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Vision Engineering SX45 Elite Industrial Stereo Zoom Microscope


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SX45 Elite Industrial Stereo Zoom Microscope

The SX45 is a robust, high quality stereo microscope, perfect for every electronic application. With its extra-long working distance, precision optics and compact design is the perfect solution to many industrial, manufacturing, and biological applications.

With more than 60 years’ experience in design and manufacture of high performance optical systems, Vision Engineering’s SX45 Elite delivers value, performance and flexibility.

The SX45 Elite provides high quality stereo viewing, ideal for both industry and life science applications.

Perfect for manufacturing assembly, inspection, quality control, and on the shop- floor, the SX45 Elite’s extra-long working distance is great for manipulation, re-work, dissection, or simple inspection tasks.

Additionally, a wide range of stand options and accessories allow tailoring to suit individual requirements.

*Requires eyepiece and a stand. Cable also required please check specfication*



Why Use The SX45 Elite?

  • Affordable stereo zoom microscope with first-class performance
  • 8x – 50x* (6.3:1 zoom ratio) click-stop stereo zoom magnification (200x max.)
  • Long-life (up to 6,000 hours), true colour LED illumination
  • Wide range of options and configurations
  • Extra-long working distance (115mm*)
  • Very rugged, easy to use and simple to maintain* with standard x1.0 objective



Features & Benefits Of The SX Elite Range

Perfect Detail
With every model in the SX Elite range, you will receive perfect clarity and the visual detail you need for your application. Thanks to the Greenough optics for every model of this range, you can enjoy exceptional image clarity.


Improved Depth Perception
Get a real feel for the depths of your components and PCBs with the SX Elites depth perception. This makes the SX45 ideal for working with tools for assembly, repair, inspection and more.


Configure To Your Requirements
The SX45 can be configured to suit your exact application requirements, with a multitude of high quality stands and accessories. Configure your SX elite stereo microscope to however you need. Read more about these below.


Easy Image Capture
The image capture capabilities allows for simple sharing, reporting, archiving and more.


3 Ranges Of SX Elite Available

SX25 – Compact binocular stereo microscope, 4.5:1 zoom with 180x magnification, perfect for rework and inspection tasks

SX45 (This Model) – Extra-long working distance, compact binocular stereo microscope, possible to attach to SXC001 Camera with SX45 Elite TR model, 6.25:1 zoom with 200x magnification, working distance up to 220mm

SX80 – High resolution binocular stereo microscope, 8:1 zoom with 256x magnification, modular design with tilting head and a camera arm.




Stand Options

SX Bench Stand
Bench stand


  • Compact & Versatile
  • Low-profile base – optimises ergonomics & reduces worker fatigue
  • Built-in transformer with intensity adjustment for surface & substage illumination
SX Single Arm Boom Stand With Base
Single Arm Boom With Base










  • Ideal for larger specimens
  • Stable platform base, or for mounting directly to user’s work surface
  • Enhanced freedom of movement
SX Double Arm With Base

Double Arm Boom With Base

Double Arm With Clamp

Double Arm Boom With Clamp

Articulated Arm With Clamp

Articulated Arm Boom With Clamp


  • Ideal for larger specimens
  • Stable platform base, or for mounting directly to user’s work surface
  • Enhanced freedom of movement



Illumination Options

  • Bench stand includes: Incident illumination (overhead, angled) & sub-stage illumination.
  • 64 LED Ring Light
  • 64 LED Quadrant Ring Light
  • 144 LED Quadrant Ring Light
  • White UV Ring Light



Software Options

ViCapture Image & video capture (supplied with camera)
DimensionOne Image capture, annotation, on-screen measurement.
DimensionTwo Image capture, annotation, on-screen measurement, camera control.
VifoxEVO Image capture, analysis, enhancement, annotation, on-screen measurement, camera control, reporting.
ViPlus Image capture, annotation, on-screen measurement, camera control, reporting.



Available Accessories For The SX45

  • Camera – CMOS SXC001
  • Floating Stage (use with bench stand)
  • Measuring graticule
  • Ring Lighting
More Information
General Specifications

To discuss your particular requirements in further detail, please contact us

Optical data

Eyepieces Objective Lenses Zoom Range Working Distance
10x/22 F.N. 0.5x* 4x – 25x 220.6mm
10x/22 F.N. 1.0x 8x – 50x 115.0mm
10x/22 F.N. 2.0x 16x – 100x 57.5mm
15x/16 F.N. 0.5x* 6x – 37.5x 220.6mm
15x/16 F.N. 1.0x 12x – 75x 115.0mm
15x/16 F.N. 2.0x 24x – 150x 57.5mm
20x/13 F.N. 0.5x* 8x – 50x 220.6mm
20x/13 F.N. 1.0x 16x – 100x 115.0mm
20x/13 F.N. 2.0x 32x – 200x 57.5mm

Technical Data

  • Greenough stereo zoom microscope
  • Zoom ratio 6.3:1
  • Observation tube inclination 45°
  • Interpupillary distance adjustment (52 to 75mm)
  • Dioptre adjustment on both eyepieces
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Are graticules available for the SX range of stereo zoom microscopes?

Yes, this is something that we can provide. Please contact our sales team on 023 8065 0065 or drop us an email to [email protected]. We will be able to help you further with what you need.

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