Leica FS C Comparison Microscope

Leica Updated: 2009-02-08 RSS
Leica FS C Comparison Microscope

The new Leica FS C motorized Comparison Macroscope is a modular system for all comparison applications in the forensic laboratory, whether for comparing marks on fired ammunition parts, toolmarks or documents.

It combines an innovative, intelligent automation concept with outstanding ergonomic features. Its completely new optics comprise five apochromatically corrected macro objectives with a high numerical aperture and adjustable iris diaphragms for top optical performance.

The enhanced reproducibility and accuracy offered by this state-of-the-art platform will improve the efficiency of forensic examinations. Different imaging modes (split image, superimposed image and combined image) can be set at the press of a button.

Key Features

* prochromatic corrected macro objectives
* parfocal and telecentric measurement optics
* motorized 1.5x Mag. changer (provides 8 calibrated fixed magnifications)
* reproducible illumination
* automated comparison bridge with one button control of all functions
* built-in tilting ergo tube
* full left image, full right image
* split image mode with variable dividing line
* superimposed image mode
* motorized movement of dividing line for position
* size synchronous movement of x, y and z, movement of stages
* foci via built-in dial knobs
* SmartMove device for maximum user comfort
* superb ergonomy
* +/- 4% Zoom mag. compensation of right comparison path
* colour neutral beamsplitter prism in bridge
* calibration free comparison paths
* measurement function via PDA

Brilliance, Operator comfort, Rigid & compact design
The new Leica FS C (Forensic Solution comparison) defines a new level of performance, convenience and comfort in comparison macroscopy for the forensic lab. It combines an innovative intelligent automation concept with superb ergonomic features. It's entirely new optics includes four specialized ultra high performance APO macro objectives with high numerical apertures for crystal clear images allowing to pick up slightest differences in the traces. This convenient platform provides increased reproducibility, accuracy and examiner efficiency.

The Leica FS C Comparison Macroscope is a modular system, which can be used for any comparison application for example in ballistics (comparison of firearm traces on fired ammunition parts), in toolmark examination and in document comparison.

Apo macro objectives - reveal the tiniest detail
The Leica FS C features 4 Apo macro objectives with built-in iris diaphragms. The objectives are parfocal and telecentric and therefore allowing reliable dimensional measurements. In combination with the motorized magnification changer (Factor 1.5x) 8 calibrated magnification steps are available.

Thus, magnifications from 4x - 60x can be realised corresponding to field sizes of 55 mm to 3.7mm. The 6-place objective turret can take further Leica Microobjectives e.g. 10x, or 20x without modification enabling even higher magnifications up to 300x.

Automation meets ergonomics
Motorized bridge functions, motorized X, Y stages, motorized focus drives, synchronous X-Y-Z movement even via remote device (smart move ®) motorized height adjustable main column of the Leica FS C, motorized height adjustable work table, to name just a few of the unique features of the Leica FS C. Turn your system into a digital workstation with Leicas digital cameras, PC and software.

Illumination- important to be flexible
The Leica FS C can be equipped with various illumination techniques for incident light as well as transmitted light. Flare free coaxial illumination is available as well as a new cold light bar for easy, broad and homogeneous lighting. For UV-application, FL-filter cubes or the known UV-lamps can be used. For the first time, oblique illumination is really reproducible with scales on all 5 axis axis of the illumination arms.

Object clamping-for all kind of applications
Depending on the applications, the Leica FS C can be equipped with special object mountings including rotary stages, large object stages, tilting stages, bullet holder and various mounts for different objects.

Comparison Techniques-it's your choiceThe new comparison bridge (with large FOV=22mm) of the Leica FS C allows an even better sample assessment through improved comparison modes while easy to operate. By push of a key you choose one of the below observation techniques:
* Full right image
* Split image mode with adjustable (motorized) dividing line
* Split image mode with adjustable strip for simultaneous superimposition
* Full superimposition of both images (left & right)
* Superimposition with colour contrasting