OPTICAL COATINGS SYSTEM
A bespoke automated system that measures and assesses the optical characteristics and average thickness of coating samples.
The optical coatings system is a bespoke piece of equipment designed for the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI). The system is designed to measure and assess the optical characteristics and average thickness of drawn-down samples on substrates.
Samples are loaded onto a vacuum bed of calibrated flatness and presented to a range of measurement devices using high precision ball-screw axes. Fully configurable workflows allow an image analysis camera to detect areas of interest and define regions for measurement using a Zeiss Spectrophotometer, Laser Profilometer with sub-micron measurement capability and a Tri-Gloss IQ Goniophotometer.
User friendly software interface with Microsoft Excel compatible export data and on-screen data representation
Compatible with a range of substrate types & sizes
User configurable workflows
Handheld barcode scanner for easy use
Automated image analysis of defect free regions for measurement
Optional user-defined regions for measurement
Automated calibration of measurement devices
Measurement of: Colour, Reflectance, Gloss (20°/60°/85°), RSPEC Gloss, Haze, Distinctness of Image (DOI) Reflected Image Quality (RIQ) and Full colour image capture.
Calculation of: Tristimulus XYZ, Scatter coefficient, ΔE2k, ΔECMC and contrast ratio