Even small motion is considered fast under higher magnifications. High speed microscopes allow for observation of fast phenomena and stop-motion at short exposure settings.
Recording speeds of 220 fps or up to 1000 fps at a reduced resolution are achievable via modern high-speed USB (See the PDF at the bottom of the page for details on speeds, resolutions and other considerations). Higher speeds (HD at 1000+ fps) can be achieved with dedicated standalone cameras.
Our HSMS microscopes are suitable for: microfluidics, cellular motion and events, motion tracking, quality control, etc.
HSMS High speed microscopes
Large working range
The precision macro and micro focus stages allow for a large range of travel (9+ cm), accommodating various microfluidic chips and other samples.
The optics are prioritized to have a large working distance (distance between the bottom of the lens to the focus plane). This distance depends on the choice of optical assembly, however typically spans a couple of cm (4+ cm).
The bottom illumination is set up to produce a high optical phase contrast at high intensities required for even the shortest exposures (8-110 us).
Using a diffusor the light can be conditioned in order to reduce contrast and increase penetration.
The optical assembly can be tailored to specific needs. Please refer to the PDF below for magnifications details and options.
All scopes come with a 6.4x variable zoom lens.
Bottom illumination is standard, top (coaxial, aka. inline) illumination is available as well.
The microscope connects to a PC over USB 3.1 and is interfaced with our 'viewer' software variant.
The software enables seamless video and frame acquisition as well as advanced interactive playback possibilities and image enhancements (gain, gamma, sharpening).
Scale measurements can be performed based on known magnification settings as well as via calibration from image.
The microscope design is flexible and can be customized for desired magnifications, illumination (bottom + coaxial top), cameras, etc. The custom solutions aim at providing the desired function at an affordable cost, achieved with modularity and sourced suppliers.
The hardware is chosen to be the best fit for ease of use, price and performance.
For details on magnification, acquisition, and illumination options as well as some other technical considerations, refer to this PDF:
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