ZEISS Axiolab 5 for Biology

Your Smart Microscope for Easy Digital Documentation

Axiolab 5 is made for the routine work that goes on every day in your lab.

Combine Axiolab 5 with the microscope camera Axiocam 208 color and take full advantage of the smart microscopy concept: you’ll be experiencing a completely new form of digital documentation. Just focus your sample and press a single button for crisp images in true color. The digital image will look exactly like you see it through the eyepieces, with all the details and subtle color differences clearly visible.

Plus, Axiolab 5 automatically adds the correct scaling information to your images. You get all of this in a stand-alone operation, without needing a PC or any additional software. Save time, money and valuable lab space with Axiolab 5.

Increase Efficiency in Your Routine Lab

Once you find a region of interest, simply press the snap button right on the stand to acquire the image. It’s as easy as that. Axiolab 5 offers you an easy handling, ergonomic user concept that’s adapted to your lab routine.

Control the microscope and its attached camera without even changing your grip. Your smart microscope system then automatically adjusts the parameters for you and documents your sample precisely as you see it through the eyepieces – detail-rich and in true color.

The correct scaling is always included automatically. You don’t need to invest in another computer or software either. With smart microscopy you will work more efficiently and always stay focused on your sample.


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Clever Ergonomics for Relaxed Lab Work

Axiolab 5 is strong on ergonomy and efficiency. You access all the main controls with just one hand, including the Snap button, stage drive, focus adjustment, and brightness control.

Ergotubes and the height and torque adaptable rackless stage allow you to work in a comfortable position, even during extended use.

Simply adjust the viewing height to find the most comfortable position. The dual specimen holder means fewer slide changes – for example, when you’re examining IHC slides – so fatigue is reduced.

Overall, Axiolab 5 minimizes and eases out the manual steps, allowing you to work more efficiently and in greater comfort.

More Efficient All Around

Axiolab 5 is on your side when it comes to cost and energy-saving. Activate Eco-mode, for instance, and Axiolab 5 automatically goes to standby after being idle for 15 minutes. Its clever illumination concept also supports your quest for greater efficiency in the lab. The Light Manager provides uniform brightness at all magnifications, and can even be set for different contrasts.

The new powerful white LED illumination with very high color rendering index allows you to visualize your sample in true color. The constant color temperature of the LED facilitates system operation and digital documentation. For fluorescence, the powerful LEDs in various wavelenghts are both energy efficient and easier to handle than conventional HBO illumination.

With LEDs, you will also avoid warm-up and cool-down times, lamp replacement and lamp adjustment.