Optimap PSD Phase Stepped Deflectometry Meter
A revolution in surface measurement
THE NEW OPTIMAP MARKS A REVOLUTION IN THE CONTROL OF SURFACE QUALITY. FOR THE FIRST TIME SUBJECTIVE VISUAL ASSESSMENT CAN BE REPLACED WITH RELIABLE, QUANTITATIVE REPRESENTATIVE MEASUREMENTS
- Objective Measurement
- High Resolution Measurement
- Modular Software with Instant Results
- Portable Sensor System
- Reflective Information
- 3D Topographical Data
- Data Export
The Optimap PSDis excellent at measuring textures, i.e. how flat and smooth is a surface? The Optimap can quantify this visual effect either as curvatures or into BYK Wavescan compatible units.
Since the Optimap PSD produces contour maps, it will be apparent what is causing visible defects in texture. In Composite Materials, we can visibly see which weave layer is showing through, thus causing an orange peel effect. For polished materialswe will see circular polish swirls or grain from the product surface. The optimap can easily measure the defect depth in microns. In Carbon Fiber bodywork, this would indicate if a manufacturing fault can be hidden in the painting process or whether the part should be scraped. In yacht finishes, we know that damage can be simply sanded out or whether it will require filling first. In other industries, we perhaps can understand how long a damaged or rough product will take to prepare.
The Unique Advantage of the Optimap PSD is in its ability to IDENTIFY and QUANTIFY DEFECTS. With the use of software, one can automate Inspection.
For maximum consumer impact, high quality products require high quality finishes that are homogeneous, blemish and defect free.
Surface finish is currently assessed subjectively by visual inspection or measured by instruments that do not capture a full picture of surface quality.
The Optimap creates contour maps and measures surface quality.
In a single fast operation the Optimap maps the topography of a test surface displaying faults and texture in incredible detail. Mapped information is processed into objective surface measurements that can be used to effectively control product quality.