Mantis Family Brochure v4.0 English.indd

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.
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“
... 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.
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Distributor
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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 | sales@brw.ch
Vision Engineering Ltd.
(Manufacturing)
Send Road, Send,
Woking, Surrey, GU23 7ER, England
Tel:
+44 (0) 1483 248300
Email: generalinfo@visioneng.com
Vision Engineering Ltd.
(Central Europe)
Anton-Pendele-Str. 3,
82275 Emmering, Deutschland
Tel:
+49 (0) 8141 40167-0
Email: info@visioneng.de
Nippon Vision Engineering
(Japan)
272-2 Saedo-cho, Tsuduki-ku,
Yokohama-shi, 224-0054, Japan
Tel:
+81 (0) 45 935 1117
Email: info@visioneng.jp
Vision Engineering Ltd.
(Commercial)
Monument House, Monument Way West,
Woking, Surrey, GU21 5EN, England
Tel:
+44 (0) 1483 248300
Email: generalinfo@visioneng.com
Vision Engineering Ltd.
(France)
ZAC de la Tremblaie, Av. de la Tremblaie
91220 Le Plessis Paté, France
Tel:
+33 (0) 160 76 60 00
Email: info@visioneng.fr
Vision Engineering Inc.
(Manufacturing & Commercial)
570 Danbury Road, New Milford,
CT 06776 USA
Tel:
+1 (860) 355 3776
Email: info@visioneng.com
Vision Engineering Ltd.
(Italia)
Via Cesare Cantù, 9
20092 Cinisello Balsamo MI, Italia
Tel:
+39 02 6129 3518
Email: info@visioneng.it
Vision Engineering Ltd
(China)
11J, International Ocean Building,
720 Pudong Avenue, Shanghai,
200120, P.R. China
Tel:
+86 (0) 21 5036 7556
Email: info@visioneng.com.cn
Vision Engineering
(Brasil)
Email: info@visioneng.com.br
Vision Engineering
(India)
Email: info@visioneng.co.in
Vision Engineering
(South East Asia)
P-03A-20, Impian Meridian,
Jalan Subang 1,
USJ 1, 47600 Subang Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
Malaysia
Tel:
+604-619 2622
Email: info@visioneng.asia
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update, without notice, the design, materials or specification of any products, the information contained within
this brochure/datasheet and to discontinue production or distribution of any of the products described.
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