Swift PRO Elite

Toolmakers Measuring Microscope

Swift PRO Elite is a simple, robust, optical measuring microscope, providing accurate measurements of a wide range of precision components, even difficult subjects such as black or transparent plastics.

  • Measuring range up to 8″ x 4″
  • Easy to use 2/3 axis measurement system
  • Impressive repeatability and reproducibility

Toolmakers’ Measuring Microscope

Swift PRO Elite is a high accuracy optical measuring microscope, designed to transform your measurement and inspection capabilities.

Small intricate parts, even difficult-to-view samples such as transparent plastics can be viewed in microscope-resolution detail through Swift PRO Elite’s patented optical viewing head.

Rugged in construction, Swift PRO Elite is ideally suited for shop-floor production use, providing simple and accurate measurement of precision parts.

Swift PRO Elite is the perfect starting point to upgrade your measurement and inspection capabilities and improve your quality control routines.


Swift PRO Elite is the perfect starting point to upgrade your measurement and inspection capabilities and improve your quality control routines.

What is Dynascope eyepiece-less technology?

Swift PRO Elite with its Dynascope optical projection technology removes the need for conventional microscope eyepieces, offering the user a superior image of the subject.

Black-on-black? White-on-white? Transparent subjects? Difficult-to-view features may all be viewed in intricate detail – something not always possible with other measuring devices such as profile projectors or video-based systems – making it easy to take accurate measurements.

Simple. Rugged. Precise.

Swift PRO Elite has been designed to cope with the demands of a busy production environment and includes Vision Engineering’s proven 8″ x 4″  precision measuring stage.

The stage comes complete with factory-set Non-Linear Error Correction (NLEC) calibration to ensure optimum accuracy, traceable to international standards for the purposes of ISO9000.

With space at a premium, the Swift PRO Elite’s small footprint doesn’t take up much room, yet can make a big difference to your production quality.

Range of applications …

Customers around the world use Vision Engineering measuring systems for a wide range of non-contact measurement applications, including:

  • Plastic parts (e.g. connectors, bottles, moulding)
  • Medical device (e.g. implants, tubing, stents)
  • Precision engineered parts (e.g. aerospace, automotive, defence)
  • Watchmaking
  • General manufacturing

Measuring stage calibration, with NLEC

Non-Linear Error Correction (NLEC) is the most accurate correction method available and uses a software algorithm to calculate and correct any errors across the measuring stage. All measuring stages are factory-set with NLEC calibration prior to installation.


Swift PRO Elite comes with a choice of robust microprocessor or powerful M-series metrology software, for a complete solution.

Intuitive PC Software

With simplicity at its core, the intuitive M-series software can be used by shift workers or advanced users alike, simplifying complex work steps.

  • Intuitive PC-based metrology software enabling viewing on large monitors
  • Quick profile and surface measurement without pre-programming
  • Easy reporting and data export
  • CAD like Part View mark-up for easy inspection of the measured data

More information on M2 software

ND 120 series or QC 200 microprocessor

A durable microprocessor offers rugged simplicity, ideal for shop floor use, reducing operator error, while minimising training time. More information on the ND 122 microprocessor »


  • Shortcut icons for measurement of common geometric features. (e.g. point, line, circle, slot and rectangle)
  • Easily create reports generated immediately after measurement
  • Robust IP65 splash proof touch screen panel, ideal for the shop floor


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

Measurement Uncertainty

(X, Y)

Uncertainty formula U952D = 5+(6.5L/1000)µm

Where L = length in mm, using controlled conditions with 100x magnification at the standard measuring plane. Increased accuracies may be obtained over shorter measuring lengths and by in-situ system calibration.



Z-axis accuracy 10μm, using controlled conditions with 100x magnification

Magnification Options (System Total)

Quick change magnification options:

  • 1x objective, 10x total magnification
  • 2x objective, 20x total magnification
  • 5x objective, 50x total magnification
  • 10x objective, 100x total magnification

Measuring Stage

Precision measuring stage, with factory-set Non-Linear Error Correction (NLEC) calibration as standard.

Measuring Range

(X, Y)

8″ x 4″  or 6″ x 4″ stage options


Z-axis accuracy 10μm, using controlled conditions with 100x magnification

Maximum Load


Height adjustment

3.94″ (100mm) of height adjustment.

Encoder Resolution

X = 1µm

Y = 1µm

Z = 0.5µm


Substage and surface illumination provides the ability to measure both profile and surface features.

  • Enhance substage illumination
  • Quadrant Surface Illumination with cool, corrected colour temperature LEDs
  • Illumination control via Software
  • Substage iris control


  • A = 26.77″ max (680mm)
  • B = 20.27″ (515mm)
  • C = 18.90″ (480mm)

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