Designed for the observation and inspection of metal components, the Olympus GX53 inverted metallurgical microscope features an LED light source for long life and low power consumption. The GX53 microscope also incorporates the latest version of Olympus Stream image analysis software (v. 2.3) for improved observation and reporting capabilities.
Inverted metallurgical microscopes observe samples from underneath, enabling the user to inspect thick or heavy samples without adjusting the orientation of the sample surface – useful for viewing the microstructure of metals used in automotive, for example.
With the incorporation of MIX observation technology – a first for the GX series – the microscope can obtain surface structure images with exceptional clarity. MIX technology produces unique observation images by combining darkfield with another observation method, such as brightfield, fluorescence or polarisation. The circular LED illuminator used for darkfield observation has a directional function where one or more quadrants are illuminated at a given time, reducing a sample’s halation.
Meanwhile, the upgraded version of Olympus Stream image analysis software uses image synthesis to provide clear images with minimal halation, even when viewing highly reflective samples.