Vision Measuring Machines / Projectors / Shadowgraphs

Video 2D/3D Measuring Machines - Projectors / Shadowgraphs

Shadowgraphs and Projectors  and measuring Video Microscopes now have a separate page.
Projext X                  
Video, Optical, Camera based non contact coordinate measuring systems, 2D Shaft Scan - the choice is vast, please enquire (or call) to discuss your requirement.
Two dimensional and three dimensional video coordinate measuring systems, Manual or CNC and many other options including Renishaw touch probe, toolchange rack etc. Also check out very fast and simple, self aligning QuickInspect Field of View (FOV) system from Werth, which is well worth considering for speed ease of use as long as the application is suitable, so if you have some questions or would like to discuss, please get in touch, thank you.. Contact .

Other CMMs and MultiSensor Video based Measuring machine with touch and laser options like the incredible ScopeCheck or CMMs with a camera option are well worth a look and have their own pages (see above). Shaft Measuring systems can now have touch and laser as well as optical as in the case of the ScopeCheck V  which can aslo measure gear forms.

Project X

2D non contact Inspection system, manual or CNC, with Aberlink's popular award winning software for 2D vision. Video measuerment using patented "Colour Map" scale technology, Project X moves the camera over the component rather than the component under the camera, thus avoiding the need to secure the part. A large measuring area of 400 X 300 mm and a motorised deep Z focus distance of 125 mm allows measurement of components of much larger dimensions than most projectors, shadowgraphs and optical comparitors. All parameters used for the edge detection tools including programmable LED light source can be adjusted during any measurement and the results seen live on the flat screen monitor and automatically stored as part of the program. Geometric measurements can be picked off with a mouse or compared to a DXF file.


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Fast, easy non contact measurement in the field of view. Capturing an entire workpiece “in the image” ensures easy operation and short measurement times. The measuring machine uses the field of view of the lens as the measurement range, without mechanical axes. The workpiece is placed on the table and automatically recognized and measured by the corresponding measurement program.

  • Close to production rate fast measurement of workpieces on one field of view
  • Distortion free telecentric precision optics for measuring ranges from 0.8 mm x 0.6 mm up to 230 mm x 180 mm
  • High Precision camera to guarantee highest accuracy even with large fields of view
  • Application as stand alone, production measuring station, or integrated in the production line
  • Comparable to conventional coordinate metrology with specifications according to ISO 10360 resp. VDI/VDE 2617, traceable to the PTB length standard
  • Focusing is not necessary due to a large depth of field of the telecentric lenses. For high magnifications, the focus function and image processing software make focussing easy
  • Opto-electronic 10x zoom and electronical zoom with numerous choices of magnification
  • Due to the modular and solid design an extension of the measuring range is possible by retrofitting with measuring stages up to 400 mm x 200 mm
  • Graphically interactive measurement - as easy as reading drawings


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QuickInspect MT (Moving Table)  see Video

For higher demands on measurement range, resolution, and measurement uncertainty, with the same ease of operation as the QuickInspect choose the new QuickInspect MT. The machine raster scans the workpieces in seconds “OnTheFly” at the push of a button, producing a high-resolution image with nearly any desired resolution and high precision (patent). Even small or high-precision features on larger workpieces (standard 250 mm) can be measured very well. Again, the workpiece is recognized fully automatically after raster scanning, and the matching measurement program is started automatically.

To ensure comparability to conventional coordinate measuring machines, the QuickInspect machines are specified comparable to ISO 10360 and VDI/VDE 2617 and traceable to the German National Metrology Institute (PTB – Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt).
Depending on the magnification of the optics, measurement uncertainties of fractions of a micron or a few microns can be achieved. For most versions of the machine (0.037 x to about 1 x magnification), it is not necessary to precisely adjust the focus due to the telecentric optics. For high magnification, setting the focus is simple with an easy-to-use focus function in the software.

For other Optical / MultiSensor Measuring Machines please see the MultiSensor page.

