Mantis Elite is a patented 'eyepieceless' stereo microscope, offering truly superb 3-D imaging and unparalleled levels of comfort, reducing operator fatigue and increasing quality and productivity.
Winner of numerous industry design awards, the outstanding ergonomic design is unrivalled by other inspection stereo viewers.
With magnification options up to 20x, Mantis Elite is the high performance stereo viewer of choice for a wide range of precision tasks requiring magnification.
- 2x – 20x magnification options (2 in quick change turret)
- Superior ergonomics for fatigue-free viewing and increased quality / productivity
- Superb hand-eye co-ordination for inspection and manipulation tasks
- Long working distance and large field of view
- True colour, LED illumination providing up to 10,000 hours of shadow-free viewing
- Choice of stands and accessories to suit numerous applications.
- Mantis Elite-Cam variant, with internally integrated USB2.0 digital camera
Patented optical technology 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 glasses, if required.
Mantis Elite is a perfect alternative to traditional stereo microscopes, in use throughout the world for a wide range of inspection, preparation and manipulation tasks requiring hand-to-eye co-ordination.
Mantis Elite, with counter-balanced universal stand, for flexibility and ease of use.
- High stability bench stand with integral focus, dimmable substage illumination.
- Designed specifically for applications requiring extended reach, without compromising stability.
- Maximum reach of 800mm, with optional Secondary Link.
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
Mantis Elite 3D Inspection System Details
Since its introduction, Vision Engineering's Mantis has become the accepted standard for ergonomics and high performance magnification with over 150,000 installed units worldwide.
“Wow!” The most common reaction when looking into a Mantis for the first time...
Patented eyepiece-less technology provides the Mantis Elite with truly exceptional 3-D imaging, plus a significant ergonomic advantage over conventional stereo microscopes, minimising operator fatigue and allowing the greater freedom of head movement, leading to increased quality and productivity.
Mantis Elite offers a large field of view and generous working distance to allow for a wide range of inspection, preparation and manipulation tasks, all with exceptional hand-eye co-ordination.
Price and Performance
Mantis incorporates the most modern advances in optical design with LED illumination and a small footprint, giving a superb price / performance ratio.
Features and Benefits
Advances in optical design allow 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.
Ease of Use
Increased head and body freedom for the operator leads to greater productivity, increased throughput, improved quality control and less fatigue.
Mantis Elite offers simple 3-dimensional viewing, with the apparent distance to the viewed object image identical to that of the real object, eliminating re-focussing of the operator's eye; thus reducing the likelihood of fatigue.
- Universal arm for simplicity and flexibility.
- Rigid bench stand for added stability with substage illumination options.
- Articulated arm for applications requiring extended reach, without compromising stability. Optional secondary link extends reach by 150mm.
- Floor stand (with articulated arm) for inspection where subjects are immobile, or require a standing position.
Image Capture Capabilities
The new Mantis Elite-Cam variant comprises of a standard Mantis Elite, with a factory-integrated digital camera, bringing image capture capabilities to the outstanding eyepiece-less optics of Mantis Elite ... read more »
The Mantis stereo inspection system is a popular solution for inspecting and manipulating samples under magnification
A range of accessories provides extended reach, increased height and larger working distances to reduce the difficulties of inspection tasks.
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)
Mantis Elite UV is a variant of Vision Engineering's Mantis Elite stereomicroscope, offering clear, magnified imaging of UV fluoresced cracks, flaws and coatings.
The dedicated variant incorporates switchable UV/white light illumination for the combined benefits of stereo magnification and UV inspection, making it ideal for a wide range of specialist and general UV inspection tasks.
- Superb stereo vision gives unsurpassed crack and coating visibility
- Independent central switch for UV lamp
- Footswitch control for white light
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 suite 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.
To discuss your particular requirements in further detail, please contact your local Vision Engineering representative.
|Optical Data |
|Objective Lenses ||Working Distance ||Field of View |
|2x ||160mm ||57.0mm |
|4x ||96mm ||34.0mm |
|6x ||68mm ||23.0mm |
|6x SLWD* ||112mm ||20.0mm |
|8x ||59mm ||17.0mm |
|10x ||54mm ||13.5mm |
|15x ||40mm ||8.8mm |
|20x ||29mm ||6.5mm |
* cannot be used together with 2x or 20x objective lens
|Surface ||24 LEDs ||11,000 LUX |
(bench stand only)
|58 LEDs ||2,700 LUX |
- 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.
A = 593mm - 802mm
B = 352mm - 622mm
C = 415mm - 624mm
D = 103mm - 312mm
- A = 1390mm
- B = see Articulated Arm
- 2x, 4x, 6x, 6x SLWD, 8x, 10x, 15x, 20x objective lenses
- UV/White light illumination
- Episcopic illuminator
- Epi block spacer
- Floating stage
- Secondary link arm
- Lens protection caps, disposable
- Dust cover, Universal Stand
- Dust cover, Bench Stand
- Replacement LED array