Vision Engineering's Kestrel Elite two-axis optical measurement microscope, designed for use by engineers, is rugged enough to withstand conditions on the shop floor. The high-accuracy system combines high-resolution, high-contrast images with intuitive microprocessors to deliver accuracy and simplicity for a variety of measuring applications. It offers simple single-feature operation, carries out 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 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.