Ergonomic stereo microscopes Superior imaging for a wide range of inspection & rework tasks Patented optical technology for fatigue-free viewing and superb image quality Wide range of magnification options to 20x Long working distances; large depths of field FM 557119 Vision Engineering Ltd has been certified for the quality management system ISO 9001:2008. Shadow-free true colour LED illumination A smarter way to work The latest generation of Mantis is the result of a continual research and development programme, bringing together pioneering optical developments with over 50 years experience. The Mantis advantage But don’t just take our word for it, you could always ask one of more than 150,000 Mantis users. For over half a century, Vision Engineering has been a pioneer in cutting-edge optical developments, introducing eyepiece-less microscopes to the world in the 1970s. The latest generation of Mantis is the result of a continual research and development “ We pride ourselves on providing a fast turnaround time for our customers, so we rely on the accuracy and ease of use of Mantis programme, bringing together pioneering optical developments ” with over 50 years experience. As comfortable as a bench magnifier, with the power of a stereo microscope, the Mantis’ unique eyepiece-less design is at the heart of the Mantis advantage. From this, a stunning 3D macro world opens up to the user. With enhanced depth perception and the ability to look around the subject, Mantis’ unparalleled ergonomics opens up a new dimension of enhanced comfort, efficiency and productivity. No other company has dedicated so much time to advancing microscope ergonomics, since we understand the critical link between operator ergonomics and increased efficiency and productivity. Vision Engineering’s patented eyepiece-less stereo microscopes are naturally ergonomic without the need for special adjustment, modification or optional extras. Users benefit dramatically from improved comfort and ease of use; businesses benefit from increased productivity, improved quality and reduced costs. “ “ “ ... my only regret is that I didn’t get one sooner ” We invested in Mantis since it adds both precision and pace to our production line ” As easy to use as a bench magnifier - as powerful as a stereo microscope ” “ ... my only regret is that I didn’t get one sooner ” Improving operator ergonomics is not just about improving comfort Businesses choose Vision Engineering’s ergonomic stereo microscopes because operators are more comfortable during inspection, so more efficient, more accurate and more productive. So the operator benefits and so does the business. Give your stereo microscope a health check! Ergonomic working position An ergonomic body position makes the Mantis more comfortable, less fatiguing and, more importantly, much easier to use. Additionally, optimal operator ergonomics minimises the risk of repetitive strain-related injuries. A happy worker is a productive worker. Freedom of head movement An additional benefit of Vision Engineering’s patented eyepiece-less design is that users do not need to align their eyes with eyepieces. This freedom of movement reduces associated neck and back strain associated with the fixed body position of conventional microscope eyepieces. A natural view of the subject With conventional microscope eyepieces, operators must position their eyes very close to the eyepieces, blocking out ambient light. The intense light exiting the eyepieces causes the pupils to contract. Constant contraction and expansion of the pupils is the main cause of eye fatigue with microscopes. With the patented eyepieces of Mantis, users sit back from the viewer, allowing ambient light into the eyes. Additionally, the light exiting the ‘viewing lens’ is spread over a larger area, proving a more natural view of the subject. Ability to wear glasses With Mantis, operators do not need to remove their glasses (or safety glasses) to use the microscope. Easy hand-eye co-ordination Easy hand-eye co-ordination is possible with the Mantis – critical for re-work, repair, dissection and other manipulation tasks. Sitting back from the viewer provides users with much better peripheral vision, so they can co-ordinate hands in a natural manner. Read about our patented technology: www.visioneng.com/ergonomics » Low investment, compact and flexible Compact Mantis Compact is a high value stereo microscope which excels in the low magnification range for inspection or manipulation tasks where bench magnifiers have traditionally been used. Patented optical technology allows operators freedom of head movement for superb ergonomics and hand-eye co-ordination, with the ability to wear glasses if required. All Mantis systems Superior ergonomics for improved productivity and increased throughput Long