Mantis Elite-Cam HD

Stereo Microscope with Integrated HD USB Camera

The latest update in the popular Mantis stereo microscope range. Combining the ergonomic benefits of unique eyepiece-less technology with the imaging power of an HD camera, Mantis Elite-Cam HD is the ideal solution for inspection, reworking and reporting.

  • 2x – 20x magnification
  • Fully integrated HD camera with USB connection
  • Unique 3D stereo view and useful annotation software

    Stereo Microscope with Integrated HD USB Camera

    The COMPLETE SOLUTION for low magnification inspection, manipulation and documentation tasks.

    Mantis Elite-Cam HD is comprised of a standard Mantis Elite ‘eyepiece-less’ stereo microscope, with a factory integrated HD digital camera, offering truly superb 3D imaging plus the flexibility and convenience of digital image capture.

    Winner of numerous industry design awards, the outstanding ergonomic design of Mantis allows your eyes and hand to work together naturally, eliminating user fatigue, improving efficiency and productivity for any precision task requiring magnification.

    This system comes complete with great software to allow you to carry out easy-to-use image archiving and annotation. Advanced software for dimensioning and simple measurement is available as an upgrade.

    Amazing 3 dimensional view

    The expanded pupil technology of the Mantis Elite Cam HD enables users to move within the optical paths, effectively allowing the user to look around the subject by moving their head. This increases depth perception enabling easier hand eye coordination and natural manipulations.

    Effective software included

    Simple, easy-to-use uEye image and video capture software is included as standard to allow you to quickly get up and running, make annotations and optimise camera settings for your application.

    An upgrade to the powerful DimensionOne™ software provides the added benefits of on-screen measurement tools.

    uEye and DimensionOne™ are available in all major languages.

    Fatigue-free optical viewing

    Patented optical technology of Mantis removes the need for restrictive eyepieces of a conventional microscope, allowing operators freedom of head movement, providing superb ergonomics and hand-eye co-ordination, plus the ability to wear prescription or safety glasses, if required.

    Stand Options

    Universal Stand

    • Mantis Elite, with counter-balanced universal stand, for flexibility and ease of use.

    Bench Stand

    • High stability bench stand with integral focus, dimmable substage illumination.

    Articulated Arm

    • Designed specifically for applications requiring extended reach, without compromising stability.
    • Maximum reach of 800mm, with optional Secondary Link.

    Floor Stand

    • The floor stand (for use with articulated arm) is specifically designed for stereo inspection where subjects are immobile or require a standing position. Mobile and highly stable, the floor stand provides a versatile option for Mantis operators.
    • 360° movement around the base.
    • Lift, swing, tilt and rotate capability.

    Details

    Mantis Elite 3D Inspection System Details

    Make no mistake – the optical and ergonomic performance of the Mantis Elite-Cam HD Stereo Microscope with camera is unrivalled.

    “Wow!” The most common reaction when looking into a Mantis for the first time…

    Naturally, as many people have never looked into an eyepiece-less stereo microscope before, it is difficult to truly understand the “wow!” factor. Why not request an on-site demonstration, so you can see the “wow!” for yourself?

    Price and Performance

    Mantis Elite-Cam HD not only incorporates the most modern advances in optical design with LED illumination and a small footprint, but with the integrated digital USB camera, achieves a superb price/performance ratio.

    Benefits

    • A complete integrated solution – one unit to achieve a multitude of low magnification tasks.
    • Patented optical design allows your eyes and hands to work together resulting in increased throughput, accuracy and reduced scrap and rework.
    • 2x – 20x magnification options with quick change turret allows users to switch between low magnification inspection and high magnification fine detail tasks.
    • Increased head and body freedom for the operator leads to greater productivity, increased throughput, improved quality control and less fatigue.
    • From inspection, preparation, rework and manipulation tasks the Mantis Elite-Cam HD provides exceptional hand-eye co-ordination with easy-to-use imaging software.

