Press Release Summary:
STM6-LM has stable stand and measuring stages, rigid frame, auto focus units, embedded glass scales and counter that reads out in 0.1 and 0.5 microns. User can select from three types of reflected light illuminators: brightfield, darkfield, or Nomarski differential interference contrast (DIC). External data communication is via RS232C serial interface, allowing connectivity to commercially available measuring software packages. Edge sensor unit is available.
Original Press Release:
Olympus STM6-LM Measuring Microscope Brings New Versatility And High Reliability To Measurement Needs With Rock-Solid Stable Stand And Stage
Melville, NY - Olympus America Inc., Scientific Equipment Group, introduces the new STM6-LM, large 3-axis measuring microscope. The STM6-LM offers rock-solid stable stand and stage with auto focus units and various accessories for measurement applications. Olympus UIS infinity-corrected optics provide superior image quality with the STM6-LM.
Highly rigid frame designed through computer-simulated FEM analysis and new stable measuring stages with embedded glass scales and precise read-out counter (0.1 micron and 0.5 micron) provides high reliability and accurate measurement. The STM6-LM microscope stand accepts fiber optic cold illumination for eliminating heat influence. The standard 250mm x 150 mm stage accepts various size samples. External data communication function through RS232C serial interface is standard and can enhance connectivity with commercially available measuring software packages.
Standard motorized Z focusing is one of the beneficial characteristics for both focusing and measuring of height and depth. In addition, the auto focusing unit makes it possible to obtain stable measurement results by minimizing the dispersion caused by different operators.
Depending on observation method, user's can select from three types Olympus UIS reflected light illuminators: brightfield, darkfield, Nomarski differential interference contrast (DIC). In addition, the STM6-LM and all illuminators are compatible with fiber optics. Newly designed UIS measuring objectives, 1X, 3X, 5X and 10X, are available for applications that require long working distance objective lenses.
Additional accessories for the STM6-LM: edge sensor unit can be easily added to the STM6-LM which will automatically detect the sample edge; magnetic XY reset switch for placement near stage control knobs enables an operator to reset the counter without releasing the knob.
More information about the STM6-LM microscope is available from Olympus America Inc., Two Corporate Center Drive, Melville, NY 11747.