working distances for easy sample manipulation and rework 2x, 4x, 6x and 8x quick change objectives Bright white, true colour, LED illumination providing up to 10,000 hours of shadow-free viewing Superb hand-eye co-ordination for inspection and manipulation tasks Patented eyepiece-less optics maximise head freedom providing unrivalled ergonomic performance. aid with productivity and quality improvements. Mantis Compact, with counter-balanced universal stand, for flexibility and ease of use. High stability bench stand, with integral focus and substage illumination. Options Floating Stage Provides smooth and sensitive control allowing for samples to be accurately inspected. For use with bench stand only. Articulated arm, designed specifically for applications requiring extended reach, without compromising stability. Optical Data Objective Lenses 2x 4x 6x 8x Accessories Lens protection caps Dust cover Replacement LED array UV Lighting For UV inspection applications and fast and accurate fault detection. Secondary Link Arm Working Distance 167mm 96mm 73mm 58.5mm Field of View 45.0mm 27.5mm 19.2mm 14.3mm A secondary link increases total reach of articulated arm to 847.5mm and provides added flexibility and manoeuvrability. Floor Stand Ideal for inspection where subjects are immobile or require a standing position. For use in conjunction with articulated arm. Lift, swing, tilt and rotate capability. Read our FAQs at www.visioneng.com/mantis » High performance, wide range of options Elite Mantis Elite is a high performance stereo microscope, offering 3D optical imaging with magnification options up to 20x, making it a perfect alternative to more traditional stereo microscopes. Large fields of view and generous working distances allow for a wide range of inspection, preparation and manipulation tasks to be carried out, all with exceptional hand-eye co-ordination. High value, high specification patented design with superb optical performance Long working distance and large field of view for easy sample manipulation and rework 2x - 20x magnification options with quick change turret allows users to switch between low magnification inspection and high magnification fine detail tasks Bright white, true colour, LED illumination providing up to 10,000 hours of shadow-free viewing Superb hand-eye co-ordination for inspection and manipulation tasks Patented optics maximise head freedom providing superb ergonomics and minimal eye fatigue High stability bench stand with integral focus and substage illumination. Mantis Elite, with counter-balanced universal stand for flexibility and ease of use. Options Floating Stage Provides smooth and sensitive control allowing for samples to be accurately inspected. For use with bench stand only. Episcopic Illuminator Articulated arm, designed specifically for applications requiring extended reach, without compromising stability. UV Lighting Optical Data Objective Lenses 2x 4x 6x 6x SLWD* 8x 10x 15x 20x Through-the-lens illumination for the inspection of bore holes and complex internal/external features. Iris control for precise light positioning. Working Distance 160mm 96mm 68mm 112mm 59mm 54mm 40mm 29mm Accessories Lens protection caps Dust cover Replacement LED array * cannot be used together with 2x or 20x lens Field of View 57.0mm 34.0mm 23.0mm 20.0mm 17.0mm 13.5mm 8.8mm 6.5mm Switchable UV-white light illumination for UV inspection applications and fast and accurate fault detection. Secondary Link Arm A secondary link increases total reach of articulated arm to 847.5mm and provides added flexibility and manoeuvrability. Floor Stand Ideal for inspection where subjects are immobile or require a standing position. For use in conjunction with articulated arm. Lift, swing, tilt and rotate capability. High performance inspection solution Elite-Cam HD Mantis Elite-Cam HD is a variant of the successful Mantis Elite stereo microscope, with an internally integrated USB2.0 digital camera, bringing image capture capabilities to the outstanding optical performance of Mantis. By adding an HD camera to Mantis Elite, Vision Engineering has created a supremely capable inspection solution, providing flexibility and simplicity for any precision magnification task. Simple, easy-to-use image and video capture software is included as standard to allow you to get up and running quickly, optimise camera settings for individual applications, or make annotations for documentation purposes. Quickly and simply add annotations / mark-up to captured images using the uEye software supplied Image capture in a variety of formats (.bmp, .jpg and .png) Video recording (.avi), ideal for training purposes Multi-lingual software, available in all major languages Optimise camera settings for individual applications, including white balance, gain, contrast, colour channel