Analyser (marked with “A”) into the slot.

Rotate the analyser according to demands.
(Fig.20)
Note:
1.
Before inserting Polariser and Analyser in slot please make sure the filter surface is dust-free,
for cleaning method please refer to item 7. “CARE AND MAINTENANCE”
2.
Before starting to observation, please make sure item 4.6 has been set up properly
4.11 Brightness and Contrast Adjustment

Blue filter is used for increasing color temperature in routine bright field microscopy

Frosted filter reduces irregularity in the illumination field, but also reduces the brightness.
To ensure enough brightness and better image quality, remove the frosted filter out of light path
when using the high magnification objective and low reflectivity of sample.

For the best contrast and image quality, adjust the condenser aperture diaphragm accordingly
when the objective changed.
4.12 Filter selection and installation way
Filter type
Procedure
ND (Neutral Density) filter
For intensity adjustment in photomicrography
Blue filter
For general microscopy and colour
photomicrography
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
Put the filter in slider (Fig.21-1)
(Fig.21-1)

Insert the slider back in slot (Fig.21-2 and 21-3)
(Fig.21-2)
(Fig.21-3)
Note:
1.
Before inserting filter in slot, please make sure the filter surface is dust-free, for cleaning method
please refer to item 7. “CARE AND MAINTENANCE”
2.
Before starting to observation, please make sure item 4.6 has been set up properly
3.
It is in the same way to insert the slider back in slot of 50W lamp house
4.13 Auto/ Off/ On switch function

If “
Auto” is selected, the light will automatically turn off after 15 minutes when no user in front
of unit ( not people, desk, wall, book, or curtain around it within 1 meter)

The distance for black clothes and barrier should be shorter.

The sensor should not be put under sunshine or UV, or the function of auto will be invalidation.
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(Fig.22-1)
(Fig.22-2)

The power control knob is located above the right focusing knob. (Fig.22-1)

When “
Auto” is selected (Fig.22-2), the blue pilot lamp indicates that an IR-sensor is
activated (Fig.22-3). If no user is detected in front of the microscope, the microscope illumination
will automatically switch off after 15 minutes.
When the user returns, the illumination will start again.
Caution:
Never attempt to switch forth and back between “On” and “
Auto” directly.
The pause at “Off” position is necessary between auto power off mode and normal mode.
4.14 Stage with Scale for movement reference (Fig.23)
(Fig.23)
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5. PHOTOMICROGRAPHIC PROCEDURE (TRINOCULAR ONLY)

To ensure vibration free operation, set the microscope on a sturdy vibration free table or a bench
with a vibration proof device.

Turn the beam splitter knob (Fig.24) of the eyepiece tube to the “need
icon” photo position.
The photo port is activated, 80% of the light will enter the camera.

Select a blue filter for routine application. An additional colour-compensating filter can also be
used depending on the colour rendition.

A change of depth of focus, contrast and resolution of image is attainable with an aperture setting
of about 2/3 maximum. Fine setting of the condenser aperture is depending on the individual
sample.

For photomicrographic operation, please refer to the manual of the specific camera being used.
(Fig.24)
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6. TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE
If you occasionally suffer a problem. Please refer to the troubleshooting table as below first, which
contains the most frequently encountered problems and the possible causes. If still can not solve the
problem, please contact your local agency or service center for next step of troubleshooting, never
attempt to dismantle or disassembly the instrument without expertise assistances or supports, thanks
for you choosing MOTIC microscope kindly.
6.1 Optical and Operating Problems
Problem
Possible Cause
Lamp not installed properly or lamp dirty
Frosted glass is not placed in properly
Use error specimen (low reflection)
Vignetting or uneven brightness in the field of
view or field of view only partially visible
Aperture diaphragm is too small
Polarizing inset not on the orientation position
Nosepiece is not on the orientation position
Light path is not in position on the levers of
switch orientation
Field of view dirty
Dust on specimen surface
Dust on objective, filter, condenser or eyepiece
Lower brightness or incorrect illumination
Aperture diaphragm is not match with objective
aperture
Poor image quality ( low resolution, poor
contrast)
Use the cover glass specimen
Dust or scratch on objective lens surface
Grease on eyepiece
Improper environment condition, such as: high
moisture, floating dust etc.
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6.2 Electrical
Problem
Possible Cause
Lamp does not light
Power supply not plugged in right position of
socket
Lamp not installed properly
User left more than 15 minutes under auto mode
Lamp burnt out or end of life
Inadequate brightness
Specified lamp not being used
Lamp blows out immediately
Specified lamp not being used
Connectors are not securely connected
Lamp near end of life time
Lamp flickers
Lamp not securely plugged into socket
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7. CARE AND MAINTENANCE
7.1 Lenses and Filters

To clean lens surfaces or filters, first remove dust using an air blower. If dust still exists, use a soft/
clean brush or gauze.

A soft gauze or lens tissue lightly moistened with the mixture of alcohol and ether ( ratio:alcohol: 3
and ether: 7) should only be used to remove grease or fingerprints.

Use the mixture of alcohol and ether only to remove immersion oil from objective lenses.

Because the mixture of alcohol and ether is highly flammable, be careful handling around
open flame.

Do not use same area of gauze or lens tissue to wipe more than once.

7.2 Cleaning of Painted or Plastic Components

Do not use organic solvents (thinners, alcohol, ether, etc.). the move could result in discolouration
or degrading the paint.

For stubborn dirt, moisten a piece of gauze with diluted detergent and wipe clean.

For plastic components, only moisten a piece of gauze with water and wipe clean.
7.3 When Not in Use

When not in use, cover the instrument with vinyl dust cover and store in a place low in humidity
where mould is not likely to form.

Store the objectives, eyepieces and filters in a container or desiccator with drying agent.
Note:
If the operations violate the instructions specified by the manufacturer, the warranty listed in the
guarantee terms may be impaired.
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7.4 Warning Label
The following warning labels (or symbols) are found on the microscope, study the meaning of the
warning labels (or symbols) and always use the equipment in the safest possible manner.
Warning Label / Symbol
~
Explanation
Indicates that the surface becomes hot, and should
not be touched with bare hands.
Indicates alternating current.
Indicates direct current.
CAUTION! Risk of danger.
Please consult documentation in all cases where
this symbol is used.
The bulb and the lamphouse become very hot during and after a period of operation.
Risk of burn – Do not touch the bulb during or immediately after a period of operation.
Make sure the bulb has cooled sufficiently before attempting to replace the bulb.
Don’t pick the microscope up from the bottom during equipment operation.
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Updated: 26.09.2014
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