Microscope Servicing

Keeping your microscope operating to its full optical potential is key for any end-user and at Optical Repairs we offer you the best in microscope servicing and repairs.

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Whether it’s a microscope used solely by yourself or a number of units that require a periodic preventative maintenance (PM) plan, then we would be only too pleased to assist and advise accordingly as to the most cost effective way in which to keep the microscope functioning correctly, to prolong its lifespan.

As a factory trained instrument engineer Optical Repairs prides itself with over 35 years in the optical arena on offering not just a basic clean and adjust but a detailed comprehensive service. With every instrument we maintain and/or repair we offer attention to detail covering the finest of reduction gears and ball races including the wafer blades on the diaphragms.

All our servicing includes a comprehensive warranty and a detailed report on all instruments serviced to comply with any NATA accreditation and ANZ/NZ3760:2010 electrical requirements.

With new specialised workshop facilities we are able to carry out further complex mechanical and electronic repairs off site and have any breakdown completed and returned to minimise downtime.

Details of Routine Servicing Include:-

  • Initial inspection of instrument and check general functionality.
  • Remove all optical components including objective lenses or magnification system.
  • Remove stage, condenser base diaphragm and any light diaphragm or filter assembly.
  • Clean all optical components and check for any optical correction requirements.
  • Remove prism housing or chamber plates and inspect for any fungal growth on prism blocks.
  • Clean interior prisms (if required) and inspect for any collimation correction.
  • Disassemble stage and remove any old lubricants. Reassemble and repack lubricant accordingly. Adjust stage tensions to specifications or user preference.
  • Disassemble, lubricate and reset focusing both course and fine to factory specifications.
  • Disassemble condensers if applicable and clean- re align for correction.
  • Disassemble phase condenser assembly and clean- re align for correction.
  • Clean /check /test and set the electrical system to specifications.
  • Final optical and mechanical inspection and checks.
  • Re-assemble and individually test each microscope with an appropriate test slide under all objectives.
  • Final test reports and check schedule completed.

All repairs are subject to parts availability and quoted accordingly free of charge on instrument evaluation and inspection.