Olympus announces GX53 microscope

  • February 06, 2018
  • Olympus

February 6, 2018 – Designed for the observation and inspection of metal components, the Olympus GX53 inverted metallurgical microscope features an LED light source. The GX53 microscope also incorporates the latest version of OLYMPUS Stream image analysis software (v. 2.3) for 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. This ability makes the GX53 microscope a practical tool for viewing the microstructure of metals used in automotive and other manufactured metal components.

With the incorporation of MIX observation technology, the GX53 microscope can obtain surface structure images with clarity. MIX technology produces  observation images by combining darkfield with another observation method, such as brightfield, fluorescence or polarization. The circular LED illuminator used for darkfield observation has a directional function where one or more quadrants are illuminated at a given time. This reduces a sample’s halation and is useful for visualizing its surface texture. 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.

OLYMPUS Stream image analysis software v. 2.3 supports every step of the inspection process, from preparing the microscope to observation, analysis and reporting. 

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