Leica S6 T, MPS 30, S8 APO, S6 E, L2, S6, S6 D, MPS 60 User Manual

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Leica

StereoZoom®

User Manual

Contents

Page

Information

Safety rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

Description: Features, lens system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

Design

System diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

Incident-light equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

Transmitted-light equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

Eyepieces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

High-performance lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

Leica L2 cold-light source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

Graticules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18

Camera assembly for Leica S6 D and S8 APO . . . . . . . . .20

Operating

Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22

Interpupillary distance and exit pupil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

Eyecups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24

Setting working distance and focusing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24

Zoom magnification changer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25

Diopter adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28

Photography with Leica S6 D and S8 APO . . . . . . . . . . . .32

Special notes

What do I do if . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33

Care and maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34

Calculating total magnification and field diameter . . . . .37

Optical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38

Dimension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

Leica Microsystems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47

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Dear Customer

Thank you for the trust you have shown in choosing one of our products. We hope you will have much enjoyment and success with your new stereomicroscope from Leica Microsystems.

With its new StereoZoom® line the Swiss Stereomicroscopy Business Unit offers a comprehensive range of stereomicroscopes for every application. The Leica L2 cold-light illuminator – also new – transforms any of the instruments into a compact, streamlined complete outfit of modern design. Possible applications range from inspection and assembly work, OEM and schools to quality assurance functions. The stereomicroscopes, cold-light source and stand are all antistatic to protect against ESD. A Terminator version is available for problematic working areas in electronics.

One of our major development goals was to make our new StereoZoom® line simple and intuitive to use. Nevertheless, please take the time to read these instructions. They will familiarize you with your stereomicroscope’s advantages and enable you to use it to best effect. If you have questions at any time, please contact your Leica representative or Leica Microsystems (Switzerland) Ltd. We will be glad to help you. We place great emphasis on customer service – before and after purchase (see p. 47).

Leica Microsystems (Switzerland) Ltd Stereo & Macroscope Systems www.stereomicroscopy.com

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Safety rules

General instructions

Intended application

Improper use

Place of use

Istallation in third-party products

Use in Clean Rooms

Service work

Obligations of the

operator

Read the instructions for use and safety instructions before putting the stereomicroscope into operation.

Leica S4 E, S6 E, S6, S6 T, S6 D and S8 APO stereomicroscopes are precision optical instruments for making technical and scientific objects, object details or specimens more easily visible by means of magnification. Stands, illuminators and accessories complete the equipment.

Use of the instrument other than in the manner described in these instructions could result in personal injury or material damage.

The Leica S series stereomicroscopes must not be used for examining and operating on the eye.

Never fit other equipment connectors or dismantle optical systems

and mechanical parts unless the user manual gives express instructions for doing so.

The Leica S4 E, S6 E, S6, S6 T, S6 D and S8 APO stereomicroscopes are intended primarily for indoor use.

If used outdoors the stereomicroscope must be protected against dust and moisture. Leica Microsystems electric illuminators and stands must not be used outdoors.

The following must be observed when installing Leica products in third-party products:

The manufacturer of the basic system or the person putting the product into circulation is responsible for compliance with existing safety regulations, laws and directives.

The Leica S series can be used in clean rooms without any problems and they can be cleaned as described on page 35. Please observe the following rules:

Do not clean our stereomicroscopes and accessories in a different manner from that described in this user manual. Do not use unsuitable cleaning agents, chemicals and techniques. Do not clean painted surfaces and accessories with rubber parts with chemicals.

This can damage the surfaces. Particles or grindings can contaminate the specimen.

If the customer cleans our instruments with chemicals without our written approval he will do it at his own risk.

In most cases we can offer special solutions on request. Some products can be modified or we could recommend other accessories for use in clean rooms.

Repair work must only be carried out by service engineers trained by Leica Microsystems. Only original spare parts from Leica Microsystems are to be used.

Make sure that personnel using this stereomicroscope have read and understood these instructions, especially the safety instructions.

Take steps to ensure that Leica S4 E, S6 E, S6, S6 T, S6 D and

S8 APO stereomicroscopes are only operated, serviced and repaired by authorized and trained personnel.

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Safety regulations

Workplaces with stereomicroscopes facilitate and improve the viewing task, but they also impose high demands on the eyes and holding muscles of the user. Dependent upon the duration of uninterrupted activity, this may lead to asthenic trouble and muscular-skeletal pain so that suitable measures must be taken to reduce the strain:

perfect design of workplace, work content and work process (frequently changing activities).

detailed introduction of the personnel while considering ergonomic and organizational work-related aspects.

The ergonomic optics concept and the design of the Leica S series aim at limiting the strain on the user to the lowest possible level.

