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Motic is expanding the success of its popular BA Series microscope line into the Industrial market, and is pleased to introduce the new BA310MET series, an affordable and powerful Metallurgical microscope line of robust Incident light microscopes.

Now Industrial quality control can be performed for all opaque materials like minerals and metal samples with ease and efficiency. Also, the BA310MET performs well in Educational environments of engineering and material professions, where affordability and ease-of-use are key demands.

Two other additions are also available. The BA310MET-T model has a Transmitted light option that allows easy handling and viewing also of transparent samples and greatly increases the number of industrial applications. The BA310MET-H setup contains a more flexible focusing device, dedicated to the examina- tion of large samples with only little limitation in size.


The New BA310MET Series

Daily industrial work environments need a reliable microscope which focuses on ease-of-use as well as on work efficiency. Motic has paid careful attention to these market requirements in order to optimize the BA310MET’s features. The Epi-Illuminator with a 12V/50W Halogen illumination offers a powerful and adjustable light source ideal for all reflective samples. For increased illumination options, an easy replacement of the Halogen bulb is possible by an LED module of different color temperatures (4500K, 6000K). A built-in field diaphragm and aperture diaphragm help to optimize image quality by reducing stray light and increasing contrast.

Also Motic’s new Long-Working Distance LM Plan objectives for Incident light provide optimal image contrast through a multi-layer lens coating. Together with a fully corrected tube lens an intermediate image without color fringes is created, accessible through the Trinocular port and making digital images as clean and crisp as those seen through the eye- pieces. The BA310MET design also includes a standardized ISO photo exit.

Depending on the chosen model, a hard coated and chemi- cal resistant stage with a minimum of 75x50mm travel range is offered. Depending on the application, larger stages with extended travel are available, as well as stage options for Transmitted light usage. For maximum sized samples, the BA310MET-H model is recommended. 



For best optical performance of the BA310MET series, Motic introduces a new generation of Metallurgical LM Plan objectives. These Plan Achromatic objectives are made of high quality glass and follow the successful Motic CCIS® Optical concept. Multi-layer coating ensures improved contrast and image quality. The tube lens provides a completely corrected intermedi- ate image, accessible by the photo port exit of the Trinocular head options. Documentation therefore is based on maximum image quality. The ball bearing 5-fold nosepiece shows a reversed orientation of the lenses and ensures parcentration and repeatability with every magnification change. For advanced resolution requests, two special EC-M Plan objectives are available. 

Description N.A. W.D (mm) (mm)
LM Plan 5X 0.13 20.3
LM Plan 10X 0.25 17.5
LM Plan 20X 0.45 8.1
LM Plan 50X, Spring 0.55 8.4
LM Plan 100X, Spring 0.80 2.0
Description N.A. W.D (mm) (mm)
LM Plan 5X 0.13 20.3
LM Plan 10X 0.25 17.5


The Epi-Illuminator of the BA310MET models is based on a 12V/50W Halogen light source. The unit’s power supply is separated from the stand to avoid unnecessary heat surrounding the microscope.

Like in other Motic models, the Halogen bulb can be replaced by an LED module (4500K or 6000K), simply plugged into the Halogen lamp socket. With an adjustable field diaphragm and aperture diaphragm, homogenous illumination is guaranteed. Careful use of both diaphragms creates a maximum image quality in terms of contrast. The simple polarization set (polarizer & analyzer) enables a useful “POL contrast” and helps to improve image contrast especially in low power objectives. 

The BA310MET-T stand offers an additional Transmitted light option. Equipped with a standard Koehler 6V/30W Halogen setup including the Field diaphragm, a replacement of the Halogen bulb by LED modules of different color temperatures (4500K, 6000K) is also possible. To ensure the best possible illumination quality, a new Achromatic N.A 0.85 condenser is an integral part of this new microscope. With these components, imaging of transparent samples with Full Koehler quality is ensured. Also, the collector lens assembly offers a secure, screw-on filter holder for any kind of desired filter – while the fixed cap prevents the filter from dropping when the instrument is stored. 


Eyepiece Tubes

Designed with an ergonomic viewing angle of 30o and incorporating an interpupillary distance of 48-75mm, the BA310MET observation tubes guarantee hours of fatigue free viewing. A large Field of View (20mm) enables fast and comfortable screening. The Trinocular tubes allows digital documentation by using a wide variety of digital cameras, with a standard 20/80 light split through the photo/video port. On special demand, a Trinocular tube with an erect image and a fixed 50/50 light split can be supplied. As a standard, an anti-fungus treatment has been applied to the eyepiece tubes to ensure a long life- time of the microscope in humid environments.


The standard eyepieces, N-WF 10X/20 with high eyepoint for eyeglass wearers, made of high quality optical glass, provide consistent diopter adjustments for both eyes. This enables perfect usage of reticles for measuring purposes. Lockable countersunk screws to fix the eyepieces prevent inadmissible removal and confirm Motic’s dedication to a student proof quality. For BA310MET and BA310MET-T, eyepieces with FOV 22mm are optional.

For measuring purposes, the following reticles are available:

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Stage 1
Stage 2


Depending on the application, four different stages for BA310MET series are available. All stages provide a convenient sample movement with their triple-plate design.

The standard stage for BA310MET comes with an area of 180x140mm and 75x50mm travel range.

A larger area is offered with the 3”x2”stage for the BA310MET-T. 240x140mm can carry larger samples, while the movement is 75x50mm. For Transmitted light inspec- tions, a glass stage insert is provided, while a slide holder is optional.

For extended demands, a 6”x4” (300x180mm) stage with a movement of 150x100mm can be supplied with the BA310MET-T.

The BA310MET-H setup for extremely large samples and maximum handling freedom carries a 180x140mm stage with a travel range of 100x80mm. This model is dedicated to bulky samples. The Epi-Illuminator here is combined with a focusing block of 30mm focusing range and 2 microns minimum increment. 

Digital Documentation

A more convenient setup is provided through Motic’s philosophy of easy image digitization. The combination of the BA310MET with a member of the Moticam series of digital cameras delivers excellent live images, which can easily be stored for future usage. All Motic cameras come equipped with software to transform the BA310MET into an analysis and documentation station.

Motic offers a complete range of digital cameras starting with a basic resolution of 1.0MP up to 10MP (CMOS chips). The Research grade Moticam Pro Line (CCD), with a maximum of 5MP, including Monochrome and Cooled versions, are dedicated to professional demands in sensitivity and color fidelity. These Moticam cameras deliver sharp live images with easy post-capture handling.

For further details on our range of cameras, as well as the different CCD adapters, please contact your nearest Motic office or your local authorized Motic reseller. 

Standard Photomicrography

The traditional use of a single lens reflex camera (analogue or digital) requires a Trinocular version of the BA310MET. The adaptation of the camera consists of a mechanical adapter combined with a photo eyepiece (2.5X or 4X)

The necessary T2 adapter referring to the camera model is supplied by the camera manufacturer. This setup delivers high resolution images of small fields.

CCD Adapter

A set of CCD adapters, following the ISO standard with 38mm diameter, display improved optical performance to greatly enhance image reproduction quality. The appropriate adapter has to be chosen in relation to the chip size of the used digital camera. The following “magnifications” are available: 1X, 0.65X, 0.5X.

Example Photography

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