Ease of Use

Comfortable and Easy to Use


Traditional Techniques Made Easy: Simple Illuminator

The illuminator minimizes complicated actions that are usually necessary during microscope operation. A dial at the front of the illuminator enables the user to easily change the observation method. An operator can quickly switch between the most frequently used observation methods in reflected light microscopy, such as from brightfield, to darkfield, to polarized light, in order to readily change between different types of analysis. In addition, simple polarized light observation is adjustable by rotating the analyzer.

An operator can quickly switch between frequently used observation methods.(Polished sample of AlSi)

Intuitive Microscope Controls: Simple FS and AS Settings

Using the proper aperture stop and field stop settings provides good image contrast and makes full use of the numerical aperture of the objective. The legend guides the user to the correct setting based on the observation method and objective in use.

Find the Focus Quickly: Focus Scale Index

The focus scale index on the frame supports quick access to the focal point. Operators can roughly adjust the focal point without viewing the sample through an eyepiece, saving time when inspecting samples that are different heights.

For Consistent Illumination: Light Intensity Manager

During the initial setup, the illumination intensity can be adjusted to match the specific hardware configuration of the coded illuminator and/or coded nosepiece.

Conventional Light Intensity

Similar to conventional microscopes, the image appears darker with increasing magnification and observation methods that consume more light

Light Intensity Manager

The microscope automatically adjusts the light intensity to the correct value when changing magnification or observation method

Easy and Ergonomic Operation

Ergonomics are of the utmost importance for all users. Both standalone microscope users and those integrating with OLYMPUS Stream image analysis software benefit from ergonomic handset controls that clearly display the hardware position. The simple handsets enable the user to focus on their sample and the inspection they need to perform.

A System Designed for Image Analysis

For Restoring Microscope Settings: Coded Hardware

The BX3M employs new coded functions that integrate the microscope’s hardware settings with OLYMPUS Stream image analysis software. The observation method, illumination intensity, and objective position are all recorded within the software and/or the handset. The coded functions enable the microscope settings to be automatically saved with each image, making it easier to reproduce the settings at a later time and provide documentation for reporting purposes. This saves the operator time and minimizes the chance that an incorrect setting will be used. The current observation settings are always clearly displayed both on the hand switch and in the software.