ZEISS Axiolab 5 for Materials

Your Microscope for Routine Materialography and Smart Documentation

Axiolab 5: Light microscope for metallography and materialography applications

Digital documentation has never been easier.

Axiolab 5 is the right choice if your routine materialography applications place high demands on ergonomic operation and efficient digital documentation.

Since the Smart Microscopy concept does not require additional imaging software or even a computer, Axiolab 5 is also the first choice from an economic point of view.

Highlights

Digital Documentation Made Easy

Once you find a region of interest, simply press the Snap button right on the stand to acquire the image. It‘s as easy as that. You can control the microscope and its attached camera without even changing your grip while always focusing on your sample.

Relaxed Lab Work

Axiolab 5 offers you an easy handling, ergonomic user concept that‘s adapted to your lab routine. You can access all the main controls with just one hand, including the Snap button, stage drive, focus adjustment, and brightness control.

More Economic and Reliable

Save lab space and costs as Axiolab 5 does not require an additional computer and software. The Smart Microscopy concept also enables Axiolab 5 to be operated by both expert and non-expert users, always assuring short time to reliable data.

The Smart Microscopy Concept

A Workflow that will Boost Your Productivity

Used in combination with the microscope camera ZEISS Axiocam 208 color, you have the full advantage of a smart stand-alone microscope solution. Digital documentation is part of the system design: Just press the ergonomic Snap button and you‘re done. Camera settings such as white balance, exposure time, and image enhancement functions are done automatically. Without needing additional imaging software or even a computer, you can:

  • Snap images and record videos directly
  • Use mouse (and optionally, a keyboard) to control your camera via on-screen display
  • Save settings 
  • Store images with all microscope and camera metadata as well as scaling information
  • Predefine the name or rename your image
Axiolab 5 snap button
Image acquisition and documentation at the press of a button – without the need to release other controls like the focus drive

Application Examples

ZEISS Axiolab 5 at Work

Metallography

Cast iron, reflected light, bright field, EC EPIPLAN 20×/0.4
Cast iron, reflected light, bright field, EC EPIPLAN 20×/0.4
Typical tasks and applications
 
  • Determine grain sizes, structure, distribution and phases. 
  • Quickly carry out on-site analysis. 
  • Study mode(s) of material failure: fatigue, corrosion, creep deformation, stress cracks or fractures.
Cast iron, reflected light, dark field, EC EPIPLAN 20×/0.4
Cast iron, reflected light, dark field, EC EPIPLAN 20×/0.4
Color-etched steel, reflected light, bright field, EC EPIPLAN 20×/0.4
Color-etched steel, reflected light, bright field, EC EPIPLAN 20×/0.4
Color-etched steel, reflected light, dark field, EC EPIPLAN 20×/0.4
Color-etched steel, reflected light, dark field, EC EPIPLAN 20×/0.4

Documentation

Electronic device SMD resistor: Document the quality of printing and contact surfaces. EC EPIPLAN 5×/0.13
Electronic device SMD resistor: Document the quality of printing and contact surfaces. EC EPIPLAN 5×/0.13
Typical tasks and applications
 
  • High-throughput material inspection and documentation
  • Incoming goods inspection
  • High-quality imaging for publications
  • Failure analysis
  • Process quality monitoring
Injection-molded identification letter at transparent plastic part, EC EPIPLAN 5×/0.13
Injection-molded identification letter at transparent plastic part, EC EPIPLAN 5×/0.13
Milling marks for engraving purposes, EC EPIPLAN 5×/0.13
Milling marks for engraving purposes, EC EPIPLAN 5×/0.13
Laser-structured metal part, EC EPIPLAN 5×/0.13
Laser-structured metal part, EC EPIPLAN 5×/0.13

Sample Preparation

Color-etched steel embedded in resin. Check the quality of the mounting. EC EPIPLAN 10×/0.25
Color-etched steel embedded in resin. Check the quality of the mounting. EC EPIPLAN 10×/0.25
Typical tasks and applications
 
  • Monitor the sample preparation process.
  • Quick overview of the state of the micro graph: Is it still useable? Does it need refurbishing?
  • See the quality of your sample preparation process. Does the mounting meet the required quality?
Cast iron with spherulitic graphite. Areas with corrosion and broken out graphite spheres indicate refurbishing of samples.
Cast iron with spherulitic graphite. Areas with corrosion and broken out graphite spheres indicate refurbishing of samples.

Mineralogy

Biotite inside granite, transmitted light, bright field, EC Plan-NEOFLUAR 10×/0.3 Pol
Biotite inside granite, transmitted light, bright field, EC Plan-NEOFLUAR 10×/0.3 Pol
Biotite inside granite, transmitted light, crossed polarizers with lambda plate, EC Plan-NEOFLUAR 10×/0.3 Pol
Biotite inside granite, transmitted light, crossed polarizers with lambda plate, EC Plan-NEOFLUAR 10×/0.3 Pol
Typical tasks and applications
 
  • Examine thin sections of rock and minerals to determine their composition.
  • Classify anisotropic materials like calcite, olivine, titanite, or zircon.
  • Get answers to questions relating to refractive indices, cleavages, double refraction, extinction angles, optical path differences, and the number and angle of optical axes.
Fluorite, transmitted light, bright field, EC Plan-NEOFLUAR 5×/0.16 Pol
Fluorite, transmitted light, bright field, EC Plan-NEOFLUAR 5×/0.16 Pol
Fluorite, transmitted light, crossed polarizers with lambda plate, EC Plan-NEOFLUAR 5×/0.16 Pol
Fluorite, transmitted light, crossed polarizers with lambda plate, EC Plan-NEOFLUAR 5×/0.16 Pol

The System

Choose Your Configuration

Stand-alone

Imaging and documentation without PC

Axiolab 5 stand-alone

In combination with ZEISS Axiocam 208 color, ZEISS Axiolab 5 operates independently of a computer system.

ZEISS Labscope

Connected Routine Imaging

Axiolab 5 with ZEISS Labscope

Operating ZEISS Axiolab 5 with ZEISS Labscope imaging app is ideal for connected microscopy, especially in education.

ZEISS ZEN core

Advanced Applications

Axiolab 5 with ZEISS ZEN core

Use the ZEISS imaging software ZEN core to perform advanced imaging and analysis tasks with ZEISS Axiolab 5.

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