Kestrel Elite

Kestrel Elite is a simple, robust, optical measuring microscope, providing accurate measurements of a wide range of precision components, even difficult subjects such as black or transparent plastics.

  • Discontinued (Replaced by Swift PRO Elite)
  • Measuring range 200mm x 100mm
  • Powerful and intuitive, delivering accurate results with confidence
  • Impressive repeatability and reproducibility

Toolmakers’ Measuring Microscope

Kestrel Elite is a high accuracy, low investment measuring microscope, designed to transform your measurement and inspection capabilities.

Small, intricate parts, even difficult-to-view samples such as transparent plastics, can be viewed in microscope-resolution detail through Kestrel Elite’s patented optical viewing head, making accurate measurement easy.

Rugged in construction, Kestrel Elite is ideally suited for shop-floor production use, providing simple and accurate measurement of precision component parts.

Details

Kestrel Elite is the perfect starting point to upgrade your measurement and inspection capabilities and improve your quality control routines.

Simple. Rugged. Precise.

Kestrel Elite has been designed to cope with the demands of a busy production environment and includes Vision Engineering’s proven 200mm x 100mm precision measuring stage.

The stage comes complete with factory-set Non-Linear Error Correction (NLEC) calibration to ensure optimum accuracy, traceable to international standards for the purposes of ISO9000.

With space at a premium, the Kestrel Elite’s small footprint doesn’t take up much room, yet can make a big difference to your production quality.

See it, Measure it …

Vision Engineering holds world patents for a number of techniques designed to optimise optical and ergonomic performance.

Kestrel Elite’s patented Dynascope™ viewing head enables you to view intricate and low contrast objects with confidence, increasing measurement accuracy and productivity while reducing costs.

Range of applications …

Customers around the world use Vision Engineering measuring systems for a wide range of non-contact measurement applications, including:

  • Plastic parts (e.g. connectors, tubing, moulding)
  • Medical device implants (e.g. stents, hearing aids)
  • Machined parts for aerospace
  • Automotive and military use
  • General precision engineering
  • Watchmaking

…plus many more applications.

Measuring stage calibration, with NLEC

Non-Linear Error Correction (NLEC) is the most accurate correction method available and uses a software algorithm to calculate and correct any errors across the measuring stage. All measuring stages are factory-set with NLEC calibration prior to installation.

Upgrade your measurement and inspection capabilities

Kestrel Elite is the perfect starting point to upgrade your measurement and inspection capabilities and improve your quality control routines.

Vision Engineering holds world patents for a number of techniques designed to optimse optical and ergonomic performance. Kestrel Elite’s patented Dynascope™ technology enables you to view intricate and low contrast objects with confidence, increasing measurement accuracy and productivity while reducing costs.

The superb optical clarity also allows detailed visual inspection to be performed simultaneously.

What is Dynascope™ eyepieceless technology?

Kestrel Elite utilises Vision Engineering’s patented Dynascope™ optical projection technology. Dynascope™ technology removes the need for conventional microscope eyepieces, offering the user a superior image of the subject.

Black-on-black? White-on-white? Transparent subjects? Difficult-to-view features may all be viewed in intricate detail – something not always possible with other measuring devices such as profile projectors or video-based systems – making it easy to take accurate measurements.

Software

Data processing and reporting

Choice of robust microprocessor, specifically designed for use on the shop floor, or touch-screen PC with ‘next generation’ measurement software.

Intuitive PC Software

The intuitive PC software combines the power of ‘next generation’ measurement software with enhanced networking and reporting capabilities.

With simplicity at its core, the intuitive software can be used by shift workers or advanced users alike, simplifying complex work steps, with advanced features as standard.

Intuitive PC Software

A durable microprocessor offers rugged simplicity, ideal for shop floor use, reducing operator error, while minimising training time.

Technical

To discuss your particular requirements in further detail, please contact your local Vision Engineering representative.

Measuring Stage

  • Precision measuring stage, with factory-set Non-Linear Error Correction (NLEC) calibration as standard.
  • Stage accuracy 5μm

Measuring Range

(X, Y)

  • 150mm x 100mm (10kg maximum load)*
  • 150mm x 100mm measuring stage also available.
(Z)

  • 98mm*

 

Height Adjustment

100mm of height adjustment

Encoder Resolution

X = 1µm   Y = 1µm   Z=1µm*

** 3-axis variant only

Optics

Patented twin pupil monoscopic, infinity corrected optical system, with pre-centred crossline graticule to both eyes.

  • Option of custom designed graticule, pre-centred to one eye

Magnification Options (System Total)

  • Quick change magnification options – 10x, 20x, 50x, 100x

Magnification Options

  • Quick change magnification options – 10x, 20x, 50x, 100x

Illumination

Choice of twin semi-coaxial spot lamps, or cool, corrected colour temperature LED surface illumination.

  • Surface and substage illumination options enable adjustment of lighting to suit any application.
  • Substage and surface illumination provides the ability to measure in both profile and surface.

Dimensions

  • A = 680mm max.
  • B = 430mm (stage: 510mm x100mm)
  • C = 510mm (stage: 200mm x100mm)
  • D = 480mm

Accessories

  • 1x objective, 10x total magnification (KE-007)
  • 2x objective, 20x total magnification (KE-008)
  • 5x objective, 50x total magnification (KE-009)
  • 10x objective, 100x total magnification (KE-010)
  • Twin halogen spot illuminator (KE-011)
  • Custom designed graticules
  • Sub-stage colour filters

Additional information

Ergonimic 'Eyepiece-less"

Yes

Image Capture

Yes

Magnification

Low (20x max)

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