Profile Projector / Shadowgraphs

Profile Projector / Shadowgraphs / Measuring Microscopes

Optical non contact measurement with the rugged and accurate Profile Projector / Shadowgraph range from Baty covers horizontal light and vertical path projectors, progressing in size they are: Horizontal R14 , R400 and R600 Vertical Profile Projectors are the SM300 and the SM350.

Starrett Profile Projectors / Shadowgraphs and optical comparitors: Manufactured without compromise, time tested, cost effective non-contact measurement. Precision optics, superb LED lighting and a highly accurate workstage combine to ensure bright, sharp images and exceptional accuracy. A vast selection of styles, sizes, stages, lenses and other accessories, Starrett has a comparator for almost any application. Horizontal Starrett Profile Projectors include the HE400 , HB400 and vertical Profile Projectors include the VB300 and VB400.

A modern Camera / Video based alternative to a Vertical light path Profile Projector / Shadowgraph is Aberlink's Project X which is worth a look before making a decision.

Microscopes and Measuring Microscopes - Revolutionary stereo microscopes without eyepieces, that provide superb imaging without fatigue - Leading video inspection and digital microscopes such as the EVO Cam 2with stunning full-HD imaging for any task requiring precision magnification. - Dedicated upright metallurgical microscopes, for a wide range of light microscopy applications, from metallurgical and material analysis.

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Baty R14 - Profile Projector / Shadowgraph

The Baty R14 bench mount profile projector / optical comparitor with its 340mm screen combines high accuracy non-contact measurement and inspection with a large 175mm x 100mm measuring range.

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Choice of digital readouts and optional automatic profile edge detection. The horizontal light path configuration is ideally suited to machined parts that can be secured to the workstage using a range of optional accessories from the Baty fixture family. The compact and robust lightweight chassis makes the R14 ideal for workshop environments.

Features

  • 340mm (14") screen with 90º crosslines and chart clips
  • Profile illumination with halogen lamp and green filter
  • Lens magnification choice: 10x, 20x, 25x, 50x and 100x
  • Surface illumination (fibre optic)
  • Helix adjustment of light source ± 7º for accurate thread form projection
  • Workstage with machined slot for holding accessories
  • Workstage measuring range of 175mm (7") x 100mm (4")
  • Digital angle measurement to 1 minute
  • 10x lens included
  • 0.5 micron resolution

Measuring options

GXL: Geometric functions for skew alignment, circle, Line, angle and radius measurement. Pitch circle diameter and construction of intersection points etc. Tolerancing and simple reporting also included.

GXL-E: As GXL with screen mounted automatic profile edge sensor. As an option the sensor can be fitted internally.

FT-2: Complete TOUCH SCREEN DRO with 2D Fusion touch software. Full geometric functionality, view of measured part can be printed as a fully dimensioned drawing. Full reporting capability includes, SPC, tabulated details with pass / fail analysis, auto link to Excel and auto sequence programming feature. Windows O/S and built in 19" portrait touch screen monitor in a rugged all steel housing.

FT-2E: Complete TOUCH SCREEN DRO with 2D Fusion Touch software as above. Built-in optical edge detection allows data points to be taken ‘on the fly’ as the projected image is passed under the screenmounted fibre optic sensor. An internally mounted edge sensor is available as an option on all ‘R’ series projectors.

Magnification

10x

20x

25x

50x

100x

Field of view

35

18

14

7

4

Working Distance

81

38

28

15

31

Maximum half field

103

103

80

45

96

Working Diameter full field

120

109

56

31

77

Large screen floor standing models also available

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Starrett HE400 Profile Projector

Optical non contact measurement with Horizontal Bench Top Optical Profile Projector / Shadowgraph

The HE400 horizontal profile projector comprises of a sturdy, metal construction and is fitted with industry leading Quadra-Check or Metlogix digital readout systems as standard.

Competitively priced and built to the same high mechanical standards as the rest of the Starrett range of profile projectors for superb all round capacity and performance.

Starrett HE400 horizontal shadowgraph is the perfect addition to your metrology equipment for precision engineering and quality control processes.

