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Spherometer

Fast and efficient radius measurement of lenses

Spherometers made by TRIOPTICS are used worldwide in hundreds of optics companies and laboratories for the precise measurement of the radius of curvature of concave and convex lenses. The radius of curvature is determined by the tactile measurement of the sagittal height of the curved lens surface. This high-precision radius measurement by means of Spherotronic® and SpheroCompact®, which can also be used for calibrating test plates, represent the industry’s standard today. In addition, the long-term accuracy and automated functions of our spherometers are highly appreciated in laboratory and manufacturing environments.

Product Overview

SpheroCompact®

Radius measurement in production
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The SpheroCompact® allows radius measurements in production with accuracies of up to ±0.05 %.

  • Multi-purpose use, particularly for highly curved convex and concave surfaces because small radii of up to +2.5 mm and -4 mm especially can be measured
  • Its compact design allows SpheroCompact® to be used flexibly
  • Spherometer optimized with regard to price and performance for use in manufacturing

SuperSpherotronic® HR

Precise and reproduceable
SuperSpherotronic® HR

The SuperSpherotronic® HR offers excellent accuracies of up to ±0.01 %.

  • Radius measurement of convex and concave surfaces up to +3 mm and -6 mm

  • Excellent precision for the measurement of highly curved surfaces with a large lens diameter by means of an increased travel of 60 mm

  • Extreme resistance to mechanical deformation thanks to the use of tungsten carbide balls in the ring

UltraSpherotronic®

Highest precision
UltraSpherotronic® Highest precision

With an accuracy of ±0.005 % the UltraSpherotronic® reaches the highest measurement precision worldwide.

  • Radius measurement of convex and concave surfaces up to +3 mm and -6 mm
  • Excellent precision for the measurement of highly curved surfaces with a large lens diameter by means of an increased travel of 60 mm

  • Extreme resistance to mechanical deformation thanks to the use of tungsten carbide balls in the ring

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Software

SpheroPRO

The user-oriented software SpheroPRO was designed to fully meet the requirements in real-life applications. The intuitive user menu permits the easy, quick and error-free determination of the radius of curvature of lenses via pre-configured measurement programs. The current test step can be controlled directly by a schematic representation of the measured radius of curvature (concave or convex). Quality control is performed by means of a continuous statistical analysis of values.

  • Very easy handling through pre-configured measurement programs for various applications, e.g.: test tube and single surface measurements
  • Fast check of test step and measurement process for plausibility through schematic representaiton of radius of curvature (convex/concave) and current number of measurements
  • Continuous quality control through statistical analysis of measurements, including mean value, standard deviations and pass/fail analysis

  • Intuitive storage and recall of measurement series for quality control

  • Compact but comprehensive documentation in measurement certificates that can be stored digitally and printed

  • Intuitive storage of templates (selected ring, nominal radius, selected tolerance)

  • Ring calibration data are easy to import and, if necessary, update for product extensions or product checks

  • To reduce general maintenance and space requirements, the software has also been designed for touch screen operation. This eliminates the need for a keyboard and mouse

Technical Data

ParameterSpheroCompact®SuperSpherotronic® HRUltraSpherotronic®
Radius (convex)+2,5 mm … ∞+2 mm … ∞ 1)+2 mm … ∞ 1)
Radius (concave)-4 mm … ∞-4 mm … ∞-4 mm … ∞
Travel of linear encoder±12,5 mm±30 mm±30 mm
Diameter of sample6 mm … 500 mm6 mm … 500 mm6 mm … 500 mm
Resolution of the linear encoder0.1 µm0.1 µm0.02 µm
Absolute accuracy of the linear encoder±0.5 µm±0.5 µm±0.1 µm
Measurement accuracy 2)Up to ±0.05 %Up to ±0.01 %Up to ±0.005 %
Height140 mm 289 mm 289 mm
Diameter 90 mm185 mm185 mm
Weight1.5 kg6.5 kg6.5 kg
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1) Measurement of radii < +4 mm requires the replacement of the ruby ball and the use of the precision ring 3.5 mm.

2) The maximum achievable measuring accuracy depends on the radius of the lens to be measured and the ring used. For detailed information on special measuring tasks, please contact your sales partner.

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Upgrades & Accessories

Spherometer Upgrades and Accessories

Precision rings with ruby balls

(SpheroCompact®)

  • Standard set (diameter):
    12.5 mm, 25 mm, 50 mm, 75 mm, 100 mm, 125 mm

  • Special sizes (diameter):
    6 mm, 20 mm, 30 mm 38 mm, 40 mm, 150 mm, 225 mm

  • According to customer requirements

Spherometer Upgrades and Accessories

Precision rings with tungsten carbide balls

(SuperSpherotronic® HR/UltraSpherotronic®)

  • Standard set (diameter):
    7.8 mm, 14 mm, 20 mm, 28 mm, 38 mm, 60 mm, 90 mm, 120 mm

  • Special sizes (diameter):
    12 mm, 14+3.5 mm, 20+1.8 mm, 28+1.2 mm, 48 mm, 75 mm, 150 mm, 225 mm

  • According to customer requirements

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Mechanical pressure pad

  • Constant and fixed contact pressure between the sample and ring

  • For small lenses with a low net weight

Foot switch to activate measurement process

Foot switch

  • Activation of the measurement process

  • For efficient handling in series measurement