Profilometers

How to choose this product

Traditional profilometers consist of a very fine probe in contact with the surface to be measured. Its tip moves parallel to the surface, along the x and y axes. Irregularities cause the tip to move perpendicular to the surface, in the z axis. Optical versions replace the tip with a non-contact probe.

Applications

These instruments are used in quality control laboratories to provide information on the state of an object's surface. This is important in polishing and stripping operations. They monitor flatness, smoothness, particle size, manufacturing and machining faults of all types of material.

Technologies

There are both contact and non-contact profilometers. In the former, a stylus moves over the surface, providing information on changes in the z axis, perpendicular to the surface. The latter typically use an optical device to obtain a three-dimensional image of the surface. In some, a laser beam sweeps the study area. In others, images taken from different angles can be used to generate a 3D representation of the surface on a computer.

How to choose

Choice will depend on required precision, from several nanometers to several micrometers, and whether the surface under examination is hard or ductile. Other factors include the speed of data acquisition and whether the probe is likely to scratch or deform the surface.

Advantages

Contact profilometer:
- Compatibility with all surfaces
- Not affected by surface optical qualities
- High resolution
- Relatively inexpensive

Optical profilometer:
- No contact
- No surface deterioration
- Fast

Disadvantages

Contact profilometer:
- Slow
- May scratch surface
- Influenced by surface hardness

Optical profilometer:
- Limited operating radius

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Nikon Metrology BW-Series
Noncontact surface BW-Series Nikon Metrology

Nikons proprietary scanning-type optical interference measurement technology achieves 1 picometer (pm) height resolution. Nikon offers a variety of optical microscopes as measurement systems to suit a...

video KEYENCE FRANCE SAS max. 240 mm | LJ-V7000 series
Laser max. 240 mm | LJ-V7000 series KEYENCE FRANCE SAS

The Worlds Fastest 3D Laser Inspection System - 64,000 profiles per second allows...

7 products KLA - TENCOR
KLA - TENCOR P-7
Stylus P-7 KLA - TENCOR

The P-7 offers industry leading measurement repeatability for reliable measurement performance. The system has 150 mm scan length standard - the only stylus profiler on the market to offer long scan...

KLA - TENCOR MicroXAM - 100
Surface for the optical industry MicroXAM - 100 KLA - TENCOR

The KLA-Tencor Development Series of 3D surface profilers offer a complete optical surface profilometer and optical interferometer solution focusing on the needs of the engineering and research...

KLA - TENCOR MicroXAM 1200
Noncontact surface MicroXAM 1200 KLA - TENCOR

The MicroXAM-1200 3D non-contact optical profiler is a surface characterization solution for a wide range of applications and industries - from R&D departments, universities, and commercial labs to...

KLA - TENCOR AlphaStep® D-100
Stylus AlphaStep® D-100 KLA - TENCOR

The KLA-Tencor Development Series of Stylus profilers offer a complete solution focusing on the needs of the engineering and research community. Our Development Series of surface profiler products is...

KLA - TENCOR Alpha-Step D-120
Stylus Alpha-Step D-120 KLA - TENCOR

The KLA-Tencor Development Series of Stylus profilers offer a complete solution focusing on the needs of the engineering and research community. Our Development Series of stylus profiler products is designed...

KLA - TENCOR Alpha-Step IQ
Optical for surface flatness and roughness measurement Alpha-Step IQ KLA - TENCOR

The Alpha-Step IQ stylus-based surface profiler combines high measurement precision with versatility and economy. Ideal for semiconductor pilot lines and materials research, this advanced surface profiler...

8 products TAYLOR HOBSON
TAYLOR HOBSON PGI 1240
Surface for the optical industry PGI 1240 TAYLOR HOBSON

The Form Talysurf PGI 1240 from Taylor Hobson is a premium specification measurement system for the small to medium sized aspheric optics market. It is designed for applications...

new TAYLOR HOBSON PGI Dimension
Surface for the optical industry PGI Dimension TAYLOR HOBSON

The new PGI Dimension is an ideal dedicated metrology instrument for precision measurement of 3D form of shallow and steep aspherical lenses and moulds from <2mm and up to 300mm diameter. The PGI...