Key Features

  • Fully usable 400mm diameter screen with precision cross lines, overlay clips and integral hood

  • Large measuring travel: 254 X-axis x 100mm Y-axis

  • High precision workstage with 480 x 120mm top plate with machined slot for easy fixturing

  • 25kg stage weight capacity

  • Lenses available from 10x - 100x

    Lamphouse mounted helix adjustment for accurate threadform inspection

Options

Six interchangeable fixed magnification lenses - 10x, 20x, 31.25x, 50x and 100x

Purpose built cabinet stand

Canopy and curtains (designed to mount on cabinet stand)

Extensive range of workholding and accessories

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Baty R400 - Profile Projector / Shadowgraph

The Baty R400 horizontal 16”/400mm screen Profile Projectors / Shadowgraphs offer a large workstage area combined with a multitude of features included as standard. The new touch srceen PC based display bring the old much loved Shadowgraph right up to date.

FT-2: Complete TOUCH SCREEN DRO with 2D Fusion touch software. Full geometric functionality, view of measured part can be printed as a fully dimensioned drawing. Full reporting capability includes, SPC, tabulated details with pass / fail analysis, auto link to Excel and auto sequence programming feature. Windows O/S and built in 19" portrait touch screen monitor in a rugged all steel housing.

FT-2E: Complete TOUCH SCREEN DRO with 2D Fusion Touch software as above, with Built-in optical edge detection allows data points to be taken ‘on the fly’ as the projected image is passed under the screenmounted fibre optic sensor. An internally mounted edge sensor is available as an option on all ‘R’ series projectors.

The Baty R400 bench mount, horizontal light path profile projector / shadowgraph with its 400mm screen combines high accuracy non-contact measurement and inspection with a large 300mm x 150mm measuring range. Vertical light path projectors are also available with the new display, in fact the display can be retro-fitted to many projectors / shadowgraphs.

Magnification

10x

20x

25x

50x

100x

Field of view

40

20

16

8

4

Working Distance

80

82

70

53

43

Maximum work dia (full field)

184

184

184

184

184

Maximum work dia (half field)

179

176

181

147

122

Maximum work piece height

-

-

-

185

-

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Starrett HB400 Profile Projector

Horizontal Bench Top Optical non contact Profile Projector / Shadowgraph

The HB400 horizontal profile projector / shadowgraph is built to the same high quality mechanical standards as the rest of the Starrett range of optical profile projectors but with significantly larger measuring capacity.

With notably greater measuring travel in X and Y axis, this shadowgraph has increased stage weight capacity with the option of motorised and CNC workstages.

Ideal engineering inspection equipment for your aerospace or automototive metrology needs.

Key Features

  • Fully usable 400mm diameter screen with precision cross lines, overlay clips and integral hood
  • Large measuring travel: 305mm X-axis x 152mm Y-axis
  • Digital screen protractor for accurate angular measurements
  • High precision workstage with 540 x 130mm top plate with machined slots for easy fixturing and 50kg capacity
  • Lenses available from 5x - 100x

Accessories

  • Available with the full range of Quadra-Chek or Metlogix M2 readout systems
  • Precision Centres and Vees
  • Vertical Glass Plate Holder
  • Magnification Check Graticule
  • 32mm Capacity Rotary or Fixed Vice
  • Universal Rotary Vee Block
  • Projector Support Cabinet

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Baty R600 - Profile Projector

The Baty R600 with its 600mm (24") screen and high specification, can make simple comparative non-contact measurement through to complex programmed measuring sequences with SPC capability and automatic edge detection. Comparison to DXF is also a simple matter.

The horizontal light beam configuration is ideally suited to large machined or turned workpieces for mounting invee blocks and centres, or customised features.

Features

  • 600mm (24") screen with 90º cross lines and chart clips
  • Heavy duty workstage with 450mm x 200mm (18" x 8") measuring range and 2 machine slots for workpiece holders
  • Angular rotation of ± 15º on workstage for measuring threadforms or cutting tools
  • Vertical 200mm (8") Y axis power driven with joystick control
  • Lens magnification choice - 5x (single lens mount), 10x, 20x, 25x, 50x, 100x
  • 4 position rotating lens turret for ease of lens changing (excluding 5x)
  • Profile illumination with halogen lamp and green filter
  • Screen hood and curtains for use in bright ambient light conditions
  • Digital angle measurement
  • 0.5 micron measurement

Measuring options

GXL: Incorporates geometric functions for skew alignment, circle, Line, angle and radius measurement. Pitch circle diameter and construction of intersection points etc. Tolerancing and simple reporting also included.

