NEW MILFORD, Conn., Nov. 30, 2011 — Vision Engineering’s Kestrel Elite two-axis optical measurement microscope, designed for use by engineers, is rugged enough to withstand the challenging conditions on the shop floor. The high-accuracy, low-investment system combines high-resolution, high-contrast images with intuitive microprocessors to deliver accuracy and simplicity for a wide variety of measuring applications. It offers simple single-feature operation, carries out more complex component measurement and performs noncontact sub-10-μm measurements. Small, intricate parts and difficult-to-view samples, such as black or white parts or transparent plastics, can be viewed in microscope-resolution detail through the patented optical viewing head. With a variety of new software options, the microscope can be used with a microprocessor or a PC tablet, incorporating touch-screen technology and part view measurement for simple feature-to-feature measurement. The Windows-based PC tablet option provides operators with the versatility of using software such as Excel for further analysis. The viewing head facilitates accurate measurement, and the good optical clarity allows detailed visual inspection to be performed simultaneously. The measuring microscope has a 150 × 100-mm (X,Y) measuring stage, with factory-completed nonlinear error correction calibration, traceable to international standards for compliance with ISO 9000. It uses proprietary and patented Dynascope optical projection technology, which eliminates the need for conventional microscope eyepieces.