Ergonomic Stereo Microscopes, Eyepieceless Inspection Systems
and Magnifying Viewers
from Vision Engineering


Represented by GSA Service Company

Vision Engineering Inc. is a leading-edge manufacturer of ergonomic stereo microscopes (including popular Lynx and Mantis) and non-contact measuring systems. Since its formation in 1958, Vision Engineering has become one of the world's most innovative and dynamic microscope manufacturers, holding world patents for optical techniques which remove the need for conventional binocular microscope eyepieces. These techniques are employed in Vision's Dynascope, Expanded-Pupil and Spatial Imaging optical systems and offer users advanced ergonomics, optical clarity and reduced eyestrain. Vision Engineering products are made in the USA and available via GSA Schedule/Contract/Advantage.

 

Expanded Exit Pupil Technology

allows head movement backwards,
forward & from side to side for most
comfortable viewing position

Quick Links to Vision Engineering Stereo Microscope Systems and other Information

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Mantis Family of Stereo Microscopes Patented Expanded Pupil Technology
Mantis Compact Microscope/Viewer SX45 Affordable Stereo Zoom Microscope
Mantis Elite Stereo Microscope Lynx Stereo Zoom Microscope
Mantis Elite-Cam Camera Microscope Link to Measuring Microscope Web Site
Lentis Bench Magnifier Link to Vision Engineering Inc Web Site
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Lynx Stereo Zoom Dynascopic Microscope

Ultra-High Performance, Eyepieceless Microscope with x2.1 - x120 Magnification

The Lynx stereo microscope utilizes Vision Engineering's patented Dynascope technology. Dynascope technology offers the user advanced ergonomics by removing the need for restrictive eyepieces. The Lynx is a unique eyepieceless, ergonomically advanced stereo microscope for intricate tasks requiring high-resolution stereo viewing. The eyepieceless optics of Lynx significantly increase head freedom and eye relief, reducing operator stress and fatigue over long periods of time.

  • Wide Magnification Range: Magnifications options from x2.1 to x120 provide clear, sharp images with long working distances and large depth of field
  • Modular Design: A wide choice of quick change-over optics and accessories makes the Lynx an extremely flexible system
  • Patented Eyepieceless Optics: Produces magnified 3D images, without eyepieces, maximizing head freedom, providing superb ergonomics and reduced eye fatigue
  • Dynascope™ Expanded Pupil Technology: The eyepieceless viewer, with an exit pupil that is 64x larger than traditional eyepiece microscopes, enables unmatched freedom of head and body position, eliminating operator fatigue (click HERE for info)
  • High Resolution 3D Images: Patented optics of Lynx provides a large viewing area with a purely optical, 3-dimensional high resolution image, not the 2-dimensional digital image of video or camera scopes
  • Long Working Distances & Large Depths of Field: Excellent for maintenance and repair tasks
  • LED Illuminator: 14 point bright white LED ring light with intensity control, provides up to 10,000 hours of shadow-free viewing, at a fraction of the cost of conventional halogen systems

Download Lynx Brochure
by clicking on the image above
 
Lynx with stable Bench Stand,
incorporates substage illumination

Lynx with Boom Mount allows unit
to swing left and right

Lynx with Unicam Integrated Digital Camera allows for image/video capture

Patented Expanded Pupil System for Unmatched Comfort and Ergonomics

Because traditional eyepiece microscopes are limited to a 3mm exit pupil and the human eye has only a 5-7mm pupil, any repositioning of the eyes result in loss of image. The fixed eyepieces dictate exactly where the technician must put his head and how they must hold their posture - a rigid, unnatural and uncomfortable position which quickly leads to fatigue. The patented design of Vision Engineering ergonomically optimized viewing systems allow for a much greater exit pupil, providing freedom of head and eye movement, a much more comfortable viewing position, and enables the wearing of prescription glasses.


Conventional eyepiece microscopes have an exit pupil diameter of 3mm. If you move outside of 3mm, you lose the image completely. To retain the image, you must hold your head and body in an uncomfortable, fixed position.

Freedom of head movement is achieved in Lynx & Mantis products by a patented expanded pupil technique that takes the exit pupil of 3mm and expands it to approximately 30mm in Mantis and 60mm in Lynx Systems, in both axis.

Since the optical pupils are larger than each eye pupil, the user is moving his own pupil within the optical path. This allows head movement backward, forward & from side to side for ergonomically optimized viewing.

