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You have purchased a product of the House of Zeiss. Before using
the instrument the first time, please read this manual in order to
maintain the high quality of the instrument and ensure reliable work
with it for a long time.
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Carl Zeiss
SteREO Discovery
Knowledge of this manual is required for the operation of the instrument. Would you therefore please
make yourself familiar with the contents of this manual and pay special attention to hints concerning safe
operation of the instrument.
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P.O.B. 4041, 37030 Göttingen, Germany
Phone:
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Number of this Operating Manual: M60-2-0012 e
Date of issue: Version 4; 07/18/2008
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CONTENTS
Page
1
INTRODUCTION..............................................................................................................8
1.1
General ............................................................................................................................8
1.2
Notes on instrument safety...............................................................................................9
1.3
Notes on warranty..........................................................................................................14
1.4
General use of stereomicroscopes...................................................................................15
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DESCRIPTION................................................................................................................17
2.1
Intended use ..................................................................................................................17
2.2
2.2.1
2.2.2
Description of the instrument .........................................................................................19
Stereomicroscope SteREO Discovery.V8 ..........................................................................19
Stereomicroscope SteREO Discovery.V12/V20 .................................................................20
2.3
System overview.............................................................................................................21
2.4
Mechanical interfaces on SteREO Discovery ....................................................................28
2.5
Technical data ................................................................................................................29
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START UP......................................................................................................................34
3.1
3.1.1
3.1.2
3.1.3
3.1.4
3.1.5
3.1.6
Installation......................................................................................................................34
Installing stand components ...........................................................................................35
Installing the optional transmitted-light equipment S ......................................................37
Installing the stage .........................................................................................................38
Installing the SteREO microscope ....................................................................................39
Fitting the binocular tube ...............................................................................................40
Installing incident-light illuminators.................................................................................42
3.2
Installing the coaxial epi-illumination S............................................................................44
3.3
3.3.1
3.3.2
3.3.3
3.3.4
Installing and connecting the PentaFluar vertical illuminator............................................46
Installing PentaFluar vertical illuminator and dazzle protector to the microscope body.....46
Inserting and changing filter blocks ................................................................................47
Connecting the X-Cite illuminator to the PentaFluar S/X-Cite vertical illuminator.............48
Connecting the HBO 100 illuminator to the PentaFluar S/HBO vertical illuminator...........49
3.4
Installing and connecting the Human Interface Panel (HIP) ..............................................50
3.5
Mounting and connecting the Manual Rotary Control (MARC) .......................................51
3.6
Mounting the objective nosepiece S/doc, 3x, 6x cod. ......................................................53
3.7
3.7.1
3.7.2
3.7.3
Establishing electrical connections via SYCOP .................................................................56
Connecting the motorized focusing drive .......................................................................57
Connecting the EMS-2 Electronic Module.......................................................................57
Connecting the cold-light source ....................................................................................57
3.8
Switching on ..................................................................................................................58
3.9
Switching off..................................................................................................................58
3.10
Standby mode ................................................................................................................58
3.11
Adjusting the travel of the motorized focusing drive .......................................................59
3.12
Short-distance transport .................................................................................................60
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OPERATION .................................................................................................................. 61
4.1
4.1.1
4.1.2
4.1.3
4.1.4
4.1.4.1
4.1.4.2
4.1.4.3
4.1.5
4.1.6
Adjustments ................................................................................................................... 61
Setting transmitted-light illumination.............................................................................. 61
Setting incident-light illumination ................................................................................... 61
Adjusting the stereomicroscope...................................................................................... 62
Coaxial epi-illumination .................................................................................................. 64
Diffuse reflection ............................................................................................................ 64
Regular reflection ........................................................................................................... 64
Light Manager................................................................................................................ 65
Adjusting the PentaFluar S/X-Cite or S/HBO vertical illuminator ....................................... 66
Adjusting the HBO 100 of the PentaFluar S/HBO vertical illuminator ............................... 67
4.2
4.2.1
4.2.2
Human Interface Panel (HIP) ........................................................................................... 69
Functional elements on HIP ............................................................................................ 69
Menu guidance in Setting Mode .................................................................................... 70
4.3
4.3.1
4.3.2
4.3.3
4.3.4
4.3.5
4.3.6
4.3.7
4.3.8
Manual Rotary Control unit (MARC) ............................................................................... 72
On-position .................................................................................................................... 72
Control of motorized focus by means of coarse and fine drive ........................................ 72
Travel to zoom clickstop positions................................................................................... 73
Quick zooming in positive or negative direction by means of a pair of keys..................... 73
Quick focusing in positive or negative direction by means of a pair of keys ..................... 73
Storing a focus position .................................................................................................. 73
Traveling to the stored focus position ............................................................................. 73
Reversing the sense of rotation of MARC........................................................................ 74
4.4
Operating the objective nosepiece S/doc, 3x, 6x cod....................................................... 74
4.5
4.5.1
4.5.2
Intermediate tubes ......................................................................................................... 75
Intermediate phototube S mot., right 100/100 ............................................................... 75
Y intermediate tube S..................................................................................................... 75
4.6
4.6.1
4.6.1.1
4.6.1.2
4.6.1.3
4.6.1.4
4.6.2
4.6.3
4.6.3.1
4.6.3.2
4.6.3.3
4.6.3.4
4.6.3.5
4.6.3.6
4.6.4
4.6.4.1
4.6.4.2
4.6.4.3
System Control Panel (SYCOP)........................................................................................ 76
Functional elements ....................................................................................................... 76
STOP button................................................................................................................... 76
Joystick .......................................................................................................................... 77
Push buttons for light intensity control (for KL 2500 LCD only) ....................................... 77
Touch screen - Main menu ............................................................................................. 78
Overview of menu guidance ........................................................................................... 79
FUNCTION menu ............................................................................................................ 80
Setting the speed profile of the motorized focusing drive (Focus Speed) ......................... 81
Light Manager................................................................................................................ 82
Controlling the motorized intermediate phototube and image recording ........................ 83
Setting up the specimen protection function (Spec. Protection)....................................... 84
Setting standard magnifications (Zoom Clickstop)........................................................... 85
Setting the speed profile of the zoom drive (Zoom Speed) .............................................. 86
MEMORY menu ............................................................................................................. 87
Storing an individual function......................................................................................... 87
Storing sets of values...................................................................................................... 88
Activating individual instrument settings......................................................................... 89
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4.6.5
4.6.6
4.6.6.1
4.6.6.2
4.6.6.3
4.6.6.4
4.6.6.5
4.6.6.6
4.6.6.7
4.6.6.8
4.6.6.9
STATUS menu ................................................................................................................90
SETUP menu...................................................................................................................91
Selecting the objective type ............................................................................................91
Selecting the eyepiece type.............................................................................................93
Activating, editing and resetting the user profile.............................................................94
Displaying and changing key assignments.......................................................................96
Adjusting backlight and confirmation beep level...........................................................100
Setting date and time ...................................................................................................101
Resetting instrument parameters ..................................................................................102
Display .........................................................................................................................103
Displaying firmware information...................................................................................104
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CARE, MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE ........................................................................105
5.1
Care .............................................................................................................................105
5.2
5.2.1
5.2.2
Maintenance ................................................................................................................105
Safety tests...................................................................................................................105
Replacing the fuse on the EMS-2 ..................................................................................106
5.3
Consumables................................................................................................................106
5.4
Service..........................................................................................................................107
5.5
Product disposal ...........................................................................................................107
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ANNEX ........................................................................................................................108
6.1
List of abbreviations......................................................................................................108
6.2
Adjustment circle for the adjustment of the HBO 100 illuminator .................................110
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General
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INTRODUCTION
1.1
General
SteREO Discovery
The SteREO Discovery stereomicroscopes have been designed, produced and tested in compliance with
the standard DIN EN 61010-1 (IEC 61010-1) and the IEC 61010-2-101 safety regulations for electrical
measuring, control and laboratory instruments.
The instruments meet the requirements of the European Directive IvDD 98/79/EC (In vitro Diagnostic
Agents Directive) and carry the
marking.
This operating manual includes information and warnings that must be observed by the user.
The following warning and information symbols are used in this manual:
NOTE
This symbol refers you to advice that you must observe under all circumstances.
CAUTION
This symbol indicates a possible hazard to the instrument or system.
CAUTION
This symbol indicates a possible hazard to the user of the instrument.
CAUTION
Disconnect the instrument from line power before opening it!
CAUTION
Crushing hazard!
CAUTION
Emission of UV radiation!
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Notes on instrument safety
Carl Zeiss
Notes on instrument safety
The SteREO Discovery stereomicroscopes, including original accessories, must not be used for
applications other than those described in this manual. The manufacturer cannot assume any
liability for other applications, including those of individual modules or single components. This
also applies to any service or repair work that is not carried out by authorized service personnel.
In case of non-compliance, all warranty claims shall be forfeited.
The instrument and the equipment operated in combination with it may only be modified and
repaired by service technicians employed with or authorized by Carl Zeiss. The manufacturer is
not liable for damage caused by unauthorized persons tampering with the instrument; such
tampering will also forfeit any rights to claim under warranty.
The instruments may only be operated by trained personnel who must be aware of the possible
dangers involved with microscopy and the particular application concerned. The stereomicroscope is a high-precision instrument that can be impaired in its performance or even be
destroyed when handled improperly.
The power plug must be inserted in an outlet with a grounding (earth) contact. The protective
capacity must not be rendered ineffective by using an extension cable without a ground wire.
If it is determined that protective measures are no longer effective, the instrument must be
switched off and secured against inadvertent operation. Please contact a Zeiss service agency or
the Carl Zeiss Microscopy Service to have the instrument repaired.
Before switching on the instrument, check whether it is suitable for the available line voltage.
Always disconnect the instrument from the power outlet before opening it and changing the
fuses.
Only use fuses appropriate for the rated current as specified in the Technical data. The use of
makeshift fuses and short-circuiting of the fuse holders are not permitted.
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Notes on instrument safety
SteREO Discovery
On stands with motorized focusing drive, there is the risk of hand crushing when lowering
the microscope body.
Before switching on the device, verify that the joystick on the SYCOP is in zero position and
not displaced.
Do not reach with your hands into its operating area or under the motorized focusing drive.
You can stop automatic movement of the drive by pressing the STOP button on the focusing
drive (Fig. 4/16) or moving the joystick on the SYCOP up or down, turning the knurled wheel
on the HIP or pressing the Memory1/2 keys.
To prevent the objective from colliding with the stage unit or specimen, make sure to adjust
the lower limit switch of the motorized focusing drive (refer to Section 3.11).
Gas-discharge lamps, e.g. HBO 100, emit ultraviolet radiation, which can cause burns to the
eyes and skin. Therefore, never look directly into the light of these lamps and avoid direct,
unprotected incidence of their light on your skin. When using the microscope, always use the
protective devices belonging to the instrument (e.g. special attenuation filters or the
fluorescence shield). When they are hot, gas-discharge lamps are under high internal pressure.
Therefore, change them only when they have cooled down, and make sure to wear protective
gloves and a face guard.
Avoid touching the hot lamp housing. Always pull the power plug before changing the lamps
and allow the instrument to cool down for some 15 minutes.
When working with UV excitation light, the object surface is exposed to ultraviolet radiation.
Make sure to avoid direct skin exposure. Take appropriate precautions for manipulations in the
object plane (e.g. use of gliding stage, gloves and UV protective ointment, etc.).
When using fluorescence excitation, there is the risk of being dazzled. Strictly avoid dazzling of
your eyes, particularly by the invisible UV excitation light. Install the dazzle protector and
observe the specimen surface only through the dazzle protector!
Close the shutter, when excitation is not needed.
The instruments are not equipped with any special devices for protection from corrosive,
potentially infectious, toxic, and radioactive or other substances that may be hazardous to
health. Make sure to observe all legal regulations when handling such substances, particularly
the relevant national accident prevention regulations.
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Carl Zeiss
Do not operate the equipment delivered in potentially explosive atmospheres, the presence of
volatile anesthetics or flammable solvents, such as alcohol, benzine or similar chemicals.
Do not switch on the instrument unless all cable connections have been established; switch it
off before disconnecting any cables.
The LED illumination system is a Class 1 laser device. Avoid looking directly into the LED light.
Swing in the dazzle protector to avoid dazzling in transmitted-light applications.
If you use an external cold-light source (high energy) for the SteREO Discovery, never look
directly into the light guide exit of the cold-light source to avoid the risk of being dazzled and
going blind.
Change the lamps of the cold-light source according to the operating instructions of the
manufacturer. Non-observance of the relevant instructions may lead to burns and explosion
when changing the lamp.
Never look into the light beam - neither with nor without optical instruments, and not to simply
observe the specimen either. In case of non-observance your eyes may be damaged!
Take appropriate protective measures if the specimen releases noxious gases, dust, and vapors,
secondary radiation or explosive substances as a result of the UV radiation!
Dust and dirt may impair the instrument’s performance. The instrument must therefore be
protected as far as possible from such influences and covered with the dust cover when not in
use. Always check whether the instrument is switched off before you cover it. Avoid great
variations in temperature, direct exposure to sunlight and vibrations.
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Clogged or covered ventilation slats may lead to heat build-up that will damage the instrument
and, in extreme cases, cause a fire. Always keep the ventilation slats clear and ensure that no
objects enter the instrument through the ventilation slats. Set up all electrical units and
components at least 15 cm away of flammable objects and walls.
For transporting the device over longer distances, it must be disassembled and packed in its
original packaging. For short-distance transport, observe Section 3.12.
Defective microscopes must not be disposed of with household waste, but should be disposed
of in compliance with the relevant legal requirements (see Section 5.5).
Specimens must also be disposed of properly in compliance with the valid legal requirements
and in-house working instructions.
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Fig. 1
Warning and information labels on the instrument
Fig. 2
Warning label on PentaFluar S vertical illuminator
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Notes on warranty
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1.3
SteREO Discovery
Notes on warranty
The manufacturer guarantees that the instrument is free of material or manufacturing defects when
delivered. Possible defects must be notified to us immediately and steps be taken to minimize damage. If
notified of such a defect, the manufacturer is obligated to rectify it at his discretion, either by repairing
the instrument or delivering an intact replacement. No guarantee is provided for defects caused by
natural wear (wearing parts in particular) and improper use.
The instrument manufacturer shall not be liable for damage caused by faulty operation, negligence or
any other tampering with the instrument, particularly the removal or replacement of instrument
components, or the use of accessories from other manufacturers. Any such action shall lead to a forfeit
of all warranty claims.
With the exception of the work specified in this manual, no maintenance or repair of the instrument may
be undertaken. Repairs may only be carried out by Carl Zeiss service staff or persons expressly authorized
by Carl Zeiss. In case of any malfunction of the device, contact the responsible Carl Zeiss service agency.
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General use of stereomicroscopes
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General use of stereomicroscopes
The SteREO Discovery stereomicroscopes are microscopes designed for 3D observation of small objects at
simultaneous magnification.
The basic equipment of stereomicroscopes features relatively low total magnifications (approximately 5x
to 60x), wide object fields (of up to about 30 mm) and large working distances (approx. 80 mm) between
object and microscope front optics.
Special preparation of specimens is not required for stereomicroscopes, which makes them suitable for
the observation, preparation, sorting, manipulation and documentation of specimens of most diverse
nature and composition.
The SteREO Discovery stereomicroscopes are designed according to the telescope principle with both
optical paths using a common main objective (CMO = Common Main Objective).
The designation “V8“ stands for a magnification of zoom optics variable by a factor of 8 and covering a
magnification range of 1.0x to 8.0x. Magnification is changed manually by means of a rotary knob.
The designation “V12“ stands for a magnification of zoom optics variable by a factor of 12.5x and
covering a magnification range from 0.8x to 10x. The magnification is changed motorized via the Human
Interface Panel (HIP) or the System Control Panel (SYCOP).
Accordingly, the SteREO Discovery.V20 zoom optics factor is 20x, an unequalled feature worldwide. The
variable magnification range extends from 7.5x to 15x. Also in this case change of magnification is
motorized and effected via the HIP or SYCOP control panel.
The pancratic magnification changer ensures high-contrast, focused images throughout the entire zoom
range. After the basic adjustment of the stereomicroscope, the image remains exactly in focus.
Attachable optical systems (objectives, eyepieces and camera adapters) allow the total magnification to
be varied additionally as required.
Progressive cold light sources, an innovative LED illumination system and gas-discharge lamps provide the
following choice of techniques:
Transmitted light:
- Bright field
- Dark field
- Oblique illumination
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- Bright field
- Dark field
- Oblique illumination
- Fluorescence excitation
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SteREO Discovery
Within the product family of Carl Zeiss stereomicroscopes, the SteREO Discovery stereomicroscopes rank
as follows:
Greenough design
Stemi DV4 Stereomicroscope
Stemi DV 4 SPOT Stereomicroscope
Stemi 2000 Stereomicroscope
Stemi 2000 C Stereomicroscope
Stemi 2000 CS Stereomicroscope
Telescope design
SteREO Discovery.V8 Stereomicroscope
SteREO Discovery.V12 Stereomicroscope
SteREO Discovery.V20 Stereomicroscope
SteREO Lumar.V12 Fluorescence Stereomicroscope
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Intended use
SteREO Discovery
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DESCRIPTION
2.1
Intended use
Manufacturer’s designation:
Carl Zeiss
SteREO Discovery.V8 Stereomicroscope
SteREO Discovery.V12 Stereomicroscope
SteREO Discovery.V20 Stereomicroscope
The SteREO Discovery Stereomicroscopes are universally applicable telescope-type stereomicroscopes
featuring a high optical image quality and modular design with mechanical interfaces meeting
international standards. Besides visual stereoscopic observation, it provides diverse options of
photomicrographic and video image documentation in connection with the optionally fitted camera port.
