Faster, easier light measurements with new instrument generation

October 02, 2013 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
For laboratory measurement tasks on automotive headlamps, Instrument Systems GmbH presents a new goniophotometer generation. Under the Optronik Line label for measuring luminous intensity distribution from automotive headlamps and direction indicator lamps in traffic signalling applications, these instruments facilitate and accelerate the survey tasks.

The flagship of the product line is the new AMS 5000 high-performance Goniophotometer. This instrument specializes in large and heavy samples weighing up to 50 kg, such as automotive headlamps, signal lamps and sea markers. The new servo drive of the goniophotometer permits improved measuring speed and simplified control of the unit. State-of-the-art, laser-based processing technology ensures exceptionally robust and stable construction, and provides uniformly high quality for measurements over the entire service life. Furthermore, a new safety controller integrated in the hardware increases safety within the operating environment of the machine.

The new AMS Goniophotometers are based on further development of the Optronik SMS 10 series. Many details were improved and these goniophotometers feature the fast “on-the-fly” measurement scans that are possible using the DSP 10 Photometer with digital signal processor. The individual models of the AMS Series mainly differ in size and type of test specimen, the controllable axes and the lamp multiplexer.


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