The Revolution WD and XD are Andor’s portfolio of flexible system solutions focused on live cell imaging. At the heart of our systems is the CSU spinning disk technology from Yokogawa®, the industry leader in this technology, broadly considered the best choice for sensitive live-cell confocal imaging.
The new Revolution WD delivers an unrivalled high speed, high versatility combination. Offering stunning image quality at all magnifications this latest generation of spinning disk confocal meets the demands of the broadest ever selection of sample types.
The Revolution WD will become the essential live cell imaging solution for Neuroscience, Stem Cell research, Embryology as well as Core Facilities. It is based on the CSU-W1 from Yokogawa. With an improved 4x field of view and new disk design, you can image bigger and deeper than ever before.
4x Field of View
Image larger samples with larger camera format
Choice of pinhole (25μm or 50μm)
10x to 100x objective Better performance for large samples
Optimized pinhole spacing
Improved signal to noise Better performance with thick samples
Straight by-pass mode
Quick switch for cameras use with non-confocal modalities (e.g DIC and TIRF)
Nyquist sampling with sensitivity for high resolution confocal imaging
iXon EMCCDs with highest sensitivity and speeds
Detect weak signals, minimize bleaching and toxicity, maximize temporal resolution
Andor 6-line Laser Combiner with active blanking
Cover a broad range of fluorophores. Reduced photobleaching and toxicity
Andor Precision Control Unit
Fast multidimensional imaging, and additional peripheral device communication and control
Andor Multi-Port Unit
Utilize imaging wavelengths for FRAPPA and TIRF devices. Application flexibility minimizing laser costs
TuCam dual camera adapter
Full frame dual wavelength capture and anisotropy studies (e.g. homo-FRET). Combine sCMOS with EMCCD on a single system
Photo-stimulation tools for bleaching, activating, switching, ablating, perturbing, uncaging
Reveal the detail behind cellular dynamics across a broad range of models and applications, including optogenetics
The Revolution XD is the ultimate solution for high speed, high sensitivity live cell confocal imaging at high magnifications. Perfect for applications such as ion imaging, vesicle tracking and other detailed fast cellular dynamics. In offering the iXon Ultra EMCCD and Neo sCMOS, Andor can offer the highest speeds and largest fields of view according to your application needs. Manufacturing many of the core components, Andor can ensure optimum performance and reliability.
The Andor Revolution XD can be configured a number of ways:
Combine full system choice with an upright microscope.
XDh has been designed to allow those who work on an upright microscope benefit from the capabilities available from our full component range. The XDh is suitable for applications such as plant biology research, and in developmental biology models such as c.elegans.
The classic configuration on an inverted microscope.
The Revolution XDi is based around an inverted microscope, the most common choice for live cell imaging, ideal for samples such as cultured cells that grow in media and require careful environmental control. Samples can range from something as small as yeast through to a large specimen such as drosophila embryo.
A focused upright solution when lab space is at a premium.
The Revolution XDv offers you a compact solution on an upright microscope. In keeping this system footprint small, it is well suited to labs with limited space. In securing the CSU-X, filter wheel and camera to our vertical mount, you are guaranteed complete stability.