SX80

Binocular Stereo Zoom Microscope

Powerful, high quality binocular stereoscopic microscope, SX80 delivers exceptional color, contrast, and clarity. SX80 delivers performance, flexibility, and reliability, while quality optics ensures superior stereo viewing.

  • 8x – 64x magnification (256x max.)
  • Powerful high quality stereo binocular microscope
  • Modular with range of stand options to suit requirements

Binocular Stereo Zoom Microscope

With an 8:1 zoom ratio, the SX80 provides the ability to inspect components/specimens at low and high magnification in a single system, with the added flexibility of a wide range of options and system configurations.

Building on more than 60 years optical experience, Vision Engineering’s SX80 binocular stereo microscopes deliver high quality, highly versatile stereo viewing, making an ideal choice for users who demand outstanding optics and affordability.

The SX80 has the second highest zoom ratio in the SX family of quality stereo microscopes.

Stand Options

Bench Stand

  • Compact and stable low profile ergonomic base
  • Integrated focus and fine focus (optional) control
  • Built-in transformer with intensity adjustment for both surface and substage illumination

Boom Mount

  • Ideal for larger samples
  • Enhanced freedom of movement
  • Stable platform base, or for mounting directly to user’s work surface

Dual Arm Boom

  • Designed specifically for applications requiring extended reach, without compromising stability
  • Easy adjustability allows precise positioning and alignment
  • Stable platform base, or for mounting directly to user’s work surface

Accessories

A wide range of accessories are available to complement the family of SX binocular and trinocular stereo microscope products.

To discuss your particular requirement in further detail, please contact your local Vision Engineering representative.

Image Capture, Archive & Documentation

  • Photo tube option permits the use of digital or video camera.
  • Modular multimedia solutions are available for image archiving, acquisition, processing, analysis and documentation.
  • Software options include the capability for particle analysis and image stitching functions.

LED Ring Light

  • For use with bench stand, where additional surface illumination is required.

Floating Stage

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

Fine Focus

  • For use with bench stand, the fine focus option permits ultimate focus control, ideal for higher magnification.

Polarization Set

  • Polarizing filters can be accommodated with bench stand configurations.

Double Iris Diaphragm

  • Enables the size of the internal numerical aperture to be changed on both optical paths for greater depth of field throughout the zoom range.

Technical

To discuss your particular requirements in further detail, please contact your local Vision Engineering representative.

With an 8:1 zoom ratio, the SX80 has a standard magnification range of 8x – 64x (256x max.) allowing fast and accurate viewing of all subjects. A compact, modular design allows accessories to be added to the configuration, without loss of contrast and clarity.

Optical data

SX80 Optical Data

Eyepieces

Objective Lenses

Zoom Range

Working Distance

10x/22 F.N. 0.5x 4x – 32x 5.12″ (130mm)
10x/22 F.N. 1.0x 8x – 64x 3.07″ (78mm)
10x/22 F.N. 2.0x 16x – 128x 1.28″ (32.5mm)
15x/16 F.N. 0.5x 6x – 48x 5.12″ (130mm)
15x/16 F.N. 1.0x 12x – 96x 3.07″  (78mm)
15x/16 F.N. 2.0x 24x – 192x 1.28″ (32.5mm)
20x/13 F.N. 0.5x 8x – 64x 5.12″ (130mm)
20x/13 F.N. 1.0x 16x – 128x 3.07″  (78mm)
20x/13 F.N. 2.0x 32x – 256x 1.28″ (32.5mm)

Technical Data

Technical Data

Optical System CMO (Common Main Objective)
Total Magnification 4x – 256x
Zoom Ratio 8:1
Observation Tube Inclination 20°
Interpupillary Distance 55mm – 75mm
Objectives Plan Achromatic 0.5x, 1.0x, 2.0x
Eyepieces WF10x F.N.22; WF15x F.N.16; WF20x F.N.13

Dimensions

Bench Stand

  • A = 9.45″ (240mm)
  • B = 11.02″ (285mm)
  • C = 15.35″ (390mm)
  • D = 7.28″ (185mm) max., less working distance *

* with 1x objective

Boom Mount

  • E = 10.83″ (275mm)
  • F = 15.55″ (395mm)
  • G = 19.09″ (485mm)
  • H = 17.40″ (442mm) max.
  • I = 9.06″ (230mm) max., less working distance *

* with 1x objective

Dual Arm Boom

  • J = 9.65″ (245mm) max., less working distance*
  • K = 26.38″ (670mm) max.
  • L = 15.94″ (405mm)

* with 1x objective

 

Additional information

Ergonimic 'Eyepiece-less"

Yes

Image Capture

Yes

Magnification

Low (20x max)

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