The OM36 compound microscope has been a perennial favorite of our customers and for good reason. Available in binocular or trinocular format and with either halogen or rechargeable LED illumination, it offers good quality optics, a host of professional features and solid industrial design. It is a classic, affordable Omano compound microscope that has proven popular with Middle Schools through Medical Schools.
The LED version is portable and can be used in the field; one charge lasts all day. Four rear-facing objectives, an integrated, double-layered mechanical stage and halogen or LED illumination combine with excellent design and construction to make an enduring microscope that is simply better quality than the OM118 series. Unsurprisingly, it is backed by an Omano lifetime limited warranty.
The OM36 includes a binocular or trinocular Seidentopf microscope head inclined at an ergonomic 45 degrees. The head rotates 360 degrees for flexible viewing positions and includes two Wide Field WF10x eyepieces and rubber eyecups for improved viewing. The oculars both have diopters that enable individual eye focusing while the head can be adjusted through 55-75mm to adapt for different interpupillary distances.
The OM36 features a rear facing quadruple nosepiece with four parcentered, coated, parfocal, 185mm achromatic objectives (4x, 10x, 40x spring, 100x spring, oil immersion). Both the 40x and 100x objectives are spring-loaded to mitigate the risk of damage on the slide. Magnification levels include 40x, 100x, 400x and 1,000x unless optional higher power eyepieces are used. A 23mm camera adapter is included with the trinocular version.
Stage & Focus
The OM36 series includes an oversize double-layered, graduated mechanical stage that measures 110mm x 120mm. The range of X-Y movement is 70mm x 25mm and the stage includes a spring-loaded slide clamp for exact positioning of the specimen. The stage is controlled by convenient dropdown, coaxial coarse/fine controls so the viewer can operate the stage 'eyes down'.
Focusing includes high quality rack and pinion mechanics for longer life and coaxial focus controls for easier focusing. We recommend coaxial coarse/fine focus controls since they enable 'eyes down' focusing. In other words, the viewer does not constantly need to look up in order to find the other focus control. This benefit is important in enhancing a student's experience and therefore in encouraging a more sustained interest in the microscope.
Safety features include a rack stop to ensure that the stage does not impact with the objectives and thereby break the slides and a slip clutch control to mitigate the risk of damaging the focus controls through over extension.
Condenser & Illumination
The condenser is a professional Abbe 1.25 N. A with iris diaphragm for optimal adjustments. Transmitted 6V 20W halogen or LED illumination includes variable intensity. The LED version requires one 30 minute charge to be used out in the field all day long.
Accessories include, Dust Cover, Manual, Spare Bulb, Spare Fuse, Immersion oil
Fits specification for US Medical Schools
Shipping weight and dimensions: 12lb. 17"x13"x9"
Omano OM36 Series