Refined Live Cell Microscope Platform

The AE30/31 Elite is a refined inverted microscope with an extended focus on practical aspects. The AUTO-OFF via IR sensor is implemented now; no need for a final check before leaving the lab. The energy-saving aspect of this feature is valid all the working day.
The new LIGHT MEMORY function, based on an encoded 5-fold nosepiece, will recall the last light intensity setup when changing to the respective objective. Once aligned, no need to adjust the illumination when changing the magnification.
To harmonize the optical setup of our CCIS© Infinity concept, the AE30/31 Elite works with the newest generation of LWD Plan Achromatic lenses: Only one Phase ring is needed for Phase 10X up to 40X; the objective Phase 4X forfast screening is available as an option.
The tube lens configuration is in harmony with the complete BA series of Upright microscopes. From this series, all accessories like c-mounts, additional eyepieces, etc. can be used without restriction on AE30/31E. A fully corrected intermediate image is ready for digital access. Upgrade options like Fluorescence are still strong features within this Inverted microscope series. Contact us for further details.


  • New generation of LWD Plan Apochromatic lenses
  • AUTO ON-OFF function via IR sensor
  • Light memory function

Optical System Colour Corrected Infinity Optical System (CCIS®)
Interpupillary distance 48-75mm
Inclination 45° inclined
Eyepieces WF10X/22mm with diopter adjustment, +/- 5 diopter
Nosepiece Left side facing quintuple revolving nosepiece
Objective classification Infinity Corrected CCIS Plan Achromat, DIN
Objectives 4X/0.10 (WD 23.5mm), PH10X/0.25 (WD 7.5mm), LWD PH20X/0.40 (WD 7.0mm),LWD PH40X/0.50 (WD 3.0mm)
Objective mounting thread W 4/5" x 1/36" (RMS standard)
Stage Hard coated stage with metal and glass stage inserts
Stage size 200x239mm
Mechanical stage X/Y range 80x55mm
Condenser ELWD condenser N.A. 0.30 (WD 72mm) with diaphragm
Free Working Distance Working distance without condenser 231mm
Focus mechanism Coaxial coarse and fine focusing system with tension adjustment
Fine Focus precision 2 µm minimum increment
Z-axis movement 10mm
Illumination External lamphouse, 6V/30W (12V/100W) Quartz Halogen or 3W LED Koehler illumination with intensity control
Light features Auto-OFF and Light Memory function
Power supply 100-240V (CE)
Accessories included Blue, green interference and ground glass filters, phase ring Ph1, centering telescope, centering keys, spare fuse and dust cover
Dimensions 556x200x529mm
Weight 11.7kg