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Motic® AE30 and AE31

Research Grade Inverted Microscopes

With high quality optics / superior mechanical design
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The Motic® AE30 and Motic® AE31 inverted microscopes provide excellent optical quality and unmatched operational convenience. The Color Corrected Infinity Optical System (CCIS®) allows new accessories and functions to be incorporated into the AE30/31 inverted microscopes at any time. The CCIS® infinity design has succeeded in achieving longer working distances with higher Numerical Apertures (NA) representing a significant improvement in optical performance and versatility.

A complete range of eyepieces and objectives are available to configure the AE30/31 for your application: all options are shown in the AE30/31 Inverted Microscope Systems' Diagrams.

Microscope Stand

The design of the AE 30/31 series inverted microscopes has been optimized to integrate all functions enabling effective ergonomics and maximum expandability. The wide base provides strength and rigidity; furthermore the inverted "Y" support at the back on the base provides extra lateral stability. The size of the microscope is compact to minimize the footprint and conserve the limited desk space available in modern laboratories.

The ergonomic design of the AE30/31 enables easy and stress-free operation. The coaxial coarse/fine focusing knobs, controls for the stage and light intensity, are placed conveniently at your finger tips to minimize fatigue.


Light Source

The 6V/30W halogen Koehler illumination system provides bright, even illumination at any magnification. The "only-one-in-its-class" centerable lamp is housed externally and has an externally operated control mechanism for all facets of illumination. A segmented illumination intensity indicator is ideally located for easy viewing.


Observation Tubes

In order to maintain absolute parfocality, the Siedentopf eyepiece tubes will not change their length when interpupillary adjustments are made. The inclination of 45° for the binocular and trinocular tubes is chosen for comfort and posture management. Two trinocular versions are also available featuring professional light distribution sliders either for 100% binocular /100% photo tube or 100% binocular and 20/80% for binocular/photo. The trinocular heads are ideal for digital documentation and video projection.


Focusable Eyepieces

The standard Wide field 10x eyepieces for the AE30/31 with an enlarged field of view of 22mm provides enlarged viewing fields for faster scanning and easier viewing. Parfocal focus is provided by independent diopter adjustment on each eyepiece. Users wearing eyeglasses will find the eyepieces' high eye point design very comfortable to use. Various graticules for measuring and counting are available for these eyepieces.


Quintuple Revolving Nosepiece

The revolving side facing nosepiece accepts five objectives. It runs on precision ball bearings and has internal positive click stops so that the image remains centered after each change in magnification. The internal components and the optics are sealed against fluid spills to ensure reliable and trouble-free usage. This allows the operator to concentrate fully on imaging the specimen and not to worry about accidentally damaging the microscope.


Objectives

The CCIS® objectives for inverted microscopes have long free working distances in comparison to normal objectives of the same magnification. The objectives are optically corrected to compensate for 1.1mm thick glass slides and provide easy routine operation. RMS thread.

Phase Contrast Microscopy

Phase contrast is the most popular optical contrast method for viewing the detailed structure of unstained or living specimens. The Phase Plan Achromat objectives, coupled with the easy-to-operate phase slider, provide outstanding contrast for the most demanding applications. For a quick and easy change of magnification, two annular rings are provided on the non-centered phase slider. The center position on the slider is designated for bright field microscopy.

Condenser Mount

The centerable condenser mount is height adjustable with rack and pinion and is dovetail mounted on the illuminating pillar with a solid clamp screw. The ELWD condenser with a numerical aperture of 0.30 and a working distance of 72mm is suitable for objectives of magnification from 4x - 40x with an aperture diaphragm in the bright field Koehler illumination and for phase contrast.

The phase annular ring Ph1 for 10x and 20x and Ph3 for 40x are centered by Allen Hex keys on the centerable slider. The center position on each slider is designated for bright field usage.


Mechanical Stage and accessories

The standard stage is a fixed stage plate: the stage can be widened on both sides with auxiliary stage plates. A hard coating protects the stage surface from abrasion and wear. The tempered glass stage insert allows for checking the objective being used without removing the specimen from the stage.


An optional attachable mechanical stage with Well plate holder with low positioned coaxial controls is available. The mechanical stage also accepts interchangeable specimen holders for Petri dishes and glass slides.

Motic® AE30 and AE31 Technical Specifications
Optical System Parfocal distance 45mm CCIS® Optical System (Color Corrected Infinity System)
Observation tube

Siedentopf 45° Binocular (AE30) or Trinocular heads (AE31)

Eyepiece  Widefield WF 10x (FN22) with diopter adjustment
Nosepiece Quintuple reversed with splash protection
Coarse/Fine focusing  Coaxially positioned control knobs, coarse 42mm/rotation, fine 0.2mm/rotation. Min. increment 2µm. Coarse motion torque adjustable.
Stage Plain stage 200 x 260mm, hard coated surface.
Substage Illumination 6V/30W Quartz Halogen lamp in centerable housing and integrated diffuser
Condenser ELWD NA 0.30/72mm or LWD NA 050/28mm both focusable
Power Requirements Universal; 110-240V; 50/60Hz


Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
Complete Systems for the Motic® AE30 and AE31
22434-10 AE30 Binocular Inverted Microscope, WF10x/22 Eyepieces, Plan Achromat PL4x Plan Achromat Phase 10x and 20x objectives, ELWD condenser, Phase slider, PH1, PH3 and phase centering telescope, plain stage, 6V/30W Quartz illumination each P.O.R.
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22434-12 AE31 Trinocular (80/20) Inverted Microscope, WF10x/22 Eyepieces, Plan Achromat PL4x Plan Achromat Phase 10x and 20x objectives, ELWD condenser, Phase slider, PH1, PH3 and phase centering telescope, plain stage, 6V/30W Quartz illumination each P.O.R.
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Main Body
22434-15 AE30 Main Body with quintuple nosepiece, plain stage, 45° binocular, Koehler illumination 6V/30W each 1823.00
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22434-16 AE31 (80/20) Main Body with quintuple nosepiece, plain stage, 45° trinocular, Koehler illumination 6V/30W each 2243.00
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22434-17 AE31 (100/0) Main Body with quintuple nosepiece, plain stage, 45° trinocular, Koehler illumination 6V/30W each 2243.00
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All AE30/31 microscopes include 45mm blue, neutral density and green filter, power cord, allen hex key, vinyl dust cover. Universal power supply 110-240V, 50/60Hz





Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
Accessories and Options for the Motic® AE30 and AE31
Eyepieces (each)
22432-312 WF PL 10x (FN22), focusable with diopter adjustment each $85.00
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22432-313 WF PL 10x (FN22), with cross line, focusable with diopter adjustment each 124.00
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22431-314 WF PL 12.5x (FN16), focusable with diopter adjustment each 152.00
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22431-315 WF PL 15x (FN14.5), focusable with diopter adjustment each 105.00
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Reticles (each)
22431-301 Cross Line Reticle, ø23mm each 43.00
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22431-302 Cross Line Reticle with Micrometer Scale(100 div in 10mm), ø23mm each 44.00
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22431-303 Micrometer Scale Reticle (100 div in 10mm), ø23mm each 44.00
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Plan Achromat Objectives - PL INV
22434-350 CCIS® Plan Achromatic Objective 4x/0.1 each 101.00
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22434-351 CCIS® Plan Achromatic Objective 10x/0.25 each 124.00
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Plan Achromat Long Working Distance Objectives - PL LWD INV
22434-352 CCIS® Plan Achromatic Objective 20x/0.4 each 247.00
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22434-353 CCIS® Plan Achromatic Objective 40x/0.6 each 520.00
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22434-354 CCIS® Plan Achromatic Objective 60x/0.7 each 1124.00
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Plan Achromat Phase Long Working Distance Objectives - PL PH LWD INV
22434-345 CCIS® Plan Achromat Phase Objective 10x/0.25 each 142.00
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22434-346 CCIS® Plan Achromat Phase Objective 20x/0.40 each 320.00
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22434-347 CCIS® Plan Achromat Phase Objective 40x/0.60 each 641.00
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Condensers
22434-372 ELWD NA0.30, WD=72mm Condenser each 320.00
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22434-373 LWD NA0.50, WD=28mm Condenser each 557.00
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Phase Contrast Equipment
22434-365 Phase Slider, centerable PH1, BF, PH3 (for ELWD condenser) each 140.00
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22434-366 Phase Slider, centerable PH1, BF, PH3 (for LWD condenser) each 140.00
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22431-370 Phase Centering Telescope each 88.00
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Stage Accessories
22434-440 Glass Insert each 18.00
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22434-441 Metal Insert each 36.00
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22434-442 Auxiliary Stages (paired) each 62.00
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22443-443 Universal attachable mechanical stage with well plate holder (128 x 86mm) each 652.00
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22434-444 Well Plate Holder (128 x 88mm) each 82.00
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22434-445 35mm Petri Dish Holder each 58.00
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22434-446 54mm Petri Dish Holder each 58.00
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22434-447 65mm Petri Dish Holder each 58.00
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22434-448 Hemacytometer Holder each 58.00
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Photo and C-mount Video Adapters
22434-400 2.5x SLR Projection Lens, requires photo eyepiece each 113.00
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22434-402 Photo Eyepiece 2.5x for photo adapter each 195.00
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22434-404 Photo Eyepiece 4x for photo adapter each 153.00
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22434-405 1.0x C-mount Camera Adapter for 2/3" chip sensors each 143.00
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22434-406 0.65x C-mount Adapter for 2/3" chip sensors each 143.00
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22434-407 0.5x C-mount Camera Adapter for 1/2" chip sensors each 143.00
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Optional Accessories and Replacements
22431-422 Blue Filter (45mm) each 12.00
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22431-423 Didymium Filter (45mm) each 68.00
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22434-424 Neutral Density Filter ND-2 (45mm) each 18.00
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22432-425 Green Interference Filter (45mm) each 32.00
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22431-230 Quartz Halogen Lamp, 6V/30W each 17.00
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Motic Microscope Cameras
 

Moticam® Digital Color Cameras for AE31 Inverted Microscope

Requires C-Mount Camera Adapter, compatible with chip size of the Digital Microscope Camera.


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