TC-5500 Binocular Halogen/Mercury Inverted Epi-Fluorescense 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. The MT6200H is replaced with the TC-5500CL and TC-5500/CW. 

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Description

The TC-5000 Epi-Fluorescence 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

Epi-Fluorescent:
Microscope with epi-fluorescent is an optical microscope that uses fluorescence and phosphorescence instead of, or in addition to, reflection and absorption to study properties of organic or inorganic substances. The “fluorescence microscope” refers to any microscope that uses fluorescence to generate an image, whether it is a more simple set up like an epifluorescence microscope, or a more complicated design such as a confocal microscope, which uses optical sectioning to get better resolution of the fluorescent image.

The TC-5500 & TC-5600 Series is ideal for applications in biology, cell cytology, genetics, oncology, and immunology. It is very well suited for research, universities, routine laboratory, and medical demands.

Additional information

Weight 1.0000 kg
Components & Accessories

Included:    • TC-5500: Binocular EPI-Fluorescence/Brightfield Inverted Biological Compound microscope, ∞Infinity Corrected Optical System, F-200MM with 6V 30W Halogen Koehler illumination;100W Mercury EPI-Fluorescence with TC-FL, FL-LHJ & FL-PWJ, with quintuple nosepiece and auto voltage sensing power supply     • MA879: Chroma Filter (19002L)- AT-GFP /FITC Longpass- (Installed in TC-FS/PT#4) Exciter (EX): AT480/30x, Dichroic (BS)AT505DC, Emitter (EM): AT515lp    • MA880: Chroma Filter (19004) –AT-TRITC/Cy3 Longpass -(Installed in TC-FS/PT#4) Exciter (EX): AT540/25x, Dichroic (BS)AT565DC, Emitter (EM): AT515lp    • TC-FS/PT#4: Filter Slider with 3 positions filter holder with Brightfield position and MA879 and MA880 factory installed.    • 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    • MA850: TC Long Working Distance LWD Planachromat F10X objective ∞/1.0     • MA827: TC Long Working Distance LWD Planachromat F20X objective ∞/1.0    • MA853: TC Condenser, N.A. 0.30, W.D. 73.mm    • TC-FL: FLUORESCENT ILLUMINATOR ATTACHMENT     • FL-LHJ: LAMPHOUSE FOR 100W MERCURY LAMP    • FL-PWJ: POWER SUPPLY FOR LAMPHOUSE    • TC-RF36: UV PROTECTION FILTER     • MA863: Cobalt clear filter in mount in 51mm mount    • 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)    • MA196: ND50 Neutral density filter, unmounted     • MA809/10: Removable AC Electric cord with plug for 115V models     • BA005: HBO 100W MERCURY LAMP    • MA326: Bulb 6V 30W Halogen (Factory Installed)    • MA327: Fuse 3 Amp (Factory Installed) 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-5600) Includes 80/20 beamsplitter (100% to eyetubes or 80% to photo 20% to eyetube)    • 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) Objectives for Fluorescence:    • MA849: TC Planachromat F4X objective ∞/1.0 N.A. 0.13, F.L. 50.0, W.D. 17.5    • MA852: TC Planachromat F40X objective ∞/1.0 N.A. 0.60, F.L. 5.0, W.D. 2.9 Condensers:    • MA854: TC Condenser, N.A. 0.55, W.D. 20.5mm (For use with MA823 40X objective) Filters:    • MA197: ND13 Neutral density filter (Optional) (For use in TC5500, TC5600 filter slider)    • MA860: ND25 Neutral density filter (Optional) (For use in TC5500, TC5600 filter slider)    • 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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Magnification

Eyepieces:    • MA817: SWH 10X, widefield, high eyepoint eyepiece (each) Field No. 22 (MA817 accepts 25mm diameter reticle) (INCLUDED)    • 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) Objectives for Fluorescence:    • MA849: TC Planachromat F4X objective ∞/1.0 N.A. 0.13, F.L. 50.0, W.D. 17.5    • MA850: TC Planachromat F10X objective ∞/1.0 N.A. 0.30, F.L. 20.0, W.D. 7.5    • MA851: TC Planachromat F20X objective ∞/1.0 N.A. 0.40, F.L. 10.0, W.D. 7.5    • MA852: TC Planachromat F40X objective ∞/1.0 N.A. 0.60, F.L. 5.0, W.D. 2.9

Specifications

Includes:    • TC-5500: Binocular EPI-Fluorescence/Brightfield Inverted Biological Compound microscope, ∞Infinity Corrected Optical System, F-200MM with 6V 30W Halogen Koehler illumination;100W Mercury EPI-Fluorescence with TC-FL, FL-LHJ & FL-PWJ, with quintuple nosepiece and auto voltage sensing power supply    • MA879: Chroma Filter (19002L)- AT-GFP /FITC Longpass- (Installed in TC-FS/PT#4) Exciter (EX): AT480/30x, Dichroic (BS)AT505DC, Emitter (EM): AT515lp    • MA880: Chroma Filter (19004) –AT-TRITC/Cy3 Longpass -(Installed in TC-FS/PT#4) Exciter (EX): AT540/25x, Dichroic (BS)AT565DC, Emitter (EM): AT515lp    • TC-FS/PT#4: Filter Slider with 3 positions filter holder with Brightfield position and MA879 and MA880 factory installed.    • 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    • MA850: TC Long Working Distance LWD Planachromat F10X objective ∞/1.0    • MA827: TC Long Working Distance LWD Planachromat F20X objective ∞/1.0    • MA853: TC Condenser, N.A. 0.30, W.D. 73.mm    • TC-FL: FLUORESCENT ILLUMINATOR ATTACHMENT    • FL-LHJ: LAMPHOUSE FOR 100W MERCURY LAMP    • FL-PWJ: POWER SUPPLY FOR LAMPHOUSE    • TC-RF36: UV PROTECTION FILTER    • MA863: Cobalt clear filter in mount in 51mm mount    • 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)    • MA196: ND50 Neutral density filter, unmounted    • MA809/10: Removable AC Electric cord with plug for 115V models    • BA005: HBO 100W MERCURY LAMP    • 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: ~35 lbs (15.8 kg)   • Box Size: 19 x 15 x 25 inches     • 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 Stage180mm X 247mm

TC Condenser WD 73mmNA 0.30orTC Condenser2 WD 20.5mmNA 0.55

TC-5100E Brightfield

Ergonomic Binocular

TC-5200 Brightfield

Trinocular

TC-5300 Phase Contrast

Binocular

Koehler w/o iriswith 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.