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The unique OptiTopo technique used for print prediction quickly reveals the correlation between paper surface and print defects such as uncovered area or missing dots. You can use it in your own lab!
The popular and easy to use OptiTopo Expert unit measure a very detailed 32x32 mm area of the paper surface and calculate the height variations in seconds using a patented shape from shading technique. The high-resolution height maps (4 million height values) gives a great advantage to traditional air-leak instruments like PPS and Bendtsen that has traditionally been used for print prediction on paper and paperboard. The possibility to filter the height map makes it possible to filter out non-interesting large-scale variations and only count the “dangerous” craters.
The OptiTopo Expert software can be used to answer:
“A picture is worth a thousand words”.
It is difficult to describe everything with numbers but combined with images you get a better understanding of the relationship between the paper/board surface and the print quality.
The OptiTopo Expert software offers the following images and figures:
A tool making it possible to plot the height profile along a line selected by the user.
The plots and maps are saved to a Word report, JPG-files and Matlab maps in the user interface and the calculated values are saved in an Excel file divided in different sheets. Both average values from several measured subareas and from each subarea.
If there is a need for new functionality, we can discuss the possibility to add this functionality to the OptiTopo Expert software as a new toolbox.
This measurement technique can be used also on other material, but it needs to be non-transparent, non-glossy surfaces.
Single-user license of the software package OptiTopo Expert.
Manuals describing installation and evaluation (in English).
The OptiTopo Expert version can either be ordered at the same time as the purchase of L&W OptiTopo from ABB or added afterwards.
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The advanced OptiTopo Expert unit - turns L&W OptiTopo into a powerful R&D tool
Bioeconomy, Packaging, Pulp and paper, Generic metrology and measurement technology, Surface technology
Price on tender
Delivery of the software within 6 weeks after order.
The customer needs to buy a standard PC equipped with Win 7 or Win 10 and Microsoft Office used for result generation.
Product sheet - Instrument and softtware (pdf, 1.44 MB)
Product sheet - The OptiTopo technique (pdf, 425.87 KB)