The basic requirement for using the SteREO Discovery devices as intended is that the relevant
environmental and operating conditions are met (see Section 2.5, Technical data).
The SteREO Discovery microscopes are intended for an enlarged, tridimensional observation of small
objects. They have been designed for being used in biomedical laboratories and material-scientific
institutes, as well as in industrial research, development, quality assurance and manufacture.
Main applications of the instrument include:
Biology and medicine
Developmental biology
Microbiology
Anatomy
Materials engineering and sciences
Materials testing
Semiconductor industry
Glass-fiber engineering
Miscellaneous
Forensic medicine
Restoration
Education
The stereomicroscope is designed for applications in biology and medicine for the examination of blood
and/or tissue specimens taken from the human body. Applications in the field of diagnostic medicine are
expressly ruled out except for the field of medical research.
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Intended use
SteREO Discovery
The SteREO Discovery stereomicroscopes, including original accessories, must not be used for
applications other than those described in this manual. The manufacturer cannot assume any
liability for other applications, including those of individual modules or single components. This
also applies to any service or repair work that is not carried out by authorized service personnel.
In case of non-compliance, all warranty claims shall be forfeited.
The instruments may only be operated by trained personnel who must be aware of the possible
dangers involved with microscopy and the particular application concerned.
The stereomicroscope is a high-precision instrument that can be impaired in its performance or
even be destroyed when handled improperly. It may only be used in compliance with the
specified ambient conditions in closed, dust-free rooms, which are free of oily and other
chemical vapors (see Section 2.5).
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DESCRIPTION
Description of the instrument
Carl Zeiss
Description of the instrument
The microscope configurations shown here may differ from that of your microscope!
2.2.1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
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Stereomicroscope SteREO Discovery.V8
Binocular tube S 35° for the accommodation of eyepieces
Intermediate phototube S, left 100/100
SteREO Discovery.V8 microscope body
Stand plate 450, Profile S, with insert plate
Scratch-proof B/W plate, d=120 mm, for holding specimens
Slit-ring illuminator ECO
Control knob for magnification change (zoom)
Cold-light source Zeiss CL 1500 ECO
Fine-focusing control
Coarse-focusing control
Mount S with d=76 mm support for microscope body and objective
Coarse/fine drive with Profile S column
Fig. 3
Main control and functional elements on SteREO Discovery.V8
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DESCRIPTION
Description of the instrument
SteREO Discovery
Stereomicroscope SteREO Discovery.V12/V20
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Binocular tube for holding eyepieces and a camera via adapter
SteREO Discovery.V12/V20 microscope body
Dazzle protector, swivel-type; provides dazzle-free microscopy in transmitted light
Transmitted-light equipment in combination with cold-light source
Support (120 mm diameter) for holding specimens or mounting stages via 84 mm/120 mm stage adapter
Support for opal glass plate of transmitted-light equipment (84 mm diameter)
3x objective nosepiece, coded, or carrier (not illustrated) for holding the microscope body (76 mm diameter)
Oblique incident-light system with flexible light guide and focusing attachment
Light intensity control for transmitted-light microscopy
System Control Panel SYCOP
Foot pedal for focus or zoom control
Electronics module EMS-2 (part of SYCOP); provides connection of various functional units
KL 2500 LCD cold-light source for incident light; for installation and operation, refer to separate manual
KL 2500 LCD cold-light source for transmitted light; only in combination with transmitted-light equipment
Focus control unit HIP (Human Interface Panel); plug-in power unit for operation without SYCOP i n c l u d e d i n scope of
supply
16 Motorized focusing drive on column with STOP button for quick switch-off of the focusing drive
17 Zoom control unit HIP (Human Interface Panel); plug-in power unit for operation without SYCOP i n c l u d e d i n scope of
supply
Fig. 4
Control and functional elements on SteREO Discovery.V12/V20
The system overview is shown on the following pages.
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System overview
Fig. 5
System overview (page 1)
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System overview (page 3)
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System overview (page 4)
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System overview (page 5)
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System overview (page 6)
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System overview (page 7)
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Mechanical interfaces on SteREO Discovery
2.4
Mechanical interfaces on SteREO Discovery
Fig. 12
Mechanical interfaces on SteREO Discovery
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DESCRIPTION
Technical data
Carl Zeiss
Technical data
Dimensions of SteREO Discovery.V8
Weight of SteREO Discovery.V8
Microscope body ............................................................................................................................. 1.4 kg
Binocular tube S 35° ........................................................................................................................ 1.1 kg
Coarse/fine drive with Profile S column ............................................................................................ 9.3 kg
Stand plate, Profile S........................................................................................................................ 9.1 kg
Total weight .................................................................................................................................. • 25 kg
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SteREO Discovery
Dimensions of SteREO Discovery.V12/V20
Weight of SteREO Discovery.V12/V20
Microscope body V12 ...................................................................................................................... 2.0 kg
Microscope body V20 ...................................................................................................................... 2.0 kg
Binocular ergo phototube................................................................................................................ 2.0 kg
Motorized focusing system with Profile "S” column......................................................................... 9.5 kg
Stand base, Profile S ........................................................................................................................ 9.1 kg
Total weight .................................................................................................................................. • 30 kg
Ambient conditions for SteREO Discovery
Storage (in packaging)
Permissible ambient temperature ........................................................................................ +10 to +40 °C
Permissible relative humidity ....................................................... max. 75 % at +35 °C (no condensation)
Transport (in packaging)
Permissible ambient temperature ......................................................................................... -40 to +70 °C
Operation
Permissible ambient temperature ........................................................................................ +10 to +40 °C
Permissible relative humidity .................................................................................................... max. 75 %
Atmospheric pressure ............................................................................................... 800 hPa to 1060 hPa
Pollution degree ...................................................................................................................................... 2
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Operating data
1.) EMS-2 Electronic Module as part of SYCOP
Electrical protection class..................................................................................................................... I
Protection type............................................................................................................................. IP 20
Electrical safety ..................................................... in compliance with EN 61010-1 (IEC 1010-1) under
consideration of CSA and UL directives
Overvoltage category ......................................................................................................................... II
Radio interference suppression..................................................... in accordance with EN 55011 class B
Noise immunity ....................................................................................... in accordance with EN 61326
Line voltage (wide input) ...................................................................................... 100 to 240 V ±10 %
Line frequency ................................................................................................................... 50 to 60 Hz
Power consumption ................................................................................................................. 230 VA
Fuses..................................................................................................... 2x T 2.5 A/E, 250 V, 5x20 mm
Output voltage................................................................................. 24 V DC, stabilized, 4.5 A, 108 W
2.) Plug-in power unit as part of HIP
Electrical protection class .................................................................................................................... II
Protection type.............................................................................................................................. IP 40
Line voltage (wide input) ...................................................................................... 100 to 240 V ±10 %
Line frequency ................................................................................................................... 50 to 60 Hz
Power consumption ................................................................................................................. 700 mA
Output voltage................................................................................. 24 V DC; stabilized; 1.25 A; 30 W
Focusing drive
Travel ...........................................................................................................................................340 mm
Maximum specimen height (including stage equipment and parfocalized objective) when using
Objective nosepiece.............................................................................................................200 mm
Support with 76 mm mount, bottom...................................................................................205 mm
Support with 76 mm mount, top.........................................................................................300 mm
Reduction of maximum specimen height by transmitted-light equipment ..............................55 mm
Travel per revolution of manual focusing drive
Coarse focusing drive .........................................................................................................27.9 mm
Fine focusing drive ...............................................................................................................2.2 mm
Step size of motorized focusing drive............................................................................................0.35 µm
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Optical data of SteREO Discovery.V8
… with eyepiece
WPL 10x/23 Br. foc
Objective…
… with eyepiece
PL 16x/16 Br. foc
… with eyepiece
W 25x/10 foc
Factor
FWD
in mm
Magnification
Object field
in mm
Magnification
Object field
in mm
Magnification
Object field
in mm
PlanApo S*
0.63x
81
6.3x … 50.4x
36.5 … 4.6
10.1x … 80.6x
25.4 … 3.2
15.8x … 126x
15.9 … 2.0
PlanApo S*
1.0x
60
10x … 80x
23.0 … 2.9
16x … 128x
16.0 … 2.0
25x … 200x
10.0 … 1.3
PlanApo S*
1.5x
30
15x … 120x
15.3 … 1.9
24x … 192x
10.7 … 1.3
37.5x … 300x
6.7 … 0.8
PlanApo S
2.3x
10
23x … 184x
10.0 … 1.3
37x … 294x
7.0 … 0.9
57.5x … 460x
4.3 … 0.6
3.5x
mono
16
35x … 280x
6.6 … 0.8
56x … 448x
4.1 … 0.51
87.5x … 700x
2.6 … 0.33
25x … 200x
10.0 … 1.3
PlanApo S **
***
1)
Plan S*
1.0x
81
10x … 80x
23.0 … 2.9
16x … 128x
16.0 … 2.0
Achromat S
0.3x
236
3x … 24x
76.7 … 9.6
4.8x … 38.4x
53.3 … 6.7
7.5x … 60x
33.3 … 4.2
Achromat S
0.5x
134
5x … 40x
46.0 … 5.8
8x … 64x
32.0 … 4.0
12.5x … 100x
20.0 … 2.5
Achromat S*
0.63x
107
6.3x … 50.4x
36.5 … 4.6
10.1x … 80.6x
25.4 … 3.2
15.8x … 126x
15.9 … 2.0
Achromat S**
1.0x
63
10x … 80x
23.0 … 2.9
16x … 128x
16.0 … 2.0
25x … 200x
10.0 … 1.3
Achromat S**
1.5x
28
15x … 120x
15.3 … 1.9
24x … 192x
10.7 … 1.3
37.5x … 300x
6.7 … 0.8
1)
*
**
***
FWD - Free Working Distance
for objective nosepiece S/doc, 3x, 6x cod. parfocalized objectives with parfocal distance 137 mm
for objective nosepiece S/doc, 3x, 6x cod. parfocalized objectives with parfocal distance 93 mm
The PlanApo S 3.5x mono objective can be used exclusively in the objective slider S/doc or in the objective nosepiece S/doc,
3x, 6x cod. for one-channel imaging. Stereoscopic observation is not possible.
Optical data of SteREO Discovery.V12
(for resolving power and depth of focus, see HIP or SYCOP display)
… with eyepiece
WPL 10x/23 Br. foc
Objective…
Factor
PlanApo S*
… with eyepiece
PL 16x/16 Br. foc
… with eyepiece
W 25x/10 foc
FWD
in mm
Magnification
Object field
in mm
Magnification
Object field
in mm
Magnification
Object field
in mm
0.63x
81
5.0x … 63x
46 … 3.7
8.1x … 101x
32 … 2.5
12.6x … 158x
20 … 1.6
PlanApo S*
1.0x
60
8.0x … 100x
29 … 2.3
12.8x … 160x
20 … 1.6
20x … 250x
12.5 … 1.0
PlanApo S*
1.5x
30
12.0x … 150x
19 … 1.5
19.2x … 240x
13.3 … 1.1
30x … 375x
8.3 … 0.7
PlanApo S
2.3x
10
18.4x … 230x
12 … 1.0
29.4x … 368x
8.7 … 0.7
46x … 575x
5.4 … 0.4
3.5x
mono
16
35x … 280x
6.6 … 0.8
56x … 448x
4.1 … 0.51
87.5x … 700x
2.6 … 0.33
Plan S*
1.0x
81
8.0x … 100x
29 … 2.3
12.8x … 160x
20 … 1.6
20x … 250x
12.5 … 1.0
Achromat S
0.3x
236
2.4x … 30x
96 … 7.7
3.8x … 48x
66.7 … 5.3
6.0x … 75x
41.7 … 3.3
Achromat S
0.5x
134
4.0x … 50x
58 … 4.6
6.4x … 80x
40.0 … 3.2
10x … 125x
25.0 … 2.0
Achromat S*
0.63x
107
5.0x … 63x
46 … 3.7
8.1x … 101x
32 … 2.5
12.6x … 158x
20 … 1.6
Achromat S**
1.0x
63
8.0x … 100x
29 … 2.3
12.8x … 160x
20 … 1.6
20x … 250x
12.5 … 1.0
Achromat S**
1.5x
28
12.0x … 150x
19 … 1.5
19.2x … 240x
13.3 … 1.1
30x … 375x
8.3 … 0.7
PlanApo S **
***
1)
*
**
***
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for objective nosepiece S/doc, 3x, 6x cod. parfocalized objectives with parfocal distance 137 mm
for objective nosepiece S/doc, 3x, 6x cod. parfocalized objectives with parfocal distance 93 mm
The PlanApo S 3.5x mono objective can be used exclusively in the objective slider S/doc or in the objective nosepiece S/doc,
3x, 6x cod. for one-channel imaging. Stereoscopic observation is not possible.
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Optical data of SteREO Discovery.V20
(for resolving power and depth of focus, see HIP or SYCOP display)
… with eyepiece
WPL 10x/23 Br. foc
Objective…
Factor
FWD1)
… with eyepiece
PL 16x/16 Br. foc
… with eyepiece
W 25x/10 foc****
Magnification
Object field
in mm
Magnification
Object field
in mm
Magnification
Object field
in mm
4.7x … 94.5x
48.7 … 2.4
7.6x … 151x
33.9 … 1.7
11.8x … 236x
21.1 … 1.1
in mm
PlanApo S*
0.63x
81
PlanApo S*
1.0x
60
7.5x … 150x
30.7 … 1.5
12x … 240x
21.3 … 1.1
18.8x … 375x
13.3 … 0.7
PlanApo S*
1.5x
30
11.3x … 225x
20.4 … 1.0
18x … 360x
14.2 … 0.7
28.1x … 563x
8.9 … 0.4
PlanApo S
2.3x
10
17.3x … 345x
13.3 … 0.7
27.6x … 552x
9.3 … 0.5
43.1x … 863x
5.8 … 0.3
3.5x
mono
16
26.3x … 525x
8.8 … 0.4
42x … 840x
5.5 … 0.27
65.6x … 1312.5x
3.5 … 0.18
PlanApo S
**
***
Plan S*
1.0x
81
7.5x … 150x
30.7 … 1.5
12x … 240x
21.3 … 1.1
18.8x … 375x
13.3 … 0.7
Achromat S
0.3x
236
2.3x … 45x
102 … 5.1
3.6x … 72x
71.1 … 3.6
5.6x … 113x
44.4 … 2.2
Achromat S
0.5x
134
3.8x … 75x
61.3 … 3.1
6x … 120x
42.7 … 2.1
9.4x … 188x
26.7 … 1.3
Achromat S*
0.63x
107
4.7x … 94.5x
48.7 … 2.4
7.6x … 151x
33.9 … 1.7
11.8x … 236x
21.1 … 1.1
Achromat S**
1.0x
63
7.5x … 150x
30.7 … 1.5
12x … 240x
21.3 … 1.1
18.8x … 375x
13.3 … 0.7
Achromat S**
1.5x
28
11.3x … 225x
20.4 … 1.0
18x … 360x
14.2 … 0.7
28.1x … 563x
8.9 … 0.4
FWD - Free Working Distance
*
for objective nosepiece S/doc, 3x, 6x cod. parfocalized objectives with parfocal distance 137 mm
**
for objective nosepiece S/doc, 3x, 6x cod. parfocalized objectives with parfocal distance 93 mm
*** The PlanApo S 3.5x mono objective can be used exclusively in the objective slider S/doc or in the objective nosepiece
S/doc, 3x, 6x cod. for one-channel imaging. Stereoscopic observation is not possible.
**** When the eyepiece W25/10x foc is used, one goes clearly beyond the useful magnification range. A reduced image
contrast due to an empty magnification may result.
1)
Optical data of Vario front lens system 0.3x - 0.5x
Vario front lens system 0.3x - 0.5x for
Factor
FWD 1) in mm
Achromat S 0.5x
0.04x - 0.14x
1500 - 300
Achromat S 0.63x
0.14x - 0.26x
404 - 141
1)
FWD - Free Working Distance
Vario front lens
system 0.3x - 0.5x
for
Achromat S 0.5x
Achromat S 0.63x
Factor
SteREO Discovery.V8 with
eyepiece WPL 10x/23 Br.
foc
SteREO Discovery.V12
with eyepiece WPL 10x/23
Br. foc
SteREO Discovery.V20
with eyepiece WPL 10x/23
Br. foc
Magnification
Object field
in mm
Magnification
Object field
in mm
Magnification
Object field
in mm
0.14x
1.4x - 11.0x
167 - 21
1.1x - 13.8x
208 - 17
1.0x - 20.6x
223 - 11
0.04x
0.4x - 3.2x
575 - 72
0.32x - 4.0x
719 - 58
0.3x - 6.0x
767 - 38
0.26x
2.7x - 21.8x
84 - 11
2.1x - 26.5x
108 - 8.7
2.0x - 40x
115 - 5.8
0.14x
1.4x - 10.8x
170 - 21
1.1x - 13.5x
213 - 17
1.0x - 20.3x
227 - 11
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3.1
Installation
SteREO Discovery
Because of the complexity of the equipment, and to ensure perfect functioning, Carl Zeiss service will
install and start up the instrument the first time.
