BX51/BX61 Motorized System Microscope

BX51/BX61 Motorized System Microscope
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Top-quality optics and motorized control:
BX51/61, the new platform for
automated system solutions
Olympus has developed important new refinements in microscope design and operation.
A full range of motorized modules can be combined as the user requires,
giving a level of performance that is more functional, more versatile and more adaptable
to the needs of advanced applications.
•Acquisition of multi-labeled fluorescence images
•GFP imaging
•Automatic capturing of time lapse images
•Confocal microscopy
•Routine screening
Motorized options for each system :
•Reflected light illuminator
•Filter wheels
BX51 plus motorized units
The BX51's research frame functionality is expandable through addition of
motorized components. Selective addition of only the desired accessories
allows maximum flexibility for automated imaging solutions.
BX61 including
motorized Z-drive
The BX61 with its internal motorized Z-drive is the optimal platform for
comprehensive automated microscopy systems. The 0.01µm resolution
focus motor is complemented by 8 programmable frame buttons for flexible
and ergonomic control of motorized functions.
BX51/61 motorized solutions: flexible, fast,
reliable and precise
• Completely modular
• Upgradable
• Easy system integration
• Improves productivity
Filter wheels /U-FWR, U-FWO and U-FWT
Motorized exchange of 6 filters. 3 kinds of filters
can be attached simultaneously: U-FWR (ø32,25)
for excitation, U-FWO (ø32,25) for absorption and
U-FWT(ø 32) for transmitted light.
Reflected light illuminator/BX-RFAA
Up to 6 fluorescence mirror units can be
attached simultaneously. Mirror units can be
light changeover
Motorized revolving nosepiece/U-D6REM
Motorized sextuple revolving nosepiece with
slider slot for Nomarski DIC.
Light adjustment buttons :
Right side : voltage up/down
Left side : lamp on/off and preset
Motorized universal condenser/U-UCD8A
8 position universal condenser. Different
combinations of designated optical components
allow correspondence with various kinds of
transmitted light observation. Automatic control
of optical
exchange, top lens
swing out and
aperture iris
Stage adjustment buttons :
Right side : stage up/down
Left side : fine/coarse and stage escape
(for BX61 only)
Control box/BX-UCB
Motorized modules attached to the microscope
are controlled via this control box, which is linked
to the computer via an RS232C connector.
Two optional board slots are available for auto
focus control and
digital input/output.
Hand switch/U-HSTR2
Hand set used to control the microscope while
conducting visual observations.
The following functions can be controlled from the
operator's hand:
•Revolving nosepiece operation
•Control of condenser top lens
•Shutter for reflected light fluorescence observation
•Direct choice of fluorescence mirror unit
•Rotation of condenser
•Control of aperture
iris diaphragm
Motorized system for automatic capture of
confocal images
Advanced digital imaging
Imaging Systems
High performance systems to
capture multi-labelled
fluorescence images
Computer control of the microscope makes
it possible to record time lapse image data
of living cells.
Telemicroscopy can be performed by
means of remote PC control.
Laser Scanning Microscope system
Motorized system for automatic
capture of confocal images
Combining with the Olympus Fluoview
makes it possible to upgrade the system to
a confocal laser scanning microscope.
With the FV500, the system becomes fully
automatic, with the capability to capture a
maximum of 5 channel images
GFP-labeling of Drosophila adult brain with staining of
mushroom bodies
Tokyo Metropolitan University, Science Dept.
Assistant Prof. Aigaki
Using control software to macro-program; a range of microscopy operations
This system makes it easy to set up
specific optical adjustments
associated with a particular
observation method, including light
levels corresponding to the objective
magnification and attachment/
detachment of optical components.
Using special control software,
it is also simple to macro-program
a set of complex procedures such as
recording a succession of multilabeled specimen images. Program
command is performed by one-touch
operation of buttons (there are 8
buttons for focusing, light adjustments
and presetting) on the microscope
body or hand switch, or via
designated computer keys.
Dialog window for assigning
functions to microscope buttons.
Dialog window for assigning
functions corresponding to
different objectives.
Dialog window for assigning soft
keys on the personal computer.
Dialog window for assigning
functions to U-HSTR2 buttons.
