ZEISS Axio Observer for Materials
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ZEISS Axio Observer for Materials

Inverted Microscope System for Metallography

Investigate, develop and analyze materials, especially metallographic specimens, in no time at all with ZEISS Axio Observer. Take advantage of its inverted design. Axio Observer combines the quality of ZEISS optics with automated components. Gain reliability and reproducibility. Using dedicated software modules enables you to analyze, for example, non-metallic inclusions (NMI) and grain sizes. Axio Observer is your open imaging platform: invest in only the features you need today.

  • Save time in metallographic investigations​
  • Count on reliable results and excellent image quality​
  • Invest only in the features you need today​
Save Time in Metallographic Investigations

Save Time in Metallographic Investigations

Take Advantage of the Inverted Optical Design​

  • Save time in both sample preparation and investigation with Axio Observer.​
  • Its inverted optical design facilitates parallel alignment to the objective lens. Observe more samples in less time: simply put your specimen on the stage, focus once and keep the focus for all further magnifications and samples.​
  • There's no need to refocus, even when changing magnification or switching metallurgical samples.
Count on Reliable Results​

Count on Reliable Results​

Obtain Excellent Image Quality​

  • You will appreciate the stable imaging conditions of Axio Observer, especially when working with high magnifications. Homogeneous illumination across the entire field of view produces images of excellent quality.
  • Obtain reliable, reproducible results every time, thanks to combination of ZEISS optics and automated components.
  • Profit from short time-to-image for your metallographic structure analysis with dedicated software modules, e.g. NMI, Grains, Multiphase.
Upgrade Your System​

Upgrade Your System​

Benefit from the Open Platform and Invest Only in the Features You Need Today

  • Keep an eye on your budget. With Axio Observer, you invest only in the features you need now.​
  • When requirements change you can always upgrade your system.​
  • Choose between encoded or motorized components and a range of accessories – you can depend on having any relevant contrasting techniques your application requires.

Stands

Choose between three different levels of automation and motorization

With motorized z-focus, Automatic Component Recognition that will always recognize the settings for objectives and filter sets you have chosen, touchscreen display and if desired a remote control.
Axio Observer 7 materials​
Axio Observer 7 materials​
Nearly all components can be read out or even motorized.​
Axio Observer 5 materials​
Axio Observer 5 materials​
With an encoded nosepiece, lightmanager, CAN and USB interface that enables a read-out of the magnification.​
Axio Observer 3 materials​
Axio Observer 3 materials​
Barker-etched aluminum, reflected light, circular polarization contrast, objective: EC Epiplan – NEOFLUAR 5s / 0.13 HD DIC.

Barker-etched aluminum, reflected light, circular polarization contrast

Barker-etched aluminum, reflected light, circular polarization contrast, objective: EC Epiplan – NEOFLUAR 5s / 0.13 HD DIC.

Barker-etched aluminum, reflected light, circular polarization contrast, objective: EC Epiplan – NEOFLUAR 5s / 0.13 HD DIC.

Barker-etched aluminum, reflected light, circular polarization contrast

Objective: EC Epiplan – NEOFLUAR 5x / 0.13 HD DIC

A Choice of Contrasting Techniques

  • Enjoy maximum homogeneity and a stray light free image background in brightfield and darkfield - disturbing stray light is minimized and color aberration is reduced.
  • Investigate your samples with polarization contrast - using fixed analyzers, a measuring analyzer rotating through 360° and a rotating analyzer with rotating full-wave plate. Visualize bireflection and pleochroism on anisotropic samples even if no rotary stage is available.
  • Take advantage of Circular Differential Interference Contrast (C-DIC), a polarization-optical technique which uses circularly polarized light.

Caption: Barker-etched aluminum, reflected light, circular polarization contrast, objective: EC Epiplan – NEOFLUAR 5s / 0.13 HD DIC.

  • Spherulitic graphite in nodular cast iron, reflected light, brightfield
  • Cast aluminum-silicon, reflected light, darkfield
  • Barker-etched aluminum, reflected light, C-DIC​
  • Zinc, reflected light, polarization contrast with lambda plate​
  • Niccolite, reflected light, polarization contrast with lambda plate​
  • Spherulitic graphite in nodular cast iron, reflected light, brightfield

    Cast Iron​

    Spherulitic graphite in nodular cast iron, reflected light, brightfield

    Spherulitic graphite in nodular cast iron, reflected light, brightfield

    Spherulitic graphite in nodular cast iron, reflected light, brightfield

  • Cast aluminum-silicon, reflected light, darkfield

    Cast Aluminum​

    Cast aluminum-silicon, reflected light, darkfield

    Cast aluminum-silicon, reflected light, darkfield

    Cast aluminum-silicon, reflected light, darkfield

  • Barker-etched aluminum, reflected light, C-DIC​

    Etched Aluminum​

    Barker-etched aluminum, reflected light, C-DIC​

    Barker-etched aluminum, reflected light, C-DIC​

    Barker-etched aluminum, reflected light, C-DIC​

  • Zinc, reflected light, polarization contrast with lambda plate​

    Zinc

    Zinc, reflected light, polarization contrast with lambda plate​

    Zinc, reflected light, polarization contrast with lambda plate​

    Zinc, reflected light, polarization contrast with lambda plate​

  • Niccolite, reflected light, polarization contrast with lambda plate​

    Niccolite

    Niccolite, reflected light, polarization contrast with lambda plate​

    Niccolite, reflected light, polarization contrast with lambda plate​

    Niccolite, reflected light, polarization contrast with lambda plate​

Applications

See metalographic applications of Axio Observer for Materials.

Downloads

    • ZEISS Axio Observer

      Your Inverted Microscope System for Metallography

      Pages: 20
      File size: 5 MB
    • ZEISS Microscopy Solutions for Steel and Other Metals

      Multi-modal characterization and advanced analysis options for industry and research

      Pages: 11
      File size: 14 MB
    • Microscope and Measurement Systems for Quality Assurance and Quality Control

      Capture the essentials of your component. Quickly. Simply. Comprehensively.

      Pages: 41
      File size: 4 MB
    • Microscopic Methods in Metallography

      Using ZEISS Axio Observer and ZEISS Axio Imager

      Pages: 8
      File size: 5 MB
    • Axio Observer 3-5-7, Axio Observer 3-5-7 materials

      Instruction Manual (English)

      Pages: 194
      File size: 10 MB
    • ZEISS Axio Observer (Portuguese Version)

      Seu sistema de microscopia invertida para metalograia

      Pages: 20
      File size: 7 MB
    • ZEISS Axio Observer (Spanish Version)

      Su sistema de microscopio invertido para metalografía

      Pages: 20
      File size: 7 MB

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