The services in particular include the following:
Installation and adjustment of all components
Establishing cable connections and connecting the supply cables
Firmware installation (factory-set) and configuration
Introduction into instrument operation
Before installation and start up, make sure to read the Notes on instrument safety carefully
(refer to Section 1.2).
The column is supplied with the focusing drive installed. Do not lift up or carry the column at
the focusing drive!
Do not transport the installed, upright standing system over long distances. Avoid heavy shocks
to the focusing drive as this might damage the rack of the column. For this, see Section 3.12.
After having installed and connected the instrument, you should adjust the mechanical end
stops for the travel of the motorized focusing drive (see Section 3.11).
Provide for sufficient space for setting up the add-on units (the necessary bench area is approx.
W x D: 800 u 800 mm).
The SteREO Discovery, including necessary tools and optional accessories, is supplied packed to
commercial standards in several packages.
x Remove all units from the packaging and verify that all parts specified on the delivery note are
present.
x Remove any transport locks (adhesive tapes or similar items).
x Keep the original packaging for any extended periods of non-use or return to the manufacturer, or
dispose of it in compliance with the relevant regulations.
x Some components are supplied in special packaging, e.g. the Plan Apo S objective. You are strongly
advised to use the special packaging for storing these components in extended periods of non-use or
for their transport.
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Installing stand components
The microscope configuration shown here may differ from that of your microscope!
To avoid any damage to the motorized focusing drive (Fig. 13/A), put it down only on the back
of the column (Fig. 13/a) using sufficiently high supporting blocks (Fig. 13/c) (do not put it onto
the rack side). The focusing unit (Fig. 13/b) of the focusing drive must not be used as support.
Do not lift or carry the focusing drive by holding it at the focusing unit (Fig. 13/b)! Avoid heavy
shocks to the focusing drive.
Fig. 13
Setting up the stand
x Attach the column of the motorized focusing drives (Fig. 13/3) to the right mounting surface of the
stand base (Fig. 13/7) or the column of the manual focusing drive (Fig. 13/1) to the left mounting
surface and let the two locating screws click into place.
x Screw on the column tightly by screwing four Allen screws (SW 8) through the stand base (Fig. 13/7).
x Set up stand base (Fig. 13/7) with screwed on column.
Refer to Section 3.1.2 if you intend to use the optional transmitted-light equipment S.
Proceed with Section 3.1.3 if you intend to use a stage.
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x Put carrier (Fig. 13/4) or objective nosepiece (Fig. 13/5) onto the focusing drive letting the two locating
screws click into place and keeping hold of the respective unit until the first screw has been tightened.
Mount the carrier (Fig. 13/4) rotated by 180° if you want to examine higher samples.
x Screw down all four Allen screws (SW 5). Use the long leg of the offset Allen key (Fig. 13/6) to screw
the screws in, and the short leg to fasten them hand-tight.
x Insert 120 mm B/W plastic plate (Fig. 13/8); press on its rear edge to remove it again.
Adjusting the travel of the motorized focusing drive
See Section 3.11, page 59.
Adjusting the torque of the manual focusing drive
Readjustment of the torque of the manual focusing drives becomes necessary, if the drive moves down
by itself (e.g. because of an additional load on the microscope body or the objective nosepiece). In this
case, the torque of the focusing drive must be increased. The torque has been adjusted correctly if the
drive no longer moves down by itself. Wit additional loads of 10 kg or higher on the carrier or the
nosepiece, it is advisable to use the motorized focusing drive.
If the motion of the drive is too stiff, the torque may also be reduced to improve the movability of the
drive.
x Insert the supplied ball-headed screwdriver with SW 3 mm (Fig. 13/2) in one of the bores that are
radially arranged on the torque-adjusting ring.
x To increase the torque (braking force), hold the coarse-focusing knob tight with your hand and turn
the torque-adjusting ring clockwise. To reduce the torque of the focusing drive, turn the torqueadjusting ring counterclockwise.
Conversion work
x If the adapter ring (Fig. 14/4) is not mounted (e.g. after the removal of the transmitted-light
equipment S), use three Allen screws (SW 3) to fasten it to the stand base (Fig. 14/5); then, put the
insert plate (Fig. 14/3) onto the base.
x Fasten the insert plate (Fig. 14/3) without stage adapter to the adapter ring (Fig. 14/4) by means of
three short Allen screws (Fig. 14/2).
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Installing the optional transmitted-light equipment S
x Remove the insert plate (Fig. 14/3). To this end, loosen the three short Allen screws (Fig. 14/2), lift up
the insert plate (using the grip hollow at the right edge of the stand base (Fig. 14/5)) and, taking hold
of it with both hands, remove it safely.
x Loosen the three Allen screws (SW 3) of the adapter ring (Fig. 14/4) with the ball-headed screwdriver
and remove the adapter ring.
x Put the transmitted-light equipment S (Fig. 14/6) laterally correct onto the stand base. Verify that the
two large plastic taper pins on the bottom of the transmitted-light equipment S engage with the
respective holes of the stand base.
x Use the ball-headed screwdriver (Fig. 14/9) to screw down the four countersunk Allen screws (SW 3)
hand-tight on the transmitted-light equipment S.
x Put the insert plate (Fig. 14/3) onto the transmitted-light equipment S (Fig. 14/6).
x Insert the opal glass plate ‡ 84 mm (Fig. 14/8) to avoid that screws and other small parts get lost
during the further installation work.
x Using the three, short Allen screws (Fig. 14/2) fasten the insert plate (Fig. 14/3) (without stage adapter) to the transmitted-light equipment S.
Refer to Section 3.1.3 if you intend to use a stage.
x Replace the opal glass plate ‡ 84 mm (Fig. 14/8) by insert 52/84 (Fig. 14/7).
x Insert the 120 mm glass plate (Fig. 14/1); to remove it again, press on its rear edge.
Fig. 14
Installing the transmitted-light equipment S
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3.1.3
Installing the stage
Fig. 15
Installing the stage
SteREO Discovery
Stages with 84 mm interface
Stages with 84 mm interface should be fastened to the stand base by means of the 84/120 mm
stage adapter (Fig. 15/4).
x Unscrew three short Allen screws (SW 3) from insert plate (Fig. 15/5).
x Use three longer Allen screws (SW 3) to screw down the stage adapter (Fig. 15/4) hand-tight through
the insert plate.
x Put the stage (Fig. 15/2) onto the stage adapter and align it.
x Throw eccentric clamping lever (Fig. 15/3) over to clamp the stage in the stage adapter.
x Put the round 84 mm plate (Fig. 15/1) into the stage interface.
Stages with 120 mm interface
Stages with 120 mm interface (Fig. 15/6) should be fastened to the insert plate (Fig. 15/9) by
means of the stage-clamping ring mounted to the stage (Fig. 15/7). Do not remove the stageclamping ring.
x Put the stage with installed stage-clamping ring (Fig. 15/6 and 7) onto the insert plate (Fig. 15/9) and
align it.
x Clamp the stage-clamping ring in the insert plate by turning the Allen screw (SW 3) (Fig. 15/8)
clockwise.
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Fig. 16
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x Verify that the grub screw (SW 3) on the carrier or objective nosepiece (Fig. 16/9) does not project into
the opening of the holder. Turn it counterclockwise by a few turns, if necessary, using the ball-headed
screwdriver (but do not fully unscrew it!).
x Put the microscope body (Fig. 16/3) into the mount (‡ 76 mm) of the carrier or objective nosepiece
(Fig. 16/4) and align it.
x Fasten the grub screw (Fig. 16/9) on the carrier or objective nosepiece hand-tight.
Always hold the objective with both hands to ensure safe installation. When installing the
objective, use its lens-protective cap! Always store the objectives in the special packaging.
Order of installation: At first, install the shortest objective (Fig. 16/6), then the medium one
(Fig. 16/7) and finally the longest one (Fig. 16/8). To remove the objectives, proceed reversely.
x Take up the objective (Fig. 16/6) with both hands and screw it counterclockwise into the microscope
body or objective nosepiece (upside down right-hand thread).
x Insert binocular tube (Fig. 16/1) in dovetail mount and clamp it by screwing down the Allen screw
(Fig. 16/10) hand-tight using the ball-headed screwdriver.
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You can use up to two 40 mm high intermediate tubes (Fig. 16/2) to increase the viewing
height by a maximum of 80 mm. Clamp them in the same way as the binocular tube.
To avoid being dazzled in transmitted light, fix the dazzle protector (Fig. 16/5) to the carrier or
the objective nosepiece (Fig. 16/4) and swing it in.
If the microscope mounted to the manual focusing drive should come down by its own weight,
please readjust the torque of the drive (see page 36).
3.1.5
Fitting the binocular tube
Inserting eyepieces
x Remove both dust caps from the tube.
x Insert both eyepieces into the tube pushing
them down up to the stop.
Attaching the fold-over eyecups
The eyepieces have a rubber ring each to protect
the lenses of spectacles against scratches. The
protection rings can be replaced with fold-over
eyecups (Fig. 17/1) when required.
x Remove the protection rings (Fig. 17/2) from
the eyepieces and attach the eyecups (Fig.
17/1).
x Sometimes the eyeglass protection rings are
Fig. 17
Inserting the eyepiece reticle
seated very tightly in the eyepiece groove, so
you may need a blunt object (stick) to prod
them off.
Inserting eyepiece reticles
The focusing eyepieces are intended for use with eyepiece reticles.
The slight image shift caused by the additional path through glass is taken into account on the diopter
scale by the fact that the zero point position is indicated not by the white dot (Fig. 17/W), but the red dot
(Fig. 17/R).
In the eyepiece W-PL 10x/23 Br. foc. (455043-0000-000) and E-PL 10x/20 Br. Foc. (444132-9902-000)
the eyepiece reticles (Fig. 17/3) have been adhered to screw-in mounts (Fig. 17/4) by the manufacturer
for easy replacement. Complete mounts with reticles adhered can be ordered directly from Zeiss.
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To change the mount, proceed as follows:
x Unscrew the existing mount (Fig. 17/4) with eyepiece reticle (Fig. 17/3) from the eyepiece, without
exerting heavy radial pressure on the diaphragm unit in order to avoid deformation and jamming.
Replace it with a new mount containing the eyepiece reticle required.
When inserting an eyepiece reticle in the unscrewed mount, consider that its writing appears
reversed before and non-reversed after screwing the mount back into the eyepiece.
Installing camera adapters
On the SteREO Discovery, a new port type, "60N interface", is used for connecting cameras.
However, you can continue using the well-known "60 interface" adapters (30 mm inside
diameter).
The following cameras can be connected to the camera port: microscope cameras (e.g. Carl Zeiss
AxioCam), commercial SLR cameras (Single Lens Reflex; 35-mm film or digital) or compact digital
cameras.
Only use camera/adapter combinations recommended by Carl Zeiss! Otherwise, clearly visible
vignetting will appear (dark marginal areas of the image).
Additionally observe the separate operating instructions of the cameras used when you work
with photomicrographic equipment.
Adapter for 60N interface (M52 x 1 external thread)
Before using the interface 60N-T2 1x (426103-0000-000) for SLR camera, verify that large-sized
camera bodies (with a sensor diagonal of less than 18 mm) do not knock against the tube. Use
an additional camera adapter with additional magnification, if necessary.
x Attach the camera adapter "60N" (Fig. 18/1; 2) to the camera.
x Remove the dust cap from the camera port.
Please note: The three grub screws (SW 3) (Fig. 18/5) at the camera port must project neither
into the external thread nor into the inner aperture.
x Put the pre-assembled unit onto the camera port (Fig. 18/4 or 6), align it and fasten the sleeve nut of
the adapter (Fig. 18/1 or 2) hand-tight.
Adapter for 60 interface (30 mm inside diameter)
x Attach the camera adapter "60" (Fig. 18/3) to the camera.
x Remove the dust cap from the camera port.
x Put the pre-assembled unit onto the camera port (Fig. 18/4 or 6). Take care that the three grub screws
(Fig. 18/5) do not project too far into the inner aperture; unscrew them slightly, if necessary.
x Turn the three grub screws (SW 3) on the tube (Fig. 18/5) counterclockwise until the adapter is firmly
seated.
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Fig. 18
Using camera adapters
3.1.6
Installing incident-light illuminators
SteREO Discovery
Flexible light guide with focusing attachment (Fig. 19/3 and 6):
To be fastened to objective nosepiece, microscope carrier or stand base (Fig. 19/8) by means
of the articulated arm and the clamp.
Fiber-optical ring illuminators and LED ring illuminators (Fig. 19/10):
The fiber-optical slit-ring illuminators without light guide are used for illumination purposes
on objectives mounted to the objective nosepiece, see Section 3.6. It is also possible to
attach a slit-ring illuminator ECO to an objective. With each objective change, however, it is
necessary to detach this illuminator and to attach it again to the then used objective.
Fig. 19
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Installing the flexible light guide with focusing attachment
x Screw in the spacing rod (Fig. 19/7), if necessary.
x Hold the articulated arm (Fig. 19/4) in such a way that the label is correctly readable. Then, screw the
clamp for the light guide (Fig. 19/5), the line light or the appropriate focusing attachment (Fig. 19/6)
onto the upper end of the articulated arm.
x Screw the bottom end of the articulated arm (Fig. 19/4) into the spacing rod or one of the tapped
holes on the stand. Tighten the tensioning screw on the articulated arm so that the latter can be used
as lever.
x Successively clamp the three joints of the articulated arm from bottom to top by means of the
clamping screw; loosening the joints is in reverse order, i.e. from top to bottom.
x Connect the light guide (Fig. 19/3) to the cold-light source (Fig. 19/2).
The articulated arm may also be fixed to the stand base (Fig. 19/8). To this end, screw in the
spacer (Fig. 19/9).
Installing the fiber-optical slit-ring illuminators (‡ 66 mm)
x Push the slit-ring illuminator (Fig. 19/10) onto the objective and clamp it by means of the knurled
screw.
x Connect the light guide to the cold-light source (Fig. 19/2).
Do not look directly into the light source and avoid reflections at reflecting surfaces.
Installing LED ring illuminators (‡ 66 mm)
x Push the LED ring illuminator onto the objective and clamp it by means of the knurled screw.
For the installation and operation of the VisiLEDs MC Series, observe the corresponding
separate operating instructions.
The LED illuminator is an LED class 1 device. Avoid directly viewing into the LED light.
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Installing the coaxial
epi-illumination S
x The switching lever for light guide positioning
and optimization of the specimen field
illumination can optionally be screwed in at the
back or at the bottom.
Preferably together
with manual coarse/fine drive:
Screw in the switching lever at the bottom
(Fig. 20/2) after fitting the unit to mount S.
with objective slider S/doc:
Screw in the switching lever at the back
(Fig. 20/1) before fitting the unit to
mount S.
x Move the switching lever backwards to
position D (Fig. 20/2a) and retain it.
Fig. 20
Coaxial epi-illumination (bottom
side)
x Insert both light guide arms carefully into the
back holes (Fig. 20/3), thread them into the
light guide slot and push them to stop.
x Tighten the clamping screws through the drill
holes B (Fig. 20/4) using the Allen key 3 mm.
x Unscrew the objective (Fig. 23/3) from the
microscope body.
x Insert the coaxial epi-illumination S (Fig. 23/2)
with the guide pin (Fig. 23/4) facing upward
into the drill hole underneath mount S
(Fig. 23/1).
x Screw both screws of the coaxial epiillumination (Fig. 23/5) through the drill holes A
(Fig. 23/5) into the mount S.
Attention during unscrewing: Do not
continue to turn the screws after you
have unscrewed them from mount S!
x Screw the objective into the coaxial epiillumination or mount the objective slider S/doc
(see B 46-0010).
Fig. 21
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Coaxial epi-illumination
(upper side)
For vertical observation with the
objective slider S/doc use the lambdaquarter cap positioned in front of the
objective and clamped at its 66 mm
outer diameter.
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To achieve a more homogeneous illumination for magnifications equal to or larger than those indicated
in the following table, you can adjust the lever at front position C (Fig. 20/2b) without additional
vignettation also for objectives S 1.0x.
Objective S
Avoidance of vignettation in standard front position C
above
(in units of zoom magnification)
(total magnification with eyepieces
10x/23)
Plan Apo S 1.0x
1.1x
11.0x
Plan S 1.0x
1.4x
13.6x
Achromat 1.0x
1.8x
17.8x
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3.3
Installing and connecting the PentaFluar vertical illuminator
3.3.1
Installing PentaFluar vertical illuminator and dazzle protector to the microscope
body
Fig. 22
Installation of PentaFluar S/X-Cite or S/HBO
x Loosen clamp screw (Fig. 22/8) using an SW 3 Allen key and remove the tube (Fig. 22/1). If attached,
remove the intermediate tube in the same way.
x Depending on the chosen equipment, attach the PentaFluar S/X-Cite (Fig. 22/2) or the
PentaFluar S/HBO (Fig. 22/3) vertical illuminator to the microscope body (Fig. 22/7), align it (the
connector for the illumination equipment should point to the left) and tighten the clamp screw
(Fig. 22/8).
x Using the plugged through SW 3 ball-headed screwdriver, screw the support (Fig. 22/4) of the dazzle
protector into the M8 tapped hole on the carrier of the microscope body.
The support of the dazzle protector can be mounted to both sides of the microscope body.
x At the other side of the support (Fig. 22/4), screw on the dazzle protector (Fig. 22/5) and tighten it
with the SW 3 ball-headed screwdriver plugged through.
