June 5, 2019
With PrismMaster® Flex, TRIOPTICS presents a versatile goniometer for optics manufacturing. The unique vertical configuration and modular product concept make it a productive yet flexible solution for production-related quality testing of prisms and plano optical components.
The new PrismMaster® Flex goniometer provides for optimal adaptation to customers' measurement requirements by means of three expansion stages.
The PrismMaster® Flex, with an electronic autocollimator in a swivel arm, is exceptionally suited for productive measurement of surface angles of manufactured prisms in comparison to a known reference prism. With measurement times under one second per sample, the system delivers unbeatably fast results.
In the PrismMaster® Flex 1D, the position information of the swivel arm is captured so that absolute surface angles and tilt angles are also measurable. In the PrismMaster® Flex 2D, the position information of the sample table is additionally captured, allowing for spatial angular relationships, wedge orientations and pyramidal angles to be measured.
Additional options with collimators or autocollimators and a narrow-band light source expand the measurement functionality with great flexibility. Depending on the expansion stage and the optional add-on equipment, the goniometer is also suitable for transmission measurement of deflection angles or for determining the refractive index.
Because no compressed air connection is required for operation, the system has very low installation prerequisites and can be used in a variety of optics manufacturing environments. A tablet PC with touch screen and software in various languages provide for fast and reliable operation during the production process. Options for subsequent upgrades make the goniometer future-proof with respect to changing measurement requirements.
Illustration: Expansion stages of the PrismMaster® Flex – Comparison goniometer (PrismMaster® Flex), measurement of absolute surface angles and tilt angles (PrismMaster® Flex 1D), measurement of spatial angular relationships, wedge orientations and pyramidal angles (PrismMaster® Flex 2D)
The goniometers of the PrismMaster® series from TRIOPTICS have been used for more than two decades for highly precise angle measurement of prisms, polygons, wedges and other plano optics. "We frequently hear from customers who are looking for a simple, fast and efficient solution for quality control of manufactured prisms, particularly in optics manufacturing. At the same time, prism geometries and the associated measurement tasks are becoming more complex and diverse." explains Dr. Florian Mathieu, Department Manager Angle Metrology at TRIOPTICS. The developers at TRIOPTICS have risen to this challenge and developed a system whose flexibility is unique in the market – the PrismMaster® Flex.