TC-5100 Binocular Inverted Brightfield Biological Microscope

Our latest inverted microscope line is the cost-effective TC-5000 Series Inverted Biological Microscopes. The TC Series makes routine examining of tissue cultures, microbes and other live specimens in petri dishes and culture bottles fast and easy while delivering an excellent performance-to-cost ratio.

The TC Series is available in brightfield, phase contrast and epi-fluorescence models. The TC5000 Series Microscopes have an integrated front mounted camera port with adapters available for 35mm, CCD/CMOS and other cameras.

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Includes:
   • TC-5100:Binocular Inverted Biological Compound Microscope, with ∞ Infinity Corrected Optical System, F-200MM with 6V 30W Halogen Koehler illumination with quintuple nosepiece and auto voltage sensing power supply
   • MA814: Siedentopf type binocular, inclined at 30°, Interpupillary adjustment 53mm to 75mm graduated diopter on left eyetube (30mm I.D. eyetubes)
   • MA817 (x 2): SWH10X Widefield high eyepoint eyepiece, Field No. 22, tube O.D. 30.0 mm
   • MA821: TC Long Working Distance, LWD Planachromat 10X objective ∞/1.0
   • MA822: TC Long Working Distance, LWD Planachromat 20X objective ∞/1.0
   • MA853: TC Condenser, N.A. 0.30, W.D. 73.mm
   • STAGE: Plain stage with 180mm(X) x 245mm(Y) plain stage with replaceable glass insert with 45mm opening
   • MA878: Glass Stage plate insert for plain stage (Round-109mm diameter, 1.5mm thick with 44.3mm central opening)
   • MA863: Cobalt clear filter in mount in 51mm mount
   • MA809/10: Removable AC Electric cord with plug for 115V models
   • MA326: Bulb 6V 30W Halogen (Factory Installed)
   • MA327: Fuse 3 Amp (Factory Installed)
   • Manual: TC-5000 Meiji Techno Instruction Manual
   • Warranty: Limited Lifetime Warranty Card

Product Information:
   • Manufactured: 100% MADE IN JAPAN
   • Warranty: LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY
   • Customer Support: 1-(800) 832-0060 (U.S.A Based)

Package Information:
   • Weight: 23 lbs (10.5 kg)
   • Box Size: 16 x 14 x 21 inches
   • Footprint: 364mm (D) x 220mm (W)
   • Binocular head type: 485 mm(D) x 411 mm(H) x 220 mm(W) (8.0kg)( 29.0 lbs)
   • Trinocular head type: 485 mm(D) x 440 mm(H) x 2210 mm(W) (8.5Kg)(31.0 lbs)
   • Binocular Ergonomic head type: 485 mm(D) x 440mm(H) x 2210mm(W) (8.5Kg)(31.0 lbs)

Model
Head
Illumination
Eyepieces
Objectives
Stage
Condenser

TC-5100 Brightfield

Binocular
Koehler w/o iris 6V 30W halogen
SWH10x FN22
Quintuple Nosepiece w/LWD 10X &
LWD 20X
Plain Fixed Stage
180mm X 247mm
TC Condenser 
WD 73mm
NA 0.30orTC Condenser2 WD 20.5mm
NA 0.55

TC-5100E Brightfield

Ergonomic Binocular

TC-5200 Brightfield

Trinocular

TC-5300 Phase Contrast

Binocular
Koehler w/o iris
with phase slider 6V 30W halogenKoehler 6V 30W halogen

TC-5300E Phase Contrast

Ergonomic Binocular

TC-5400 Phase Contrast

Trinocular

TC-5500 Epi-Fluorescent

Binocular 100W Mercury + Koehler w/o iris   6V 30W halogen

Quintuple Nosepiece
TC Planachromat
F10X, F20X

TC Condenser WD 73mm
NA 0.30 or TC Condenser2 WD 20.5mm
NA 0.55

TC-5600 Epi-Fluorescent

Trinocular

VIEWING HEADS
Binocular models, the TC5100, TC5300 and TC5500, incorporate the MA814 Siedentopf-type binocular head while the trinocular models, the TC5200, TC5400 and TC5600 have the MA816/10 Siedentopf-type trinocular head. The MA816/10 uses an 80/20 beamsplitter that can be engaged for photo-microscopy. (100% to eyetubes or 80% to phototube and 20% to the eyetube.) Each microscope head has the eyetubes inclined at 30 degrees with the left eyetube having graduated diopter settings. The interpupillary distance on the viewing heads is adjustable between 53mm - 75mm. 

EYEPIECES
10X Super Widefield High Eyepoint eyepieces are standard and 15X and 20X eyepieces are also available as an option. A Super Widefield High Eyepoint 10X focusable eyepiece that accepts standard 25mm reticules is also available.

