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Vision Engineering Kestrel Elite Measuring Microscope

The Kestrel Elite offers high accuracy and ease of use in one versatile and affordable measurement system.

Key Features & Benefits

  • Ideal for measuring 2D features of small intricate parts
  • 200mm x 100mm measuring range
  • 3-axis variant with Z-axis for height measurement
  • Patented optical image clearly defines edges and offers outstanding resolution and contrast
  • Choice of rugged and intuitive microprocessor or industry-leading PC software


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Kestrel Elite  

Measuring Stage

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

- Stage accuracy 5μm

Measuring Range

- (X, Y)

150mm x 100mm (10kg maximum load)*

* 150mm x 100mm measuring stage also available.

- ​(Z)


Height Adjustment

100mm of height adjustment

Encoder Resolution

X = 1µm   Y = 1µm   Z=1µm*

** 3-axis variant only


Patented twin pupil monoscopic, infinity corrected optical system, with pre-centred crossline graticule to both eyes.

Option of custom designed graticule, pre-centred to one eye

Magnification Options (System Total)

Quick change magnification options - 10x, 20x, 50x, 100x

Magnification Options

Quick change magnification options - 10x, 20x, 50x, 100x

Data Processing and Reporting

Choice of robust microprocessor, specifically designed for use on the shop floor, or touch-screen PC with ‘next generation’ measurement software.

Intuitive PC Software


Intuitive PC Software
The intuitive PC software combines the power of ‘next generation’ measurement software with enhanced networking and reporting capabilities.

With simplicity at its core, the intuitive software can be used by shift workers or advanced users alike, simplifying complex work steps, with advanced features as standard.

Read more about M3 software here 

Robust Microprocessor

KESTREL ELITE SOFTWARE3Robust Microprocessor

A durable microprocessor offers rugged simplicity, ideal for shop floor use, reducing operator error, while minimising training time.

Read more about ND 122 microprocessor here


“I can tell you from my background of more than 30 years in quality, that the Kestrel unit is one of the best devices I’ve ever used.”
Donald D, ATL President


- Automative and Military
- Machined parts for aerospace
- Printing
- Medical device implants (stents, hearing aids) 
- Packaging
- Plastic parts (connectors, tubing, moulding)
- General precision engineering
- Watchmaking 

Improved Ergonomics = Increased Productivity + Profits

Featuring Vision Engineering's patented Dynascope™ technology, the Kestrel Elite is free from restrictive eyepieces. As a result, user fatigue and eyestrain are significantly reduced. Not only does this benefit the operator but also the business. Quality of work is improved, and productivity is boosted, resulting in significant cost savings and increased profits.

Simple, Rugged and Precise

The superb optical clarity allows detailed visual inspection of small, intricate and difficult-to-view samples, such as transparent plastics.

Utilising the most accurate correction method available, non-linear error correction (NLEC) 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.

Rugged in construction, the Kestrel Elite has been designed to cope with the demands of a busy production environment and is ideal for shop-floor production use.