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x Move the spherical joints of the carrier to adjust the dazzle protector so that you cannot be dazzled
during microscopic work. To this end, slightly loosen the clamp screws on the spherical joints or the
clamp screw on the dazzle, if necessary. After the adjustment, retighten the clamp screws.
When using the dazzle protector on column stands, before installing the Stemi mount, first slip
the clamping ring (Fig. 22/6) for the dazzle protector over the column and fix it by means of its
clamp screw. The clamping ring has two M8 tapped holes, into which you may optionally screw
in the support of the dazzle protector.
3.3.2
Inserting and changing filter blocks
Make sure the light source is switched
off or the shutter slider (Fig. 24/5)
pulled out.
x Undo both screws (Fig. 23/5) and remove the
cover (Fig. 23/4) from the mounting aperture of
the PentaFluar vertical illuminator (Fig. 23/1).
x Insert the filter block (Fig. 23/3) in one of the
five positions of the filter mount. To this end,
push in the filter block through the installation
aperture, until the magnetic fixation device
catches the filter block and positions it in the
correct place. When pushing the filter block in,
take care that the barrier filters point up and
the exciter filter points outward.
x Turn on the filter wheel at its knurling
(Fig. 23/2) by one position and insert the next
filter block.
x Insert the other filter blocks in the same way.
Fig. 23
Inserting filter blocks
x Reattach the cover and tighten the screws.
The filter position swung into the light path is displayed in the read-out window (Fig. 23/6). To
move this filter position into the installation aperture, turn on the filter wheel counterclockwise
by two positions.
Affix the supplied self-adhesive labels for the filter combinations to the cover (Fig. 23/4)
allocated to the corresponding position numbers.
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Connecting the X-Cite illuminator
to the PentaFluar S/X-Cite vertical
illuminator
x Undo clamp screw (Fig. 24/3) for optical fiber
on the mounting port (Fig. 24/1) of the
PentaFluar S/X-Cite vertical illuminator using the
SW 1.5 mm offset Allen key.
x Push the optical fiber (Fig. 24/2) as far as it will
go into the mounting port and clamp the clamp
screw (Fig. 24/3) using the SW 1.5 mm key.
x Lever (Fig. 24/4) serves to open and close the
iris diaphragm.
x The shutter and filter slider (Fig. 24/5) has three
Fig. 24
Connecting the optical fiber of
the X-Cite illuminator to the
PentaFluar S/X-Cite
functional positions:
Pulled out:
Middle position:
Pulled in:
Blocking position
Free aperture,
working position
Additional filter BG38 for
attenuation of a possible
reddish background
x Plug the other end of the optical fiber
(Fig. 25/2) as far as it will go into the X-Cite
illuminator (Fig. 25/1).
x Connect the power cable of the X-Cite
illuminator to the power outlet.
Do not switch on the illuminator unless
both ends of the optical fiber are
correctly mounted to avoid health
hazards by UV radiation!
Fig. 25
Connecting the optical fiber to the
X-Cite illuminator
The liquid optical fiber has a minimum
bending radius of 40 mm; if bent too
sharply it will be destroyed! At normal
room climate (23 °C, 60 %), the
optical fiber has a lifetime of four
years. The lifetime may be prolonged
by
cool
and
humid
storage
(refrigerator).
The liquid optical fiber of the HXP 120
can be connected to the corresponding light source in the same way.
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Connecting the HBO 100 illuminator to the PentaFluar S/HBO vertical illuminator
x Loosen clamp screw (Fig. 26/3) on the mounting port (Fig. 26/2) of the PentaFluar S/HBO
vertical illuminator.
x Attach the HBO 100 illuminator (Fig. 26/1) to
the mounting port, align it and tighten the
clamp screw.
x Connect the cable of the HBO 100 illuminator
to its transformer.
x Connect the power cable of the transformer to
the power outlet.
x The start-up and the adjustment of the
illuminator are described in Section 4.1.6 and
the Operating Manual of the HBO 100.
Note that UV radiation is emitted
when using the filter block 58 Cascade
Yellow!
Fig. 26
Connecting the HBO 100 illuminator
to the PentaFluar S/HBO 100
Align the dazzle protector with
particular care; do not look past it into
the light.
Do not leave your hands in the
specimen compartment for longer
periods but rather use the gliding
stage.
The PentaFluar S/HBO vertical illuminator is also equipped with a shutter and filter slider (see
Section 3.3.3).
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Installing and connecting the Human Interface Panel (HIP)
You can swivel the HIP by about 30 degrees about its longitudinal axis to adjust it to a favorable
viewing angle. Make sure not to exceed the stated swivel range. Forcible twisting will result in
damage to the device.
If you connect the HIP and SYCOP units simultaneously to the system, the functional range of
the HIP will be restricted to zoom and focus control via knurled wheel and memory keys.
Besides, you must not connect the plug-in power unit to a power outlet, as in this case the HIP
will be powered via the microscope body/focusing drive.
The plug-in power unit is supplied with four socket adapters (EURO, US, UK, AUS). Before
connecting it to the power outlet, choose the appropriate adapter and push it onto the
transformer.
Install the HIP (Fig. 27/3) to the microscope body (zoom function) or to the motorized focusing drive
(focus function) by following this procedure:
Fig. 27
Installing the HIP control unit
x Remove the cover (right) from the microscope body (only on SteREO Discovery.V12/V20) or the
focusing drive (Fig. 27/1) and the cover cap from the HIP (Fig. 27/4).
x Slightly pull out the connecting cable (Fig. 27/7) without applying force and connect it to the
corresponding connector on the HIP.
x Push the cable fully back into the casing without folding it; carefully attach the HIP so that the nose
(Fig. 27/2) on the HIP engages with the provided groove (Fig. 27/8).
x Screw in the Allen screw (SW 3) (Fig. 27/6) with the ball-headed screwdriver (Fig. 27/5) as far as it will
go.
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x Re-attach the cover cap (Fig. 27/4) to the HIP.
x Connect the cable of the plug-in power unit to the rear panel of the microscope body (only on
SteREO Discovery.V12/V20) or the focusing drive and connect the plug-in power unit to the power
outlet.
3.5
Mounting and connecting the Manual Rotary Control (MARC)
MARC is a component used to control motor focus and zoom, respectively, and may be mounted to the
focusing drive (Fig. 28/1), the microscope body (only on SteREO Discovery.V12/V20) or the table-top base
(Fig. 29/1).
Mounting MARC to the microscope body or to the motorized focusing drive:
Fig. 28
Mounting the MARC control unit (e.g.: to the focusing drive)
x Remove the mounting plate (Fig. 28/2) from the MARC unit after loosening the Allan screw (SW 3;
Fig. 28/4).
x Remove the cover (Fig. 28/7) from the focusing drive (Fig. 28/1) or from the microscope body (only on
SteREO Discovery.V12/V20).
x Pull the connecting cable (Fig. 28/8) fully back into the casing without folding it.
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x Bolt the mounting plate (Fig. 28/2) with the screw (Fig. 28/6) to the flange of the focusing drive
(Fig. 28/1) (or the microscope body), putting the screw through the left hole of the mounting plate.
Make sure that the orientation pin (Fig. 28/3) of the mounting plate engages with the groove
(Fig. 28/9) provided for this purpose.
x Bolt MARC by means of the Allan screw (SW 3; Fig. 28/4) to the fixed mounting plate (Fig. 28/2) using
the ball-headed screwdriver (Fig. 28/5).
x Connect the patch cable to the CAN bus connectors of MARC (underside) and to the motorized
focusing drive.
Mounting MARC to the table-top base:
x Bolt the mounting plate (Fig. 29/2) with the
screw (Fig. 29/3) to the table-top base
(Fig. 29/1), putting the screw through the right
hole of the mounting plate.
x Bolt MARC (Fig. 29/4) with the Allan screw (SW
3; Fig. 29/5) to the fixed mounting plate using
the ball-headed screwdriver (Fig. 29/6).
x Connect the patch cable (Fig. 30/3) to the CAN
bus connectors of MARC (through the
underside of the table-top base, Fig. 30/1) and
the motorized focusing drive.
Fig. 29
Mounting the control unit MARC to
the table-top base
The patch cable can also be connected
directly to a CAN bus connector of the
EMS Electronic Module.
x Lead the patch cable through the table-top
base bending it in a radius as large as possible
(do not fold it) and pass it through one of the
cut-outs (on the right or left, Fig. 30/1) to the
outside.
x Place the table-top base with MARC on the
right or left beside the microscope.
If MARC is used in a system without
focus motor or EMS, the handwheel
has to be connected to the motorized
zoom body by means of a patch cable.
Power is then supplied to the second
CAN bus connector of MARC via the
patch cable connection of the power
supply unit delivered for the HIP panel.
Fig. 30
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Mounting the objective nosepiece S/doc, 3x, 6x cod.
The objective nosepiece S/doc, 3x, 6x cod. is a microscope component for three objectives, which can be
used in stereo position as well as in the macroscope / mono / documentation position (doc). The objective
positions are coded, allowing the selected objective and the corresponding position (3D for stereo or 2D
for mono) to be indicated in the SYCOP and AxioVision devices.
Furthermore, a special fiber-optic slit-ring illumination element, the slit-ring illuminator d = 66 mm
without light guide, may be attached to the objectives of the nosepiece. If necessary, light-conducting
rods of different lengths may be inserted between the light transmission interface and the slit-ring
illuminator to adapt the system to the working height required.
Mounting the objective nosepiece S/doc
The objective nosepiece may be attached to the
motorized focusing drive with Profile S column as
well as to the manual coarse/fine focusing drive
with Profile S column (see also Section 3.1.1).
x Attach the objective nosepiece (Fig. 31/2) to the
focusing drive of the column used (Fig. 31/1),
let the two locating screws click into place and
keep hold of the unit until the first screw has
been tightened.
x Screw down the four Allen screws (SW 5). Use
the long leg of the offset Allen key (Fig. 31/4) to
screw the screws (Fig. 31/3) in, and the short
leg to fasten them hand-tight.
Fig. 31
Mounting the objective nosepiece
to the column
Inserting objectives into the objective nosepiece S/doc
x The objective nosepiece is suited for 2 groups of parfocalized objectives:
1.
Objectives with parfocal distance 137 mm:
PlanApo S 0.63x; PlanApo S 1.0x; PlanApo S 1.5x; Plan S 1.0x; Achromat 0.63x
2.
Objectives with parfocal distance 93 mm:
PlanApo S 3.5x mono; Achromat 1.0x; Achromat 1.5x
x To insert the PlanApo S 3.5x mono, the adapter ring included in the set "rings for nosepiece 6x cod +
objective mono" is required.
Please note that the PlanApo S 3.5x mono objective can be used only with the objective
nosepiece being in macroscope position.
Please do not insert the PlanApo S 1.5x together with objectives having a parfocal distance of
93 mm or the PlanApo S 2.3x into the objective nosepiece to avoid collision with the
microscope stage or the specimen.
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Illumination
A light guide mount is used for central supply of
light to the slit-ring illumination system. It allows
the light coming from a standard light guide to be
conducted to the fiber-optical ring illuminator
attached to the currently used objective.
That means that the light guide mount is a transmission interface between the supplying light
guide and the downstream slit-ring illuminator.
Upon rotating another objective into working
position, also another ring illuminator will be
situated downstream of the light guide.
Fig. 32
The light guide mount is located vertically on top
of the nosepiece plate. It has an internal diameter
of 10 mm and a length of 10 mm for fixing the
end sleeves of a flexible standard light guide. There
are two light guide mounts one beside the other one for stereo position and one for macroscope
position.
Light guide mount
x Insert the end sleeve of the one-branch light guide, or both end sleeves in case of the two-branch
light guide, into the corresponding light guide mount(s).
If you use the flexible one-branch light guide, it must be re-positioned when changing from the stereo
position (Fig. 32/3) to the macroscope position (Fig. 32/2).
This is not necessary if you use the flexible two-branch light guide (Fig. 32/1).
To avoid re-positioning, you can use two one-branch light guides combined with two light sources.
Attaching fiber-optical slit-ring illuminators to the objective nosepiece S/doc
Special adapters are required to adapt the slit-ring illuminator (d = 66 mm without light guide) to
different working heights, conditioned by different objective lengths:
Objective
PlanApo S 0.63x
PlanApo S 1.0x
PlanApo S 1.5x
PlanApo S 3.5x mono
Plan S 1.0x
Achromat S 0.3x
Achromat S 0.5x
Achromat S 0.63x
Achromat S 1.0x
Achromat S 1.5x
Light-conducting
rod 13 mm
Light-conducting
rod 51 mm
Spacing ring d = 66x16 mm
for Achromat S
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
If one or two objective nosepiece positions shall not be provided with a slit-ring illuminator d = 66 mm
without light guide, the corresponding light opening in the nosepiece plate must be closed with a
stopper prior to mounting the objective nosepiece to the stand.
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Inserting/Removing the stopper
x Rotate the nosepiece plate (Fig. 33/3) accordingly to make the light opening (Fig. 33/2) of
the corresponding nosepiece position accessible
at the rear of the nosepiece.
x Put the stopper (Fig. 33/1) from above into the
hole, with the taper hole of the stopper facing
downwards.
CAUTION
During operation, the stoppers may
become hot. That is why you should
let the stoppers cool down for at least
5 minutes before removing them from
the objective nosepiece.
x If you want to attach slit-ring illuminators later,
Fig. 33
Inserting a stopper
Fig. 34
Slit-ring illuminator
you can remove the stopper as well with the
objective nosepiece remaining mounted to the
microscope. For this purpose, lift the stopper
from below out of the nosepiece plate using
the Allan key SW 3 and remove it sideways.
Attaching the slit-ring illuminator d = 66 mm
without light guide
x Put
the appropriate light-conducting rod
(Fig. 34/1; 13 mm or 51 mm) onto the fiber
input (Fig. 34/2) of the slit-ring illuminator
(Fig. 34/3).
x If necessary, screw a spacing ring from below
on the Achromat objective.
x Put the slit-ring illuminator from below on the
corresponding objective and push it upwards
until the light-conducting rod touches the
mechanical stop in the corresponding hole at
the underside of the objective nosepiece
(Fig. 34/5).
x Fix the slit-ring illuminator with the knurled
knob (Fig. 34/4) in this position.
Mounting the Y intermediate tube to the microscope
To get a binocular image in the macroscope position, the Y intermediate tube S can be mounted
between the microscope body and the binocular tube (see Section 3.1.4).
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Establishing electrical connections via SYCOP
Do not turn on the microscope unless all cables have been connected.
Fig. 35
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Connecting the motorized focusing drive
Always connect the CAN bus cable of the driven components, e.g. the microscope body, to the
connector panel of the motorized focusing drive CAN A to CAN D to avoid any damage.
x Connect the Power/CAN bus cable (Fig. 35/1) to the rear side of the focusing drive Power-CAN and
secure it in place with two screws.
x Connect the CAN bus cables to the focusing drive in a freely selectable order from CAN A to CAN D:
Zoom drive of microscope body (Fig. 35/2)
Other moving CAN bus cables (Fig. 35/optional), such as that for objective nosepiece.
3.7.2
Connecting the EMS-2 Electronic Module
The EMS-2 Electronic Module is part of the SYCOP System Control Unit. For the installation of
the HIP, refer to Section 3.4. If you use the manual focusing drive only, connect all CAN bus
cables to the EMS-2.
x Connect the following devices to the rear panel of the EMS-2 Electronic Module (Fig. 35):
Power/CAN bus cable (Fig. 35/1), which should be secured with two screw
SYCOP (Fig. 35/5) to a freely selectable CAN bus connector CAN 1 to CAN 5
Control cable of cold-light source for incident light to connector RL (Fig. 35/3)
Control cable of the cold-light source for transmitted light to connector TL (Fig. 35/4)
Foot pedal for focus control (Fig. 35/8), if used
Foot pedal for zoom control (Fig. 35/7), if used
Power cable (Fig. 35/9) to be connected to EMS-2 and power outlet.
On the EMS-2 Electronic Module, you need not adjust the line power. It is adjusted automatically to the
available line power (110 V - 240 V wide input range).
A PC may be connected to the USB port (Fig. 35/6) of the EMS-2 Electronic Module. For more
information, refer to the corresponding software description.
3.7.3
Connecting the cold-light source
KL 2500 LCD type cold-light sources can be operated via the SYCOP control unit after
connection to the EMS-2 Electronic Module. This is not possible with other types, e.g. the
KL 1500 LCD. For starting up cold-light sources, see the respective operating instructions.
x Connect the control cable for incident light coming from connector RL of the Electronic
Module (Fig. 35/3) to the KL 2500 LCD cold-light source.
x Connect the light guide for incident-light (RL) to the cold-light source (see Section 3.1.6 on
how to fasten it).
x Connect the control cable for transmitted light coming from connector TL on the Electronic
Module (Fig. 35/4) to the second KL 2500 LCD cold-light source.
x Connect the light guide (part of transmitted-light equipment "S") for transmitted light (TL)
to the cold-light source.
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Switching on
Requirement: The instrument has been properly installed and connected (see Sections 3.1 and 3.4).
The switch-on procedure depends on the existing configuration of the system.
Operation via HIP
Operation via SYCOP
x Briefly press
x Before switching on the device, verify that the
button on HIP.
joystick on the SYCOP is in zero position and
not displaced.
x Switch power switch on rear panel of EMS-2
to I.
x Set the toggle switch(es) on the cold-light source(s) used to I.
x If you intend to use the LED illuminator, set the switch on the rear panel of the VisiLED controller to I.
