How to maintain the microscope

Time:2022-03-28 Click:324

1. Disposal method of mold and fog of objective lens and eyepiece

Prepare 60% anhydrous Z-alcohol + 40% Z-ether, and place different lenses in a desiccant container separately, and wipe them with soft things such as cotton swabs and lens cloths. Be careful not to rub hard to avoid damage to the coating layer. The oil mirror should be cleaned at that time, especially the 100X oil mirror. If it is not handled properly, the front film will be easily soaked in oil or glued. The eyepiece can be dismantled and cleaned by yourself. Be careful not to install the 16X eyepiece upside down. The concave surface of the front piece is on the top. Note: Do not disassemble the non-professional objective lens casually.

2. Lens cleaning

Clean dust with cotton swabs, gauze, soft brushes and other soft things, pay attention to gentleness. Some stubborn stains, such as oil stains, fingerprints, etc., can be gently wiped off with a clean soft cotton cloth, cotton swab lens paper, etc. dipped in anhydrous alcohol. If it is to wipe the immersion oil from the oil lens, use lens tissue, soft cotton cloth or gauze, dipped in xylene and wipe it off quietly. Do not use xylene to clean the entrance lens at the bottom of the binocular tube or the exterior of the prism inside the eyepiece. Since pure alcohol and xylene are easily extinguished, be careful not to ignite these liquids when turning the power switch on or off.

3. Cleaning of paint and plastic surfaces

It is not recommended to use organic solvents (such as alcohol, ether, thinner, etc.) to clean the paint and plastic surfaces of the instrument, it is recommended to use silicon cloth, and more stubborn stains can be cleaned with soft cleaners. The plastic surface only needs to be dipped in water with a soft cloth.

4. Disposal of Idle Microscopes

When the microscope is not used for a long time such as holidays, please cover it with a plastic cover and store it in a dry place to prevent dust and mildew. At the same time, it is recommended to store the objective lens and eyepiece in a container such as a desiccator, and prevent some desiccant.

5. Regular inspection

The precision and preciousness of the microscope requires us to protect it more and more. For its stable performance, it is recommended that you check and maintain it regularly.


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