VideometerLab 4 is a vision-based lab analyser designed for fast and accurate determination of surface colour, texture, shape, size and chemical composition.
The easy-to-use system integrates illumination, camera, and computer technology with advanced digital image analysis and statistics. VideometerLab 4 provides a rapid assessment of uniform and non-homogeneous samples by combining information on all of the above parameters automatically in just a few seconds, requiring no sample preparation and leaving the sample intact.
Using strobed LED technology VideometerLab 4 combines measurements at up to 20 different wavelengths into a single high-resolution multispectral image. Every pixel in the image is a spectrum and the system can include wavelengths outside the range detected by traditional RGB technology.
Why use VideometerLab 4?
Currently, the non-destructive investigation of materials with non-uniform colour and texture can be difficult, tedious and expensive. Conventional techniques such as NIR spectroscopy only measure a single point or average over a fixed area and do not give an objective overall assessment of visual quality.
Studies have shown that VideometerLab 4 is as accurate as a test panel with significantly higher repeatability, removing subjective judgement. Specific areas of special interest such as shape, size or texture can be studied automatically.
The choice of illumination wavelength ensures each application can be optimised and using LEDs in the UV or NIR adds information not visible to the human eye. As an example, most objects are white or transparent in the NIR region, which allows for the separation of the colour and surface properties of the object.
- Integrating sphere provides homogeneous and diffuse illumination
- Multispectral analysis in less than 6 seconds
- Up to 19 spectral bands in the range 375 nm to 970 nm
- Fluorescence option available
- Black and white high resolution CCD camera (2056×2056 pixels)
- Improved signal-to-noise ratio by individual and automated adjustments of
the light intensity in each wavelength band
- Improved colour determination compared to traditional RGB technology
- Increased stability due to strobed LED source technology
|Light sources||19 high power LEDs emitting wavelengths from 375 to 970 nm
and one extra channel for optional illumination
|Camera|| 1600 x 1200 pixels camera.
Customisation using 2056 x 2056 pixels camera or higher
|Optics||Special full-spectrum lens.|
|Dynamic range||Optimised according to the application using autolight setup|
|Sample size||Height max. 90 mm, diameter of inspection opening 110 mm|
|Analysis time||6 seconds including movement, capture of 20 wavelengths and data processing.
Customisation with multiple accumulations of images or long time exposure.
This may increase the signal-to-noise ratio at the cost of acquisition time.
|Dimensions||490-585 mm (h) × 420 mm (w) × 590 mm (d)|
|Weight (net)||14.1 kg|
|Power supply||90 – 260 VAC, 47 – 63 Hz|
|Power consumption||300 VA|
|Ambient temperature||Operation: 5 – 40 °C, Storage: -5 – 50 °C|
|Ambient humidity||20 – 90 % RH non condensing|
|Hardware options||– Darkfield backlight illumination
– Brightfield backlight illumination
– Vibratory feeder
– Barcode reader
|Software options||– Multispectral imaging toolbox
– Image processing toolbox
– Multispectral imaging toolbox for MATLAB®
– Application modules
Interested in the VideometerLab? Request a quote or call us on +44(0)1954 232 776 to discuss your requirements.