3.9
Switching off
The switch-off procedure depends on the existing configuration of the system.
Operation via HIP
Operation via SYCOP
x Briefly press
x Briefly press the
button on HIP.
x Disconnect the plug-in power unit from the
power outlet.
button (standby) on the
EMS-2 Electronic Module or the Shut Down
key on the SYCOP.
x Set the power switch on the rear panel of the
EMS-2 Electronic Module to O.
x Set the toggle switch(es) on the cold-light source(s) used to O.
x If the LED illuminator is used, set the switch on the rear panel of the VisiLED controller to O.
The instrument is now switched off. For switching off further devices used, refer to the respective
operating instructions.
3.10
Standby mode
For breaks and short interruptions, it will do to press the
button on the EMS-2 or the
button on the HIP. In this case, the instrument is not disconnected from line power, i.e. it is still
powered.
To restart it, press the button on the EMS-2 or the button on the HIP once more.
The current settings (e.g. Z coordinate) of the SYCOP will be stored permanently only after you
have pressed the
button (standby) or the Save Settings button or the Shut Down button.
Immediate actuation of the power switch or disconnection of the power cable will lead to a loss
of the data of the current instrument settings!
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Adjusting the travel of the motorized focusing drive
After the first installation, the lower limit switch (Fig. 36/3) in the column (Fig. 36/1) must be adjusted
from the delivery position to an appropriate working position by means of the ball-headed screwdriver.
The upper stop (Fig. 36/2) may also be readjusted. Adjust the limit switches instantly to prevent the
microscope from being damaged by the movement of the motorized focusing drive.
When you move the motorized focusing drive down, there is the risk of hand crushing in the
operating area. While the drive is moving down, do not reach with your hands into the
operating area or under the motorized focusing drive.
Take care to avoid colliding of the objective with stage equipment or the specimen! Lower the
motorized focusing drive only carefully unless you have adjusted the lower limit switch.
The SteREO Discovery provides additional software-assisted specimen protection to prevent
collision between objective and specimen. For this, refer to Section 4.6.3.4.
The operation of the HIP and the SYCOP is described in Sections 4.1.4 and 4.6.
Fig. 36
Adjusting the travel of the focusing drive
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The instrument has been properly installed, connected and switched on (see Sections 3.1 and 3.4). A
printed sheet of paper has been put onto the specimen support:
If you intend to examine specimens that are higher than 20 mm, use the flattest specimen to be
examined in place of the sheet of paper.
x When using the objective nosepiece, swing in the objective with the greatest length.
x Loosen the screw (SW3) at the lower limit switch (Fig. 36/3) and push the switch downward. Tighten
the screw again.
x Move the joystick on the SYCOP or turn the knurled wheel on the HIP or the coarse/fine drive on the
MARC downward, at first under direct observation and then while looking through the eyepieces,
until the print on the paper is in focus. Stop moving on the drive!
x If the lower limit switch releases too soon, loosen the screw (SW3), push the limit switch a little bit
down and re-tighten the screw.
x Check the position of the limit switch by moving the focusing drive up and down.
x Repeat this procedure until a collision between objective and stage is effectively prevented.
x Readjust the position of the upper limit switch as described above, if necessary, to prevent the
motorized focusing drive from colliding with objects right next to the instrument (shelves, etc.).
3.12
Short-distance transport
Do not move the installed, upright standing system over longer distances. Avoid heavy shocks
to the focusing drive as this might damage the rack of the column.
For transporting the device over longer distances, it must be disassembled and packed in its
original packaging.
For short-distance transport, e.g. for relocating the device within a laboratory, follow this procedure:
x Move the focusing drive down to its bottom mechanical stop.
x Switch the device off and disconnect all cable connections.
x Remove binocular tube, intermediate tube, objective, and microscope body. For this, refer to Section
3.1.4 (consider that the order of operations for disassembly is reverse).
x If used, remove the transmitted-light equipment S. For this, refer to Section 3.1.2 (consider that the
order of operations for disassembly is reverse).
Consider that the center of mass of the device is above the stand base. Therefore, do not carry
the device over longer distances. Do not tilt or incline the device. To lift up and put down the
device, hold it by the laterally arranged recessed grip wells.
x Taking the device by the recessed grip wells at the stand base, lift it up and carry it; do not hold and
lift it up it by the focusing drive.
x Reinstall disassembled components, establish all cable connections correctly to the device and switch it
on.
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4.1
Adjustments
4.1.1
Setting transmitted-light illumination
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x Connect the light guide for transmitted light (TL) to the cold-light source.
x For low magnifications, insert the ‡ 84 mm opal glass plate.
x To avoid dazzling in transmitted light, swivel in the dazzle protector.
x Turn on the cold-light source for transmitted light (TL) at the toggle switch (position I).
x Use the two left keys on SYCOP or cold-light source to adjust the illumination intensity as required.
x Select the desired technique via the illumination control on the transmitted-light equipment (Fig. 37).
Use intermediate positions to optimize the contrast by oblique light.
The bundle of light emerges vertically (reflector inclined by 45°)
Inclination of the bundle of light towards
the operator (risk of being dazzled!)
Inclination of the bundle of light off the operator
Bundle of light emerges centrally
Translation of the bundle of light towards the
operator
Diffuse light quality through white
reflector surface
Directed light quality through specular reflector
surface
Fig. 37
Setting illumination control on transmitted-light equipment
4.1.2
Setting incident-light illumination
x Connect the light guide for incident light to the cold-light source (RL) (cf. Sections 3.1.6 and 3.7.3).
Clamp the ring illuminator onto the single objective (not to the nosepiece).
x Turn on the cold-light source for incident light (RL).
x Adjust the light guide to the specimen.
x Use the two right keys on SYCOP or cold-light source to adjust the illumination intensity as required.
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Adjusting the stereomicroscope
Before using the motorized focusing
drive fort he first time, you must adjust
the mechanical stops for the travel
range (see Section 3.11).
The stereomicroscope has been connected and
switched on. Focus and zoom can be controlled via
HIP or SYCOP. See Section 4.2 or 4.6 for more
information.
1. Place the specimen in the center of the round
stage insert (Fig. 38/3).
2. Set the diopter-setting ring on focusing
eyepieces (Fig. 38/2) to the required value, if
known, otherwise set it to "0".
Fig. 38
Adjusting the stereomicroscope
(motorized zoom and focusing)
3. Select the desired viewing height by swiveling
the eyepiece sockets (Fig. 38/1) by maximally
120°; adjust them to your interpupillary
distance. You should see an unclipped circle of
light when you look into the eyepieces.
Verify that the eyepieces have been
pushed down in the tube up to the
stop.
4. Adjust the viewing angle in the range of 5° to
45° by tilting the binocular body.
5. Turn knurled wheel (Fig. 38/4) to open the
aperture diaphragm.
6. At first, set the zoom (Fig. 38/5) to minimum
magnification to find the object to be
examined.
7. Focus on a small, prominent feature in the
center of the image (Fig. 38/6).
8. Adjust the maximum zoom value (Fig. 38/5).
Because of the high magnification, it is likely
that the feature appears blurred again and off
center.
Fig. 39
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9. Search for the feature by moving the specimen
and exactly re-focus on it (Fig. 38/6).
10. Then, set the minimum zoom again (Fig. 38/5)
and correct for any existing image blurring by
separately turning the diopter-setting rings of
the
focusing
eyepieces
(Fig. 38/2)
to
compensate for defective vision.
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Once the microscope has been adjusted in this way, the image will remain focused throughout the entire
zoom range.
If desired, connect a camera of your choice to the camera port of the ergo phototube (Fig. 38/8). To
switch the light path over, turn the lever (Fig. 38/7) over. The right light path is reflected at 100 %.
After the operator has changed, steps 2 … 4 must be repeated.
After having changed the objective, repeat steps 6 through 9. If no objective nosepiece and no
control via SYCOP are used, set the currently used objective on the HIP (see Section 4.2.2).
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4.1.4
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Coaxial epi-illumination
The coaxial epi-illumination S is mainly intended for the non-reflecting illumination of plane reflecting
objects. A distinction is made between regular (mirroring) and diffuse reflection.
4.1.4.1
Diffuse reflection
In case of diffuse scattering objects, the switching lever for the illumination adjustment should be
positioned for all objectives in front position C (Fig. 40/2), because with such objects no vignettation is
produced and the illumination in this position is brighter and more homogeneous.
4.1.4.2
Regular reflection
For objectives S 1.0x the switching lever, used for
optimizing the illumination of the specimen field
for different objectives, has to be in rear position D
(Fig. 40/1). For all other objectives the lever has
to be in front position C (Fig. 40/2).
To achieve a more homogeneous illumination for
magnifications equal to or larger than those
indicated in the table on page 2, you can place the
lever to front position C (Fig. 40/2) without
additional vignettation also for objectives S 1.0x.
Fig. 40
Switching lever for optimizing the
illumination of the specimen field
(mounted at the bottom side)
Objective S
Avoidance of vignettation in standard front position C
above
(in units of zoom magnification)
(total magnification with eyepieces
10x/23)
Plan Apo S 1.0x
1.1x
11.0x
Plan S 1.0x
1.4x
13.6x
Achromat 1.0x
1.8x
17.8x
For vertical observation with the objective slider S/doc the lambda-quarter cap has to be used.
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Hints for application with regular reflection:
In case of regular reflection, i.e., with objects reflecting the light of the illumination source directly into
the objective, vignettations of the field of view are possible when using low zoom magnifications.
Using SteREO Discovery.V12/V20 with eyepieces 10x/23, the Plan Apo S 1.0x objective works nearly
without vignettation.
Using SteREO Discovery.V8 with eyepieces 10x/23, the Plan Apo S 1.0x, Plan S 1.0x, and
Achromat S 1.5x objectives are nearly without vignettation. The documentation remains unimpaired in
these cases.
With objectives < 1.0x the maximum specimen fields are smaller than with objectives 1.0x because of
extensive vignettations.
With objectives > 1.0x higher magnifications and a better resolution can be achieved. Vignettation,
however, should be considered when choosing the eyepiece, and the cold-light source KL 1500 LCD
should be used as an optimal light source.
The brightest and most detailed image will be obtained with activated auxiliary optics of the cold-light
source KL 1500 LCD, the most homogeneous image will be obtained without auxiliary optics. The coldlight source KL 2500 LCD is recommended for controlling by SYCOP. It has to be used with deactivated
auxiliary optics.
4.1.4.3
Light Manager
TL Manager is active
RL Manager is inactive
The Light Manager can be activated to hold the
light intensity constant when using the coaxial epiillumination S with the cold-light source KL 2500.
Select the RL MANAGER Regular reflection for
bright, reflecting objects illuminated with the
coaxial epi-illumination and activate it with
ACTIVATE RL MANAGER .
ACTIVATE TL MANAGER
ACTIVATE RL MANAGER
Diffuse reflection
Regular reflection
STATUS
Use the RL MANAGER Diffuse reflection for all
diffuse reflecting objects and activate it with
ACTIVATE RL MANAGER .
TL Manager is active
RL Manager is active
Use the highest zoom value to adjust the
appropriate light intensity (e.g. maximum) of the
cold-light source. After activating the Light
Manager, the system will readjust the light
intensity of the light source automatically when
zooming, providing the observer with an image
that has a nearly constant brightness in all zoom
positions.
DEACTIVATE TL MANAGER
DEACTIVATE RL MANAGER
Regular reflection
STATUS
Fig. 41
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Adjusting the PentaFluar S/X-Cite or S/HBO vertical illuminator
Check the adjustment of the HBO 100 illuminator of the PentaFluar S/HBO vertical illuminator before
every critical examination, after every lamp and objective change. If necessary, readjust the illuminator
(see Section 4.1.6).
When working with UV excitation light, ultraviolet radiation is incident on the object surface.
Strictly avoid direct exposure to the skin. Take appropriate precautions when manipulating in
the object plane (e.g. gliding stage, gloves, UV protection cream, etc.).
When working with UV light, always swing in the fluorescence protection screen (dazzle
protector, Fig. 43/7) in front of the specimen to protect your eyes from scattered light.
Before swinging in another filter block, make sure to pull the slider (Fig. 42/1) on the vertical
illuminator always to the frontmost position (blocking position).
Make sure the stereomicroscope has been adjusted according to Sections 4.1.2 to 4.1.3.
1. Pull slider (Fig. 42/1) on PentaFluar vertical
illuminator into the frontmost position
(blocking position).
2. Switch on the PentaFluar vertical illuminator (XCite or HXP 120 on the illuminator; HBO on
transformer) and let it warm up (X-Cite approx.
5 min.; HBO approx. 10 min.).
3. Put the object into the center of the round
stage insert (Fig. 38/3).
4. Turn the filter wheel (Fig. 43/4) of the vertical
illuminator to move a filter position into the
light path.
Fig. 42
Adjusting the vertical illuminator
5. Push the slider on the PentaFluar vertical
illuminator into the mid-position (blank
aperture) or the backmost position (position
with red attenuation filter).
6. Open the iris diaphragm (Fig. 42/2) of the vertical illuminator completely by pushing the lever fully
back.
7. Focus the specimen and choose the desired magnification.
To minimize bleaching of the specimen, you may first focus on it with brightfield illumination (if
available) before using the vertical illuminator.
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Adjusting the HBO 100 of the PentaFluar S/HBO vertical illuminator
The adjustment of the HBO 100 illuminator of the PentaFluar S/HBO vertical illuminator should be
checked before every critical examination, after every lamp and objective change, and the illuminator
readjusted, if necessary.
Adjustment of the HBO 100 illuminator is strictly necessary after any lamp change. The lamp
change is described in Operating Manual B 46-0063.
When working with the filter block 58, ultraviolet radiation is incident on the object surface.
Strictly avoid direct exposure to the skin. Take appropriate precautions when manipulating in
the object plane (e.g. use of gliding stage, gloves, UV protection cream, etc.). Make sure to
swing down the fluorescence screen (dazzle protector, Fig. 43/7) again after every change of
the objective!
Make sure the stereomicroscope has been adjusted according to Sections 4.1.2 to 4.1.3.
x Pull slider (Fig. 42/1) on vertical illuminator into its frontmost position (blocking position).
x Switch on the HBO 100 illuminator on the transformer and let it warm up for approximately 10 min.
x Put a suitable fluorescence specimen onto the stage.
Optimal are those specimens that have both well-structured areas and sufficient unstructured
background areas in the magnification range you prefer. With this kind of specimen, the homogeneity
of illumination can be assessed more easily.
x On the filter wheel, swing a filter block for strong, contrasty fluorescence into the light path.
Fig. 43
Adjusting the HBO 100 illuminator
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x Push the slider on the PentaFluar vertical illuminator (Fig. 42/1) into mid-position (working position).
x Open the iris diaphragm (Fig. 42/2) of the vertical illuminator completely by pushing the lever fully
back.
x Choose the highest magnification (zoom value) and fully open the iris diaphragm on the microscope
body.
x Focus on the specimen.
x Remove the specimen and put the adjustment circle, d = 120 mm (Fig. 43/6), onto the stage (see page
108 for a description of the adjustment circle).
x Choose the lowest magnification stage (zoom value).
x Holding the objective (Fig. 43/5) safely with both hands, unscrew it from the microscope body or the
objective nosepiece.
x Turn the collector knob (Fig. 43/3) on the HBO 100 until a focused image of the lamp arc/reflected
image appears on the adjustment circle.
x Turn the screw for vertical adjustment (Fig. 43/1) until the lamp arc and its reflected image appear at
the same level (Fig. 43/A).
x Turn the screw for horizontal adjustment (Fig. 43/2) in such a way that lamp arc and its reflected
image appear, if possible, on both sides of the vertical line at the same level (Fig. 43/A).
x Holding the objective (Fig. 43/5) with both hands, turn it into the microscope body or the objective
nosepiece.
x Turn the collector knob (Fig. 43/3) to adjust homogeneous illumination.
x Remove the adjustment circle (Fig. 43/6) and put the fluorescence specimen onto the stage.
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OPERATION
Human Interface Panel (HIP)
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Human Interface Panel (HIP)
The HIP control unit can be used to operate the
microscope (without SYCOP). One HIP controls the
motorized focusing drive (Fig. 4/15), while the
second one controls the microscope body
(Fig. 4/17). With the SYCOP unit connected, the
HIP is not necessary and usable only to a limited
extent.
The HIP contains a two-line display.
Besides, it has four function keys: Mode,
(Standby), Mem1 and Mem2.
The knurled wheel can be moved up and down
and pressed.
Two modes are selectable: Basic Mode for
microscope operation and the Setting Mode for
adjusting specific parameters.
4.2.1
Fig. 44
Design of HIP control unit
Functional elements on HIP
Zoom control unit
Focus control unit
Two-line display
Two-line display
Display of magnification (Mag) in the top line
Display of focus position Z in the top line
Press the Mode key briefly to display further
parameters.
In Setting Mode: Display of parameters and
the current or selected value
Press the Mode key briefly to set the focus
value to zero.