GXL-E: As GXL with screen mounted automatic profile edge sensor. As an option the sensor can be fitted internally.

FT-2: Complete TOUCH SCREEN DRO with 2D Fusion touch software. Full geometric functionality, view of measured part can be printed as a fully dimensioned drawing. Full reporting capability includes, SPC, tabulated details with pass / fail analysis, auto link to Excel and auto sequence programming feature. Windows O/S and built in 19" portrait touch screen monitor in a rugged all steel housing.

FT-2E: Complete TOUCH SCREEN DRO with 2D Fusion Touch software as above. Built-in optical edge detection allows data points to be taken ‘on the fly’ as the projected image is passed under the screenmounted fibre optic sensor. An internally mounted edge sensor is available as an option on all ‘R’ series projectors.

AB-2-CNC: Fusion PC based measuring system, motorised X & Y axis with joystick control and CNC position programming for automatic measuring, produces dimensioned part drawing. Includes geometric functions and tolerancing, SPC, full reporting with pass/fail analysis, auto Excel link & auto sequence program, includes external edge sensor.

Magnification

5x

10x

20x

25x

50x

100x

Field of view

120 (4.72)

60 (2.36)

30 (1.18)

24 (.94)

12 (.47)

6 (1.72)

Working Distance

245 (9.64)

135 (5.31)

132 (5.19)

106 (4.17)

93 (3.15)

50 (1.96)

Maximum

292 (9.64)

343 (13.50)

343 (13.50)

343 (13.50)

343 (13.50)

195 (7.75)

Working Diameter

406 (18.98)

343 (13.50)

343 (13.50)

343 (13.50)

343 (13.50)

235 (9.25)

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Baty SM300 - Profile Projector

  • 300mm screen vertical light path projector with multi-function readout unit and printer.
  • Robust design with full geometric measuring functionality ideal for the shop floor.

Features

  • Top quality profile projector highly versatile and easy to operate
  • Large travel range 150mm x 50mm (6”x 2”) as standard
  • Linear scale stage with 0.001mm resolution
  • Fine ground glass screen for clear image with cross hairs
  • Screen complete with cross hair lines and chart clips
  • Built-in profile and surface illumination
  • 10x, 20x, 50x, 100x projection lenses available
  • Display-readout unit DC300 included in standard delivery

Available Options

  • Projection lens 10x with half reflecting mirror
  • Projection lens 20x with half reflecting mirror
  • Projection lens 50x with half reflecting mirror
  • Projection lens 100x with half reflecting mirror
  • Rotary table 360º
  • Swivel centre support
  • Holder with clamp
  • V-block with clamp
  • Overlay charts

Projection capacity (unit mm)

Magnification

10x

20x

50x

100x

View field diameter

30

15

6

3

Working distance W

77.7

44.3

24.5

25.3

Max workpiece height H

80

80

80

80

Max workpiece diameter edge line can be focused on screen centre D

160

130

55

60

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Starrett VB300 Shadowgraph

Vertical Bench Top Profile Projector / Shadowgraph

This vertical bench top profile projector / shadowgraph has been designed to meet the demands of modern industry. lt is ideal for the rapid inspection of small light weight components, pressings, plastic mouldings, electronic components, small turned parts etc. LED profile lighting and surface illumination are fitted as standard providing clear, sharp light and outstanding surface image rendition.

Competitvely priced and engineered to Starrett Precision Optical mechanical standards for superb all round capacity and performance.

Designed for accuracy and longevity, this vertical optical profile projector / shadowgraph is a high performing measuring machine.