TAYLOR HOBSON PGI 840
Surface for the optical industry PGI 840 TAYLOR HOBSON

Ultra-high precision processes such as Single-Point Diamond Turning allow aspheric lenses to be manufactured with form tolerances down to small fractions of, reducing wavefront aberations to insignificant...

TAYLOR HOBSON 2048 x 2048 px | CCI HD
Optical 2048 x 2048 px | CCI HD TAYLOR HOBSON

The CCI HD is a non contact optical 3D Profiler with thin & thick film measurement capability. It uses an innovative, patented correlation algorithm to find the coherence peak and phase position of...

TAYLOR HOBSON CCI MP
Optical for surface flatness and roughness measurement CCI MP TAYLOR HOBSON

The CCI MP is an advanced type of measurement interferometer (a non contact 3D Profiler). It uses an innovative, patented correlation algorithm to find the coherence peak and phase position of an interference...

TAYLOR HOBSON 1048 x 1048 px | CCI MP-HS
Optical 1048 x 1048 px | CCI MP-HS TAYLOR HOBSON

Whatever the component, however quickly you must analyse it, confidence in your 3D areal measurement result is assured with the revolutionary CCI MP-HS non-contact optical profiler. A high speed 1 MP...

1 products Sensofar
video Sensofar S neox
Optical S neox Sensofar

Sensofar is proud to announce the introduction of the new S line for non-contact optical 3D profiling. The line that opens the gate to a new 3D experience. Designed as a high-performance 3D optical profiler...

1 products RIFTEK
RIFTEK
Laser RIFTEK

The laser profilometer is employed for measuring geometrical parameters of the wheel flange (thickness, slope, height), tire thickness and for taking full profile of the wheel...

1 products NanoFocus AG
NanoFocus AG 300 µm - 18 mm | µscan custom
Optical 300 µm - 18 mm | µscan custom NanoFocus AG

The 3D profilometer µscan custom has proven itself many times over in the measurement of topography, height profile or layer thickness in production processes. Its...

1 products Conoptica as
Conoptica as
Optical Conoptica as

The Shaped Die System optically measures both the shape and the depth profile of the inner die. That will help the die making companies to both improve quality and save cost through a combination of early...

2 products Kurschat GmbH
FRT, Fries Research & Technology MicroSpy Mobile
Optical MicroSpy Mobile FRT, Fries Research & Technology

* suited for use on large and small surfaces * excellent...

FRT, Fries Research & Technology MicroSpy Profile
Optical MicroSpy Profile FRT, Fries Research & Technology

The MicroSpy® Profile is an optical single-sensor profilometer for budget...

FRT, Fries Research & Technology MicroProf
Noncontact surface MicroProf FRT, Fries Research & Technology

The MicroProf® is the standard metrology tool of FRT, in use by the hundreds in various...

Cyber Technologies VANTAGE 50
Noncontact VANTAGE 50 Cyber Technologies

Cost-effective profilometer and 3D scanning solution Integrated motion system with 50 mm travel User friendly concept Sophisticated analysis and automation software The cyberSCAN VANTAGE...

Cyber Technologies 100 x 100 mm | CT 100
Noncontact 100 x 100 mm | CT 100 Cyber Technologies

High-speed and high-resolution 3D scanning system Raster sizes up 10.000 x 10.000 data points User friendly concept Sophisticated analysis and automation software The...

Cyber Technologies 315 x 315 mm | CT 300
Noncontact 315 x 315 mm | CT 300 Cyber Technologies

Large 315 mm x 315 mm scanning area Fast, precise and accurate measurement on small and large samples User friendly concept Sophisticated analysis and automation software The CT...

