The Mitutoyo MTI176-809A TM-510 Toolmaker's compound microscope with monocular head, 30X total magnification, and tungsten illumination creates two-dimensional images for inspecting and measuring dimensions and angles of machined metals. This microscope has a monocular viewing head with a 30-degree depression angle and diopter, an eyepiece with a built-in vernier protractor, and a 90-degree broken cross-hair reticle for measuring angles. The eyepiece protractor has a range of 360 degrees and graduations in 1-degree increments. It accommodates interchangeable reticles (sold separately). The 15X eyepiece with 2X lens objective has a working distance of 2.638" (67 mm) for 30x total magnification of images. Two 2-watt tungsten bulbs provide transmitted and reflected illumination from below, each with adjustable light intensity for hot, bright light. The lower bulb has a GIF (green) filter. The rectangular mechanical stage measures 4" x 2" (100 mm x 50 mm), provides left-to-right movement, and includes micrometer heads for recording coordinate data. Data can be output to a statistical processing tool for analysis.
|Eyepiece||15X magnification, 13 mm view field diameter|
|Objective lens||2X magnification, 67 mm working distance, 0.07 numerical aperture|
|Eyepiece protractor||360-degree range with 1-degree graduations|
Minimum reading by vernier: 6 minutes
|Viewing configuration||Monocular with 30-degree depression angle|
|Upper illumination||2W Tungsten bulb|
|Lower illumination||2W Tungsten bulb with GIF (green) filter|
|Stage||4" x 2" (100 mm x 50 mm) mechanical stage|
|Illumination power source||100/110/120/220/240VAC, 50/60 Hz|
|Overall dimensions||15.39 x 8.27 x 13.11 inches (391 x 210 x 333 mm) (H x W x D)|
|Weight||Approximately 33 lb. (15 kg)|
H is height, the vertical distance from the lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.
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 magnification abilities. 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 utilize 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.
Mitutoyo manufactures precision measuring tools, metrology equipment, and related systems. The company, founded in Tokyo in 1934, formed Mitutoyo America Corporation in 1963 with headquarters in Aurora, IL.
What's in the Box?
- Mitutoyo MTI176-809A TM-510 toolmaker's compound microscope with micrometer heads
- 90-degree broken cross-hair reticle
- GIF filter
- Lens cap
- (2) mounting screws
- Reticle setting screw
- Bulb setter
- Allen key
- Vinyl cover
- Spare bulb
- (2) spare fuses
- Power cord
- Grounding wire