CleverScope Motorised Microscope

The modular design of the CleverScope motorised microscope allows for ultimate flexibility when making decisions about your experimental setup.
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CleverScope Nosepiece Focusing Motorised Microscope

Basic imaging methods in transmitted light mode like DIC, oblique and Dodt contrast as well as widefield epifluorescence techniques are still the most relied upon microscopy functions for the neuroscientist. But an increasing number of top laboratories are interested in more flexibility and open-ended possibilities in terms of adding more imaging modalities to a microscope.

 

The CleverScope motorised microscope was designed as the choice instrument at the centre of these requirements – it will do the basics exceptionally well, but it also fulfills the role of the basic modular building block for more sophisticated imaging requirements.

Modular Design – Motorised Microscope

The modular design of the CleverScope motorised microscope allows for ultimate flexibility when making decisions about your experimental setup. Some of the modular features include:

  • Stepper motors – the stepper motors can be exchanged in the lab. This means that you won’t have to send your complete microscope to us in case you were ever to have problems with faulty stepper motors
  • Substage optics – the substage optics can be completely removed, which is especially useful when you only need a microscope for reflected light experiments (e.g. in vivo setups)
  • Modular Olympus components – all brackets and fittings are compatible with Olympus BX51WI optics. This offers you a wide range of reputable components to choose from
  • Customization – we are always interested in discussing and potentially implementing customised designs and integrations with the CleverScope

 

Design Standard – Optics and Mechanics

The optical design of the CleverScope is exceptional, which adds to your peace of mind when investing in this microscope. We offer our standard 3-year warranty on the CleverScope optics, the stepper motors that form part of the frame and the control interface.

 

Integration – the CleverExplore Neuroscience Workstation

It integrates perfectly with MCI’s  CleverArm micromanipulators and the CleverStage motorised translation stage to the ultimate workstation for the electrophysiologist, called the CleverExplore Neuroscience Workstation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer any nosepieces?

Yes, MCI has developed our very own cost-effective Two-Position Nosepiece.

Which microscopes are compatible with the MCI Two-Position Nosepiece?

The MCI Two-Position Nosepiece was designed with a male dovetail fitting for mounting onto the MCI  CleverScope, but it is also compatible with the Olympus BX51WI and similar models. It also includes a DIC prism slot which is also suitable for use with Olympus DIC prisms (WI-DICT & WI-DICTHRA).

It has the standard RMS-thread for compatibility with most general objectives, but adapters for other threads are available.

The MCI Two-Position Nosepiece is, therefore, ideal to use with upright microscopes such as those from Leica, Nikon, Zeiss, and Olympus, but fits perfectly on the CleverScope. For more information on our microscopes and optics, please get in touch.

How do you adjust the position of the objectives on the MCI Two-Position Nosepiece?

The MCI Two-Position Nosepiece has a lever that can be pulled upwards or downwards to change the positions of the two objectives on your microscope.

The high-precision switch assists in keeping the area of interest, whilst switching from one objective to the other, but fine adjustment screws also provides paralignment of objective field of views. It further has precision springs and heavy-duty bearings for repeatable objective switching without wearing out. Additionally, the soft-stop end-positions enable switching without vibrations to ensure the highest performance in any application.

CleverScope Motorised Microscope

The modular design of the CleverScope motorised microscope allows for ultimate flexibility when making decisions about your experimental setup.