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Pre-Owned Instruments, Certified by ZEISS

ZEISS Certified Pre-Owned Instruments Program

ZEISS Certified Pre-Owned Electron Microscopes Program delivers fully reconditioned instruments with guaranteed performance at exceptional value. If your microscope has been doing its job for years, or even decades, it might be the right time for a new system.

If your budget is limited or if you do not want to purchase a new microscope, certified pre-owned instruments are definitely an option. These microscopes are re-worked, certified to ZEISS standards and covered by legal warranty. The result: you receive guaranteed performance at an attractive price.

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

Please note that the availability may differ from region to region.

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Program Details

ZEISS Certified Pre-Owned Instruments are reconditioned 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 ZEISS can guarantee you’re getting ZEISS Quality, Performance and Reliability, backed by our world-wide Service and Customer Care Team.

Not every used instrument qualifies for the ZEISS Certified Pre-Owned Instrument Program. Only those instruments that have been well cared for, that 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. Microscopes that do not meet these criteria are not accepted into this program.

With a ZEISS Certified Pre-Owned Instrument, 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 rework 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 service engineers included
  • Pre-delivery site audit of your facility to ensure optimum performance after installation
  • Software updated to the most current version if possible to ensure the maximum possible functionality
  • 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


  • ZEISS backed 1 Year Warranty
  • All Pre-Owned Instruments are given the same priority service as a new instrument
  • Support provided by your local 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
  • Protect Service Agreements are available to meet your needs, as well as Repair Services

Let ZEISS take the risk out of a pre-owned microscope purchase! With a Certified Pre-Owned Instrument, you get the Quality, Performance and Reliability that you’ve come to expect from ZEISS.


If you’re the owner of a ZEISS 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 instruments, which are available today!

Should the very latest in microscope technology be just beyond your reach, let us assist you in converting your older technology instrument, into a more current ZEISS Certified Pre-Owned Instrument. You keep the world renowned ZEISS design quality and reliability that you’ve come to depend on, but gain increased functionality that you thought you couldn’t afford! Let 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.