Microscopes: care and maintenance

The microscope is a computer through which we can observe elements or structures that cannot be observed with the naked eye, by using lenses, viewfinders and rays of light, which approach or enlarge the image at scales suitable for examination and subsequent analysis. As high precision instruments, it is necessary to emphasize their care and maintenance in order to maintain the integrity of each of its components.

As with any laboratory instrument, they must be adjusted for optimum performance, protected from damage and regularly maintained. The care of microscopes is particularly important in areas where dust is abundant, it is essential to cover them when they are not used, and when cleaning the soil, to avoid damage.

Enemies of microscopes

There are factors that become counterproductive for the correct conservation of microscopes, among them:

  • The humidity.
  • The dust.
  • Poor power supply conditions.
  • Misuse.
  • Improper installation.

Care of a microscope

  • Install the microscope on a smooth, level, firm, vibration-free lab table.
  • When working with large increases, the smaller movement of the table can cause a large shift in the image that the analyst is looking at. Place the microscope in a position where there is room for the analyst to comfortably put his legs under the table. It is preferable to use height adjustable chairs.
  • Do not place the microscope in front of a window through which much light enters. Place it in front of a wall or a covered window.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for optimal tuning of the optical system and general use of the microscope.
  • Familiarize yourself with the components of the microscope and how they work to use it efficiently.

Daily maintenance for your microscope

Among the most important routines for keeping a microscope in proper operating conditions are:

  • Check the microscope for damage and failure of operation.
  • Clean the components with a clean cloth.
  • Clean up your goals after each workday.
  • Be sure to remove all traces of immersion oil. Do not clean any of the microscope components with xylene, because this substance would damage the microscope and is also toxic.
  • Wipe the lens of the lens only with lens cleaning paper.
  • When the microscope is not in use, cover with a cover to protect from dust.
  • At the end of each day, turn off the microscope and unplug it to protect it from potential surges.

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