gain See Technical details for camera details. Mantis Elite-Cam HD includes USB cable, 1 metre Simple and easy-to-use software - available in all major languages. DimensionOne™ software option DimensionOne™ is a powerful software solution for Mantis Elite-Cam HD, providing enhanced annotation, as well as on-screen measurement and dimensioning capabilities. DimensionOne™ comes with a CD and calibration artefact for accurate on-screen measurement. A range of alternative software options are also available. Find out more about DimensionOne™ www.visioneng.com/dimensionone » Technical details Mantis Compact, Mantis Elite, Universal Stand A or Mantis Elite-Cam HD? C D Mantis Compact Mantis Compact Mantis Elite Dimensions: A = 565mm - 775mm B = 335mm - 545mm C = 395mm - 605mm D = 110mm - 320mm Dimensions: A = 593mm - 802mm B = 352mm - 622mm C = 415mm - 624mm D = 103mm - 312mm Unpacked weight: Head 2.1kg Stand 3.3kg Unpacked weight: Head 3.0kg Stand 3.3kg Packed weight: Head 4.1kg Stand 4.6kg Packed weight: Head 5.0kg Stand 4.6kg Power: 9V DC external plug transformer, available in all worldwide plug configurations. B Mantis Compact excels in the low magnification range for inspection or manipulation tasks where bench magnifiers Bench Stand have traditionally been used. Mantis Compact has a small footprint and low investment cost giving a superb price/performance ratio. A E B D C Mantis Elite Mantis Elite has enhanced optical performance, including higher magnification, Mantis Elite Dimensions: A = 475mm - 608mm B = 300mm C = 380mm D = 330mm E = 256mm max., less working distance Dimensions: A = 487mm - 620mm B = 300mm C = 380mm D = 330mm E = 255mm max., less working distance Unpacked weight: Head 2.1kg Stand 5.0kg Unpacked weight: Head 3.0kg Stand 5.0kg Packed weight: Head 4.1kg Stand 8.4kg Packed weight: Head 5.0kg Stand 8.4kg Power: 100-240VAC 50-60HZ 1.0A max., available in all worldwide plug configurations. Articulated Arm a large field of view plus long working A distances, making it a perfect alternative to traditional stereo microscopes for a wide B C range of inspection, preparation and manipulation tasks requiring hand-eye E co-ordination. Mantis Compact D Mantis Compact Mantis Elite Dimensions: A = 880mm B = 430mm C = 510mm D = 650mm E = 290mm Dimensions: A = 880mm B = 430mm C = 510mm D = 650mm E = 290mm Unpacked weight: Head 2.1kg Stand 11kg Unpacked weight: Head 3.0kg Stand 11kg Packed weight: Head 4.1kg Stand 13.5kg Packed weight: Head 5.0kg Stand 13.5kg Power: 9V DC external plug transformer, available in all worldwide plug configurations. Mantis Elite-Cam HD Illumination Mantis Elite-Cam HD is a supremely capable Mantis Compact inspection tool for the quality conscious, Lighting Data combining the outstanding 3D optics of Light intensity measured at subject plane with colour correction filters. Mantis Elite with the power and flexibility 20 LEDs 9,400 LUX Up to 10,000 hours Substage illumination (bench stand only) of HD image capture. Inspect, document 58 LEDs and share with ease. 2,700 LUX Up to 10,000 hours Mantis Elite Lighting Data Light intensity measured at subject plane with colour correction filters. 24 LEDs 11,000 LUX Up to 10,000 hours Substage illumination (bench stand only) 58 LEDs 2,700 LUX Up to 10,000 hours Camera Camera Data FM 557119 Vision Engineering Ltd has been certificated for the quality management system ISO 9001:2008. Sensor type CMOS Resolution (H x W) 1600 x 1200 pixels Sensor size 1/3” Pixel size 2.8μm Colour depth 8-bit Refresh rate (fps) 18.3 fps max. Interface USB2.0 File formats BMP, JPEG, PNG Power supply USB powered Supplied software uEye Cockpit Application solutions Electronics The Mantis family of + Plastics and rubber + Mantis stereo microscopes are ideally suited for Rubber seals, packaging, caps and closures are stereo microscopes electronics PCB inspection and rework. designed and precision manufactured to make enable users to inspect The patented optical viewing head provides an essential. Rework, such as the removal of flash unrivalled 3D view with ergonomic advantages from the injection mould process may also be of simple hand-eye co-ordination and fatigue- required, meaning Mantis’ long working distance free soldering / inspection work. is essential. them work effectively. Inspection for quality is and re-work a wide range of components including... Medical devices + Precision engineering + Laboratory / Life sciences + From stents to catheters, medical device Precision engineered components are often Sample preparation and dissection in a laboratory components require 100% inspection to ensure critical components and utilised in industries such is made safer and easier with Mantis. Mantis every product sent out meets the exacting as aerospace and automotive. Mantis’ clear view ‘eyepiece-less’ viewing head not only allows product specifications. Mantis is excellent for and superior ergonomics are ideal for critical safety glasses to be worn, but also allows Mantis critical manual inspection because of its excellent inspection for defects as they aid visual accuracy to be used when placed in a laminar flow image contrast. and minimise errors caused by user fatigue. cabinet. Hair restoration + Dental prosthetics + Mantis is a popular solution for use with hair Dental restoration. The detailed and time limited work that need to be tailored for each individual. are medical devices of splitting hair follicles requires the operator to The manufacturing process often requires be able to maintain high levels of concentration magnification from inspecting the initial moulds, and visual accuracy. to colour matching the final product. There are many other applications where Mantis is used, including agriculture, education, restoration of antiques, engraving, forensics, and much more... More about Vision Engineering... About us ISO 9001:2008 Company history Vision Engineering has been designing and Vision Engineering Ltd is certificated Vision Engineering was founded in 1958 manufacturing ergonomic microscopes for for the quality management system ISO by Rob Freeman, a toolmaker who had over 50 years. 9001:2008. previously worked as a race mechanic with the Jaguar Racing Team. While at With a philosophy of design innovation, Vision Engineering holds world patents for a number of optical techniques which significantly improve microscope ergonomics. Service & support Jaguar, Rob developed a borescope for Vision Engineering has a network of without the need for disassembly. inspecting internal race engine parts international offices throughout North To date, over 300,000 ‘eyepiece-less’ and and South America, Europe, and Asia, Subsequently he formed Vision Engineering ‘expanded image’ microscopes have been supported by fully trained distributor as a means of developing his interest in installed for both industry and life science partners. Full user training, service, and optics applied to manufacturing technology. applications. support is available, ensuring the highest levels of customer support is maintained. Over the years Vision Engineering has delivered leading-edge inspection and measurement products that have helped improved productivity and quality for thousands of companies the world over. Falcon 3-axis measuring machine. Swift-Duo dual optical and video measuring system. Other solutions from Vision Engineering... Stereo microscopes Digital inspection Non-contact measurement Vision Engineering’s acclaimed Take advantage of the power of digital Measurement applications vary greatly. eyepiece-less technology utilised in their imaging with Vision Engineering’s range This is reflected in the wide range of range of stereo microscopes offers of digital video inspection systems. measurement solutions provided by stunning 3D (stereo) imaging combined High resolution images combined with Vision Engineering. with unrivalled ergonomics. The ergo- simple operation make digital inspection nomic patented viewer liberates users from a powerful alternative for any task restrictive working practices, opening requiring precision magnification. up a world of enhanced efficiency and productivity. The range includes handheld digital solutions for inspection on the move, With more than 50 years’ experience in to full HD digital imaging with real-time the design and manufacture of innovative video, for instant results. optical solutions, Vision Engineering has the expertise to advise you on the best Vision Engineering manufacture a full range of non-contact measuring systems, including ‘workshop’ measuring microscopes, dual optical and video measuring systems, plus the latest field of view ‘instant’ measurement systems. Vision Engineering also has a suite of inspection systems and software www.visioneng.com/digital solutions, designed for simple on-screen solution for your application. dimensioning. www.visioneng.com/stereo www.visioneng.com/measurement A full range of stereo microscopes and digital inspection solutions are available. For more information... Vision Engineering has a network of offices and technical distributors around the world. For more information, please contact your Vision Engineering branch, local authorised distributor, or visit our website. MTS_en4.0/0415 Distributor Brütsch/Rüegger Tools Ltd. Heinrich Stutz-Strasse 20 P.O. Box | CH-8902 Urdorf Tel. +41 44 736 63 63 | Fax +41 44 736 63 00 www.brw.ch | firstname.lastname@example.org Vision Engineering Ltd. (Manufacturing) Send Road, Send, Woking, Surrey, GU23 7ER, England Tel: +44 (0) 1483 248300 Email: email@example.com Vision Engineering Ltd. 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