    Image and video capture software included

    The Mantis Elite-Cam HD comes with uEye image capture PC software as standard which enables image capture as well as video recording.

    • 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.
    • Multilingual uEye software, available in 14 languages.
    • Optimise camera settings for individual applications, including white balance, gain, contrast, colour channel gain.

    Powerful imaging, mark-up and measurement software (optional upgrade)

    DimensionOne™ is a powerful imaging, annotation and dimensioning software solution for the Mantis Elite-Cam HD, providing fast, precise imaging of your samples and components.

    • Image capture – DimensionOne™ captures an image with a click of the mouse, or a touch of the screen* – it’s that simple! (* Requires Windows 7 for touch screen functionality)
    • Annotation – Adding annotation text could not be easier. DimensionOne™ has one simple font and a palette of colours, ensuring maximum contrast can always be obtained for easy reading.
    • Dimensioning and on-screen measurement tools – On-screen dimensioning can be performed on any captured image to measure circles, lines, points, angles and distances. Additionally, there is a range of powerful measurement tools available.
    • Save it, email it, print it. The choice is yours. Files can be saved as .jpg, .png, or .bmp
    • Multi-lingual software – DimensionOne™ is available in multiple languages.

    Accessories

    The Mantis Elite-Cam HD enhanced stereo inspection system is a popular solution for inspecting and manipulating samples under magnification.

    A range of accessories is available for tailoring to individual application requirements.

    Episcopic Illuminator

    • The Episcopic illuminator provides a concentration of light through- the-lens (TTL) to illuminate the bottom and sides of component features, which would otherwise be difficult to view.
    • With an iris feature to allow focusing of the light, the Episcopic Illuminator is ideal for the inspection of complex internal/external features, such as bores, pipes, tubes, slots, holes and connectors.
    • Focusable, through the lens illumination
    • Available with 4x, 6x, 8x and 10x objectives (6x, 8x and 10x objectives require a spacer block)

    Floating Stage

    • Provides smooth and sensitive control allowing for samples to be accurately inspected. For use with bench stand only.
    • Sensitive controls for steady manoeuvrability.
    • 2x, 4x, 6x, 6x SLWD (Super Long Working Distance), 8x, 10x, 15x and 20x objective lenses are available, to suit different application requirements.Mantis Elite houses 2 objectives in a quick rotate turret, so you can inspect at lower magnification, then switch to higher magnification for detail work.With a 112mm working distance, the 6x SLWD objective is an ideal solution for precision applications requiring both inspection and detail tasks, such as hair restoration and dental laboratory work.Disposable lens protection caps are available to protect your objective lens from damage when soldering, or in similar aggressive environments.
    Keep the workspace clear. A secondary link increases total reach of the Articulated Arm to 800mm, for ultimate flexibility and manoeuvrability.

    Technical

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

    Optical data

    Optical Data
    Objective LensesWorking DistanceField of View
    2x160mm57.0mm
    4x96mm34.0mm
    6x68mm23.0mm
    6x SLWD* 112mm20.0mm
    8x59mm17.0mm
    10x54mm13.5mm
    15x40mm8.8mm
    20x29mm6.5mm

    * cannot be used together with 2x or 20x objective lens

    Illumination

    Illumination
    Surface24 LEDs11,000 LUX
    Substage
    (bench stand only)
    58 LEDs2,700 LUX

    Camera Data

    Sensor typeCMOS
    Resolution (H X W)1600 x1200 pixels
    Sensor size1/3″
    Pixel size2.8μm
    Colour depth8-bit
    Refresh rate18.3 fps max.
     Interface USB 2.0
    File formatsBMP, JPG,PNG, AVI
    Supplied softwareuEye Cockpit

    Power Supply

    • 9V DC external plug transformer, available in all worldwide plug configurations.
    • Bench Stand: 100-240VAC 50-60HZ 1.0A Max, available in all worldwide plug configurations.