Lynx VS8 PCB Inspection Stereo Microscope/Workstation

Advanced Eyepieceless Stereo Microscope for Dedicated Printed Circuit Board Inspection


Lynx VS8 PCB Inspection Stereo Microscope
CLICK HERE OR ON IMAGE TO DOWNLOAD LYNX VS8 DATASHEET

Vision Engineering's Lynx VS8 is an advanced stereo zoom microscope for specialist Printed Circuit Board inspection and is ideal for all electronics applications including fine pitch, surface mount, TAB and BGA technology. A variant of Vision Engineering's successful Lynx stereo microscope, Lynx VS8 utilizes Vision Engineering's patented Dynascope technology to offer the user advanced ergonomics by removing the need for restrictive eyepieces. Increased head and body freedom for the operator leads to greater productivity, increased throughput, improved quality control and less fatigue. Switchable direct or oblique, rotating views allow detailed inspection of solder joints, holes, pillars and thread forms.

Lynx Accessories and Options

Oblique and Direct Viewer

Unicam Digital Camera


Fixed Angle Viewer

Allows operator to view subject from angle
of 34° from vertical, which can be rotated through to 360° enabling better stereo view
of 3-dimensional subjects including PCB
solder joints, holes, pillars and thread forms
CLICK HERE FOR 360° VIDEO
Unicam is a permanently engaged digital video camera, specifically designed for use with Vision Engineering’s range of Dynascopic stereo zoom and non-contact measuring microscopes. Includes PC output via USB 2.0 with easy-to-use PC-based software and Monitor display via composite video output, ideal for training.
CLICK HERE FOR UNICAM DATASHEET DOWNLOAD
Allows the user three options; a fixed angle of 25° from vertical, the ability to view vertically or tilting the optical head and using the system standing up
Step Magnification Multiplier

14 Point LED Illuminator


Ergowedge

Allows the stereo zoom range to be
increased by a factor of x1.5 or x2
without any loss in working distance
A bright white LED ring light with intensity control, new LED
Illuminator provides up to 10,000 hours of shadow-free viewing,
at a fraction of the cost of conventional halogen systems
CLICK FOR LED ILLUMINATOR DATASHEET DOWNLOAD
Allows the view to be adjusted
between -5° and -25° from horizontal
Mantis Family of Stereo Microscope/Viewers

For a Wide Range of Inspection and Depot/Intermediate Maintenance Tasks

Vision Engineering's Mantis Family consists of a unique range of eyepieceless optical inspection systems used for intricate tasks that require high resolution (up to 20x magnification) and offers advanced relief from operator stress and fatigue over long periods of time. Patented eyepieceless technology provides Mantis with an ergonomic advantage over conventional, low magnification microscopes, minimizing eye fatigue and allowing the operator greater freedom of head movement. The product line consists of Mantis Compact, Mantis Elite, Mantis Elite-Cam, Mantis Macro and Lentis, each with unique features explained in detail in the paragraphs below. Advanced features include:

  • Patented Eyepieceless Optics: Produces magnified 3D images, without eyepieces, maximizing head freedom, providing superb ergonomics and reduced eye fatigue
  • Expanded Pupil Technology: Expands the exit pupil from the 3mm diameter of a traditional microscope to 30mm, allowing the user to move head/body both backwards and forward, and side to side to achieve the most comfortable working position (click HERE for info)
  • High Resolution 3-D Images: Presents the user with a purely optical 3-dimensional image with a resolution and clarity not possible when viewing the 2-D image produced by a video monitor or camera scopes
  • Long Working Distances & Large Depths of Field: Excellent for maintenance and repair tasks
  • Wide Range of Magnification: Magnifications options from x2 to x20
  • Distortion-Free Optics: Unlike traditional bench magnifiers, there is no distortion across its full range
  • LED Illumination: Bright white, true color, energy-saving LED illumination provides up to 10,000 hours of shadow-free viewing
  • Made in USA - Available via GSA Federal Supply Schedule or GSA Advantage

Download Mantis Family Brochure
by clicking on the image above

Mantis Elite High Performance Stereo Microscope/Magnifier

Mid-Magnification, Large Field of View, Long Working Distance, Superb Ergonomics

Vision Engineering's Mantis Elite is a patented "eyepieceless" stereo microscope, offering truly superb 3D imaging and remarkable levels of comfort, reducing operator fatigue and increasing quality and productivity. With magnification options up to x20, Mantis Elite is the high performance stereo viewer of choice for a wide range of precision tasks requiring magnification, and a perfect alternative to more traditional stereo microscopes. Mantis Elite offers a large field of view and generous working distance to allow for a wide range of inspection, preparation and manipulation tasks, all with exceptional hand-eye co-ordination. Patented Expanded Pupil optical technology offers users unparalleled freedom of head movement for the most comfortable, ergonomic viewing position.


