Prior Scientific unveils PureFocus 850
Image: PureFocus 850 is described as the ultimate in high speed microscope autofocus.
Prior Scientific has released its new PureFocus 850, a laser autofocus system for biological and industrial imaging.
The PureFocus 850 is a fast, precise and accurate focusing system that has been designed to fit both upright and inverted microscopes using infinity corrected optics.
Described as easy to use and quick to set up, the PureFocus 850 will provide the end user with a real time focus for a range of sample types.
As the company points out, this then saves the user time hunting around for focus and keeping focus on the sample, so it doesn’t drift.
According to Prior, the autofocus is the only system to reliably focus on slides, well plates, chamber slides and Petri dishes while maintaining clear images for long term studies.
As Product Manager Robert Haggart says: “The PureFocus 850 will be revolutionary in the market and make a difference to users' working processes.”
The PureFocus 850 also works on samples with reflective surfaces including metallurgical, semiconductors, LCDs and other samples with multiple reflective layers.
It is also said to be the ideal system for high speed slide scanning.
A stand-alone system with no PC required during operation of the device, the autofocus is fully controllable via keyboard option, and further optional PC control can be made via USB.
All of Prior’s existing products are fully compatible with the PureFocus 850 allowing users to create fully automated multi-axis systems.
The system has an option of using the PureFocus control pad with digipot, display and buttons allowing all basic functionality without the need for a host PC.