Battery-powered Portable Microscopes for Field Inspection of Prepared Surfaces and Replicas

PSM-5 and PSM-10 Portable microscopes facts

  • Magnification up to 600x
  • Battery-powered LED Light
  • Aluminum case
  • Easy transportation

PSM-5 and PSM-10 are portable lightweight microscopes for hand-held field inspection of prepared surfaces and replicas. Built for rugged use, PSM-5 and PSM-10 are both ideal for the examination of prepared surfaces provided by TransPol-5 and MoviPol-5. PSM-5 provides up to 400x magnification, and PSM-10 provides up to 600x magnification. 

A high-quality digital camera option is available for both models. More options include a measuring eyepiece and a plate micrometer. 

A magnetic cross-table and a tall tripod base are available as extra options for the PSM-10, for inspection of curved surfaces, such as pipes.

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Part of the Struers non-destructive portable preparation and inspection range, the PSM-5 and PSM-10 microscopes are easy to transport. The aluminum transport case can contain all that is necessary to perform an inspection, including microscopes, a camera option, and a microscope adapter.


A wide range of accessories means that the hand-held PSM-5 and PSM-10 microscopes can be used for a wide variety of inspection types.


The battery-powered LED light provides an excellent view of the subject for inspection and does not require a separate external power supply.


  • PSM Battery-powered LED light

    Battery-powered LED Light

    The strong LED light is battery-powered, and it has no need for an external power supply.

    Battery-powered LED Light
  • PSM Aluminum transport case

    Aluminum Transport Case

    The microscopes, a camera option and a microscope adapter are all supplied in aluminum transport cases.

    Aluminum Transport Case
  • PSM Part of the Struers non-destructive portable toolset

    Part of the Struers Non-destructive Portable Toolset

    The PSM-5 and PSM-10 microscopes are part of a complete range of portable equipment and consumables for materialographic, non-destructive preparation and inspection. These tools are supplemented by a wide range of replication products.

    Part of the Struers Non-destructive Portable Toolset


Model types

Portable microscopes comes in two variations, see specifications for details.

Portable microscope PSM-5

PSM5 Portable field microscope
Portable microscope with battery-powered LED illumination. Complete with 10x eyepiece and 10x objective lens. Camera option, Camera connection kit, 20x/40x objective lenses. Measuring eyepiece and Plate micrometer are ordered separately.

Portable microscope PSM-10

PSM10 Portable field microscope
Portable microscope with battery-powered LED illumination. Complete with 10x eyepiece and 10x objective lens. Camera option, Camera connection kit, 20x/40x/60x objective lenses. Magnetic cross table, Measuring eyepiece, and Plate micrometer are ordered separately.

Struers’ equipment is in conformity with the provisions of the applicable international directives and their appurtenant standards.
Struers’ products are subject to constant product development. Therefore, we reserve the right to introduce changes to our products without notice.

Technical Data

PSM-5/-10 Technical Data Sheet

Struers Technical Data Sheets are designed to help you make the best choice of equipment for your particular purpose. You can find important information such as capacity and performance specifications, dimensions, weight, electrical data, noise levels, ambient conditions, and safety. In many cases you can also obtain an overview of accessories offering higher capacity and performance.

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