TissueFAXS CONFOCAL Systems
TissueFAXS Confocal Systems
TissueFAXS CONFOCAL Systems provide the benefits of both high slide throughput and laser free fast confocal imaging.
All TissueFAXS fluorescence or PLUS system configurations, irrespective of whether they are upright or inverted, are also available as TissueFAXS CONFOCAL.
TF CONFOCAL Systems are also available in a Scan Only configuration.
TissueFAXS CONFOCAL PLUS SL
TissueFAXS CONFOCAL PLUS SL combines TG´s versatile Spinning Disc Confocal Kit with TissueFAXS SL autoloader capabilities and with TissueQuest/HistoQuest or StrataQuest image analysis software.
TissueFAXS Confocal PLUS systems also provide all other scanning modes (.i.e. brightfield and epifluorescence) of a non-confocal TissueFAXS system.
TissueFAXS Confocal SL perfomance
can scan a complete slice of mouse brain with a size of 73,3 mm2 with four channels and a 13 step Z-stack in 1,5 hours.
TissueFAXS Confocal Spinning Disk unit
The Crest Optics X-Light V.2 Spinning Disc Unit of the TF SL Confocal is a versatile, high tech, yet affordable Spinning Disc Device.
- WideField (with fast disk out motorized function) or Confocal (single or double pattern) Double Pinhole Pattern Spinning Disk mode, on the same physical disk
- Single Pinhole Pattern Spinning Disk for large Field of ViewMotorized Dichroic Five positions Filter Wheel
- Standard Eight positions Motorized Emission Wheel
- Plug-in spinning disk
- Fast spinning disk 15.000 RPM disk rotation speed
- Extraction tools for easy insertion and removal of both dichroic filter and emission filter
- Detector focal plane easy focusing without moving the detector
- Adapter for Multimode Laser or LED SMA-905 fiber excitation
The unit is mounted on the front port of the systems quadrocular phototube and supported externally for stability.
TissueFAXS Confocal System camera options
Thestandard camera used on the TF Conofcal is the Andor Zyla 5.5. As a more performant alternative (speed, quality) the Hamamamatsu Orca Flash can be used.
TissueFAXS Confocal System light sources
Spectra X or Spectra 3 light engines are used for high power fluorescence illumination. These illumination systems combines very high output, necessary for confocality, with very short switching times (<10 ns rise and fall times between bands).
The Spectra X uses seven wide band solid state light sources with a fixed configuration, covering most of the spectrum. The Sppectra 3 provides 8 light sources. The user can change the emission filter paddles for the emission bandwidth needed.
Highly intense and constant white light is provided by an VIS-LED with high 25.000 hours of illuminant life.
Other TissueFAXS Confocal system configurations
TissueFAXS Confocal upright configuration with eight slide stage and Hamamatsu Orca Flash 4.0 camera
TissueFAXS i Confocal inverted configuration with four slide stage (an eight slide stage is the delivery standard), Spectra 3 light engine and Zyla 5.5 camera
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Upgrading to confocality
All epifluorescence TissueFAXS systems (upright and inverse) can be upgraded to TissueFAXS Confocal configuration.