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Tabletop MicroscopeHitachi High-Tech GLOBAL

Hitachi High-Tech launched the world's first tabletop/benchtop electron microscope in April, 2005. Model TM-1000 was developed to provide a more user-friendly and easily accessible scanning electron microscope equipped with cutting-edge technologies.
Now the TM Series tabletop microscopes are used worldwide, mainly at private-sectors, government offices, science museums, as well as academia, such as universities, colleges, elementary and junior high schools. As of the end of December 2017, Hitachi High-Tech has shipped a combined total of 3,900 units of the TM Series systems, including the first model, the TM-1000; the second model, the TM3000; and the most recent models, the TM3030 and the TM3030Plus.

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Basic performance

  • The TM3030/TM3030Plus are equipped with premium signal detectors which have been incorporated in FE-SEM and VP-SEM and provide unparalleled image quality.
  • The detectors can be effectively operated under low-vacuum conditions and can support SE and BSE image observation without metal coating.
  • The TM3030 can be used to observe BSE images. The TM3030Plus can be used to view BSE images, SE images, and mixed images. Image modes can be switched simply with a click of a button on the GUI.
  • Magnification range : 15 to 60,000x (Up to 240,000x with digital zoom)


  • The TM3030/TM3030Plus offer a variety of optional accessories, including EDX, 3D view software, various stages, and more.
  • Quick X-ray analysis with a wide detection area (30mm2) is possible. Also, multiple-element analysis, such as Point/Area analysis, line scan, and element mapping, can be performed.

User friendliness

  • Incredibly simple operation with powerful automatic functions.
  • Controlled from either a laptop or a PC.
  • No troublesome alignment necessary. Eliminating observation conditions has made the TM3030/3030Plus easy-to-use systems for anyone and anywhere.



Introduction to SEM

Introduction to SEM

You can learn the basics of SEM here.