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KineMic KMR-FOV-M3 Video Microscope

The KineMic KMR-FOV-M3 video microscope includes a color digital video camera, fixed magnification telecentric lens, 21.5" all-in-one-touchscreen PC, MetLogix M3 software with Digital Comparator (DC) feature, LED backlight and ringlight. These affordable video based inspection and measurement systems are ideal for receiving inspection, quality assurance, training, manufacturing assembly, research and documentation - wherever easy setup and operation is required. M3 models offer Field-Of-View measurement, powerful image processing, DXF imports for direct comparison to the work piece.

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Key Features

  • Optics: 6 telecentric lenses
    CCD Sensor / Resolution: 2.02 Mpixel
    Camera Interface: USB Cable
    Computer: All in one PC
    Software: MetLogix M3
    Video Screen: 21.5" Allin one PC 
    Screen Resolution:1920 x 1080
    Lens Magnification: .30x, .50x, .80x, 1.0x, 2.0x, 4.0x 
    Screen Magnification: 13x to 178x
    Field of View (X-Axis): 1.8 to 24 mm
    X-Y Stage Motion (inch): None
    X-Y Stage Motion (mm): None
    Metrology Means: M3 FOV Software 
    Measurement Resolution: Up to 2um
    Measurement Accuracy: Up to +/- 2.5um
    Basic Stand: Standard 
    LED Back Light: Standard 
    LED Ring Light: Standard
    Lighting Control: Via M3 Software
    Video Inspection: Yes
    Basic Dimensions: VED
    Geometric Constructs: Yes
    Image Annotation: Yes
    Image Archiving: Yes
    Video Edge Detection: Yes
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Starrett HVR100-FLIP FOV Digital Video System

Rapidly measure a single feature, an entire part, or multiple parts up to 3.65 x 3" (92.7 mm x 76.2 mm) with the HVR-Flip's large FOV. MetLogix™ M3 software allows for easy one-touch feature measurement and auto-detect part recognition.

Features DXF import and export, graphic based "Part View" constructions and more. Optional software modules are available for profile fitting, wire insulation and thread measurement.

The HVR-Flip from Starrett is the latest in a line of video-based measurement systems. The HVR-Flip has the unique characteristic of being used in either a vertical or horizontal format offering tremendous versatility and value.

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Key Features

  • Rapidly measure parts up to 3.65 x 3"
  • Working distance of 10"
  • Measure a single feature, an entire part, or multiple parts
  • MetLogix™ M3 software allows for easy one-touch feature measurement
  • Auto-detect part recognition
  • DXF Import - Electronic overlay for quick part comparison
  • Export features to DXF
  • Compare complex profiles with discreet data points and comparison to CAD
  • Graphic based "Part View" constructions
  • Geometric tolerancing
  • Flexible report content and formatting
  • Multi-language support
  • System can be easily converted from a vertical format to a horizontal format measuring system
  • Large FOV

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Please note that the computer supplied may vary slightly from the one in the above images

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Starrett AVR300 small measuring machine

These Starrett systems are versatile CNC video and touch based coordinate measurement machines, ideal for the measurement of CNC machined parts, mouldings in quality assurance, shop floor and inspection labs, as well as manufacturing, assembly and research facilities.

Video measurement made easy with the CNC Vision Measuring System for easy measurement of complex parts. This system has grown in popularity as customer awareness of it's versatility and performance to price ratio.

The AVR CNC systems are powerful automated video measuring systems, ideal for repetitive measurements and automatic comparison of data to CAD files as well as geometric tabulated and graphical reports.

The AVR is controlled by a powerful MetLogix software system, features 6.5:1 (optional 12:1) zoom optics and several LED illumination options. There is also the option of a Renishaw touch probe.

A manual version is available called the MVR300 and both AVR and MVR are available in a smaller 200 mm size at a lower cost. These compact bench top systems are precise and powerful.