In Setting Mode: Display of parameters and the
current or selected value
Knurled wheel ©ª
Knurled wheel ©ª with key function
© Adjustment of a higher zoom value
© Moves focusing drive up
ª Adjustment of a lower zoom value
ª Moves focusing drive down
Press briefly: Switches between various
focusing modes (see Section 4.6.3.1)
©ª In Setting Mode: Selects list entry
©ª In Setting Mode: Selects list entry
Mem1/Mem2 keys
Mem1/Mem2 keys
Press briefly to set the stored zoom value
Press briefly to set the stored focus position
Press for two seconds (confirmation beep) to
store the currently set zoom value
Press for two seconds (confirmation beep) to
store the currently set focus position
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Zoom control unit
Focus control unit
Mode key
Mode key
Briefly press this key repeatedly to display
field size (Field), resolving power (Resol) and
depth of focus (Depth) successively.
Press Mode key briefly to reset the focus value
to zero.
Press it for two seconds to switch to the
Setting Mode
Press it for two seconds to switch to the Setting
Mode
In Setting Mode: Press it briefly to select
parameters
In Setting Mode: Press it briefly to select focus
parameters
NOTE: Press the key for two seconds to switch
to Basic Mode and permanently store the newly
selected parameter values.
NOTE: Press the key for two seconds to switch to
Basic Mode and permanently store the newly
selected parameter values.
key
key
Switches HIP ON/OFF (Standby)
4.2.2
Switches HIP ON/OFF (Standby)
Menu guidance in Setting Mode
The parameters of the zoom control unit are partly different from those of the focus control
unit (see the following parameters table).
For acoustic confirmation of new values, please activate the Beep Level function.
To change any parameters, switch from Basic Mode to Setting Mode.
x To this end, press the Mode key for two seconds until a confirmation beep (2x briefly) is generated
and the display switches over.
On the display, the first parameter and the corresponding value are displayed, e.g.:
Set Lens 1x
x Press the Mode key several times to select the desired parameter.
x To change the value of the selected parameter, move the knurled wheel up or down (© ª) until the
desired value is displayed, e.g.:
Set Lens 0.63x © 1x © 1.5x
x Press the Mode key once more to select the next parameter.
If you have set all parameters, you can return to the Basic Mode.
x To this end, press the Mode key for two seconds until a confirmation beep (1x long) is generated and
the display switches over. All changed values are being stored now.
The new values will be stored permanently only after switchover to the Basic Mode. Switching
the device off at the
key or disconnecting the power supply in Setting Mode will result in
loosing the changed values.
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General parameters
Values
Remarks
Backlight
Adjustment of display
backlight
12-stage progress bar
Beep Level
Switching the confirmation
beep ON/OFF
ON o OFF
© Increase background brightness
ª Reduce background brightness
Activation is recommended
Zoom parameters (Zoom control unit only)
Value
Remarks
Set Lens
Change of objective
magnification
Required for the correct display of
magnification
Set Eyepiece
Change of eyepiece
magnification
Achro 1.5x
Achro 1.0x
Achro 0.63x
Achro 0.5x
Achro 0.3x
PlanApo 3.5x
PlanApo 2.3x
PlanApo 1.5x
PlanApo 1.0x
PlanApo 0.63x
Plan 1.0x
25x/10foc
16x/16Br foc
10x/23Br foc
10x/20Br foc
Confirmation
Activating/deactivating the
start query
ON o OFF
Start query is useful only if the
magnifications of objectives/eyepieces
are to be changed frequently
Zoom Speed
Adjustment of setting speed
1o2o3
Flat o steep speed profile
Reset Param?
Reset to factory defaults
NO o YES
Required for the correct display of
magnification
Focus parameters (Focus control unit only)
Values
Remarks
Focus Speed
Adjustment of setting speed
1o2o3
Slow o fast
Relevant only to Focus Speed not to
Fine Focus
Reset Param?
Reset to factory defaults
NO o YES
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Manual Rotary Control unit (MARC)
The MARC unit is used to operate the motor focus and zoom functions of the microscope (also without
SYCOP).
Only focus motor 2 (435401-9901-000) can be controlled, not focus motor 1 (435401-0000-000).
MARC offers the following scope of functions:
Fig. 45
MARC control unit
4.3.1
Control of focus motor by using the coarse
(Fig. 45/8) and fine drive knob (Fig. 45/9).
Travel to zoom clickstop positions by
pressing briefly keys 1 and 2 (Fig. 45/1 and
2).
Quick zooming in positive and negative
directions by means of a pair of keys – long
press of keys 1 and 2 (Fig. 45/1 and 2).
Quick focusing in positive and negative
directions by means of a pair of keys – long
press of keys 4 and 5 (Fig. 45/4
and 5)
Storing a focus position – key 3 (Fig. 45/3).
Travel to the stored position – key 3 (Fig.
45/3).
Reversing the sense of rotation of the MARC
unit – key 3 (Fig. 45/3).
On-position
In systems provided with the EMS module, MARC is switched on by switching on the EMS module. In
systems without EMS, MARC is switched on as soon as it is connected to a mains adapter (patch cable)
via the CAN bus.
After power ON, the stored focus position will remain unchanged, provided that a focus position was
stored and MARC was switched off properly by Shut Down after it was used the previous time. If it has
not been switched off properly, the switch-on focus position will be set as stored value.
If a focus motor ready for operation is connected, the blue LED (Fig. 45/7) will be lighting.
MARC is immediately ready for operation.
4.3.2
Control of motorized focus by means of coarse and fine drive
The motorized focus can be controlled quickly or slowly by turning the coarse (Fig. 45/8) or the fine drive
(Fig. 45/9).
If a motorized zoom body is used, the sensitivity of the coarse/fine drive depends on the zoom
magnification set and on the configurated objective.
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Travel to zoom clickstop positions
By briefly (d 200 ms) pressing key 1 or 2 (Fig. 45/1 or 2), the zoom body will travel to the next lower or
next higher clickstop position.
A clickstop counter will be incremented or decremented accordingly if key 2 or 1 is pressed briefly several
times.
The clickstop travel of the zoom body starts 200 ms after the last keystroke. Travel will stop exactly at the
magnification position indicated on the HIP/SYCOP panels according to the current objective/eyepiece
combination.
4.3.4
Quick zooming in positive or negative direction by means of a pair of keys
By pressing key 1 or 2 (Fig. 45/1 or 2) for more than 200 ms, the zoom body will start traveling and not
stop until you release the respective key or the end of travel is reached.
At the beginning, speed will increase linearly with the duration of the keystroke until the maximum speed
is reached.
The reachable maximum speed depends on the currently active speed profile settable via HIP/SYCOP.
4.3.5
Quick focusing in positive or negative direction by means of a pair of keys
By pressing key 4 or 5 (Fig. 45/4 or 5), the motorized focusing system will start traveling upwards (5) or
downwards (4) until you release the respective key or the end of travel is reached.
At the beginning, speed will increase linearly with the duration of the keystroke until the maximum speed
is reached.
The reachable maximum speed does not depend on the currently active speed profile settable via
HIP/SYCOP.
4.3.6
Storing a focus position
The current focus position will be stored when key 3 (Fig. 45/3) is being pressed between 2 s and 5 s.
The green LED (Fig. 45/6) briefly lighting up and one short beep tone on the motorized focusing system
will indicate the completion of the storing process after 2 s.
4.3.7
Traveling to the stored focus position
When pressing key 3 (Fig. 45/3) for less than 2 s, the motorized focusing system will travel to the stored
focus position.
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Operating the objective nosepiece S/doc, 3x, 6x cod.
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Reversing the sense of rotation of MARC
The sense of rotation will be reversed when key 3 (Fig. 45/3) will be pressed for more than 5 s.
The green LED (Fig. 45/6) briefly lighting up twice and two short beep tones on the motorized focusing
system will indicate that change-over has been completed.
That means that, altogether, key 3 must be pressed until the green diode has lighted up three times and
three beep tones have been produced by the motorized focusing system.
4.4
Operating the objective nosepiece S/doc, 3x, 6x cod.
The objectives are changed by rotating the
objective nosepiece (Fig. 46/2) to the lock-in
position of the desired objective. It is recommended to hold the nosepiece on the right by the
slit-ring illuminator d = 66 mm without light guide.
For each objective, a lock-in position for stereo (S)
and another for documentation (doc) is available.
The selected objective and the position (3D - stereo
or 2D - mono) are displayed on the SYCOP and
AxioVision modules after the first configuration.
If an Y intermediate tube (Fig. 46/1) has been
attached, a binocular image can be produced in
the macroscope position of the objective by
pushing in the lever (Fig. 46/3).
Fig. 46
Objective nosepiece S/doc, 3x,
6x cod.; Y intermediate tube S
Without the Y intermediate tube and with the
objective in macroscope position, the image in the
left eyepiece cannot be used.
CAUTION
When operating the objective nosepiece S/doc manually with the left coarse focusing knob
without paying attention, there is a possible danger of injury due to the edges of the objective
nosepiece S/doc.
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4.5
Intermediate tubes
4.5.1
Intermediate phototube S mot.,
right 100/100
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Using the intermediate tube S mot., right 100/100,
a camera can be connected on the right side of the
microscope body.
x Mount the intermediate phototube between
the microscope body and the binocular tube
(see Section 3.1.4).
x Link the CAN bus port of the intermediate tube
(on the back) with:
CAN bus connector of the focus motor or
CAN bus connector of the EMS Electronic
Module or
a free CAN bus connector of another CAN
bus accessory component or
HIP plug-in power unit (directly).
Fig. 47
x Change over the beam path between the
Intermediate phototube S mot.,
right 100/100
camera port (doc) and the binocular tube by
briefly pressing the button (Fig. 47/2). If the
camera port is active, the blue LED (Fig. 47/1) in
the front part of the intermediate phototube is
lighting.
The intermediate phototube may also be switched
via SYCOP or AxioVision.
4.5.2
Y intermediate tube S
With the help of the Y intermediate tube S, a binocular image can be generated.
It is preferably used with the objective nosepiece S/doc, 3x, 6x cod. being in macroscope position.
x Push in the slide rod (Fig. 46/3) on the Y intermediate tube (Fig. 46/1) in order to obtain a binocular
image in the macroscope position.
x Pull out the slide rod (Fig. 46/3) for stereoscopic observation.
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System Control Panel (SYCOP)
The SYCOP System Control Panel combines three
functional elements in a single unit (Fig. 48):
(1) Touch-sensitive screen (in brief: touch
screen)
(2) Four push buttons for light intensity control
(3) Joystick for the operation of motorized
zoom and focusing functions
SYCOP is operated with one hand. You can
operate the joystick and the four push buttons
without the need for looking away from the
specimen.
Fig. 48
Design of SYCOP
Via the touch screen, on the one hand you can
view significant optical parameters at a glance, and
on the other hand activate and store diverse
microscope settings.
The functions correspond to the default
assignment (factory setting) of the SYCOP. You
may change the assignment, if necessary, or reset
it to the default setting (see Section 4.6.6.4).
The SYCOP includes the EMS-2 Electronic Module
(Fig. 48/4), which serves as central connection unit
for all other system components.
4.6.1
Functional elements
4.6.1.1
STOP button
The STOP button serves for a fast switch-off of the
moving focusing drive to prevent collisions with
the stage or the specimen on the stage.
x Push in the STOP button (Fig. 49/1) to switch
off the focusing drive.
The STOP button snaps in. The movement is
instantly stopped. To reuse the focusing drive, the
STOP button must be unlocked.
x To unlock the STOP button, pull it out again.
Fig. 49
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Joystick
Move to the left to reduce the zoom
value
Move to the right to increase the zoom
value
Ÿ
Move up to move the focusing drive
up
ź
Move down to move the focusing
drive down
Full displacement of the joystick activates the
highest speed. Minor displacement corresponds to
a lower speed.
Fig. 50
Functional elements on SYCOP
When the motorized focusing drive is moved down, there is the risk of hand crushing in the
operating area:
Switch off the focusing drive with the STOP button, if necessary.
While the drive is moving down, do not reach with your hands into the operating area or
under the motorized focusing drive.
Adjust the position of the limit switches as required (see Section 3.11), to prevent damage to
the instrument.
Use the specimen protection function to prevent damage to the specimen (see Section
4.6.3.4).
4.6.1.3
Push buttons for light intensity control (for KL 2500 LCD only)
The four push buttons can be used only for adjusting the light intensity of cold-light sources of
the KL 2500 LCD type.
With the two left push buttons, you can adjust the intensity of transmitted-light illumination (Fig. 50/TL),
with the two right push buttons, that of incident-light illumination (Fig. 50/RL).
The adjusted light intensity can be read from the touch screen.
–
Reduced the brightness/double click turns the illumination off.
+
Increases the brightness or turns illumination on again.
The functions of the joystick buttons and push buttons for light intensity can be changed (see
Section 4.6.6.4).
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67%
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TL
FUNCTION
Fig. 51
MEMORY
Touch screen - Main menu
The touch screen is a touch-sensitive panel. To
activate a specific function, tap with your finger on
the corresponding key.
After switch on, the main menu shows the
following settings:
Resolution
0.9 µm
Depth of focus 15 µm
Z
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STATUS
RL
SETUP
Touch screen – Main menu
Time and date (can be edited via SETUP Date/Time)
Visual total magnification (Mag)
Selected objective (Obj), stereo (3D) or mono
position (2D) (2D or 3D will be indicated only if
the objective nosepiece S/doc, 3x, 6x cod. is
connected and configurated), and eyepiece
(Eyep)
Field of view size, Resolution and Depth of
focus
Current Z position (focus position)
Four menu keys (FUNCTION, MEMORY, STATUS, SETUP)
Two function keys (SAVE SETTINGS, SHUT DOWN)
Illumination intensity as progressive bar with current setting in percent and color temperature in Kelvin
for incident light (RL) and transmitted light (TL)
The visual total magnification (Mag) is calculated from the objective/eyepiece combination.
Therefore, take care that the objective and eyepiece data entered are correct. If not, enter the
data of the actually used components via SETUP – Objective (Nosepiece)/Eyepiece) (see
Section 4.6.6). Total magnification will not be displayed unless objectives and eyepieces have
been defined.
The fields edged in blue are keys that respond to touches:
Touch the Z key to set the current focus position to zero.
Touch the SAVE SETTINGS key to save the current SYCOP settings.
Touch the SHUT DOWN key to switch the system to the standby mode. Switch it on again via the
key (standby) on the EMS-2; current settings are saved automatically.
Pressing the FUNCTION, MEMORY, STATUS or SETUP keys activates further menus (see Section
4.6.2).
The displayed values of resolving power (Resolution) and depth of focus (Depth of focus) are
obtained only under optimum conditions, i.e. at optimum illumination and opened aperture
diaphragm. For information on correct microscope adjustment, refer to Sections 4.1.1 to 4.1.3.
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Overview of menu guidance
FUNCTION
Display and adjustment of
system-dependent functions
MEMORY
Activation/storage of user-specific
microscope settings
Focus Speed
Press briefly = Activation
Press long = Storage
Selection of speed profile
(slow, medium, fast or
Fine Focus)
Light Manager
Activation/deactivation of
autom. control of incident and/
or transmitted light source via
SYCOP
Zoom
Activation/storage of
individual magnification
1
Zoom Clickstop
Selection of zoom standard
magnifications (Objective/
eyepiece/zoom combination)
5
2
3
4
5
2
3
4
5
TL
Activation/storage of
individual transmitted-light
intensities
1
Spec. Protection
Driving to lowest, collisionfree focus position and
activation of specimen
protection
4
RL
Activation/storage of
individual incident-light
intensities
1
Pol Tube
Control of motorized
intermediate analyzer tube
3
Foc
Activation/storage of
individual focus position
1
Photo Tube
Control of motorized
intermediate phototube and
image recording
2
2
3
4
5
Sum
Activation/storage of
individual combinations
(Zoom, Foc, RL, TL)
1
2
3
4
5
STATUS
Information of user about current
system status
SETUP
Displaying and editing of
instrument parameters
Objective
Without coded nosepiece:
Selecting objective from list
Nosepiece
With coded nosepiece: Assigning objectives from list to
the three nosepiece mounts
Eyepiece
Selection of eyepiece used
from list
User
Selection of four
user-specific settings,
editing user names
Key Settings
Displaying and editing the
function assignment of the 4
SYCOP keys, footswitches and
the joystick button
Change Settings
Changing the function
assignment of keys
Set Default
Activation of default key
functions
Backlight/Contrast/Beep
Adjustment of SYCOP
brightness and contrast,
activation/deactivation of
confirmation beep
Date/Time
Zoom Speed
Selection of speed profile
(slow, medium, fast)
focus manager
Setting date/time
Reset Parameter
Resetting all parameters to
factory defaults
Display
Selection of inicial window
after start-up
Info
Displaying information on
system components
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Press this key (Back) to return to the previous menu.
Press this key (Home) to return to the Main menu.
+ -
Press these keys to increase or reduce the value of the selected parameter, or also to
activate and deactivate a function.
Press these keys to scroll up or down through a selection list to display all list entries.
4.6.3
FUNCTION menu
The FUNCTION menu provides access
important functions required for operation:
to
Zoom Clickstops (standard magnifications)
Specimen protection function
Light Manager
Speed profile for focusing drive
Speed profile for zoom drive
Control of motorized intermediate
phototube
Control of motorized intermediate tube
with analyzer
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Field of view
1.8 mm
SHUT
DOWN
67%
3100K
67%
3100K
TL
RL
Resolution
0.9 µm
Depth of focus 15 µm
Z
+130.75mm
FUNCTION
MEMORY
STATUS
SETUP
x Press the FUNCTION key to activate this
submenu.
The accessible functions are described in the
following.
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Setting the speed profile of the motorized focusing drive (Focus Speed)
The setting speed of the motorized focusing drive
can be adjusted in steps. In addition, the Focus
Manager or Fine Focus modes can be selected.
