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Profilometer Instruments | Lab Services | Chromatic Confocal | Application Notes

With a wide height range up to 25mm and the capability to measure steep angles, the chromatic confocal technique is ideal for measurements of topography, shape and form on unknown and complex surfaces such as soft tissue, plants & rock, small parts and many others. Since no stitching is needed for large surfaces, the the chromatic confocal technique can measure required shape and form data in a few seconds. The resulting data is the best polynomial match for the shape under test. With pattern recognition and automation in addition to pass fail conditions and database communication, the instrument can be used as an advanced quality control tool for shape and form measurements.



• ISO 25178

• ISO 4287

• ISO 13565-2

• ISO 12085

• ISO 12780

• ISO 12181


Standard Measurement Analysis:

• Waviness and lay parameters

• Skewness and kurtosis

• Surface comparison or subtraction

• Abbott-Firestone Curve

• Best polynomial match


Software Features:

• Easily defined line or area scans

• Recipes

• Lateral resolution

• Export raw data and images

• Real time display

• Automatic reporting

• Multi-language support

• Mapping


Analysis Software Features:

• Filtering

• Leveling

• Thresholding

• Zooming

• Area selection and form removal tools

• Subtract and compare functions and many others


Advanced Automation:

• Automatic focus (optical and microscope), automatic analysis template

• Multi sample handling macros

• Easy selection of area under the microscope for profiling or AFM testing

• Automatic dual frequency for surfaces with varying reflectivities

• Rotational staging

• Pattern recognition

• Database communications

• Pass/Fail limits

• Line sensors for up to 200 times faster measurements


Sample(s) Holders and Environmental Conditions:

• Custom and standard sample holders

• Heating stage


Additional Surface Measurements:

Surface Roughness Measurement
Surface Profile Measurement
Surface Flatness Measurement
Surface Volume Measurement
Surface Step Height Measurement

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