Starrett AVR Brochure


Key Features

  • Bench top system with Granite base
  • Full CNC operation
  • Z axis measuring as standard
  • Video Edge Detection (VED)
  • LED surface ring and transmitted illumination
  • X-Y-Z Travel 300 x 300 x 200mm
  • X-Y Accuracy (µm): E2 = 1.9 µm + 5L/1000
  • Z Accuracy (µm): E1 = 2.5 µm + 5L/1000
  • M3 Software control
  • 21" Touchscreen PC display
  • 1 MP Colour Digital Camera as Standard. 2MP with Telecentric

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LF713 Large Format CNC Vision System

The LF Series Vision Systems from Starrett are the most advanced CNC vision systems we offer, in terms of both speed and accuracy. The LF outperforms the AV300 technically and also features the option of an expanded X-Y-Z measuring range up to 1270 x 915 x 200 mm.

Versatile, accurate and incredibly fast, this system will provide consistently accurate and reliable measurements.

Designed for large parts and CNC operation this CNC vision system is ideal for quality assurance, inspection labs, manufacturing, assembly and research facilities.

LF713 floor standing metrology system offers 28" x 24" x 8" (710 mm x 605 mm x 200 mm) of travel, a massive granite base and granite bridge, air bearings and high speed linear motors for the X and Y axes, your choice of powerful MetLogix or Quadra-Check software control systems, LED illumination, video edge detection (VED) with a hi-resolution digital color video camera and 6.5:1 or 12:1 zoom optics and the capability to add optional touch and laser probes. Larger travel systems are available upon request. These systems are multi-purpose CNC measurement systems, ideal for quality assurance, inspection labs, manufacturing, assembly and research facilities. This versatile floor standing system is fast, precise and powerful.

Key Features

  • X-Y-Z measuring range from 300 x 300 x 200 mm to 1270 x 915 x200.
  • X-Y-Z resolution of 0.1µm
  • X-Y-Z accuracy of 1.5 µm + 5L/1000
  • Air bearings and linear motors for X and Y axes
  • 1/3" CCD color video camera
  • 12.0:1 Navitar zoom optics
  • Metronics QC5300 CNC 3D multi-sensor metrology software

    Have a question? Or if you just want more information Contact us, we would love to hear from you.

Accessories (options)

  • Reinshaw touch probes
  • Touch probe changing rack
  • Optimet laser probe
  • 100mm CNC rotary stage
  • LED dark-field quadrant illumination
  • Parts holding fixtures

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Dual Video and Optical Measuring System

Two measurement systems in one!

Swift PRO Duo is the only video measuring system to incorporate an ergonomic measuring microscope.
Previously difficult-to-view samples can now be measured and inspected on the same system, in the same routine, by the same operator. Swift PRO Duo provides fast and accurate measurement of both routine and complex precision parts.

With a rich suite of measurement and reporting features, it is the right measurement tool for a broad range of applications, from electronics and aerospace to automotive, plastics and medical device manufacturing.


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Key Features

  • Optical Microscope and video measure system in one
  • Up to 200mm x 100 mm measurement stage, 5 micron stage accuracy
  • Advanced and robust measuring system in a compact size
  • Designed especially for toolmakers and shopfloor operators
  • Take accurate measurements in seconds, with no need for pre-programming
  • Z-axis variant for height measurement
  • Patented optical ergonomic microscope offers high resolution surface inspection
  • Ideal for use on the shop floor and in the QC Lab

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VISION LVC400 Touch and vision measuring machine

Large Capacity CNC Video Measurement System


Automated Measurements in 3 Axes - High accuracy - Competitive price

Lengthy measurement routines are often a big problem for manufacturers. Reducing measurement time, without compromising product quality is a critical factor in the continuous improvement of the manufacturing process.

LVC400 has the power and flexibility to meet the most demanding measurement requirements and suits industry applications including precision machining, casting, plastic mouldings, electronics and medical device.


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Key Features:

  • Measure components up to 400mm x 300mm x 200mm
  • Great video image with 5MP USB3.0 camera
  • Motorised zoom lens for automatically changing magnification in measurement routines.
  • Intuitive M3 software maintains ease of use despite advanced functionality of the system.
  • Granite base for extra stability and measuring accuracy.
  • Touch probe option for measuring complex features and 3D forms, such as cylinders, cones and spheres.
  • Ideal for a wide range of applications including precision engineering, casting, plastic moulding, electonics and medical devices manufacture.

