shape measuring instrument / optical / 3D / non-contact
optical, 3D, non-contact, strain gauge
The 3D Digital Image Correlation (DIC) System Q-480 is a fully portable optical measuring instrument for true full field, non-contact, three-dimensional analysis of displacements and strains on large industrial components and structures.
It is aimed at the industrial user requiring an out-of-the-box solution for deformation and strain measurements on large structures where data from many measurement locations is required.
The Q-480 system is an out-of-the-box ‘point and shoot’ concept with no calibration or setup. The Q-480 has been adapted to suit industrial use on large structures. An almost unlimited number of reference images can be taken across the structure before the loading is applied. When revisiting each measurement location to acquire the second image, the system is repositioned using a novel hardware and software repositioning solution to minimize the rigid body motion, the strain field can be instantly seen.
A Wide Range of Applications
- Measurement of multiple areas with a single loading cycle
- Investigation of large structures
- Measurement of areas with difficult accessibility
- Locating strain hotspots
- FEA validation
- Wind energy, aerospace, civil, marine industry