Service

Vashaw Scientific, Inc. is a full service company. We offer preventive maintenance and service for your microscopy needs. We have factory-trained technicians who can restore your microscope to original factory condition. Our technicians carefully calibrate, test, and inspect each microscope to insure maximum performance and proper resolving power.

Stereo Microscopes
Pre-cleaning evaluation and inspection*
Clean optics, filters, and light source (if applicable)
Clean exterior and remove non-applicable labels
Check and adjust parfocality
When needed remove old lubricant and relubricate focus assembly, stage, etc.
Minor repair made at no charge
Major repairs complete only at the direction of the client
Affix date of service label, due date for next service, and serial number if not available
Post cleaning evaluation and inspection
Any malfunctions of the scope are documented and explained to the client

*Note: Preventive maintenance and cleaning does not include opening the microscopes body. Pre-cleaning evaluation and inspection will determine if major repairs requiring disassembly of the microscope body are needed. In these cases the customer will be notified of what the problem is and cost estimate for the repair

Compound Microscopes
Pre-cleaning evaluation and inspection
Disassemble microscope
Clean, lubricate, and reset moving parts
Remove, clean, check, and par-focal all optics
Clean interior prisms and inspect for proper alignment.
Remove, clean, and align sub-stage condenser (if required)
When needed remove old lubricant and relubricate focus assembly, stage, etc.
Test and set electrical system to specifications.
Test focusing mechanisms
Reassemble and individually test each microscope with a slide under all objectives
Affix date of service label, due date for next service, and serial number if not available
Any malfunctions of the scope are documented and explained to the client

Preventive Maintenance and Cleaning Costs:
Service will be billed at $180/hour plus parts. Generally all PM and cleaning services are done at your site unless otherwise requested. Stereo microscopes can be serviced at typical rates of 3 to 4 per hour while complex compound scopes can general be cleaned in less than two hours. For volume rates please contact us directly.

Repair and Service Costs:
Repairs and general service will be billed at $180/hour plus parts. All repairs will be performed at Vashaw Scientific, Inc. Due to the difficulty in evaluating microscope s for repair without seeing and it firsthand, we generally require you to send your microscope to our facility exceptions can be made. Our technicians will do a complete evaluation and advise you of the repair costs; you are under no obligation to repair your equipment.

In order to do a proper evaluation, microscopes & parts must be dissembled and evaluated by a repair technician. There is a $125 upfront service evaluation fee which will be waived with the repair should you decide to have your item repaired. Return shipping, handling, and insurance will be charged at our cost. Specialty microscopes may incur higher evaluation charges.

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