Direct contact with eyepieces can be a potential transmission path for bacterial and viral infections of the eye. Users should be made aware of the potential risk of infection. The risk can be kept at a minimum by using individual eyepieces or attachable eyecups (see p. 17).

Electrically operated equipment

Liquids Handle liquids carefully.

Liquids spilt on the instrument

can cause the stereomicroscope and other equipment to become electrically live and injure persons,

can cause damage to the instrument.

Mains cable

Cable routing

Check regularly to ensure that the mains cable is undamaged and avoid jerking or pulling the cable hard. Faulty mains cables

can injure persons,

can cause the stereomicroscope and other equipment to become electrically live and injure persons.

Ensure the cable is not in a position where someone could accidentally catch it, otherwise the instrument could tip over and fall, damaging itself or other equipment, or injuring people nearby.

Opening the

instrument

Electrical equipment may only be repaired by authorized Leica personnel.

Disconnect the mains cable before opening the instrument. Touching the open instrument when voltage is

applied may result in injury.

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Mains voltage Make sure that the instrument is set for the correct mains voltage. Incorrect setting can damage the instrument.

Connections Only devices with the correct power rating may be connected to the transformers. Overloading can result in damage to the instrument.

Changing lamps • Disconnect the mains cable from the mains supply before changing lamps.

Never put your hand in the lamp housing or transmittedlight stand when the instrument is connected to the mains.

Wait for filament lamps to cool down before changing. Touching hot filament lamps can result in burns.

Statutory regulations Observe all statutory accident prevention and environmental protection requirements.

Disposal National laws and regulations must be observed for the disposal of these products.

EC declaration Electrically operated accessories for Leica S4 E, S6 E, S6, S6 T, of conformity S6 D and S8 APO stereomicroscopes are manufactured using state-of-the-art technology and carry an EC

declaration of conformity.

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Symbols

User Manual

Your instrument is accompanied by a printed English user manual. Additional language versions and information can be found on the interactive CD-ROM. User manuals and updates are available for download on our homepage at www.stereozoom.com.

You will find the address of the closest local representative as well as valuable information about products and services from Leica Microsystems on our homepage at www.leica-microsystems.com

Symbols in this manual

Safety warnings

This symbol denotes information that must be read and acted upon without fail.

Disregarding safety warnings can put persons at risk!

Disregarding safety warnings can also result in malfunctioning or damage to the instrument.

Warning against exposed hot points, e.g. filament lamps.

Risk of burns if disregarded!

Important information

This symbol denotes additional information or explanations to assist understanding.

Action

This symbol denotes action to be taken.

Additional information

This symbol denotes additional information or explanations.

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Description

Greenough The optical system of the Leica StereoZoom® line con- optical system sists of two beam paths converging at 12°. Since the

pairs of objectives are very close together, the stereomicroscopes can be constructed very “slim” towards the base. This has a number of advantages: less space required for use on bonders and machines, unimpeded working on the object, plenty of room for tools, free view of the object field.

The Greenough system provides a low-cost solution for correcting aberrations such as chromatism, curvature of the field of view and distortion. On the new Leica StereoZoom® line the optimally corrected centre of the objective is used for the image. This results in excellent optical performance with large, flat, distortion-free fields of vision and high-contrast images with maximum chromatic correction.

Protection The Leica S4 E, S6 E, S6, S6 D and S8 APO stereomicro- against ESD scopes including cold-light source and stand are made of

antistatic material with a surface resistance of 2×1011 ohm/square and a discharge time from 1000V to 100V of under 2 seconds.

The Leica S6 T Terminator for problematical work areas and the T incident-light stand are made of antistatic material with a surface resistance of 102–106 ohm/square and a discharge time from 1000V to zero of under

0.1 seconds.

Photography The Leica StereoZoom® S6 D and S8 APO models are equipped with a built-in video/photo tube that allows for simple, quick setting up of digital, film and analog video cameras.

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World first Leica StereoZoom® S8 APO is the first stereomicroscope on the market with completely apochromatic corrected Greenough system. Apochromatic optics corrects perfectly chromatic aberrations, eliminates interfering color fringes and renders even the finest details ultra sharp. Contrast, brilliance, sharpness, resolution, color fidelity and reproduction accuracy are unsurpassed. The advantage of apochromatic correction is best observed in objects that have fine, low-contrast structures such as large animal cells, cilia plants or metallic microelectronic structures.

