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Unitron’s newest LX Microscope, the System 374.

You may not realize it if you don’t use them in your work, but microscopes are essential in many industries to get the job done.

Whether it’s for researchers, jewelers, educators, electronics makers, inspectors, stamp and coin collectors, dentists, or doctors, Unitron, a Commack-based manufacturing company, makes microscopes and other precision products that help professionals nationwide see better.

“Unitron’s beginnings date back to the early 1950s,” said Jay Berliner, president of Unitron. “We earned a reputation for manufacturing high-quality microscopes, cameras, telescopes, and binoculars. Unitron has evolved over the years and was part of the Nikon Instrument Group for a time. We’ve been here on Long Island for more than 40 years, and we’re proud to say that we still manufacture top-quality microscopes through our rigorous standards.”

Since 1952, Unitron has produced view-enhancing instruments that aid workers in a variety of industries, such as engraving, medicine, forensics, material and Earth sciences, and more. The company offers specialized products for each different application, as well as optical accessories.

“Choosing the right microscope or camera can be confusing and challenging,” said Peter Indrigo, senior vice president of Unitron. “There are so many options and brands, and making the right decision can save you thousands of dollars.”

The Long Island business has a network of manufacturing facilities across the globe that make the company’s own product designs. Once the parts arrive at the Commack headquarters, Unitron assembles and inspects each product before shipping it out. The company then offers five-year warranties on products and continued customer service. 

Unitron started as a family business in Boston before Ehrenreich Photo Optical Industries bought it in 1975 when the company first moved to Long Island, in Woodbury. Then, Nikon acquired Unitron in 1981. After five years, Unitron left Nikon to become its own entity. It had facilities in Plainview and Bohemia before finally settling in its current Commack location.

In 2017, Unitron acquired the Luxo microscope brand from Glamox A.S., adding to the company’s line of products. It has distribution rights to Luxo microscopes’ accessories, such as lights, industrial task lights, magnifiers for cosmetology and low vision applications, and custom original equipment manufacturer (OEM) arms. 

Unitron sells to large companies such as Intel, SONY, Texas Instruments, Boeing, GE, Northrop Grumman, United Technologies, and the Mayo Clinic.

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