Calibration and Verification Rod
A measurement is only worth performing if it’s accurate. This is why you’ll want to have control of instrument calibration and the means of verifying that the instrument is measuring accurately by testing with a ‘known dimension’ tool called a Calibration and Verification Rod.
The instrument will verify that the rod correlates with the rod’s calibration certificate which provides dimension measurement values obtained using certified dimension measuring tools. You can then continue your product testing feeling confident that your instrument performance has been checked.
The Universal Product Support*
As the Volscan Profiler provides the largest sample testing envelope in comparison to other laser volume measuring instruments, the scope of potential test samples extends much wider.
The choice and configuration of spikes and skewers for product support depend on the dimensions and texture (e.g. brittleness, softness), weight, centre of gravity and contact area with the base. The aim is to provide vertical stability without damaging the sample structure and thereby allowing an accurate measurement of its dimensions and volume to be recorded during the test.
The Universal Product Support is an optional accessory which extends the range of products which can be held within the instrument in order to be successfully tested. It provides a myriad of support solutions by presenting a 100mm diameter base with an array of pins of differing thicknesses and lengths.
The choice and arrangement of spikes and skewers depend on the dimensions and texture (e.g. brittleness, softness), weight, centre of gravity and contact area with the base. The aim is to provide vertical stability without damaging the sample structure and thereby allowing an accurate measurement of its dimensions and volume to be recorded during the test.
This Community Registered Design by Stable Micro Systems continues the expansion of product testing and analysis opportunities for the Volscan Profiler – a continuous development and improvement process which applies to all of Stable Micro Systems products.
*Community Registered Design
Weighted Sample Supports
There is an additional range of options for mounting those samples that require vertical support for testing that cannot be pierced with the standard product support mounting pins.
Samples are held in place by the support of a weighted shaft and the addition of user-replaceable mini glue dots. A choice of support solutions (caps) are included in the kit depending upon the sample to be supported. The chosen cap is mounted on the end of the shaft which has a 50g weight fixed to the shaft. An additional 50g and 3 x 50g weights are provided as options depending upon the support required.
This solution has been found particularly useful for supporting eggs to be scanned and has also been found to be perfect for other samples such as rocks and hard chocolate where it is again not possible to insert pins into the sample in order to support them.
In order to mount eggs with perfect vertical alignment, we have also developed a device that holds eggs of varying size (from large quail to small duck) and presents the sample to the supports. This is necessary if accuracy of shape and dimension measurement is important as a sample that is misaligned will result in compromised results.
Sample Platform for Disposable Inserts
Disposable sample platforms provide the means to adhere samples to the platform and allow for quick removal and replacement between tests. They are located via a magnet and provided in batches of 50 which be reusable, according to the chosen adhesive.
Precision Weight Measurement
For many sample types, the instrument can measure sample weight to an acceptable degree of accuracy. However, for very light samples requiring a weight measurement with higher precision (e.g. to 3 decimal places), users now have the option to attach their own balance.