Continuing a tradition of product innovation and greater acceptance in the surface metrology industry, Polytec proudly announces the introduction of new 3D optical profiler products. The latest additions to the TopMap family are the Micro.View and Micro.View +. These leading-edge optical profilers will be ideal for measuring roughness, texture, waviness, step heights and other surface parameter.
For decades, the stylus profiler has been the mainstay in evaluating the fine surface characteristics such as roughness, texture and/or waviness. For applications where a more complete view of the surface is required or those where a stylus’ contact is not desirable, non-contact technologies that utilize white light interferometry have been widely accepted. In addition to high (sub nm) vertical resolution, the deterministic technology is capable of measuring rough, smooth, reflective, dull and transparent surfaces.
Furthermore, the non-contact aspect is compatible with most material types such as, metals, plastics, ceramic, fabrics, optics, etc. In addition to providing numerical output (Ra, Sa, Sq, and several more) using a 3D solution can truly create visually intuitive plots that can be used to quickly diagnose manufacturing issues and manage process bottlenecks effectively. The Polytec patented Environmental Compensation Technology (ECT) in addition to advanced features that help with automating part focus, results logging and greatly enhance ease-of-use make these new solutions ideal in lab settings or out on the shop floor.
For over 50 years, Polytec, has offered optical measurement solutions for aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics, biomedical, micro- and nanotechnology, mechanical engineering, production testing and other markets with the goal to enable its customers’ innovation and technological leadership.