OBJECTIVE CHANGER
Quintuple nosepiece provides effortless objective changes with smooth-operating, ball bearing mounted.

OBJECTIVES
Meiji Techno America offers an assortment of Planachromat Infinity Corrected (ICOS) objectives for Brightfield, Darkfield and Phase Contrast observation modes.

STAGE
The optional attachable mechanical stage measures 112mm(X) x 72mm(Y). It has ergonomically positioned right-handed coaxial drop down controls. It also accepts the following optional accessory plates: 35mm, 55mm, 65mm, Petrie Dish Holders, 96-well Terasaki Plate Holder, 1" X 3" glass slide holder, Hemacytometer holder.Slide, chamber, and petri dish holding plates of various sizes are available separately.  

CONDENSER
The standard condenser has a working distance of 73mm.

ILLUMINATION
A powerful 6 volt 30 watt halogen bulb with pre-centered socket provides enhanced image quality and brightness for the observation of specimens.

PHOTOMICROGRAPHY
Meiji Techno offers a broad range of digital video cameras which offers excellent sensitivity, high resolution and a wide dynamic range for the most demanding brightfield and darkfield microscopy applications including clinical pathology and cytology, life sciences and geology. Some models has included software, that can preview and capture still shots and live videos to a PC or Mac with USB port or HDMI connectivity.

Details

The TC-5000 Brightfield Series features include:

  • Seidentopf type binocular head inclined at 30° or trinocular at 45°
  • Equipped with 6V, 30W Halogen lamp illuminator
  • N.A. 0.30 condenser
  • 180mm(X) X 245mm(Y) stage with replaceable glass insert with 45mm opening
  • Exchangeable observation tubes
  • Integrated Automatic Voltage Sensing Power Supply with localized power cord
  • Compact wedge shaped cast aluminum alloy frame for exceptional stability and a small footprint
  • Chemical resistant baked enamel finish
  • Flexible and modular design for system expansion
  • Transparent stage plate for easy objective identification
  • Low profile coaxial and fine focus controls with tension adjustment
  • Precentered 30W Halogen bulb
  • Front mounted CCD, analog or SLR cameras
  • Integrated Automatic Voltage Sensing Power Supply with localized power cord
  • Optional mechanical stage with specimen holders

Brightfield:
The simplest of all the optical microscopy illumination techniques. Sample illumination is transmitted (i.e., illuminated from below and observed from above) white light and contrast in the sample is caused by absorbance of some of the transmitted light in dense areas of the sample. Brightfield microscopy is the simplest of a range of techniques used for illumination of samples in light microscopes and its simplicity makes it a popular technique. The typical appearance of a brightfield microscopy image is a dark sample on a bright background.

The TC-5100 & TC-5200 Series inverted biological microscopes have been designed to be versatile, modular, ergonomic, system ideal for use in research, educational and clinic applications. The TC-5100 & TC-5200 Series are well suited for wide variety of routine examination of tissue culture, precipitates and high resolution video microscopy.

The TC-5100 & TC-5200 Series microscopes deliver crisp, distortion-free, high resolution images in multiple modes of operation. A wide range of components, objectives and contrasting methods are available to suit your specific application. Available models are Brightfield, Phase Contrast or Epi-Fluorescence in the TC-5000 Series.

Components & Accessories

Included:
   • TC-5100:Binocular Inverted Biological Compound Microscope, with ∞ Infinity Corrected Optical System, F-200MM with 6V 30W Halogen Koehler illumination with quintuple nosepiece and auto voltage sensing power supply
   • MA814: Siedentopf type binocular, inclined at 30°, Interpupillary adjustment 53mm to 75mm graduated diopter on left eyetube (30mm I.D. eyetubes)
   • MA817 (x 2): SWH10X Widefield high eyepoint eyepiece, Field No. 22, tube O.D. 30.0 mm
   • MA821: TC Long Working Distance, LWD Planachromat 10X objective ∞/1.0
   • MA822: TC Long Working Distance, LWD Planachromat 20X objective ∞/1.0
   • MA853: TC Condenser, N.A. 0.30, W.D. 73.mm
   • STAGE: Plain stage with 180mm(X) x 245mm(Y) plain stage with replaceable glass insert with 45mm opening
   • MA878: Glass Stage plate insert for plain stage (Round-109mm diameter, 1.5mm thick with 44.3mm central opening)
   • MA863: Cobalt clear filter in mount in 51mm mount
   • MA809/10: Removable AC Electric cord with plug for 115V models
   • MA326: Bulb 6V 30W Halogen (Factory Installed)
   • MA327: Fuse 3 Amp (Factory Installed)
   • Manual: TC-5000 Meiji Techno Instruction Manual

