Swift Duo

Two measurement systems in one! With Swift-Duo, previously difficult-to-view samples can now be measured and inspected on the same system, in the same routine, by the same operator.

  • Measuring range 200 x 100mm
  • Low capital investment, high accuracy measurement system
  • Compact with a small footprint

Dual Optical & Video Measuring System

Designed as a powerful, yet simple video measuring system, Swift-Duo provides fast and accurate measurement of both routine and complex precision component parts, suitable for shop-floor and manufacturing inspection applications.

By integrating a high resolution ergonomic measuring microscope with Swift, Vision Engineering has created Swift-Duo, a video measuring system capable of measuring all your precision components, not just the easy ones!

No need to switch systems. Both video and optical measurements occur seamlessly, in the same routine, without any delays.


Swift-Duo. Why video and optical measurement?

Dual video and optical measurement technologies provide the best of both worlds, so whatever component you are measuring, you can be sure you have the best tools for the job, in a single system, without any hold-ups.

Video measurement

Video measurement is ideal for routine components where edges of features can easily be identified.

However components come in all shapes, colours, and textures, so with Swift-Duo, you can choose the ideal technology for the measured feature.

Seamlessly switching from video measurement to optical measurement in the same routine, without delay, you can have the best measurement tool available all the time.

Optical measurement

In order to take an accurate measurement, you need to clearly identify the edge of the feature being measured.

Swift-Duo incorporates a patented eyepiece-less measuring microscope, providing high contrast, microscope-resolution image of your components.

Complex, or difficult-to-view features can be viewed in intricate detail, ensuring you can take accurate measurement of all your components, not just the easy ones! The superb microscope image also allows for high resolution visual inspection.

Swift-Duo features ‘next generation’ multi-touch measurement software, featuring ‘touch-to-measure’ technology, making Swift-Duo exceptionally intuitive, easy to operate and easy to learn.

Measuring stage calibration, with NLEC

Swift-Duo 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.

Upgrade your performance

Now including a larger 200mm x 100mm measurement capacity and enhanced imaging capabilities, the upgraded Swift-Duo is the perfect starting point to upgrade your measurement and inspection capabilities and improve your quality control routines.

With space at a premium, Swift-Duo doesn’t take up much room, yet can make a big difference to your production quality. Rugged in construction, the unit has been designed to cope with the demands of a busy production environment.


Featuring touch2measure technology

Swift-Duo features ‘next generation’ multi-touch measurement software, featuring ‘touch-to-measure’ technology, making Swift exceptionally intuitive, easy to operate and easy to learn.

‘Touch-to-measure’ means that in addition to conventional mouse control, you can ‘pinch’ to zoom, ‘swipe’ to pan across an image and ‘touch’ to take a measurement.

You can even trace your finger around a complex shape to ‘see’ the feature.

Icon-based touch-screen control provides users with smartphone familiarity, with a Windows 7-based operating system allows for simple integration with applications such as Microsoft Excel (not included), or connection to network printers etc.

Software options for Swift-Duo measuring system

  • M2VED metrology software
    • Active video crosshair for automatic capture of data points
    • Intuitive interface with uncluttered easy navigation
    • PC based metrology software for manual stages
  • M3 metrology software
    • Simple yet powerful feature measurement
    • Touch screen operation
    • No multiple menu software options to distract the operator
    • CAD like Part View mark-up for easy inspection of the measured data.
    • Multiple video tools to match the job in hand, from cross hair to full video edge detection
    • Direct Compare option to allow simple CAD import of overlay drawings to check those complex geometric parts for a simple Go/No Go decision.


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.

Measuring Range

(X, Y)

  • 200mm x 100mm (10kg maximum load)
    (150mm x 100mm measuring stage also available)

  • 98mm (3-axis variant only)

Height adjustment

100mm of height adjustment

Encoder Resolution

X = 1µm

Y = 1µm

Z=1µm (3-axis variant only)

Video camera

High resolution colour CCD video camera


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


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


  • A = 680mm
  • B = 430mm (stage: 150mm x100mm)
  • B = 510mm (stage: 200mm x100mm)
  • C = 480mm


  • Lenses
    • 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)
  • 8-point LED ring light with power supply (KE-012)
  • Swift-Duo optical head upgrade kit (KE-035)
  • M2VED metrology software (KE-026)
  • M3 metrology software (KE-034)

Additional information

Ergonimic 'Eyepiece-less"


Image Capture



Low (20x max)

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