  Key Features

  • Fully usable 300mm diameter upright screen with precision cross lines, overlay clips and integral hood.
  • Large Measuring Travel: 100mm X-axis, 100mm Y-axis
  • Fast traverse, quick release mechanism on X and Y axis
  • High precision workstage with 225 x 225mm top plate, with two machine slots for easy fixturing.
  • Lenses available from 10x - 100x
  • Accessories

  • Available with a simple integrated LED readout display (as shown) or choice of the new Metlogix or Quadra-Chek geometric readout systems.
  • Automatic Edge Detection Option
  • Large range of accessories including screen overlay templates
Lens Mag Working distance Field of view Max comp weight Diameterx10 80 40 5kg 300mm x20 76 20 5kg 300mm x25 62 16 5kg 300mm x50 50 8 5kg 300mm x100 41 4 5kg 300mm

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Baty SM350 - Profile Projector / Shadowgraph

Virtually all components on this Baty Profile Projector / Shadowgraph are designed in-house by Baty, this completely new design offers a flexible solution to most measurement problems. This vertical 14”/350mm screen profile projector offers a 3-position lens turret for instantaneous lens change without recalibration.

Features

  • Fully usable 340mm screen
  • Digital Screen Protractor
  • Built in helix adjustment
  • 3-Position turret
  • Sturdy all-steel design
  • Cross roller bearings
  • Quick release “X” and “Y” travel
  • Erect image
  • Easy-view vertical screen
  • Large stage travel 10"(250mm) x 5"(125mm)
  • Rotating chart clips
  • Fibre optic illumination for surface measurement
  • Includes 10x lens
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Available Options

  • Automated measurement system with joystick control
  • Automatic edge sensing
  • Motorised focus axis
  • Heavy duty cabinet
  • Touch trigger probe for fast Z axis measurement
 

Accessories for Baty SM350

  • SA-245-2 Rotary Glass Stage
  • SA-196-EXT 38mm (1 1/2")
    Dual Vee Block and Centres (for SA-356)
  • SA-146-EXT 79mm (3 1/8")
    Dual Vee Block and Centres (for SA-356)
  • SA-371 Side Stop (for SA-356)
  • SA-370 Back Stop (for SA-356)

Readout Options

GXL /GXL-E Readout

  • Graphical display of measured feature
  • Radius, angle, line, point, skew
  • Inch, metric, polar, cart
  • Data output to PC/printer
  • Store inspection routines to prompt operator
  • Tolerancing
  • Multi-language menu
  • On-screen help
  • Optional edge detection

FT2 and FT2E Touch screen displays (Alternative to GXL Readout)

PC based vision measuring system with full geometric functionality. Graphical view of measured part can be printed as fully dimensioned drawing with geometric tolerances. Other graphics include form error and SPC charts. Reporting capability includes tabulated details with pass / fail analysis, auto-link to Excel™ and auto sequence programming feature.

  • Dimensioned drawing of the measured part
  • Geometric functions for curve, line, arc, align, scan
  • Scan and best fit to CAD model (electronic overlay)
  • SPC included
  • Easy reporting, but output to Excel
  • Optional edge detection
  • Supplied complete with PC keyboard and mouse – monitor extra




Starrett VB400 Vertical Profile Projector / Shadowgraph

VB400 profile projector / shadowgraph is a large measuring capacity machine suited to both high volume and low batch production. LED profile lighting and surface illumination are fitted as standard, providing clear, sharp light and outstanding surface image rendition.

Competitvely priced and engineered to Starrett Precision Optical mechanical standards for superb all-round capacity and performance.

The VB400 vertical bench top shadowgraph is a cost effective solution for non-contact measurement, ideal for flexible or soft parts.

Key Features

  • Fully usable 400mm diameter vertically mounted screen with precision cross lines, overlay clips and integral hood
  • Large Measuring Travel: 200mm X-axis x 100mm Y-axis 
  • Fast traverse, quick release mechanism on X and Y axis
  • High precision worksatage with 400 x 225mm top plate
  • Lenses available from 10x - 100x

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Accessories

  • Available with the full range of Quadra-Chek or Metlogix M2 readout systems
  • Automatic Edge Detection Option
  • Bench
Stereo Microscope with Integrated HD USB Camera

Mantis Elite-Cam HD

The latest update in the popular Mantis stereo microscope range. Combining the ergonomic benefits of unique eyepiece-less technology with the imaging power of an HD camera, Mantis Elite-Cam HD is the ideal solution for inspection, reworking and reporting.

