M500 Portable Metallurgical Microscope


PTc’s  battery-powered M500 portable metallurgical microscope  is ideal for use in the laboratory as well as in-situ examination.  No  connection to an electrical outlet is required.

The M500 portable metallurgical microscope is a battery-powered unit that is ideal for use in the laboratory as well as in-situ examination.  With its compact design and unique magnetic stand, the M500 can be attached to the curved surface of ferrous material at a range of angles to the horizontal as well as to a flat surface. A polished and etched surface area may be viewed with this instrument at magnifications up to 1500x, and the M500 can be used with a digital camera or CCD image process system to download the image to a PC for data transfer, analysis, storage or printout.


  • Compact design facilitates in-situ metallographic inspection of large or heavy items.
  • Magnetic stand may be attached to ferrous materials at desired angle to the horizontal.
  • X- and Y-axis slide movement allow careful examination of area of interest.
  • Essentially nondestructive metallographic examination; no cutting of specimens.
  • Easily adapted for microphotography.
  • Economically priced.


Total magnification: 100 to 500X (extendable to 1500X)
Eyepiece magnification: 10X, 12.5X (extendable to 15X)
Objective magnification: 10X, 40X (extendable to 100X)
Photo objective: 15X Size: 210 x 160 x 95 mm
Stand: On-off magnetic base
Slide movement: X-direction: 15 mm,
Y-direction: 12 mm
Illuminator: OLED
Power supply: 3 AAA batteries
Weight: 2.5 kg

Standard package

  • Main microscope body
  • On-off magnetic stand
  • Two eyepieces: 10X, 12.5X
  • Two objectives: 10X, 40X
  • Battery cell with LED illuminator
  • Extra power supply
  • Instruction manual
  • Carrying case

Optional accessories

  • Stand for small samples
  • Adaptor for Canon digital camera with eyepiece
  • Eyepiece: 15X
  • Objectives: 20X, 25X, 100X
  • Spare bulb
  • Mini-grinder
  • Electrolytic polisher
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