Certified refurbished instruments

ZEISS Certified Pre-Owned Electron Microscope Program delivers fully refurbished microscopes with guaranteed performance at exceptional value

  • Introduction

    If your electron microscope has been doing its job for years, or even decades, it's time for a new system.

    If your budget is limited, certified pre-owned systems are definitely an option. These pre-owned systems are re-worked, certified to ZEISS standards and covered by legal warranty. The result: you receive guaranteed support at an attractive price.

    Please contact your local sales representative to find out which pre-owned systems are currently available.

    Please note that the availability of pre-owned instruments may differ from region to region.

  • Refurbish Program

    Carl Zeiss Certified Pre-Owned Electron Microscope Program delivers fully refurbished microscopes with guaranteed performance at exceptional value. Our Certified Pre-Owned instruments are refurbished by our factory trained Engineers to meet the same factory standards as when the instrument was originally purchased. While there are dozens of “used equipment resellers” out there; only Carl Zeiss can guarantee you’re getting ZEISS Quality, Performance and Reliability, backed by our world-wide Service and Support Team.

    Not every used instrument qualifies for the ZEISS Certified Pre-Owned Microscope Program. Only those instruments that have been well cared for, are still of recent generation and so are supportable for years to come, and have made it through our exhaustive regiment of factory tests, become ZEISS Certified Pre-Owned. Instruments that do not meet these criteria are not accepted into this program.

    With a ZEISS Certified Pre-Owned Electron Microscope, you get:


    • Thorough inspection upon arrival at our facility
    • Thorough testing of components and subsystems performed by our Factory Trained Engineers
    • Only factory authorized parts are used to refurbish Zeiss instruments
    • Cleaning, cosmetic repairs, paint, and detailing as required
    • Complete system check to factory performance standards
    • All system shipments occur with our factory provided crates to safeguard your investment


    • Professional installation and verification by ZEISS Certified Service Engineers included
    • Pre-delivery site audit of your facility to ensure optimum performance after installation, included
    • Software updated to the most current version possible to ensure the maximum functionality possible
    • In many cases, system upgrades and accessories can be bundled into your tool purchase, to provide capabilities typically only available on our most current generation instruments


    • Carl Zeiss backed 1 Year Warranty on all complete Systems (extended warranty available for some products)
    • All Pre-Owned instruments are given the same priority service as a new instrument
    • Support provided by your local Carl Zeiss Field Service Team with professional on-site repairs as well as all spare parts required to support your instrument
    • Applications and Training Support can also be bundled into your purchase
    • Flexible Service Agreements are available to meet your needs, as well as “On-Demand Services”

    Let ZEISS take the risk out of your next Pre-Owned instrument purchase! With a Carl Zeiss Pre-Owned Microscope, you get the Quality, Performance, and Reliability that you’ve come to expect from Carl Zeiss.

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  • Trade-In

    Carl Zeiss is pleased to announce our new “Trade In / Trade Up” program. If you’re the owner of a Carl Zeiss Electron Microscope, and are interested in exploring the opportunity to “Trade In” your instrument against a new, latest generation microscope, please let us know. We will be happy to discuss the value of your current microscope and how we can help you to obtain one of our many current generation, industry leading instruments, which are available today!

    Should the very latest in microscope technology be just beyond your reach, maybe our “Trade Up” program is right for you. Let us assist you in converting your older technology instrument, into a more current ZEISS Certified Pre-Owned Microscope. You keep the world renowned Carl Zeiss design quality and reliability that you’ve come to depend on, but gain increased functionality that you thought you couldn’t afford! Let Carl Zeiss assist you with managing your asset needs; we’re experts in the field and are looking to partner with you, to help you to keep pace with technology advancements.

    Even if you’re not looking to upgrade a current instrument, but are looking to take advantage of our advanced technology and support, you should consider our ZEISS Certified Pre-Owned Microscope Program. Why buy just another “used” instrument. Isn’t your time and reputation worth more then that? Let Carl Zeiss eliminate the surprises and stresses that come with buying a used instrument. Our selection of Pre-Owned, come with the full backing of Carl Zeiss, the industry leader in microscopes for over a hundred years. If you don’t see what you’re looking for in our current inventory, let us know what you need, and allow us to do the searching for you! Our vast global Sales and Support channels, will likely find just what you need.

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