Leica DMI6000 B Inverted Microscope

Leica Updated: 2009-02-09 RSS
Leica DMI6000 B Inverted Microscope

Visibly more – more visibility: new differential interference contrast (DIC) for relief imaging of specimens with varying indices of refraction. Contrast and illumination manager. Motorized Z focus and parfocality function. Automatic brightness and diaphragm adjustment. Automated fluorescence axis with fluorescence intensity manager, excitation manager, internal fast filterwheel and two integrated shutters with remote control support. Synchronous multiple color visualization of cell compartments. Separation of GFP variants and fluorescence stains in less than 0.05 sec. Motorized fluorescence balancing of specimens with multiple stains. Leica light trap for brilliant fluorescence.
And as always with Leica, intuitive operation.

Key Features

* Contrast Manager - The correct contrast method (Brightfield, DIC, Fluorescence, Phase Contrast, etc.) a fingertip away
* Internal Fast Filter Wheel IFW - Change in milliseconds between different fluorescence excitations
* Fluorescence Intensity Manager FIM - Adjust the excitation light and protect your specimens effectively
* 6-fold Fluorescence Filter Changer - Enough positions for each application
* Excitation Manager - Balance the intensity of multilable fluorescence
* The system base - Configure your application system and be sure that everything works together perfectly
* Camera Ports - Choose from more than 200 possible configurations the setup which is just right for you
* Microscope Operation - Create your personal microscope with 11 freely programmable function keys

Intelligent Imaging - Simply Press a Button

Let there be light
When changing objectives or contrast techniques, the Illumination Manager starts by automatically setting the brightness, aperture, and field diaphragms. Each time you tweak and optimize their settings, the microscope will adopt them immediately, which allows you to work quickly without constant readjustment.

Bright white
A better way to color balance: Don't! Leica's integrated CCIC (Constant Color Intensity Control) maintains a constant color temperature of 3200K, which compensates for changes in color temperature with lamp voltage that would normally require insertion of daylight filters or white balancing.

A clear overview
The graphical display has been structured so that the user can see an overview with a quick glance. It cannot be obscured, even when using large climate chambers. The current status of the Leica DMI 6000 B is visibly displayed at all times.

Contrast - as if by magic
The days of tinkering around with condensers are over - and they won't be missed! Simply press the "PH" button on the Leica DMI6000 B, and the phase contrast is set automatically.
The microscope knows which phase ring is needed for the objective currently in use and automatically positions it into the beam path.
The operation of the Differential Interference Contrast (DIC) is even more astonishing: Just press a button and the analyzer, polarizer, and correct prism pair for the objective move into the beam path. Changing contrast techniques is a simple press of a button whether in transmitted light or fluorescence.

Experience and Innovation - The Art of Creating Brilliant Images

Colorful as the rainbow
Using multiple fluorescence labels within the cell is now commonplace for co-localizing events. In the past, this often required expensive external devices like fast-switching monochrometers to switch excitation wavelengths for each probe species.
Now, the fast IFW in combination with a multi-bandpass emission filter cube allows nearly all GFP variants to be excited within 50 milliseconds.

Balance is the key - the Leica Excitation Manager
Leica's Excitation Manager, integrated in the Leica DMI 6000 B, allows users to balance the brightness of specimens with multiple excitations directly at the microscope. The Excitation Manager is motorized and features sixteen levels to reduce glare from red or green excitations. The settings can be stored and reproduced whenever they are needed.

Enough room for everyone's favorite
A filter turret for up to six fluorescence filter cubes - more than required for many examinations - is standard equipment on the Leica DMI 6000 B. And if an extra filter cube is ever needed, replacement is easy. Simply press a button to swing out the filter turret and replace the filter cube with a click. And, the filter disk positions the filter cubes into the beam path in less than 0.2 second.

Clearly designed controls
The most important fluorescence functions are grouped on the front panel. Each filter cube can be controlled directly. The shutter opens or closes at the press of a button. The display provides immediate feedback.

Many camera port configurations to choose from
One camera for fast live images, one camera for high-resolution fluorescence images, and one for video. While that is not unusual, it frequently poses problems for users.The Leica DMI 6000 B features four camera ports.
The motorized base port is ideal for bulky cameras. Two lateral motorized ports (left and right) round out the selection. Another mechanical port on the tube was developed for highly accessorized systems with no side room.
A special highlight of Leica's camera port program: Choose which ports to use and how much light they will receive. A product portfolio of thirteen different components - prisms with varying degrees of transmissivity and even color splitters - can be combined for more than 200 different camera port configurations - enough to find the ideal solution for your requirements.