Microscope CKX53
Microscope CKX53

Olympus Inverted Microscope CKX53

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Compact, Ergonomic Inverted Microscope for Cell Culture

With improved image quality and ergonomics, the Olympus CKX53 inverted microscope delivers stable performance and a comfortable workflow for a variety of cell culture needs, including live cell observation, cell sampling and handling, image capture, and fluorescence observation.

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Easy Live Cell Observations

Fast Cell Observation with the Integrated Phase Contrast (iPC) System

  • High contrast provides a clear view of cells at 4x, 10x, 20x, and 40x without the need to exchange or re-center the ring slit
  • Phase contrast system facilitates simple and efficient cell observation for a faster, more comfortable workflow

Efficient Cell Screening with a Clear, Wide View

  • Efficiently screen for desired cells thanks to the ring slit for the PLN2X objective, which offers a 22 mm field of view and an 11 mm diameter
  • 2X objective provides noticeably higher contrast than other objectives, so even transparent objects in the sample can be clearly identified
  • Wide visual field makes it easy to observe the cells in individual wells of a 96-well plate without moving the stage
Integrated Phase Contrast (iPC) System
Wide and clear view with the 2X objective

Live Cell Observation Under Sterile Conditions 

Small Footprint Enables In-Hood Sterilization 

The CKX53 microscope fits on a clean lab bench and can be remain there during the UV sterilization process thanks to its UV-resistant coating. The system is about 7 kg (15.4 lb), lighter than the previous model and has a smaller footprint, so it takes up less space in your lab. You can move the microscope with one hand, and it’s easy to carry it by the neck of the observation tube. The base’s sliding pad makes it easy to position.

Easy Cell Sampling in a Sterile Bench Environment 

The short distance between the view point and the optical axis/focus knob facilitates natural hand positioning and makes focusing and cell sampling easier.

Efficient Cell Observation and Handling

Accommodates a Variety of Cell Culture Containers

  • The universal holder makes it easy to view cells that were cultured in a variety of containers, including dishes, microplates, and flasks 
  • Three 35 mm dishes can fit on the stage with the optional holder attachment
  • Different types of microplates can be accommodated without the holder

Comprehensive Observation for a Multilayer Tissue Flask

  • The microscope’s width and easily detachable condenser enable you to view containers, such as multilayer tissue flasks, up to 190 mm (7.5 in.) in height
  • The PLCN4X objective’s depth of focus makes it easy to observe cells in the two bottom layers of a multilayer flask 

Flexibility to Use Larger Cell Culture Containers 

  • Lift the holder’s arm to manually position culture containers
  • Expand the stage up to 70 mm (2.8 in.) to the left and right for greater handling flexibility
Accommodates various containers
Observation for a multi-layer tissue flask
Lift-able holder’s arm

Ergonomic Microscope Design

Comfortable Viewing Position 

The eyepieces’ 45-degree angle and the placement of the butterfly-shaped observation tube against the stage facilitates ergonomic cell observation, whether standing or seated. 

Rest Your Hand Near the Controls 

All the controls, including the power switch, coarse and fine focus, and the knob for switching the light path, are ergonomically located for easy access and reduced user fatigue.


Item CKX53
Set Model Brightfield Phase Contrast Entry Phase Contrast Standard Fluorescence
Optical system UIS2 (Universal Infinity-corrected) optical system
Focus Revolving nosepiece vertical movement system using the coarse and fine focusing knobs.
Stroke: 20 mm (Focal point: up to 18.5 mm from the plain stage top surface)
 Stroke per rotation: 36.8 mm (Coarse), 0.3 mm (Fine)
Stage Plain stage 252 mm (D) X 200 m (W)
 Exchangeable transparent insert plate is incorporated
Mechanical stage Options XY coaxial knob place on right side of the plain stage
 Microplate holder equipped with the escape function stage stroke: X = 110 mm, Y = 74 mm
Substage 180 mm (D) X 70 mm (W)
Illumination system Light source 4000K color temperature LED light source
Filter holder Insert up to 6 mm think with Ø45 mm filter, detachable
Aperture diaphragm Diaphragm blade, manual open/close system
Silder insertion Options With phase slider pocket and built-in slideer position click stop mechanismpre-centered iPC aperture in 4X, 10X, 20X, and 40X insertion direction can be adjusted by the range of ±30 degrees to right or left
IPC slider Options Pre-centered phase contrast aperture for 4X, 10X, 20X, and 40X and 2 Ø45mm empty aperture
Condenser Maximum numerical aperture: 0.3
Working distance: 72mm
 Applicable objective magnification 2X, 4X, 10X, 20X, and 40X up to 190 mm height tissue can be loaded on the stage without detachable condenser
Observation tube Fixed Trinocular tube, inclined 45 degrees
Interpupillary distance 48-75 mm
 Light path: eyepiece/camera port = 100/0 <=> 0/100
Camera port Olympus camera adapter interface
Eyepiece Magnification: 10X
 FN 22

Options Detachable illuminator 3CH Switchable slide
Fluorescence Illuminator FL light source 100 W Hg
FL light shutter Available
FL field stop Available
FL mirror units 2 mirror units (B & G) and UIS2 mirror unit (option)
Umbra shield Umbra shield is available to prevent from room light
Rated Voltage/Electric Current AC 100-240 V     47-63 Hz 0.5 A AC 100-240 V  47-63 Hz  0.5 A
 AC 100-240 V  50/60 Hz  1.6 A
Power consumption Less than 4 W 154 W

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