SX45-TR trinocular stereo microscope
SX45-TR trinocular stereo microscope with digital camera
Trinocular Stereo Microscope


The SX45-TR trinocular stereo microscope with its precision optics and compact design is the perfect solution to many industrial, biological and life science applications that need image capture.

  • 8x - 50x magnification (200x max.)
  • 6.3:1 zoom ratio
  • Extra-long working distance
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With more than 50 years experience in design and manufacture of high performance optical systems, Vision Engineering's SX45-TR delivers value, performance and flexibility.

The SX45-TR provides high quality stereo viewing, ideal for industrial, biological and life science applications.

Perfect for image capture and documentation when used with a digital camera or video camera, the SX45-TR's extra-long working distance great for manipulation, SMT re-work, dissection, or simple inspection tasks.

Additionally, a wide range of stand options and accessories allow tailoring to suit individual requirements. Part of the SX family of stereo microscopes for industry and life sciences.


  • Trinocular head permits the use of digital or video camera.
  • Image archiving, acquisition, processing, analysis and documentation
  • 8x - 50x* (6.3:1 zoom ratio) click-stop stereo zoom magnification (x200 max.)
  • Long-life (up to 6,000 hours), true colour LED illumination
  • Wide range of options and configurations
  • Extra long working distance (115mm*)
  • Very rugged, easy to use and simple to maintain

    * with standard x1.0 objective


Bench Stand
SX45-TR Bench Stand
  • 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 microscope with Boom Mount
  • Ideal for larger specimens
  • Stable platform base, or for mounting directly to user's work surface
  • Enhanced freedom of movement
Articulated Arm
SX45-TR microscope articulated Arm
  • For enhanced flexibility
  • Designed specifically for applications requiring extended reach, without compromising stability
  • Multi-point adjustability allows precise positioning and alignment
Floor Stand
SX45/SX45 microscope articulated floorstand
  • 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

Stereozoom Microscope Accessories

A range of accessories are available to complement the SX family of products to cater for a wide range of situations.

Image Capture, Archive & Documentation
SX45-TR Image Capture, Archive & Documentation

Trinocular head option permits the use of digital or video camera. Modular multimedia solutions are available for image archiving, acquisition, processing, analysis and documentation.

Digital / Video Camera
  • Moticam 1000 - 1.3 Mp USB2.0 digital camera (higher resolutions available)
  • Pixel-fox - 3.1 Mp USB2.0 digital camera
  • Canon EOS Digital SLR - Standalone 12.2 Mp digital SLR camera
  • Optika video camera (HD options available)
C-mount and T-mount camera adaptors available.
LED Ringlight
SX45-TR 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

SX45-TR Floating StageFor use with bench stand models, the floating stage provides smooth sample control, ideal for inspection tasks.

Polarisation Set
SX45-TR 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

Eyepieces Objective Lenses Zoom Range Working Distance
Optical data
10x/22 F.N. 0.5x* 4x – 25x 220.6mm
10x/22 F.N. 1.0x 8x – 50x 115.0mm
10x/22 F.N. 2.0x 16x – 100x 57.5mm
15x/16 F.N. 0.5x* 6x – 37.5x 220.6mm
15x/16 F.N. 1.0x 12x – 75x 115.0mm
15x/16 F.N. 2.0x 24x – 150x 57.5mm
20x/13 F.N. 0.5x* 8x – 50x 220.6mm
20x/13 F.N. 1.0x 16x – 100x 115.0mm
20x/13 F.N. 2.0x 32x – 200x 57.5mm


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 Dimensions

Bench Stand

  • A = 240mm
  • B = 285mm
  • C = 300mm
  • D = 215mm max., less working distance *

* with 1x objective


Boom Mount Dimensions

Boom Mount

  • E = 275mm
  • F = 395mm
  • G = 485mm
  • H = 442mm max.
  • I = 285mm max., less working distance *

* with 1x objective


Articulated Arm Dimensions

Articulated Arm

  • J = 600mm max., less working distance *
  • K = 950mm max.
  • L = 305mm (removable)

 *with 1x objective

What can i use it for?

  • Routine industrial
  • Quality control
  • Precision engineering
  • Life science work

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