Vision LVC400 Brochure


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Venture XT camera based CMM

Vision CNC non contact optical CMM with Renishaw touch probe option

Greatly improved performance and software functions.

A huge update to the range and it’s capability ensures that customers get a wide range of product options to help overcome measurement issues. The Venture XT is a newly styled vision system that includes an extended 200mm measuring range in the Z axis and a new column design with integral Z axis counter balance. In addition there are faster X-Y axis drives, a touch screen, greater field of view and magnification – up to 12 x zoom. The enhancements to this new product also include a major redesign of the software giving users the following features:

  • Self-calibrating zoom lens with Field of View error correction
  • Improved auto-focus can now find and measure from a distance in one move
  • Image stitching – allows a large XY area to be scanned and displayed as a single image
  • Live overlays, dimensions and features on the camera (stitched) image, extremely useful for driving the machine to features and showing where the features appear in relation to the rest of the unmeasured the part
  • One grab measurement of all features in the Field of View
  • One click measurement tool
  • All features in area tool
  • Make curve scan tool from DXF – no more lost edges on badly prepared or dirty parts
  • Optional CAD comparison with touch probe programming from 3D model

CNC 3D Vision System also Includes:

  • Teach and Repeat programming
  • Programmable segmented LED lighting
  • High resolution 0.5µm scales for increased accuracy
  • CAD import / export
  • Scanning & best fitting
  • Fully dimensioned part view
  • SPC included
  • One click output to Excel™
  • Autofocus
  • 165mm Z axis measuring range on adjustable dovetail slide
  • 250mm x 120mm and 300mm x 300mm XY stages available
  • Renishaw touch probe (option)


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The Venture Plus - Also see Aberlink Axiom too with camera

The Venture Plus includes all of the standard Venture features with a greater measuring range. See also Axiom too

Large Measurement Volume
The Venture Plus is available in three models:
VP-6460 with 640mm x 600mm x 250mm measuring range
VP-6490 with 640mm x 900mm x 250mm measuring range
VP-100150 with 1000mm x 1500mm x 400mm measuring range

The bridge type construction is all aluminium resulting in low inertia and low thermal mass. Air bearings are used on all axes and a granite Y beam is used for increased accuracy. This ensures that the machine will expand and contract uniformly with temperature changes ensuring minimal distortion and subsequent errors. Ambient temperature can be compensated for within the Fusion software making Venture Plus ideal for use on the shop floor.

Complete with standard zoom optics and lighting, Venture Plus offers the same level of camera based functionality as every other Venture.

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  • Teach and repeat programming
  • Programmable segmented LED lighting
  • High resolution 0.5µm scales for increased accuracy
  • CAD import / export
  • Scanning & best fitting
  • Fully dimensioned part view
  • SPC included
  • One click output to Excel™
  • Autofocus
  • Renishaw TP20 touch probe joint

Venture Plus additional features include:

  • Rigid, low mass bridge construction
  • Integral zoom optics
  • Patented light table technology
  • 250mm Z axis measuring range
  • 640mm x 640mm and 640mm x 940mm bridge formats available
  • New 1000mm x 1500mm x 400mm model now available
  • Optional automatic temperature compensation
  • Optional multi function joystick with colour touch screen display

Options include: Multi-function joystick with colour touch screen:

  • High quality 3 axis hall effect joystick
  • Speedwheel for feedrate control
  • High resolution colour touch screen
  • Easy to use graphic interface
  • Hardwired emergency stop button
  • Built in speaker for audio feedback
  • Left and right handed operation
  • CAT5 cable easily extendable
  • Remote operation of Windows PC
  • Software extendable user interface
640mm x 600mm x 250mm
640mm x 900mm x 250mm
1000mm x 1500mm x 400mm

MarShaft SCOPE 250 Plus

Simple, fast accurate measurement of shafts and cylindrical parts.