2x - 20x magnification options with quick change turret
allows instant switch between low magnification inspection
and high magnification/fine detail tasks

Mantis Elite offers superb ergonomics and hand-eye coordination, making
it exceptional for depot level repair or inspection of printed circuit boards,
surface mount components and other printed wiring assemblies
 
High stability Ergo Bench Stand with
integral focus, dimmable substage
illumination and floating stage (optional)
CLICK to see Bench Stand 360° Video

Patented eyepieceless optics maximize head freedom, providing superb ergonomics and fatigue-free viewing.
No more bending over eyepieces in a rigid, fixed position!
No more back wrenching microscope fatigue!

The counter-balanced Universal Stand is a flexible swinging arm with a very small footprint, and can easily be swung to the side when not in use
CLICK to see Universal Stand 360° Video

NEW  Mantis Elite-Cam Stereo Microscope with Integrated High Resolution Camera

Effortless Image Capture and Image Projection Capability . . .  for Training, Reference, Archiving


Competitively priced Mantis Elite-Cam is comprised of a standard
Mantis Elite, with a factory integrated/sealed high resolution USB2.0 camera
Click HERE or on image above to download pdf Data Sheet

Vision Engineering's Mantis Elite-Cam is a variant of the successful Mantis Elite stereo microscope, with an internally integrated and sealed USB2.0 camera allowing effortless image capture and documentation. Mantis Elite-Cam is comprised of a standard Mantis Elite, with a factory-integrated digital camera, bringing image capture capabilities to the outstanding eyepieceless optics of Mantis. Mantis Elite-Cam offers superb optical performance with the ability to capture and archive images effortlessly.

  • Image projection capability, ideal for training
  • Permits simultaneous optical/digital viewing
  • USB2.0 connectivity with easy to use PC-based software (PC not included)
  • Simple image capture allows for storage, reference and electronic communication

Mantis Compact Stereo Magnifier/Microscope

Affordable System Excels in Low Magnification Range where Bench Magnifiers are Used

Vision Engineering's Mantis Compact is a low magnification visual inspection microscope, providing truly superb 3D imaging with unmatched freedom of head movement. Featuring Vision Engineering's patented eyepieceless technology, Mantis Compact is the low magnification stereo viewer of choice for a wide range of inspection, manipulation or rework tasks requiring magnification.


x2, x4, x6 and NEW! x8
quick change magnification options
 

  • Patented Expanded Pupil optical technology offers operators unparalleled freedom of head movement and ability to wear glasses
  • Increased working distances allow operator to easily work under the microscope, excellent for intricate repair tasks
  • Small footprint and low investment cost provides a superb price/performance ratio
     

Mantis Compact has a long working distance (up to 6.57"), outstanding
for electronic repair, hand soldering and other tasks requiring magnification

Counter-balanced Universal Stand can easily
be swung to the side when not in use

CLICK to see Universal Stand 360° Video
High stability Ergo Bench Stand with integral
focus and dimmable sub-stage illumination
CLICK to see Bench Stand 360° Video



M-Flex Articulated Arm is designed specifically
for applications requiring extended reach, without compromising stability (Floor Stand also available)

Lentis High Performance Bench Magnifier

High Specification Optical Lens for Minimal Distortion Across Entire Field of View

Lentis is a state of the art bench magnifier, with high specification optical lens to minimize distortion across the entire field of view. The lens is finished with a multilayer anti-reflective iridium coating to reduce ambient reflection disturbance. A 2.5 dioptre lens provides optimal magnification, field of view and working distance for optimum comfort, with long life, ultra bright, reflected fluorescent illumination for superb image clarity and color rendition.


Download Lentis pdf brochure by clicking image above

Lentis incorporates an ultra modern stand design with quick move base

Vision Engineering Brochure/Data Sheet Downloads

Click on Image to Download Files (all are PDF format unless noted)


Mantis Family Brochure
Detailed information on Mantis Compact, Mantis Elite, Mantis Elite-Cam and Mantis Macro (551 KB)

Lentis Bench Magnifier Brochure
Data Sheet on Lentis Bench Magnifier (316 KB)

Mantis Elite-Cam Brochure
Data Sheet on Mantis Elite-Cam with integral
Digital Camera and Software  (143 KB)

Lynx Stereo Zoom Microscope Brochure
Details Lynx Dynascopic Microscopes (1015 KB)

Lynx VS8 Inspection Workstation Brochure
Data Sheet on Lynx variant configuration, VS8 specifically designed for PCB inspection (448 KB)

Unicam Digital Camera Brochure
Data Sheet on Unicam Digital Camera/Software,
for Lynx, Alpha & other systems (173 KB)

SX45 Zoom Microscopes Brochure
Info on SX45 low cost/affordable series of Stereo Zoom Microscopes (365 KB)

Lynx LED Illuminator Brochure
Data Sheet on High Intensity LED Illuminator/Ring Light upgrade for Lynx Products (368 KB)

Metrology Family of Products Brochure
Brochure detailing full range of Vision Engineering's Metrology family of products (592 KB)


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