Cyber Technologies 350 x 350 mm | CT 350S
Noncontact 350 x 350 mm | CT 350S Cyber Technologies

Large 350 mm x 350 mm scanning area Large z-range at high resolution using a closed loop axis User friendly Sophisticated analysis and automation software The CT 350S is a non-contact...

Cyber Technologies CT 350T, CT 250T
Optical CT 350T, CT 250T Cyber Technologies

Dual non-contact measurement system 3D mapping of thickness, bow, warpage and rouhgness User friendly concept Sophisticated analysis and automation software The CT 350T is a non-contact...

Cyber Technologies 600 x 600 mm | CT 600S
Noncontact 600 x 600 mm | CT 600S Cyber Technologies

Large 600 mm x 600 mm scanning area High accurate measurements on large and heavy parts User friendly concept Sophisticated analysis and automation software The CT 600S is a non-contact...

4 products Zygo
new Zygo NewView™ 7100
Noncontact surface NewView™ 7100 Zygo

The NewView™ 7100 white light interferometer provides affordable versatility in non-contact surface profiling. With powerful tools for characterizing and quantifying surface roughness,...

Zygo NewView™ MPT
Optical for surface flatness and roughness measurement NewView™ MPT Zygo

Building on the proven reliability of ZYGO’s trusted NewView optical profiler, ZYGO’s NewView Delta provides important operational and performance enhancements which make it easy to measure precision...

new Zygo ZeMapper™ series
Noncontact surface ZeMapper™ series Zygo

ZeMapper™ Optical Profiler Zemetrics ZeMapper System Key Features: • Rigid platform improves stability and increases accuracy by reducing vibration-induced errors. • Point and click...

Zygo CSP-3000™
Optical for surface flatness and roughness measurement CSP-3000™ Zygo

FC-CSP Strip Automatic HVM Inspection CSP-3000™ CSP-3000 - Full inspection of FC-CSP strips round and flat bumps Full Inspection of FC-CSP Strips Round and Flat Bumps Inspecting a mixture of round...

1 products Solarius
Solarius Viking
Noncontact surface Viking Solarius

The non-contact profilometer Viking for affordable laser measuring Solarius Development introduces a new low-cost non-contact laser profilometer, Viking. The tool is designed to meet...

Filmetrics Inc. 35 nm - 3 µm | F42
Optical for thinfilm analysis 35 nm - 3 µm | F42 Filmetrics Inc.

The Filmetrics F42 can map the thickness of films, such as OSP, at over one-million points, each with a spot size as small as 3 microns. Using an integrated CCD camera, live video makes it easy to pinpoint...

new Panasonic Factory Automation Company UA3P-L
Atomic force UA3P-L Panasonic Factory Automation Company

The newly introduced UA3P-L measures the vertical wall surfaces of objects and the interior surface of micron-level holes. Applications requiring...

Panasonic Factory Automation Company 200 x 200 mm | UA3P series
Atomic force 200 x 200 mm | UA3P series Panasonic Factory Automation Company

The Panasonic UA3P profilometer series is designed to measure aspherical lenses & molds, semiconductor wafers, and any other precision component requiring nanometer level accuracy...

1 products 4D Technology
video 4D Technology NanoCam Sq
Optical for surface flatness and roughness measurement NanoCam Sq 4D Technology

The NanoCam Sq dynamic optical profiler measures surface roughness on small and large optical quality surfaces. The non-contact NanoCam Sq replaces slow, messy replication methods required with traditional...

Chroma Ate Europe 750x series
Optical 750x series Chroma Ate Europe

Model 7505-01 Multi-function Optical Profiling System Chroma 7505-01 Multi-Functional Optical Profiling System applicable for micro-nano and wide range measurement 1D, 2D and 3D measurement capabilities Equipped...

1 products Nanosurf
Nanosurf LensAFM
Atomic force microscope AFM for integration in microscopes and LensAFM Nanosurf

Nanosurf LensAFM — A powerful add-on to optical microscopes or 3D profilometers The Nanosurf LensAFM is an atomic force microscope that can be used in place of a normal objective lens on almost any...

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