Sensofar has introduced the S neox, a system for non-contact optical 3D profiling. Designed as a high-performance 3D optical profiler, S neox achieves vertical and lateral resolutions of 0.01nm and 0.1µm, respectively, using 3D confocal and interferometry (PSI, VSI) techniques in the same single sensor head. The system additionally allows the acquisition of real 3D microscopy images as well as thickness measurements of any transparent coatings on the surface.
A substantial upgrade from previous models, the new design features several improvements and technology advances including: a high-resolution CCD sensor with 50 per cent larger field-of-view and four LED sources (RGB and white) within its core, used individually to optimise lateral resolution or optical coherence length. Colour images are acquired by sequentially illuminating the surface under inspection using red, green and blue LEDs. High colour fidelity and saturation images can be obtained, as well as real pixel-to-pixel colour information.
Popular surface texture parameters are included in the analysis software, making the S neox compliant with ISO 25178. The system can acquire a full 3D scan in less than three seconds.
With the CF60-2 Nikon objective lenses, S neox is ideal for obtaining fast, non-invasive assessment of the micro- and nanogeometry of technical surfaces in multiple configurations.
The system includes the analysis software, SensoScan, as well as optional SensoPro LT and SensoMap applications that can be combined for fully automated measurement and analysis tasks.