FLUORESCENCE
FOCUS SPEED
The speed of the drive is influenced by the degree
of displacement of the joystick/knurled wheel:
LIGHT MANAGER
PHOTO TUBE
Partial displacement: Speed depends on the
angular displacement and the set speed
profile.
POL TUBE
SPEC. PROTECTION
ZOOM CLICKSTOP
ZOOM SPEED
Full displacement: After a short delay, the
drive is accelerated to maximum speed of the
profile.
STATUS
SETUP
x Press the FOCUS SPEED key to activate the
corresponding submenu.
x Press the FOCUS SPEED 1 key to set the
slowest speed profile.
FOCUS SPEED 1: Slow
FOCUS SPEED1
slow
FOCUS SPEED
medium
FOCUS SPEED3
fast
FOCUS SPEED 2: Medium
FOCUS SPEED 3: Fast
Or:
x Press the FOCUS MANAGER key to activate
FOCUS MANAGER (FM)
FINE ON (f)
FINE OFF
or deactivate this function.
The Focus Manager links the focusing speed to
the magnification (zoom). At a low magnification
of 12x, for instance, the focusing speed is faster
than at a high magnification (150x).
STATUS
x Press the FINE ON (f) key or the FINE OFF key to activate or deactivate the subfunction of Focus
Speed or Focus Manager.
With Fine Focus being active, a very low focusing speed is set to ensure accurate focusing by very small
travels.
The beginning of the fine focusing process is indicated by an acoustic signal.
Quick switchover between the Focus Speed / Focus Manager and Fine Focus functions is
performed by pressing the joystick on the SYCOP or the knurled wheel on the HIP.
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Light Manager
The Light Manager provides automatic
adaptation of the light intensity of the
KL 2500 LCD cold-light sources while the
magnification (zoom) is changed. In this way, the
brightness impression in the image remains nearly
constant.
The function can be activated/deactivated separately for the transmitted light (TL) and incident
light (RL) cold-light sources.
FLUORESCENCE
FOCUS SPEED
LIGHT MANAGER
PHOTO TUBE
POL TUBE
SPEC. PROTECTION
ZOOM CLICKSTOP
ZOOM SPEED
x Press the LIGHT MANAGER key.
STATUS
SETUP
The Light Manager function is available
only for the cold-light sources of the
KL 2500 LCD type.
The upper part of the display shows whether the
respective Light Managers are active or not.
x To activate the Light Manager, press the
respective ACTIVATE RL MANAGER
The key label will change accordingly.
TL Manager is active
RL Manager is inactive
key.
ACTIVATE TL MANAGER
The RL Light Manager is being activated. To
deactivate it again, press the key once more.
ACTIVATE RL MANAGER
The Light Manager function has an effect
on the color temperature.
Diffuse reflection
Regular reflection
STATUS
Select the RL MANAGER Regular reflection for
bright, reflecting objects illuminated with the
coaxial epi-illumination and activate it with
ACTIVATE RL MANAGER .
Use the RL MANAGER Diffuse reflection for all
diffuse reflecting objects and activate it with
ACTIVATE RL MANAGER .
Use the highest zoom value to adjust the
appropriate light intensity (e.g. maximum) of the
cold-light source. After activating the Light
Manager, the system will readjust the light
intensity of the light source automatically when
zooming, providing the observer with an image
that has a nearly constant brightness in all zoom
positions.
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TL Manager is active
RL Manager is active
DEACTIVATE TL MANAGER
DEACTIVATE RL MANAGER
Regular reflection
STATUS
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Controlling the motorized intermediate phototube and image recording
The PHOTO TUBE function is used to control the
motorized intermediate phototube S and to
acquire images.
FLUORESCENCE
FOCUS SPEED
LIGHT MANAGER
PHOTO TUBE
POL TUBE
SPEC. PROTECTION
ZOOM CLICKSTOP
ZOOM SPEED
Please proceed as follows:
x Press the PHOTO TUBE key to open the
submenu.
x Toggling between the doc and stereo function
is made via the PHOTO TUBE DOC ON and
PHOTO TUBE DOC OFF keys.
STATUS
SETUP
x The active key is highlighted.
x By pressing the SNAP key, the camera
connected to the microscope will take a
picture supported by the AxioVision 4.7 software.
Before the picture is taken, the current position
of the intermediate phototube is checked and the
system is moved to the doc position if it is not yet
there.
After the picture has been taken, the
intermediate phototube will return to its starting
position.
PHOTO TUBE
DOC ON
SNAP
PHOTO TUBE
DOC OFF
STATUS
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Setting up the specimen protection function (Spec. Protection)
The specimen protection function serves to
prevent collisions between objective and
specimen.
While the drive is moving down, do not
reach with your hands into the operating
area or under the focusing drive.
x Put a typical specimen onto the stage.
x If you use the objective nosepiece, swing in
FLUORESCENCE
FOCUS SPEED
LIGHT MANAGER
PHOTO TUBE
POL TUBE
SPEC. PROTECTION
ZOOM CLICKSTOP
ZOOM SPEED
the longest objective.
STATUS
x Press the SPEC. PROTECTION key.
x Operate the joystick to move the focusing
SETUP
drive downward until the lowest position
without specimen contact has been reached.
For a lower driving speed, displace the
joystick slightly downward only.
x Press the Activate SPECIMEN PROTECTION
key. The position is being stored in the device.
By activating this protection function,
collisions
between
objective
and
specimen can be prevented. However,
when you use another specimen and/or
objective, make sure to readjust the
position of the protection function!
If you arrive at the lowest focus position in
microscopic work, two short warning beeps are
generated and a corresponding message is
displayed on the screen. The motorized focusing
drive will automatically stop.
If it is necessary to work below the set
focus position, you can deactivate the
protection function by means of the
Deactivate
SPECIMEN PROTECTION
key. Take care that the objective does not
touch the specimen!
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Specimen Protection
Please focus to the lowest focus position,
and activate the specimen protection!
With the specimen protection activated, a
warning message will appear if you focus
below the lowest permissible position
ACTIVATE SPECIMEN PROTECTION
STATUS
Specimen Protection Warning!
Specimen protection activated!
If you focus below this position you may
damage the specimen and the objective.
DEACTIVATE SPECIMEN PROTECTION
STATUS
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Setting standard magnifications (Zoom Clickstop)
Zoom Clickstops are pre-defined
magnifications (zoom factors).
standard
A list of standard magnifications is firmly preset.
The total magnification range provided is based
on the eyepiece and the objective used. The
Zoom Clickstop submenu displays the standard
magnifications and the lowest and highest
possible magnifications of this range.
Procedure:
FLUORESCENCE
FOCUS SPEED
LIGHT MANAGER
PHOTO TUBE
POL TUBE
SPEC. PROTECTION
ZOOM CLICKSTOP
ZOOM SPEED
x Press the
ZOOM CLICKSTOP key. The
appearing list shows all standard magnifications selectable.
STATUS
SETUP
x Choose the desired magnification, e.g. press
the 12x key. The zoom drive of the
microscope will automatically set the selected
zoom factor.
The displayed standard magnifications
depend on the eyepieces and objective
used and thus may differ (cf. Sections
4.6.6.1 and 4.6.6.3).
12x
12.5x
16x
20x
25x
32x
40x
50x
63x
80x
100x
125x
150x
STATUS
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Setting the speed profile of the zoom drive (Zoom Speed)
The setting speed of the zoom drive can be
adjusted in steps.
FLUORESCENCE
FOCUS SPEED
The speed is influenced by the degree of
displacement of the joystick/knurled wheel:
LIGHT MANAGER
PHOTO TUBE
POL TUBE
SPEC. PROTECTION
ZOOM CLICKSTOP
ZOOM SPEED
x Partial displacement: Speed depends on the
set speed profile.
x Full displacement: After a short delay, the
drive is accelerated to maximum speed
independent of the set profile.
x Press the ZOOM SPEED key to activate the
STATUS
SETUP
corresponding submenu.
x Press the ZOOM SPEED 1 key to activate the
slowest speed profile.
ZOOM SPEED 1: Slow
ZOOM SPEED 2: Medium
ZOOM SPEED 3: Fast
The third profile is more than twice as fast
as the first one.
ZOOM SPEED 1
slow
ZOOM SPEED 2
medium
ZOOM SPEED 3
fast
STATUS
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MEMORY menu
The MEMORY menu allows user-specific
instrument settings to be stored and activated for
the following functional units:
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Zoom
Focus
Incident light (with KL 2500 LCD only)
Transmitted light (with KL 2500 LCD only)
Set of values (sum)
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DOWN
Obj 1.5x 2D Eyep 10x
Field of view
1.8 mm
67%
3100K
67%
3100K
TL
RL
Resolution
0.9 µm
Depth of focus 15 µm
Z
+130.75mm
x Press the MEMORY key to activate the
corresponding submenu.
FUNCTION
MEMORY
STATUS
SETUP
The storage and activation of user-specific
instrument settings is described below.
For the storage of new values, it is useful to
activate the acoustic confirmation (beep) (see
Section 4.6.6.3).
Do not reach with your hands into the operating area of the motorized focusing drive while it is
moving down – risk of hand crushing.
You can stop the automatic travel of the focusing drive that has been released by a memory
key by pressing the STOP button on the focusing drive (Fig. 4/16), moving the joystick on the
SYCOP or the knurled wheel on the HIP up or down, or by pressing another focus memory key.
4.6.4.1
Storing an individual function
You can store up to five different values for the
functional units mentioned above. The procedure
is the same for all four functions and therefore
explained here by the example of the zoom drive.
For fast storage, press one of the memory
keys 1 … 5 below the ZOOM key for at
least two seconds. The current value has
been stored when you can hear the
confirmation beep.
x Press the
ZOOM key to activate the
corresponding submenu.
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FOC
RL
TL
SUM
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
2
3
3
3
3
3
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The menu may also inform of device data. Right
of the memory keys 1 … 5, the stored data or - is shown, if no value has been stored yet.
ZOOM
x To display further available memory locations,
1
12x
x Set the desired magnification via the joystick
2
40x
on the SYCOP. The currently set value appears
right of the stored value.
3
100x
press the p key.
x Press the memory key, e.g. 2 , for at least two
seconds (confirmation beep) to store the
currently set value. Proceed analogously for
the other memory locations.
4.6.4.2
STATUS
SETUP
Storing sets of values
You can store up to five different sets of values
for the Zoom, Focus, RL and TL functions.
ZOOM
FOC
RL
TL
SUM
The values are adjustable independent of
the individual functions!
1
1
1
1
1
x Set the desired values for all four functions by
2
2
2
2
2
3
3
3
3
3
means of the joystick and the push buttons for
light intensity control.
x Press the SUM key to activate the corresponding submenu.
STATUS
SETUP
For fast storage, press one of the memory
keys 1 … 5 for at least two seconds until
you hear the confirmation beep.
x Press the p key to display further available
memory locations.
x Press the memory key, e.g. 1 , for at least two
seconds (confirmation beep) to store the
currently set values. Proceed analogously for
the other memory locations.
Right of the memory keys 1 … 5, the stored data
or - - is shown, if no value has been stored yet.
SUM
ZOOM
FOC
1
RL
TL
12.0x
+8.12
--
80%
3200
2
40x
+9.23
60%
2950
75%
3150
3
100x
+9,86
--
70%
3100
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Activating individual instrument settings
Stored individual instrument settings can be
quickly activated.
ZOOM
FOC
RL
TL
SUM
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
2
3
3
3
3
3
x Briefly press the respective memory key, e.g.
1 . The value will be automatically set, the
focusing drive, for instance, will move to the
stored Z position.
x Press the p key to display further available
memory locations.
To view the current settings assigned to
the memory keys, briefly press the
respective function key, e.g. FOC . The
appearing submenu shows all stored
values. There, you can also activate the
stored value by briefly pressing the
memory keys 1 … 5.
STATUS
SETUP
You can stop automatic focusing actions by
moving the joystick on the SYCOP or the knurled
wheel on the focus HIP up or down.
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STATUS menu
The STATUS menu informs the user about the
current status of the system.
x Press the STATUS key to open the submenu.
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Field of view
In the left part, the information will be displayed
that is also shown in the left part of the main
menu.
1.8 mm
SHUT
DOWN
67%
3100K
67%
3100K
TL
RL
Resolution
0.9 µm
Depth of focus 15 µm
Z
In the right part, the status of the following
functions will be displayed:
SAVE
SETTINGS
+130.75mm
FUNCTION
MEMORY
STATUS
SETUP
Zoom speed,
Focus speed,
Specimen protection,
Motorized intermediate phototube S,
Objective nosepiece,
Light Manager,
Illumination intensity - transmitted light,
Illumination intensity - reflected light,
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Field of view
1.8 mm
Resolution
0.9 µm
Depth of focus 15 µm
Z
ZoomSpeed
FocusSpeed
Spec.Prot
PhotoTube
Nosepiece
TL 67%
RL 67%
2
FM
ON
DOC
2D
LM
+130.75mm
Motorized intermediate analyzer tube S
SETUP
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SETUP menu
On the SETUP menu, you can edit and store the
most important instrument settings.
x Press the
SETUP key
corresponding submenu.
to
activate
the
The individual setting options provided are
described in the following sections.
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To confirm and save the settings, and exit
the setup menu, press the OK key; if you
press CANCEL , the settings so far remain
set. Some of the settings will be stored
permanently only after system switch-off
(see Section 3.9).
SAVE
SETTINGS
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Obj 1.5x 2D Eyep 10x
Field of view
1.8 mm
SHUT
DOWN
67%
3100K
67%
3100K
TL
RL
Resolution
0.9 µm
Depth of focus 15 µm
Z
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FUNCTION
MEMORY
STATUS
SETUP
Selecting the objective type
The selection procedure is the same for the
nosepiece and the individual objectives. For the
nosepiece, three objective positions are to be
selected. When using individual objective, you
need only select the one to be used.
If the selected objective type does not agree with
the objective actually used the displayed settings
will be wrong (cf. Section 4.6.1.4)!
The change of objectives is described in
Section 3.1.4.
OBJECTIVE
EYEPIECE
USER
KEY SETTING
SHUTTER
CONDITION
AUTOM FILTER
RECOGNITION (ACR)
EDIT FILTER
DESCRIPTION
RESET
FILTER DATA
STATUS
x Press the OBJECTIVE or NOSEPIECE key to
bring up the objective selection list.
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The top line of the display shows the used
objective types.
x Swing in the desired nosepiece position. The
selected position appears framed.
x Press the p key to display further available
objectives.
x Choose the desired objective by pressing the
corresponding key, e.g. PlanApo 1.5x .
The new selection will appear in the top line.
Proceed analogously to select the other
nosepiece positions.
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UNKNOWN
EMPTY
Plan 1.0x
PlanApo 0.63x
PlanApo 1.0x
PlanApo 1.5x
PlanApo 2.3x
OK
STATUS
CANCEL
After any change of an objective, you
must readjust the focus position (see
Section 4.1.3). Therefore, it is useful to
store the focus position of frequently
used objectives (see Section Fehler!
Verweisquelle konnte nicht gefunden
werden.).
The selected objectives will be stored permanently only after switching in standby
mode by pressing one of the keys SAVE
SETTINGS or SHUT DOWN in the main
menu or the Standby key on the EMS-2
Electronic Module.
In the case of power failure or instantaneous switch off at the power switch,
the new selection of objectives will get
lost!
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System Control Panel (SYCOP)
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Selecting the eyepiece type
Here you can select the appropriate eyepiece
type.
If the selected eyepiece type does not agree with
the eyepieces actually used the displayed settings
will be wrong (cf. Section 4.6.1.4)!
The change of eyepieces is described in
Section 3.1.5.
Press the EYEPIECE
eyepiece selection list.
key to bring up the
The top line of the display shows the used
eyepiece type.
x Press the p key to display further available
eyepieces.
x Choose the desired eyepiece by pressing the
corresponding key, e.g. the 10x/23Br foc
key.
OBJECTIVE
EYEPIECE
USER
KEY SETTING
SHUTTER
CONDITION
AUTOM FILTER
RECOGNITION (ACR)
EDIT FILTER
DESCRIPTION
RESET
FILTER DATA
STATUS
10x/23Br foc
10x/20Br foc
10x/23Br foc
16x/16Br foc
25x/10foc
The new selection will appear in the top line.
x To exit the eyepiece selection list and save the
new setting, press OK . To keep the setting
used so far, exit the window with CANCEL .
OK
STATUS
CANCEL
The selected eyepiece type will be stored
permanently only after switching in standby mode by pressing one of the keys
SAVE SETTINGS or SHUT DOWN in
the main menu or the Standby key on the
EMS-2 Electronic Module.
In the case of power failure or immediate
switch off at the power switch, the new
eyepiece selection will get lost!
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4.6.6.3
SteREO Discovery
Activating, editing and resetting the user profile
Four different user profiles can be stored and
activated. The user names are editable. The
following settings are user-specific:
Function (specimen protection, Light Manager,
Focus/Zoom Speed, Zoom Clickstop)
Memory (all memory values)
Setup (Contrast/Backlight/Beep Level)
Display
Key Setting
OBJECTIVE
EYEPIECE
USER
KEY SETTING
SHUTTER
CONDITION
AUTOM FILTER
RECOGNITION (ACR)
EDIT FILTER
DESCRIPTION
RESET
FILTER DATA
STATUS
x To activate the user profile list, press the
USER key.
