The Van Guard 1210CM clinical microscope has a monocular viewing head, Brightfield illumination configuration, and a magnification ability of 4X, 10X, 40X and 100X (oil) for a variety of resolvant options. This microscope enhances object or image resolution, and is commonly used in medical and veterinary clinics, universities and industrial laboratories.
The 1210CM features a monocular viewing head with a fixed 30-degree vertical inclination, and 360-degree rotation capability. The head has a rubber eyepiece to block out external light interference. This microscope features Deutsches Institut für Normung (DIN) standard achromatic objective lenses, which correct for red and yellow chromatic aberrations. Adjustable resolution provides DIN-standard resolvant options of 4X, 10X, 40X, and 100X (0.10, 0.25, 0.60, 1.25 numerical aperture [NA]). A 10X widefield eyepiece magnification, and an 18 mm eyepiece field diameter provide a range of application abilities. Its optical system is fixed at 160 mm. Brightfield illumination controls light from below, allowing a specimen to absorb light for clear illumination. The unit adjusts light through a 1.25-NA Abbe condenser for higher resolution, and has an iris diaphragm. It has rack and pinion focus control. It has 20-watt, variable quartz halogen lighting, a Koehler field diaphragm for even illumination, and a filter holder located on the collector. The microscope has a 10X widefield eyepiece magnifier, which locks on to the unit for ease of operation. The rectangular, chemical-resistant mechanical stage has a drop-down, right-hand, rack and pinion X-Y assembly. A removable, spring-clip slide holder mechanism provides specimen maneuverability, and has a cross-travel range of 75 x 50 mm. The microscope has coaxial coarse- and fine-focus adjustment controls with tension adjustment, and an auto-stop mechanism to protect gears. It has rack and pinion assembly, a slip clutch mechanism, and a tension control mechanism to protect the gears. The reverse-pitch nosepiece has secure, positive stops, and four rotation positions support a range of magnification. The microscope has a stain-resistant and durable cast metal, ergonomic body with an enamel finish, and anti-skid rubber feet to prevent slipping. It comes with a clear diffusing filter, a blue filter, spare lamps and fuses, a dust cover, two rubber eyecups, and an instruction manual. The 1210CM comes with five-year mechanical and optical warranties, and a one-year electrical warranty.
The 1210CM microscope overall dimensions are 380 x 210 x 180 (H x W x D) mm, and base dimensions are 210 x 180 (W x D) mm. It weighs 7.0 kg. The microscope works with a 1A, 250-volt fuse, and a 110-volt power source for illumination, and comes with a six-foot power cord.
Microscopes are instruments used to enhance the resolution of an object or image. Types include compound, stereo, or digital. Compound microscopes use a compound optical system with an objective lens and an eyepiece. Stereo microscopes show object depth in a three-dimensional image. Digital microscopes are used to display an image on a monitor, rather than looking through a lens. Microscopes can have monocular (one), binocular (two), or trinocular (three) eyepieces, with varying viewing abilities. A trinocular eyepiece is used to output digital images to an internal or external device such as a camera or monitor. Magnification ability refers to the size of an image. Resolution, also known as resolvant power, refers to the clarity of the image. The interaction between field of view (FOV), numerical aperture (NA), and working distance (WD) determines resolution. Microscopes can control magnification through a fixed focus, or through a range of adjustments. They can also use LED, fluorescent, and mirror light sources to help control viewing capabilities. Microscopes are widely used in education, lab research, biology, metallurgy, engineering, chemistry, manufacturing, and in the medical, forensic science, and veterinary industries.
Vee Gee Scientific manufactures laboratory equipment and supplies, and makes the VanGuard brand of products. The company, founded in 1981 and headquartered in Kirkland, WA, offers scientific equipment for educational, research, clinical, and industrial applications.
What’s in the Box?
- 1210CM microscope
- Clear diffusing filter
- Blue filter
- Spare lamps and fuses
- One eye cup
- Six-foot power cord
- Dust cover
Clinical microscope provides high magnification for biological, diagnostic and educational use in medical and veterinary clinics, universities and industrial laboratories
Monocular viewing head with fixed 30-degree vertical inclination, and 360-degree rotation capability
Magnification ability of 4X, 10X, 40X and 100X (oil) for a variety of resolvant options
20-watt variable quartz halogen illumination component, with Brightfield and integrated Koehler illumination for brightness control, and achromatic lenses to correct for red and yellow chromatic aberration
Five-year mechanical and optical warranties, and one-year electrical warranty