Further improvements to Olympus' renowned fluorescence
and Nomarski DIC observation capability
New steps forward in
fluorescence performance
Already renowned in the field, Olympus has
now taken fluorescence performance even
further ahead, using an aspheric collector
lens in the lamp housing to improve light
collection and achromatic performance up
to near infrared conditions. The lens covers
a wide wavelength range and results in
fluorescence images almost twice as bright
as conventional ones even under very low
Rectangular field stop for digital
The BX-RFA/BX-RFAA's standard field stop
can be removed and replaced by a
rectangular field stop (BX-RFSS), allowing
excitation light to illuminate a rectangular
space, i.e. the same shape used for
capturing CCD images. This makes it
possible to observe and
record electronic images
with no fading at the
outside of the visual field.
Unnecessary exposure area caused by a
round field stop
Optimum visibility for all
specimens from DIC prism
The Olympus Nomarski DIC system
includes a choice of prism combinations to
choose for each imaging task.
The general-purpose prism sets are
supplemented with special purpose sets,
addressing the demands for the highest
resolution or highest contrast under specific
magnification and specimen conditions.
BX51/61 specifications
Microscope frame
UIS optical system
Vertical stage movement: 25mm
Stage stroke with coarse adjustment limit stopper
Torque adjustment for coarse adjustment knobs
Stage mounting position variable
High sensitivity fine focusing knob
(minimum adjustment gradations: 1µm)
Built-in Koehler illumination for transmitted light 12V100W halogen bulb
Light intensity LED indicator Built-in filters (LBD-IF, ND6, ND25, option)
Revolving nosepiece
Optical system
Motorized focus/vertical stage movement: 14mm,
0.01µm increments, maximum speed: 3mm/s,
coarse/fine changeover button, stage shunting button and
stage up/down button
Light preset switch
Interchangeable reversed quintuple/sextuple/septuple nosepiece
Motorized sextuple revolving nosepiece with slider slot for DIC
Septuple revolving nosepiece for DIC/simple POL
(F.N. 22)
•Widefield binocular, inclined 30° •Widefield tilting binocular, inclined 5°-35°
•Widefield trinocular, inclined 30° •Widefield tilting/telescoping binocular, inclined 0°-25°, telescoping 0-45mm
Super widefield
(F.N. 26.5)
Super widefield trinocular, inclined 24°
Ceramic-coated coaxial stage with left or right hand low drive control: with rotating
mechanism and torque adjustment mechanism, optional rubber grips available
(Non stick grooved coaxial, plain, rotatable stages are also available)
•Abbe (N.A. 1.1), for 4×—100× •Swing out Achromatic (N.A. 0.9), for 1.25×—100× (swing-out: 1.25×—4×)
•Achromatic Aplanatic (N.A. 1.4), for 10×—100×
•Universal (N.A. 1.4/0.9), for 2×—100× (swing-out: 2×—4×, with oil top lens: 20×—100×)
Motorized fluorescence illuminator *3
Motorized reflected fluorescence, 6-position mirror turret unit, motorized shutter changeover speed: shutter speed: 0.1 s
Motorized universal condenser *3
8-position with motorized AS, turret and top lens swing out mechanism (N.A. 1.4—0.9), for 1.25×*1*2—100×
Motorized transmitted filter wheel *
To be mounted on light exit, 6 positions, ø32, filter thickness: up to 6mm
Motorized reflected filter wheel *3
To be mounted between the lamphouse and the frame, 6 positions, ø25/ø32, filter thickness: up to 6mm
Motorized observation filter wheel *3
To be mounted between the frame and the observation tube, 6 positions, ø25/ø32, filter thickness: up to 6mm
Hand switch *3
Control of septuple revolving nosepiece, 6-position mirror turret illumination unit and 8-position condenser
Control box *3
Serial interface RS232C, built-in transmitted/reflected halogen power supply
*1 Slight vignetting may occur in the periphery of the field due to the top lens. This occurs in observation only. *2 U-FWCO 1.25× should be mounted on U-FWT *3 Optional
BX51+motorized unit dimensions
(unit: mm)
BX61+motorized unit dimensions
(unit: mm)
The length marked with an asterisk (*) may vary according to interpupillary distance. Distance for figure shown is 62mm.
The length marked with an asterisk (*) may vary according to interpupillary distance. Distance for figure shown is 62mm.
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