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German Technical Inspection Authority (TUV) approved user friendly ergonomics ensure maximum comfort during operation and reduce the risk of muscular disorders in neck and shoulders even over a prolonged stretch of time. A 50W HAL lamp is integrated in the stand, with its high light efficiency providing homogeneous illumination. An energy saving LED alternative is available.

The system provides flexibility in selecting and switching between various contrasting methods, catering for a wide spectrum of applications. The 5x revolving nosepiece for bright and darkfield keeps all relevant objectives handy. A 4 position reflector turret with push&click contrast modules creates flexibility in selecting and switching between contrast methods. Note that Axio Lab.A1 is available with differential interference contrast (C-DIC), a technique that delivers excellent contrast in phase objects and other samples poor in intensity contrast.

A comprehensive range of components is available for Axio Lab.A1 in order to configure the system for your application in metallography and general material lab microscopy.




Type Upright compound microscope
Configuration Integrated reflected light illumination (halogen reflector lamp HAL 50/12V 50W, optional LED)
Contrasting techniques

Reflected light: Brigthfield, Darkfield, Differential Interference Contrast (DIC), Polarization

Objectives EC Epiplan objectives
  • Nosepiece: 5 position nosepiece, for brightfield and darkfield, M 27
  • Reflector turret: 4 position for Push&Click modules
  • Stage:Mechanical stage, 75 x 30 mm, coaxial drive right hand side, anodized surface hardcoated, sample holder included
  • Power supply: Internal 12V DC 50W, stabilized 100…240V AC/50
  • Focus: Manual, coaxial coarse / fine drive, 30 mm travel range
  • Filter silder: 2 positions; 25 mm diameter
  • Eyepieces: PL 10x/20 Br. Foc., PL 10x/22 Br. Foc.

The adaptable all-around stand for your routine and research applications – your microscope down to the last detail.

Customized microscope configurations – consistently implemented modularity.

With its unusual flexibility, Axio Scope from Carl Zeiss can be used universally – and is yet individually tailored to your applications.

More economical than ever because you only buy what you need at the moment. You have the option of extending your microscope to meet your growing demands tomorrow.

Twenty-three Stand Versions. Innumerable Interfaces.
An Outstanding Solution for Your Applications and Budget.
The optimum solution for your application and your budget. Axio Scope is as individual as the applications you use it for.

New Modularity.
Five upper parts, three lower parts and two Vario columns enable you to configure your microscope as required. For simple or more complex demands. For transmitted light, reflected light, or fluorescence. A decisive advantage: you no longer invest in features you do not use. Beneficial for your budget!

Economical upgrading - simple and cost-effective.
The modular interface design of Axio Scope makes future upgrades quite simple. This is an attractive economical aspect because you can easily install many components yourself.

As versatile as the tasks performed in institutes and laboratories.
The spectrum of uses ranges from simple routine applications to complex research projects. From anatomy to cytology. From transmitted-light examination to multiple fluorescence labeling. From the thinnest tissue section to specimen heights up to 380 mm.


Axio Vert.A1 is a compact, inverted microscope that brings you big insights into your objectives. You examine large, heavy samples, using all the latest contrast methods without compromise. Or you might decide instead to increase your insights by combining several contrast methods.

At a single stroke you switch between brightfield, darkfield, DIC, C-DIC, fluorescence and polarization contrast in reflected light. In transmitted light, use brightfield, polarization and phase contrast.

You will be using a 5x encoded nosepiece turret as well as a light manager to capture light intensity and objective exchange automatically. That means you quantify your structure efficiently, evaluate the properties and quality of your materials, and then take appropriate measures.

With a 23mm field of view you understand most of your sample from first sight. Having grain-measuring reticles equips you very well for instant measurements. You also have AxioVision Software by Carl Zeiss for a powerful range of modules such as grain size, phase analysis, layer thickness and interactive measurement for your investigations.


Type Inverted compound microscope
Configuration Axio Vert.A1 with 5 position H-D, DIC nosepiece (encoded)
Contrasting techniques

• Reflected light: Brightfield, Darkfield, Polarization, DIC, C-DIC, Fluorescence
• Transmitted light: Brightfield, Phase Contrast, Polarization

Objectives • Reflected light: Epiplan, EC Epiplan-NEOFLUAR
• Transmitted light: N-ACHROPLAN Pol, Plan-NEOFLUAR Pol
• Special purpose objectives: LD objective (long working distance), immersion objectives
Components • Eyepieces ◦ Brightfield eyepieces W-Pl 10x/23 br foc
• Stages ◦ Mechanical stage 40 x 40 with various stage diaphragms ◦ Gliding stage including stage inserts ◦ Scanning stage 130 x 85, mot P, CAN with various holders
• Documentation ◦ Cameras: AxioCam family, digital cameras, video cameras ◦ Adapters for many camera types ◦ Recommended software: AxioVision LE ◦ Recommended software modules: MosaiX (image acquisition scanning stage); Graphite, Grains, Multiphase, NMI, Particle Analyzer Projects, Comparative Diagrams, Interactive Measurement (image analysis)