In the following, activation, resetting and editing
of user profiles are described.
Activating a user profile
x Press USER 1 to select User Profile 1.
USER 1
All changes to the device-specific settings
apply to the selected user, but not to the
other user profiles.
x To select another user profile, press USER x
key. The system will automatically load all
menu settings stored for this user profile.
USER 2
USER 3
USER 4
STATUS
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EDIT
NAME
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Editing the user name
x Press the EDIT NAME key, to activate the
Edit window.
The name of the active user is displayed in the
edit field.
x Enter the desired name via the displayed
keyboard. To this end, select the character
using the joystick and transfer it to the edit
field by pressing the joystick button. One
character is always active.
The character is inserted left of the cursor. Use
the arrow keys to move the cursor. Pressing the
CLEAR key deletes the character left of the
cursor (if there is no character any more, the
character right of the cursor will be deleted).
MUSTERMANN
Å
Æ
CLEAR
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
Q
W
E
R
T
Y
U
I
O
P
A
S
D
F
G
H
J
K
L
/
Z
X
C
V
B
N
M
-
Blank
Choose with Touchpen or Joystick (Center)
OK
CANCEL
x To exit the Edit window and save the user name, press OK . You must enter at least one character.
The entry of a blank character only is not permissible.
x With CANCEL you can exit the Edit window without any changes to the user name so far.
You may also operate the keys by means of a touch pen. After pressing a character, it is instantly
entered in the edit field.
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4.6.6.4
SteREO Discovery
Displaying and changing key assignments
In the Key Setting submenu, you may display or
change the assignment of the four keys of the
SYCOP, the two footswitches and the joystick
button. If required, the modified settings can be
rest to the default (factory) settings.
x To activate the Key Settings submenu, press
the KEY SETTING key.
OBJECTIVE
EYEPIECE
USER
KEY SETTING
SHUTTER
CONDITION
AUTOM FILTER
RECOGNITION (ACR)
EDIT FILTER
DESCRIPTION
RESET
FILTER DATA
STATUS
In the Key Setting submenu, the current
assignment of the keys of the SYCOP, the
footswitches and the joystick button is displayed.
Current key settings
Joystick
Foot switch
Zoom
Focus
up
x If you want to change the key assignment,
press the CHANGE SETTING key, which will
bring up another submenu.
Zoom
down
Foc /
Foc f
Zoom
down
Zoom
up
Foot switch
Focus
Focus
down
Function Keys
Zoom
up
Focus
down
TL
down
TL
up
RL
down
x Press the desired key to change its function.
x In the following menu, change the settings as
desired and confirm them with OK. If you
want to abort this process, press CANCEL.
The system returns to the previous menu,
where you can start changing the functions of
other keys.
Press Button for change settings
Joystick
Foot switch
Zoom
Focus
up
Zoom
down
Zoom
down
Foc /
Foc f
OK
Zoom
up
Foot switch
Focus
Focus
down
Focus
up
Function Keys
Zoom
up
Focus
down
RL
up
CHANGE
SETTINGS
STATUS
In the Change Settings submenu, choose the
key to be configured:
Any of the four function keys of the SYCOP
(Function Keys) individually
Any footswitch as control element
Joystick button
Focus
up
TL
down
SET
DEFAULT
TL
up
STATUS
RL
down
RL
up
CANCEL
x By pressing the SET DEFAULT
key, the
function keys, the footswitches and the
joystick button are reset to their default
functions:
- Function keys: TL and RL
- Footswitch Zoom: Zoom
- Footswitch Focus: Focus
- Joystick button: Foc / Foc f (focus / fine focus)
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The system allows you to assign the same function to several keys. In this case, it may be that
another specific function cannot be used any more.
The Key Settings are stored as user-specific parameters.
The following sections describe how to change function assignment of the keys of the SYCOP, the
footswitches and the joystick button.
Changing the function assignment of SYCOP keys
x Choose the key to change its function.
TL
up
x Tap on the desired function (e.g. Foc / Foc f ).
The label of the selected key is being changed.
x Change the function assignment of the other
keys analogously.
TL
down
RL
down
RL
up
Filter >
FL-TL/RL
Foc / Foc f
Photo Tube
doc on/off
x Press OK if you want to accept the changes
made, or CANCEL to abort the process and
return to the previous Change Settings
menu.
x Exit the Change Settings menu with OK to
OK
STATUS
CANCEL
store the modified settings.
The following functions may be assigned to the SYCOP keys:
Foc / Foc f
Photo Tube doc on/off
RL down or RL up
TL down or TL up
SNAP
Using the arrow keys, you can scroll through all available functions.
Grayed out functions are not accessible.
Light-setting functions are assigned in pairs each (both left or both right keys, e.g. TL up / TL
down). If an individual function (e.g. Foc / Foc f) is assigned to a key of a key pair so far (e.g. TL
up / TL down), the other key of the pair will remain without function.
The TL up / TL down functions may be assigned to the two left keys only, the RL up / RL down
functions to the two right keys only.
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System Control Panel (SYCOP)
SteREO Discovery
Changing the footswitch functions
For distinguishing the footswitches, the
connectors on the EMS-2 Electronic
Module are labeled accordingly, and in
the menu for changing the functions of
the keys Foot switch Zoom or Foot
switch Focus appears in the title bar.
x The procedure for changing the functions of
the two footswitches is analogous to that of
the SYCOP keys (see page 97).
x Accept the changes made with OK or abort
Foot switch Focus
Focus down
Focus up
< Filter >
FL-TL/RL
Foc / Foc f
Focus down/up
OK
STATUS
CANCEL
the procedure with CANCEL . In both cases,
you will return to the Change Settings menu.
x Exit the Change Settings menu with OK to
store the modified settings.
The following functions may be assigned to the Foot switch Focus keys:
Focus down/up
Foc / Foc f
RL down/up
TL down/TL up
The following functions may be assigned to the Foot switch Zoom keys:
Zoom down/up
Foc / Foc f
RL down/up
TL down/ up
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Changing the function of the joystick button
x The procedure for changing the function of
Joystick Center Push
the joystick button is analogous to that of the
SYCOP keys (see page 97).
Foc /Foc f
x Accept the changes made with OK or abort
the procedure with CANCEL . In both cases,
you will return to the Change Settings menu.
Shutter on/off
Foc / Foc f
x Exit the Change Settings menu with OK to
store the modified settings.
FL - TL/RL
OK
CANCEL
The following functions may be assigned to the Foot switch Focus keys:
Foc / Foc f
Photo Tube doc on/off
SNAP
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4.6.6.5
SteREO Discovery
Adjusting backlight and confirmation beep level
The intensity of backlight and the level of the
confirmation beep can be adjusted as follows:
x Press
the BACKLIGHT/CONTRAST/BEEP
LEVEL key to bring up the corresponding
submenu.
EDIT FILTER
DESCRIPTION
RESET
FILTER DATA
BACKLIGHT /
CONTRAST / BEEP
DATE / TIME
RESET
PARAMETERS
DISPLAY
INFO
STATUS
x Contrast: To reduce the contrast, press the key; to increase it press the + key.
x Backlight: Press the - key to reduce the
Contrast
-
intensity or the + key to increase it.
Backlight
x Beep Level: Press - key briefly to deactivate
the confirmation beep or the
activate it.
+
+
key to
It is advisable to leave the confirmation
beep on by default for the confirmation
of memory settings.
-
+
Beep Level
OK
+
STATUS
CANCEL
x To exit the selection window and save the new
setting, press OK . To keep the setting used
so far, exit the window with CANCEL .
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OPERATION
System Control Panel (SYCOP)
Carl Zeiss
Setting date and time
You can set date and time by following this
procedure:
x Press the DATE/TIME key to bring up the
corresponding submenu.
EDIT FILTER
DESCRIPTION
RESET
FILTER DATA
BACKLIGHT /
CONTRAST / BEEP
DATE / TIME
RESET
PARAMETERS
DISPLAY
INFO
STATUS
The value to be edited appears framed.
x Press the - key to reduce the value or the +
+
key to increase it.
x Switch to the next value by pressing the o
key and set it as described above.
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Date and time appear in the main
window (see Section 4.6.1.4).
x To exit the selection window and save the
new setting, press OK . To keep the setting
used so far, exit the window with CANCEL .
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STATUS
CANCEL
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4.6.6.7
SteREO Discovery
Resetting instrument parameters
You can reset all previously changed parameters
to factory defaults (delivery state) by following
this procedure:
x Press the
RESET PARAMETERS key to
activate the corresponding submenu.
All changed Memory, current User and
Setup settings will get lost!
EDIT FILTER
DESCRIPTION
RESET
FILTER DATA
BACKLIGHT /
CONTRAST / BEEP
DATE / TIME
RESET
PARAMETERS
DISPLAY
INFO
STATUS
x Press the RESET PARAMETERS key in the
submenu. A safety query appears asking you if
you really want to reset the parameters.
Activate the key to reset parameters
RESET PARAMETERS
STATUS
x For resetting, press the YES key, otherwise
cancel the procedure by pressing NO .
USER 2
Reset parameters?
Are you sure?
YES
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SteREO Discovery
4.6.6.8
Carl Zeiss
Display
This function allows you to select the window
that will appear directly after the start-up routine
(Home page or STATUS page).
x Press the
DISPLAY
key
to
open
the
submenu.
x Press the corresponding key to select the
window that will be active directly after the
start-up routine.
EDIT FILTER
DESCRIPTION
RESET
FILTER DATA
BACKLIGHT /
CONTRAST / BEEP
DATE / TIME
RESET
PARAMETERS
DISPLAY
INFO
STATUS
The active setting is highlighted.
System starts with Home page
System starts with Status page
STATUS
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System Control Panel (SYCOP)
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4.6.6.9
SteREO Discovery
Displaying firmware information
Using this function, you can view firmware
information of various system components.
x Press the
INFO key to bring up the
corresponding submenu.
EDIT FILTER
DESCRIPTION
RESET
FILTER DATA
BACKLIGHT /
CONTRAST / BEEP
DATE / TIME
RESET
PARAMETERS
DISPLAY
INFO
STATUS
x Press the p key to display further component
information options.
SYCOP
The following component information can be
solicited: SYCOP, EMS, MICROSCOPE BODY,
MOTOR FOCUS, NOSEPIECE, PHOTO TUBE,
HANDWHEEL.
x To
display the information,
respective key, e.g. SYCOP .
press
EMS
MICROSCOPE BODY
the
MOTOR FOCUS
STATUS
The appearing window shows the information on
the selected component.
SYCOP
APP INFO
Sycop2
03.303
04/29/2008
1.0.001 / May 13 2004
4.20 BUILD 0
BIOS INFO RSC CAN BIOS
03.00.01
04/29/2008
STATUS
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CARE, MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE
Care
5
CARE, MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE
5.1
Care
Carl Zeiss
Care of the instrument is restricted to the following operations:
The instruments are not equipped with any special devices for protection from corrosive,
potentially infectious, toxic, and radioactive or other substances that may be hazardous to
health. Make sure to observe all legal regulations when handling such substances, particularly
the relevant national accident prevention regulations.
x Remove any instrument contamination in compliance with the relevant national accident prevention
regulations.
x Switch off the instrument each time after use and place the instrument cover on it to protect it from
dust and humidity.
x Never expose the instrument to impermissible climatic conditions (increased humidity and
temperature) for extended periods.
Disconnect the devices from line power before cleaning them. Take care that no cleaning liquid
enters the interior of the device.
Stubborn dirt on glass surfaces, such as fingerprints and traces of grease, is best removed with a cotton
swab wrapped around a round stick and moistened slightly with distilled water or a non-corrosive
solvent:
x Distilled water: Clean the glass surface with a slightly moistened cotton swab polishing in circles
starting in the center and moving to the edges.
x Optics cleaning solution consisting of 15 % isopropanol and 85 % gasoline: Clean the glass surface
with a slightly moistened cotton swab polishing in circles starting in the center and moving to the
edges.
x Remove dust from optical surfaces using a natural-hair brush or an air blower.
x Clean plastic parts with a commercial cleansing agent (no solvent!). Stubborn dirt may be treated
carefully with benzine or spirit.
5.2
Maintenance
5.2.1
Safety tests
When the motorized focusing drive is moved down, there is the risk of hand crushing in the
working area.
Regularly check the travel of the motorized focusing drive for perfect functioning of the limit
switches according to Section 3.11.
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Consumables
Carl Zeiss
5.2.2
SteREO Discovery
Replacing the fuse on the EMS-2
Before replacing the fuse, disconnect the power cable!
The fuse to be replaced is located at the appliance plug on the rear side of the EMS-2.
x Switch the device off (see Section 3.9) and disconnect it from line power.
x Pull out the fuse insert (Fig. 52/1) at the rear side of the EMS-2. To do this, press the snap-in
mechanisms on the top and on the bottom of the fuse insert.
x Replace the defective fuse (Fig. 52/2) (fuse type: T 2.5 A/E, 250V, 5x20mm).
x Push in the fuse insert paying attention to the correct position of the snap-in mechanisms.
Fig. 52
Replacing the fuse on the EMS-2
5.3
Consumables
You may order the following consumables directly from Carl Zeiss:
Designation
Cat. No.
Opal glass plate, d = 84 mm
000000-1052-281
B/W plastic plate, d = 84 mm
475290-9901-000
B/W plastic plate, d = 120 mm
435430-0120-000
Clear glass plate, d = 120 mm
435501-0002-000
Clear glass plate, d = 84 mm
475265-0001-000
Halogen lamp, 24 V 250 W
000000-0300-271
Halogen lamp, 15 V 150 W
417053-0000-000
Eyecup (2x)
444801-0000-000
Dust protection set
434303-0000-000
Ball-headed screwdriver, 3 mm
000000-0069-551
Power/CAN bus cable, 15-pin; 1.6 m
435600-8316-000
Control cable of cold-light source
435600-8306-000
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Service
Designation
Cat. No.
USB 2.0 cable; 2.0 m
000000-0446-321
Plug-in power unit, 24 V/1.25 A
000000-0460-275
CAN cable, 0.5 m
000000-0423-039
CAN cable, 1.0 m
000000-0451-206
5.4
Carl Zeiss
Remarks
Service
All repairs of mechanical, optical or electronic components inside the SteREO Discovery may only be
performed by Carl Zeiss service staff or specially authorized personnel.
To ensure optimum setting and trouble-free function of your microscope over an extended period, we
recommend that you enter into a service/maintenance agreement with Carl Zeiss.
Please get in touch with your local Carl Zeiss representative for re-ordering any components or when
service is required.
5.5
Product disposal
The product was developed, tested and produced in compliance with the regulations and guidelines of
Environmental Law of the European Union in force.
The product and the corresponding accessories meet the requirements of the EU Directives 2002/95/EG
(RoHS) and 2002/96/EG (WEEE) coming into force in 2005 or 2006, respectively, as well as the
requirements of the German Law on Electrical and Electronic Devices (ElektroG).
Until the above-mentioned regulations come into force, we have introduced a procedure for the
returning and the recycling of the devices within the member states of the European Union that ensures
suitable exploitation according to the EU guidelines.
For detailed information on the disposal and the recycling, please contact your local Carl Zeiss sales or
service representative.
The product must not be disposed of as household waste or by municipal waste disposal businesses.
When reselling the equipment, the reseller has to inform the buyer that the equipment must be disposed
of in compliance with the above-mentioned regulations.
The device contains electronic components that have to be disposed of separately. At the end of the
service life of the instrument, dispose of the instrument in compliance with relevant national law:
Designation
Installed in
Battery
SYCOP
Touch screen
SYCOP
Display
HIP
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ANNEX
List of abbreviations
Carl Zeiss
6
ANNEX
6.1
List of abbreviations
Br
CAN
CMO
EMS-2
Eyep
Fl
Foc
FocSp
FWD
HBO
HIP
KL
Mag
MC 1500
Obj
PentaFluar S
RL
RS232
SpProt
Stemi DV4
Stemi 2000C
Stemi 2000CS
SteREO
SYCOP
s/w
TL
USB
UV
VisiLED
V8
V12
V20
WPL
ZoomSp
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For spectacle wearers
Controller Area Network
Common main objective
Electronic Module Stereomicroscopes, Version No. 2
Eyepiece
Fluorescence
Focusable
Focusing speed
Free working distance
Gas-discharge lamp
Human Interface Panel, stand-alone control panel for zoom body or motorized focusing
device
Cold light
Magnification
VisiLED Multiple Controller 1500
Objective
Fluorescence illuminator with space for max. 5 FL filter cubes
Reflected light
Recommended Standard 232
Specimen protection
Double lens vario stereomicroscope with zoom factor 4
Stemi 2000 stereomicroscope with camera port 100/100
Stemi 2000 stereomicroscope with camera port and permanent beam splitting 70/30
Redefine In Ergonomy and Optics in Stereomicroscopy
System Control Panel
Black/white
Transmitted light
Universal Serial Bus
Ultra violet
Light emitting diode in visible range
Vario/zoom with factor 8
Vario/zoom with factor 12
Vario/zoom with factor 20
Plane field, stereo
Zoom speed
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List of abbreviations
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6.2
ANNEX
Adjustment circle for the adjustment of the HBO 100 illuminator
SteREO Discovery
Adjustment circle for the adjustment of the HBO 100 illuminator
Use a copy of the adjustment circle, if necessary (original size = 120 mm).
x Cut out the adjustment circle and put it onto the 120-mm stage insert as shown.
x Adjust the HBO illuminator as described in Section 4.1.6 on page 67.
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