Leica Microsystems launches the Leica DM4 M and Leica DM6 M upright microscopes for materials investigation. The systems are designed for imaging, measurement, and analysis of similar features across many samples and materials. While the Leica DM4 M is designed for manual routine inspection, the Leica DM6 M is capable of fully automated materials analysis. Automated functions such as the Illumination and Contrast Manager make users’ work lives easier because they reduce complex adjustments to the push of a button. Both instruments are equipped with LED illumination. For applications such as steel inclusion rating, particle analysis, phase or grain analysis, users benefit from expert modules of the Leica Application Software (LAS).

The Illumination and Contrast Manager supports users by automatically recognizing the selected contrast technique and objective in use, accurately opening and closing the aperture and field diaphragms, and adapting the light intensity accordingly. LED illumination takes care of homogenous lighting with a constant color temperature at all intensity levels and any microscope setting. This way, the camera setting and white balance can remain constant as well and do not need adjusting. LEDs are energy-efficient, radiate little heat, and last up to 25,000 hours.


 Leica Microsystems GmbH