SX45 industrial stereo zoom microscope
SX45 microscope with Floating Stage
SX45 stereo microscope with Boom Mount
SX45 stereo microscope with Articulated Arm
SX45 stereo zoom microscope with Ring Light accessory
SX45 stereo microscope with Digital Camera
Industrial Stereo Zoom Microscope


The SX45 industrial inspection stereo microscope with its extra long working distance, precision optics and compact design is the perfect solution to many industrial, manufacturing, and biological applications.

  • 8x - 50x magnification (200x max.)
  • Extra long working distance
  • Wide range of configurations
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With more than 50 years experience in design and manufacturing of high performance optical systems, Vision Engineering's SX45 delivers value, performance and flexibility.

The SX45 provides high quality stereo viewing, ideal for both industry and life science applications.

Perfect for manufacturing, inspection and quality control, and on the shop- floor, the SX45's extra long working distance is great for manipulation, rework, dissection, or simple inspection tasks.

Additionally, a wide range of stand options and accessories allow tailoring to suit individual requirements.


  • Affordable stereo zoom microscope with first class performance
  • 8x - 50x* (6.3:1 zoom ratio) click stop stereo zoom magnification (200x max.)
  • Long-life (up to 6,000 hours), true color 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 stereo zoom microscope trinocular head
  • Compact and versatile
  • Low profile base optimizes 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 stereo zoom microscope with articulated arm
  • For enhanced flexibility
  • Low profile base optimizes ergonomics for reduced operator fatigue
  • Multipoint 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 shop floor or lab

Stereo Zoom Microscope Accessories

A wide range of accessories are available to complement the SX family of products.

Image Capture, Archive & Documentation
Image Capture, Archive & Documentation

Trinocular head option allows the use of digital or video camera. (Only available on the SX45-TR model)

Modular multimedia solutions are available for image archiving, acquisition, processing, analysis and documentation

LED Ringlight
LED Ringlight

For use with bench stand, where additional surface illumination is required (standard option with articulated arm and boom mount).

Floating Stage
Floating Stage

For use with the bench stand models, the floating stage provides smooth sample control, ideal for inspection tasks.

Polarization Set
SX45 Polarisation Set

Useful accessory when used for material science, metallurgy, petrology, as well as many geological and pharmaceutical applications.

Polarizing filters can be accommodated with the bench stand.

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 8.69" (220.6mm)
10x/22 F.N. 1.0x 8x – 50x 4.53" (115.0mm)
10x/22 F.N. 2.0x 16x – 100x 2.26" (57.5mm)
15x/16 F.N. 0.5x* 6x – 37.5x 8.69"  (220.6mm)
15x/16 F.N. 1.0x 12x – 75x 4.53"  (115.0mm)
15x/16 F.N. 2.0x 24x – 150x 2.26" (57.5mm)
20x/13 F.N. 0.5x* 8x – 50x 8.69"  (220.6mm)
20x/13 F.N. 1.0x 16x – 100x 4.53"  (115.0mm)
20x/13 F.N. 2.0x 32x – 200x 2.26" (57.5mm)


Technical Data

  • Greenough stereo zoom microscope
  • Zoom ratio 6.3:1
  • Observation tube inclination 45°
  • Interpupillary distance adjustment 2.05" - 2.95" (52 to 75mm)
  • Diopter adjustment on both eyepieces


Bench Stand Dimensions

Bench Stand

  • A =   9.45" (240mm)
  • B = 11.22" (285mm)
  • C = 11.81" (300mm)
  • D =   8.46" (215mm) max., less working distance *

* with 1x objective


Boom Mount Dimensions

Boom Mount

  • E = 10.83" (275mm)
  • F = 15.55" (395mm)
  • G = 19.09" (485mm)
  • H = 17.40" (442mm) max.
  •   I = 11.22" (285mm) max., less working distance *

* with 1x objective


Articulated Arm Dimensions

Articulated Arm

  • J = 23.62" (600mm) max., less working distance *
  • K = 37.40" (950mm) max.
  • L = 12.01" (305mm) (removable)

* with 1x objective

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What can i use it for?

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

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