VanGuard 1200MM Metallurgical Microscope




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This budget priced Metallurgical Microscope series features two models, one with reflected light and the other with both reflected and transmitted light. These microscopes are ideal for work on opaque samples. The advanced features and precision optics make this an outstanding value.

The viewing head is Seidentopf and trinocular with an erect imaging, multi-coated transmission prism system. Its angle of inclination is 30 degrees, it rotates 360 degrees, and the interpupillary adjustment is from 55- 75mm.

The nosepiece is quadruple with reversed ball-bearings. Both models are supplied with four DIN Plan Achromatic long working distance objectives, 4x, 10x, 25x and 40x. A graduated mechanical stage (185 x 140mm) with low position fine focus controls, graduated to 2 microns per division allows for comfort and ease of use. The Abbe Condenser 1.25 N.A. has an iris diaphragm, easily centered spring loaded knobs and is focusable with a rack & pinion mechanism.

There is a dual halogen illumination system, upper and lower, each 6v 20w variable quartz halogen on model #1242. The transmitted illumination provides for Kohler illumination and is supplied with blue and neutral density filters and centerable knobs. The incident illumination system includes condenser, iris diaphragm; four-color filter wheel (yellow, green, blue, & neutral) and polarizing filter.

The base is stable 210 x 180mm fitted with anti skid rubber feet and made of all cast metal construction, black hand rests and stain resistant enamel finish. Dimensions are 210mm (L) x 180mm (W) x 400mm (H), net weight is 7.5 kg. The microscope comes with a five year manufactures warranty plus an additional extended one year internet for a total of six years.

Industrial Microscopes, Intermediate Level – 1200MM Series

  • Research Level
  • Reflected Light Model
  • Reflected & Transmitted Light Model (1242MM)
  • Precision Optics
  • Polarization (1242MM)

VanGuard 1200MM Series Industrial Microscopes featuring reflected illumination, as well as long working distance objectives, are perfect for the inspection of integrated circuits, wafers, electronic components, metals, polymers, paint, textiles, and essentially any other opaque sample.

Head Trinocular
Type Reflected Illumination (1241MM)
Reflected & Transmitted Illumination (1242MM)
Objective Magnification 4X, 10X, 20X, 40X
Objective Type Plan Achromatic
Viewing Head 30° Inclination; 360° Rotatable
Interpupillary Adjustment 55-75 mm
Dioptric Adjustment -5 to +5
Camera Port 100/100 Split
Eyepieces 10X Super-WideField; 20 mm F.D.
Nosepiece 4-Position; Reverse Pitch
Brightfield Objectives (Plan Achromatic) 20X (0.40 N.A., 0.50 mm W.D., 0.9 mm F.O.V.)
40X (0.65 N.A., 3.3 mm W.D., 0.45 mm F.O.V.)
4X (0.10 N.A., 17.0 mm W.D., 4.5 mm F.O.V.)
10X (0.25 N.A., 8.0 mm W.D., 1.8 mm F.O.V.)
Optional Objectives 1200-025XLRO, 25X Objective
1200-060XLRO, 60X Objective
1200-080XLRO, 80X Objective
Stage Rectangular 185 x 140 mm Mechanical; Drop-Down, Right-Hand, Rack & Pinion X-Y Control, 70 x 30 mm Cross Travel Range; Chemical-Resistant Finish
Focusing Coaxial, Low Position, Coarse/Fine Controls; Tension Adjustment; Safety Auto-Stop; 40 mm Focusing Range; 0.002 mm Precision
Upper Illumination System Condenser, Iris Diaphragm (2), Four-Color Filter Wheel, Polarizing Filter
Upper Illumination 20 W Variable Quartz Halogen
Lower Illumination 20 W Variable Quartz Halogen (1242MM)
Condenser 1.25 N.A. Abbe; Iris Diaphragm; Swing-Out Filter Holder; Rack & Pinion Focusing Control (1242MM)
Base 210 x 180 mm; Anti-Skid Rubber Feet
Body Cast Metal w/ Stain-Resistant Enamel Finish
Dimensions 250 (L) x 200 (W) x 435 (H) mm
Weight 8.6 kg
Voltage 110 V
220 V Available On Request
Warranty 5-Year Optical/Mechanical; 1-Year Electrical
Supplied With Spare Lamp & Fuse, Dust Cover, & Operation Manual

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1200MM User's Manual
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