Features

StereoZoom®

Zoom

Magnification

Viewing

Extras

 

 

 

 

angle

 

Leica S4 E

4.8:1

6.3×–30×

38°

ErgoLens

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leica S6

E

6.3:1

6.3×–40×

38°

ErgoLens

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leica S6

 

6.3:1

6.3×–40×

60°

ErgoLens

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leica S6

T

6.3:1

6.3×–40×

38°

Terminator

 

 

 

 

 

ErgoLens

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leica S6

D

6.3:1

6.3×–40×

38°

Video/photo

 

 

 

 

 

tubes Ergono-

 

 

 

 

 

mic objectives

 

 

 

 

 

Leica S8 APO

8:1

10×–80×

38°

Apochromatic

 

 

 

 

 

Greenough

 

 

 

 

 

system

 

 

 

 

 

Apochromatic

 

 

 

 

 

zoom

 

 

 

 

 

Apochromatic

 

 

 

 

 

objectives

 

 

 

 

 

Video/photo

 

 

 

 

 

tube

 

 

 

 

 

 

StereoZoom® is registered as a trademark in the Principal Register of the US Patent and Trademark Office

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StereoZoom®

Leica S4 E

StereoZoom®

Leica S6 E

StereoZoom®

Leica S6

Leica Design by Christophe Apothéloz

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StereoZoom®

Leica S6 T

StereoZoom®

Leica S6 D

StereoZoom®

Leica S8 APO

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Design

3

Low Eyepoint Eyepieces

 

 

 

Eyepieces, fixed

 

Eyepieces, adjustable*

 

 

 

 

10×/23

Standard

ergonomic

10×/23

Standard

ergonomic

1

StereoZoom®

 

 

10 447 130

 

10 447 131

 

16×/16

10 446 354

10 447 132

16×/16

10 446 355

10 447 133

 

Optics carriers

 

20×/12

10 446 356

10 447 134

20×/12

10 446 357

10 447 135

 

 

* Adjustable eyepieces accept reti

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Objectives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Eyepieces

Leica StereoZoom®

 

 

 

 

 

4

Carriers/

System diagram

1

 

 

Focus arms

 

5

Focus columns

 

 

 

 

6

Incident-light bases

Leica S4 E

Leica S6 E

Leica S6

10 446 293

10 446 294

10 446 295

 

 

 

7

Transmitted-light

 

 

 

 

bases

 

 

 

 

8

Stages

10 447

 

 

10 315 306

9

Stands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Swing arm,

 

 

 

 

 

Flex arm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 446 395

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

10 446 394

 

 

339

10 446 347

10 447 106

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 446 340

10 446 348

 

 

 

 

10 446 341

10 445 367

10 445 387

10 445 363

 

 

 

10 446 359

 

 

8

2

10 447 057

10 447 058

10 446 301

10 446 303

10 446 228

 

10 447 065

10 447 153

 

 

 

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High Eyepoint Eyepieces

Eyepieces, fixed

Eyepieces, adjustable*

 

10×/23

ergonomic

10×/23

ergonomic

 

10 447 136

10 447 137

* Adjustable eyepieces accept reticles

16×/15

10 447 138

16×/15

10 447 139

10 447 036

 

 

25×/9.5B

 

 

 

10 445 302

Spacing Ring required with eyepieces

 

 

40×/6B

10 445 303

10 445 302, 10 445 303

 

 

 

 

Photo / Video documentation

 

 

 

 

Leica DC cameras

2

Leica S6 T

Leica S6 D

Leica S8

10 446 296

10 446 297

10 446 298

10 446 345

10 446 344

10 446 343

10 446 342

4

 

13 312 611

10 376 070

 

13 312 613

 

13 312 614

13 312 714

13 312 610

Objectives for S8 APO

0.32×

10 446 334

APO 0.63×

10 446 335

APO 1.6×

10 446 336

APO 2×

10 446 337

Objectives

for S4 E, S6 E, S6, S6 T, S6 D

0.32×

10 446 316

0.5×

10 446 318

0.63×

10 446 319

0.75×

10 446 320

1.6×

10 446 321

10 446 322

Lens

10 446 324

shield

 

0.3×–0.4×

10 446 325

Ergolenses

0.6×–0.75× 10 446 323

0.7×–1×

10 446 317

9

10 446 299

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Design, Basic equipment

The components

1

Incident-light base with stage

 

 

 

plate

6

 

2

Transmitted-light base with

 

 

 

 

glass stage plate

 

3 Focus column with microscope carrier

4 StereoZoom® optics carrier

5 Optional additional objective

6 Eyepieces, fixed and/or adjustable

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Assembly

Focus column Incident-light base

Never loosen the 3 screws on the right-hand side of the focus column.

Remove stage plate.

Insert 3 hexagon head screws through the underside of the baseplate and screw tight in the focus column.

Replace stage plate.

Transmitted-light base Incident-light base

Remove glass stage plate.

Undo locking device.

Place incident-light stand on the transmitted-light base and engage in the connecting screw.

Close locking device.

Replace glass stage plate.

Insert universal light guide in the socket at the back (see user manual for the Leica L2 cold-light source).

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