The MarShaft Scope 250 allows rapid, precision measurement of round and rotationally symmetrical parts.

CNC, Turned, Milled and Ground shafts can all be rapidly measured, overcoming traditional difficulties in measuring round parts. Part recognition when a part is loaded further simplifes operator use.

The MarShaft SCOPE 250 plus is a modern, high performance, small capacity, competitively priced shaft measuring machine. Simple, fast, accurate video measuring system for measuring shaft, diameters, lengths, radii, chamfer, grooves, tapers and much more, It enables fast, precise and fully automatic measurement of rotationally symmetrical workpieces in production, cutting time invested in the measuring process and reducing waste.

It has a high precision roundness measuring axis (C) and a vertical measuring axis (Z) with a measuring range of 250mm. The jewel in the crown is the state-of-the-art, high resolution CMOS matrix camera (providing the live image) with an image field of 40 x 24mm. The extremely high image acquisition rate of over 120 images per second keeps measuring times to a minimum. Zoom functions allow the smallest details to be measured, which are difficult, and in some cases even impossible, to test with conventional measuring methods.

Measuring range 40 mm Dia x 250 mm length. Other machines in the range are available for larger sizes.

Shaft features that can be measured with the MarShaft 250 plus include:
Length, Diameter, Form and position tolernaces, Offsets, Recess width, Bevel width, Intersection points, Radii, Position of Radii, Taper lengths, Hole contours, Angles, Pitches, Widths accross flats, Outer threads etc.

The flexible MarShaft SCOPE 250 plus shaft measuring machine offers fast, precise, fully automatic measurement of rotational symmetrical work-pieces in production.

Watch Video of MarShaft Scope 250 shaft measuring machine
Download PDF of MarShaft Scope 250 plus

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ShaftScope CNC

Shaft measuring machine for the shop floor environment

Design Bench-type optical coordinate measuring machine in fully enclosed construction for use in the workshop environment.
Available Measuring Sensors Werth image processing (IP) video sensor
Part Dimensions L=350/600/750/950mm; D=160/160/160/160mm
Maximum permissible length measurement error down to 2.5 µm
Applications Rotary parts, axels and shafts (especially camshafts and crankshafts), etc.

ScopeCheck Vertical - Shaft Measurement

The ScopeCheck V (Vertical) is not just an optical shaft scanning machine but a multisensor coordinate measuring machine offering optical, tactile and laser probes for precisely measuring round workpieces, such as tools, shafts and gear shafts in production environments. The special feature of these machines is the integrated vertical rotary axis for rapid measurement of diameters, planes, holes, and cutting and clearance angles with optical, laser and tactile sensors.

Imagine optically scanning the shaft and then measuring the gear form and reporting into the Werth gear measurement software all on one machine - just one of many possibilities.


  • Precise measurement of cylindrical workpieces (tools, shafts etc.) using application-specific sensors in a production environment
  • Heavy duty granite base with CNC air bearing rotary axis
  • Integrated vertical rotary axis for rapid measurement of diameters, planes, holes, and cutting and clearance angles with optical and tactile sensors
  • All industry standard tool holders and chuck systems are available on the rotary axis
  • Unique design allows easy integration of additional sensors for increased flexibility
  • Protected enclosure for measurement on the production floor

All industry standard tool holders and chuck systems are available on the rotary axis. Tools can be measured automatically using Numroto interfaces. The graphically supported tool measurement programs Micromills and Microform and the esco software for hobs, taps and form cutters, support simple operation with parametric programming.

Standard measurement ranges are:
Length 200 mm x Diameter 140 mm
Length 500 mm x Diameter 250 mm
Length 800 mm x Diameter 250 mm
Larger measurement ranges can be quoted on request.

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For other MultiSensor Measuring Machines please see the MultiSensor page

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Metrology House
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Hampshire, RG27 0DU

Tel: +44 (0)7887 691129


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Tomelleri - High Quality Portable Measuring Arms
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