Trackscan Plus DeLuxe Automated Counting System is the flagship of our system fleet. It is based on the top-of-the-line Zeiss AxioImager Z2m microscope, which includes many motorised functions. This system incorporates fully automated track counting, as presented by Professor Andrew Gleadow of the University of Melbourne at the ECTC 2006 conference in Bremen, Germany.
The software provided is the latest version of Fission TrackStudio, consisting of TrackWorks and FastTracks. This software was developed jointly by Autoscan Systems and the FTD team at the School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne. In conjunction with the highly accurate Zeiss stages and a high-resolution digital colour camera, this system offers full automation of fission track counting and many other additional and desirable features.
To complement this system, we ordinarily include a very accurate Zeiss-supplied stepper-motor stage. This stage, in conjunction with the nanometer accuracy of the focus mechanism, assures that the 3-axis spatial resolution is more than adequate for FTD purposes. As an optional extra item, a larger Piezo-motor driven stage is available.
The system also includes a single standard slide holder which is supplied by Zeiss, as well as two special-purpose slide holders supplied by Autoscan. These special slide holders incorporate a patented sample holding mechanism, and accept a variety of slide sizes.
Finally, a high-resolution and fast frame rate IDS digital colour camera and its relevant C-mount (camera mount) complete the system.