Carl Zeiss Microscopy LLC has introduced its Hardware Auto Focus and cleanroom kit for the Axio Imager Vario microscope system. The Hardware Auto Focus is suitable for surface inspections on reflective, low-contrast samples. In transmitted and reflected light, the focus system ensures high precision down to 0.3 of the depth of field of the objective lens. The sensor registers changes to the focus position and automatically and quickly compensates any deviations via direct access to the Z drive of the microscope. As a result, even large samples such as monitors and solar panels in xy direction remain constantly in the focus of the observer. The Hardware Auto Focus works with ZEISS AxioVision software and is integrated in modules such as MosaiX for automated overview image capture. Axio Imager Vario is certified for cleanroom use in accordance with DIN EN ISO 14644-1 and, with the cleanroom kit, fulfills the requirements of ISO 5.
Carl Zeiss Microscopy LLC, www.zeiss.com/micro