OPTIONAL COMPONENTS & ACCESSORIES BELOW

Viewing Heads:
   • MA816/10: Siedentopf type trinocular head, inclined at 30°, I.P. adjustment 53mm to 75mm graduated diopter on left eyetube (30mm I.D. eyetubes) (Included with TC-5200) Includes 80/20 beamsplitter (100% to eyetubes or 80% to photo 20% to eyetube)
   • MA957/15: Ergonomic binocular head, inclination adjustable vertically from 10° to 50° (Included with TC-5100E)
   • MA1034: Trinocular Siedentopf head, erect image, inclined at 30°, I.P. adjustment 53mm to 75mm, graduated diopter on left eyetube (30mm I.D. eyetubes) Includes 0/100 beamsplitter (100% to eyetubes or 100% to phototube)

Eyepieces:
   • MA818: SWH 15X Widefield high eyepoint eyepiece, Field No. 16.0, tube O.D. 30.0 mm (each) (19mm reticle mount)
   • MA819: SWH 20X Widefield high eyepoint eyepiece, Field No. 12.0, tube O.D. 30.0 mm (each) (19mm reticle mount)
   • MA859: SWH 10X-F Focusing eyepiece with reticle mount (without reticle), tube O.D. 30.0 mm (each) (25mm reticle mount)

LWD Brightfield Objectives:
   • MA820: TC LWD Planachromat 4X objective ∞/1.0 N.A. 0.13, F.L. 50.0, W.D. 17.3
   • MA823: TC LWD Planachromat 40X objective ∞/1.0 N.A. 0.65, F.L. 5.0, W.D. 2.8

Condensers:
   • MA854: TC Condenser, N.A. 0.55, W.D. 20.5mm (For use with MA823 40X objective)

Filters:
   • MA861: Green interference filter in 51mm mount (546nm)
   • MA856: LB100 Blue clear filter in 51mm mount
   • MA857: G533 Green clear filter in 51mm mount
   • MA858:ND25 Neutral density filter in 51mm mount

Miscellaneous:
   • MA809/20: Removable AC Electric cord with plug for 220V models (included in all 220V models) CAMERA ADAPTERS FOR “C” MOUNT TYPE CAMERAS
   • MA877: “C” mount type camera adapter for CCD/CMOS camera (No internal lens) (Magnification factor of 0.66X from TC5000 Series front camera port)
CAMERA ADAPTERS FOR DIGITAL STILL CAMERAS
   • MA868: Digital camera adapter for non “C” mount type cameras (52mm O.D. thread) For TC Series front camera port only: (Requires additional DCA adapter ring for your specific model of camera which are listed on the last two pages of the TC5000 section) CAMERA ADAPTERS FOR 35mm TYPE CAMERAS
   • MA869: 35mm SLR camera attachment Magnification at film plane is 2.23X of objective in use

Stages (Fixed 245mm x 180mm, plain stage is included with stand):
   • MA878: Replacement glass stage plate insert for plain stage - TC5000 Series (Round - 109mm diameter, 1.5mm thick with 44.3mm opening) (Fits plain stage only not for use with MA380/05)
   • MA380/05: Attachable mechanical stage, movement 112mm(X) x 72mm(Y) with test plate holder and drop-down coaxial X-Y controls.

COMPONENTS OFTEN PAIRED WITH THE MA380/05 MECHANICAL STAGE

Specimen Holders for use with MA380/05 Attachable Mechanical Stage (Rectangular Plate 129.74mm x 89.78 mm x 3mm):
   • MA382: Slide glass holder, 1”x 3”
   • MA383: Chamber holder (For 55mm x 80mm chamber)
   • MA384: Petri dish holder 35mm diameter
   • MA385: Petri dish holder 55mm diameter
   • MA387: Petri dish holder 65mm diameter
   • MA864: Terasaki plate holder (For 56mm x 87mm Terasaki plate)
   • MA378: Hemacytometer holder

Stage Micrometers:
   • MA285: Objective micrometer, 0.01mm ruling
   • MA286: 0.04” divided into 40 units, 0.001
   • MA285: 1mm divided into 100 parts

Eyepiece Micrometers:
   • MA523: Cross-line reticule, 25mm diameter
   • MA506: Eyepiece micrometer, 10mm divided into 100 units, 25mm diameter
   • MA509: Eyepiece micrometer 5mm divided into 100 units, 25mm diameter
   • MA524: 10mm square divided into 100 parts, 1.0mm square, 25mm diameter
   • MA542: Cross-line with 0.1mm graduations, 21mm diameter


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