Microscopes vary based on what you need to accomplish. Some microscopes allow you to attach a microscope camera and capture images, others will allow you to view specific types of substances. Below you will find a guide for the different types of Motic microscopes and the applications best suited for these microscopes. Please don't hesitate to call us with any questions if you are unsure of which microscope might best fulfill your needs.

Motic Biological Microscopes

The Motic Biological microscopes are used in a variety of settings including laboratories, schools, universities, hospitals and veterinary offices. These microscopes are used to look at biological specimens for research or diagnostic purposes. Items you might look at with a biological microscope include blood cells, bacteria, protozoans or pond water. The light on an upright biological microscope always comes from below the stage, so items being viewed must allow light to pass through them. The most common Motic upright microscopes include the Motic B3 (educational), and the BA210, BA310, and Panthera series (University). The Motic BA410 is a higher end model used for research.  Motic inverted microscopes are used to look at petri dishes and the objective lenses are found beneath the stage. The inverted biological microscopes are used to view live cells and living cultures. The Motic AE2000 is an economical inverted microscope, and the Motic AE30 and AE31 are more advanced inverted microscopes.

Motic Stereo Microscopes

Motic stereo microscopes are typically used to view items that you might be holding in your hand or manipulating with a tool under the microscope. Stereo microscopes have a lower magnification, typically not going above 100x. Items that you might view under a stereo microscope include coins, stamps, dental lab items, printed circuit boards, or machining parts. Stereo microscopes may have a light built into the stand being used (usually reflected and transmitted light is built into the stand, but sometimes only reflected light), or a stand-alone illuminator.


Industrial Microscopes


Meiji's industrial microscopes are used mainly in assembly work or quality control. They are used to inspect materials and finished products and are often combined with a TV or computer monitor so the items being viewed can easily been seen on a screen.


Electronic Inspection Microscopes


Stereo microscopes are generally used to inspect printed circuit boards for manufacturing flaws. An oblique vieing attachment can be added on a stereo microscope to give it the capability to revolve around a component in order to inspect its connection to the printed circuit board.


Measuring Microscopes


Measuring microscopes are metallurgical microscopes that have digital readouts on the stage lead screws. They provide accurate and reliable (and repeatable) measurments on X, Y and Z axis. These microscopes are used when accuracy is of the utmost importance.


Metallurgical Microscopes


The metallurgical microscope is used in both science and industry. These microscopes are made to view shiny, flat and or reflective materials. These microscopes offer higher magnification than stereo microscopes and the light is reflected (some models have both reflected and transmitted light), meaning that the light will come from above the subject.


Polarizing Microscopes


A polarizing microscope has many uses including science, industry and academics. Polarized light allows the user to discover the origin, content and chemical makeup of many different organic and inorganic materials. Polarized light microscopes are often used to view minerals and geological items, primarily for the study of minerals in thin rock sections. Other items you might look at with a polarized light microscope include cement, ceramics, minteral fibers, polymers, crystalline molecules, starch, wood and urea.


Asbestos Microscopes


Meiji's microscope line includes two models of specialized asbestos microscopes. These asbestos microscopes are used for mineral and other fiber discovery and identification. These microscopes are used either for bulk fiber identification or for asbestos fiber counting.


Video Microscopes


Meiji's video microscopes are used for machining, measurement and production environments where small size and high resolution are required. This microscope system provides the ability to capture or display and preserve images.