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Vision Engineering Launches New Generation of Mantis Stereo Microscope

Third generation of a successful line

Published: Tuesday, June 6, 2023 - 05:03

(Vision Engineering: New Milford, CT) -- Vision Engineering, a leading provider of innovative inspection, metrology, and digital 3D visualization solutions, has announced the launch of Mantis 3rd Gen, from the company’s range of ergonomic optical stereo microscopes.

The new Mantis generation range—including the PIXO, ERGO, and IOTA—incorporates Vision Engineering’s patented ergonomic technology along with the latest developments in optics, digital cameras, and fully adjustable LED lighting, keeping Mantis in the vanguard of stereo imaging.

New features include:
• Improved optics for both hand-to-eye coordination and excellent depth perception
• A three-position turret to house up to three objectives ranging from 3x to 15x
• The introduction of an 8x super-long working distance lens
• Five different illumination options to optimize lighting

Also, the Mantis PIXO offers an improved, higher resolution camera for image and video capture. The system also features a toggle switch to choose between white and UV light.

Mantis PIXO, ERGO, and IOTA feature the long working distances needed for soldering, rework, and manipulative tasks when tools are required. The new systems are designed with Vision Engineering’s unique eyepiece-less technology, delivering a large, high-quality optical stereo image that’s more comfortable and easier to view than those of traditional microscopes.

Like the previous generations, Mantis 3rd Gen is manufactured in the U.S. It comes with a range of new stand options and accessories to allow for greater flexibility, stability, and a reduced footprint on the workstation.

“For the last 28 years, Mantis has proved to be an ideal solution for anyone who needs to perform precise work with small objects,” says Richard Nagel, vice president of Vision Engineering Americas sales and marketing. “We have listened to our customers and incorporated many of their requested features into Mantis 3rd Gen. The new range is based on our flagship product and offers users an improved ergonomic stereo microscope designed with the quality our users have come to expect.”

Mantis is designed for precision engineering, electronic engineering, medical device manufacturing, and a wide range of other applications that require high-quality images and superior ergonomics. It’s used in tens of thousands of R&D, manufacturing, and analytical sites around the world.

Mantis 3rd Gen is now available for purchase directly from Vision Engineering or through a network of authorized distributors. For more information, visit https://www.visioneng.us/mantis.


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