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The Future of Tabletop Microscopes is Here!

The TM4000 Series features innovation and cutting-edge technologies which redefine the capabilities of a tabletop microscope. This new generation of the long-standing Hitachi tabletop microscopes (TM) integrates ease of use, optimized imaging, and high-image quality, while maintaining the compact design of the well-established Hitachi TM Series products. Experience the new dimension of tabletop microscopes with the Hitachi TM4000 and TM4000Plus.

Tabletop Microscopes TM4000/TM4000Plus


Easy and intuitive operation for data acquisition, reporting, and everything in between

  • The TM4000 Series provides a solution for SEM users to easily obtain high- quality data and quickly generates reports enabling a very efficient workflow.
  • Accommodates sample sizes of up to 80 mm in diameter and 50 mm in thickness.
  • Environmentally friendly and efficient vacuum system allows short pump-down times and high sample throughput.
  • Sample insertion to data acquisition and report generation in just minutes!

Camera Navi (option)

  • Optical images help navigate to the region of interest and supports an observation overlay with the MAP function.

Report Creator

  • Select images and a template to generate customized reports quickly and efficiently.
    (Supported formats: Word®, Excel®, PowerPoint®)


Cutting-edge electron optics for high-image resolution and quality

Sample: cement 5kV UVD

Compact and efficient design allows installation almost anywhere

Equipped with an oil-free vacuum pump and a replaceable cartridge filament for easy maintenance.


The Superior High-Sensitivity Low-Vacuum SE Detector (TM4000Plus)

The TM4000Plus is equipped with a high-sensitivity low-vacuum SE detector which enables an image of SE information to be obtained through the detection of excited light.


Sample: Factional film
Sample: Factional film
Image signal: Secondary electron
Magnification: 1,000x

Sample: Powder medicine
Sample: Powder medicine
Image signal: Secondary electron
Magnification: 3,000x

Detection Signals

It is possible to observe multiple signals in TM4000 Series.

Backscattered electron image (BSE)
: Provides compositional information
Secondary electron image (SE)
: Provides surface rich information

In typical instruments, the secondary electron image can only be acquired under high-vacuum conditions but with the TM4000Plus, the observation of SE information under low vacuum is easily achieved.


BSE / Sample: Sticky notes (Magnification: 500x)
Sample: Sticky notes
Magnification: 500x


SE / Sample: Sticky notes (Magnification: 500x)


Magnification ×10~×100,000 (Photographic magnification)
×25~×250,000 (Monitor display magnification)
Accelerating voltage 5 kV、10 kV、15 kV
Image signal Backscattered electrons (BSE)
Secondary electrons (SE)
Mix (Backscattered electrons + Secondary electrons)
Backscattered electrons (BSE)
Vacuum mode BSE: Conductor/Standard/Charge-up reduction
SE: Standard/Charge-up reduction Mix: Standard/Charge-up reduction
BSE: Standard/Charge-up reduction
Image mode(BSE) COMPO/Shadow 1/Shadow 2/TOPO
Sample stage traverse X:40 mm Y:35 mm
Maximum sample size 80 mm (in diameter) , 50 mm (in thickness)
Electron gun Pre-centered cartridge tungsten filament
Signal detection system BSE: High-Sensitivity 4-segment BSE detector
SE: High-Sensitivity Low-Vacuum SE detector
BSE: High-Sensitivity 4-segment BSE detector
Auto image adjustment function Auto start, Auto focus, Auto brightness/contrast
Save image size 2,560 × 1,920 pixels, 1,280 × 960 pixels, 640 × 480 pixels
Image format BMP、TIFF、JPEG
Data display Micron marker, micron value, magnification, date and time, image number and comments, WD (Working Distance), accelerating voltage, observation conditions, observation mode, image mode, detection signals
Evacuation system
(vacuum pump)
Turbo molecular pump: 67 L/s x 1 unit
Diaphragm pump: 20 L/min
Operation help functions Raster rotation, Magnification presets (3 steps), Image shift (±50 µm @WD 6.0 ㎜)
Safety functions Over-current protection function, built-in ELCB
Size / weight Main unit:
330 (width) × 614 (depth) × 547 (height) mm, 52 kg (motorized stage)
330 (width) × 617 (depth) × 547 (height) mm, 52 kg (munual stage)
Diaphragm pump : 144(width) × 270 (depth) × 216 (height) mm


The TM4000 Series gives users the freedom to optimize various operating conditions, including beam condition (accelerating voltage), acquired electron signal type, magnification, and more.

Accelerating Voltage

  • The TM4000 Series features three beam conditions to chose from depending on the information desired from the sample.
  • Differences in image appearance by changing accelerating voltage to 5 kV, 10 kV, and 15 kV are shown below.


Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometer TM4000/TM4000Series

TM Series Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometer: Quantax75

(Manufactured for Hitachi High-Technologies corporation by Bruker Nano GmbH)

Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectrometers: AZtec Series

(Manufactured for Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation by Oxford Instruments Analytical Ltd.)

3D visualization software