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K46 CLEAPSS: Microscope Maintenance

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K46 CLEAPSS: Microscope Maintenance

This 1-day course (usually about 4½ hours, excluding any breaks) is designed for the school technician with little knowledge or experience of servicing school microscopes

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17th October 2017

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Course Leader

Jane Major

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Course Description

The purpose of the course is to provide the confidence to tackle simple maintenance tasks and to impart the knowledge to enable faults in school microscopes to be identified so that standard repairs can be done. Certain jobs eg repair of fine focus mechanism, will still require the services of professional microscope technicians.

Topics covered include:

  • Dismantling the microscope
  • Cleaning mechanical parts
  • Lubrication
  • Re-assembly and adjustment of mechanical parts
  • Cleaning the optical components

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