Bowers Group launch new Baty R400 model

The longest-standing profile projector manufacturer in the UK, Bowers Group, has launched a new and improved version of the popular Baty R400.

The Baty R400 bench mount profile projector combines high accuracy non-contact measurement and in-depth inspection. Its robust design makes it ideal for both the shop floor and the standards room, something that has proven immensely popular with many in the manufacturing and engineering sectors.

The new model offers a range of improvements, including positive adaptations to the lighting system and focal length that make it an ideal tool for a wide range of parts.

UK sales manager Ryan Kingswell, said: “We’re pleased to be able to introduce the new model of the Baty R400 to the market. And, after what has been a difficult year for many businesses, we’re proud to have been able to stand firm amid the pandemic and continue innovating new products. The new model offers significant improvements on the current Baty R400 that I’m positive will prove to be extremely popular.”

One of the most impressive changes to the current R400 model is the integration of an LED lighting system. The new system replaces the existing Halogen profile lighting, reducing annual service costs and eliminating potential downtime due to lamp failure.

The LED system still incorporates helix adjustment for thread measurement and runs at much lower temperatures than the traditional halogen setup.

Other improvements include changes to the lens’ focal lengths which now facilitate larger components. With lenses available in 10x, 20x, 50x and 100x magnification, and with an increased distance between the lens and object, there is more space to measure bigger and more complex parts quickly and efficiently. The use of a common, spring loaded detent lens-mount enables fast and easy lens changes with no need for tools.

The new model comes with the screen mounted optical edge sensor now mounted in a fixed arm so that the screen can be rotated independently of the probe itself, maintaining the cross-hair / probe offset which is stored within the FT2-E sw. An internally mounted edge sensor option is also available if required, leaving the projector screen completely unobscured.

The feet of the machine are in the same position, meaning the footprint of the new R400 is the same, and remains compatible with the existing cabinet stand.

Bowers Group’s Mobile Metrology Centre is now back on the road, offering on-site COVID safe demos throughout the country. For more information or to book an appointment, contact the team at