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Stereo and Measurement Microscopes

Digital video measurement systems offer an inspection solution that greatly improves efficiency and overall product quality. This to gives your operation the advantage in a highly competitive environment. Cross offers a variety of digital video measurement solutions, from brands you trust such as QVI – RAM, OGP, CCP, and more.

Mantis Compact

Mantis Compact is an ergonomic, low fatigue visual inspection microscope, excelling in the low magnification range for inspection tasks where bench magnifiers have traditionally been used.

  • 2x – 8x magnification
  • High value, low investment system
  • Superb hand-eye coordination for inspection and manipulation tasks
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Mantis Elite

Mantis Elite is an ergonomic eyepiece-less stereo microscope, offering superior optical performance with magnification options up to 20x, making it a perfect alternative to more traditional inspection stereo microscopes.

  • 2x – 20x magnification
  • Long working distance and large field of view
  • Superior hand-eye coordination for inspection and manipulation tasks
Mantis Elite

Mantis Elite-Cam

Mantis Elite-Cam is a variant of the successful Mantis Elite ergonomic stereo microscope with an internally integrated USB2.0 camera, bringing together outstanding optical performance and effortless image capture.

  • 2x – 20x magnification
  • Factory integrated and sealed 1.3 MP USB 2.0 camera
  • Simple image capture or powerful annotation and measurement software
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Lynx is a unique eyepiece-less stereo inspection microscope for intricate tasks requiring high resolution stereo viewing. Its patented ergonomic design brings unrivaled levels of comfort and reduced operator fatigue, leading to an increase in quality and productivity.

  • 7x – 40x magnification (120x max.)
  • Superior ergonomics improves accuracy and reduces errors
  • Patented stereo optics provide amazing 3D imaging
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Lynx VS8

Lynx VS8 is an advanced stereo zoom microscope for specialist Printed Circuit Board (PCB) inspection and is ideal for all electronics applications including fine pitch, surface mount, TAB and BGA technology.

  • Superb image resolution and contrast for improved fault detection
  • 3D 360° rotating view (at 34° angle)
  • Scanning stage for various board sizes and double-sided PCBs
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With a variety of options available under one roof, our team members can work with you to find the best solution for your operation. Interested in a microscope system from Cross? Fill out our contact form to discuss your application with a local Cross team member today!

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Did you know... the precision measurement group at Cross was founded in 1939 by our current CEO's grandfather, Jim King. That's a whole lot of calibration!
Did you know... A fingerprint weighs about 50 micrograms. We know, we weighed it! The residue left from a finger can actually make a difference in weight results which is why we wear gloves when we calibrate weights. For reference, a sheet to paper is about 4.5 grams, that’s 4.5 million micrograms.
Did you know… Cross Company is an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). Our ESOP started in 1979 and as of 2006, we are a 100% employee owned! Learn more about our ESOP and how that benefits both team members and our customers.
Did you know… Cross Company has grown significantly since our start in 1954. Over the years we've acquired 26 companies! Today, our five groups have expertise in everything from industrial automation to precision measurement, and industry knowledge going all the way back to 1939.