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Leica DM6 M Upright Materials Microscope

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The Leica DM6 M is an Industrial Microscopes for fully automated materials analysis

You can easily recall previous microscope settings and instantly reproduce imaging parameters with the unique Store and Recall software functions. For every sample type.

One-button Intelligent Automation makes your repetitive work easy. Reduce training time, improve your workflow, and get brilliant imaging results every time with the microscopes that don’t forget.

With the Illumination Manager and Contrast Manager, the microscope automatically recognizes the selected contrast technique and objective in use, accurately opens and closes the aperture and field diaphragms, and adapts the light intensity.

Store and recall your microscope settings and camera parameters with the Leica Microscope Assistant (Leica LAS Store and Recall Module). They are saved and archived with the images, and can be restored at any time.

The Leica DM6 M is the inspection system for highest accuracy and reproducibility.

    • Motorized high precision 2-gear focus drive
    • Motorized 6-fold or 7-fold objective nosepiece
    • Manual or motorized scanning stage
    • Touch screen control
    • Illumination Manager
    • Contrast Manager
    • LED illumination for all contrast modes
    • Contrast modes: Brightfield, Darkfield, Differential Interference contrast, Polarization, Fluorescence
    • Leica Application Suite X (LAS X) software
    • In combination with LAS X also autofocus is available

For visual & chemical analysis, you can retrofit your DM6 M compound microscope with the LIBS system and then have a 2-in-1 solution for rapid, precise material analysis.

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Technical Specifications


Leica DM4 M

Leica DM6 M


Power supply Integrated within stand within electronics box CTR6 or CTR6 LED
  Display Information display Leica SmartTouch with information and controls
  Interfaces 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x I2C 2 x USB 2.0, 2 x I2C


Focus Mechanical Motorized
    2-ratio gearbox (coarse/fine) 5 electronic ratios
      includes parfocal function
      switch between coarse and fine mode
      memory locations for two z-positions
  Objective turret Absolute coded Motorized
    – 6x M32 thread includes dry and immersion mode
    – 7x M25 thread (optional) 6x M32 thread, 7x M25 thread (optional)
  Stage Mechanical Motorized (optional)
    ceramic-coated with stepper motor
    y-drive with belt switch between fast and precision mode
    removable stage drive with adjustable torque includes memory location for up to
    110° swivel 5 stage positions
    left-handed version optionally available Mechanical
      y-drive with belt
      removable stage drive with adjustable torque
      110° swivel
      left-handed version optionally available
  Controls 6 programmable function buttons 6 programmable function buttons
      controls for z (focus) movement and x,y (stage) movement
      4 programmable function buttons
      Leica STP8000
      controls for z (coarse and fine focus) and x,y (stage) movement
      11 programmable function buttons
      touchpanel with information and control panels
  Specimen overview tool No Yes

Transmitted light axis

Illumination LED either 12 V 100 W halogen lamp or LED
  Light manager: automatic Köhler light management sets the best values for aperture, field diaphragm, and light intensity Yes Yes
  Contrast manager: switch from one contrast method to another with one push of a button Yes Yes
  Constant Color Intensity Control: maintains a constant color temperature (3200 K) Not necessary for LED Yes for Halogen versions
      Not necessary for LED
  Contrast method BF, PH, DF, ICT, POL BF, PH, DF, POL
      DIC (fully automatic)

Incident light axis

Motorized filter cube turret 4-fold and 5-fold 4-fold and 5-fold
  Illumination LED lamphousing LED lamphousing
    Halogen illumination with external power supply Halogen illumination with external power supply
  Illumination Manager: Objective related setting of light intensity and aperture diaphragm Yes Yes
  Contrast manager: switch from one contrast method to another with one push of a button Yes Yes
  Round and square illuminated field diaphragms for ocular and camera observation (motorized) Yes Yes


Automation condenser head, motorized condenser head, motorized
    7x condenser disk, motorized (optional) 7x condenser disk, motorized (optional)
    polarizer, motorized (optional) polarizer, motorized (optional)


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Work comfortably and quickly with the Leica DM4 M: A clearly arranged display shows all microscope settings at a glance. Six function keys make frequently used functions easily accessible – without looking up from the sample.


View your sample in constant color temperature at any microscope setting: No need to reset the camera every time the brightness is altered or to adjust white balance. Detect more imperfections and defects on your sample choosing one or several of the contrast methods available. Be energy-efficient and cost-effective: LED illumination saves energy – and with a lifetime of up to 25.000 hours, bulb changes causing microscope downtime are a thing of the past.

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