SX45 Elite

Industrial Stereo Microscope

The SX45 Elite industrial inspection stereo microscope with its extra-long working distance, precision optics and compact design is the perfect solution to many industrial, manufacturing and biological applications.

  • 8x – 50x magnification (200x max.)
  • Extra-long working distance
  • Wide range of configurations

    Industrial Stereo Microscope

    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.

    Stand Options

    Bench Stand

     SX45 Elite stereo microscope left facing
    • Compact and versatile
    • Low-profile base optimises ergonomics for reduced operator fatigue
    • Built-in transformer with intensity adjustment for both surface and substage illumination

    Boom Mount

     SX45-TR Elite trinocular stereo microscope on boom stand
    • Ideal for larger specimens
    • Stable platform base, or for mounting directly to user’s work surface
    • Enhanced freedom of movement

    Articulated Arm

    • For enhanced flexibility
    • Low-profile base optimises ergonomics for reduced operator fatigue
    • Multi-point adjustability allows precise positioning and alignment

    Floor Stand

    SX Elite microscope floor stand
    • Perfect for inspection of large or immovable subjects
    • Height and reach adjustments for inspection of different sized or positioned samples
    • Articulated adjustable horizontal arm
    • Heavy duty wheeled base provides mobility to move around practice or lab.


    Stereo zoom Microscope Accessories

    A wide range of accessories are available to complement the SX Elite family of products.

    Image Capture, Archive & Documentation

    SX45-TR Elite trinocular stereo microscope head
    • Trinocular head option permits the use of digital or video camera. (Only available on the SX45-TR Elite model)
    • Modular multimedia solutions are available for image archiving, acquisition, processing, analysis and documentation.

    LED Ring light

    SX Elite microscope LED ringlight
    • For use with bench stand variant, where additional surface illumination is required (standard option with articulated arm and boom mount variants).

    Floating stage

    SX Elite stereo microscope floating stage
    • For use with bench stand models, the floating stage provides smooth sample control, ideal for inspection tasks.

    Polarisation Set

    • Useful accessory when used for material science, metallurgy, petrology, as well as many geological and pharmaceutical applications.
    • Polarising filters can be accommodated with bench stand variant.



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

    Optical data

    EyepiecesObjective LensesZoom RangeWorking Distance
    10x/22 F.N.0.5x*4x – 25x220.6mm
    10x/22 F.N.1.0x8x – 50x115.0mm
    10x/22 F.N.2.0x16x – 100x57.5mm
    15x/16 F.N.0.5x*6x – 37.5x220.6mm
    15x/16 F.N.1.0x12x – 75x115.0mm
    15x/16 F.N.2.0x24x – 150x57.5mm
    20x/13 F.N.0.5x*8x – 50x220.6mm
    20x/13 F.N.1.0x16x – 100x115.0mm
    20x/13 F.N.2.0x32x – 200x57.5mm

    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


    Bench Stand

    SX45 Elite stereo microscope bench stand
    • A = 240mm
    • B = 285mm
    • C = 300mm
    • D = 215mm max., less working distance *

    * with 1x objective

    Boom Mount

    SX Elite microscope single arm boom with base
    • E = 275mm
    • F = 395mm
    • G = 485mm
    • H = 442mm max.
    • I = 285mm max., less working distance *

    * with 1x objective

    Articulated Arm

    SX Elite microscope articulated arm boom with clamp
    • J = 600mm max., less working distance *
    • K = 950mm max.
    • L = 305mm (removable)

    *with 1x objective

    Additional information

    Ergonimic 'Eyepiece-less"


    Image Capture



    Low (20x max)

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