Friday, February 12, 2010

Microscope Mechanical Stages

Microscope mechanical stages allow you to maneuver your slide or specimen by turning a knob. By turning the knob, you can move the stage left to right or forward and backward. A microscope mechanical stage is not always necessary, but can make using the microscope much easier and less frustrating. When you don't use a mechanical stage it is easy to push your specimen right out of the field of view, especially at higher magnifications.


This is the MWSTG11 stereo microscope mechanical stage that fits in a 95mm stage plate holder. The glass plate on top allows light to pass through the stage if needed.

Each microscope mechanical stage allows you to move the stage very slowly while looking through the microscope. This ensures that you won't miss any details while scanning specimens. You can view more mechanical stages here.