Imaging and Metrology of Fibers

“We use our Zeta nearly every day and rely on it for quick measurements and sample characterization. It suits our needs perfectly. We were especially impressed by Zeta Instruments' willingness to customize. We had a unique need, and they jumped at the opportunity to make it work for us. We've also been impressed by the level of customer service we've received.” Rebecca Krone Kramer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Purdue University

True Color 3D Metrology

Surfaces are reliably and accurately detected by combining an innovative optical design with proprietary focusing technology. This cutting-edge technology for the Zeta-20 optical profiler eliminates the complicated optics, laser and raster design of confocal microscopes. The result is 3D image profiling with true color while maintaining resolution. Unlike a confocal microscope, imaging with an optical profiler is not influenced by sample reflectivity or index of refraction.

Nylon thread marked for diameters using Zeta optical profiler

 Optical characterization of nylon fibers with the Zeta 3D optical profiler

Benefits of the Zeta-20 Optical Profiler for Fiber Characterization

The Z-axis scanning capability of the Zeta-20 optical profiler allows for many fibers that would normally be out of plane to be analyzed in one image, giving a better perspective than with a standard optical microscope. Simply put, there is an infinite depth of field for 2D imaging.

Zeta-20 motorized XY Stage

Zeta-20 3D optical profiler with motorized XY Stage

The Zeta-20 optical profiler quickly images and measures surfaces, providing surface roughness and dimensional data.