  • 2x - 20x magnification
  • Fully integrated HD camera with USB connection
  • Unique 3D stereo view and useful annotation software

The COMPLETE SOLUTION for low magnification inspection, manipulation and documentation tasks.

Mantis Elite-Cam HD is comprised of a standard Mantis Elite 'eyepiece-less' stereo microscope, with a factory integrated HD digital camera,offering truly superb 3D imaging plus the flexibility and convenience of digital image capture.

Winner of numerous industry design awards, the outstanding ergonomic design of Mantis allows your eyes and hand to work together naturally, eliminating user fatigue, improving efficiency and productivity for any precision task requiring magnification.

This system comes complete with great software to allow you to carry out easy-to-use image archiving and annotation. Advanced software for dimensioning and simple measurement is available as an upgrade.

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Highlights

  • Unique eyepiece-less design
  • Unrivalled depth perception and 3D view
  • Unbeatable ergonomics for increased productivity
  • 2x – 20x optical magnification options (two position quick change turret)
  • Factory integrated HD USB2.0 camera
  • Complete with great image capture and mark-up software
  • Powerful DimensionOne™ imaging and measurement software (optional upgrade)
  • Choice of stands and accessories to suit numerous applications

Amazing 3 dimensional view

The expanded pupil technology of the Mantis Elite Cam HD enables users to move within the optical paths, effectively allowing the user to look around the subject by moving their head. This increases depth perception enabling easier hand eye coordination and natural manipulations.

Effective software included

Simple, easy-to-use uEye image and video capture software is included as standard to allow you to quickly get up and running, make annotations and optimise camera settings for your application.

An upgrade to the powerful DimensionOne™ software provides the added benefits of on-screen measurement tools.

uEye and DimensionOne™ are available in all major languages.

Fatigue-free optical viewing

Patented optical technology of Mantis removes the need for restrictive eyepieces of a conventional microscope, allowing operators freedom of head movement, providing superb ergonomics and hand-eye co-ordination, plus the ability to wear prescription or safety glasses, if required.

High Performance Full-HD Digital Microscope

EVO Cam II - Digital Microscope

An high definition digital microscope with stunning image quality, that combines optical excellence with ease of use and efficient workflows. EVO Cam II makes image capture and documentation simpler, faster and more reliable.

  • Exceptional high resolution 1080p/60fps image quality
  • Optical magnification up to 300x
  • Stand alone, wireless or PC connectivity

Stunning images. Exceptional simplicity

EVO Cam II digital microscope delivers excellent image quality to help uncover hidden details. Optical magnification up to 300x and full auto focus ensures ultra-sharp images at all times, EVO Cam II is optimised for quality control, testing, inspection and documentation.

Leading optical performance makes EVO Cam II a supremely powerful imaging solution with a range of objective lens options to ensure stunning results for any application. Exceptional simplicity minimises training requirement, making EVO Cam II a powerful and flexible tool, ideal for multiple users and production environments. Download Brochure
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    Highlights

    • Ultra-sharp image quality with full auto-focus
    • Optical magnification range 1.7x -300x
    • Maximum magnification with digital zoom 3600x
    • Fast 60 fps provides clear images without motion blur
    • Unique 360° inspection without the need to manipulate subjects under magnification
    • Simplicity to view whole samples, or the smallest detail at the touch of a button
    • Large field of view and long working distances
    • Eliminate set-up time with up to 10 presets
    • Custom overlays to aid inspection
    • Wi-Fi and USB 3.0 for fast image transfer
    • Efficient dimensioning with virtual caliper and scalable grids
    • Ideal for a wide range of applications including inspection of electronics, automotive, precision engineering, medical devices and plastic parts.

    Ease of use

    Simplicity is at the heart of EVO Cam II. Easy to follow menu and simple operation minimizes training and is an ideal solution for multiple users in fast paced production environments.

    An overview function allows you easily locate a point of interest on the object you are viewing. The on-screen function menu for the EVO Cam II is also available in multiple languages.

    In addition to the convenient operation of all main functions on the unit, a remote control console allows faster and more comfortable use.

    Ultra-sharp live images

    High-quality optics used in EVO Cam II has specialist coatings providing the best optical output, consistency and performance for many industrial applications.

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