Vision Measuring Machines / Projectors / Shadowgraphs

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

Shadowgraphs and Projectors now have a seperate page.
Projext X     QuickInspect      
Video, Optical, Camera based non contact coordinate measuring systems. 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.


Fast 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, the same ease of operation as the conventional QuickInspect is offered in 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. Here 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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Starrett AVR300

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.

These systems are general-purpose CNC video-based coordinate measurement machines, ideal for the measurement of CNC machined parts, mouldings in quality assurance and inspection labs, as well as manufacturing, assembly and research facilities.

A lower cost 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.


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

    If you have any questions, or would like to hear more about this metrology instrument feel free to Contact us

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

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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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Baty 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

Baty 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 Baty Venture Plus

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

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Baty’s VuMaster – a Vision for the Future

Baty International's advanced camera based VuMaster, 2D vision measuring system. A cost effective solution for fast, accurate non contact 2D measurement, VuMaster can be operated manually, or inspection routines can be recorded and stored. When recalled, the simple ‘teach and repeat’ part programming feature guides the operator through a pre-defined inspection procedure, recreating the same lighting conditions and using ‘Video Edge Detection’ to automatically ’capture’ feature data. If required, configurable reports can also be generated, featuring tabulated results and fully dimensioned drawing of the measured part.

Due to the use of a patented Colourmap™ high-precision scale system, Baty’s VuMaster vision machine does not have a conventional stage or encoders, instead the system uses a high resolution measuring camera that is able to move anywhere within the measuring limits of the machine. This major advantage results in fast, accurate, ‘non contact’ measurement over a larger measuring range – 400mm x 300mm. Also, as the camera moves and the part remains still, there is often no need for expensive and time consuming work holding devices.

Baty's VuMaster vision inspection system is covered in a strong steel enclosure and is able to provide extremely accurate results in less than favourable conditions, such as on the shop floor. in addition to use in dedicated inspection departments.

The VuMaster vision inspection and reporting package includes a built-in PC, 19" flat screen monitor and printer. Baty’s easy to use, intuitive Fusion Lite vision software enables the VuMaster Plus to be used by both experienced QC operators and novices alike. Fusion Lite gives access to a multitude of advanced features such as free form scanning and best fitting functions, image grabs, SPC and CAD import / export capability.Further attributes include; programmable segmented LED surface lighting, collimating profile illumination, video edge detection motorised, auto focus and fully motorised autofocus.

The Baty Vision Systems range is Baty's most comprehensive, high quality, cost effective yet, for both manual and CNC, 2D and 3D applications.

The new VuMaster arguably includes more functionality as standard than any other comparable vision system package currently available.

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  • Perfect for the measurement of larger 2D profiles, (e.g.) films, circuit boards, laser cut and stamped parts large and small
  • Machine design with the image processing sensor under the glass plate, eliminates time-consuming focusing as the workpiece is always in the correct distance to the optics
  • In raster scanning mode the machine also quickly captures the selected measurement range completely
  • All geometric features are then evaluated automatically in the image
  • Quick dimensional measurements in the scanned image and automatic gaging with ToleranceFit ®  comparisons
Machine Specs
  • Measuring Range : X from 400 mm to 650 mm - Y from 200 mm to 600 mm
  • Maximum permissible length measurement error - down to 2.5µm

Automotive, Medical, Electronics


Shop Floor, Gauge and Quality Laboratory



  • 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 video measuring system for measuring shaft, diameters, lengths, radii, chamfer, grooves, tapers and much more, the MarShaft SCOPE 250 plus is a modern, high performance, small capacity, competitively priced shaft measuring machine.

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

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

DesignBench-type optical coordinate measuring machine in fully enclosed construction for use in the workshop environment.
Available Measuring SensorsWerth image processing (IP) video sensor
Part DimensionsL=350/600/750/950mm; D=160/160/160/160mm
Maximum permissible length measurement errordown to 2.5 µm
ApplicationsRotary 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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