    Universal Stand

    • A = 593mm – 802mm
    • B = 352mm – 622mm
    • C = 415mm – 624mm
    • D = 103mm – 312mm

    Bench Stand

    • A = 487mm – 620mm
    • B = 300mm
    • C = 380mm
    • D = 330mm
    • E = 255mm max, less working distance

    Articulated Arm

    • A = 880mm
    • B = 430mm
    • C = 510mm
    • D = 650mm= 800mm with secondary link (optional)
    • E= 11.42″ (290mm)

    Floor Stand

    • A = 1390mm
    • B = see Articulated Arm

     

    Mantis Elite-Cam includes

    • USB cable, (1m)
    • uEye image capture software, on memory stick

    Software

    SoftwareSystem requirements
    uEye (included as standard)Windows 7 (64-bit systems)

    Languages: English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, Polish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Hungarian, Thai.

    DimensionOneTM(optional upgrade)Windows XP or later (Windows 7 or later required for touch-screen functionality)

    Accessories

    • 2x, 4x, 6x, 6x SLWD, 8x, 10x, 15x, 20x objective lenses
    • Floating stage
    • Secondary link arm (for articulated arm)
    • Lens protection caps, disposable
    • Dust cover, Universal Stand
    • Dust cover, Bench Stand
    • Replacement LED illumination arrays

    FAQ'S

    As with all microscope systems there is a reduction in Field Of View (FOV) of what the camera sees, compared to what you would see through Mantis Elite-Cam HD. The view through Mantis optical head is a circular area, whereas the camera image is a rectangle.

    Image difference - Mantis Elite-Cam HD optical head and screen

    The magnification of the captured image is dependent on the size of the screen or print that the image is displayed.

    The ‘real’ magnification on the video display essentially is the ratio between the known sample size versus what physically appears on the display given the setting parameters of the PC. For a 22” monitor this is:

    ObjectiveOptical
    magnification
    Camera
    magnification
     2x 2x 12x (240/20.12mm)
     4x 4x 24x (118/5.01mm
     6x 6x 32x (160/5.01mm)
     8x8x 44x (220/5.01mm)
     10x10x 56x (280/5.01mm)
    15x15x 83x (420/5.01mm)
    20x20x 127x (260/2.04mm)

    Depth of focus is the depth of the subject being viewed that is in sharp focus. In general, depth of focus is larger at low magnifications and reduces as you increase magnification.

    The optics of Mantis Elite-Cam HD has a very large depth of focus, so more, or all of your sample is in focus. This large depth of focus, combined with the eyepiece-less stereo image is what provides the superior 3D viewing experience and the ability to hand manipulate subjects with ease.

    Digital cameras have a limited depth of focus (compared to the human eye), meaning less of the computer image will be in focus, compared to the image viewed through Mantis Elite-Cam HD.

    TIP: When capturing an image, focus the Mantis Elite-Cam HD while viewing the computer monitor image. The image in the Mantis head will now be in focus as well.

    A 1m USB cable is supplied with Mantis Elite-Cam HD.

    The maximum USB cable length for proper operation of the Elite-Cam HD is  5m. If a greater length is required, a powered USB hub must be used, which are readily available from your local electronics retail.

    Yes.You need to change to default settings of the software to reduce file size by:

    • Reducing the resolution on the camera.
    • Changing the file type to JPG.
    • Reducing the number of frames per second (for video capture only).

    Yes. Windows 7 may try and install a driver it thinks is right for you, so we recommend that you always install the software before connecting up the hardware.

    Make sure you are using the latest driver.

    You can download the uEye software here (Registration required)

    Yes. uEye software provides essential image annotation / mark-up capability, as well as functions to adjust the camera controls and capture an image.

    The optional DimensionOne™ software provides professional image capture, annotation and on-screen measurement.

    Additional information

    Ergonimic 'Eyepiece-less"

    Yes

    Image Capture

    Yes

    Magnification

    Low (20x max)

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